Andy Theimer
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Flight problems after being dormant

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Boyhan Apr 5, 2014. 1 Reply

I've been flying for a while but have not had much time of late so I left my APM 2.5, 2.9 firmware 3dr quad sitting on the shelf for several months.  I took it out to fly the other day and on doing…Continue

Rebuilding My 3DR Quad + APM 2.5 for 3.x Software

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Boyhan Aug 25, 2013. 1 Reply

I purchased a 3DR quad kit and APM 2.5 in April of 2012, built and flew on/off over the past year but have never had the time and persistance to go for fully autonomous flight.  Over the past weeks…Continue

Tags: frame, 3dr, rebuild

Stock 3DR Quad + 850k Motors + 10x45 props

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Boyhan Dec 3, 2012. 1 Reply

I'm flying a fairly stock 3DR quad, I had my first tree encounter. Too much time in simulator, and didn't uncheck the Simple mode checkbox so I I lost orientation... punched RTL but she clipped a…Continue

Tags: 1047, 10x47, 2.5m, apm, props

Configuring Failsafe and Range Testing At The Field

Started this discussion. Last reply by captaingeek Nov 6, 2012. 1 Reply

My 3DR quad is using FrSky radio gear with a heavily modd'ed Turnigy 9x + er9x.  From everything that I've read this should mitigate the notorious and thread-inflating flyaway issues of the stock…Continue

Tags: quad, 3dr, testing, range, failsafe

 

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Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
It's new to me but excited to use code to control things that fly.
Hometown:
Milwaukee WI

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First 3DR Quad Tethered Flight to Correct Leaning

Posted on October 21, 2012 at 7:00am 0 Comments

After numerous bench tests, re calibrations, and more bench tests I was finally brave enough to take my 3DR quad out for it's first flight -albeit tethered.  I did some initial outdoor ground testing in which I brought the throttle up to the point of takeoff but noticed that the quad was showing a tendency of tilting forward and right so I killed the throttle, ran…

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