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Moving to trads

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob_Lefebvre Jul 28, 2014. 1 Reply

So we have been flying APM for about two years on fixed wing and mapped a lot of ground:  Started with APM on multi's as…Continue


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Marcus Wright commented on Alexandre Mainardi (Nuvem UAV)'s blog post 3D Printed Halbach array Motor. 600W, over 80% efficiency!
"If this heats up much I suspect there will be issues."
May 23
Marcus Wright commented on Ofer Eldad's blog post Flight Envelope Protection System with Pixhawk and Odroid
"Would you say it's almost impossible to crash? "
Jan 18
Marcus Wright commented on Andrew Tridgell's blog post CanberraUAV Outback Challenge 2016 Debrief
"It would be nice to have tradheli documented as well as copter and plane. Rob made some videos that were a good start. Right now it seems like black magic."
Oct 17, 2016
Marcus Wright replied to Salad Dodger's discussion Pixhawk in a Cessna 172 (old fashioned manned aircraft)
"You can push a button to start the acquisition or have it start at a predefined GPS point.  Simple for an Arduino.  But I can sort of understand you are looking at a complete flight controller to do this.  "
May 31, 2016
Marcus Wright replied to Salad Dodger's discussion Pixhawk in a Cessna 172 (old fashioned manned aircraft)
"I know a guy that uses an Arduio and gps to make a Chdk hacked camera fire as he desires. I helped him test it firing every 5 m travels in the x direction."
May 30, 2016
Marcus Wright replied to Edgar Scott's discussion Sub 250 Gram Pixracer Build - Parts in the group ArduCopter User Group
"I always break the FPV antennas off when connected straight to the board.  A short pig tail zip tied to the frame for strain relief works well.  But then again, I crash more than most!!!"
Apr 13, 2016
Marcus Wright commented on Rob_Lefebvre's blog post Long-Line Sensor Payload Demonstration
"Hey Rob, Good work.  If I had money I'd invest in your venture!!!!  Have you played with head speed any?  Do you think it's worth even considering?"
Mar 21, 2016
Marcus Wright commented on Chris Anderson's blog post VTOL plane based on ETH research now coming to market
"There has always been a counter argument for using tailsitters as VTOL, that is the wind.  I think they can take off and transition fine but landing at a 45 deg angle is problematic.  Surely that can be overcome, right? "
Mar 15, 2016
Marcus Wright replied to Global_Saffer's discussion Can't trigger my Canon S100 from Pixhawk :/
"If you are following tuffwing's directions exactly it looks like you have the trigger in RC5 and not Aux5 (relay pin 54). "
Mar 12, 2016
Marcus Wright replied to Jason Schmidt's discussion Mapping Drone Rookie - triggering the shutter
"I got this cable:  and put on Aux3 (relay pin 52) Make sure you have the CHDK working correctly (not easy):   Setting up card (Method 2):…"
Feb 21, 2016
Marcus Wright replied to Rob_Lefebvre's discussion Notification: My Community Support Ending
"Should we start a concerted effort to bring new controllers and their GC's to the forefront?  Seems it would be in our best interest to have some choices in a year or so.  Or do we think PX4 and APM will be with us for the next 5…"
Feb 3, 2016
Marcus Wright commented on unnamed idea's blog post Preparing Auto Missions Using Python
"I have always thought the lawnmower pattern was inefficient due to all the 90 deg turns.  I hope to see a gain in efficiency using a spiral.  Though I am not sure how efficient a constant turn with be.   Also, I assume the MP auto way…"
Jan 27, 2016
Marcus Wright commented on unnamed idea's blog post Preparing Auto Missions Using Python
"Good use of a "for loop".  I used it to make a spiral at my home field.  I will try it out when the weather breaks."
Jan 27, 2016
Marcus Wright commented on Andrew Tridgell's blog post QuadPlane support in APM:Plane 3.5.0
"The plane/copter takes off and lands in what looks like the exact same spot. Good on you.  You can tell the software versions are reaching beta stage much more mature.  Simple a great job."
Jan 9, 2016
Marcus Wright commented on Thomas J Coyle III's blog post March of the drones: 10 ideas that moved flying robots forward in 2015
"This document is worth reading. Specially pages 9-12.  The table on page 11 is depressing. Things change so rapidly you probably need to be a lawyer to know for sure what is defend-able in court.  Looks to me unless it's a hobby…"
Dec 5, 2015
Marcus Wright commented on MHefny's blog post To Tricopter or to Quadcopter ..... That is the Question
"I have been flying a tricopter with Arducopter for about 4 years doing mapping and have had no tuning problems. Tricopters seem to be easier to keep orientation for some reason.  I agree on the efficiency, with 2D flat map gimbal and canon…"
Oct 26, 2015

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