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Month: December 2015

Stable Flight with an iPhone

Stable Flight with an iPhone

Some Crazyfliers seem to have trouble learning how to fly with the iPhone mobile client. I hope this entry can ease the learning curve for those people just new to the Crazyflie 2 who are using only a mobile client. This guide is written for iPhone (because that’s what I have and use) but most of it is probably applicable to Android as well.

If you find it a little hard to learn how to control your Crazyflie 2 with the Crazyflie iPhone client, read on…

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FAA Drone Registration Requirement

FAA Drone Registration Requirement

As of tomorrow (21-Dec-2015), if you live in the United States and have a drone, you have to register it. The Federal Aviation Administration has created new statues governing private drone registration, likely to curb problems stemming from reckless drone pilots. Fortunately for us Crazyflie enthusiasts, the Crazyflie is exempt because the new law only requires registration if your drone weighs 250 grams or more (up to 55 pounds – then it is a different category). Of course, if you’re using a BigQuad deck or have integrated your Crazyflie airframe into a larger quad yourself, then you might need to register still – provided the big quad your Crazyflie is controlling is heavier than 250 grams, of course.

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Crazyflie 2 Bundle on Massdrop

Crazyflie 2 Bundle on Massdrop

Massdrop has the Crazyflie 2 bundle available for the next 7 days. It’s a really good price for the quad and a few accessories. I’m going to pick up another Crazyflie 2 just for fun and hope Massdrop gets enough purchasers to make the $99 price! Even at the $109 price for 10 purchasers it’s a steal. I’d really like to see 20 purchasers though because $99 is an even sweeter bargain! It’s only available on Massdrop for another 7 days though. So, if you want one, get on over to Massdrop and join the drop!

Flying on a Mac

Flying on a Mac

I’ve been out of the Crazyflie scene for a few months due to newfound (overwhelming) responsibilities as a dad and homeowner, but recently I came back because I had a few moments to spare. I’ve almost finished setting up my “workshop” in my new house and once I get my shop stool and soldering station put together, I’ll have more entries to make. But for now, I thought I should just get up and flying again.

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