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Dronetec QuadMod - RC control for your Drone

Post by ScubaSteve » 09 Nov 2012, 09:30

Based in the UK we have developed an RC control solution for your AR Drone 2.0.

Our primary mod is the QuadMod 610, this does the following

-Converts your AR Drone 2.0 range from 150ft out the box up to approx 2000 feet*.
-Fully plug and play, can be installed and removed in minutes. Will not affect your Warranty.
-Retains the WiFi connection for FPV connection up to the standard distance.
-Intuitive and precise control using tried and tested RC technology.
-Lightweight, only 10 grams, will not upset the balance or performance of your Drone.
-Flips, hone your acrobatic skills, the QuadMod enables you to perform flips on all 4 of its axis.
-4 config modes, ranging from mild indoors, to an unlimited, high adrenaline, outdoors setup.
-2 flight modes, turn hover lock on or off at the flick of a switch, mid flight.
-Video recording, Drone auto starts recording video to USB stick on take off & stops on landing.
-Visual low battery alert, Drone will flash corner LEDs red when battery is low, typically 15%.
-Flyaway prevention for ultimate peace of mind and freedom, will autoland when out of range.
-No bulky WiFi extending equipment, all you need is your Drone and your RC controller.
-Full basic step-by-step instructions including YouTube videos for easy install.

The QuadMod houses an expansion plug, and we are currently developing a GPS add on module to give you lots of gps goodies and functionality.

Here are some images of the QuadMod and various GPS logging demos
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There are lots lots lots more images and info on our website, also where you can purchase. Please visit..

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We have several retailers world wide, check out http://www.dronetec.co.uk/retailers.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; to find your closest

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or youtube

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or read about and watch our impressive record breaking climb to 1553 feet using our kit!

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Re: Testing the water

Post by DaZa » 09 Nov 2012, 12:35

ScubaSteve wrote:Is there any interest for me to build anymore kits? the Spektrum receiver package from MacGyver is circa £145.

Pros of mine will be:

+ Cheaper, looking at around £110 maybe
+ Configurable, im using an Arduino Nano, and will be leaving the bootloader intact, thus meaning you can use the onboard mini usb to upload sketch revisions as they are released!
+ UK support!
+ Full range (1-2miles) (non of this parkflyer stuff the AR600 receiver is full range)

It will naturally be fully plug and play, and removable, of course I will show my work and the mod with pcis and videos before i try and sell anything
I'm about to purchase a RC mod kit, was going to try the Macgyver mod but yours sounds interesting.

I'd like to be able to have custom functions so I would have to say YES!

How about an overview of what functions etc your planning to add, maybe ask for some suggestions on to what some ppl would like to see you put in it?

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Re: Testing the water

Post by ScubaSteve » 09 Nov 2012, 13:08

Well I dont write the config sketches, Miru does, so he is constantly updating and adding new features. Mine would reflect this.

The difference would be when Miru releases new sketches with new features, you will be able to update your drone yourself, which you cant do currently with MacGyver etc.

For instance new features in the up and coming Rev 20 look like being able to add gps modules to your drone
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Re: Testing the water

Post by DaZa » 09 Nov 2012, 13:13

Gotcha,

Very interesting indeed!

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Post by ScubaSteve » 09 Nov 2012, 13:14

Of course you can request your own features to be included in later revision by posting on the Miru thread in the rc groups forum ;)
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Post by blorincz » 09 Nov 2012, 16:29

SS, definitely interested in hearing more about this.
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Re: Testing the water

Post by CH33ZEBURG3R » 10 Nov 2012, 13:54

It's alright saying a range of 1-2 miles but you'd need a much bigger battery to get the flight time for that, and i personally wouldn't fly a 300g Drone 2 miles away.

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Re: Testing the water

Post by ScubaSteve » 10 Nov 2012, 14:07

Yes agreed the massive range also translates to a far more rreliable connection at all distances. That's partly the point of buying a full range receiver. It means you can fly to the edge of your sight without worrying about range. Yes a larger battery also helps you can go surprisingly far and back in 15 mins
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Re: Testing the water

Post by tonyh0905 » 10 Nov 2012, 21:54

ScubaSteve wrote:
For instance new features in the up and coming Rev 20 look like being able to add gps modules to your drone
GPS support is already in rev.0.19.

That's what I use to produce Google Earth flight profiles like this:

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Watch out for the seagull at 1:45.......he cracks me up :)
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Post by ScubaSteve » 10 Nov 2012, 21:56

Yep something nice not really looked into yet. hopefully can get some of these built and circulated in the UK rather than relying on the yanks lol
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Re: Testing the water

Post by ScubaSteve » 12 Nov 2012, 22:08

Some build pics, of the first unit attached
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Just waiting for some clear heat shrink wrap to turn up to wrap the unit in then will be on to testing, with vids and pics, if all goes to plan will start making these en mass for people to buy :D

total weight of build, 15 grams
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Post by blorincz » 12 Nov 2012, 22:20

Love it. Keep the updates coming.
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Re: Testing the water

Post by DaZa » 13 Nov 2012, 00:10

Very naiceeeeee!

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Re: RC Mod - Progress Thread

Post by ScubaSteve » 13 Nov 2012, 22:13

Drone flies absolutely spot on, going to give a test over a few days and make some promo type vids.

So if all goes well is anyone still interested, I have done the sums, and can safely say the following

£115 for the Spektrum AR600 receiver only mod, this is £30 cheaper than the MacGyver equivalent. You will then need to source your own radio transmitter, DX6i or DX7 or similar. You may be able to find second hand, or elsewhere cheap so I like to offer you the receiver only package.

Or, I can supply the whole lot including TX and RX, everything ready to plug in and go for £199.

A reminder about what this is,

Convert your drone in being radio controlled. RC will give you lots more control and enjoyment flying the Drone. It will also give you range, practically unlimited range, the Drone out the box will go around 50meters, with this RC mod you will theoretically get you 1-2 miles.

Of course the battery probably wont last long enough to travel that distance, and youd lose sight of it, but because of the massive range it will be ultra reliable you neednt worry about taking it as far as you can see, or as high.

You can still do flips.

Entirely plug and play, return your drone to stock in mins.

Switchable modes of flight, either have the drone hover on the spot using the downward cam, or change flight mode to let the drone float around as you wish in a much more smoother flight style.

4 configs - Indoors, Indoors even more toned down, outdoors, and outdoors unlimited.

You can still film, by starting the recording to USB from your phone before you take off.

This mod is entirely updatable when the latest mirumod revisions are released, now you can update your own Drone by plugging receiver into your PC with a USB cable, take advantage of the latest features.

Low battery alert on drone, drone will flash the leds red on each corner.

If you go out of range, which you wont, or if you get a flyaway (never witnessed this on RC) but in any event you do, drone will autoland when out of range.

UK supply and support.

If you are still unsure keep your eye on this thread for pics and vids etc of what exactly this is all about.
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Re: RC Mod - Progress Thread

Post by DaZa » 14 Nov 2012, 02:36

ScubaSteve wrote:Drone flies absolutely spot on, going to give a test over a few days and make some promo type vids.

So if all goes well is anyone still interested, I have done the sums, and can safely say the following

£115 for the Spektrum AR600 receiver only mod, this is £30 cheaper than the MacGyver equivalent. You will then need to source your own radio transmitter, DX6i or DX7 or similar. You may be able to find second hand, or elsewhere cheap so I like to offer you the receiver only package.

Or, I can supply the whole lot including TX and RX, everything ready to plug in and go for £199.
So thats about $240 AUD plus shipping to here in Australia for the whole kit.

Still very interested in this, can yoou find out how much shipping would be to Melbourne, Australia?

If your happy to sell it through ebay, happy to become one of your first customers.

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