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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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Combined Pitot Tubes LEAK!

Started Jan 13, 2013 0 Replies

I hope this is the correct place for this.There seems to be an ongoing problem with the 'combined pitot tube'I refer you to this discussion       …Continue

Pitot Tube Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by MV Reddy May 21, 2013. 33 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 replied to Jonathan Bowles's discussion Ricoh GR for aerial photography
"I don't have this camera but it has a good "rating score" at , though it seems quite expensive for a non-zoom camera. The field of view is a bit wide, but with 16 Mega pixels and RAW recording, cropping and…"
10 hours ago
Chris Card replied to MHefny's discussion Changing Main frequency of HM-TRP 3DR Radio for Telemetry using AT Commands
"Thanks for the find! When I read this post I was skeptical about changing the RF operating band without changing any components on the circuit board because usually radios have filter circuits which are particular to an operating frequency…"
11 hours ago
Chris Card commented on Robert Hoermann's blog post Soon availible... Redundancy for autopilots
"This project looks quite interesting, I look forward to reading the details."
Chris Card commented on Pedals2Paddles's blog post Congressman who oversees FAA being investigated by FAA for wedding drone photography
"Fantastic! This may turn into something like an Ouroboros ... with multiple bureaucrats."
Chris Card replied to Stefan Oosterhout's discussion Pixhawk analog servo support?
"The parameter    RC_SPEED   allows a range of 50Hz   to  490Hz  update rates. You may access this parameter from the Full-Parameter-List  section of the Config/Tuning tab in Mission Planner."
Jul 9
Chris Card replied to TheMightyThor's discussion Mission Planner 1.33 Compass Error and HUD Not Refreshing
"I was using MP 1.3.4  Build 1.1.5258.36011   with  Arducopter V3.2-rc1 , mostly for bench testing the Futaba SBUS R7008SB RX, but on a whim I thought I'd CAL the internal compass... I did a lot of reboots and power cycling, so…"
May 26
Chris Card replied to TheMightyThor's discussion Mission Planner 1.33 Compass Error and HUD Not Refreshing
"I had the same trouble doing the compass calibration with the 3DR external GPS/Compass module on a PixHawk. It has now been fixed. To be thorough, I thought that I'd also calibrate the internal compass but it dos not not work properly for the…"
May 25
Chris Card commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Insanely big multicopter (?) lifts off
"Domino's could deliver a lot of pizzas with one.  P)"
Apr 13
Chris Card commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Was this tiny pink helicopter toy the "drone" that scared Senator Feinstein?
"The level of intelligence displayed by elected officials certainly can be astounding. Thanks for the post & giving me a good laugh."
Jan 18
Chris Card replied to Rud Merriam's discussion Heading Hold or Yaw Rate Gyro on a Ground Rover?
"As I haven't yet got a rover, {just planes & multi-copters} , I cannot give you an answer based on "rover" experience, also, I don't have any direct experience with RC system gyros. I was considering buying one several…"
Jan 14
Chris Card commented on Lorenz Meier's blog post Turn your phone into a 3D scanner - and next your quadrotor
"Totally awesome work!"
Dec 6, 2013
Chris Card commented on Jiro Hattori's blog post Smartphone Case N
"That would be CO2 gas me thinks, not nitrogen."
Dec 5, 2013
Chris Card commented on Thomas J Coyle III's blog post World's first" smartphone-controlled SmartPlane takes off
"I guess the Iphly doesn't count???"
Nov 26, 2013
Chris Card replied to Bertrand Duchiron's discussion New SFOC rule to be unveil next week at the AUVSI conference in Vancouver in the group Canada
"Dean, I'm in the same position as you. In my case it seem that just as I start to become comfortable with APM [ plane or copter] something odd happens and my confidence in the system gets knocked down a bit. With the APM flight controller setup…"
Nov 17, 2013
Chris Card replied to Bertrand Duchiron's discussion New SFOC rule to be unveil next week at the AUVSI conference in Vancouver in the group Canada
"Thank you Bertrand, for posting this information. I had made efforts to read through much, but not all, of the information on the TC website, and  I was mistakenly under the impression that there was intention to accommodate 'small…"
Nov 17, 2013
Chris Card commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Sandia concept transfomer drone would fly, swim and roll
"Seems very well suited for James Bond."
Nov 16, 2013

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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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