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X-UAV Talon upgrades

XUAVTalonWingExtensions

News from C-Faktor Tegnologie, X UAV are creating upgrades for the Talon platform. Wing extensions that take the wingspan out to 2m and a set of wheels to make give the aircraft a tricycle undercarridge. A charming video highlights the…

Steadidrone QU4D

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The good folks at Steadidrone the Knysna South Africa based multirotor manufacturer have very kindly sent one of their ready to fly units for us to review. Its a machine that uses the APM 2.5 autopilot from 3D Robotics as…

The Shed #6 Wayne Garris, Techpod

An interesting chat with Wayne, Kickstarter star and all round good egg. Its not easy bringing a new product to market, especially one that pushes the current envelope a little further. In this case time aloft, Wayne has already flown…

Parrot removes FreeFlight 2.2 from iTunes

French manufacturers of the worlds most popular UA have plainly run into problems. They issued a statement yesterday:- AR.Freeflight 2.2 was removed from iTunes last month due to the need for patents’ clarification on accelerometer and absolute control. In the…

The Shed #2 Mix Master Mat

Hanging out with Matthew Wellington from New Zealand. I believe he has invented a completely new way of handling the transition from vertical to horizontal flight. The first important consideration is that the platform is a bi copter, just two motors. Mat…