AR.Drone ~ Spare Parts [Have you done the math???]


The math…

AR.Drone & GoPro ~ Tit-for-Tat [video of the drone, mit GoPro]

AR.Drone & GoPro Flt Test [outdoor hull]  

These were staged [non-flying] photos to show how the drone will [I hoped] carry my GoPro Hero Camera and how a second GoPro will capture the flight. Two points: 1) There are many videos that show the drone in flight with a GP Cam, but none mounted as my camera is; and, 2) Instead on my standard tripod [pictured], I used a Gorillapod.


Now we have reality, captured by the Gorillapod mounted GoPro Camera. Even with a “top-heavy” AR.Drone carrying a 117.4 gram camera, the drone is fairly agile. OTOH, there were some instance of involuntary yaw. This test was to ensure the center of gravity allows the drone to fly and that I can control it with the iPhone. That test was passed. I still have a preference for the indoor hull for videos & pictures.

AR.Drone ~ Lighting Ideas for your consideration, 10/30

There are many more, just check YouTube

This is definitely a mod that has many approaches and options, from the wild & wacky to the simplistic. Enjoy…

AR.Drone First Flights Pictures @ Flickr


Browse pictures of my drone in flight in this flickr set. Thanks!  –jim

AR.Drone & GoPro ~ Evaluating FlightRecord ~ Session #1

GOPR1290My control of the drone [using the FlightRecord App from All About Jake] seems not to have changed from using the FreeFlight App from Parrot. The video I recorded is okay, but not worth showing here. The 15fps frame-rate and my fast flying detract from a quality video. That is one reason I plan to use the GoPro on the AR.Drone. My time for testing is coming. In the meantime, I’m having a blast capturing the drone in flight with my tripod mounted GP—Gorillapod added yesterday. The camera is just inches above the ground—no bumps or bounces today. The experience is absolutely fun! Here you go

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Tit-for-Tat Test Sessions

AR.Drone & GoPro ~ Tit-for-Tat {testing ~ Session #3}

That is, “this-for-that” [images from my tripod mounted GoPro of my drone mounted GoPro as it will record images]. Samples from session #3.

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Tit-for-Tat Test Sessions

AR.Drone ~ DroneControl App, v1.3, 10/26

DroneControlTommy [ARTommy] gave us a heads-up 10 days ago. Now we have it. Thanks Tommy!

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