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integration of two separate autopilots...

Started Jun 25 0 Replies

A few weeks ago I was at AUVSI in Orlando and saw where several manufacturers had created a sort of hybrid quad/fixed wing aircraft for VTOL type flights.  This idea was very interesting to me so…Continue

Tags: Arduino, Hybrid, VTOL

Has anyone else seen this? Score one for the drone guy!

Started Jun 12 0 Replies

I admire his restraint!Original:http://youtu.be/YIGRRRcuvQwFox News convoluted version:…Continue

Hex constantly wants to roll to the right and pitch aft...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Girgen Feb 25, 2013. 12 Replies

Hello.  Just wondering if I could get some advice.Since day one, my hex has had a problem with uncommanded roll/pitch.  I think (its hard to tell with the control issues) I have gotten my rate pids…Continue

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Andrew Girgen commented on Patrick Duffy's blog post How to setup a Mission Planner HD-Video HUD using GStreamer and Mission Planner plugins
"So does anyone have a flight video with this setup??"
Nov 7
Andrew Girgen replied to Scott Penrose's discussion APM Planner / Mission Planner Keyboard Keys
"I was wondering the same thing.  I want to build a GCS with hardware buttons to change settings, modes etc... but haven't been able to find anything other than the f keys to change screens etc.  Would be nice to have this in a future…"
Nov 7
Andrew Girgen commented on Patrick Duffy's blog post How to setup a Mission Planner HD-Video HUD using GStreamer and Mission Planner plugins
"It works!"
Nov 7
Andrew Girgen commented on Patrick Duffy's blog post How to setup a Mission Planner HD-Video HUD using GStreamer and Mission Planner plugins
"great, thanks for looking into this!"
Nov 7
Andrew Girgen commented on Patrick Duffy's blog post How to setup a Mission Planner HD-Video HUD using GStreamer and Mission Planner plugins
"@Patrick, Thanks for posting this.  I have been looking for a tutorial like this for a while.  Like a few others, I'm not getting the GStreamer HUD option when I rt click on flight data map.  I downloaded the dependancy viewer…"
Nov 7
Andrew Girgen commented on Rob Thompson's blog post DJI Phantom 2 - Attacked by Police Helicopter at Great Falls VA
"I was unaware that this location was where it was. Probably not a great idea to fly there. But still, I feel that the use of the full sized heli was a bit unnecessary. The cops obviously knew where the pilot was and could of just told him to land...…"
Jul 9
Andrew Girgen commented on Rob Thompson's blog post DJI Phantom 2 - Attacked by Police Helicopter at Great Falls VA
"They should implement a jackassery buzzer in the APM firmware that buzzes before takeoff when in the presence of such idicracy... Thus avoiding such stupidity all together."
Jul 8
Andrew Girgen commented on Thomas J Coyle III's blog post Now this exists: A 3-D-printed drone
"I don't think 3D printing is really meant for mass production. Its meant for rapid prototyping. One offs, and customizable designs are what this technology is about. sorta what the article is saying..."
Jul 8
Andrew Girgen commented on Rob Thompson's blog post DJI Phantom 2 - Attacked by Police Helicopter at Great Falls VA
"I deffinitly would fight this. They were doing nothing wrong!"
Jul 8
Andrew Girgen commented on Thomas J Coyle III's blog post Now this exists: A 3-D-printed drone
"This isn't really anything new. There are already several proven designs on thingiverse... Personally I think the concept is a bit waistful and prefer printing components that can be wrapped in foam board. It's lighter, cheaper and quicker…"
Jul 8
Andrew Girgen commented on Chris Anderson's blog post FAA issues notice clarifying legal model aircraft use, bans FPV goggles?
"I think this attitude spills over from other areas of politics.  Lots of unhappy (and misinformed) people out there.  My Facebook page is proof of that... I love my friends but good lord, they believe anything they read off the internet…"
Jun 26
Andrew Girgen commented on Chris Anderson's blog post FAA issues notice clarifying legal model aircraft use, bans FPV goggles?
"@Gary: Could you clarify what you are saying?  I'm sorry, but I don't think I follow... "
Jun 25
Andrew Girgen commented on Chris Anderson's blog post FAA issues notice clarifying legal model aircraft use, bans FPV goggles?
"HeliStorm.  You almost made me second guess my spelling... lol"
Jun 25
Andrew Girgen commented on Chris Anderson's blog post FAA issues notice clarifying legal model aircraft use, bans FPV goggles?
"To bad there isn't a constitutional amendment protecting our right to bear drones....  Drones don't commit runway incursion, people commit runway incursion!  The FAA will take my drone when they pry my cold dead hands off it!…"
Jun 25
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integration of two separate autopilots...

A few weeks ago I was at AUVSI in Orlando and saw where several manufacturers had created a sort of hybrid quad/fixed wing aircraft for VTOL type flights.  This idea was very interesting to me so when I got home I started researching this type of system.  I have found a few posts on here regarding modifying code, writing code from scratch etc to accomplish a similar goal but none of them have seemed to go very far.  Most that did succeed are now available for sale and to my knowledge, the code…See More
Jun 25
Andrew Girgen commented on Chris Anderson's blog post FAA issues notice clarifying legal model aircraft use, bans FPV goggles?
"I'm going to get an opthamologist to write me a prescription for 100x power corrective lenses.  LOL... My line of sight would be at least a mile!  All kidding aside, when I was in school I took an aviation legislation class which…"
Jun 25

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