Hai Tran
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v1.2.22 problems with flight modes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Navigant Nov 25, 2012. 4 Replies

I'm currently happily running Arduplane 2.65 and Mission Planner 1.2.20.I upgraded to 1.2.22 today and when I changed flight modes the HUD didn't display the new mode, instead an error msg…Continue

Disable RTL failsafe when plane is on the ground

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hai Tran Oct 29, 2012. 2 Replies

Is it possible to disable RTL failsafe when the plane is on the ground?I did this test, I removed the prop, then I connected up the battery without having the transmitter on, a few seconds later the…Continue

Finwing Penguin FPV aircraft

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marino Ramirez Sep 6, 2014. 12 Replies

I know that Penguin's don't fly, but this I'm pretty happy with mine.I've just completed 5 flights with my Penguin and I would have to say that it is a pleasure to build and fly. It has all the…Continue

APM 2 causing total loss of control???

Started this discussion. Last reply by Drone Savant Aug 27, 2012. 10 Replies

I have 2 x APM v1.0 and recently 1 x APM 2.0.Both APM v1.0 have been working flawlessly.After receiving my APM 2.0, I installed it into a X5 Wing.  Just flying circuits at my local flying field in…Continue


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Hai Tran commented on Charles Blouin's blog post Transport Canada to investigate ''Roman Candle Attack''
"On Jackass they had twin paintball markers on an rc heli shooting up their guys who were on a slippery mat covered in oil, it was funny as."
12 hours ago

Hai Tran commented on Martin von Kameke's blog post Beast TX - The ultimate UAV Controller
"Release 4th Quarter 2014? Really? Q4 2014 finishes in 20 days or so."
Dec 11, 2014

Hai Tran commented on Postal's blog post SenseFly Ebee head impact test
"I've thought above trying the same thing many times, except I didn't want to risk damaging the eBee."
Oct 15, 2014

Hai Tran commented on Postal's blog post SenseFly Ebee head impact test
"Awesome! "
Oct 15, 2014
BayAreaCrasher commented on Hai Tran's blog post 3D Printed FPV Quad Racer
"Yes these copters all generally look the same but not like this.  The landing gear!  It's exactly the same.  You can't "stumble" across that.  "
Oct 10, 2014
Jonathan Hair commented on Hai Tran's blog post 3D Printed FPV Quad Racer
"I agree that it sure looks a lot like Steve's design posted on thingiverse... which seems a little shady. You may have drawn it yourself, but that does beg the question why it looks so identical? In any case, why pay $50 for a 3d printed quad…"
Oct 10, 2014
Steve commented on Hai Tran's blog post 3D Printed FPV Quad Racer
"Serious pair of balls on you man. If you took the time to draw these I am not sure why you copied my design so closely. Good luck with your kickstarter. Expected a lot more from a moderator. You didnt even credit the "inspiration" for your…"
Oct 10, 2014
Steve commented on Hai Tran's blog post 3D Printed FPV Quad Racer
"Wow, I can't believe I am seeing this. You did not design most of this frame. I did: This has been on Thingiverse since February. Not only are you claiming this is your design, you are violating the…"
Oct 10, 2014

Hai Tran replied to Jeffrey Scott Atkins's discussion Naza Fly Away
"APM1, APM2, APM2.5, Pixhawk, WK-H, WK-M, Naza, MK, KK, MultiWII, A2 Tried them all over the last 4 years, and at some point in time all of them have had a problem that has resulted in some sort of unexpected flight performance, including in some…"
Oct 2, 2014

Hai Tran commented on Matthew Schroyer's blog post Less than two weeks remaining to get this high-visibility vest for drone ops
"We turn on on site with a marked van, and deploy signage, yet 1 in 10 people still think we're spying on them.  Not sure how much a high visibility vest is going to help. It's the most interesting conversation when you tell that…"
Sep 19, 2014
Mitchell Berry commented on Hai Tran's blog post LiPO Fire onboard Fijian Airlines B737
"Contact the airline you plan to fly with, they will be more than happy to tell you what is and isn't allowed on their planes. I haven't seen one yet that allows lipos in the cargo hold, its generally all carry…"
Sep 11, 2014
Mike T commented on Hai Tran's blog post LiPO Fire onboard Fijian Airlines B737
"interesting that the video on their home back is gone... "
Sep 11, 2014
Flyingbots commented on Hai Tran's blog post LiPO Fire onboard Fijian Airlines B737
"According to the damaged branding it would appear the idiot in question is High Alpha Media - Has anyone read the "Team" description on their website? I'm amazed that these guys claim to be professionals. More…"
Sep 11, 2014
Gerard Toonstra commented on Hai Tran's blog post LiPO Fire Testing
"@Andrew: The directors of the firm hired to do the music after the other people had been sacked who sacked the first team, were sacked themselves at the last moment. The music was completed in an entirely different style at great expense and at the…"
Sep 9, 2014
MarkM commented on Hai Tran's blog post LiPO Fire Testing
"That video reminds of an incident a few weeks ago when I'd been flying with a friend. After a few flight's he'd started putting things away including the spent lipo's which he had in a bum bag. Without a second thought he…"
Sep 9, 2014
Chim Xotox commented on Hai Tran's blog post LiPO Fire Testing
"Aside from the scary, cautionary spectacle of someone with bare legs and sneakers kicking a burning lipo and breathing its fumes, this is a meaningless and misleading video. It merely demonstrates (no thanks to the echo chamber followed by what may…"
Sep 8, 2014

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About Me:
I love to fly. My record for take offs and landings is still equal (in non UAVs). I've crashed to0 many radio controlled aircraft.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Spent alot of time flying RC helicopters 10 years ago, wanted to build a UAV, but the technology wasn't available yet. Now it is I'd like to get back into it.

I had a Arducopter Hexa, and a APM Skywalker.

I current have a FY21 Skywalker, Zepyhr II, Parkzone Habu, Parkzone T28, Falcon wing, Droidworx Octo and CX4. Scarab Stealth Quad, MQX, Gaui 500

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LiPO Fire Testing

Posted on September 8, 2014 at 7:38pm 7 Comments

In light of the recently ATSB report that identified an Australian Certified UAV Operator at the cause of a LiPO fire onboard an airline flight, I've decided to release some footage from our internal staff training video that shows what happens when LiPOs go up in smoke.  

In the…


LiPO Fire onboard Fijian Airlines B737

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 4:48am 49 Comments

The Australian Transportation Safety Bureau published its report in relation to a cargo hold smoke event involving a Boeing 737. …


Coptercam makes its aircraft available to the public for the first time

Posted on August 5, 2014 at 10:51am 18 Comments

Coptercam has grown to become Australia's #1 UAV aerial cinematography service provider, up until now it has kept pretty quiet the aircraft it uses.  In fact some of their competitors poke fun them because they don't advertise the aircraft they use on their website.

For the first time, Coptercam has…


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