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Autotune and filght with AC 5.1

Started Aug 4 0 Replies

A big thank you to all the Devs for the new release. I just took my 550 hex for its first flights after the upgrade, 2 to complete the autotune indoors with no wind and 2 regular outdoor flights in…Continue

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

Tags: problem, update

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

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Autotune and filght with AC 5.1

A big thank you to all the Devs for the new release. I just took my 550 hex for its first flights after the upgrade, 2 to complete the autotune indoors with no wind and 2 regular outdoor flights in 12km/h winds. Alt hold and loiter were great, In loiter the copter was leaning about 35 degrees into the wind and held its position within  inches, very impressive. The only comment I would have is that it seemed to take about 10 minutes of hovering indoors to "learn" the ALT HOLD hover throttle…See More
Aug 4

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Dwgsparky commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post Best support Canadians
"All Canadians (and all our friends south of the border) should support GOOD and EFFECTIVE rules for the correct operation of UAVs in Canada's airspace as long as they are well thought out and framed in a manner that can be enforced…"
Jul 24

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Dwgsparky replied to Stephen Meadows's discussion Simple and Super simple not working
"My guess is that when you changed the mode settings you did not write the changes to the flight controller. there are times when the write function does not operate correctly or automatically.  It always a good idea to WRITE the changes you…"
Jun 19

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Dwgsparky replied to Stephen Meadows's discussion Simple and Super simple not working
"This is because you have the simple mode set on the mode switch and the super simple set to CH7  This makes the system see both Simple and super simple at the same time when ch 7 is ON,  I had the same problem last week. fixed it…"
Jun 12

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Dwgsparky commented on OG's blog post New Design 50KW BLDC BRUSHLESS MOTOR 150HP MOTOR http://OFFTHEGRIDWATER.CA
"Guys Electricity and motors are simple, The calculations involved have been around for a looong time and no amount of imagination or clever advertising is going to change the relationship between the voltage, power, current  and…"
Jun 5

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Dwgsparky commented on Jack's blog post Quadcopter brushless motor: which brand is most popular one?
".maybe value for money should be a consideration. its not always about ultimate power but reliability and cost are just as important I vote for the Multistar range and being good, reliable and tough as nails. I dropped my Hex from 30 feet at high…"
Jun 5

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Dwgsparky commented on OG's blog post The NEW Unicorn UAV by Feiyu Tech X8 complete RTF OEM welcome
"The catapult on show is a well made unit but not for 5kg aircraft.  We have been making and selling catapults for upto 6kg aircraft for more than 3 yrs and this unit does not have the power to launch a fully loaded X8 in safety. its fine for a…"
Jun 3

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Dwgsparky commented on OG's blog post The NEW Unicorn UAV by Feiyu Tech X8 complete RTF OEM welcome
"No, The chute can easily drop out of the bottom and that is the normal operation, the cover doors open and the parachute is ejected by gravity, the attachment points can still be on the top of the wing and so land bottom down.  The videos and…"
Jun 2

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