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what is the least reliable component in a UAV?

Started Nov 6, 2015 0 Replies

I know this is hard to answer, maybe even wrongly asked, but the point is to try to enlist and rank among all UAV components, which is more and less likely to fail.for example:for a hexacopter:1.…Continue

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Martin GW commented on Alexandre Mainardi (Nuvem UAV)'s blog post Plane 3.8.0 released
"Oh I see they are now called SERVOx_FUNCTION.BTW, please update the tutorial and the screenshots, and please add the following:"Please ensure to press the SAFETY SWITCH to enable the camera trigger". "
Aug 7
Martin GW commented on Alexandre Mainardi (Nuvem UAV)'s blog post Plane 3.8.0 released
"I am surprised to see there are no RCx_FUNCTION parameters anymore. I assume you are simplifying the whole thing. So how can I configure the Camera Trigger settings?"
Aug 7
Martin GW commented on Hugues's blog post How-to guide: Pixhawk auto camera trigger (without CHDK)
"where on earth is the CH7_OPT parameter?Im using a plane and the full parameter list shows no such an option."
Aug 4
Martin GW posted a discussion

what is the least reliable component in a UAV?

I know this is hard to answer, maybe even wrongly asked, but the point is to try to enlist and rank among all UAV components, which is more and less likely to fail.for example:for a hexacopter:1. frame structural stability2. lipo batteries3.ESCs4.Autopilot4.1. CPU and firmware4.2 Sensors4.3 connectors5.Radio receiver and telemetry6.Motors7. Propellers8. connectors and cables9.payloadsSome of these are critical for flying, others are not but affect the mission.Calculating the probablilty of…See More
Nov 6, 2015
Martin GW commented on Mike Clement's blog post From Zero to Fifty Planes in Twenty-Seven Minutes
"Congratulations! very professional. Can you talk more about the payload? PCB design, Odroid functions, wifi setup?"
Sep 3, 2015
Martin GW commented on Aldo Vargas's blog post Flying from computer
"Very nice Aldo, so you are updating at a few hundred Hz? that is much faster than any RC system.  Roberto, what about lag? can you FPV with it?"
Aug 24, 2015
Martin GW replied to Ewen Rankin's discussion One Hour Flight Times - Specs
"Hi Ariel, can you please tell me more about the Hives? I am really interested because I am developing automation technologies for multirotors to increase mission persistence. Thanks"
Nov 20, 2014
Martin GW commented on Aldo Vargas's blog post Quadrotor indoor position control
"well done, bro. "
Sep 14, 2014
Martin GW commented on Bernard Michaud's blog post VTOL unmaned mobile battery swapper
"Did this project reach any results? I am very interested in this and would live to help."
Feb 23, 2014
Martin GW replied to Jake Stew's discussion QGroundControl vs MissionPlanner
"Hi,  Id like to continue this discussion a liitle bit more. I have just downloaded QGC 1.0.4 and im having quite some problems. 3D maps is not working and there are almost no examples, tutorials, videos etc. MP is better in this way,…"
Apr 30, 2013

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