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How to monitor state of redundant batteries in a plane?

Started by Roger Monongo. Last reply by Adam Kroll 22 hours ago. 7 Replies

Hi guys!In a plane you use the power module or attopilot to measure current and voltage of the main batteries.In a plane the servo rails must be powered by it's own power source, and with the zenner…Continue

Tags: redundancy, measurement, redundant, current, voltage

[HELP] No more Throttle in any assisted mode

Started by herve pellarin. Last reply by Grant Morphett yesterday. 1 Reply

hi folks,i ve been running apm 1.0 ages ago, with a great i am coming back with an apm 2.6 and i am facing an issue, that i dont understand at all.when i power my plane in manual mode (i…Continue

Airspeed sensor tube, does length matters?

Started by Roger Monongo. Last reply by Francisco Gonzales Nov 19. 8 Replies

Hello all.I would like to ask you, dear members of the arduplane forum, if the lenght, inner diameter and type of material of the air tube of the airspeed sensor matter in terms of affecting the…Continue

Compass interference. Acceptable values?

Started by Maximiliano. Last reply by Maximiliano Nov 10. 3 Replies

Hi all,I flew my skywalker for the first time yesterday. Sometimes while flying, the message "bad compass health"appearedI attach graphs of 2 logs, throttle and Mag_field. Is the magnetic…Continue

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Comment by T.D. Gonzales on February 17, 2012 at 11:23am


The documentation is there... It's called source code, diffs, changelogs, and checkin logs. I have been able to follow this project even though I haven't had the time to fly for months. Lots of sim time though. 

It takes a lot more than just mouse skills to contribute to this project. 

Comment by Brian Linger on February 17, 2012 at 11:16am

@Dara, I am doing my best to get across lessons I have learned personally, and watched play out many times over the decades.  I am harsh, but accurate.  Call me jaded in general.  Despite what some people might think I have high hopes and expectations from this group.  That includes the business as well as the community.  I have faith that they can survive business infancy and be leaders in their segment.  Saying that, it is not easy, and times like these are can be make or break, both in capitol and public sentiment.

Bullying, sycophantic behavior, strong or indecent language, are all elements that should not exist in a community forum.  I admit, I get a too sharp when I am attacked.  It's silly if you think about it.  Some guy or gal on the other side of the terminal/world as far as we care or know, maybe even inhaling a little too much model glue, needs to feel empowered on a community forum.  More power to him/her if that is what is fulfilling in their lives.  In a way I hate to dissuade it, people gotta have something.

Comment by Jay Bryon on February 17, 2012 at 11:14am

DIY doesn't have customers, inherently and by definition.  Expecting to be a customer of a DIY project is basically "not getting it".  

If you want to be a customer, fine, do that with a finished product, they are out there.  As far as I can tell, the DIY drones community has been working their asses off doing really hard stuff, to make things easier for people who are willing to also put in effort but can't focus their entire lives on this one project.  

You can choose to participate or not, spend your money or not.  Expecting to be a CUSTOMER is a level of entitlement that is not warranted, nor should be. 

It is in fact part of the mindset that is from the corporate model of consumerism, and so deeply habituated into our culture that it's not surprising that this is a big issue.  But part of the whole point of DIY is to get away from that and expand yourself beyond the comfortable consumer, at least when you're involved with DIY.  (I'm a very comfortable consumer of things I don't ever intend to build, like insurance or my next car).  

I am deliberately not pointing this at any one person, but if it makes you angry, then sit back for a minute and think about why.  Do the most difficult thing and take a hard look at your own attitudes.  I do regularly, and I catch myself doing silly things too, but at least I catch it some of the time.  

Happy skies people-


Comment by Dara Shayda on February 17, 2012 at 10:59am


@Brian Linger

Brian I do not know you and do not know your motives, but Sgt Ric bullies and I was bullied by him a few days ago here. 

The group needs more moderation to stop language like:

> I would love to tell you and your sarcastic, whiney attitude to take a hike! 

Past summer in Canada laws have been passed to stop bullying online and at work places. But this community allows for bully expressions.

Therefore I no  longer post in this group, I feel ganging up against my person,in spite of the fact that I spent already $4000 purchasing goods, supporting the cause, following all the rules Chris Anderson sets which I believe are all justified. 

My plans are to spend another $6000 on two ardu planes and I wonder: I am scared to EVEN talk here, is it wise to continue?

Am I the only one, no! There are others who gave up long before me. 

Now a barrage a bullying and personal attacks will follow making these statements PERSONAL. 

I am not buddy buddy with anyone here, I want to acquire OPEN SOURCE techs from this group and to support by all means possible. 

The community should allow criticism and objections by all means possible to grow, not to crush CUSTOMER's voices and concerns and promote the bullies by silent consent. 

Please kindly stop the bullying of Sgt Rick.


Comment by Alfred Riopel on February 17, 2012 at 10:54am

Hmm, +1 for Sgt Rick.... I very much agree...

Comment by Brian Linger on February 17, 2012 at 10:27am

So Sgt. Ric.  From what I hear you are saying something along the lines of:

If you were a man, you could make a direct statement of your feelings, instead of, not speaking for DIY, or at the very least relate your hate to my posts and opinions, not just bare childish insults. 

Whether you like me or not, my comments though stiff, are designed for constructive criticism in a general field I have two decades of experience with.  I wish them luck, if I didn't care I wouldn't be so persistant.

Whats your excuse?

Comment by Nick Scott on February 17, 2012 at 9:25am

I completely agree Sgt Ric

Comment by Brian Linger on February 16, 2012 at 10:04pm

Wow, DIY is now actually doing what many of it's customers were asking.  Without once admitting that those of us asking for specific details were not getting them, without apologizing, telling us to quit repeating ourselves, closing comments to take proper control of that information as they should have in the first place, but which just exasperates those after the deed is done.  I swear I am dealing with a bunch of children here supported by people utterly amazed at mouse skills!  Luckily for me, I invested in a company that live by open source values, so hopefully my opinion will not be removed.... again.....

Comment by Gustav Kuhn on February 1, 2012 at 5:58am

Francesco, it was posted on the list, about 4 months back.

I didn't download it though :-(

Comment by Francesco Muscio on January 29, 2012 at 2:40pm

Dear ArduPlane User Group,

I give you my congratulations for the outstanding work you have done.

If it is possible, I would see the flow-chart of the Ardu-plane to understand the logic whit which it work.

Can I find on-line the flow-chart?

If there arn't on-line and if you have it, I will be very grateful if you could send me (or publish) it.

Kind regards

Francesco Muscio


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