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Does anyone have a px4flow?

Started Sep 21, 2013 0 Replies

Hi,I possibly have a nice little project coming up and could really do with a px4flow board to help with it, but they are out of stock everywhere (near me anyway, in the UK) i don't suppose anyone…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Boyhan Aug 1, 2013. 1 Reply

READY-TO-FLY RTF DJI S800 HEXACOPTERwithWookong-M Autopilot with GPS latest version and Futaba 8FG Super RadioANDZenmuse Gimbal with Sony Nex-5N  …Continue

Tags: brushless, gimbal, zenmuse, s800, Wookong

APM and DiyDrones. Awesome!

Started Jun 21, 2013 0 Replies

As the winner of the aerial…Continue

Is my APM 2.0 broken?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Slater Mar 9, 2013. 4 Replies

In the pursuit of a vibe free frame i have been experimenting with easy low-cost solutions, and I've come up with a cracker that i will soon share with you all once I've finished gathering data. In…Continue

Tags: z-axis, on, spikes, vibration


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Dave C replied to Efi Gy's discussion Bad GPS pos while on moving ship.
"I've not tried it in a while - will make some time this week, but andropilot follow me works really well. This is the first ever live test of it v0.2 of andropilot. It's come a long way since…"
Apr 6
Dave C commented on criro1999's blog post First ever UK prosecution for dangerous driving of a DRONE: Man fined £800 for illegal flying of unmanned aircraft
"@ Cosha Now abreast of all the facts I do feel he was a bit unlucky actually, I've heard of far less responsible behaviour. I'm actually pricing a job to fly over a crowd with a 7kg hexacopter, you can imagine the thought (and invention)…"
Apr 5
Dave C replied to Edgar Scott's discussion New LEGO drone in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Love the idea, although I'd have to get the Kragle out ! (if you've not seen 'lego the movie' Kragel is the 'Piece of Resistance' that, in the wrong hands, could cripple the free lego world. BTW Kragel it tuns out is…"
Apr 3
Dave C commented on criro1999's blog post First ever UK prosecution for dangerous driving of a DRONE: Man fined £800 for illegal flying of unmanned aircraft
"@Rob, I've done all of my pilot training here in the UK with 'Resource UAS', great bunch of guys, mostly ex-military, most of them serving actively for over 10 years piloting military UAV's. They have helped shape the face of…"
Apr 3
Piers C replied to Dave C's discussion Arducopter Tuning Guide
"has anyone got any ideas why (on 3.1.2) actual pitch/roll never manages to attain desired pitch/roll on my hexa s800 in auto (waypoints) mode? Is desired roll/pitch treated differently in auto mode? In stabilize mode and alt hold, the desired pitch…"
Apr 3
Dave C replied to Matthew Mullesch's discussion DJI Flamewheel F450 / Pixhawk / 3S LiPo -- Will not lift off
"Ok several things here. First up, you must NOT use the DJI frame setup instructions as you are not flying a DJI flight controller. The  motors are numbered differently to PIXHAWK and APM.  See this page for motor numbers and prop…"
Apr 3
Piers C replied to Dave C's discussion Arducopter Tuning Guide
"On my s800 evo hexa when I flip from loiter mode into auto mode to start a mission, the quad does a massive instantaneous 45deg. wobble as it pitches forward-back-forward etc. before flying forward off toward the first waypoint steadily.  Am I…"
Mar 21
Parker Stephen replied to Dave C's discussion Arducopter Tuning Guide
"From what I understand, overshooting would seem to indicate a Rate I value that is too high.  Otherwise it may be the Rate P."
Mar 19
Nigel Jefferson replied to Dave C's discussion Arducopter Tuning Guide
"Great guide. I'm working my way though it; thanks very much for taking the time to write it! I am part way through tuning my new quad atm. I took her out and whilst flying in stabilize mode, I noticed that the quad would sway on the pitch axis.…"
Feb 20
Dave C replied to Nat's discussion For sale: 3x HobbyKing 30A UBEC ESCs (unopened) (US only)
"Really? Once flashed with simonK, these are my number one ESC! And I'm tried most of them! Really easy to flash too, all the headers are in a row. My favourite tri has been in the air with these for over two years now, not missed a beat. Or of…"
Feb 8
Dave C replied to C's discussion 3DR Iris or older quad?
"First up you can use a t7c with a pixhawk, you just need a ppm encoder board, to convert the 7 wires into 1 effectively. (3dr one is only $20). Pixhawk  is defo worth the extra money, as it will last you for years worth of new features and…"
Jan 25
Samuel Arnold replied to Dave C's discussion Arducopter Tuning Guide
"Do you have to trim it every time?"
Jan 19
Samuel Arnold replied to Dave C's discussion Arducopter Tuning Guide
"Hi I got following PIDs My Quad is made of carbon fiber and aluminium. The frame is ultra stiff, lightweight (550g with landing gear) and with camera and gimbal etc I´m at about 2.4 kg. Now the problem. As I fly in stabilize, i get little…"
Jan 19
Dave C replied to Euan Ramsay's discussion APM 2.6 inside F550
"Yep, you have exactly the right idea, there is plenty of room in the 550 centre plate for an apm and bits (i've actually done it on a f330 - that was a tight fit!), and since you are using the external compass you don't have to worry about…"
Jan 6
Samuel Arnold replied to Dave C's discussion Arducopter Tuning Guide
"Motors 1-4 are not the same like with the KK2! The numbers are different"
Jan 4
Dave C commented on Thomas J Coyle III's blog post The Sparkfun 2014 AVC has been announced!
"It's got me all of a flutter, my fan club is coming with me this time :) Who else suggested crowd safety nets on the aftershow feedback forms? I put it in CAPITALS. Maybe we should make a gentle reminder. I'd be happy to pay a few bucks…"
Nov 19, 2013

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Lithium battery dreams

Posted on May 23, 2013 at 12:14pm 7 Comments

New lithium-ion battery design that’s 2,000 times more powerful, recharges 1,000 times faster... I'm drooling!


Can anyone put me into hibernation for 5…


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At 10:19am on January 16, 2013, Jared Reabow said…

ask away!

At 1:29pm on October 1, 2013, Phil said…

Hi Dave

Thanks for accepting me as friend. i live in sutton coldfield so am fairly close i think. i have a quad that i am trying to get going and have fitted an air sensor. It just does not show up on mission planner? the tick boxes are just greyed out? i have a m8 who is checking the unit out, but any suggestions?

Thanks in anticipation


P.S. its a 700 version not the 500 version i have been seeing probs with on on forums.

At 1:32pm on October 1, 2013, Phil said…

Jared?  confused with forum lol

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