The Multi-Rotor Hobbyist
Articles from this Column
ByFebruary 2018, Page 7 [Digital Edition ]
The ultimate guide to buying, building, and accessorizing your drone.
ByJanuary 2018, Page 11 [Digital Edition ]
Modeled on the slick promotional videos that show multi-rotors dropping packages from the sky to patrons, we continue our experiment with DIY drone deliveries.
ByDecember 2017, Page 14 [Digital Edition ]
Modeled on the slick promotional videos that show multi-rotors dropping packages from the sky to patrons, we experiment with DIY drone deliveries.
ByNovember 2017, Page 30 [Digital Edition ]
Build a DIY crash beacon to help you locate your downed drone.
ByOctober 2017, Page 35 [Digital Edition ]
The Lynxmotion Quadrino Nano Flight Controller hits many of the check boxes for most hobbyists in a tiny package. Let's take it for a test drive ... er ... fly!
BySeptember 2017, Page 17 [Digital Edition ]
Taking the Scanse Sweep 3D Scanner for a test drive
ByAugust 2017, Page 30 [Digital Edition ]
Knowing the temperature of the earth’s surface can tell us a lot of things. So, we’ll build an infrared/color sensor package and install it on a multi-rotor to collect our own ground temperature surveys.
ByJuly 2017, Page 50 [Digital Edition ]
Electronic speed controllers (ESCs) can make or break the performance of your quad.
ByJune 2017, Page 52 [Digital Edition ]
Get an introduction to the fundamental workings of a brushless DC motor and learn how to select the right motor for your next project.
ByMay 2017, Page 12 [Digital Edition ]
Make your own maps using a quadcopter, a camera, and OpenDroneMap open source software
ByApril 2017, Page 46 [Digital Edition ]
Make your own maps using a quadcopter, a camera, and some open source software
ByMarch 2017, Page 52 [Digital Edition ]
See how to take an old computer joystick and integrate it into the remote control of the Cheerson CX-10 quadcopter. It’s like having a flight simulator, but with something real flying around the room!
ByFebruary 2017, Page 48 [Digital Edition ]
As multi-rotor pilots, we can now have a first person view (FPV) experience with inexpensive/all-in-on equipment that literally puts us in the pilot’s seat and immerses us in the experience of flying.
ByJanuary 2017, Page 8 [Digital Edition ]
As multi-rotor pilots, we often have to operate by look and feel. So how about adding a telemetry kit to get real time aircraft data such as the altitude, air speed, and attitude sent back to our tablet in the field.
ByDecember 2016, Page 46 [Digital Edition ]
Find out everything you need to know about propellers (but were afraid to ask) for your multi-rotors and how to balance them to have the best flight experience.
ByNovember 2016, Page 44 [Digital Edition ]
We’ll go through the steps to train our flight controller to our hardware and (finally) take our quadcopter on its official maiden voyage! — Note to readers - This article in the November 2016 print issue was included by mistake and is a reprint of the August column. The correct article (Weather Data Telemetry) is available online at [url=http://www.servomagazine.com/index.php/magazine/article/November2016_MultiRotorHobbyist-Training-for-Flight1]http://www.servomagazine.com/index.php/magazine/article/November2016_MultiRotorHobbyist-Training-for-Flight1[/url]
ByNovember 2016, Page [Digital Edition ]
Multi-rotors can let us collect our own atmospheric data, and learn about the lower atmosphere and Wi-Fi in one project!
ByOctober 2016, Page 44 [Digital Edition ]
As an alternative to a scratch build, I’m going to assemble and fly the ELEV-8 v3 quadcopter kit from Parallax.
BySeptember 2016, Page 32 [Digital Edition ]
It’s time to take the next step on our drone building journey: GPS and telemetry.
ByAugust 2016, Page 08 [Digital Edition ]
We're ready to train our quadcopter flight controller to the hardware and go on its maiden flight.
ByJuly 2016, Page 35 [Digital Edition ]
We’ll add the muscles and the brains to our skeleton drone airframe, and get tantalizingly close to a test flight.
ByJune 2016, Page 41 [Digital Edition ]
Building an Airframe
ByMay 2016, Page 32 [Digital Edition ]
A new series on getting started in the drone hobby – whether you build your own or buy one.