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How to start a new hobby in drones

By Mark Judson | 682-6524 | @cnbMark | mjudson@crestviewbulletin.com CRESTVIEW—From halftime shows to online deliveries to the backyard, drones are increasingly visible. However, getting in the air isn’t quite the buy-and-fly process it once was. RULES OF THE AIR Even recreational users still have to meet certain requirements and register their drone if it weighs more than .55 pounds. Operators must keep their unmanned craft within sight and not fly within 5 miles of an airport or within an established no-fly zone, such as the area around a military base….

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LIPO Battery Charging – Tables for Various LIPOs

Want to keep your drone flying longer?  Continue to learn about LiPo battery charging… Dean at Skylab Flight Systems has put together a really good series of how-tos on these batteries, this time following up with even more information on LiPo battery charging.  If you missed the first two in the series, here is article 1 and article 2. Charts for various LiPo batteries (a few 2S, 3S, 4S and 6S LiPos) are included below. If you have these specific LiPos the charts will give you the settings necessary to…

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Build your own FPV – Here is some great expert advice

Quadcopter racing is hot, learn how to build your own FPV National Geographic Voices ran an outstanding article yesterday titled “So You Want to Fly an FPV Racing Mini Quadcopter?“.  Not only should you read the article, you should bookmark it and refer to it often if you want to get involved with FPV racing. Here is a brief segment from the article, focused on how to build your own FPV, we hope you will enjoy it and, as we already noted, go read the entire article. ” (The video…

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Charging LiPo batteries – How to select the right charger

Dino shares his insights on how to find the right charger for charging LiPo batteries by Dino of Dino’s drones Last week we shared with you information on the care and feeding of your LiPo battery and now we continue with insights on finding the right charger for charging your charging LiPo batteries. When it comes to the right charger for your needs the natural question is, “Which charger will charge my LiPo?” Let’s reverse this thought and start with the battery. Look beyond the now and think of what your…

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Hacking the drone using the Flyver SDK and this guide

Hacking the drone is within your reach using the Flyver SDK and the following guide Assembling a drone and getting it off the ground is a pretty complicated process. However, assembling a drone, connecting it to the Flyver SDK, making it programmable and letting it perform autonomous functions is nigh impossible without some help, so we decide to create this nifty guide on hacking the drone for the enthusiasts and developers out there who want to start creating and using drone apps. Getting a drone There are several possible configurations that work…

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Drone Educator, Builder, and Hobbyist – Dean Honeycutt

Dean, a true Drone Educator, also known as DinosDrones on Twitter and YouTube, joins us for an interview. jarmoluk / Pixabay Dean is a true Drone Educator, hobbyist, and builder and we were happy to have the opportunity to catch up with him and share his insights.  Never heard of Dean?  Like many others in this industry he is not someone you’ll see on television but his background speaks volumes. [Tweet “Read this great interview with @DinosDrones #uav #uas”] Dean is a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) and…

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Flyver Explains: How to Flyver Hack a Copter

How to Flyver Hack a Copter Hack a copter and make it Flyver ready Tricopter, quadcopter, hexacopter, octacopter with IOIO OTG board Flyver currently works only with quads! The radio controlled copters have a common base. We decided to benefit from that and create an easily hackable solution for building a software independent layer with SDK –Flyver SDK. This is a walkthrough to get you started with hacking your copter and start using Flyver with it. All ready to fly copters have: Frame Brushless DC motors Electronic speed controllers (ESCs)…

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