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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 Brian Jensen's discussion New Update for Mission Planner Removed 1D accel Calibration for Fixed Wing (Please Reinstate)
"Can you share with others how you achieved this please. "
Jun 30
Dwgsparky replied to Hai Tran's discussion Who's liable for Autonmous Drones?
"The driverless cars are beginning to see the same problem, liability, not just for accidents but speeding, parking and other offenses. who gets the ticket! the  owner, passenger, programmer , GPS manufacturer etc , etc.  Ultimately the…"
Jun 22
Dwgsparky commented on Sergio O.'s blog post World Drone Viewer (Mexico )
"interesting.  If it was powered from a separate battery will it continue to transmit AFTER the main battery is dead or it is disconnected from the flight controller. in other words would it still transmit the last position?"
Jun 12
Dwgsparky replied to Thomas J Coyle III's discussion Pixhawk Details #2: Multicolor led and connector demo
"@Tom aaaaah, got it, I understood the wedges were on the socket part in the Pixhawk but they are on the plugs attached to the cable. another brain cell bites the dust! Thank s Tom "
Apr 20
Dwgsparky replied to Thomas J Coyle III's discussion Pixhawk Details #2: Multicolor led and connector demo
"Hi Thomas  Do you have a picture of your mods?  Dwgsparky"
Apr 20
Dwgsparky commented on Greg Crutsinger's blog post Launch of Airware
"Nicely put Rob, totally agree."
Apr 17
Dwgsparky commented on Steve Zeets's photo

Mosaic of Park flown @ 300ft

"Great Job Any information on the camera you used for this. "
Apr 13
Dwgsparky commented on Jesper Andersen's blog post And they say smoking is bad
"Good find,  One statement does not seem to be correct though. If the internal resistance is very low then you will get LESS volt drop at any given load and so less wattage in the form of heat, I suspect that the internal resistance of these…"
Apr 10
Dwgsparky commented on Aaron Serafinowicz's blog post Cloud based UAV mapping with and without GCPs different solutions
"Great, I will use this workflow as soon as the weather improves. good job and you explanation videos are very useful, I joined yesterday"
Apr 8
Dwgsparky commented on Greg Dronsky's blog post DJI Inspire 1 Catches Fire On Passanger Plane
"I do it the easy way, Take a spare HXT60 connecter and warm up the pins with the solder iron and pull them out. fill the holes with epoxy or silicone sealer. Tape is good for the balance plug.  @ John Birkland, Im not saying they are unsafe or…"
Apr 7
Dwgsparky commented on Greg Dronsky's blog post DJI Inspire 1 Catches Fire On Passanger Plane
"We ship battery powered machines worldwide as "dangerous goods" and the primary requirement is to isolate the battery and protect the terminals from accidental contact and short circuit. For my Lipos I always remove them from the UAV and…"
Apr 4
Dwgsparky commented on Greg Dronsky's blog post DJI Inspire 1 Catches Fire On Passanger Plane
"Hi OG I am sorry but you are getting your terms mixed up. The document I refered to is from Feb 2015 from the FAA and IATA. It is very specific and relates to carry on luggage and checked luggage. the carry on section specifies 100watt hours, not…"
Apr 3
Dwgsparky commented on Greg Dronsky's blog post DJI Inspire 1 Catches Fire On Passanger Plane
"Sorry OG but you have an error here, you cannot measure just Watts in terms of battery capacity or power. A tiny battery can produce 1000watts in the right circumstances. You CAN take batteries on board and it is legal to do so, there are limits but…"
Apr 3
Dwgsparky commented on Greg Dronsky's blog post DJI Inspire 1 Catches Fire On Passanger Plane
"The correct limits (at least for the USA ) are in this document https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ash/ash_programs/hazmat/passenger_info/media/faa_airline_passengers_and_batteries.pdf  Basically you can take an…"
Apr 3
Dwgsparky commented on Mark Harrison's blog post Lending Club Testing Loan Drones for Faster Cash Disbursement
"I will volunteer for the first trails please, my co-ordinates are ....... ......... 200$ will be nice but 100$ is OK, thank you ! "
Apr 1
Dwgsparky replied to Matt's discussion Micro filament on Tethered UAV
"Why worry about the volt drop, the 3% I saw earlier does not matter in any way. the volt drop does not limit the distance. This is only relevant for a home or industrial installation  If you start at 240v from your supply and this drops to 220…"
Mar 23

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


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.



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.


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