Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Video Of Hang Son Doong Cave, The World's Largest Cave Aerial Video

Using an aerial photography drone Ryan Deboobt was able to capture some stunning images of the world's Largest cave the Hang Son Doong Cave in Vietnam. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Cool RC Car Shredder!

For all the scale lovers out there! This is pretty cool! A scale RC car scrap yard and shredder. I guess it's one way to dispose of your old RC bodies!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Meet The Skateboarding Kitty

Since we just got more electric skateboards back in stock, it seemed only fitting to start our monday off with a cat riding a skateboard! Although the kitty isn't on a Yuneec E-Go board Electric Skateboard, the kitty still rides the board better than most. And in the video, shot with a GoPro, you can see that the cat is pretty comfortable on the board. 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Bat-Wing 70mm EDF Jet!

Any one into scratch builds should check out this build! Using some foam board and some hobby parts a 70mm EDF jet, appropriately named the Bat-Wing, was built and flown! Pretty cool!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Using A Follow Me Function... In A Car!

The follow me function of the 3DR Iris has been a popular and in demand feature, but what about following a car? At a Toyota hackathon in California multiple teams were challenged to build apps around the vehicles data visualizer, the onboard system that generates data such as the car's speed. GPS and RPMS. 

The team known as Eye in the Sky was challenged to build an Android App that would be able to autonomously follow a Scion FR-S around a winding race course. They made the cars GPS coordinates available by bluetooth, that then was collected and sent to the Iris. The objective they aimed to accomplish was to build a more dynamic follow me app function, allowing for camera angles and controls that were capable of handling the sharp turns and acceleration of a car. 

Although the team did not finish all of their work in the 24 hour hackathon, they did get the app running and do a prerecorded simulation. Which was enough for them to win the $10,000 prize. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The New Proposed FAA Regulations May Put a Hold On Commercial Usage

The Federal Aviation Administration(FAA) has been challenged to make rules and regulations for consumer usage of Unmanned Vehicles. An outline was presented and here are what some of the regulations may be:

* Possible perquisites for being a drone pilot
* Must be within line of site at all times
* Can not fly faster than 100mph or higher than 500 feet.
* No flying over people

If the regulation to require line of site at all time becomes a reality, you can say good buy to your hopes of Amazon delivery drones in the near future.  It is hard to say how this will impact the commercial usage of drones in the future, or what will change in time. Currently they still have 2 years to make modifications and find a more permanent solution. 

As for consumers, the rules and regulations seem to be targeted to make it a more regulated flying area, and keep everyone safe while cutting the risks.