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Mission planner update problem

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Oborne May 2, 2016. 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

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More Drones that piloted aircraft

Started Feb 9, 2016 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 replied to Mira's discussion Skywalker x8 waveing during flight in AUTO mode
"I cannot get at any logs until much later today..,  The easy way to see this issue is in manual control, The X8 flys well under RC control and if Adverse yaw is the problem then when the aircraft is in level flight and you command a medium…"
Mar 13

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Dwgsparky replied to Mira's discussion Skywalker x8 waveing during flight in AUTO mode
"This may be a mechanical issue? does the aircraft fly OK in stabilize?  or is it hesitant to turn ? I have seen a similar example of this with a flying wing where the down going Elevon in a turn was causing the aircraft to Yaw in the wrong…"
Mar 13

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Dwgsparky replied to Manuel Elias Gutierrez's discussion Sudden loss of power on battery
"If this is a 16v battery and its going to 6-7 volts then you have over discharged it and permanently damaged it . 3.2 volts / cell is a minimum voltage"
Mar 11

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Dwgsparky replied to Manuel Elias Gutierrez's discussion Sudden loss of power on battery
"The voltage is only relevant if you are measuring it under load, Run the motors (on the ground for a few minutes then note the voltage not just with the telemetry but with a digital meter That way you get a reading that is close to the truth"
Mar 11

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Dwgsparky replied to Jerry Coffman's discussion Fail Safe Settings
"Micheal is correct, its important to consider how much energy is needed to return to home and actually land. The heavier the copter the more you need! The RTL settings include choosing the Warning voltage  (I use 3.25volts / cell so 13.0 v for…"
Feb 27

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Dwgsparky replied to Brandon Ellison's discussion Intrinsically Safe Helicopter Drones
"I consider it wrong to consider ANY drone safe. If it has a power source and blades then it must always be treated as potentially dangerous. This is true even if the blades are shrouded or protected. I'm not knocking drones. I use multi rotors…"
Feb 26

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Dwgsparky commented on elad orbach's blog post A MICRO RC PLANE BUILDER SHARES HIS TRICKS
"Brilliant work, love the designs. "
Feb 11

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Dwgsparky commented on Jacob Cereteli's blog post Fixed-wing UAV launch from car top
"@Sam.  The advantage a catapult gives (freestanding or truck mounted ) is that it can be faced directly into the wind and the flight direction is already defined so that poles, trees and wires etc are not a problem. We launch directly under…"
Jan 25

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Dwgsparky commented on Jacob Cereteli's blog post Fixed-wing UAV launch from car top
"road takeoffs are tricky because you usually have to set up and operate with other mobile vehicles and the inherent obstacles at the roadside such as telephone poles, trees and overhead wires, We solved this problem by using a truck mounted catapult…"
Jan 24

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Dwgsparky commented on Jacob Cereteli's blog post Fixed-wing UAV launch from car top
"We have been building Catapults at www,Air-Vision-Air.com for a long time now and your approach is good,  Catapults can work very well when they are designed correctly for the aircraft,  The big problem with larger aircraft is to get the…"
Jan 22

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Dwgsparky replied to Andrew Parkinson's discussion Skywalker X5 with Pixhawk setup
"Hi Andrew Nice video , looks like your X5 flys well, I see you have some interesting mods to the basic X5 The under fin and extra wingtips.  I fitted my bright LEDs in the leading edge of the wing, I can see it coming more than 3/4 mile…"
Jan 13

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Dwgsparky replied to Shane Busenitz's discussion US Citizen flying for commercial purposes in Canada
"Hi  you will need to comply with Transport Canada requirements  https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/opssvs/flying-drone-safely-legally.html  if this is commercail you will need a SFOC which is also detailed in the above link Have…"
Jan 13

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Dwgsparky replied to Ivosch's discussion battery pack 2P
"Yes and no . Yes it will work but its still a lot of work to complete instead of a simple 2-1 adapter You can charge 2 x 4S batteries together in parallel which is exactly what you are doing with your modification.  remember you dont need to…"
Jan 12

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Dwgsparky replied to Ivosch's discussion battery pack 2P
"why not just keep the existing battery packs and use a 2 -1 adapter to plug in both batteries. I've been doing this for years and never had problems. its also much easier to charge the separate packs .  If you solder the packs together…"
Jan 11

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Dwgsparky commented on Ellen Zhu's blog post Skywalker X2 950mm Cross-over Aircraft
"are the 2 variations just the different wingtips or is something else different? Are the wing removable or Fixed? Thank you"
Dec 22, 2016

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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…"
Dec 7, 2016

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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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