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Peter Seddon's Discussions

Arduplane 2.77, APM 2.5 Telemetry

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Seddon Feb 11, 2014. 1 Reply

Ardustation software errors

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Seddon Jan 8, 2014. 7 Replies

Ardustation 3

Started this discussion. Last reply by Frenchguy Feb 13, 2014. 1 Reply


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Latest Activity

Peter Seddon replied to Rekhy Zakaria Pasaribu's discussion what the best size of prop for my hexacopter
"This is from Tarot: This is 4S (14.8V) motor, specially designed for FY650~FY690 frames. Able to use with 11" to 13" propellers. In our testing Fy680 Pro, we used this motor, carrying GoPro, Brushless Gimbal and FPV system (all up weight…"
Jul 30
Peter Seddon replied to Arunava Pal's discussion Question about battery performance
"There are linear BEC's that use a voltage regulator (and dissipate the energy in heat) for low current from a 3s battery and switching BEC's for higher voltage/current that are very efficient (90%+).  Use a switching BEC sometimes…"
May 13
Peter Seddon replied to Sebastian Albiston's discussion Connecting two things to a BEC
"Yes. Jest make sure the BEC can deliver the current required by the two devices.  Peter"
Apr 19
Peter Seddon replied to Jacob Heller's discussion Can't get drone to fly level in stabilize mode
"Props balanced? Motor mounting loose? Peter"
Apr 17
Peter Seddon replied to Mohamed Salah eldin's discussion wifi link for video streaming
Feb 7
Peter Seddon replied to Pride Smith's discussion Electric Jet Fan Quadcopter Build
"Ducted fan motors are very inefficient at producing thrust in the hover. Large props give much better efficiency for a quad. I would steer clear of fans.  Peter"
Jan 13
Peter Seddon replied to CloudFlyer's discussion PixHawk Drone keeps descending and we don’t know why
"Are you sure about the props and motor rotation being correct for every motor? What size motor/prop are you using? Peter"
Jan 6
Peter Seddon commented on Joe Renteria's blog post Monocopter Concept
"Try this paper for more info on controlling monocopters. Would a control surface not be a simpler, more responsive, lower weight way to get the cyclic pitch control?  Fly-by-wire Control of a Monocopter16.622Spring 2008 James Houghton and…"
Oct 16, 2016

Peter Seddon's Blog

"Things are looking up for eyes in the skies"

Posted on March 23, 2012 at 2:00am 5 Comments

This headline appears in The Times newspaper, published in London, on Friday 23 March in a feature about the growth of US police forces using unmanned aircraft. (Although the article is behind a paywall, it is reprinted in the Australian …



Posted on November 24, 2010 at 9:12am 9 Comments

Came across this in the Science Museum London as a development by Manchester University. It looked like the motors are fixed at this angle - Why? Anyone suggest any benefits for this arrangement - faster yaw control? greater stability? more controllable?…


ArduOktoKopter Flies

Posted on November 8, 2010 at 10:00am 26 Comments

I have just tried my Oktokopter on its second flight (despite the wind and light rain that made it a very short flight) and it seems flyable. When the… Continue

Panther UAV

Posted on October 22, 2010 at 8:00am 11 Comments

This is a recent video of the IAI Panther UAV

that combines vertical take off with conventional fixed wing flight. This video is apparently of the miniPanther weighing 12kg and with 2hour…

The Rise of The Geek Dad

Posted on May 8, 2010 at 5:22am 9 Comments

Under this title there is an article in the Weekend section of The Times (UK) newspaper today with a quarter page picture of Chris Anderson and Daniel.

Well done Chris!


Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 12:59pm on August 20, 2010, Norbert Machinek said…
Hi Peter,
thx for your message. I'd only use his vid as an interim.
I'll make my own as soon as I got time. But time is very rare atm. ;-)

At 4:27pm on March 15, 2011, d-creator said…
HI Peter, can you give me an information about I2C convertion that you done on early arducopter code. I wanna give it a try with the Arducopter NG version. Best regards.
At 9:44am on March 16, 2011, Peter Seddon said…
You will find the info in here everything including the code and ESC conversion.

Good luck, Peter
At 11:23am on April 4, 2011,
I have some questions regarding the TLD algorithm. Thanks!

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