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Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Austin Jul 30, 2013. 13 Replies

The only way to get meaningful search results from this site is to use GOOGLE's advanced search feature to search this domain.I have a terrible time trying to search for information on this site.I'm…Continue

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Pitot Tube Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Me Apr 21. 34 Replies

I just got one of the new style pitot tubes with combined static & dynamic tubes.I noticed that if I plug the four holes around the tube and plug the hole at the tip, that there is cross flow of…Continue


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Chris Card commented on Paul's blog post Free Android App for UAV's
"I was thinking the same thing that  Muscate wrote ,  especially since I recently attended a multi-rotor FPV racing event in Collingwood Ontario that is located in the bottom left-hand corner of the displayed screen in the O.P. This…"
Sep 28
Chris Card replied to DG's discussion What laptop are you using with Mission Planner? in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Most normal laptops are too easy to damage by accident. One can find a variety of  used, older, rugged laptops for a reasonable cost. When my HP core2 "field laptop" died, I replaced it with a used Itronix XR-1  $325-from…"
Aug 31
Chris Card replied to Forrest Frantz's discussion Calling All Custom Multi-Copter Pilots! in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Hi Forrest.   This is a great idea!  I don't know how I missed this thread before. I've wondered why ACM never has had a 'custom motor mixer' option ever since I first read the DJI Wookong manual about 2 1/2 years…"
Jun 4
Dave Me replied to Chris Card's discussion Pitot Tube Question
"FYI, my 3DR tube purchased in October 2014 does not leak."
Apr 21
Chris Card replied to Robert Merki's discussion Tell me what pains you about drones/UAVs. (VENT AT ME)
"About the only thing that hasn't been asked for yet is ... A Shiny Drone made out of Shinanium. "
Nov 18, 2014
Chris Card commented on Bob's blog post Sunk DJI Phantom Found In The Ocean After One Year
"Data retention for SD cards is at less than fifteen years."
Nov 16, 2014
Chris Card commented on Janis Kuze's blog post Probably first 3DR Quad received ICAO 24-bit address
"Great going. Congrats for receiving you ICAO address. Regarding the Sagetech transponder: The detailed technical info indicates 250 watts transmit power!  Do you plan to use any shielding for the flight controller ? For the Multi-rotor in the…"
Nov 16, 2014
Chris Card commented on LHardy's blog post Flying an Unmanned Aircraft - Transport Canada
"300 feet???  Did we just loose a hundred feet of flying space ?"
Oct 22, 2014
Chris Card commented on Bill Isenberger's blog post SteadiDrone IRIS/IRIS+ Conversion Kit
"I have a QU4D and being able to fold the arms makes it quite compact for travel. if you do buy one I strongly recommend  getting the aluminum inner (pivot) clamps for the arm tubes."
Oct 15, 2014
Chris Card replied to yuvraj's discussion RFD 900
"Here's two photos of the connection from the RFD900 to FTDI usb. The jumper is for providing power to the radio circuitry from the FTDI/usb cable. Cheers. "
Oct 13, 2014
Chris Card commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post Congratulations Canberra UAV, stunning Outback Challenge win
"Great going team CanberraUAV. What a fantsatic result!!! Did the plane land using AUTO or was it manual ?... It looked like it did a little touch-n-go hop on the landing. "
Sep 26, 2014
Chris Card commented on Chris Anderson's blog post CanberraUAV daily reports from the Outback Challenge
"Congrats to Tridge & the CanberraUAV team for winning the Outback Challenge !!!"
Sep 25, 2014
Chris Card commented on Sunil Shah's blog post Drones at UC Berkeley: Real-time Image Processing (Part 1 of 2)
"Great project! I have downloaded the paper & I look forward to reading it. Is the video image converted to monochrome  or is the processing performed in full colour? ..Almost OT... For the purpose of identifying a landing pad target could…"
Sep 25, 2014
Chris Card commented on Stefan78's blog post Unmanned Parcel Delivery is a reality!
"I'm surprised that they're using a quad instead of a six or eight motor configuration. While I like the simplicity and reduced cost of a quad set-up compared with a hex or octo..... I personally would consider a platform that has no form…"
Sep 24, 2014
Chris Card replied to AerospaceVlogger's discussion Supersonic, I'm going to do it.
"Why Ethanol?  ...   Jet fuel , Kerosene , diesel  have greater energy densities by weight & by volume."
Sep 19, 2014
Chris Card commented on Miguel Angelo's blog post The First Low Orbit Atmospheric Satellite ever Built in the World
"I checked out the website from your link. For the LAxx series of aircraft. Is the 3500 meter operating altitude designed to be an "air-traffic-friendly" altitude for use in densely populated areas? The HAxx series , I noticed, will have a…"
Sep 17, 2014

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About Me:
I have recently re-ignited my interest in R/C airborne craft.
I think it was the FPV & AP systems that hooked me.
II work in special effects for film & T.V.
I'm no longer a kid but I still enjoy R/C boats and planes, model rockets.
I also like photography, boating (being around water), motorcycles & electronics.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I am interested in doing aerial photography.
It is my hope be able to map with photos, [for example; The area around a lake], from different directions to produce a "street-view" 360 Deg PAN -TILT etc. Maybe use it to show seasonal changes over an area.

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New Firmware for XBeePro900

Posted on January 5, 2011 at 10:46pm 7 Comments

I just noticed that there is a new firmware available from DIGI for the XBeePro 900MHz radios.

The new firmware #1061 has added a choice for 1 or 2 stop bits for serial I/O.

New sleep functions , could be useful ground-side but not likely needed.

There also are some new network node functions.

There are 3 more diagnostic commands and there are functions for I/O sampling.

I haven't read though the updated manual, yet, but I hope to get to this weekend if the weather… Continue

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