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Mission Planner...NOT RESPONDING

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phill Simpson Aug 12, 2015. 10 Replies

Gentlemen and ladies,Is there a common and rather frequent occurance of "Mission Planner" freezing or "not responding" while in use?I use "Windows 7" with no other programs running in the background…Continue

 

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Coastwise replied to Darius Jack's discussion Developing Pigeon Camera Drone in the group ArduCopter User Group
"I seem to recall some videographer in Dubai had rigged up cameras on raptors or trained eagles probably a year or two ago.  You might get in touch with him (he's known about the Persian Gulf I understand even though I don't know his…"
Mar 22, 2016
Coastwise commented on Chris Anderson's blog post New analysis of 2015 FAA commercial drone excemptions
"Annanendale On The Hudson."
Mar 16, 2016
Coastwise replied to Philip's discussion What is Pixhawk 2? in the group Pixhawk 2 User Group
"Maybe 3DR will change the name of their component allowing the mfgr to use the name Pixhawk."
Feb 24, 2016
Coastwise commented on Gary McCray's blog post Really, really stupid idea of the month, maybe the whole year!- - Drone attack Eagles!
"A drone when threatened by large birds might use an automatically deployed, light weight, 'taser system'."
Feb 10, 2016
Coastwise replied to Darius Jack's discussion DOWN YOUR DRONE IF YOU FLY WITHIN 36 MILES OF THE SUPER BOWL in the group ArduCopter User Group
"@ScottW. This is probably the most important argument against FAA's rampant regulatory control. Not well thought out rule making. Unwarrented."
Feb 4, 2016
Coastwise replied to Darius Jack's discussion DOWN YOUR DRONE IF YOU FLY WITHIN 36 MILES OF THE SUPER BOWL in the group ArduCopter User Group
"This sort of regulation is crazy. FAA is out of control. One of FAA's jobs is to ensure safety and restrictions such as these are unwarrented even as an abundance of safety. We are talking about drones here. Yes, restricted flight around Super…"
Feb 4, 2016
John Wheeler left a comment for Coastwise
"Thanks for the friend request Joe. No doubt it's a bit colder up where you live than here in Houston. How's your drones handle the freezing temps? Regards, John"
Jan 5, 2016
Coastwise replied to L's discussion Privacy Nightmare: Own a Drone? FAA Wants Your Credit Card Number in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Darius Jack,     All I can say is you damned well better not be seen outdoors with that rig unless you have that important piece of paper Mr Foxx gave you. As long as you have that paper and aren't wearing any type of goggles…"
Jan 5, 2016
Coastwise replied to L's discussion Privacy Nightmare: Own a Drone? FAA Wants Your Credit Card Number in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx: “Registration gives us an opportunity to work with these users to operate their unmanned aircraft safely." Under this rule,"any owner of a small UAS who has previously operated an…"
Jan 5, 2016
Coastwise replied to L's discussion Privacy Nightmare: Own a Drone? FAA Wants Your Credit Card Number in the group ArduCopter User Group
"FAA says you don't have to register your Frisbee. However, FAA is considering applying drone regs to 'Roomba' vacuum cleaner when used outdoors."
Jan 5, 2016
Coastwise replied to Michael Saathoff's discussion GoPro Alternatives with shutter control and video out
"@Michael. Also, I'm a little pissed at 3DR and GoPro for purposefully making wired shutter control nearly impossible in DIY builds without a major hack. I use both their products but I'm not going to be forced into a very expensive Solo…"
Jan 5, 2016
Coastwise commented on John Wheeler's blog post You Are Now Required To Register Your Drone
"My question is just putting the number on all my batteries with a silver marker would be good enough, as the drone flying would be using a battery (Obviously). Ask John Wheeler."
Jan 5, 2016
Coastwise commented on John Wheeler's blog post You Are Now Required To Register Your Drone
"Would we be a bit safer if we were to put two registration labels on in case one falls off or gets scratched up ?"
Jan 4, 2016
Coastwise commented on John Wheeler's blog post You Are Now Required To Register Your Drone
"John, Of course I will use a waterproof felt tip pen! Like the rest of us I don't want to go to jail for up to 3 years on a felony charge nor do I want to pay a civil penalty of $27,500, or a $250,000 fine for faded, weathered numbers."
Jan 4, 2016
Coastwise commented on John Wheeler's blog post You Are Now Required To Register Your Drone
"John Wheeler Where are you coming from? With all that pious talk... Not getting into trouble... Putting fancy, pretty label.. $$$! Why not use an old fashioned felt tip pen?"
Jan 4, 2016
Coastwise replied to Joseph Rizzi's discussion Texas UAV Laws
"Hello Thomas, I'm sure you are correct that would be one of the arguments put forward but nonetheless that is a separate issue. You and I both know that we could fly over someone else's property in another type of aircraft with impunity.…"
Jan 4, 2016

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About Me:
Alaska coast and harbor pilot, retired.
Oceangoing navigator.
Ex military image interpreter.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Ice navigation, Photogrammetry, Aerial reconnaissance. Agriculture.
Hometown:
N Kingstown, Ketchikan

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At 10:15pm on January 5, 2016, John Wheeler said…

Thanks for the friend request Joe.

No doubt it's a bit colder up where you live than here in Houston.

How's your drones handle the freezing temps?

Regards,

John

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