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mission planner language problem

Started Jul 12 0 Replies

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. 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

Tags: CG, X6, skywalker, manual

New Quad build- which configuration is best for a beginner?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dwgsparky Feb 28. 2 Replies

HiI decided to build a 450 size quad as a first build while I wait for the snow to melt!. I am an experienced RC (and fixed wing UAV) flyer but have never built a quad before. I nkow APM very…Continue

Tags: build, first, new, quad

Why only 4 posts in "latest Activity"

Started Oct 16, 2013 0 Replies

Hi Has anyone noticed that on the left side of the home page where all the latest activity is located has changed?Now we only get 4-5 posts before you need to press the "More" button and then you get…Continue

 

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Dwgsparky commented on Bob's blog post Amateur drone pilot finds man missing for three days
"Great result,  A happy ending that everyone would want.  something else to send to the FAA? "
8 hours ago
Dwgsparky replied to J'Rome's discussion Top 10 reasons DIY mini-uavs crash & the recommended equipment/procedure to address it?
"I fly mainly fixed wing UAV's but it always amazes me that "others" build a UAV load an auto mission and then the plane falls out of the sky. Then they get upset! or they do damage.  The real important process is not the flying…"
yesterday
Dwgsparky replied to Bravo Sierra 80's discussion What battery? [SOLVED]
"%age of pwm or mark / space ratio"
Sunday
Dwgsparky replied to Bravo Sierra 80's discussion What battery?
"There is nothing in an esc to reduce the voltage. It generates a square wave on 3 wires 120 degrees out of phase with the previous wire ,your esc controls the %age and frequency. Battery current still equals motor current + esc losses. It's…"
Sunday
Dwgsparky replied to Bravo Sierra 80's discussion What battery?
"Philip is correct, battery current = motor current + esc losses . You are confusing two different motor types. A brushless motor is an AC motor and relies on an induced voltage in the motor to generate the rotational power . this induced voltage is…"
Sunday
Dwgsparky commented on wayne garris's blog post techwing gets winglets and slots
"Hi Wayne, the X5 size is ok for very light cameras but it's a trade off between payload and batteries. As a comparison the X6 is MUCH more stable and can fly slower than the X5 but the removable wing panels make shipping easier and cheaper. I…"
Saturday
Dwgsparky commented on Hugues's blog post How-To avoid sparks when connecting battery
"We build small electric vehicles at 48volt and 350amp capacity and all our controllers use the pre-charge system with a load resistor and its a proven and reliable method of operation to avoid sparks. the resistor and balance connector is the way to…"
Jul 17
Dwgsparky replied to Hayden Wilson's discussion Flying Wing First flight- No Stabilisation at all in the group ArduPlane User Group
"Flying wings are never a good idea for a first aircraft. They demand an accurate Center of Gravity to function and if this is too far back then the death stall and spin is the usual result.even with an autopilot (APM) it will not survive or be…"
Jul 17
Dwgsparky commented on wayne garris's blog post techpos summer sale July 15-31
"Congrats on completing the new mods for the wings. Very nice and a great price. I need to get one of these great machines. Nice"
Jul 15
Dwgsparky commented on james sowell's group X8
"likewise, FYI there is no mixing in the Tx , its all done in the APM. also output 1 goes to the LEFT elevon and output 2 goes to the RIGHT elevon. Set up the movements in stabilise first and when you get those correct then go to manual and reverse…"
Jul 15
Dwgsparky posted a discussion

mission planner language problem

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 French , I prefer English and when I go to the mission planner setup page and change the language to English I am asked to restart mission planner and when I do this it reverts back to French not English. I have tried to re-install MP but get the same results.When I look in the mission planner folder I…See More
Jul 12
Dwgsparky commented on Keith Geary's video
Jul 11
Dwgsparky commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Amazon requests FAA permission to test 50 Mph drones for package delivery
"interesting that the letter and all the reasoning for the exemption are also published.  Maybe all the US based operators should use the same format and keep the FAA busy for a while with their own exemption requests.  Personally I dont…"
Jul 11
Dwgsparky replied to Darrel Maddy's discussion setup fbwa mode on flying wing
"Check the servo output leads are I the correct outputs, they cross over out1 goes to the left win, out2 goes to right wing!"
Jun 21
Dwgsparky replied to Darrel Maddy's discussion setup fbwa mode on flying wing
"If the tx still is enabled for elevons then your APM is not set correctly, that's why you are getting a very small movement STAB is stabalise mode. Check the wiki for elevons"
Jun 21
Dwgsparky replied to Darrel Maddy's discussion setup fbwa mode on flying wing
"You need to disable elevon mixing on the Tx and enable it in the controller, adjust the directions and responses in STAB to be correct mhen you move the X6 on the ground. Then adjust the Tx reversing to give the correct movements in MAN. I am…"
Jun 21

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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…

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

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