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Getting the PIDS right on a heavy copter

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My Initial Factory settings:…Continue

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Questions about creating Missions with Mission Planner

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Evans Sep 2, 2013. 8 Replies

I am ready to try a mission using my Arducopter Quad with the APM2.5. In Mission Planner  I have set a circuit of events, from a takeoff from home, then on to 7 waypoints with the appropriate…Continue

Missing Config functions in MP 1.2.72

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Evans Aug 26, 2013. 3 Replies

For some reason, everything except for "Planner" is gone under the Config/Tuning section and I can't figure out how to get it back?Continue

Troubleshooting a damaged arducopter

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Evans Aug 1, 2013. 1 Reply

After repair from a crash, two ESC's don't initialize...I'm trying to fix my Arducopter Quad. (APM2.5 flashed to 3.01)  A little puzzled at this point. the other day, I was flying my Arducopter using…Continue

 

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Bert is introduced to the Invertix by Bobby!

Bert and Bobby go for a ride on Bert's plane and Bert is introduced to the new Invertix quad!
Jul 9
Arunabha Bhattacharya commented on Richard Evans's video
Jul 7
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QAV-PIX-TEST

"It might have been something similar.. I found a crack in one of the aluminum arms. This would have allowed the motor to vibrate..  I am in the process of replacing arms.. What a PIA! Thanks"
Jul 7
Arunabha Bhattacharya commented on Richard Evans's video
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"What's causing the noise? Maybe something's vibrating? Motor, mount perhaps? It used to happen on my talon tricopter, an entire motor used to vibrate and make similar noise. I had used zipties to fasten them and had put in a layer of gyro…"
Jul 1
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QAV-PIX-TEST

Demonstrating the howling (singing?) of my prop blades
Jun 28
tshado commented on Richard Evans's blog post Working on endurance options
"Hello Stu, I have multistar 4225 610kv motors CAn you please give me the link of the simonk firmware you reflashed on your afro30a ESC to get your 4225 motors running sweet ? Regards, JC "
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"I am looking for software to generate 3D models from aerial flyovers of buildings.. Any ideas of what the best software is for doing that?"
Apr 25
Richard Evans posted a discussion

Getting the PIDS right on a heavy copter

My Initial Factory settings:  I recently finished and assembling a QAV540G Quad with low KV high wattage motors with a 6S 5100 Battery pack. It is using TMotors 12" props.   The beast weighs about 5.5 lbs.After assembling, calibrating and setting up flight mode  switches, Getting Telemetry going camera gimble, OSD, and the…See More
Mar 17
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GOPR6375

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Mar 14
stubugs commented on Richard Evans's blog post Working on endurance options
"@ cody Got motor's running sweet at last with afro30a Refladhed em with a new turnigy Simon k firmware Tried Multistar 20a to slow throttle response but it flew Tried turnigy plush 18a to slow Tried rctimer 30a opto Simon k out of sync…"
Jan 31
Richard Evans commented on Richard Evans's blog post Working on endurance options
"Thanks for your comments Carl..  Yes the battery's I'm using were chosen mostly because the fit the space and were sufficient for early tests.  The C rating on then are higher than necessary, thus they weigh more. They don't…"
Jan 21
Richard Evans commented on Richard Evans's blog post Working on endurance options
"EngineerX. .I have seen the negative stuff about the Rmilec LRS, but I will test and see for myself. Some products improve after they first come into use. I have been testing and I like what I see at this point."
Jan 21
Carl La France commented on Richard Evans's blog post Working on endurance options
"@Richard your machine looks "robust!" since you are using "off the shelf" components some things you could try are smaller but more battery packs  and when one depleats you can jettison and use the next another thing you…"
Jan 21
EngineerX commented on Richard Evans's blog post Working on endurance options
"RMILEC LRS? - are you sure? I read several reviews about it and most said they didn't like it, but I stopped trying to find out more about that LRS system and concentrated on the other usual suspects. "
Jan 21
stubugs commented on Richard Evans's blog post Working on endurance options
"@cody when my esc flash tool comes I'll let you know how they perform Or if I need to fit Multistar ones I've got comming Stuart"
Jan 20

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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 UAS 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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