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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

Tags: CG, X6, skywalker, manual

 

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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
Dwgsparky posted a discussion

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
Dwgsparky commented on Mario's blog post In Canada...Simpler rules for small unmanned air vehicles
"Just a thought!! Is this really a master stroke by TC ?  you know, let everyone fly <2kg out in the wilderness where they cannot damage anything other than trees! and that will then give the operators good experience and allow them to…"
Nov 6, 2014
Dwgsparky commented on Mario's blog post In Canada...Simpler rules for small unmanned air vehicles
"Any visiting US operators visiting Quebec area are welcome to use our flying site with lots of local quarries, waterfalls, rivers and other features to picture!  let me know,  Watch out for the snow though , it gets a bit chilly…"
Nov 5, 2014
Dwgsparky commented on Mario's blog post In Canada...Simpler rules for small unmanned air vehicles
"Hi Rob  its an X5 with lots of mods and all the usual goodies, flys well at 1,3kg flying weight. it will go up to 1.7 with a larger camera The camera can fit either way , landscape or portrait. ELPH520HS gets good results. I make catapults to…"
Nov 5, 2014
Dwgsparky commented on Mario's blog post In Canada...Simpler rules for small unmanned air vehicles
"Great news, Its very encouraging to see TC take the lead and show our friends down south how integration can be done in  a reasonable way,  Time for a quick weight check, yup,,,,,, fixed wing plane , camera, etc, etc, ready to go at…"
Nov 5, 2014
Dwgsparky commented on Gerard Toonstra's blog post Redesigning multirotor ESC's
"Hi Gerard Great forward thinking idea. not only for security but for tuning and operation as well. not for everyone on a day by day basis but for great for a developer to improve his machine with results not guesses.  Put my name down.…"
Oct 21, 2014

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Director of operations for a small company. Safety engineer, build and fly UAV's and R/C.
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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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