John Whitney
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  • Millstadt, IL
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John Whitney commented on Rory Paul's blog post FAA Commercial Shutdown
"I am attending a conference next month with a presentation from the FAA on uas and how to attain a cert. to operate. Rory, if you have any specific questions you would like me to ask I would be happy to do so. I have many myself I intend to ask."
Feb 25, 2013
sai jeevan reddy replied to John Whitney's discussion all sensors are zero??? in the group ArduCopter User Group
"even im facing the same problem! please help me! i tried everything.how to know whether my board got damaged?"
Feb 5, 2013
John Whitney replied to John Whitney's discussion Poor alt. hold is auto mode in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Well now I have no señor data in terminal or MP. It allows me to arm the board now, it wasn't for a while. I've had enough and ordered a Naza With gps today. And when I start my octo build this winter I'll prolly get the woo…"
Nov 26, 2012
Yangbo Long replied to John Whitney's discussion all sensors are zero??? in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Try upload the firmware using the mission planner, instead of the Arduino IDE. You might get it working this way."
Nov 25, 2012

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Chris Anderson replied to John Whitney's discussion all sensors are zero??? in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Sounds like the board got damaged in the crash. "
Nov 24, 2012
John Whitney replied to John Whitney's discussion all sensors are zero??? in the group ArduCopter User Group
"I uploaded the firmware as well with no change"
Nov 24, 2012
John Whitney replied to John Whitney's discussion all sensors are zero??? in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Yes, there was no sensor data movement there either."
Nov 24, 2012
Todd Hill replied to John Whitney's discussion all sensors are zero??? in the group ArduCopter User Group
"This happened to me a few dats ago. The HUD showed nothing, but they were working in the terminal. I reuploaded the firmware and was good to go."
Nov 24, 2012
Todd Hill replied to John Whitney's discussion all sensors are zero??? in the group ArduCopter User Group
"John, did you test the sensors in the Terminal?"
Nov 24, 2012
John Whitney replied to John Whitney's discussion all sensors are zero??? in the group ArduCopter User Group
"I'm using 2.8.1, and bought it in august. It has been flying fine, and I have had very few problems considering the issues other people have. I did have a strange rollover and crash a few days ago. But I fixed it up and things where fine…"
Nov 24, 2012

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Chris Anderson replied to John Whitney's discussion all sensors are zero??? in the group ArduCopter User Group
"What code are you using? If the latest, contact customer support from the store you bought it from.  (Also, did you solder on the connectors yourself? If so, check for shorts)"
Nov 24, 2012
John Whitney added a discussion to the group ArduCopter User Group
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all sensors are zero???

fI am getting no data from my sensors.  MP connects to APM 2.5.  only info is Channels in., and i can calibrate radio.  parameters seem to accept changes, But no arming, sensor data, guages or anything.did my APM 2.5 go bad?See More
Nov 24, 2012
John Whitney replied to ronang44's discussion Sonar not working
"Could u explain how you set up a separate power supply for the 1260? I am getting 4.87 volts at the sonar, but it doesn't seem to be working. In the terminal screen test it shows a constant 438cm. Thanks"
Nov 19, 2012
John Whitney replied to John Whitney's discussion Poor alt. hold is auto mode in the group ArduCopter User Group
"i have cotton gauze over the barometer,  and fly wp's at 2.5 m/s.  In Alt hold i can fly all around the field at a pretty good click, and it will hold alt. within a couple of meters, even when i stop it stays close.  Close…"
Nov 14, 2012
Bob Roach replied to John Whitney's discussion Poor alt. hold is auto mode in the group ArduCopter User Group
" Perhaps your barometer is getting faked  by higher pressure  when travelling at higher horizontal velocity.  A test method to see if this is happening would be to set Alt Hold mode  and fly manually at high speed …"
Nov 14, 2012
John Whitney added a discussion to the group ArduCopter User Group
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Poor alt. hold is auto mode

Im flying a QAV500 quadcopter for a couple months now with the apm2.5 on 2.8.1 update. I've had a lot of success I think with this product, and every flight is a learning experience. Most of my problems I've found are operator error because I'm new to all this PID tuning stuff and fpv. I think I've got my copter tuned in pretty well except for one thing. When I try auto missions the copter never climbs to the alt I programmed, and between wp's it slowly loses altitude and will decend into the…See More
Nov 14, 2012

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About Me:
Excavation contractor with aerial photography side business. hobby is photography and toys
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
builing a quad copter. would like to add uav photography to business when faa allows it around 2015
Hometown:
Belleville, IL.

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