Sean Tierney
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  • Boston, MA
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Arducopter Hexa b-c body plates

Started Jan 3, 2014 0 Replies

Does anyone know where I can get a set of the body plates (top and bottom, with the scalloped sides, not the round) for the arducopter hexa?Continue

Octo power system

Started Jan 1, 2014 0 Replies

I am working on building up a new octo frame, and I am having some trouble getting good numbers using ecalc.  Does anyone have any suggestions on a motor / ESC / battery combo to use?  I have a hex…Continue

3DR uBlox GPS with Compass Kit on APM 2.5?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas J Coyle III Oct 1, 2013. 5 Replies

Can the 3DR uBlox GPS with Compass Kit be used on the APM 2.5 or do you have to use a 2.6?Continue

Static position flight @ 150 feet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Tierney Oct 1, 2013. 5 Replies

Does anyone have any advice or tricks to getting a nice stable, location static flight at 150 feet up?  FPV doesn't seem to provide enough information as to whether the helicopter is drifting to any…Continue


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Latest Activity

Sean Tierney posted a status
"Looking for aerial video work done in LA / San Fransisco area...PM me for details please for details as we have some specific requirements"
Sean Tierney posted a photo

Another nearly finished HEX build

A custom HEX build based around an APM 2.6 as the FC, Tarot frame, and a fully stabilized DSLR gimbal.
Jan 16
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Tarot 680 Pro

Just finished building up a new custom Tarot 680 Pro
Sep 21, 2014
Sean Tierney replied to Brian Pratt's discussion I'm so stuck. Can't test motors, can't arm motors.
"So here is what I would try, the steps have helped me in the past: Take the APM out of the loop and test each motor and ESC group on their own connected to the receiver and power.  Once you are sure that everything is functioning properly we…"
Aug 12, 2014
Sean Tierney replied to Steven McAdam's discussion Joystick in Mission Planner?
"I successfully flew one of my quads indoors using a joystick over mavlink radios.  I didn't notice any issues or latency once I dialed in all of the settings. I was running it on windows 7."
Jul 30, 2014
Sean Tierney replied to Luis Vale Gonçalves's discussion Unobtanium magic foam
"I am not 100% sure what type of foam they supply with the PixHawk, but I have had great results with reducing vibration to the flight controllers using this…"
Jul 23, 2014
Sean Tierney replied to Adam Gray's discussion Question about finding an airframe/kit/body similar to the C-Astral C4EYE
Jul 23, 2014
Sean Tierney replied to Andrew Collins's discussion Getting an affordable 3D Printer? in the group 3D Printing Drone Parts
"I have mostly been printing small items: GPS mast mounts, hex spacers, plastic bushings, boom caps...things like that.  Things that areinexpensive but may cost a lot to order online and I cannot find in local stores or if I need them…"
Jul 17, 2014
Sean Tierney replied to Andrew Collins's discussion Getting an affordable 3D Printer? in the group 3D Printing Drone Parts
"I went with the Flash Forge 3D Printer Creator:!product/prd2/1102918641/creator%2B2-rolls-filaments%2B1-sd-card%2Bfree-shipping Dual head feed, lots of great features and the price has dropped nearly $200 in the last couple…"
Jul 16, 2014
Sean Tierney replied to Harry Stuart's discussion Really need help with Turnigy 9x Battery
"If you don't already have one, you should grab an adapter like this one to cover all of your battery charging needs: It should cover most of the adapters that you are…"
Jul 16, 2014
Sean Tierney replied to Casey Nelan's discussion Hiding "BAD Compass Health"
"Here is where you want to look to see about disabling certain checks, or all for that matter, when booting up the APM:"
Jul 1, 2014
Sean Tierney replied to Frank Bernd's discussion Flying in the USA
"Here is the link to the Grand Canyon site: I did not see anything for them specifically in the announcements or FAQ about flying there.  It was recently announced that individual parks had an 18 month window…"
Jun 22, 2014
Sean Tierney posted photos
Jun 12, 2014
F McC replied to Sean Tierney's discussion Controlling Arducopter using Leap
"Yea that was my original idea too (reporting as a joystick). I've just got a Leap motion so haven't tried anything yet. But I was thinking that in fact the easiest way would be to use python scripting through mission planner, which seems…"
Jun 11, 2014
Sean Tierney posted a photo

extra large hex

The new extra large hex frame is nearly done...will be used to carry DSLR cameras on a 3d gimbal.
Jun 10, 2014
Sean Tierney replied to Sean Tierney's discussion Controlling Arducopter using Leap
"I have had some basic luck...I am having issues getting the leap to fully control the helicopter.  I am basically having it report itself as a joystick but I am having throttle issues"
Jun 10, 2014

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Dev, photog, and vidiot living and working in Boston, MA.
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Use UAV's as a stable platform for aerial photography/videography when we can't bring in the big helicopter.
Boston, MA

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How drones democratize videography and help sell real estate

Posted on January 19, 2014 at 6:06pm 3 Comments

Recently myself and some of my colleagues were interviewed for the online news outlet Quartz, regarding the RC multicopters that I have been building. Beyond the fun of building and flying the rigs on my own…


123D Circuits

Posted on September 11, 2013 at 2:29pm 6 Comments

For those of you who may not have seen it yet, and Autodesk released an online tool to design and test circuits.

It allows you to create a virtual environment using breadboards, Arduinos, and plenty more. Then you can simulate the project right in your…


Arducopter HEX with round arm replacement, UPDATE: It Flies!!

Posted on July 21, 2013 at 4:51pm 1 Comment

In my last post, I mentioned that I was working on replacing the square aluminum arms with round carbon fiber ones.  I am back to say that it works!

I was having a little trouble with the PDB, but I finally figured out how to get all of the cabling into the body without leaving cable…


Arducopter HEX with round arm replacement

Posted on July 19, 2013 at 2:15pm 5 Comments

After reading another conversation here about adding round tube arms to an Arducopter, it got me thinking: first, can I non-destructively accomplish this, and second what would be the impact to its weight and flight abilities.

I began by finding some round arms and mounts that might…


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At 1:54pm on April 5, 2013, Crashpilot1000 said…

Thanks for adding me to your buddylist!

Greetings from Germany


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