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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

Tags: FPV, mobius

3DR ver 1 radio to APM connection

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dwgsparky Jan 9, 2015. 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

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Dwgsparky commented on Jacob Cereteli's blog post Fixed-wing UAV launch from car top
"We have been building Catapults at www,Air-Vision-Air.com for a long time now and your approach is good,  Catapults can work very well when they are designed correctly for the aircraft,  The big problem with larger aircraft is to get the…"
yesterday

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Dwgsparky replied to Andrew Parkinson's discussion Skywalker X5 with Pixhawk setup
"Hi Andrew Nice video , looks like your X5 flys well, I see you have some interesting mods to the basic X5 The under fin and extra wingtips.  I fitted my bright LEDs in the leading edge of the wing, I can see it coming more than 3/4 mile…"
Jan 13

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Dwgsparky replied to Shane Busenitz's discussion US Citizen flying for commercial purposes in Canada
"Hi  you will need to comply with Transport Canada requirements  https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/opssvs/flying-drone-safely-legally.html  if this is commercail you will need a SFOC which is also detailed in the above link Have…"
Jan 13

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Dwgsparky replied to Ivosch's discussion battery pack 2P
"Yes and no . Yes it will work but its still a lot of work to complete instead of a simple 2-1 adapter You can charge 2 x 4S batteries together in parallel which is exactly what you are doing with your modification.  remember you dont need to…"
Jan 12

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Dwgsparky replied to Ivosch's discussion battery pack 2P
"why not just keep the existing battery packs and use a 2 -1 adapter to plug in both batteries. I've been doing this for years and never had problems. its also much easier to charge the separate packs .  If you solder the packs together…"
Jan 11

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Dwgsparky commented on Ellen Zhu's blog post Skywalker X2 950mm Cross-over Aircraft
"are the 2 variations just the different wingtips or is something else different? Are the wing removable or Fixed? Thank you"
Dec 22, 2016

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Dwgsparky commented on Ellen Zhu's blog post Skywalker X5-PRO Professional Mapping Survey FPV Plane
"@Andrew Totally agree and your aerodynamic knowledge is much greater than mine but I am a very practical pilot and its not the payload that is the problem, even a heavily loaded X5 will fly well at a moderate speed with a average motor/battery, The…"
Dec 7, 2016

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Dwgsparky commented on Ellen Zhu's blog post Skywalker X5-PRO Professional Mapping Survey FPV Plane
"@ ellen Zhu- thank you I will take one soon.  Very interesting launch technique in the video- is this with a flight controller or is it pure RC? "
Dec 7, 2016

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Dwgsparky commented on Ellen Zhu's blog post Skywalker X5-PRO Professional Mapping Survey FPV Plane
"@Andrew Not to be defensive of this aircraft as I have not tried it yet but my comment above regarding the tip stalling of the old X5 is that at low speed (takeoff/landing ) the downgoing elevon would create more drag than the upgoing elevon and so…"
Dec 6, 2016

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Dwgsparky commented on Ellen Zhu's blog post Skywalker X5-PRO Professional Mapping Survey FPV Plane
"Hi  I have been using the older version of the X5 for a long time, this looks good and usable.  Have the new wingtips solved the launching problems of tip stalling unless the speed is high? Is a specific servo needed for the Elevons to fit…"
Dec 5, 2016
Steve Robson replied to Dwgsparky's discussion mission planner language problem
"Hi, a couple of weeks ago I downloaded Mission Planner to my laptop and used it to set up the 450 quad I'm building. Last night I opened it up again, to make some changes to the quad, and all the writing in Mission Planner was in Chinese with…"
Nov 17, 2016

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Dwgsparky commented on Julian's blog post 3DR's Rise and Fall
"Its truly sad to see the problems that 3DR now have and I wish all the players well for the future. The writing was on the wall for many people in this community when the 3DR customer support (and most of the DIY parts) went away leaving people with…"
Oct 7, 2016

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Dwgsparky commented on Enterprise Drone Solutions's blog post Enterprise Drone Solutions announces Théa: the world’s first UAS to meet the high standards for an ​FAA Airworthiness Certificate
"Hi Gary your finger is on the pulse, nice comments"
Jul 28, 2016

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Dwgsparky commented on Enterprise Drone Solutions's blog post Enterprise Drone Solutions announces Théa: the world’s first UAS to meet the high standards for an ​FAA Airworthiness Certificate
"@EDS "@Dwgsparky it is a common misconception that a reliability rate of 10^-9 means that we could fly for a 100,000 years that is definitely not the case our aircraft has required maintenance every 200 flight hours, it means that if we fley a…"
Jul 28, 2016

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Dwgsparky commented on Enterprise Drone Solutions's blog post Enterprise Drone Solutions announces Théa: the world’s first UAS to meet the high standards for an ​FAA Airworthiness Certificate
"Rob is correct (almost)  to charge at 4000W requires 34 amps plus the losses in the charger so 37amps is a reasonable approximation at 120volt, using a 220volt supply will require 18amps plus losses so 21-22amps. Not exactly a portable solution…"
Jul 27, 2016

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Dwgsparky replied to Michael Sterling's discussion Flying Wing (FX-61)/Pixhawk questios
"Iskess is correct, the elevon mixing is done in the Pixhawk not the transmitter.  "
Jul 5, 2016

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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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