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Joystick for Freeflysystems Movi Pro

Joystick for Freefly Movi Pro available soon.

Full proportional pitch and pan control.

Direct plugin to COM 2 of the Movi Pro Controller. The advanced controller built-in the joystick allows you to access all the features with click combinations. Example, on the fly dual rate (dual speed) function will let you pan left at full speed and then, double click, pan right and half the speed in one smooth motion. The built-in non volatile memory will store all features even when the Movi Pro is switched off, making it a snap to switch packs and go. Axis inversion is also built-in and can be activated for pitch by clicking 4 times and for pan by clicking 5 times.

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DJI Releases DJI Mavic Pro – Palm Size Folding 4K Drone

DJI Mavic Pro
DJI Mavic Pro

The DJI Mavic Pro is a small yet powerful drone that turns the sky into your creative canvas easily andwithout worry, helping you make every moment an aerial moment. Its compact size hides a high degree of complexity thatmakes it one of DJI’s most sophisticated flying cameras ever. 24 high-performance computing cores, an all-new transmissionsystem with a 4.3mi (7km) range, 5 vision sensors, and a 4K camera stabilized by a 3-axis mechanical gimbal,are at your command with just a push of your thumb or a tap of your finger.

FLY FURTHER

Inside the Mavic’s pocket-sized remote controller is DJI’s brand new OcuSync transmission technology, with a range of 4.3mi (7km) and Full HD 1080p video streaming.

FLY FURTHER

Inside the Mavic’s pocket-sized remote controller is DJI’s brand new OcuSync transmission technology, with a range of 4.3mi (7km) and Full HD 1080p video streaming.

PRECISION HOVER

Satellite positioning can only help a drone hover in an unobstructed outdoor area free of interference. Without satellites, the drone will not be able to position and become susceptible to drifting. However, with forward and downward vision sensors, the Mavic can hover precisely indoors or in places without GPS.

STAY FLYING LONGER

The Mavic is only 1/6th the size of the Phantom 4 but this reduction in size doesn’t mean a reduction in flight time. The Mavic actually flies much longer than you would expect from its compact size. It is capable of reaching an absolute max flight time of 27 minutes and a maximum distance of 8mi (13km) due to its powerful, high efficiency motors.

4K ULTRA HD VIDEO

Mavic supports 4K video at 30fps. No Electronic Image Stabilization is used, ensuring all footage is 4K. We have created a miniaturized, ultra-precise 3-axis gimbal for the Mavic, capable of stabilizing the camera even during high speed motion for smooth video and sharp photos.

PHOTOS WITH ALTITUDE

Everyone loves a good photo. Whether you just want to take a snap or are building up your portfolio, the Mavic’s 12-megapixel camera with Adobe DNG RAW support is ready to shoot.

DJI Mavic Pro
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Alexmos Firmware 2.60b4 – latest stable version – Basecamelectronics

Basecamelectronics Alexmos Firmware 2.50b0 (release candidate)

Basecamelectronics Alexmos New Firmware Release 2.60B4

New features

  • New enhanced PID auto-tuning algorithm:
    • Fast and reliable;
    • Finds most optimal PID gains to minimize error of stabilization and prevent self-excitation;
    • Flexible: can tune PID from zero or slightly adjust gains starting from the current values;
    • Able to tune other parameters, like low-pass filters;
    • Has safety interrupts to prevent damage in case of wrong system operation;
    • No GUI connection is required – can be run by the menu button command;
    • Allows to update PID settings in all profiles;
  • New settings “Filters” – “D-term LPF filters” that can help to remove high-frequency oscillations in some setups and allows to set greater PID gains
  • Notch filters are extended: can be used as peak filter; gain is set in dB instead of %
  • Acceleration limiter setting is split per-axis
  • New types of encoders are supported for YAW axis in the regular firmware: PWM and I2C.
  • New option “PID Gain multiplier” to extend the range of  PID settings or link PID gain to adjustable variables, to tune it on-line by the analog potentiometer or RC.
  • Serial API was extended by many new commands
  • Option to disable of using gyro signal from the frame IMU for stabilization, but keep it for a frame angle detection; option to pass it through  low-pass filter with adjustable cut-off frequency. Both options  are useful in the case of high level of vibrations on the frame.
  • Add a support of MavLink protocol for Ardupilot FC connection (beta state), that allows to increase a precision of stabilization and control over gimbal in automated missions.
  • Option to backup/restore IMU calibrations to a file
  • (Encoder version) Motor over-heating protection is improved: more precise model, virtual temperature is shown in the GUI to simplify tuning process; new safety action: alarm and cut-off motors
  • (Encoder version) “Encoder field offset” parameter is calibrated automatically, no frame movement is required.
  • Parameter “Magnetic linkage of a motor” will improve precision of stabilization; new auto-calibration function for this parameter
  • Angle of motors can be used as a source in the “Adjustable Variables” to set a dependency of the system parameters on the camera-to-frame relative position, set by the inner (counting from the camera) and the middle motor’s angles
  • Option to enable 3rd serial port: UART2 (Rx: AUX3, Tx: n/c); option to swap pins with the RC_SERIAL port (Rx: RC_ROLL, Tx: RC_YAW). In the encoder-enabled version, ports are swapped by default.
  • New menu commands to switch to selfie mode by rotating camera 180 degrees from current position or 0/180 relative to home position, by the YAW axis.
  • Several new commands in scripting language; option to use dynamic variables linked to the RC signal sources
  • Option to automatically switch to upside-down mode (both frame and camera) and auto-rotate camera when frame is rotated +-180 degrees over PITCH axis.

Bugfixes

  • Fixed problems with USB connection in “Tiny” boards
  • RC control is slightly improved: smoother “Angle” mode, no overshoot after fast breaks
  • Script parser: properly handles speed below 0.07 degree/sec for very slow time-lapses
  • Fixed problems with the firmware upgrade under modern MacOS versions
  • Many minor improvements of the system performance in various conditions

 

GUI Windows, OS X, LinuxSimpleBGC_GUI_2_60b4.zip
User Manual EnglishSimpleBGC_32bit_manual_2_6x_eng.pdf 

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FAA Part 107 Pre-registration now open – Register now!

FAA Part 107 initial knowledge exam, pre-registration for CATS (Computer Assisted Testing Service) is now open.

You can register by going to https://catsdoor04.com/cbt/online/UAG.jsp

FAA Part 107 Initial Knowledge test

If you are a new pilot, then you should signup as soon as possible to take the test. Test cost is $150.00

Locate a CATS testing center close to you

http://candidate.catstest.com/sitesearch.php

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M3 Knurled (Textured) Standoffs Available soon

M3 Textured (knurled) Standoffs

Knurled M3 metric standoffs in various colors available soon

M3 Textured (knurled) Standoffs
M3 Textured (knurled) Standoffs
M3 Textured (knurled) Standoffs
M3 Textured (knurled) Standoffs