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Help analyzing plane crash

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luiz Miranda Dec 8, 2014. 2 Replies

Hello, I was testing a new airplane the other day, the maiden flight worked fine, no issues, landed changed battery and went again on the second flight I launched in stabilize mode and things were…Continue

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Speed control not working

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luiz Miranda Feb 10, 2012. 2 Replies

Hi I can not get the plane to change speed ( I am testing it on X-plane 9) APM Planner 1.1.31, I have tried many times but nothing happen, it just ignore the command and go to the next waypoint, I am…Continue

Looking for an air frame that could give me the longest flying time, any suggestions?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luiz Miranda Jan 9, 2012. 5 Replies

Hi, I am thinking about building my new bird that can fly longer, I am thinking a glider will be the way to go...Any recommendation? I will be using Ardupilot 2(Purple board) and a GoPro Hero 2 with…Continue

Apprentice configuration

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luiz Miranda Jan 9, 2012. 2 Replies

Does any one have a good configuration for the Apprentice airframe? Continue

 

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"Good job Andrew and everyone involved on this update,... "
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Luiz Miranda commented on Thomas J Coyle III's blog post A look into the future of drones, with Dronecode’s Andrew Tridgell
"I agree with Thomas, and I think we all owe you so much for what you contributed for the open source drone community...keep up with the good work...   "
Feb 9, 2015
Luiz Miranda replied to Luiz Miranda's discussion Help analyzing plane crash
"thanks Andre, that was what I thought happened but want to make sure, I lost my Canon SX260 camera and a bunch of 3D printed parts, ($650.00 crash) but I will do it again and this time I will make sure all the rods are tight for sure. I was very…"
Dec 8, 2014
Andre K. replied to Luiz Miranda's discussion Help analyzing plane crash
"If you plot RCIN.C2 and RCOUT.C2  , you can see that when you switch to stabilize, you see that the elevator output follows input nicely - so the servo was at least not commanded to do a dive. What I don't understand, is that it seems like…"
Dec 8, 2014
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Help analyzing plane crash

Hello, I was testing a new airplane the other day, the maiden flight worked fine, no issues, landed changed battery and went again on the second flight I launched in stabilize mode and things were going fine so I switched to FBWA I had also done this on the first flight and had no issues but when I switched this time I noticed the plane started to pitch downward and I was fighting to keep it level, I switched back to stabilize and gained altitude and flew for a little while longer before it all…See More
Dec 7, 2014
Alex Hill commented on Luiz Miranda's blog post Apprentice Drone kit conversion
"Mr. Miranda, you could also try "http://www.sculpteo.com"; for an instant quote."
Dec 4, 2014
Alex Hill commented on Luiz Miranda's blog post Apprentice Drone kit conversion
"Dear Mr. Miranda, Maybe you can try "makexyz.com"...?  To get an instant quote on how much it will cost to produce one Apprentice Drone Conversion Kit, all you do is upload your STL file.  Then you can post how much they want to…"
Dec 4, 2014
Luiz Miranda commented on Luiz Miranda's blog post Apprentice Drone kit conversion
"Hey Alex, I know it is just a piece of plastic, I am making only $10.00 which I think is well deserved based on all the time I spent on this project (the rest is what shapeways is charging),( as you can see I am not trying to take advantage of…"
Nov 27, 2014
Alex Hill commented on Luiz Miranda's blog post Apprentice Drone kit conversion
"STL FILES!  Please! "
Nov 27, 2014
Alex Hill commented on Luiz Miranda's blog post Apprentice Drone kit conversion
"-13 years old "
Nov 27, 2014
Alex Hill commented on Luiz Miranda's blog post Apprentice Drone kit conversion
"                                                              ^^^YES!^^^ It is overpriced!…"
Nov 27, 2014

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About Me:
I am 54 years old, born in Brazil but living in USA for 25 year
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I love RC planes, and now getting into UAVs.
Hometown:
Sanford

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Apprentice Drone kit conversion

Posted on November 23, 2014 at 10:30am 19 Comments

Because E-Flight Apprentice RC is very popular airplane and the fact that you can buy any replacement part for it I decided to design a 3D printed kit that would turn it into a Drone. The kit blends perfectly with the wing, it gives you easy access to the electronics from the top…

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APM2 survive 20 minutes in the water

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 7:00pm 11 Comments

Lost control of my Quad a couple months ago and it landed in a nearby pond, me and my kid(pictured) spent like 20 minutes in a cold 4 ft deep body of water looking for it. I really thought that I had lost everything. We finally found it and it was still beeping, we pulled off the battery plug immediately and just…

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3DR Quad suspension

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 6:00pm 24 Comments

Hey everyone, it always bothered me when my Quad hit the ground hard, so I started looking on a way to add a suspension to it and after 2 weeks of…

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