"Try this store. It's the Canadian authorized equivalent to the US DIYDrones, 3DRobotics store.
This is a link to Dany's hardware pages, including a selection of standoff's with in or out of stock values. So just scroll down the…"
"I've since my last response. I've discovered that for some reason the low numbered comm ports are erratic. Sometimes they work and other times they don't. Even though they show to be available something just isn't right. Since I…"
"I had a similar issue that has taken me 2 days to solve. I think I have found the bug that causes this. I will need to give a brief history because the answer is not something I can give as a step by step fix. You will need to frig around until you…"
Perhaps an above statement is in error regarding my UAV control override statement. I should have maybe phrased that as augmented control, as the RC pilot should technically always be in control of the aircraft and the computer aspect is…"
"Well Robert. The latest info I have in regard to what Transport Canada and MAAC will do, is from their resent meetings last year and that is to leave things as they are for now. In short follow the existing rules and most important keep our heads…"
"Yes thank you Vernon and Byron for those tips and filling in a few blanks that I wasn't aware of, especially on how to check if the boot loader is there. I hope it is, as promised, as I have no AVR. I assume it is or I wouldn't get the…"
"Addition to the above.
I've tested out both of my Xbee 900mhz units on my laptop using Digi's X-CTU and they work fine. They talk to each other using two sessions of X-CTU.
So this seems to bring me back to the station itself. I keep…"
"I'm getting the same problem and error displayed as Pat in the post post above.
I also purchased my Ardustation from 3dRobotics and around the same time period as Pat. I'm wondering if mine could also have a bad ATMEGA. But I'll…"
"Mahesh Ganapathy Something wrong with your cache or you are catching them as they are updating the pictures and info. The new options shows two pictures of the two new daughter cards, with and without the GPS. The mag however is still there,They…"
"It wasn't much Mike, but it was my intention and hope that in what I wrote it would kick start you into examining your goals. In as much as you are aware of details now so early in your plans. It isn't possible at the beginning of a…"
"It is always a good plan to invest your time in doing something physical, rather than a purely intellectual exercise. The real world gives back real results and those are almost always quite different and unexpected as compared to just the…"
"To Chris and Jordi may I take a great liberty:
You can please some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time. But you can't please all of the people all of the time. Welcome to the commercial products and service…"
Health forced an early retirement. Past CEO, aerospace electronics Engineering consulting Corp.(That translates into, no pension, or money in the bank, so living off my wife.) Hence, a completely worthless 25+yr. career down the drain and generally a wasted life. LOL
Now's the time to do something worthwhile with my life by doing nothing. The exception would be hobbies to entertain myself and perhaps others, as I move closer to the big nothingness.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Building UAV and FPV air vehicles are just a way to entertain myself and to keep learning. If I succeed, then I'll show them off to friends and strangers. My interest therefore, is to just see what I'm able to accomplish. I presently have a 4 that can be an 8 motor quad and a fairly large 6ft. wingspan foam plane to use as a UAV and FPV platforms.
Quad: Unfortunately the 550 frame is no longer made, but replacement parts are still made. So in theory you could still make one.
The 450 shown is similar, just a bit smaller than my 550 frame they discontinued except upon special request. Spares are still available though: http://www.hoverthings.com/frame-sets/ht450bk.html
I can't fly worth a goat fart atm. As time advances, I'll lose even less of my ability to fly as neurological degeneration advances. To that end, I'll require some sort of autonomous vehicles if I'm to fly at all. I've little to no interest in making an autonomous wheelchair or other equally worthless devices. So UAV's it is as my selected hobby.
Down the list perhaps, what I do (and others) may lead to some other disabled people have fun as well. It fundamentally means in that case, that it's all in self interest really.
Beyond that, I don't really know yet what will transpire. So if I update this info, and once I figure it all out... or if I manage to figure it all out that is. I'll edit in what my interests become with UAV's. So until then, this remains all just for a bit of fun really.
Oh, one more thing now that I think of it. It's all to hopefully, slow down my brain from rotting away so quickly. Unless it's already to late for that.
Almonte (grew up there), Presently residing in an Ottawa Burb.