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Iris to X8

Started by Bob Kirkpatrick. Last reply by Ivan Bejarano on Monday. 7 Replies

My Iris was accidentally run over and two arms were broken off and the motors and propellers on those arms were destroyed. Iris' shell and contents were not harmed. I was thinking that I would like…Continue

Building Copters with Round Tubes - Stronger, Lighter, Easier to Mount Motors than Square Tubes

Started by Forrest Frantz. Last reply by Hugues on Monday. 464 Replies

Round tubes offer the following pros:handle twist better than square tubes.  Thus for the strength, are far lighter.are more readily available (pipes, tubes, arrows, kite frames, golf clubs and…Continue

APM with Raspberry pi (connection) make as a WI-FI

Started by yuvraj. Last reply by yuvraj on Monday. 7 Replies

I have to integrate the apm with Raspberry pi and my plan is I don't wanna use the 2.4 ghz radio instead of using this I need to fly through laptop/desktop or mobile phone If any body done please…Continue

Tags: raspberrypi, apm, wirelesscommunication, wifi

Anybody heard of ESC losing calibration after ESC low voltage cutoff

Started by Sean Headrick on Friday. 0 Replies

  In an attempt to understand the absolute full extent of the battery payload, a field operator had conducted a test allowing the copter to loiter until it "fell" from the sky. I know, I cringed…Continue

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Comment by Josh Welsh on November 26, 2014 at 8:29pm

I actually live inside two circles haha


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Comment by David Anders on November 26, 2014 at 7:19pm

I live within one of the circles... The dotted lines in the sky are quite annoying. But seriously, I share your pain.

Comment by Doug Walmsley on November 26, 2014 at 6:50pm

My issue is with the display.  I can barley see the map due to the TFR circle over my property.  I'm not saying to rid it, but I'm allowed to fly withing the TFR as long as I do not break the 400' ceiling.  Therefore, I should have the right to turn off the TFR circles if needed.  Since I'm sure you don't live within one of these circles, it's easy for you to stomp your feet and be vocal for something that doesn't affect you. 

Comment by Josh Welsh on November 26, 2014 at 6:24pm

"I don't think an option to turn off should be addressed or added

since they are regulated no fly zones anyway ,by turning off you knowingly break the regulations"

That is exactly right, and the operators are held responsible 100% of the time for their actions, regardless of what the copter does, so this choice should absolutely not be removed.  Use the TFR data and build a fence and call it good.

I also want to echo what David said - there are times where these activities are allowed, so, stop trying to turn the software in to big brother and start educating the operators better.


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Comment by David Anders on November 26, 2014 at 6:09pm

Just to throw a spanner in there. There have been instances where drones have been officially used at airports so I'd been keen to ensure there are no restrictions at all. Information / warning screens sure, but no restrictions.

Comment by Doug Walmsley on November 26, 2014 at 6:09pm

@ Nathaniel

I submitted a Issue ticket at Github Mission Planner for a need to disable but provided another option.  Take a look and let me know or MichaelO if there is something I missed or if others feel there is something better to offer.

~Thanks~


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Comment by Nathaniel Caner on November 26, 2014 at 6:05pm

@Doug,

I think that sounds like a good compromise. It achieves notification but won't interfere with acceptable flight standards. Do you fly at one of the AMA sites I spoke of?

Regards,

Nathaniel ~KD2DEY

Comment by Charles lakins on November 26, 2014 at 6:04pm

That's a good idea Doug

Comment by Doug Walmsley on November 26, 2014 at 6:01pm

I will recommend that the feature be enabled by default and operators may go into "Configure tab" and disable from view.  I do however feel that it should be automatically turned back on when the operator flies up to 400" AGL and once below that the circles will disappear.   

Comment by Charles lakins on November 26, 2014 at 4:54pm

yes that's true perhaps an altitude ceiling be imposed from the data collected for the specific areas reported, the markings would be still there and flight possible but a sort of geofence be applied for altitude in the effected area

 
 
 

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