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Vulcan Black Widow frame now with new quick release locks

Vulcan Black Widow frame now with new quick release locks

Whilst the UK might not be known for multicopter electronics, the industry here creates some superb carbon fibre frames, well known brands include CarbonCore and Vulcan. We have amongst our merry band of copters, a Vulcan Mantis in a hex configuration and a quad configuration, we rarely use the hex as it’s so large that transportation becomes a problem. However the release of the Vulcan Black Widow has got us excited, apart from the cool sounding name, it looks monstrously […]

APM & Pixhawk gets drift mode – aeroplane style control for multicopters

APM & Pixhawk gets drift mode – aeroplane style control for multicopters

A recent firmware offering has brought a new flight mode, called drift mode which causes the flight controller to take over the yaw, the effect is aeroplane style flying with a single stick. The APM wiki suggests drift mode will be good for: FPV flyers who are looking for a dynamic, plane like flight as well as loiter-like position hold. New flyers who want to try a more intuitive and easy to learn flight mode. Anybody who would like to […]

Beta testers approached to find cause of Phantom 2/Phantom 2 Vision compass bug

Beta testers approached to find cause of Phantom 2/Phantom 2 Vision compass bug

DJI has approached users to install an iOSD Mark II onto their Phantom 2’s to help test out a compass bug that has impacted a number of users around the world. The bug causes the Phantom 2 to drift whilst under GPS in some circumstances. The Phantom Pilots forum has more information: www.phantompilots.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=11555

DJI Announce Phantom 2 Vision+ with new 3 axis camera

DJI Announce Phantom 2 Vision+ with new 3 axis camera

DJI have announced the release of the Phantom 2 Vision+ which has a new camera design based on a 3 Axis gimbal, the footage DJI have shown on YouTube does look good, smooth and on a first view no issues jumped out. The only issue is for slow-mo you’ll need to drop to 720p.  There’s no 50i mode for PAL users but the 25 frames per second rate is available (according to Eric Cheng, DJI’s Director of Aerial Imaging). See DJI’s […]