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Very strange behaviour for Quad

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Boyhan Dec 24, 2012. 12 Replies

I took my quad out this morning to try various flight modes.  Alt hold was perfect (more or less without sonar), but when i swapped back to stablise I lost all throttle control and it went off on its…Continue

GPS and ARM LEDs and the APM 2.5 case

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Anders Dec 18, 2012. 2 Replies

Hey all,I received my APM case last week, dismantled my quad, put the case in and rebuilt it and it works a treat.  Makes everything just seem cleaner and safer - and considering what i'm trying to…Continue

Test flight in moderately gusty winds

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Anders Dec 11, 2012. 2 Replies

Hey all,My quad's been running pretty well so I took my quad out this evening for a spin to see how it would handle a moderately gusty day (20-30km/h winds).  I have to say that it was almost…Continue

Antenna Tracking System

Started this discussion. Last reply by Josh Potter May 12, 2013. 4 Replies

Hi all,I'm familiar with RC and I'm familiar with the various types of antenna but i've never built/played with antenna tracking sytems before, so i'm practically starting from scratch [aside from…Continue

 

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William Robert Sugar commented on David Anders's group IRIS
"Returned my IRIS, have (4) Zippy 5000 batteries with Deans on them. Each battery has exactly 1 cycle. (actually one has the factory Hobby King connectors on it - it has no cycles) They aren't ideal for my Y6, so, if you are interested, shoot me…"
12 hours ago
Roberto Andrade commented on David Anders's group IRIS
"Iris RC control display, no work Please display my RC does not work and does not allow me to arm the iris. I've tried changing the battery and did not work someone…"
13 hours ago

3D Robotics
Stephen Garland commented on David Anders's group IRIS
"3DR Controller Prototype TestingHi everyone, We're doing some user testing for new prototypes at 3DR here in Berkeley Ca. If you are in the Bay Area and would be interested in testing and giving feedback on the prototypes, please drop me a…"
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David Anders replied to Pedals2Paddles's discussion Compass/GPS without mast? in the group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"I don't have a mast on any of my copters and don't have a problem.  "
Jul 14

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David Anders replied to armen t's discussion this site is purposely confusing
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Jul 6

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David Anders replied to armen t's discussion this site is purposely confusing
"Just following up and found one of the many cards in a recent 3DR purchase after doing some winter cleaning... Front: 'For customer support, contact us at help@3dr.com or call our support line at +1 (858) 225-1414 Monday through Friday, from…"
Jul 5

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David Anders replied to armen t's discussion this site is purposely confusing
"If you hover over the community tab you'll see a number of options.  The default click takes you to this drone community site. It does say on the Iris group page on this community site for all 3DR support queries, go…"
Jul 5

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David Anders replied to armen t's discussion this site is purposely confusing
"Hi Armen.  We as moderators try not to do much moderating at all.  we do make sure that blog posts follow a similar look and feel and to make sure they abide by the ToS.  If a topic becomes heated we watch, but that's about…"
Jul 5
Jeremiah Walker commented on David Anders's blog post GPS Locator and UAV Rescue
"Hello everyone. I witnessed a fly away today and want the same insurance. I am looking for a turn key solution in USA. Also trying to get in touch with the Hollywood Florida club to sharpen my skills and collaborate. ASAP please I beg! "
Jun 20

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David Anders commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Copter autonomously following car -- 13-year old has best project of the year!
"Very nice work - and what a great family project!"
Jun 20
Scott Pritchett commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"Has anyone else had problems with their talon massively losing altitude in sharp auto turns? I already had a well-tuned Skyhunter (similar size, weight and speed) when I set up the talon, so I started with the config file for from the…"
May 16
Gustav Kuhn commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"Esteban, This is what Scott uses, looks very good... http://api.ning.com/files/LEe98AM-Zuo*lA5RGW8tQHjvsKOdK1WAtaGkNhO3HBRNf-spAf33JNEZQaX0Hdshsuofe2OJvx2Sept7ovU48vydWOt8lcfW/MiniTalonMay11th2014.param And this is his blog…"
May 14
Esteban Jaramillo commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"can anyone post a.param for the talon mini plz?"
May 7
Mark Pratley commented on David Anders's group IRIS
"Installing Boscam 600mw Transmitter. Does it have to be placed far away from the GPS module. does the transmitter interfere with GPS or not?"
May 4
Gustav Kuhn commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"Hi Dave, I've been flying RC since '80, so not too many surprises for me. Computers, well now, entirely new subject...... Talon should be running at about 14 - 16 m/s, from flights up to now."
May 3
Dave Smith commented on David Anders's group X-UAV Talon
"Yeah, I wish I could assist more, but I am a XUAV wannabe. I doubt that you would want much more than 45°, depending on what you are doing. I don't know how much flight time you have, but it took a while for the idea of airspeed, bank…"
May 3

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Comment Wall (15 comments)

At 8:16am on December 15, 2012, Richard Collmann said…

Hi David

I've asked my students to also participate in this very useful group. It is close to xmas now, but I hope they will become involved with your group before semester 1 in 2013. I hope you have seen the YouTube N7project footage. I have been very pleased with what they have done with what was only a bare concept in late-2011.

 

Thanks, Richard

At 11:56pm on February 14, 2013, Mr. Jay Moulton said…
hello David, how are you mate?
At 4:51am on April 3, 2013, Jarrod Smith said…

HI David,

I am based in Melbourne and am new to this whole drones world, but am keen to learn more, where do you think is a good place to start for a first build?

Regards

Jarrod

At 12:41pm on April 3, 2013, Jake Wells said…

Thanks David.

At 10:12pm on April 20, 2013, Geoffrey A Whatley said…

Hi Dave,

Don't know whether you got my message yesterday re APM problem setting up, have spent hours on the "B" system, don't know where I going wrong the problem is in the setup with the 3 position control switch set on manual the motor will run, on Stab mode motor slows  on RTL motor stops, in fail safe settings I note that manual setting "radio in "channel 3 there is a full set of green bars, "servo/motor out" the same for manual, less on stab. mode and none on RTL. Channel 8 " radio in" a full set of bars on all switch settings, nothing on "servo/motor out" regardless of switch setting, hope you can point me in the right direction  Regards Geoff.

At 1:12am on April 22, 2013, Geoffrey A Whatley said…

Hi David, Thanks for the reply,Firstly I gather you mean tick the check box
in fail safe nothing changes if it's ticked or not, don't understand what
you mean by TX responses are correct under Radio Calibtation and I only have
switch set fo RTL, Stabalise and Manual, have been having another problem
today, Picture but no GPS, push reset button, it trys to reboot, then comes
up with a message Waiting for MAULINK HEARTBEAT. sorry to be such a pain
Regards Geoff.

At 1:34am on April 22, 2013, Geoffrey A Whatley said…

Hi David

I have found the OSD problem,It doesn't show if you are connected to PC, looking at OSD I find It doesn't matter where the 3position switch is the OSD shows Stabilised Mode maybe someone has an answer  Regards Geoff

At 3:38am on May 21, 2013, Nick Young said…

Hi David,

Thanks for getting in touch. Me being a newbe on the subject, can you get the ball rolling? I have a load of questions and am somewhat shooting in the dark right now.

At 12:16am on June 2, 2013, Andrew Pan said…

Hey David,

Do u live in Melbourne

At 7:39am on June 3, 2013, Mark Edwards said…

David - looking for some likeminded multi-pilots to network with here in Melbourne. I'm flying a 6X Naza-M F550 frame with a view to moving towards a heavy lift build and a CASA commercial certificate for cinematography. Very much like to meet up with some local pilots to discuss techniques and build options etc. Notice there is a Melbourne group meeting periodically...

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Drones in the sky - technological marvel or threat to privacy?

Posted on February 26, 2014 at 5:00pm 8 Comments

Do drones pose a threat to our privacy, or are they just the fruits of innovative technology with benefits for governments and industry?…

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Scientists flap to the future with 'insect' drone

Posted on February 24, 2014 at 6:18am 0 Comments

As reported in the Sydney Morning Herald, Dutch scientists have developed the world's smallest autonomous flapping drone, a dragonfly-like beast with 3D vision that could revolutionise our experience of everything from pop concerts to…

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UAE develops delivery drones to improve government services

Posted on February 11, 2014 at 1:02am 10 Comments

DUBAI // Aerial drones could be used to deliver vital documents and medicines within a year.

Two prototypes of the small, unmanned craft were unveiled at the Government Summit on Monday.

“What these things are best suited for is delivery of small, light value things that are time…

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3DR Quad - Speed and Lift Test

Posted on June 16, 2013 at 3:09pm 2 Comments

Hey all,

UAV Test Flight - Speed and Lift from David Anders on Vimeo.

Yesterday a group of us headed out for our regular Melbourne catch-up.  This time I was out to test just how fast I could get my 3DR quad to move and…

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