Stuart Florence
  • Male
  • Johannesburg, Gauteng
  • South Africa
Share Twitter
  • Blog Posts
  • Discussions (30)
  • Groups
  • Photos
  • Photo Albums
  • Videos

Stuart Florence's Friends

  • Johann Van Niekerk

Stuart Florence's Discussions

Setting for Acrobatic and other ideas?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stuart Florence Dec 14, 2010. 2 Replies

Successful maiden on weekend :-)I would like to get some feedback on what people have done with tx setups for the various modes,I prefer running in acrobatic mode as it feels like a proper heli but…Continue

Communicating with APM

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stuart Florence Dec 6, 2010. 17 Replies

Me, again - I think I am thickI have been trying to get this working - at present the following:1. Compiled and downloaded (34840 bytes) the stock standard RC1. Downloads 100%.2. Power up from USB,…Continue

Mixing ESCs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stuart Florence Feb 13, 2012. 6 Replies

Guidance please,One M2MPower ESC will not see the Receiver (AMP not in loop yet) - so just beeps away (Alert tone 2) - the rest armed perfectly - so I assume its faulty - will have to get another one…Continue

ArduCopter Shipping?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stuart Florence Dec 4, 2010. 39 Replies

Not sure if this is discussed elsewhere, but I ordered a ArduCopter full electronics on 17th Nov from FahPah. It is still in processing on site. I have tried contacting them and have had not response…Continue

 

Stuart Florence's Page

Latest Activity

Stuart Florence replied to Stuart Florence's discussion Mixing ESCs
"Yes - worked fine - no noticeable difference"
Feb 13, 2012
Thomas Kramm replied to Stuart Florence's discussion Mixing ESCs
"Did it work?"
Feb 11, 2012
Stuart Florence replied to SupreCharger's discussion Finally did a test fly. But failed :(
"As Chris says, it could be anything.   Aso check that you are in stable mode and not acrobatic. In acrobatic mode is is very sensitive and can look like that if you are over controlling. You can tell you are in stable mode by a very slow…"
Dec 16, 2010
Stuart Florence replied to Taylor Cox's discussion Arducopter Throttle for hovering
"It is normal practice for helicopter rc pilots to remove the ratchet for this exact reason. A smooth throttle is v important for heli control as accurate throttle is impertive. I would recommned changing to a smotth racthet. I dont know Futaba, but…"
Dec 16, 2010
Stuart Florence replied to EUGEN MILJAN's discussion ESC problem!
"I am running a turnigy plush 18a for the one ESC that popped and it works exactly the same. Seems to be same type ESC will work as well. Ie don't all have to be exact."
Dec 16, 2010
Stuart Florence replied to EUGEN MILJAN's discussion ESC problem!
"I had a dud ESC in mine - the BEC portion worked, but it did not detect the receiver - replaced it and all works well - I dont think these ESCs are the greatest quality, so a few seem to be DOA or faulty.   - Could also be bad solders- the…"
Dec 15, 2010
Stuart Florence replied to Stuart Florence's discussion Setting for Acrobatic and other ideas?
"Thanks Jani, I plan to go flying tomorrow so I will give it a shot - I will reduce the angle factor a little and see the impact, else could also add negative expo to increase response. I plan to do some FPV on it, but still getting used to FPV in…"
Dec 14, 2010

JDrones
Jani Hirvinen replied to Stuart Florence's discussion Setting for Acrobatic and other ideas?
"congrats for your maiden :)   1. I think most of users are flying in stable mode. And if not, please update us... Stable mode already allows you to do a lot.   2. Yes it is limited intentionally to ensure proper work on every official and…"
Dec 13, 2010
Stuart Florence replied to Richard Gosling's discussion Glitch?
"Thanks will do - else this flies great, even with mixed escs dude to one being DOA."
Dec 13, 2010
Stuart Florence posted a discussion

Setting for Acrobatic and other ideas?

Successful maiden on weekend :-)I would like to get some feedback on what people have done with tx setups for the various modes,I prefer running in acrobatic mode as it feels like a proper heli but have the following questions,1. Do users have a flight mode setup for Acrbatic with expo settings applicable (very sensitive in acrobatic)? Do you connect this to idle-up setting? Been thinking of how to do this elegantly.2. the yaw rate is very slow; I like a fast tail - how do I speed this up? The…See More
Dec 13, 2010
Stuart Florence replied to Richard Gosling's discussion Glitch?
"I seem to also have a motor glitch; it is clear one motor (back right) drops out for a second and recovers - I think I will try and resolder all the bits and check again."
Dec 13, 2010
Stuart Florence replied to Stuart Florence's discussion Communicating with APM
"Randy- if you are ever in South Africa - let me know and I will get you that beer. I had missed a pin or two on that connector- boots up to green light now!! Thanks dude"
Dec 6, 2010
Stuart Florence replied to Stuart Florence's discussion Communicating with APM
"You may be correct..... I will check when I get home - if this is the case - i owe you a beer."
Dec 5, 2010

Developer
Randy replied to Stuart Florence's discussion Communicating with APM
"I'll bet that it's stopped working when it's hitting the DataFlash.Init call in the setup routine. This can happen if you've incorrectly soldered the board and I made the same mistake the first time I set-up my APM + Oilpan. In…"
Dec 5, 2010

Developer
Sandro Benigno replied to Stuart Florence's discussion Communicating with APM
"Are you trying the Alpha? https://code.google.com/p/arducopter/downloads/detail?name=Arducopter_alpha_1.0.zip&can=2&q= If yes, you can try to connect to the board using Arduino serial monitor at 115200. There, if you to send S command, it…"
Dec 5, 2010
Stuart Florence replied to Stuart Florence's discussion Communicating with APM
"Oh and the only switches i have on now in the code is the #define Configurator From Code: 1) A, B, C LED's blinking rapidly while waiting ESCs to bootup and initial shake to end from connecting battery 2) A, B, C LED's have running light…"
Dec 5, 2010

Profile Information

About Me:
Electrical engineer with some background in missile guidance and autopilot
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
From past work experience - looks interesting and also embedded programming.
Hometown:
Johannesburg, South Africa

Comment Wall

  • No comments yet!

You need to be a member of DIY Drones to add comments!

Join DIY Drones

 
 
 

© 2014   Created by Chris Anderson.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service