"It can be a bit of a test on the nerves when you cut the connectors and when you are soldering. After a few times you will develop a work flow. I always tape over one lead while I solder the other lead. When you finish soldering the first lead, heat…"
"Yeah, I apologize for the confusion. When I went back and retread the post, it was clear what you meant.
You picked some nice spots. Have you ever gone up to Rampart Range Road and flown around there? I bet you could get some great mountain scenery…"
"Doh, thanks LanMark, I totally brain locked on beam. Didn't even register he meant the signal. I live in Denver and know what Tower he is referring to, somehow I got it in my head he somehow dinged it, I was looking for it and never saw…"
"Beautiful footage, at the :35 second mark, that was another RC Aircraft, right? The first pass I thought what on earth is he doing, but then I went back and watched and the scale in comparison to the two seemed more like another plane.
"No, not for the multicopters. They are used for mounting onto aircraft that are not set up to have the screw mount directly to the motor. You can use them to set up motor balancing configurations in a workbench, etc. But you won't need them to…"
"I am excited for this. Boulder and the flat irons are an awesome setting for the Drone gathering, not to mention that CU is doing a lot of drone work just up the road. They used to have an annual race/event called Kinetics at the Boulder Resovoir,…"
"I am sure there are members here that will be able to help as well. While I can't myself, I hope you don't think that you won't be able to get help here as well. This community is great about lending a helping hand, REGARDLESS of…"
"I haven't read through the six pages, so sorry if I am late in the discussion. The property rights stuff is definitely an interesting discussion. In other areas the FAA has taken a stance that it holds only jurisdiction over airspace, but…"
"For the process of elimination, did you try seeing if your APM connected through CLI? As it isn't connecting through mission planner, I would expect that it doesn't connect, but worth seeing anyways.
If for some reason it does you can use…"
"I wonder if its the metal pin on the connecting wire being loose and when you push down on the wire it loses contact. Might be worth getting another connector and trying it out. If it happens again then you can focus on the boards female connector…"
I've got the LUA shutter script working on my A495, and have written an Arduino sketch to control it and serve as an intermediary between the APM and the camera. I've been busy putting together the airframe, a Ritewing Zephyr II, and haven't had a chance to make a post here on my progress. I need to get back to working on the script to get more functionality now that the airframe is almost done. I'm going to set it up so that it will go into "review" mode after takeoff and before landing to retract the lens. I need to take a look at the current Planner to see what other Mavlink functions are now available. The last release I've downloaded, from a month or so ago, had some exciting camera options, and what looked like a function to automatically create a route based on the camera parameters and the amount of overlap is desired. I've got a servo setup for roll stabilization, and think that I might be able to use another free channel to send a PWM lens retract command to the arduino, which would then send a pulse to the camera to go into review mode. I've also been working with a Sony block camera, and looking at the currently available Mavlink commands in the APM firmware, it looks like they are maybe working on options for things like shutter speed, zoom, etc that could be implemented either through an arduino sending commands to a point-and-shoot with CHDK, or to send serial commands to a Sony block camera.
Anyway- I'll make a post in 3 or 4 days detailing my build and what I'm doing with aerial photography and photogrammetry...