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HW Quattro and Pixhawk; which one rules the throttle signal?

Started this discussion. Last reply by DG Oct 31, 2015. 1 Reply

I've been using a HobbyWing Quattro 4-in-1 ESC all year for my test quad. It has worked very well, however reviewing the manual while installing another in a new copter, it states:Throttle signal…Continue

KDE ESC and xxxHawk (Arducopter) will not work properly, period.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dom Brown Dec 1, 2015. 2 Replies

For details, see…Continue

Tags: Pixhawk, ESC, KDE

Is there a known problem with KDE and xxxHawk?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dom Brown Dec 1, 2015. 1 Reply

So for something different I bought a CUAV Pixhack (the real one) for this current H4 Alien 680 build. To head off criticism, it is not a cheap Pixhawk clone. It is high quality hardware in a…Continue

Sonar or Lidar? Do either work over water?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laser Developer Oct 27, 2015. 2 Replies

I will need accurate altitude estimates for video on a trip in July as they will be mission flights.I think it was said Lidar does not work over water. Does sonar?Continue


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DG commented on Jack's blog post Quadcopter brushless motor: which brand is most popular one?
"Out of the many motors I've used, KDE would be at the top. I have 14 2814XF-515 KDE motors installed on 3 different copters (1 Y6, 2 quads). They are very powerful, versatile, quiet and the triple ABEC-7 bearing configuration makes them stand…"
Jun 6
DG commented on Kristaps Brass's blog post Universal Adapter for DJI Gimbals
"Now will DJI file a lawsuit?"
Mar 7
Preamble replied to DG's discussion DIY Y6 Pixhawk backup power question in the group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"I had trouble last year installing two strobes in parallel to my pixhawk. They worked fine (switch by rc channel 9) when the drowned was not armed and motors Not engaged however,  when they were the strobes were erratic with what looked like…"
Feb 2
DG commented on Chris Anderson's blog post New 3DR autopilot: Pixhawk Mini
"@ Gary McCray.  Is still called climate change? I don't anyone that denies climate changes. "
Oct 31, 2016
DG commented on Julian's blog post 3DR's Rise and Fall
"DJI is trying to patent everything related to drones (including their GEO system and force it on everyone via legislation), suing Yuneec, suing Autel, Personally I want nothing to do with DJI."
Oct 7, 2016
DG replied to Michael S. McConnell's discussion which 4 in 1 esc is usable with the pixhawk
"I use HobbyWing 25A Quattro on two quadcopters, then flashed with BLHeli. They work excellent, no problems, hundreds of flights. http://www.hobbywingdirect.com/products/skywalker-quattro-25ax4-esc They also have a new…"
Sep 29, 2016
DG replied to Shaun Bell's discussion Auto tunes issues on large X8, near rollover. in the group PIXHAWK
"I thought the latest beta fw had additional provisions for doing AT on large craft?"
Sep 21, 2016
DG replied to Chris Hardwick's discussion KDE Driect motor vibration issue
"I have 14 KDE 2814XF 515 motors; 1 Y6 and 2 quads. They aren't the only motors I have, but by far my favorite.  I find the 515 to be most versatile motor on the market. Lots of power, quiet and yet efficient. 200+ hours between…"
Sep 21, 2016
DG commented on Ivan Tolchinsky's blog post Atlas ERIDA
"It's a Tri, and that's cool in itself."
Sep 3, 2016
Glenn Hollowell replied to DG's discussion If you were building a X4 using a 3DR Quad frame, what motor/props would you use?
"Actual bare frame wt. (no motors/electronics, velcro, etc) - 689g, Stock 2836-880kv motors (w/mounts + prop adapters) - 92g/1, Stock 3DR 20A ESC - 35g/1, 10" 3DR stock 1047 propeller - 19g/1, 3DR power dist board unit - 39g, GPS mast - 25g, 3DR…"
Jun 30, 2016
Vicky Taylor replied to DG's discussion 3DR Power Module
"So cool"
Jun 30, 2016
DG commented on Randy Mulson's group Michigan Quadcopter Pilots
"Craig,   Still interested in a meetup?"
Jun 25, 2016
DG commented on Laser Developer's blog post The SF11/C laser altimeter - awesome performance for $249
"I'm interested in installing this on on of my copters, but haven't followed it for quite some time. What is required to make it work with PIxhawk, and I wonder if AC 3.4 supports Lidar for terrain following and RTL. Thanks."
Jun 23, 2016
DG commented on lee winterson's blog post Xiaomi MI Drone - The $456.00 4K Camera drone
"One thing that is never addressed in these new low priced drones is the quality of the components."
Jun 5, 2016
DG replied to Jacob Heller's discussion Huge wobble when yawing and hard throttle up
"Leonard,   Did you do some changes in RC 3.4 for Auto Tune? I installed 3.4 rc1 and redid the AT. This is a Alien H680 similar to the discussion. It flies so much better I don't hate this frame now. In Position Hold, at say 12 m/s speed, I…"
May 31, 2016
DG replied to Pravin Prajapati's discussion Ardupilot Crash - Help needed
May 31, 2016

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Stopped flying RC planes, brought a tricopter.
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VAYU Aircraft Drone Company

Posted on April 10, 2016 at 8:00pm 8 Comments

My niece worked there last year, but could not give me much information. Mum's the word.


Draconian Drone bill in Congress is in the works. Is this the end of home-built drones?

Posted on March 17, 2016 at 5:00pm 17 Comments

A Senate bill to reauthorize the FAA contains provisions related to the manufacture of drones that could apply to home-built drones, as well as those produced by large consumer manufacturers. The bill in question, titled the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016,…


FAA sued in Federal Court by model aircraft hobbyist

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 8:00pm 6 Comments

From Ars Technica:

According to the petition for review filed…


Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 7:28am on May 11, 2015, Paul Meier said…

pics of 3dr radios used to connect tower with pixhawk


At 8:40am on December 27, 2015, MUTHU AERO said…


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