Harry Courter
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  • Glen Cove, NY
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My Hexacopter was lost in a house fire. How do put a value on my custom made creation.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Harry Courter Apr 9, 2013. 10 Replies

Over the past eight months I have been reading and studying the multicopter world in the interest of building a professional level hexacopter for airal video and still photography.  Around six months…Continue

 

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Harry Courter commented on Klaus Heinrich's group PIXHAWK
"Grant: I use this site for regular electronic components.  Not for the strictly RC stuff. https://www.sparkfun.com/categories"
Friday
Harry Courter replied to Evan Palmer's discussion Turnigy Trust 70A Issues in the group PIXHAWK
"Im happy to help.  Lots of good advice and support on this site and the others.  I have learned everything from the wikis and the blogs.   Good luck moving forward!"
Thursday
Harry Courter replied to Sriram's discussion Pixhawk Stability in the group PIXHAWK
"Your first flight was totally in "position hold" mode?  You need to start with stabilize mode, then move to alt hold mode, then to loiter.  Only in this order can you really judge performance. Until you succeed with completing…"
Mar 20
Harry Courter replied to Rado Ino's discussion Voltage of battery going up and down all the time
"See my comments on this post , previous page. Voltage Lag is a potential cause of your problem.  A good review of your logs can confirm or deny this.  Compare the battery voltage and current over time.  As current go's up voltage…"
Mar 13
Harry Courter replied to Peter Arnold's discussion Pixhawk Hex Take Off Stability problems in the group PIXHAWK
"Hard to tell if the values are to high (creating oscillation) or to low (inadequate reaction from the controller). When I was getting off the ground I adjusted stabilized roll and pitch no more than 1.0 for each attempt.  Try upping the values…"
Mar 2
Harry Courter replied to Peter Arnold's discussion Pixhawk Hex Take Off Stability problems in the group PIXHAWK
"I have a heavy Y6, 7.5KG.  I had major problems taking off for my first flight.  The tendency to flip or do some other unwanted action was potentially very dangerous.  I needed to raise stabilize P just to get off the ground.…"
Mar 2
Harry Courter replied to Peter Arnold's discussion Pixhawk Hex Take Off Stability problems in the group PIXHAWK
"Have you managed to complete Autotune?  This is a common problem with the first flight. If you are unable to achieve stable flight in Althold, required for Autotune, then try increasing the "stabilize P"  value by a small bit,…"
Mar 2
Harry Courter replied to Evan Palmer's discussion Turnigy Trust 70A Issues in the group PIXHAWK
"Even, I just came upon a video in the wiki that may help address your issue.  In the wiki, search for " ESC sync issues"  If this is actually your issue, this will confirm it."
Feb 26
Harry Courter replied to Rado Ino's discussion Voltage of battery going up and down all the time
"Well a bad power module is better than voltage lag creating your problem. Have you measured your current during a flight from an independent source? Why are you using 70A esc's when you hover at 10A?"
Feb 23
Harry Courter replied to Evan Palmer's discussion Turnigy Trust 70A Issues in the group PIXHAWK
"Martin, the "jump start" seems to work for most, however, I have found that with a heavy lift beast anything fast during the maiden flight is terrifying.  some manual tuning is needed prior to being airborne. Evan, has 70A esc's…"
Feb 22
Harry Courter replied to Jason Greening's discussion Throttle mid/hover. in the group ArduCopter User Group
"IMHO I don't understand why you are not using a prop/ battery calculator like ecalc.ch With very little learning curve you can have a reasonable estimate of everything you need to know. The site has lots of data for specific battery, motors,…"
Jan 10
Harry Courter replied to Josh's discussion Custom drone build - Motors
"Josh, The selection of the motors, battery, and props, is fundamental.  If you get it wrong all your efforts are for nothing. I seriously recommend you use a prop and motor calculator like ecalc.ch, it does have a bit of a learning curve, and,…"
Dec 10, 2016
Harry Courter replied to Dan's discussion dumped MIssion Planner for APMplanner2
"Dan, Read the Wiki on telemetry logs and dataflash logs.  Screen shots wont do it. The real experts may be able to help, IF you can attach the log files to your post."
Sep 9, 2016
Harry Courter replied to Dan's discussion dumped MIssion Planner for APMplanner2
"Dan, I'm not an expert, and I don't use Apmplanner2, however, these are my thoughts.  Since your motors spin up I'll put the esc issue aside for now. In Mission Planner RC calibration screen, you should see a full range of…"
Sep 6, 2016
Harry Courter replied to rrayden's discussion Video with Gimbal Shaky
"Rrayden, I also have a large homebuilt Y6 with a 2 axis gimble with the storm 32 board.  I still struggle with shake in the video. I don't think your shake is too bad.  To improve the shake I would not look at the storm 32 PID's…"
Sep 2, 2016
Harry Courter replied to Tom Moore's discussion Newbie asking for some Pixhawk help! in the group PIXHAWK
"Tom, I use Pixhawk for a multirotor, not a plane, however the messages you quote have appeared for me also. In my case these types of messages show up PRIOR to gpx fix and arming.  Once armed the messages settle down and go away."
Jul 28, 2016

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About Me:
I am an architect interested in photography of houses, commercial buildings, and property.
Flying under the radar so to speak.
Recreational purposes only!!
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I am building a hexacopter specifically for photography.
Hometown:
Glen Cove

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