Tag Archives: sUAS

CradyCopter

CradyCopter

My very first quadcopter build from 2014 with an "old school" 3DR APM flight controller with GPS making it a fully autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle

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Insect

Insect

One of several scratch-build miniquads I exprimented with in the mid-2000s

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My Eye In The Sky

My Eye In The Sky

My very first quadcopter build from 2014 that I updated with a 3DR Pixhawk flight controller and 3-axis camera gimbal

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EMAX TinyHawk Camera Upgrade

EMAX TinyHawk Camera Upgrade

I love the EMAX TinyHawk but [IMHO] the camera EMAX fitted to it sucks pretty badly, especially when transitioning from light to dark, but rather than just live with a crappy image I decided to get proactive and give the little beast an upgrade. This is actually pretty easy since the FC/VTX provides a regulated 5V supply for the camera ...

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Big Hex

Big Hex

The first ‘CradyCopter’ was a 650mm quadcopter I built around 2015 to carry a small GoPro camera. This is its successor, a roughly 800mm hexacopter with retractable landing skids capable of carrying a Sony RX100 camera and a 3-axis gimbal

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Bug Eyed

Bug Eyed

This was my very first scratch-built drone and was a fantastic learning experience. This was only 5 years ago but [aside from the motors] virtually every component is now obsolete

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