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Suggestions on converting to APM or Pixhawk on a DJI F550 w/Naza

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Braun Mar 23. 2 Replies

I have been successfully flying a DJI Flamewheel F550 with a Naza controller, DJI stock motors/ESCs, etc for about a year now.  I love it.  However, I'm interested in autonomous flight utilizing…Continue

Tags: apm, vs., naza

Brushless Gimbal Recommendations for a DJI F550

Started this discussion. Last reply by ausdroid Nov 17, 2013. 3 Replies

All,I did some searching through the forums and couldn't quite pin down the info I'm looking for.  Feedback requested. I'm looking for suggestions for a brushless gimbal that can house a DSLR camera…Continue

Tags: DJI, F550, GIS, mapping, photogrammetry

Seeking Recommendations On A System To Purchase

Started Feb 28, 2013 0 Replies

I'm new to flying and am seeking system recommendations from experienced flyers before I purchase a system.I have a project on KickStarter for…Continue

Looking for footage/video of people experiencing FPV

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Braun Mar 14, 2013. 3 Replies

I'm looking for video of people experiencing FPV (either via watching the heads up display on a laptop and/or using goggles like the FatShark).  What would be even better is if that person then…Continue

 

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Paul Braun replied to Paul Braun's discussion Suggestions on converting to APM or Pixhawk on a DJI F550 w/Naza
"Thanks Jay."
Mar 23
Jay Galleno replied to Paul Braun's discussion Suggestions on converting to APM or Pixhawk on a DJI F550 w/Naza
"this pixhawk info graphic of  Jethro Hazelhurst might help."
Mar 22
Paul Braun posted a discussion

Suggestions on converting to APM or Pixhawk on a DJI F550 w/Naza

I have been successfully flying a DJI Flamewheel F550 with a Naza controller, DJI stock motors/ESCs, etc for about a year now.  I love it.  However, I'm interested in autonomous flight utilizing waypoints and flight planning software.  Because of that, I'm thinking of retooling the hexarotor to APM or Pixhawk.  Can anyone point me to write-ups or posts that get to the ins and outs of this issue?  There are many feature comparison posts but none that I can find that outline the process of making…See More
Mar 22
ausdroid replied to Paul Braun's discussion Brushless Gimbal Recommendations for a DJI F550
"Paul, I fly a 550 with the Falcom mini GOPRO gimbal, but have an S800 with the Zenmuse gimbal and an NEx 7. "Jello" is a a vibration issue and is not controlled by the brushless motors of the gimbal. Vibration is a high frequency…"
Nov 17, 2013
Paul Braun replied to Paul Braun's discussion Brushless Gimbal Recommendations for a DJI F550
"This is good stuff John.  Can you explain how the brushless gimbal works?  Are there servos involved?  Would my Spektrum DX8 need to be programmed at all to work them or would it run straight through my Naza controller like my current…"
Nov 15, 2013
John Grouse replied to Paul Braun's discussion Brushless Gimbal Recommendations for a DJI F550
"Hi Paul, Did you at some point have a look at my gear on www.groushousetechnologies.com?  I just recall someone asking about doing straight down mapping.  I now have a gimbal which will take up to NEX-7 sized cameras as well as a 3 or…"
Nov 11, 2013
Paul Braun replied to luis luisis's discussion Looking for 3axis gimbal
"Darrell - Any sense on the ability to retrofit these to other cpoters like a DJI Flamewheel F550?  Also, dos the 3 axis allow you to look straight down and hold tha tposition?  I'm curious for photogrammetry/mapping applications. Paul"
Sep 16, 2013
Paul Braun posted a discussion

Brushless Gimbal Recommendations for a DJI F550

All,I did some searching through the forums and couldn't quite pin down the info I'm looking for.  Feedback requested. I'm looking for suggestions for a brushless gimbal that can house a DSLR camera such as the Samsung NX210 or Sony NEX5.  I fly a DJI F550 hexarotor with a GoPro Hero 3 as see below so the gimbal would need to mount to a DJI F550.  The core application is photogrammetry and mapping so I need movement on all axis but with a particular interest i nboth oblique and "straight down"…See More
Sep 16, 2013
Paul Braun commented on Richard Evans's blog post Video Buddy Station
"Still waiting on the funding to come through from KickStarter (they say it takes about 2 weeks) but we're making progress on several other fronts; organizing parents and defining project components that meet the needs of the kids and…"
Apr 3, 2013
Paul Braun left a comment for Paul Braun
"Joshua - Thanks for passing this along!  I hadn't seen it and it's very interesting.  I did some more digging on the authors of the research and intend to reach out to them.  Thank you!  I guess we all respond…"
Mar 26, 2013
Joshua Ott left a comment for Paul Braun
"Hey Paul, Have you seen this? "
Mar 26, 2013
Paul Braun commented on Oliver's blog post A Simple Direct Drive Multicopter Camera Gimbal
"Oliver - thank you so much for posting this.  Very good stuff. I haven't any experience on that front yet (just learning to fly) but I'm building a hexa soon and would like to take it to this level.  I'm curious, how are you…"
Mar 20, 2013
Paul Braun commented on Richard Evans's blog post Video Buddy Station
"thanks for sharing Richard.  It looks just like we talked about. How do you know the TV won't blue screen when the signal is weak?  What brand is it?"
Mar 20, 2013
Paul Braun replied to Paul Braun's discussion Looking for footage/video of people experiencing FPV
"Any footage that show people's expressions and comme RS as they experience the process. Do you have anything like that?"
Mar 14, 2013
Paul Braun replied to David Anders's discussion FPV with arducopters in the group ArduCopter User Group
"FWIW - There is a really nice overview of FPV issues in the RCGroups.com forum for FPV with the title 'How to be successful in FPV'.  Might be too beginner-ish for some but there is A LOT of good content there in a series of…"
Mar 5, 2013
Paul Braun posted a discussion

Seeking Recommendations On A System To Purchase

I'm new to flying and am seeking system recommendations from experienced flyers before I purchase a system.I have a project on KickStarter for building/flying a hexarotor with kids on the autism spectrum.  We've hit our financial goal so I know we'll be moving ahead!  Central to what we want to do beyond just flying is GPS, flight planning/waypoints, and real-time FPV back to a laptop and possibly even glasses like the FatShark.  I want…See More
Feb 28, 2013

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Geography and hobbyist
Please tell us a bit about your UAS interest
I am interested in working with kids on the autism spectrum to build and fly quadrotors for several purposes; 1) as an opportunity to socialize with peers, 2) to see the world from a different perspective using mounted cameras, FPV and OSD, and 3) develop technical skills that may offer employment options down the road.
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Madison, WI

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Drones & Autism - a KickStarter project to promote social skills/perspective taking using a hexarotor

Posted on February 10, 2013 at 12:00pm 9 Comments

Taking Autism To The Sky - We're looking for your support on KickStarter as kids with autism get a new perspective of the world - from the air - by building/flying a hexarotor and…

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Request for flight footage

Posted on January 10, 2013 at 9:03pm 13 Comments

This is a bit of a non-sequitor post but I'm hoping the community here is willing to consider it.

 

This is a bit of non-sequitur post but I'm hopeful that the DIY Drones community are willing to consider it.…

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At 2:46pm on March 13, 2013, Joshua Johnson said…

http://diydrones.com/group/minneapolis-minnesota-fly-club

Feel Free to join the group Paul if your ever in the area!

At 12:24am on March 26, 2013, Joshua Ott said…

Hey Paul,

Have you seen this?

At 4:03am on March 26, 2013, Paul Braun said…

Joshua - Thanks for passing this along!  I hadn't seen it and it's very interesting.  I did some more digging on the authors of the research and intend to reach out to them.  Thank you!  I guess we all respond better when there is an intense level of engagement in the subject at hand right?  I hope to leverage that same issue when working with the hexarotor and our group of kids.  Purchasing equipment shortly!

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