Opportunities in Aerial Robotics 2014+ By Craig Issod ccc Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International PDF Copy of this Document:OpportunitiesinAerialRobotics2014forward Overview The author believes that aerial robotics is a burgeoning new field with numerous opportunities. However, overestimating the market may cause a classic “bubble” in these companies as the buzz around the industry grows. As with other budding […]
I’ve delved far enough into this endeavor to notice something which I have seen in MANY industries. That is, a lack of truly critical, negative and accurate reviews of many of the products! Understanding the Issue I could tell endless stories about this same tendency in other fields – for instance, I was in the […]
Ok, so you’ve decided to get an AR Drone! Congratulations and good flying… BUT, before you take off with that machine, here is some advice which may help your drone last much longer. It’s a simple modification called the zip tie mod. You’ll find many examples of it by searching the web for “AR Drone […]
If you are interested in flying or learning about quadcopters AND if you have a small outside area to fly around in (or a large open basement or garage), the Syma X1 may be the best way to get started… Note – we also now suggest the Syma X5 – it is more stable, so […]
A recent NOVA special entitled Rise of the Drones was quite informative on the emerging technology, although much more focused on the Military and surveillance angle. The program can be watched online or on your favorite PBS station. However, there is another revolution in these aircraft occurring right now! They go by many names – […]
The AR Drone is very simple to fly but does not fly like anything else on the market. If you are going to move up to bigger or more advanced quadcopters you are going to need a different set of flying skills. In this article we are going to start learning how to fly them […]
Hang out in any AR Drone forum long enough and you will hear people asking why their drone doesn’t doesn’t fly as smooth as the YouTube videos they have seen. Videos show fast forward flight with smooth transitions to full stop or other smooth maneuvers. However, when you fly your fast forward flights end almost […]
YouTube User rginatl has a great video on changing the rotor bushing on your AR Drone. This is something you will need to do as part of regular maintenance unless you are switching to bearings. Be sure and check out the video and drop him a thumbs up for his effort.