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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, 2015. 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's blog post Runcam 2 gimbal more prototype
"Hi Daniel:  Assuming that I have not misunderstood you... If a the roll axis was directly connected to the camera & the pitch axis connected between the roll axis & the aircraft frame... The pitch axis would not function as a pitch-only…"
May 18
Chris Card replied to Konrad Harbort's discussion Xbee as telemetry module for pixhawk does not work
"The Xbee 868 has a low data rate, 24Kbps, & if you enable AES encription I believe it will be reduced further. If the telemetry serial data rate is greater than the radios' RF transmition data rate there will be lost data. Maybe try…"
May 11
Chris Card commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post Organic Vegan Quad Copter Drone
"It's been bid up to $20.50 AUD.       LOL"
Jan 24
Chris Card commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post Organic Vegan Quad Copter Drone
"Nice find Gary!"
Jan 24
Chris Card commented on Rosalie (@rosalieinc)'s blog post How drones saved this woman’s life (Interview with @ZoeFPV)
"Nice story.  Thanks for posting it. "
Jan 19
Chris Card replied to Abolo's discussion Plane gose CRAZY always Big pitch up + log in the group ArduPlane User Group
"Regarding large log files that are too big to upload, you can save them in DropBox and post a link here to the file(s). Tim Shcuh has made some good suggestions, that you have not answered. Your plane should be able to fly well in manual mode…"
Jan 19
Chris Card commented on Thomas J Coyle III's blog post California Prepares New Drone Laws
"In regards to 'Gatto's bill'   {I've posted the same text on MilutiRotorForums.} "
Jan 19
Chris Card commented on PX4's blog post A detailed look at Pixracer
"@crady Yes it is supposed to ship with cables."
Jan 16
Chris Card replied to Bill Harrison's discussion Looking for input - tethered Quad platform to fly communication antenna
"I edited my above comment, but I don't know if it saved. So I'm re-posting my edit. The above was just for powering the naze32 board. not the ESC's Generally one should add about 220 Micro Farads of low ESR capacitance for every…"
Jan 11
Chris Card replied to Bill Harrison's discussion Looking for input - tethered Quad platform to fly communication antenna
"Here is a link to the NAZE32 manual."
Jan 11
Chris Card replied to Bill Harrison's discussion Looking for input - tethered Quad platform to fly communication antenna
"The Naze32 must be powered by a regulated 5 Volt supply. You may use a linear regulator or a buck converter or a buck/boost converter. It would be advisable to add at least a 1000 uF , Micro Farad, capacitor in parallel with a 0.1 uF ceramic…"
Jan 11
Chris Card commented on John Wheeler's blog post You Are Now Required To Register Your Drone
"$4 for two measly P-touch labels.... lol   "
Jan 3
Chris Card commented on Marco Robustini's blog post Testing "motors smoothing patch" of the "PX4 Autopilot VTOL" code
"Wow , that's great! It looks so surreal  [ @ 3:10 ]  to see the plane just 'hanging' there as though it were hanging on a string. Chris"
Dec 21, 2015
Chris Card commented on earthpatrol's blog post Ascending Technologies Season Greetings
"Nicely done!"
Dec 19, 2015
Chris Card replied to Wolf Dilworth's discussion Need "english" docs on this DJI knock off.
"I have an e-flite QX200 for indoor flying and I have to raise the throttle shortly after arming or it will dis-arm itself.  "
Dec 16, 2015
Chris Card commented on Darius Jack's blog post FAA Small UAS Registration Rule Law banned development of model ArduPlane ArduCopter ?
"My favourite FAQ from the FAA web site. Q. If I don't have a scale and my drone doesn't appear on the list is there another method to tell how much it weighs? A. Two sticks of butter weigh 0.5lbs. "
Dec 16, 2015

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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.
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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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