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Help - FatShark 600TVL CMOS camera - MinimOSD problem

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Hutchison Apr 22, 2014. 8 Replies

Anyone had a problem with this camera, where the video signal comes through without the digital overlay?  But then when I jiggle the camera - I have no video signal but I CAN see the digital readout…Continue

APM Auto Mode Failure - Please Help

Started this discussion. Last reply by John OBrien Aug 25, 2013. 6 Replies

I was out today flying in Manual, Stabilize, RTL and Auto mode today and evertything started out OK.  The Auto mission had 7 way points and a home location.  The altitude of each way point is 100…Continue

MinimOSD Current Readings wrong - Please help

Started this discussion. Last reply by John OBrien May 17, 2013. 3 Replies

I have APM 2.5, MinimOSD 1.1, Fatshark transmitter with a low pass filter for the battery connection.  I configured the placement of gauges to my liking and they are showing up correctly.  I'm…Continue

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Ublox GPS Problem on APM 2.5 board

Started this discussion. Last reply by Reinaldo de Sales Flamino Nov 26, 2012. 1 Reply

When I power up my APM 2.5 board (via USB port) with no peripherals connected everything is fine.  When I add the 3DR Radio the board still powers up correctly using the USB port.  When I connect the…Continue

 

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Another article about peaceful use of drone technology in the NY Times

Posted on March 19, 2013 at 12:53pm 3 Comments

Seems as though the ratio of articles about peaceful, productive use of UAS technology to fearful, war themed, police state articles is running about 1 to 10.   This one takes the time to interview people that have ideas about using them for good purposes.…

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99 cent Ublox Container

Posted on December 26, 2012 at 11:06pm 3 Comments

Found a neat little plastic box at "The Container Store" for 99 cents.  Fits the UBlox LEA 6H in width and height perfectly.  May need to stuff a foam spacer on the length wise side.  Just tried it in the backyard and the GPS got a fix in about 30 seconds - the plastic cover is not adversely affecting the…

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Finally Got the maiden flight of APM 2.5+ done

Posted on December 24, 2012 at 4:30pm 6 Comments

I waited until I was able to get the Bixler Chassis installed before I went out on a flight with my APM 2.5+.  Once I turned it on, the uBlox got position really fast.  It was really windy today.  I took off in manual mode, flipped the switch to "Stabilize" and it leveled off like a champ.   I alternated between Manual and Stabilize for a while, then I switched to RTL and it performed perfectly!  Really glad I got the Chassis, because it made attaining the CG super simple. …

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