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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

DCM Bad heading

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Evans Jan 7. 1 Reply

I had a crash today.I loaded 3.2 a few weeks ago and haven't had any trouble with it, in fact, It has been excellent!Today something happened that caused a crash, the damage isn't too bad.However, I…Continue

 

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Paul Victor replied to Richard Evans's discussion Runaway
"Richard, Thanks for sharing more detail regarding your experienced with shared frequency fly=away and them lost aircraft recovery using GPS tracking service. I learned important lessons and appreciate you taking the time to document this further.I…"
May 5
Richard Evans replied to Richard Evans's discussion Runaway
"No, I don't have the plus, I was just referring to the newest one of the three Taranis Xmeters that I have. RE"
May 5
Richard Evans replied to Richard Evans's discussion Runaway
"I found out  that the problem I had with the runaway, was my friend also on 433 MHZ using a dragon link had his radio on. I probably could have overridden my switching my high power switch on.  Hind sight! You have to take care to sniff…"
May 5
Richard Evans replied to Richard Evans's discussion Runaway
"Hi Paul I was using a "Pocket Finder" GPS locator,  It  is only about %12.00 per month for the cellular bill and paid for itself just on this incident itself.. There in't much setup, you get an app for your smartphone, (I…"
May 5
Richard Evans replied to Randy's discussion Copter-3.3 beta testing
" Never mind, I got the MinimOSD working again. The fix was to go into Mission Planner , into optional hardware and tell it that I was using OSD. Then I rebooted it that the data was being received again in MinimOSD.  "
May 4
Richard Evans replied to Randy's discussion Copter-3.3 beta testing
"I flashed my Pixhawk to 3.3rc2 a few days ago.  I have test flown it twice and in calm air, it works fine in stabilize, Alt-hold, and Position Hold. I intended to do an Autotune, set up a switch on channel 8.   however when I tried to…"
May 3
Paul Victor replied to Richard Evans's discussion Runaway
"[quote] this particular and newest Taranis.. (only when using the EZUHF,) I flew for about 5 seconds, and then it was on its on.[/quote] By "newest" Taranis do you mean a Taranis X9D Plus?"
May 2
Paul Victor replied to Richard Evans's discussion Runaway
"I meant to mention that I just bought a Taranis plus and plan to use it with EZUHF JR tx module (that internet search that brought me here)."
May 2
Paul Victor replied to Richard Evans's discussion Runaway
"This morning I woke up thinking about a GPS locator -- and here is your post and video. Can you tell me what you chose for your GPS locator. Any details about your GPS locator setup would be greatly appreciated ...and put to use as I worry about…"
May 2
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DCM Bad heading

"I believe that my problem was that the takeoff point (2 different ones) were on the roof tops on multistory structures that contained a lot of iron beams supporting the roof. I believe it was magnetic interference. As soon as I took off, the effect…"
Mar 30
Richard Kennedy commented on Richard Evans's video
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DCM Bad heading

"Did you ever get this figured out? I recently set up a quad and after setting in all up I kept getting the DCM Bad Health warning. I finally figured out to do the motor comp but only go 1/2 throttle. Not sure why but that fixed the error for me."
Mar 17
Richard Evans replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.2.1 Beta Testing
"HI Robert I see the 3DR one is an outdated and inferior GPS, You got me thinking maybe it is time for a more sensitive GPS. This ad you sent a link for looks like it might work, but leaves me asking?  how long is the cable with connectors. My…"
Feb 9
Richard Evans replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.2.1 Beta Testing
"Hi Richard It is the 3DR GPS/Compass I know this isn't as precise as I would like, but it is the one shopped with the 3DR PIXhawk, the combo mag GPS, I don't know the manufacture and model. It comes in a nice plastic case and mounts on a…"
Feb 9
Richard Evans replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.2.1 Beta Testing
"Discovered the Cause! Thanks guys for the feedback,, I think I have found the problem. I mentioned in my earlier post that the force of hitting the fence caused my camera to propel through the hole in the fence into my neighbors yard.. Indeed,…"
Feb 9
Richard Evans replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.2.1 Beta Testing
"I had crash yesterday, my first flight with 3.2.1rc2.   I don't know if it is related to the version or just a coincidental issue. I live where it is difficult to get good GPS due to high tension power lines running very near my back yard.…"
Feb 9
Richard Evans replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.2.1 Beta Testing
"Thanks Randy. I will check in with the MP list.. I have tried uninstalling MP, cleaning it completely, then re-installing it, that failed so I installed in on a windows 7 virgin PC, (never had MP on it) and I get the same results.  in the drop…"
Feb 6

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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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