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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 Philip Giacalone's discussion Technology solutions to reduce dangerous drone flights
"It may or may not be a good legislation BUT the practicalities of this are not simple. As an example if this is only a USA law then the suppliers will send units to Canada and these units should not be required to comply with the USA requirements…"
Aug 21
Dwgsparky replied to Philip Giacalone's discussion Technology solutions to reduce dangerous drone flights
"I agree but also some countries like UK and Canada are ahead of the USA right now (may change) but it would still be wrong for a manufacturer to impose restrictions in a country they are not valid. also consider the people who operate (legally and…"
Aug 21
Dwgsparky replied to Philip Giacalone's discussion Technology solutions to reduce dangerous drone flights
"Let's not forget that not everyone lives in the USA when talking about legislative restrictions."
Aug 21
Dwgsparky replied to Gina Mckee's discussion Sky walker X8 high wind stability problem
"Hi , speed is your insurance, in high winds increase your cruise speed by at least 3 m/s. The loss of control also shows your CG is too far back. Move it forward 1/4-1/2 inch and retry"
Aug 14
Dwgsparky replied to ruben Jauregui's discussion SweepWings FPV/AG/3D mapping wings
"You need to disable the eleven mixing in the Tx and enable output mixing in the pixhawk"
Aug 7
Dwgsparky replied to Stefan Kähne's discussion Question about trim values for manual/auto modes
"There are two steps to doing this as I found out a long time ago with a very sensitive X5 wing. The tuning was good and it flew very well but even when trimmed it would decide to snake in auto sometimes.  Eventually this was found to be the…"
Aug 6
Dwgsparky commented on Ryan McIntosh's blog post Amazon proposes drones-only airspace to facilitate high-speed delivery
"The real reason that Amazon will never get this to work is not just the risk of injury from falling devices but the financial risk that anyone of us who needs a new Quad, Motor , Controller , Battery etc will simply order a small book from amazon to…"
Jul 31
Dwgsparky replied to Max Trenton's discussion First time launching problem: Skywalker X5
"Hi Max We have used the X5 a lot and its a good aircraft but it has some quirks! In the early days we used a hand launch which is OK up to a max tax off weight of about 1500g, above that and you need a bungy or a catapult .  you need about…"
Jul 28
Dwgsparky replied to Darius Jack's discussion eBee becomes Canada’s first compliant fixed-wing drone in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Yes, I would on those motors but then I'd be prepared to do the extra documentation to go with that..... For most of the lets call them "basic motors" I would replace the motor or recondition it and even that could be covered by a…"
Jul 24
Dwgsparky replied to Darius Jack's discussion eBee becomes Canada’s first compliant fixed-wing drone in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Totally correct and also to be reasonable no-one is going to describe changing motor bearing or servicing a servo,  for a compliant aircraft these all become replace after xxhrs or a crash.  "
Jul 24
Dwgsparky replied to Darius Jack's discussion eBee becomes Canada’s first compliant fixed-wing drone in the group ArduCopter User Group
"@ Darius  Sorry but I do not agree, There is nothing to stop you, me  or anyone else doing this. The requirements for testing take time and money in that same way as any product requires.  Some small companies and individuals are…"
Jul 24
Dwgsparky commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Methane detection from drones
"@victor This should not be a problem,  a brushless motor and ESC do not produce sparks. Also methane will only burn or explode at a defined concentration. probably no more dangerous than a cell phone at a gas station and yes, of course I turn…"
Jul 23
Dwgsparky replied to Darius Jack's discussion eBee becomes Canada’s first compliant fixed-wing drone in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Hi Greg Nothing in the TC standard prevents the average Joe from making a good aircraft and testing it and then producing the documentation, it does not need to be extensive just accurate. As long as the tests you do are repeatable and the parts you…"
Jul 21
Dwgsparky replied to vishnu's discussion Electricity generator for my project
"Even if you went to the trouble of using superconductors and running the motor / generator as a direct drive and did the rotary motion in a vacuum and used magnetic bearings you would still have too many losses to make it work, also consider that in…"
Jul 21
Dwgsparky replied to vishnu's discussion Electricity generator for my project
"@Sgt Ric  Thank you, electricity is my world.! I design electric vehicles. "
Jul 20
Dwgsparky replied to vishnu's discussion Electricity generator for my project
"Hi Vishnu this sounds like a great idea at first but it is not practical and will never work as you intend, it simply is not possible to get more energy out of a system than you put in due to the efficiency (or lack of) in the system. The main loss…"
Jul 20

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About Me:
Director of operations for a small company. Safety engineer, build and fly UAV's and R/C.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
UAV Drones and FPV
Hometown:
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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

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

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