I received a new prebuilt Arducopter last week from Udrones and I am having some problems getting ti to fly with the stability that I am expecting.I am partially there, but I need some help. I have…Continue
Update! I guess we can put this one to bed. I went to my office and got a windows 7 laptop and the problem doesn't exist with Windows 7. I tried another XP computer and had the same problem, it…Continue
Hopefully we have dodged the bullet and this post can be marked up as "paranoia"
Potential threat of GPS disablement! I know this has been an ongoing issue for a while. A company called LightSquared has been trying to build a cellular network that interferes with GPS. You don't hear much in the news about it these days, but it seems that maybe the…Continue
The wind was calmer then it has been in months so I decided to see just how stable the Arducopter (2.5 APM, UBlox GPS) can be with the 2.9.1 code.
I was pleased, I could have hovered until the battery runs down. Also, landing while in Loiter is really smooth, much better than I could do flying in stable mode!. Just had flip the switch back to stable mode once down to finish the flight…
Here is something that I put together that is pretty simple, but nice to have..
I obtained a 9" LCD TV that runs on 12V DC and the idea was to provide a spotter a way to see what I am seeing while flying with my Fatshark goggles.
I use 5.8 GHZ for video and my goggles have a 5.8 GHZ receiver…Continue
I wonder if it is a practical idea to integrate air traffic data with all the other data we track in the GCS and the OSD. Data seems to be available. I don't see a complete solution in hand but some pieces are there., It looks like there is a growing standard for position reporting (ADS-B) and you can buy a receiver that will allow you to track air traffic in the area. This will only track aircraft that are equipped with ADS-B, but that is in growing numbers and is more…Continue