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Maiden flight with APM 2.76 - Multiple issues

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hans Miller Nov 24, 2013. 2 Replies

Hi all,Finally managed to get a maiden flight with my X8 yesterday.The aircraft flies well in manual mode, the CoG is correct and everything works as it should. It is appropriately powered with a…Continue

Unintended consequences: A story of sonar and failing gyros

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Boyhan Aug 28, 2013. 1 Reply

 Hi all,I think today turned out to be the most interesting day of flying I've had for a while...   A friend owns a quad that is largely made up of recycled parts from an old 3dr quad I used to fly…Continue

APM Planner no aircraft location displayed.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hans Miller Oct 26, 2012. 1 Reply

Hi, when I connect to the mission planner the apm board is showing  a 3D GPS lock but the aircraft symbol is not shown on the map and I'm unable to set home etc. This is happening on all the versions…Continue

Loading code with APM Planner?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hans Miller Jan 12, 2012. 3 Replies

Hi,  can the mods please move this if it's in the wrong section? Is it possible to load any code with APM planner? The only option I can see is loading the current code. I would like to load 2.0.55…Continue

 

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Hans Miller replied to DG's discussion What is INAVerr? in the group PIXHAWK
"I'm sorry man, if Randy et al. Can't help you, it's really doubtful anyone else can. "
15 hours ago
Hans Miller replied to Jeff Colhoun's discussion Multistar 5200 batts in the group IRIS
"Absolutely. "
Thursday
Hans Miller commented on Greg Dronsky's blog post FPV gimbal for zoom camera
"If you could stop spamming us with your gimbal, Joscht, that would be great. "
Thursday
Hans Miller replied to Jeff Colhoun's discussion Multistar 5200 batts in the group IRIS
"These batteries are utter crap. I bought four to test them for possible future use and the rubbish bin is the only place for them. I'm estimating their true usable capacity at around 2.5 Ah. "
Thursday
Hans Miller replied to DJ Vegh's discussion CAM_TRIGG_DIST Range is 0-1000m. I need Every statute mile (1609.34m) Possible?
"Sounds like you're not using the command to trigger a camera, but perhaps to do something else entirely. Might as well come clean, we promise not to tell anyone :-)"
Tuesday
Hans Miller commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post UAV Challenge Medical Express 2016
"What is "at least 10km"? Is that 10, 11 or 100km? Sounds a bit vague. 10km or thereabouts should still be manageable with a large quadcopter."
Feb 22
Hans Miller replied to Wessel Straatman's discussion FBWA servo jitter when GPS has no fix
"Easy. The GPS plays a part in attitude estimation. You can turn this off in the parameters, but it's not recommended."
Feb 18
Hans Miller replied to Robby's discussion Solar Powered Drone Project
"Nice idea. The way you have described this, it may just be on the outer edge of feasability. Are you thinking fixed or rotary wing? I think your biggest problem with fixed wing will be the autonomous landing/launch cycle (this may well prove to be a…"
Feb 5
Hans Miller commented on ct's blog post Drones: the tech-savvy trafficker's new drug mule
"It sure beats taking photos of crappy houses for your local real estate agent. You could also argue that the average drug baron has better morals."
Jan 23
Hans Miller replied to Michal Ulianko's discussion Looking for large BWB or large thick-aerofoil-flying-wing 3D model or plans
"Any particular reason you're wanting a BWB or flying wing? If it's for aesthetics or as a challenging project to build using your proposed machinery, I can understand that. Just be aware, if you are not already, that flying wings tend to…"
Jan 3
Hans Miller commented on ComQuestVentures's blog post Vertex VTOL Hybrid UAV: New Video and Full Specs Released
"Now we're talking. Can you please share some info about the flight controller?"
Jan 3
Hans Miller commented on ComQuestVentures's blog post Vertex VTOL Hybrid UAV: New Video and Full Specs Released
"Yeah, I think you haven't been keeping up with where multi technology is nowadays. I can build a quad that will do exactly the same job as your product (And I'm not trying to rubbish it, just wondering why I should buy it.) For 2000 USD or…"
Jan 3
Hans Miller commented on Celal ÖNEN's blog post New Payload for mini UAVs
"It's just their way of saying "This is going to cost you lots". Which is kind of ok, after all it is most likely a good product. I'm just wondering why put it on diydrones. It's a bit like making a blog post about a…"
Jan 3
Hans Miller commented on Celal ÖNEN's blog post New Payload for mini UAVs
"I think you might be correct. The low rate ones are export controlled by country and the high rate ones probably require an end user certificate or some such. At any rate: If I have to ask about the price, I probably can't afford it."
Jan 3
Hans Miller commented on Celal ÖNEN's blog post New Payload for mini UAVs
"The only way to avoid ITAR with IR is frame rate, afaik. There is no "getting around" ITAR - "Getting around ITAR" is generally bankruptcy or jail time territory :-)"
Jan 3
Hans Miller commented on ComQuestVentures's blog post Vertex VTOL Hybrid UAV: New Video and Full Specs Released
"So, no advantages over a well designed multicopter then? With respect, anyone can build a multi that will cruise for 30 minutes at 30-40 km/h nowadays."
Jan 3

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Useful tips for log analysis

Posted on March 7, 2012 at 4:30pm 13 Comments

Hi all, I thought I'd do a little write up on how I tend to use the log analysis function of APMPlanner.

I don't claim to be very knowledgeable about coding and such, being more of a engineering type I tend to use the graphs to understand what the software is doing, rather then trying to understand by reading the…

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At 8:30pm on November 25, 2014, James Payne said…

Thanks for the feedback. I don't want to break the law. I have been researching via the CAA website and I stick to the rules governing Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS). With regard to my foamy's size and construction, the reality is that birds pose more of a threat to others.

Can you supply me the rule book backing up your statement? I would be keen to read it thoroughly. :)

At 2:22am on November 26, 2014, Hans Miller said…

www.caa.govt.nz/rpas/

www.caa.govt.nz/rules/Part_101_Brief.htm

There you go. Perfectly legal within certain boundaries. 

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