Dean Miller
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Channel 6 PID Tuning Problem

Started this discussion. Last reply by marc.kulhavy Aug 6, 2013. 9 Replies

I just can't seem to get the channel 6 PID tuning to work properly despite spending many many hours over several days reading the wikki and searching posts and fiddling with settings, hopefully…Continue

First MP Mission Help

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dean Miller Oct 4, 2012. 7 Replies

Hi Guys, another newbie here, been lurking around the forum for quite some time but this is my first post.So far everything has been going great using the resources here, got my Bumblebee quad all…Continue

 

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Dean Miller replied to James's discussion Iris loses altitude in Alt Hold mode in the group IRIS
"Hmm not sure why my graph didn't stick, I'll try again "
Tuesday
Dean Miller replied to James's discussion Iris loses altitude in Alt Hold mode in the group IRIS
"Sounds like a few of us are having a similar problem.  Although this is not an Iris I just got my APM (v 3.1.2) equipped Aquacopter (vented hull) up and flying and Alt hold works decent sitting still but with some up and down bobbing. When I…"
Tuesday
Dean Miller replied to Bertrand Duchiron's discussion Answer : Do I need a SFOC even if I help someone for free ? in the group Canada
"Wow, that cow is going to be a long ways away after the 2-3 months I hear its taking to process SFOC's and if everybody adheres strictly to the rules the waiting time is going to be way longer.  Don't get me wrong, I know we need…"
Mar 14
Dean Miller replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.1 released!
"Nice video, like a good movie but with a sad ending cause the hero dies.  What camera is that? Looks better than a GoPro.  More importantly what kind of speed controllers are (were) you using?"
Jan 29
Dean Miller replied to Edgar Scott's discussion Failure: Bad GPS Pos in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Hey Edgar, I live in an area surrounded by mountains so I have a hard time getting enough satellites to give a good HDOP, I usually fly with a HDOP of 1.8 to 2.4, I changed the GPS_HDOP_GOOD value in the full parameter list to 2.5 (so it will pass…"
Jan 24
Dean Miller replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.1 released!
"Awesome tip, I will try dipping a GPS/compass unit in it and try it out on my Ardu-Aquacopter, would have thought that paint would damage the board but hey, it worked for you.  Now just have to wait for my antenna stand to get here from…"
Jan 23
Dean Miller replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.1 released!
"Thanks Reuben, I do have a connection at a local auto paint shop. Just to be clear did you use an eco-friendly water based clearcoat as is found in most auto shops today? I have access to solvent based 2 part clear coat (Endura I believe but maybe…"
Jan 23
Dean Miller replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.1 released!
"Thanks for the tip Reuben, I may just try this to waterproof a GPS, I used the same idea on my LED's to waterproof them, used clear nail polish."
Jan 23
Dean Miller replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.1 released!
"Thanks Butch, great story, this is what I wanted to hear, that somebody else had also submerged an APM and was still able to save it.  I thought for sure something would be wrong with it but so far it all seems ok and flies well, my ESC's…"
Jan 23
Dean Miller replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.1 released!
"Yes, salt water would be the end, this was a small creek with very very low electrical conductivity.  The electricity never shut off till I disconnected the battery, in fact I couldn't disarm it, the motors kept turning slowly even…"
Jan 22
Dean Miller replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.1 released!
"@Thor, I love your positive attitude, it makes reading posts a joy. I also have a question regarding the APM 2.5 and AC3.1 and don't really know where to post it, so here it is  Before Christmas I was filming waterfalls with the…"
Jan 22
Dean Miller replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.1 released!
"I had this same issue a long time ago, where two opposite motors worked harder than the other two (got hot).  Turned out to be one motor was twisted a little on the arm (round tube), to check that you could also measure from a blade…"
Jan 17
Dean Miller replied to Auk's discussion Flying a UAV at night over a forest fire.
"Hey Auk, what part of BC are you in?  Anywhere in the north, near Terrace?   What you are considering seems pretty reasonable to me and I too have considered this application as I also work for an aviation company that does fire…"
Jan 9
Dean Miller replied to Josh Gluck's discussion New 3dr Telemetry Radios - Need pinout for APM2.0 connectivity in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Sounds similar to when I bought my external compass/GPS unit, they sent the wrong cables, apparently this happened to a number of customers.  After contacting 3DR support several times they eventually sent the correct ones, they were helpful…"
Dec 6, 2013
Dean Miller replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.0.1 released!
"Hopefully that helps with your troubleshooting, I certainly learned that some ESC's designed for specific flight controllers will only work well with that flight controller, that was a year ago so I have forgotten the specifics but if you…"
Nov 26, 2013
Dean Miller replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.0.1 released!
"Thor, going to chirp in with a little from my experience.  My first quad was a Bumblebee which was supposed to use a Bumblebee / Xaircraft controller (I didn’t buy the controller).  I did buy the Bumblebee / Xaircraft…"
Nov 26, 2013

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About Me:
Currently the equpment manager for a commercial helicopter company. Been flying RC helicopters off and on for 6 years.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Just starting with my first quad, setup a cheap KK board and flew only a couple times before recieving my APM 2.5. Still playing around in stabilize mode. Reading the forums and wikki every night. Will be making the leap from RC to UAV very soon, exciting stuff!!

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