Keith S
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Warning ! Do not try this.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Ho May 2, 2012. 20 Replies

It has been a couple of weeks now and I'm getting more comfortable with my STABALIZE and LOITER set up on my 3DR quad. Still having some yaw issues but yesterday morning I was enjoying the fruits of…Continue

Glitching?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adam Rivera Mar 26, 2012. 7 Replies

Another flight with the same problem. I removed the bullet connectors and cleaned up the wiring and removed the camera and transmitter, but I've got the same issue.Please reference the video link @…Continue

Is there a source for the "Graph This" functions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Oborne Mar 22, 2012. 1 Reply

Like the Title says,I'd like to learn what each of the 76 selections mean.Most of them to me are obvious, but there are ones like: Logarithmic,Ing, ax, gx, mx, magfield, wpno, press_abs, and…Continue

A123 batteries anyone?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Graham Dyer Feb 18, 2012. 9 Replies

I have the 3dr quad kit and had a bad ESC, (still waiting on a RMA for two days).The other 3 work fine with my 2200mAh 3cell lipo's. But would like to use a 4cell A123 2300mAh packs instead. I know…Continue

 

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Shyam Balasubramanian replied to Keith S's discussion Arducopter parts
"Hi All, I need to travel quite a bit. Which one would be preferrable in this case? 3DR or jDrones (weight and foldability/ disassembling feature? Thanks."
Feb 3, 2013
Dan Ho replied to Keith S's discussion Warning ! Do not try this.
"If you want to stop the motors, first flip upside-down.  Then as it falls, the motors will spin in normal direction and can easily re-start. "
May 2, 2012
Keith S replied to Randall Richmond's discussion Video and Telemetry
"Randall, I saw your post and thought this might help. I'm using 1.3Ghz for video, 900Mhz for telemetry, and 2.4Ghz for…"
Apr 16, 2012
Marc Puig Pasarrius replied to Keith S's discussion Warning ! Do not try this.
"More or less the same history, I was pushing it to its limits, I wanted to descend as fast as possible, one second after cutting the throttle it started to rotate in all directions like crazy and it finally... crashed :| "
Apr 14, 2012
Keith S replied to Keith S's discussion Warning ! Do not try this.
"You're in, but you need to share the story ;-)"
Apr 14, 2012
Marc Puig Pasarrius replied to Keith S's discussion Warning ! Do not try this.
"I join the group, member #3 :)"
Apr 14, 2012
Keith S replied to Christopher Cooper's discussion Tuning loiter
"Nice helpful information! Thanks guys, I'll give that a try once the wind lets up here in the northern Chicago area.  Keith"
Apr 14, 2012
Keith S replied to John Campen's discussion Missing APM board component . Diode?
"John, Sounds great!  Let me know how it goes. Keith"
Apr 14, 2012
Keith S replied to Keith S's discussion Warning ! Do not try this.
"Soren, That's a great simple idea! Like an "idle-up"."
Apr 14, 2012
Søren Kuula replied to Keith S's discussion Warning ! Do not try this.
"Hi, Yeah its not so good that the motors can stop completely when taking down throttle - because they might just not restart. I have done this stunt 100 times with my MikroKopters - no problem because they idle at zero throttle. The first time I…"
Apr 13, 2012
Keith S replied to John Campen's discussion Missing APM board component . Diode?
"Just don't forget you can't power everything from the USB! And I'd be concerned connecting both your main battery and the USB together, because of no diode protection. "
Apr 13, 2012
Keith S replied to John Campen's discussion Missing APM board component . Diode?
"That would work! It's a little bit larger, SMB instead of SMA. Tiny bit longer 4.3mm vs. 4.0 and a bit wide 2.3mm vs. 1.7mm. Keith"
Apr 13, 2012
Keith S replied to John Campen's discussion Missing APM board component . Diode?
"You could short the diode position with a jumper wire, then the rx side would power the APM, but be carefull, and remove the jumper before connecting the USB. That should work till you get a schottky 1A diode in there. Maybe a switch for now?"
Apr 13, 2012
Keith S replied to John Campen's discussion Missing APM board component . Diode?
"Do you have a picture of your board? I'd like to see what you have to work with, i.e. ripped off solder pads and damaged traces. You might be able to solder an axial schottky form radio shack. If you don't want to mess with it, you might…"
Apr 13, 2012
Keith S replied to John Campen's discussion Missing APM board component . Diode?
"You can find the schematic here : http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10294  "
Apr 13, 2012
Keith S replied to John Campen's discussion Missing APM board component . Diode?
"I haven't looked at the schematic for awhile, but I believe this diode prevents the RX side from getting power from the USB.  I strongly recommend using it. "
Apr 13, 2012

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Avid rc modeler and electronics hobby tinker. 
I like fabrication and robots.
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I'm trying this on a beginner scale level. Going to start with rc ground stuff first.
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At 10:05pm on February 20, 2012, Ed Kirk said…

I have done absolutely nothing with the Remzibi OSD, I purchased it assuming that it would read data from the APM1 or APM2, not so.  It appears the MinimOSD will but I am not sure about the software just yet. My impression of working with DIY Drones and open project is like trying to put together a jig saw puzzle made up of several puzzles mixed together and half of the pieces missing with the picture on the box totally unrelated to parts inside. My luck with the APM2 has been not to good, I took it back so it could be tested.  But I am trying to fly it in Acro mode but they only fly it in Stabilized mode and they plan on dropping Acro mode because of the problems it has!!!  Oh well. I have not given up on them, I trust that things will come together and it will be a great product.  They have a very good foundation and are working very hard on development.  Their goals are the same as mine, for now I am working on the mechanical side of things.  I have been very successful at removing vibration that is messing up my video ventures and I am very impressed at how well the ducted fans work. Ed

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