Jason Franciosa
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New Airspeed Sensor

Started Sep 20, 2016 0 Replies

The one piece of hardware that I have more trouble with than anything else, besides possibly the internal compass, is the Airspeed sensor.Trying to find a good location for it that is not easy to…Continue

Using the serial output for controlling an alexmos gimbal

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Nov 14, 2016. 3 Replies

The wiki provides no information on setting up and using an alexmos gimbal with serial output. I have a gimbal that I can control with servo inputs and RC Passthrough, but, the issue is when it gives…Continue

Pixhawk internal compass issues

Started Sep 11, 2015 0 Replies

I am having a strange issue. The Internal compass on the pixhawk when I do the compass calibration does not move much. The first screen which is the external compass spins as expected and gives me…Continue

Arduplane 3.4 Beta testing

Started this discussion. Last reply by blacklist324 Dec 1, 2015. 14 Replies

I don't see any thread started for 3.4 beta testing so hopefully some users can post their experiences here. I have not got a chance to test it yet, but, am looking forward to hearing the reports of…Continue

Tags: 3.4, Arduplane


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Jason Franciosa commented on Kristaps Brass's blog post Comparing Precision of Autopilots for Survey Missions - PX4
"How much of this is effected by the GPS used? The Phantom 4's dual band GPS can get close to 30 satellite locks at times which should increase it's precision considerably over a pixhawk with a UBLOX 7 series which struggles to get more…"
Apr 14
Jason Franciosa commented on Hein du Plessis's blog post VTOL by Arkbird
"@rick, do you have a video of it in Full forward flight? The video shows hover mode, but, I'm curious to see how it flies when it's in Plane mode? What's really cool about that design is it looks like you could transition to plane…"
Mar 31
Jason Franciosa commented on Hein du Plessis's blog post VTOL by Arkbird
"@Rob, I think what he means by efficient is that it is a VTOL Fixed wing platform with the assumption being fixed wing flight is the most efficient means in comparison with other options. I like this setup/design and agree it minimizes the…"
Mar 31
Jason Franciosa commented on Hein du Plessis's blog post VTOL by Arkbird
"Could you simply put a Vertical Stabilizer in the front on top and bottom or a small CF rod through the nose so it if does tip over, it simply hits the Rod/Rudder will hit the ground and the plane will be perfectly fine? Have it touch down on the…"
Mar 31
Jason Franciosa commented on Jose.L.Jr's blog post Basic Air Data 8mm Pitot Tested in Wind Tunnel
"Fair point, I am hoping stall recovery is something arduplane will see soon as it is a very critical failure of arduplane at the moment. If a stall does happen, it's 100% crash rate once the plane goes nose down. I'm hoping this fatal…"
Mar 25
Jason Franciosa commented on Olivier's blog post 2017 Ardupilot Un-Conference Talks and field demonstartions, Andrew Tridgell, Paul Riseborough
"With the ability for Arupilot to now understand multiple orientations and correct/fly in different realms. Does this mean a nose down stall recovery may be possible? Nose down stalls with current arduplane firmware results in a crash every time,…"
Mar 25
Jason Franciosa commented on Jose.L.Jr's blog post Basic Air Data 8mm Pitot Tested in Wind Tunnel
"I would love to see a poll of people who use arduplane with no airspeed sensor and if they have ever had any issues. With your study showing the normal digital airspeed sensor is quite horrible, and I know many users do fly arudplane with great…"
Mar 24
Jason Franciosa replied to Brandon Ellison's discussion Intrinsically Safe Helicopter Drones
"I would probably guess this is one of the most safe "Drones"...https://aerixdrones.com/products/aerius-the-new-worlds-smallest-quadcopter"
Feb 28
Jason Franciosa commented on Ellen Zhu's blog post Skywalker X2 950mm Cross-over Aircraft
"Are the wings removable, and, is there a wing spar?"
Dec 22, 2016
Jason Franciosa commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Measuring airspeed without an airspeed sensor
"Very interesting! I have not heard of the AuraUAS Autopilot system, is it designed for APM2? What I would really love to see is a low cost Angle of Attack sensor for sUAS Planes. Get rid of the airspeed sensors all together and just use AoA and…"
Dec 15, 2016
Jason Franciosa commented on Ellen Zhu's blog post Skywalker X5-PRO Professional Mapping Survey FPV Plane
"@Jackson, According to that Patent, the last legal action which was effective 2014 10 10 is Deemed to be Withdrawn. I looked it up and basically they didn't pay some fee's so the patent is no longer protected. Please correct me if I am…"
Dec 6, 2016
Jason Franciosa commented on Ellen Zhu's blog post Skywalker EVE 2000 2240mm Twin Motor FPV Plane
"@Hugues, The Talon is incredibly difficult to launch. I hand launched a My Twin Dream at 9000 ft above sea level at over 6kg without any issue. The Talon at the same altitude and at around 3 kg was impossible for hand launching. I would not compare…"
Nov 26, 2016
Jason Franciosa commented on Joe Renteria's blog post Helicopter Concept
"My main question is about efficiency. One of the main benefits of Helicopters and Planes over multirotors is they are much more efficient due to a single large rotating rotor, or, having wings and a single motor to create "thrust". If you…"
Nov 23, 2016
Jason Franciosa commented on Eric's blog post Skywalker plane battery front cover
"Great work! Very smart idea to give some extra room and CG Options for the skywalker"
Nov 19, 2016
David replied to Jason Franciosa's discussion Using the serial output for controlling an alexmos gimbal
"Have you guys made any progress on this? Reading your thread makes me think I have my gimbal configured incorrectly for what I am trying to do. I just want the flight controller to position the gimbal at a specific tilt during an auto mission. I…"
Nov 14, 2016
Jason Franciosa commented on lianpinkoh's blog post Parrot Disco for whale and dolphin survey (and a teardown)
"Very cool! What's very interesting is the airspeed sensor, for the static port they just keep it unattached and use the air pressure inside the CHUCK for static comparison.  How effective is this compared to having an external static…"
Nov 6, 2016

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Grew up in MA, Served in the military for a few years working with UAS and rotary wing, currently living in Florida.
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I spent a year as a Platoon Leader for a Shadow RQ-7B platoon where I developed the training plans, logistical support, mission requirements, information packaging and dissemination, and ground fighter support for the systems.
Fort Pierce, FL

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