Austin Suhler
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Austin Suhler's Discussions

Auto missions not landing, jumping, or progressing on takeoff

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Visser Jul 29, 2014. 4 Replies

I haven't seen anyone with a similar situation so far, but I have an SK-450 with an APM 2.5, and I'm having problems switching from "takeoff" to the rest of a mission and from the last waypoint to…Continue

Arducopter Fly-aways: A PSA

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas J Coyle III Dec 27, 2013. 8 Replies

I have seen recently a lot of threads about sudden fly-aways occurring on previously rock solid platforms, and I feel it necessary to share my experience. I have an SK-450 quad with Ardupilot 2.5+…Continue

Tags: Fly-away, 2.x, ArduPilotMega, Arduplane, Arducopter

AltHold Baro problems

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pablo Diaz Oct 31, 2013. 7 Replies

So, I have to assume there's some code that takes this into account, but I have a problem with the Barometer. I have an SK450 with an APM 2.5+ with 3.0.1. When I'm in alt hold and the copter is not…Continue

Tags: AUTO, loiter, AltHold, Barometer

ArduCopter Raspberry Pi interface help

Started this discussion. Last reply by Søren Kuula Sep 4, 2013. 1 Reply

I'm working on a research project with a group to make a communications link that bridges one point to another through multiple quadcopters that automatically find the best position to loiter and…Continue


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Latest Activity

Austin Suhler commented on CUAIR's blog post Test Flight - Autonomous Landing Attempt #1
"@Cornell: Glad to see you actually made the switch to Pixhawk as you planned, welcome to open source. I hate to admit it, but you're a step ahead of us on the auto-landing, at least as far as competition planes are concerned. I wanted to pass…"
Apr 23
Austin Suhler replied to Austin Suhler's discussion APM adaptive flying/video analysis waypoint help
"As it turns out, using Mavproxy is a much simpler option. I just created my own "module" (plugin) for Mavproxy, and use it to send any values that are sent through mavlink from my copter through to the network. Mavproxy also has a ton of…"
Dec 6, 2014
A. MS replied to Austin Suhler's discussion APM adaptive flying/video analysis waypoint help
"Hi, Thank you so much .. It was an useful discussion. But , what happened after that? Eere you able to retreive  and to send the GPS  values through the planner software??"
Dec 5, 2014
Austin Suhler replied to Kristian's discussion Almost got killed in the office today. Log file attached..
"I would be willing to bet that the cable cause a minor brownout and a "reboot" (or something rather similar) in flight. This has happened to me a few times with my quad, only this involved the telemetry radio. The telem cable had a tiny…"
Nov 4, 2014
Austin Suhler replied to Shane's discussion Arducopter just not reliable.
"Correct me if I am wrong, but when you change between copter and plane and rover, isn't the clear and reset done automatically? That's usually how I clear and reset, just change to a different platform, then back to the original one. Two…"
Nov 1, 2014
Austin Suhler replied to SILVERZORRA's discussion What is the best platform for mapping around 300km of highway?
"It's funny, I have a skywalker X-8 based on a Pixhawk that is roughly the same size, lighter, gets around those flight times, and even carries a similar camera system (minus the IR). In fact, fully loaded, it even cruises at the same speed, but…"
Oct 31, 2014
Austin Suhler replied to Shane's discussion Arducopter just not reliable.
"I have to add, I have over 500 separate flights totaling over 300 hours of flight time from my copters over multiple years, generations of autopilots (1.4, 2.5, 2.6, and pixhawk), multiple generations of software, and multiple different generations…"
Oct 30, 2014
Austin Suhler commented on Gerard Toonstra's blog post Redesigning multirotor ESC's
"Really impressive work! This could increase efficiency and safety massively, which is everything I've been looking for for a very long time from speed controllers. If you ever make a kickstarter, make a post and let me know! I have a lot of…"
Oct 23, 2014
Austin Suhler replied to Marc Mosk's discussion Can This Be True.....Lets hope the DOTS dont connect.......
"From what I've seen in 2 years, this is what happens to threads that are conspiracy. Mostly, I presume, because it's incredibly quick and easy to write a comment about the insanity of another, whereas commenting with an actual informed and…"
Oct 8, 2014
Austin Suhler replied to Marc Mosk's discussion Can This Be True.....Lets hope the DOTS dont connect.......
"As with always, the comments are better than the conspiracy. If there was a conspiracy. Scratch that, is there even a conspiracy in there? Lemme explore around in here for a while and try to dig up some sense *grabs mining helmet and pickaxe*"
Oct 7, 2014
Austin Suhler replied to Jeffrey Scott Atkins's discussion Naza Fly Away
"I would like to offer my experiences and advice for your consideration. I have 3 different platforms running APM based equipment; a quadcopter with an APM 2.5, a hexacopter with an APM 2.6, and a skywalker X-8 with a Pixhawk and RPi interface and…"
Oct 2, 2014
Michael Visser replied to Austin Suhler's discussion Auto missions not landing, jumping, or progressing on takeoff
"Having the same issue with landing when transitioning from Stabilize or Circle, comes down to 10m and just hovers. Throttle is on minimum. Triggering land from Mission Planner initiates successful landing. Latest firmware."
Jul 29, 2014
Austin Suhler commented on Thomas J Coyle III's blog post Drone Stuff: Parachutes, Politics, and No-Fly Zones
"I find it funny that it took this long for someone to manufacture a parachute system like this. I have been planning to make one using an aTTiny85 and an accelerometer, with a simple spring loaded tube for the ejection, just haven't gotten…"
Jul 28, 2014
Austin Suhler commented on Rui Costa's blog post New Professional Multirotor Airframes
"@iw28: I have the Turnigy talon frame. It's a great frame, I absolutely love it, but this frame is a lot more ideal in the long run. The larger diameter arms make a really big difference, and attempting to put tall landing gear, or all your…"
Jul 8, 2014
Austin Suhler commented on Chris Anderson's blog post AMA response blasts FAA
"Regardless of whether or not the AMA actually has any lobbying power, it is very reassuring to know that we, as modelers, are not alone. I spoke to a representative from AUVSI, and from what I have heard, they are in agreeance with the AMA's…"
Jun 25, 2014
Austin Suhler commented on Andrew Tridgell's blog post An open letter to Paul from witespy
"@titeuf007: You kinda missed the entire point of this blog post. I think you will find an entire thread that addresses everything you stated here. Have fun :)"
Apr 30, 2014

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About Me:
I am an 18 year old student studying Computer science and Computer Engineering at Christopher Newport University. I'm picking up the senior capstone project from last year, an Arducopter quadcopter, as well as working with an autonomous plane. I have over 9 years of RC experience, beginning with a 1/5 scale Great Planes Piper Cub balsa kit I started building when I was 9. Since then, I have built 2 more nitro models, a PT40 and a 2M wood powered glider, and my hanger includes 3 micro and ultra-micro planes, as well as an MCX2 and MX400 3D helicopters.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I am currently just entering the field of UAV's, head first. I have been around computers all my life, and have a significant amount of programming and micro-controller experience. I currently am doing an unofficial project with Christopher Newport University using Arducopter and Arduplane, and hope to continue to aerial photography, and live video processing to identify objects of interest and investigate them autonomously. The options are limitless, and projects such as 3D mapping rooms using Xbox Kinect are possible.

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