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Can't Connect to new APM2 through Mission planner.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Sinclair May 13, 2012. 2 Replies

Hello,The leds are flashing A+C then B then repeat.  Which is similar to This post but his fix,…Continue

Tags: LED, Flashing, AC

What kind of voltage do I want to be providing the APM2 vs the Servos?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brady D Jun 13, 2012. 4 Replies

For my Arduino i usually power it with a 9v power supply.  However i know the Servos i'm using can't handle anything more than 6v (would prefer 5v).  Is there something I'm missing for powering the…Continue

APM2 Solder points question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wesley Chuen May 4, 2012. 3 Replies

Hello all,  My APM2 arrived today and is now soldered together.  I had just one question though.There are 6 single pins that seem to come from the main board to the daughter board.  Am i to solder…Continue

 

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Cody commented on Robert Sinclair's blog post UAV FAQs for Canada
"yeah i just read that, that is a bit of a PITA, also sorry about the double post running on satellite internet and now it won't let me delete one. The exemptions basically rule out commercial use without a SOFC anywhere within a 3 hour drive of…"
May 29, 2016
Calvin Reich commented on Robert Sinclair's blog post UAV FAQs for Canada
"The reality is the Exemptions came out in November of 2014 and they are very difficult to meet all of the requirements spelled out.  The one that is a deal breaker for most is item #26, 5 nm (9 km) from a built up area.  Transport Canada…"
May 28, 2016
Cody commented on Robert Sinclair's blog post UAV FAQs for Canada
"It should be pointed out that as of December 2015 there are two major Exemptions from the laws, 0-2kg and 2-25kg, both requiring specific things but exempt from the…"
May 28, 2016
Syeed Hasan commented on Robert Sinclair's blog post UAV FAQs for Canada
"Good news for many of us!! Canada changing the commercial drone game"
Nov 5, 2014
Jr commented on Robert Sinclair's blog post UAV FAQs for Canada
"Hi guys, As far as I can tell this is the best place for my quick question, let me know if that's not the case (please point me in the right direction) I'm looking for some information on what kind of gear you guys have in your Flight…"
Jul 11, 2014
Calvin Reich commented on Robert Sinclair's blog post UAV FAQs for Canada
"I'm pretty sure you can apply for a number at time.  I know I have heard of some operators applying for two or three at a time."
Mar 13, 2014
Rob_Lefebvre commented on Robert Sinclair's blog post UAV FAQs for Canada
"Do you know if the individual SFOC's need to be done sequentially, or if they can be done in an overlapping fashion (ie: You have to apply, then wait several weeks, then do the job).  Just trying to figure out if I can accelerate the…"
Mar 13, 2014
Calvin Reich commented on Robert Sinclair's blog post UAV FAQs for Canada
"I would suggest you apply for SFOC and do projects like film your own house or property.  I know it is not for $ but it will show that you are operating according to their requirements.  Transport Canada will then be able to see that…"
Mar 13, 2014
Rob_Lefebvre commented on Robert Sinclair's blog post UAV FAQs for Canada
"Hi Calvin.  I plan to do a lot of testing. ;)  I wonder if that counts towards the number required before getting a blanket?"
Mar 13, 2014
Calvin Reich commented on Robert Sinclair's blog post UAV FAQs for Canada
"I really think there may be no regulations for model aircraft.  Common sense will have to prevail.  The guidelines  you stated are likely a good starting point.  The regulations kick in as soon as it is for "reward…"
Mar 13, 2014
Syeed Hasan commented on Robert Sinclair's blog post UAV FAQs for Canada
"Hey Calvin, thanks! But I have looked through that website many times before. For now, I will go with the US rules but will definitely contact you if I need more information, thanks again."
Mar 13, 2014
Calvin Reich commented on Robert Sinclair's blog post UAV FAQs for Canada
"Syeed,  I would check out transport Canada's web page and see if you can find any information.  I have attached a link but you may need to search a little bit to find anything specific about Model aircraft. …"
Mar 13, 2014
Syeed Hasan commented on Robert Sinclair's blog post UAV FAQs for Canada
"Calvin, thank you for the clarification. Helped out a lot. Where would I find rules and regulations in regards to the operation of model aircrafts? More specifically, using a DJI F550 for recreational aerial video? I am aware of the rules like not…"
Mar 13, 2014
Calvin Reich commented on Robert Sinclair's blog post UAV FAQs for Canada
"Hey Rob, Give me a call or shoot me an email.  We can help you out.  Creich@capri.ca or 1-877-272-2774 ask for me and they will put you through. It seems like the trend with transport Canada is that they are only issuing blanket…"
Mar 13, 2014
Rob_Lefebvre commented on Robert Sinclair's blog post UAV FAQs for Canada
"Calvin, I'm actually beginning to look for insurance for commercial operations.  Should I contact you?  I'm in Ontario. I'm hoping to be able to get a blanket SFOC for test flights at my local club field.  Hopefully…"
Mar 13, 2014
Calvin Reich commented on Robert Sinclair's blog post UAV FAQs for Canada
"Hey William,  How are things in Ontario?  Are you operating this year? Calvin  "
Mar 13, 2014

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Adapter from HobbyKing's square board to the APM2

Posted on June 28, 2012 at 3:00pm 1 Comment

When started assembling my quadcopter I hated the thought of having to drill holes in the HobbyKing frame kits to get the APM2 mounted.  

So I took some measurements, made these adapters in Google SketchUp and submitting them to Shapeways:…

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SpaceX Dragon touches down completing the first private flight to the ISS

Posted on May 31, 2012 at 11:30am 4 Comments

In case you've missed the news today:

The return to Earth completes a historic first mission to the International Space Station (ISS) by a privately operated vehicle.

Impact with the water was confirmed at 08:42 Pacific Daylight Time (15:42 GMT; 16:42 BST).

Fast boats positioned in the splashdown zone were despatched to recover the…

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Alfred Riopel

Posted on May 20, 2012 at 6:00am 8 Comments

[ In tribute to Alfred Riopel's passing, the Moderators will hold new blog approvals for today, so as to keep this blog on top.  Please feel free to leave a note of condolence, to remember one of our members. And do feel free to post new blogs, which will be approved tomorrow.]

We have just been informed that one of our members …

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UAV FAQs for Canada

Posted on May 17, 2012 at 9:00pm 61 Comments



I put together an overview of what we found when looking into the legalities of UAV use in Canada.  Our hope is that as a community we can have a rough outline for each of the countries that the members are from.

Notes: I'm not a professional I've just collated what I found.  Please let me know of any mistakes or changes.



Q: Are UAVs legal in the Canada?



A: Unmanned Aerial vehicles are permitted to fly in…

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