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Mission planner update problem

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Oborne May 2. 14 Replies

HiI just updated my Mission planner to the latest version on an elderly win XP laptop. version 34 of MP had been working fine until the update. After completing the update, when I try to open MP…Continue

Tags: problem, update

More Drones that piloted aircraft

Started Feb 9 0 Replies

In Aviation E Brief today it is reported that The FAA have received more than 325,000 UAV registrations making more drones than piloted aircraft at 320,000 in the USA!2 points from this. 1) Time for…Continue

Mobius Action Camera C2

Started Oct 21, 2015 0 Replies

Hi Just adding a Mobius action cam C2 to various UAVs. fixed wing and multi-copters. My question is which is the best video format to select for the file type to get the best quantity video…Continue

Tags: FPV, mobius

3DR ver 1 radio to APM connection

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dwgsparky Jan 9, 2015. 6 Replies

Hi , Help pleaseI have several Ver. 1.1/1.3 3DR radios (not clones) with the USB connector. ie. ground modules, I broke one of my air modules and would like to know if it is possible to simply take a…Continue

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Dwgsparky commented on Ellen Zhu's blog post Skywalker X5-PRO Professional Mapping Survey FPV Plane
"@Andrew Totally agree and your aerodynamic knowledge is much greater than mine but I am a very practical pilot and its not the payload that is the problem, even a heavily loaded X5 will fly well at a moderate speed with a average motor/battery, The…"
Wednesday

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Dwgsparky commented on Ellen Zhu's blog post Skywalker X5-PRO Professional Mapping Survey FPV Plane
"@ ellen Zhu- thank you I will take one soon.  Very interesting launch technique in the video- is this with a flight controller or is it pure RC? "
Wednesday

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Dwgsparky commented on Ellen Zhu's blog post Skywalker X5-PRO Professional Mapping Survey FPV Plane
"@Andrew Not to be defensive of this aircraft as I have not tried it yet but my comment above regarding the tip stalling of the old X5 is that at low speed (takeoff/landing ) the downgoing elevon would create more drag than the upgoing elevon and so…"
Tuesday

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Dwgsparky commented on Ellen Zhu's blog post Skywalker X5-PRO Professional Mapping Survey FPV Plane
"Hi  I have been using the older version of the X5 for a long time, this looks good and usable.  Have the new wingtips solved the launching problems of tip stalling unless the speed is high? Is a specific servo needed for the Elevons to fit…"
Monday
Steve Robson replied to Dwgsparky's discussion mission planner language problem
"Hi, a couple of weeks ago I downloaded Mission Planner to my laptop and used it to set up the 450 quad I'm building. Last night I opened it up again, to make some changes to the quad, and all the writing in Mission Planner was in Chinese with…"
Nov 17

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Dwgsparky commented on Julian's blog post 3DR's Rise and Fall
"Its truly sad to see the problems that 3DR now have and I wish all the players well for the future. The writing was on the wall for many people in this community when the 3DR customer support (and most of the DIY parts) went away leaving people with…"
Oct 7

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Dwgsparky commented on Enterprise Drone Solutions's blog post Enterprise Drone Solutions announces Théa: the world’s first UAS to meet the high standards for an ​FAA Airworthiness Certificate
"Hi Gary your finger is on the pulse, nice comments"
Jul 28

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Dwgsparky commented on Enterprise Drone Solutions's blog post Enterprise Drone Solutions announces Théa: the world’s first UAS to meet the high standards for an ​FAA Airworthiness Certificate
"@EDS "@Dwgsparky it is a common misconception that a reliability rate of 10^-9 means that we could fly for a 100,000 years that is definitely not the case our aircraft has required maintenance every 200 flight hours, it means that if we fley a…"
Jul 28

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Dwgsparky commented on Enterprise Drone Solutions's blog post Enterprise Drone Solutions announces Théa: the world’s first UAS to meet the high standards for an ​FAA Airworthiness Certificate
"Rob is correct (almost)  to charge at 4000W requires 34 amps plus the losses in the charger so 37amps is a reasonable approximation at 120volt, using a 220volt supply will require 18amps plus losses so 21-22amps. Not exactly a portable solution…"
Jul 27

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Dwgsparky replied to Michael Sterling's discussion Flying Wing (FX-61)/Pixhawk questios
"Iskess is correct, the elevon mixing is done in the Pixhawk not the transmitter.  "
Jul 5

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Dwgsparky commented on Tom's blog post iOSMavlink - iOS based arducopter ground control app
"looks good to me, a great addition for a 2nd unit at the flying site, put my name down for a kit or 2 please. "
Jun 26

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Dwgsparky commented on Mark Harrison's blog post Feckless Idiot flies drone over people, hits woman in head.
"in this case the feckless idiot WAS "talked to" and his flying "Discussed" with an experienced professional drone pilot  a few minutes before the accident, it was the guy flying the drone that took the video. the bad pilot…"
Jun 25

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Dwgsparky replied to JP Stewart's discussion How do you process your images?
"I like to keep things simple and do most of my work using MS ICE with good success as long as you start with good images,"
Jun 6

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Dwgsparky commented on Marco Robustini's blog post How to recover any multirotor "out of VLOS" using only the "self level" flight mode
"It helped me last night, A sudden line wind took the copter a looong way from me at high speed. I had watched the video at lunch time and thought , Ok time for a test. Copter came home with no problem. Thank you . "
Jun 2

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Dwgsparky commented on Falcon Unmanned's blog post Ardupilot Initiative Created to Provide Professional ArduPilot Services
"Great news for the Developers and the wider community, Great website.  Good luck Guys. I wish you well."
May 4

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Michael Oborne replied to Dwgsparky's discussion Mission planner update problem
"goto help > and click update beta"
May 2

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Director of operations for a small company. Safety engineer, build and fly UAV's and R/C.
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UAV Drones and FPV
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Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 12:39pm on April 29, 2013, Calvin Reich said…

Hi

Feel free to call me or email me and I can send you more information regarding the Insurance for UAV operations in Canada.

 

Calvin Reich

Capri Insurance Services.

creich@capri.ca

1-877-272-2774

At 1:40pm on April 8, 2014, Cala said…

That's great notice :) thankssss!!!!!, I'm going to post my results

At 12:43pm on September 9, 2014, Joe Zamudio said…

Thanks for responding.  We are just starting up. Our main office will be in Vancouver.  Our plane is to have a variety of UAVs and sensors to address different applications - minerals, agriculture, etc.  We will be getting our funding hopefully in a week or two.. When that happens we'll get in touch - if not before.

Cheers,

Joe Zamudio

At 1:58pm on November 17, 2015, Jimmy Oliver said…

Yes sir

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