Posts by UAV Hive [ 84 ]

A must watch multicopter rap review!

A must watch multicopter rap review!

It’s not everyday you see a multicopter review done as a rap, so this video goes down as a must watch for that fact alone. The lyrics are possibly a little out of date as Solo has recently dropped to under $1000 with a gimbal on Amazon and the cablecam is now multipoint and the Solo range was increased in firmware within 2015, that’s nitpicking with an otherwise great effort for a review.

Solo firmware 2.0 delivers multipoint cablecam and more besides

Solo firmware 2.0 delivers multipoint cablecam and more besides

3DR released their new firmware for the Solo over a month before it was due, this delivered the promised functionality shown at CES and more besides, as well as the headline feature which was the multipoint cablecam which has a time lapse mode, also included was orbit with freelook and Airmap integration; thankfully Airmap is information only and doesn’t prevent take off. The multipoint cablecam has already been received with a positive reception from Solo users, allowing for complex moves […]

3rd party developer finds a critical bug in DJI’s API

3rd party developer finds a critical bug in DJI’s API

A critical bug was found in DJI’s API, the API is a layer between the software and the flight controller that allows applications to easily interact without the need for code being written to execute on the flight controller itself. The bug was announced not by DJI but by Autoflight who write applications that provide additional functionality for DJI products, the bug could impact any number of applications though, not just Autoflight’s software. Any application accessing the command enableVirtualStickControlModeWithCompletion is at risk. […]

CES 2016 was rather boring

CES 2016 was rather boring

We’d not posted in January, none of the CES 2016 news really excited us, well except maybe the Yuneec Typhoon H, mainly for the fact it was affordable with a UK price of £1399 and it was a hex which makes a change from entry level models being quads, finally the promise of obstacle avoidance was exciting, albeit we’d want to see it in action outdoors in the hands of real users to be truly impressed. Meanwhile DJI didn’t have […]

The latest Solo app update to iOS and Android adds PAL support

The latest Solo app update to iOS and Android adds PAL support

The latest 3DR Solo update to the Solo application for mobiles/tablets on iOS and Android now has GoPro controls which include the PAL modes; so whilst flying, modes can be switched between video and stills and the resolution, frame rate and so on can be changed.

GoPro announce their new drone is called Karma

GoPro announce their new drone is called Karma

It’s been known for a while that GoPro are planning a drone for 2016, few details are known about it, other than the name, which has been revealed to be Karma. Developing a drone from scratch with its own software is no easy feat, a check on archive.org only found job adverts for GoPro’s drone team in San Mateo California, going back just over 4-5 months covering hardware and firmware, with the test lead jobs being more recent.    This […]