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Understanding ROI in Mission Planner

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Boyhan May 20, 2014. 1 Reply

I have a couple questions on how to use ROI in MPI think the way it works is thisI first need to set the location to point to by usingDO_SET_ROIIs that all I need or do I also need to add a RIO?…Continue

Take off using MP

Started this discussion. Last reply by Edgar Scott Oct 4, 2013. 8 Replies

I started this in another form, found that MP has its own disussion, sorry did not know that or I would have asked here. I want to ask before attempting becuase I am affraid of a flyaway.My Tx has…Continue

 

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John Zaner replied to Edgar Scott's discussion Autonomous Flying Wing in the group ArduPlane User Group
"It takes a while to learn all the details. I started years ago with PicoPilot, then AttoPilot, and I have at least one of every version of Ardupilot. Pixhawk is the best of them and I am looking forward to the Pixhawk 2."
Jan 4
Bruce Baxter replied to Edgar Scott's discussion Autonomous Flying Wing in the group ArduPlane User Group
"You sir are my hero. I have been trying to get to that point for a few years now."
Jan 3
John Zaner replied to Edgar Scott's discussion Autonomous Flying Wing in the group ArduPlane User Group
"I spent 18 months teaching the missionary folks at ITEC how to build, fly, and maintain Range Video long wing RVJets with Pixhawk autopilots. They have now flown quite a few medicine drops to outlying villages in the Amazon Rain Forest in Ecuador.…"
Jan 3

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Trung Nguyen replied to Edgar Scott's discussion Autonomous Flying Wing in the group ArduPlane User Group
"If you haven't flown a flying wing, I would suggest getting some stick time on a low cost, highly durable one to start with - then add APM, etc.  An EPP model, such as suggested by Stephen, is very durable.  I might even suggest a…"
Jan 1
Bruce Baxter replied to Edgar Scott's discussion Autonomous Flying Wing in the group ArduPlane User Group
"Auto land is better with an altimeter module I beleive."
Dec 31
Edgar Scott replied to Edgar Scott's discussion Autonomous Flying Wing in the group ArduPlane User Group
"Thanks, yeah basically where I thought we were at.  That works, flown many planes but never a fixed wing. I can't wait to get some flying in."
Dec 31
Stephen Gloor replied to Edgar Scott's discussion Autonomous Flying Wing in the group ArduPlane User Group
"They can sort of with some tuning however fixed wing is a whole new world.  Maybe try to fly it in manual for a start. Mine will auto takeoff from a hand launch.  I shake it to start the prop and then let it go.  Auto land is more…"
Dec 31
Edgar Scott replied to Edgar Scott's discussion Autonomous Flying Wing in the group ArduPlane User Group
"Great, so can they land in auto mode too like a Solo/Quad?  or is auto just for waypoints?"
Dec 31
Stephen Gloor replied to Edgar Scott's discussion Autonomous Flying Wing in the group ArduPlane User Group
"I use these to great effect. http://www.crashtesthobby.com/grim-reaper-xl-62.html They have the huge advantage of being almost indestructible and have full videos explaining the construction. I can send my PIDs for the plane if required however they…"
Dec 31
Bruce Baxter replied to Edgar Scott's discussion Autonomous Flying Wing in the group ArduPlane User Group
"Personally I have an x8, but an x5 would be OK. If you use a flying wing you may want to invest in a bungee launch, safer and easier than hand launch. But you may prefer any of the range of high wing v tail pusher planes that are on the market,…"
Dec 31
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Autonomous Flying Wing

I have flown APM since 2012 in my Quads/Hexs I want to get a flying wing that I can use the Pixhawk with.I want it to be able to take off in a park sized field, fly way points and auto land. (basic recon)I assume we are at that point with arduplane but I'm not sure.Is there a recommended flying wing for the apm that people have had success with and PIDsSorry, newbee at ArduPlane and not sure what my limitations are.See More
Dec 31
Edgar Scott commented on Thomas J Coyle III's blog post TOKYO POLICE AIM TO CATCH DRONES IN A NET
"Just jam the GPS and watch it gently land itself."
Dec 21, 2015
Edgar Scott replied to amirhossein eshtiaghi's discussion LiPo battery issues in the group ArduCopter User Group
"this is a nice video on using Lithium Ion, its a plane tho "
Aug 14, 2015
Edgar Scott replied to MC's discussion EMERGENCY: Lost Iris+ in the group IRIS
"Fnoop, they are very hard to find right now.  If you go to their form they will give you an ETA on the new designs, maybe the more people that request it the faster they will make the new ones."
Aug 12, 2015
Edgar Scott replied to MC's discussion EMERGENCY: Lost Iris+ in the group IRIS
"Thanks Artem,Yes there is a delay, but they saved my UAV, well one out of 2 did.   I don't know the depth of my lake but I would guess 8-15 foot. Anyhow after the crash only 1 of the 2 buoys went off and did float my F550 to the…"
Aug 12, 2015
Edgar Scott replied to MC's discussion EMERGENCY: Lost Iris+ in the group IRIS
"Yeah, well salt is bad. I'm in Florida so I know how bad salt is, if he got it out quick some parts "may" be okay if he gets it rinsed off and into rice within reasonable amount of time.  Battery sure would be dead.A cheap option…"
Aug 7, 2015

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At 2:57pm on December 21, 2013, robincfey said…
hey , so I abandoned the apm 2.6 on my disco, ive been using the naza and to be honest I havent looked back , I had real issues trying to tune my pids I spent weeks and hundreds of different levels and it was still way to unstable to fly I then swapped out the apm for the naza and still had problems untill I changed my esc and then it flew perfectly on stock settings no tweeks no tuning it just worked and because I was so tired of trying to the he apm going ive left it ina box for anorher project , the problem esc were the tbs bullet proof esc I don't know if it was the apm that messed them up but I csnt get them to work with the naza either ,as for placement of the apm 2.6 keep it as central as possible if you need to leave it on the top deck while your configuring it once you have it sorted relocate it down stairs , just keep it as close to the center of gravity as possible good luck
At 3:25pm on December 21, 2013, Edgar Scott said…

Thanks for the info, well one good thing another person is using the APM without issues here so hopefully he will have enough insight on any issues I have.   He does not use the stock ESCs so hope thats not an issue.  I will let you know, I had a NAZA before they added waypoints and yeah, they are amazing.  But I like all the extras with the APM although that gap is closing more and more.

Ed,

At 3:35pm on December 21, 2013, Edgar Scott said…

Now that I think of it you maybe should have cut the red wire to the ESCs on the data line?

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FLIR just added a new imager in the line up, ten times less expensive than traditional thermal cameras.

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 12:00pm 13 Comments

FLIR just added a new imager in the line up ten times less expensive than traditional thermal cameras.



Resolution is  80 × 60 active pixels so I guess its to low res for a pilot camera at night.  At least prices are coming down

FLIR Lepton® is a revolutionary longwave infrared…

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