Richard Evans
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Self tightening quick release prop adapters - Confusion about CW/CCW

Started Jul 15 0 Replies

I recently installed quick release prop adapters on two of my Multirotors.they both used T-Motor motors with flat hub props that have three bolts allowing the prop to be bolted down to the bell.The…Continue

Postion Hold not engaging..

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Evans Jan 27. 1 Reply

I have been trying to reach someone who might know my problem by posting on my own discussion thread in "miscellaneous"   on my profile page. I haven't gotten very many suggestions or ideas, so maybe…Continue

Problem with executing position hold

Started this discussion. Last reply by Johnex Jan 31. 16 Replies

I cannot get the PIxhawk to execute position hold in 3.2 or in 3.2rc1I have this same problem on two copters, each using a different radio (TARANIS)and each has a Pixhawk, one on 3.2 stable version…Continue

Why the motors cut off?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Evans Jan 21. 11 Replies

If someone recognizes the Pixhawk tone signal that you can hear 27 seconds into the flight, please tell me what the tones mean. The motors cut off right after the tone, and although the motors…Continue

 

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Richard Evans replied to Randy's discussion Copter-3.3 beta testing
"I understand what you are saying about hover throttle, I recently took off a heavy camera and gimble and replaced it with a simple GoPro and Tarot 2D.   I hadn't  changed the hover throttle accordingly..  I see the importance…"
Sunday
Richard Evans replied to Randy's discussion Copter-3.3 beta testing
"Hi Scott What you describe does sound like what is happening to me. On arming, and at first spinup, It sometimes jumps into the air before I am ready, or it may tip  over immediately on arming.   There is that critical moment when the…"
Sunday
Richard Evans replied to Randy's discussion Copter-3.3 beta testing
"Luis, are the brownouts that you are referring to the red spikes downwards?  I seem to have always seen these, so much that I thought maybe it is just a sensor glitch, they are never more than a sharp spike. "
Saturday
Richard Evans replied to Randy's discussion Copter-3.3 beta testing
"I had a very violent crash today while flying my 750 size quad.   I am currently using 3.3rc8 on this one. I have flown it about 3 times on this firmware and it was very stable.  The wind conditions were light and variable.   this…"
Saturday
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Aug 24
Richard Evans replied to Randy's discussion Copter-3.3 beta testing
"Sorry had to repost the vibration test graph"
Aug 9
Richard Evans replied to Randy's discussion Copter-3.3 beta testing
"I recently flashed the 3.3rc8 and it has been working great for me.  I had some tip overs however because my landing gear were to long and wobbly. No that is corrected.   the propeller tips were a little bit chipped and worn though and I…"
Aug 9
Richard Evans replied to Randy's discussion Copter-3.3 beta testing
"I saw that the 3.3rc8 was out this morning so I couldn't resist, I loaded it and went to my best testing grounds to see how it went. I had just loaded 3.3rc7 a few days back and it worked well. On the rc 7 I was unable to test the GPS dependent…"
Jul 25
Richard Evans replied to Randy's discussion Copter-3.3 beta testing
"I just flashed one of my multi rotors with 3.3r7 and I have no bad behaviors..  I previously had instability in the Z axis, In stable mode, I have to work the stick to maintain altitude, and in alt hold, it was either rising or descending until…"
Jul 23
Richard Evans posted a video

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Jul 18
Richard Evans posted a discussion

Self tightening quick release prop adapters

I recently installed quick release prop adapters on two of my Multirotors.they both used T-Motor motors with flat hub props that have three bolts allowing the prop to be bolted down to the bell.The adapters have two parts, one the bolts to the bell, and the other bolts to the prop. The adapters are in two types, CW, and CCW.the markings are clear and that way, you won't accidentally thread on a prop of the wrong rotation.   However, there is confusion on this labeling that is potentially…See More
Jul 15
Richard Evans replied to Randy's discussion Copter-3.3 beta testing
"I have an odd problem after loading rc7.   I have a quad with a QAV550 frame, has 12 inch props, runs 6S with 380KV Tmotor's and have never gotten it to fly with a solid stability. If there is no wind, it flew pretty good, but I have been…"
Jul 13
Richard Evans replied to Randy's discussion Copter-3.3 beta testing
"Hi Leonard I seem to have a problem initiating the auto tune mode. ON a great calm morning yesterday, I tried to do the auto-tune.  I have a switch assigned in the setup to use RC 7 and confirm in the radio setup that for channel 7, that it is…"
Jun 10
Richard Evans replied to Randy's discussion Copter-3.3 beta testing
"Thanks a much Leonardthall After reading all that, I am reconsidering, using the auto-tune might be the way to go. I have set the switch before to do an auto-tune and it seemed to be right, but when I went into the air and used the switch, it…"
Jun 4
Richard Evans replied to Randy's discussion Copter-3.3 beta testing
"I am running 12-5 props.. I haven't done auto-tune, it is always windy it seems when I have the time and chance. I like manual, because If I can learn that, It would be valuable knowledge. Thanks Richard "
Jun 4
Richard Evans replied to Randy's discussion Copter-3.3 beta testing
"PID Help..? I updated the firmware on my QAV 540 to 3.3rc5 and did my first test flight yesterday.   I like the audio tones for feedback that have been added and the flight was ok, the PosHold was very steady on 11 SATS with  a HDOP…"
Jun 4

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About Me:
Long time RC'r and FPV'r
Live in Texas, grew up in Florida, I'm also an EDF enthusiast with lots of EDF aircraft and many years of radio control experience.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I like the feeling of flying like a bird that you get when doing FPV. I guess it is a lot like flying a full scale aircraft. I also love how technical and complex our "birds' are Not for everybody for sure!
Hometown:
smalltown, Texas

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Working on endurance options

Posted on January 18, 2014 at 6:30pm 21 Comments

I've been working on getting a better range and endurance. This QAV-540 weighs 5.5 lb's and I just flew it for 18 minutes today. Previously 16 minutes was my record, the change is that I went up one inch in prop size. This is not stripped down for endurance, I want something that will fly a long time…

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Some FPV (Cockpit View)

Posted on December 13, 2013 at 3:00pm 4 Comments

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This is just run of the mill FPV flying, but I enjoy reviewing the fight for more than the visual perspective. Re-living the altitude, the roll and pitch, the rate of ascent and decent, the airspeed during the flight and the battery condition gives me a much fuller context than just viewing the HD video I was recording using my GoPro H3 Black.  Here is simple flyover of ready to be developed…

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Drones used in the Construction Industry

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 7:00pm 1 Comment

From the University of Texas in Austin, Texas, USA    

# note that there is a glimpse of architectural art piece in this video by James Turrell, Skyspace, 2013,  courtesy of Landmarks

I originally solicited other construction company users as to their ideas about using drones in the industry and to heat there experiences. This might not be the right venue for that, instead I got…

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Near miss at the beach

Posted on July 23, 2013 at 3:00pm 9 Comments

This weekend I took a couple of boys to the beach (family members) and wanted to get some video of them trying to surf and using a boogie board, (in some very poor surf conditions). Something unexpected happened, through the  low resolution of the goggles, I mistook some other kid and hovered up close.  As he turned to face me, I realized he wasn't the kid I was expecting and instead of a surfboard, he had a surf casting reel. He cast his lure at my…

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