Ian Drennan
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Ian Drennan replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.0.1 released!
"@crirro1999 I have also noticed this problem with  "Failed to update home position" It seems to have only manifested itself post MP Version 1.2.78. Currently I am using MP version 1.2.80 I have noted that when this happens  and…"
Oct 5, 2013
Ian Drennan replied to Dean Walker's discussion 3DR limited Range?
"Dean I had a similar problem with reduced range of the same radio on two occasions. The first time was also after a crash. On inspection of the board I found a hairline crack in the solder where the antena socket is soldered to the PC board. By…"
Jun 9, 2013
Ian Drennan replied to Craig Elder's discussion APM Copter 2.9.1.b has been released
"walthero I am not saying this is the case with your extended waypoint 3 position but I have had some finger trouble before where I inadvertently drag a waypoint from where I originally placed it. This without realising its new position. My check fot…"
May 20, 2013
Ian Drennan commented on Joshua Ott's blog post Thirty Days (#13): Y6 in-flight motor failure tests
"The motor out recovery looks impressive. Having had the misfortune of losing a propellor blad on my quad I was wondering whether the Y6 configuration would be able to recover from a propellor failure. I am thinking the resultant excessive vibration…"
May 17, 2013
Ian Drennan commented on Coby's blog post Nurf Kit Released
"Looks similar in plan form to the Saracin which I built and flew as a slope soarer some 30 years back. From the photo it looks like the wing has a slight forward sweep on the leading edge. It would be interesting to know what wing section it uses."
Apr 23, 2013
Ian Drennan commented on LFLoTiTo's blog post A simple solution for an old hazzard (prop start on setup)
"Thanks for posting this simple solution. I am also able to identify with the cartoon above and had a good chuckle."
Apr 16, 2013
Ian Drennan replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter 2.9 / 2.9.1 released
"Richard Interesting that you say the X, Y and Z accel data is not found in the telemetry logs. I  regularly read the telemetry logs and monitor the acell  graph data  in order to check that there is no mechanical changes creeping up…"
Apr 1, 2013
Ian Drennan replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter 2.9 / 2.9.1 released
"I have been flying my home built quad for the past 4 months using version 2.8.1 firmware. I delayed the change to version 2.9 until I had my quad flying reasonably well in most modes with the acceptable vibration levels needed for version 2.9.…"
Mar 24, 2013
Ian Drennan commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Golf Channel using drone to film golfers at Arnold Palmer Invitational
"Of course looking at the line up of balls next to the tee this was only the local pro showing his caddy how not to be distracted by an Octo in close proximity. Yes Randy the retract landing gear is cool"
Mar 23, 2013
Ian Drennan replied to Joe Breznai's discussion Futaba T8FG PPM/PWM decoder
"I am not an expert on Futaba apart from my experience with my current 7 channel system. If you are using the the 10c TX then I read that you need to set it up as a 7 channel TX in the transmitter settings. So to answer your question I don't…"
Mar 10, 2013
Ian Drennan replied to Joe Breznai's discussion Futaba T8FG PPM/PWM decoder
"I am flying my quad with a Futaba R617FS PWM receiver connected to an APM 2.5 running 2.9.1 firmware. My ears did however prick up when I saw the issues regarding the PPM decoder but realised soon after that it would not affect me as my receiver is…"
Mar 10, 2013
Ian Drennan commented on weelian soh's blog post GoPro Wire Rope Mount with Furniture Coasters
"Simple idea and impressive result. I am going to knock up something similar below my battery holder for when I fly my iPhone. Thanks for sharing this info"
Mar 10, 2013
Ian Drennan commented on Michael Mimo Moratti's blog post You won't need a whole lot a space to launch and land.
"Excellent flight and stable video. Did your heart rate increase just a little?"
Mar 9, 2013
Ian Drennan replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter 2.9 released
"Tim To see mode change I look at Raw Input Channel 5 on the graph. Not sure how to see the arm stutus but looking at Raw Input Channel 4 will show when the APM was armed and disarmed Ian"
Jan 27, 2013
Ian Drennan replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter 2.9 released
"@OG. I originally had this problem when updating Mission Planner. Every time I do an update I disable Virus Protection and it works ok for me."
Jan 23, 2013
Ian Drennan replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter 2.8 / 2.8.1 released
"@Neel Breitenbach Did you ever find a resolve with your problem of the roll after flying? I am flying a quad with APM2.5 with V 2.8.1 and am having the same issue after flying in Stabilize Mode. Are there any others that have had this problem? Thanks"
Dec 27, 2012

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About Me:
I have been involved with many aspects of flying including light aircraft, hang gliding, RC planes and micro-light aircraft. As an engineer I have been involved with automation within the packing and process environments.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I am interested in automation and control of homebuilt robots of which I have built three. Recently built a Quadcopter with a ArduPilot 2.5 and have had great success flying it in manual and auto mode.
Hometown:
Pietermaritzburg

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