"Got a response from W. Garris on the question of the the TechPod's center of gravity. He says "On the spar is neutral. 1/4 to 1/3 MAC (root cord is MAC* ) is normal."
I don't have my TechPod to measure the wing chord, so I'm…"
Good find, those are indeed 2.4GHz antennas. Specifically, they're called coaxial dipoles, which are used because they're cheap to manufacture and easy to connect to*. In the classical approach, the shield is pulled…"
Be very careful about shorts. It's a close fit, which becomes impossible to manage if you have soldered on the other USART pins.
Since I hadn't soldered on the pins, I was able to get in there and apply a tiny bit of twisting…"
"This is absolutely not what lilvinz would recommend, but here's how i did it:
I just had to cut back the 5th and 6th header pins, which you can (barely) see in the photo. Note, wire lengths cannot be very long for flashing to work. It…"
"K. Finisterre's explanations are possible, but not plausible once you consider the source. "There are too many honest journalists... to chase claims made by people with a deserved reputation for carelessness and dishonesty.…"
"Thanks, guys. As I'm nearing completion, the next question I have is how the bay doors and gimbal are supposed to assemble? Maybe just a photo of the bay doors open and closed, and the gimbal assembled mounted to servos would be enough."
"That system config error is because you're trying to arm the model while it is in an inherently unsafe configuration. You might have left one flight mode in manual, for instance.
In order to interpret this error more informatively, check the…"
"Not sure why people would think of an alternative manufacture CC3D, or that we (Tau Labs) would design cases. This board is not produced by Tau Labs, it's produced by Quanton Gmbh. It's weird to want to force an independent manufacturer…"
"@OlivierD What's neat about autopilots right now is that they've basically become commodity products. You can design the hardware in a weekend, with an extremely good chance of success on the first try. After that, it's all about…"
"@Guy This is getting severely off-topic, but I am funded by BCI to build a bat-tracking UAS. It seems that there's a lot of us looking into UAVs for wildlife research these days.
FYI, while Freedom is one of our two reference platforms, there…"
"Crap, I'm new to this forum. How can I get a message like: "This has been hashed to death, and we feel that by getting the message out about what happened that the danger of something untoward has been prevented. If a moderator can lock…"
Do you actually have any data to back up the claim that a 50% decrease in control rate is not noticeable for average users? I suspect that this is not correct. I would hate to encourage people to think that this is tested if…"
"A see a lot of people saying "27 is only 9ms slower than 18ms. What's the difference?" I think this is exposing a certain misconception about control systems and latencies. This is not a trivial 9ms, this is an increase in latency of…"