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Joystick with FBWA and FBWB modes.

Started this discussion. Last reply by William Feb 6. 2 Replies

Hi all,I'm using mission planner and have just connected the joystick. It's cool to see the joystick move the control surfaces of the plane! But is there a way to use the joystick in non-manual modes…Continue

UAV Outback Challenge Australia

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phil P Sep 1, 2013. 2 Replies

Hi all,There was a good documentary on the 2012 Outback UAV Challenge, which screened today on Channel 10 in Australia.…Continue

Safety feature or incorrect setup?

Started Jun 21, 2013 0 Replies

Hi all,I have set up APM2.5 with arduplane and mission planner. I am bench testing it on my table as we speak. All is looking good and I can change modes from manual/stabilise/RTL etc. and all the…Continue

noob throttle question

Started this discussion. Last reply by SantaRobot Jul 4, 2013. 7 Replies

Hi all,I have received my APM2.5 this week and have downloaded MP and had a play. I interfaced to my RC controller in preparation for a flight.I have set up all the channels as recommended and…Continue

 

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Tommy Larsen commented on Phil P's blog post Ground Control Trailer and Drone build. Part 3. Lots of changes!
"Cool :) I would like to see a video of the finished trailer and aircraft :)"
Feb 19
Tommy Larsen commented on Phil P's blog post Ground Control Trailer and Drone build. Part 3. Lots of changes!
"Hi Phil How is everything going with your GCS trailer? :)"
Feb 18
William replied to Phil P's discussion Joystick with FBWA and FBWB modes.
"sorry no-one answered your post... Not sure what you mean about non-manual modes?  And FBWA."
Feb 6
Phil P commented on Bernardo M. A.'s blog post Dual redundant BEC + overvoltage protection (crowbar circuit) to power the flight controller?
"Bernardo, the transistor is internal to the 7805, but its still there!"
Oct 27, 2013
Phil P commented on Bernardo M. A.'s blog post Dual redundant BEC + overvoltage protection (crowbar circuit) to power the flight controller?
"A 78L05 data sheet will give you the answer. It will show an "equivalent circuit" diagram of what goes on inside the regulator. A linear regulator can be seen as a transistor that is in between fully on and fully off, with feedback…"
Oct 26, 2013
Phil P replied to Phil P's discussion Joystick with FBWA and FBWB modes.
"Anybody?"
Oct 20, 2013
Phil P posted a discussion

Joystick with FBWA and FBWB modes.

Hi all,I'm using mission planner and have just connected the joystick. It's cool to see the joystick move the control surfaces of the plane! But is there a way to use the joystick in non-manual modes such as FBWA to have the benefits of stability?See More
Oct 19, 2013
Phil P replied to Erik Grinnell's discussion DX6I Flight Modes
"If you mix channel 5 and 6 you will have 4 modes. Then if you switch off your transmitter you can set up a fifth mode to activate."
Oct 17, 2013
Phil P replied to Josh Raples's discussion Do you need a Transmitter/Receiver with APM 2.6?
"Yes you definitely need one. There is a whole lot of tuning you need to do before flicking the "auto" switch and most people like to take off and land manually in between running missions. Plenty of cheap 6 channel radios on hobby king…"
Oct 16, 2013
Phil P replied to Ron Nielsen's discussion servos and actuators for larger craft
"Here is a HUUUGE servo but they don't advertise the price. It's POA which typically means over $1K http://www.tokyo-hobbies.com/tonegawa.html "
Oct 16, 2013
Phil P replied to Ron Nielsen's discussion servos and actuators for larger craft
"The wiper motors I'm familiar with have home position feedback switches which can be bypassed easily leaving you with a continuously rotating arm. They have a great deal of torque and are quite fast. The arm coming from the motor is about 2 or…"
Oct 16, 2013
Phil P commented on Thomas J Coyle III's blog post Identify UAV Lost In Malibu, California
"If its running an autopilot they can DL the memory and see if there are any interesting GPS logs"
Oct 15, 2013
Phil P replied to Ron Nielsen's discussion servos and actuators for larger craft
"A windscreen wiper motor is very strong and has the makings of the start of a heavy duty modified servo including rubber bushings and steel ball joints. You would want to test all your systems thoroughly of course. If money is no object then…"
Oct 14, 2013
Phil P replied to Charles K Taylor's discussion Composite Scratch Built with Rascal 110 wing
"Nice work! Keep it up!"
Oct 7, 2013
Phil P replied to Tim P's discussion Apm 2.5 with power module usage on nitro power plane
"Personally I would use a BEC for the servos and leave Jp1 off."
Sep 29, 2013
Phil P commented on Vladimir "Lazy" Khudyakov's blog post We will do it!
"I've been following your build but I wasn't sure if it was the same plane or not. 30kg tow! What are you towing?"
Sep 29, 2013

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SF02 Laser "Altimeter" review

Posted on September 22, 2013 at 12:47am 13 Comments

Hi all,

The recently released SF02 laser "altimeter" from http://lightware.co.za/ has sparked a lot of discussion in the forum thread …

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Ground Control Trailer and Drone build. Part 3. Lots of changes!

Posted on August 18, 2013 at 5:00am 17 Comments

See blog 1 here, blog 2 here.

So this is blog number 3 of my home made…

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Drone build progress.... Will it fly?

Posted on June 9, 2013 at 4:00am 9 Comments

 

Well it's been a few months since my last blog post, so here is an update and some photos.

 

The ground control trailer is going well. I have finished…

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New drone and Ground Control Station Trailer build

Posted on December 6, 2012 at 1:05am 6 Comments

So, I'd like to introduce myself to the DIY drones community, and show some photos of what I have been building. 

I am building a 50cc gas powered drone, with 3m wingspan. It will be all aluminium and foam and fibreglass, with no wood components.

Below is the solidworks image of the start of the design. I plan on using a hot wire cutter to cut the foam wings, and to have two voids down the center for two aluminium spars to go the length of the wings.…

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Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 5:56am on September 10, 2013, Scott James said…

Hi Phil,

Sounds good! What time does it all kick off?

I'll just have to check with the wife that she hasn't booked anything else for me ;)

Cheers!

Scott

At 5:14am on September 11, 2013, Scott James said…

Cool, Thanks Phil.

I'll see you at 9. (I'll have to take off at around 11)

Cheers!

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