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Jon replied to Forrest Frantz's discussion Max mag field length--Why A Max?
"I also have problems in this area. Yesterday I did the normal compass dance and was quite pleased with offsets at -11, 2, -35. Flew my quad and put the log through Mission Planner's Auto Analysis with the result Compass = good mag_field within…"
Dec 22, 2016
Jon commented on Phillip Kocmoud's blog post Introducing the AUAV X2.1 Flight Controller
"Rob, Hugues, Nick Thank you for the info. I'm interpreting what's been written as, may or may not work out of the box on 1st October. If it doesn't work, it shouldn't be long before it does. Good luck with the porting, hope it…"
Sep 25, 2016
Jon commented on Phillip Kocmoud's blog post Introducing the AUAV X2.1 Flight Controller
"Looks great. Just one question. Looking at the time frame between release and Ardupilot working on your Pixracer, will your AUAV 2.1 flight controller work out of the box with Ardupilot?"
Sep 25, 2016
Jon replied to benbojangles's discussion Companion: Pi 2/3/Zero in the group Companion Computer Working Group
"Thanks Patrick that's very useful."
Aug 9, 2016
Jon replied to benbojangles's discussion Companion: Pi 2/3/Zero in the group Companion Computer Working Group
"Patrick That shielding is impressive! Is it very effective and do you know the approx weight?"
Aug 9, 2016
Jon commented on Patrick Duffy's blog post Google Cardboard Head-Up Display for Android
"Managed to get the Sony QX1 working with: souphttpsrc location=http://192.168.122.1:8080/liveview/liveviewstream.JPG?%211234%21http%2dget%3a%2a%3aimage%2fjpeg%3a%2a%21%21%21%21%21 ! jpegdec The difference between the QX1 and QX100 is the IP, 8080…"
Aug 2, 2016
Jon commented on Patrick Duffy's blog post Google Cardboard Head-Up Display for Android
"@Glenn Gregory On my phone (Sony Aqua M4) I found it easier to enter and amend input errors to the pipeline in portrait mode. The pop up scroll button was hidden by the virtual keyboard in landscape orientation. The Sony QX100 also works with…"
Jul 15, 2016
Jon commented on Patrick Duffy's blog post Google Cardboard Head-Up Display for Android
"@Patrick This is great, thanks for sharing. Really looking forward to part 2 and getting longer range for my Sony QX."
Jul 13, 2016
Jon replied to benbojangles's discussion Companion: Pi 2/3/Zero in the group Companion Computer Working Group
"Hi Glenn Gregory Tower now working on Nexus 7, connected Pi to Tower via Alfa & Nano M5, no video, ran okay for 30 minutes. Pi camera light on for full 30 minutesSorted video problem. Streamed video to Tower for 18 minutes before light went out…"
Jul 7, 2016
Jon replied to benbojangles's discussion Companion: Pi 2/3/Zero in the group Companion Computer Working Group
"Hi Glenn Gregory When I had it running back early June my Alfa did not randomly turn off. I did however have the Raspberry Pi 2 powered via a HiModel 5 Amp UBEC. I managed to change the rc.local file so that Mavproxy & the camera worked…"
Jul 7, 2016
Jon replied to benbojangles's discussion Companion: Pi 2/3/Zero in the group Companion Computer Working Group
"Pi2 Pi camera & Tower - it works as per below, but I need to add the Pi video command to rc.local. I haven't managed to get it to work yet with both commands in the rc.local file rc.local file: echo…"
Jun 5, 2016
Jon replied to benbojangles's discussion Companion: Pi 2/3/Zero in the group Companion Computer Working Group
"The only adjustments I made to Jessie Lite were 'enable_uart=0' to '1' in /boot/config.txt' to get the ttyAMA0 files back in /dev and 'sudo chmod a+rw /dev/vchiq' to get the Pi camera to work"
Jun 4, 2016
Jon replied to benbojangles's discussion Companion: Pi 2/3/Zero in the group Companion Computer Working Group
"It was a mixture of problems. 1. Raspberry Pi  - solved by changing 'enable_uart=0' to '1' in /boot/config.txt. 2. APM - In the full parameters list only Serial3_baud displayed, had it set to 57. There was no Serial…"
Jun 3, 2016
Jon replied to benbojangles's discussion Companion: Pi 2/3/Zero in the group Companion Computer Working Group
"Thanks The Alfa is directly connected to the zero and sending the signal to my mobile via an Ubiquiti M5 (acting as an access point). The zero is powered by a 5amp ubec. The next part is to get Mavproxy and the Pi camera working together. I've…"
Jun 2, 2016
Jon replied to benbojangles's discussion Companion: Pi 2/3/Zero in the group Companion Computer Working Group
"Now working with Benbojangles Jessie Lite connected to Tower. Thank you for your help in getting it working."
Jun 2, 2016
Jon replied to benbojangles's discussion Companion: Pi 2/3/Zero in the group Companion Computer Working Group
"@Fnoop, Apologies - Yes you're right. Thank you very much for the info and your help."
Jun 2, 2016

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About Me:
Retired
Married with two children, boy and girl.
Main interests - playing chess (badly), photography and now building copters
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Currently putting together a quad
Hometown:
Stoke on Trent

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