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by nogero
24 Nov 2010, 20:10
Forum: AR.Drone Application Development
Topic: Linux (Ubuntu) SDK Example Walkthrough.
Replies: 62
Views: 120642

Re: Linux (Ubuntu) SDK Example Walkthrough.

Calypso, there is quite a bit of work on the SDK/API on this site: https://projects.ardrone.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by nogero
17 Nov 2010, 07:00
Forum: Mods - AR Drone 1.0
Topic: The Drone is only designed for a 50 meter range?
Replies: 33
Views: 10498

Re: The Drone is only designed for a 50 meter range?

Great idea - to add some type of antenna. I saw a mikrokopter (or some other brand) that had a wire dangling down about 6 inches from the bottom of controller board. Since it is on the bottom and hangs down it doesn't get in the way. I too would like to see the range extended. With my iPhone as cont...
by nogero
09 Nov 2010, 18:19
Forum: Multi-Media
Topic: Flying In Built Up Areas
Replies: 10
Views: 3360

Re: Flying In Built Up Areas

Very nice video/flight. That makes me want to upgrade my old 2G so I can record video.
by nogero
08 Nov 2010, 18:44
Forum: Mods - AR Drone 1.0
Topic: Aftermarket chargers
Replies: 21
Views: 6426

Re: Aftermarket chargers

So what tangible benefits do you get from an aftermarket charger? How much faster is charge and how many minutes of additional fly time? Wouldn't that void the warranty? I'll bet Parrot wants to pull their hair out with so much customization going on so early in product life. Their biggest hurdle mu...
by nogero
04 Nov 2010, 07:59
Forum: Mods - AR Drone 1.0
Topic: Night Flight
Replies: 17
Views: 8102

Re: Night Flight

Excellent lights! Please post how you did it. I called in a UFO sighting over it. :lol:
by nogero
04 Nov 2010, 00:38
Forum: AR.Drone Application Development
Topic: Linux Dev tool Demo from Parrot
Replies: 5
Views: 2937

Re: Linux Dev tool Demo from Parrot

Yep my new Saitek Cyborg flight switch worked out of the box without any mods! I just compiled and launched.
by nogero
04 Nov 2010, 00:34
Forum: AR.Drone Application Development
Topic: Linux (Ubuntu) SDK Example Walkthrough.
Replies: 62
Views: 120642

Re: Linux (Ubuntu) SDK Example Walkthrough.

I got the ardrone_navigation example to compile and run perfectly following the guide in this post. It is great using a joystick, far better than my iPhone IMHO. I buzzed indoors today and tomorrow I'll take it out for a fly. I know I still have a lot of code reading to understand how it all works, ...
by nogero
02 Nov 2010, 23:17
Forum: AR Drone 1.0
Topic: Fly Away 'it is a known bug'
Replies: 17
Views: 9119

Re: Fly Away 'it is a known bug'

I just now looked at the bug report and noticed the reference to flying in "tall grass". I happened to also be flying in a pasture of tall grass when my ardrone took off. Its too bad it has that problem because I credit that tall grass with soft crashes that prevented damage to my drone. In other wo...
by nogero
02 Nov 2010, 21:01
Forum: AR Drone 1.0
Topic: Fly Away 'it is a known bug'
Replies: 17
Views: 9119

Re: Fly Away 'it is a known bug'

My ArDrone did pretty much the same thing. It suddenly started ascending out of control. No control worked but I was able to hit the stop button and the motors cut off, down it came. I got lucky and found mine after searching for 30 minutes. I saw a video of another brand of drone that had a beeper ...
by nogero
02 Nov 2010, 00:13
Forum: Mods - AR Drone 1.0
Topic: Night lighting
Replies: 11
Views: 11020

Re: Night lighting

Great lights! Just think when drones get more popular what will happen at those places people call to report UFO sightings!
by nogero
01 Nov 2010, 23:43
Forum: Mods - AR Drone 1.0
Topic: My Video Truck [a way to use an AR.Drone w/a GoPro Camera]
Replies: 99
Views: 25650

Re: My Video Truck [a way to use an AR.Drone w/a GoPro Camer

I was watching some videos made by very expensive set ups like a $2000+ mikrokopter with a $2000+ Canon mk5 SLR attached. Some of your videos using the AR.Drone and the GoPro look just as good or better!

I guess I'll have to expand my toy collection to include a GoPro HD.
by nogero
01 Nov 2010, 22:30
Forum: AR.Drone Application Development
Topic: Linux Dev tool Demo from Parrot
Replies: 5
Views: 2937

Re: Linux Dev tool Demo from Parrot

Oh man, I went to the store this morning before reading your reply and bought a Saitek Cyborg X because it sort of looks like the one in the youtube demo. It has a zillion buttons on it so I will have to add some laser cannons and 50MM machine guns to use up all the buttons. I am one of those old co...
by nogero
01 Nov 2010, 07:17
Forum: AR.Drone Application Development
Topic: Linux Dev tool Demo from Parrot
Replies: 5
Views: 2937

Re: Linux Dev tool Demo from Parrot

I am getting ready to try the Linux example using a joystick. It turns out my joystick is an old Microsoft SideWinder 3D Pro that only has a game port. None of my PC's have game ports anymore so it looks like I'll have to buy a new joystick. Does any USB joystick work or is there a certain type I sh...
by nogero
30 Oct 2010, 18:24
Forum: AR Drone 1.0
Topic: Question about lost Ar Drone
Replies: 8
Views: 2532

Re: Question about lost Ar Drone

What do you mean exactly by "lost"? I have an old iPhone 2G. When I use the standard FreeFlight that comes with ArDrone it flies OK. If I try to use the DroneControl program it seems to lose control at any significant distance. I like using the Drone Control version because I can at least take snaps...
by nogero
24 Oct 2010, 03:42
Forum: AR.Drone Application Development
Topic: Win32 demo app
Replies: 34
Views: 20973

Re: Win32 demo app

Yes, I would very much like to have it working so I could use a Windows 7 laptop - or even better a linux laptop. One would think this would have benefit of improved WIFI signal from a laptop antenna. I'll have to play with the SDK I guess. I can capture video from any windows app, so that would sol...