John Moore
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Win 8, APM 2.5, Mission Planner, an setting Modes

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Moore May 1, 2013. 3 Replies

Morning all, I am new to drones an finally got my APM 2.5 installed in my Rover an started testing. What I am running into is what appears to be the inability to set the APM's mode via MP while…Continue

NOOB in need of assistance understanding

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Moore Apr 19, 2013. 24 Replies

To get to the point of the qustion at hand, it involves the electronics.  More the relationship between the reciever, the drone hardware, an the servos. I have not purchased anything yet as I am…Continue

 

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John Moore commented on Thomas J Coyle III's group ArduRover User Group
"I don't care, this is a decent quality 5 ch that I can afford with a 3 position switch.  Much better than my alt at hobbyking.  As soon as possible, I am buying one. Havent even bought the new RC, an am already to get the radio....lol"
Apr 4, 2014
John Moore commented on Thomas J Coyle III's group ArduRover User Group
"That may convince me to consider another DX5e when I am ready to build on a new platform.  I have really liked my current one."
Apr 3, 2014
John Moore commented on Thomas J Coyle III's group ArduRover User Group
"The Base RC I am looking at is less than 5 pounds at 1/5 scale due to simplicity as compared to my SCX-10.  An because its a crawler, having the weight properly balanced an set low will assist in the crawlers ability to get over objects or…"
Apr 3, 2014
John Moore commented on Thomas J Coyle III's group ArduRover User Group
"An that's not what I want.  Long term I want to use my Crawler in Mountain Search an Rescue.  Also taking this time of learning this setup on the ground for when I have the chance to build a Drone Plane.  Again for search an…"
Apr 3, 2014
John Moore commented on Thomas J Coyle III's group ArduRover User Group
"@RoboBill, I suspect my GPS/Compass accuracy issue revolves around the setup being too close to the motor.  An now I have 2 motors, it would be worst.  The new platform I am going to is a Motor on Axle an a wheelbase of 38 inches on a…"
Apr 3, 2014
John Moore commented on Thomas J Coyle III's group ArduRover User Group
"Good point, if they are modifying them, I would like to submit mine for a change."
Apr 3, 2014
John Moore commented on Thomas J Coyle III's group ArduRover User Group
"Hmm.  I also am a NOOB an am not willing or able to spend the cash on a good Tx with a  3 position toggle.  I have the telemetry setup, I tried to setup my rover to go into learning via PC an when last I tried that wasn't working…"
Apr 3, 2014
John Moore commented on Thomas J Coyle III's group ArduRover User Group
"I just visited Spectrums web site to look at the spec's for the DX5e.  There is a disclaimer about counterfeit Tx's being sold.  An they are showing the DX5e with a 2 position toggle for ch 5.  Frankly, I wouldn't care…"
Apr 3, 2014
John Moore commented on Thomas J Coyle III's group ArduRover User Group
"RoboBill:  If its too much hassle I will trade you my DX5e with a 2 position toggle for yours with the 3 position....lol  :-)"
Apr 3, 2014
Francois Swart replied to John Moore's discussion yet another rear steer question in the group ArduRover User Group
"Hi John, Not entirely sure what you want to do, I'm more into boats... Can help with the servo leads though. There are two main colour combinations :White, Red, Black and Orange, Red, Brown. The center wire is positive and is red. Negative…"
Dec 7, 2013
John Moore replied to John Moore's discussion yet another rear steer question in the group ArduRover User Group
"So unless I am not looking for the right thing, I am unable to find a RC Relay Switch.   So I think I got a solution. I can buy a servo Y cable with built in servo reverser for the rear channel which would be used in a full time rear steering…"
Dec 7, 2013
John Moore replied to John Moore's discussion yet another rear steer question in the group ArduRover User Group
"All I am finding is a power switch which is controlled by a channel.  Are you suggesting that I provide a dedicated power source thru a BEC to the servo an branch the signal from the front server to the…"
Dec 7, 2013
John Moore replied to John Moore's discussion yet another rear steer question in the group ArduRover User Group
"Ok, so I am fairly new to the RC hobby.  Can you please elaborate as too what your talking about how it works? John"
Dec 7, 2013
Petrus Botha replied to John Moore's discussion yet another rear steer question in the group ArduRover User Group
"Use an rc relay switch to control power to the rear steering servo or setup channel mixing on your tx if it has the option"
Dec 7, 2013
John Moore added a discussion to the group ArduRover User Group
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yet another rear steer question

Hey guys, I have been googling this question for a bit, an posted on another forum.  With no luck.  Hoping someone here may have some experience with this what I want to do.What I want is rear steer.  But I dont want it independent.  I have a Spectrum DX5 5ch dual stick transmitter an receiver setup.  I want to be able to use my 5th channel (which is a switch) to enable or disable rear steer, an when enabled I want it to work with the front steering channel.What I am thinking is power from the…See More
Dec 7, 2013
John Moore commented on Thomas J Coyle III's group ArduRover User Group
"Hey everyone, my adrurover has been off line for some time.  Have been dealing with GPS accuracy still which I have concluded its due to the tight confined space I have.  With the drone an gps only 2 to 3 inches away from the brushed…"
Dec 7, 2013

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About Me:
I am in my mid 30's, employed in the Computer field as a Lab Engineer, a father to 5 kids, an a husband. My interest include a new interest in RC Nitro's Truggy's an RC Crawlers. I have always had a interest in Jeeps, an classic cars including Mopars an Datsuns (which my wife brought with her). I like building things with my hands. My moto I have learned from onwning a jeep "Real Jeeps are Built an NOT Bought".
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Long term, I am part of Search an Rescue I would like a drone air craft which can be used in searches. To start off, I am building a Rover from a 1/8 scale RC crawler.

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