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3DR ver 1 radio to APM connection

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dwgsparky Jan 9. 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

Tags: Ground, radio, Air, USB

pixhawk to hobby king telemetry cable

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dwgsparky Sep 7, 2014. 2 Replies

Hi Does anyone know of a suitable "ready made" cable to link the 6 pin DF13 on the pixhawk to the 6 pin ??? connector on the HK king 915mhz telemetry ?? Thank you Continue

mission planner language problem

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Hoermann Oct 16, 2014. 1 Reply

I have a windows XP laptop with mission planner 1.3.6.installed and find that the PC has French and English keyboards but when mission planner starts most of the headers and pop up menus are in…Continue

Tags: planner, mission, language

Instructions for skywalker X6

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dwgsparky Jun 4, 2014. 2 Replies

Hi Does anyone have a link for the build instructions for a new Skywalker X6 flying wing? I tried all the usual places Th position of the CG would be really useful, the rest of it I can work…Continue

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Dwgsparky replied to matt wollam's discussion Long Endurance
"@ P2P You missed the point (not your usual style ) He IS going to break ground... at the front of his plane on the first flight. unless he takes some advice and starts smaller.  @matt, No offense meant to you but a lot of people are trying to…"
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Dwgsparky replied to matt wollam's discussion Long Endurance
"Guys' Back to basics please, We all know that the concept of battery to drive motor to drive alternator (or generator) to charge the battery will NEVER work! you might add a little to the battery capacity by using the solar cells but that is…"
Feb 23
Dwgsparky commented on Colin Snow's blog post FAA Proposed Drone Rules: Market Opportunity Winners and Losers
"Well, I fly a standard 3 mtr RC sailplane at over 3000 feet and I can still see it clear enough to fly and control it and keep it away from others.Just for the record my eyes have been with me for 60+ yrs Whats your idea of LOS."
Feb 18
Dwgsparky commented on Laser Developer's blog post Laser for collision avoidance: 4000 readings per second, 120m range
"Sounds good and I don't want to be a bad guy on this but if its on a multicopter or fixed wing plane and a nice slow Cessna approaches at 100 mph (or 45 m/s your aircraft has less than 2 seconds to get out of the way after it has determined…"
Feb 16
Dwgsparky replied to ThatJoshGuy's discussion Pixhawk BAD ACCEL HEALTH APM 3.2 - collecting data
"Hi I have read this with interest and I will ask for some help to make sure I understand this issue.  I have 2 pixhawks (both 3DR),  if I graph the dataflash values for IMU and IMU2 ACCx,y,z on one of the Pixhawks running the latest FIXED…"
Feb 14
Dwgsparky replied to bocorps's discussion skywalker X5 mapping camera choice
"so use a micro servo to press the button . 9G won't hurt you payload and its easy to set up and to test on the field."
Jan 22
Dwgsparky replied to bocorps's discussion skywalker X5 mapping camera choice
"Hi The Canon ELPH520 works well on the X5. for serious use and a positive launch you should consider a catapult.  The X5 with large batteries and a large camera can be a problem to launch successfully "
Jan 21
Dwgsparky commented on Christiaan van Vollenstee's blog post Introdusing the latest ONE from X-UAV
"Its still an interesting design but I dont want to hand launch this plane. "
Jan 14
Dwgsparky commented on Christiaan van Vollenstee's blog post Introdusing the latest ONE from X-UAV
"interesting design but the power pod looks very weak, is this a proven unit? I dont see any bearings and the gears dont look like they will last.  Also the description says 36/35/12Kv motor and the pictures show 2814 motor which is…"
Jan 14
Dwgsparky replied to Dwgsparky's discussion 3DR ver 1 radio to APM connection
"Ok, it was just a thought , now I know why it won't work , time to buy new modules"
Jan 9
Marcin Krawczyk replied to Dwgsparky's discussion 3DR ver 1 radio to APM connection
"I'm not sure what you mean. Better take a picture of modules and draw your idea. But if you expect that you can connect USB pug directly to APM - you're wrong. APM/PIXHAWK uses UART, not…"
Jan 9
Dwgsparky replied to Dwgsparky's discussion 3DR ver 1 radio to APM connection
"First, thanks for your help The old style ground module on the 3Dr radio has the same USB plug that fits a normal Laptop or desktop PC. I can push it directly into the laptop and set it up OK or use it for telemetry,  the connector has 5V,0vTx…"
Jan 9
Marcin Krawczyk replied to Dwgsparky's discussion 3DR ver 1 radio to APM connection
"1. No, connection between USB and UART isn't so simply. 2. "The ground module has a standard USB PC sized 5 volt connector? " - what do you mean?"
Jan 9
Dwgsparky replied to Dwgsparky's discussion 3DR ver 1 radio to APM connection
"Thanks but I thought the USB ground module was taking the 5v USB supply and changing the voltage levels before sending it to the HM-trp. The ground module has a standard USB PC sized 5 volt connector?  "
Jan 9
Marcin Krawczyk replied to Dwgsparky's discussion 3DR ver 1 radio to APM connection
"No If you need Rx&Tx - you must connect directly to pads on HM-TRP. "
Jan 9
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3DR ver 1 radio to APM connection

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 female USB cable and connect the 5v,0v,Tx,Rx to the corresponding pins /connector on the old style APM2.0. and use the USB ground module in the air??  I know it will be ugly and heavier but will it work?? Would anything need to change in the 3DR radio configuration?Thank youSee More
Jan 9

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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

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creich@capri.ca

1-877-272-2774

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

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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

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