Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Man Flying Gyrocopter Lands On Capital Lawn.

A unidentified man was taken into custody after he landed his gyrocopter on the Capital lawn. It is rumored that the man carried no weapons and meant no harm but was using this as a way to send a message to congress. 

The FAA said the man did not receive any clearance to perform such flight. After a brief period of being on lockdown, everything is running smoothly once again. 

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.