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Instructions for skywalker X6

Started Mar 16 0 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

APM2.0 and GPS upgrade

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas J Coyle III Oct 10, 2013. 3 Replies

HiI am having issues with losing GPS lock on a flying wing during banked turns with APM2.0 with the onboard Mediatek GPS. How can I disable the onboard GPS and replace it with one that is going to…Continue

Tags: Help, APM2.0, GPS

 

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Dwgsparky commented on Mark Williams's blog post First APM controlled aerial photography flight
"Very nice, Congrats to you. "
21 hours ago
Dwgsparky commented on Toby Lankford's blog post Travelling with an Unmanned Aerial System
"try   www.air-vision-air.com  for good catapults. "
Tuesday
Dwgsparky commented on Cody O.'s blog post ATSM Approves New sUAS Operating Standards
"Having been involved in ASTM standards in my own industry it is very rare that ASTM will set out a Specification or Instructions, they will issue guidance of a suitable system for the design and manufacture as well as the maintenance and operation…"
Tuesday
Dwgsparky commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Analysis of FAA appeal in the Trappy case: Agency created its own problems
"Hi P2P, Just so you know there are a lot of persons active here in DIYD who come from the "Grumpy old Men" group of very experienced and knowledgeable fliers without which you would not have modern RC, UAV's or any of the other great…"
Monday
Dwgsparky replied to Ken Gaines's discussion Hobby King Shipping SUCKS!!!
"just an update Parcel was shipped low cost via Malaysia on April 2nd (same day as order.). no tracking number for 9 days, no updates until this morning when it arrived at the local post facility in Canada. delivered 1 hr later. 12 days only . well…"
Monday
Dwgsparky replied to Ken Gaines's discussion Hobby King Shipping SUCKS!!!
"Hi Ken it will apear in a few days, mine was the same ,,  tracking number not found for 9 days then suddenly it is visible , total of 3 weeks to Canada.  try http://www.17track.net and put your number, it usually pops up "
Apr 11
Cala left a comment for Dwgsparky
"That's great notice :) thankssss!!!!!, I'm going to post my results"
Apr 8
Dwgsparky replied to Keith Geary's discussion What is the best place to attach the aircraft to the catapult: near CG? in the group Catapult & Bungee Launchers
"Hi Cala If you are designing your own Catapult then you need to find the CG of the complete plane but both horizontally and vertically on the side of the fuselage(hold it up ant the nose or tail to see how it hangs. )the ideal attachment is about…"
Apr 7
Dwgsparky replied to Keith Geary's discussion What is the best place to attach the aircraft to the catapult: near CG? in the group Catapult & Bungee Launchers
"We have built many catapults at Air-Vision-Air.com and it is vital that the attachment point is in front of the CG. You can push the plane from the rear if you prevent the plane from lifting during the launch. There are other details that you need…"
Apr 6
Dwgsparky commented on Keith Geary's group Catapult & Bungee Launchers
"Hi James  thanks for the link to our Catapult site.  dwgsparky"
Apr 5
Dwgsparky replied to Matt's discussion Micro filament on Tethered UAV
"Superconductors will be very difficult to achieve out in the open , the copper cable resistance increases as the cross section decreases and so does the current capacity of the wire. By increasing the voltage you lower the current required for a…"
Mar 23
Dwgsparky replied to Matt's discussion Micro filament on Tethered UAV
"Hi voltage, good insulation. 500v. X 2Amp = 1000watt. It's nothing special. Now finding 500v esc /motors might b tricky!"
Mar 23
Dwgsparky replied to Pawel Stepien's discussion Motors and props for X5 in the group Skywalker X5 APM Group
"I use a small motor, 215watt 1400kv on 3S and it works fine with an APM 8 x 4 prop.  I do use a catapult for launching though, for safety. The X5 has a well earned reputation for biting fingers, if you hand launch always wear a strong glove!…"
Mar 20
Dwgsparky posted a discussion

Instructions for skywalker X6

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 out. Thanks See More
Mar 16
Dwgsparky commented on David Anders's blog post GPS Locator and UAV Rescue
"Put me on the list please"
Mar 16
Dwgsparky replied to Brian S's discussion Distance of a flight
"I tick the box on user items so it's on the HUD with the flight time"
Mar 15

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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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