Author Archives: Adam Polak

Low-cost Image-assisted Inertial Navigation System for a Micro Air Vehicle

Abstract: The increasing civilian demand for autonomous aerial vehicle platforms in both hobby and professional markets has resulted in an abundance of inexpensive inertial navigation systems and hardware. Many of these systems lack full autonomy, relying on the pilot’s guidance with the assistance of inertial sensors for feedback and stability. Autonomous systems rely heavily on […]

Portable 3D Printer & Laser Cutter

Rapid prototyping equipment, such as 3D printers and laser cutters, have become increasingly more common in the past few years, but few quality solutions exist that can serve both purposes at a low cost. A decent hobby laser cutter may cost thousands of dollars. Even few sub-$1000 3D printers are both durable and capable of […]

Super Simple Mini H-Quad FPV V3.0

Bill of Materials: [Qty. 1] Super Simple Mini H-Quad FPV V3 Frame [Qty. 1] CC3D Flight Controller [Qty. 2] APC 5545E Electric Prop {or} 5030 Prop [Qty. 2] APC 5545EP Electric Prop {or} 5030R Prop [Qty. 1] 36mm Power Distribution Board [Qty. 1] 1800mAh 3S 40C LiPo [Qty. 1] XT60 Connector Pair [Qty. 12] M2x12mm Bolt [Qty. 4] Tiger MN-1806 2300KV Motors [Qty. 4] Afro […]

Super Simple Mini Spider Hexacopter

Bill of Materials: [Qty. 1] Super Simple Mini Spider Hexacopter Frame [Qty. 1] CC3D Flight Controller [Qty. 2] APC 5545E Electric Prop {or} 5030 Prop [Qty. 2] APC 5545EP Electric Prop {or} 5030R Prop [Qty. 1] 36mm Power Distribution Board [Qty. 1] 1800mAh 3S 40C LiPo [Qty. 1] XT60 Connector Pair [Qty. 12] M2x12mm Bolt [Qty. 3] RCX 1804R Brushless Motor {or} [Qty. 3] RCX 1804 Brushless […]

Heavy-Lift Quadcopter Vertical Rocket Launch

Frame Design Download here. Build Tutorial here. Additional Content at RC Tutor. Parts List: Arms – 1″x1″x36″ Basswood Motors – 400~800KV ESC – 30~40A Battery – 4~6S 5000mAh+ Props – 12~15″ (8) M5x35mm Bolts (8) M5 hex nuts (8) M3x35mm Bolts Featured By: Gizmodo Popular Science AIAA Daily Launch Military.com