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APM 2.X Led Buzzer Modules

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles lakins Nov 6, 2014. 39 Replies

APM2.x External Led & Buzzer Modules Direct PnP to the APM…Continue

GoPro v1 & v2 Live Video Feed Cables

Started Mar 25, 2013 0 Replies

GoPro v1 & v2 Live Video Feed CablesI have a few of these available 7.5 inches…Continue

Futaba PA-2 Auto Assist

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Asking $40 shipped from Canada…Continue

 

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Jolyon Saunders commented on Charles lakins's blog post Storm32 BGC gimbal
"Looking good! I'm also in the process of building my gimbal after reading about integration with arducopter. Storm32 is looking to be a very good BGC option for users in the future."
yesterday
Charles lakins commented on Charles lakins's blog post Storm32 BGC gimbal
"Yeah I heard that Randy something to look forward as more dev goes, maybe some POI stuff I would imagine also"
Wednesday

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Randy commented on Charles lakins's blog post Storm32 BGC gimbal
"Looking good.  We've been working with OlliW and have added a SToRM32 gimbal library into master (so it will go out with AC3.3) this will mean you can plug the pixhawk into the serial port.  So far we only have the…"
Wednesday
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Charles lakins posted a status
"Storm32 BGC - Mavlink Commands - Updates http://www.olliw.eu/storm32bgc-wiki/Serial_Communication"
Sunday
Charles lakins replied to Edgar Scott's discussion Positive press for Drones in the group ArduCopter User Group
"that was a good way of using the media to promote your business :)"
Feb 6
Charles lakins commented on Janis Kuze's blog post UgCS 2.1 is out!
"Great work! cant wait to see the changes from the older version I have"
Dec 17, 2014
Charles lakins replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"as a test you could calibrate your esc's and leave a small gap at the low end of the stick when doing so then when the motors are off the osd will not see that until the actual stick is at the bottom fully, it might help try the theory on that…"
Dec 14, 2014
Charles lakins replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"I don't see a setting in the Config tool to do that I think you would have to recompile from the source and remove that option from being displayed, there might also be a value it looks for from throttle you should be able to adjust…"
Dec 14, 2014
Charles lakins replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"your experiencing it thinking your trip is done and its displaying the stats for end of trip"
Dec 11, 2014
Charles lakins replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"just the prior prototype board so far on video here's a sample of 1orgars board working I sent him "
Dec 2, 2014
Charles lakins replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"I did that too, doubles for my naza and apm :) without flashing due to low memory the next step I think is a teensy shield or stm32 based solution"
Dec 2, 2014
Charles lakins replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"Got it, thanks  I must have missed a letter using shiftt on the password field"
Nov 28, 2014
Charles lakins replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"for some reason the login & password doesn't work to download the file"
Nov 28, 2014
Charles lakins commented on Chris Anderson's group ArduCopter User Group
"That's a good idea Doug"
Nov 26, 2014
Charles lakins commented on Chris Anderson's group ArduCopter User Group
"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"
Nov 26, 2014

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Storm32 BGC gimbal

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 1:00pm 3 Comments

After combining my retracts from my previous blog post and my conversion plate to turn the 2-axis into a 3-axis gimbal

then also adding a mounting plate for the Storm32 BCG controller, further testing and setup goes great so far

Also did some tests using the spektrum sat option for the second operator to control the gimbal movements remotely (with…

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My New Frame For The APM

Posted on May 10, 2014 at 6:04pm 11 Comments

Anyways I ordered a new frame for the apm

well after several weeks the wrong one arrived

although its not bad, I wanted the round center plate frame style as an alternative to the frame styles I own already

anyway here s a mockup for placement of the APM the apm will end up inside once I find my short usb extension so programming is easy…

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Storm32 3-Axis Brushless Gimbal Controller

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 9:30am 8 Comments

Produced & Developed by OlliW & Martinez

Source = http://www.olliw.eu/2013/storm32bgc/?en

 

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My DIY Retract & Gimbal Mount

Posted on December 21, 2013 at 3:41pm 42 Comments

 

 

Test run using bamboo skewers to hold the retracts aligned in place

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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