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Tarot homepage

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tommy Larsen Dec 26, 2013. 2 Replies

Hi allI'm about to order a Tarot T810. But i want to be sure that i buy a genuine Tarot.I have found both and…Continue

Tags: original, genuine, T810, Tarot

Remove Geo-fence

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gilbert McGhee Feb 13. 4 Replies

Hi allI have succesfully made a geo-fence for the first time. Now i want to remove it.... But how do i delete the geo-fence uploaded to my APM2.5 ??Continue

Tags: geo-fence

APM2.5 and GPS problem

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tommy Larsen May 21, 2013. 2 Replies

Hi allI have a problem connecting to my brand new APM2.5. I connected the UBLOX gps and then connected the APM to my USB / computer. As the video shows, when the gps is connected, the leds are lit…Continue

Tags: apm2.5, boot, led

Flight Data - Servo tab

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tommy Larsen Feb 14. 3 Replies

Would be nice if we could name each channel/button like the red textboxes below, so we don't need to remember what function is on which channel/button on this new and nice feature in MP :-) BTW, is…Continue


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Tommy Larsen commented on Tommy Larsen's blog post Skywalker X8 - Video and Telemetry via 3g internet
"Hehe!! Sorry for beeing late on this one. But i'm actually waiting for The Albatross. I sold my old plane to buy that, but it's delayed more than i expected. I will create the new blog when i have bought and built that. But if you look at…"
21 hours ago
nickthecook commented on Tommy Larsen's blog post Skywalker X8 - Video and Telemetry via 3g internet
"This is amazing. And you say you have a much better solution now? I can only assume you're too busy flying from the ocean to Sweden and back again to make that new blog post you were planning, and I can't say I blame you, but PLEASE post…"
Tommy Larsen replied to Mauro Rodriguez's discussion Mission Planner Language
"But you said you want it in English...."
Jul 26
Tommy Larsen commented on Chris Anderson's blog post New in the 3DR store: Bluetooth for APM/Pixhawk!
"That's very good. Tnx :)"
Jun 23
Tommy Larsen commented on Chris Anderson's blog post New in the 3DR store: Bluetooth for APM/Pixhawk!
"How about ordering? Can European's order from 3DR now ?"
Jun 22
Tommy Larsen commented on Roger Sollenberger's blog post Follow-Me Mode: Available Today, Free in DroidPlanner 2.0
"Great news! will this work on any telemetry? Like TCP/UDP or just 3DR radio ?"
Jun 15
Spyros commented on Tommy Larsen's blog post Skywalker X8 - Video and Telemetry via 3g internet
"Hi, I must aay this is a great project! What polarity do you use for connecting the telemetry port to the Serial-toWiFi converter? Could you not have used an Ethernet adapter and 3G router?"
Jun 7
Tommy Larsen replied to Pedals2Paddles's discussion Alt Hold in Drift mode?
"Me 2 ! alt hold in drift mode will be awesome! :)"
May 27
Tommy Larsen commented on Thomas J Coyle III's blog post Woman claims drone harassed her at Virginia Beach
"I just found this happening on Youtube ;-)"
May 19
Dhruv Jain commented on Tommy Larsen's blog post Skywalker X8 - Video and Telemetry via 3g internet
"Dear Tommy Larsen, Can you please explain how The telemetry from my APM2.5 is sent to a Serial 2 Wifi converter which then is connected via Wifi to the 3g router then you connect to your APM2.5 using TCP/UDP from Mission Planner/QgroundControl.What…"
May 15
Tommy Larsen replied to Craiginho's discussion Poor compass calibration
"Hi Maybe one of the APM is a 2.5 and the otjer is 2.6 ?  Version 2.5 needs to cut a connection on the main board to disable the onboard compass. 2.6 has no onboard compass."
May 9
Tommy Larsen commented on moglos's blog post Anatomy of a 301 km Flight
"This is fantastic!! What engine did you use?? :)"
May 1
Tommy Larsen replied to Wayne Lim's discussion How to operate arducopter with PC keyboard?
"I'm using this one. Works great! :) "
Apr 27
Tommy Larsen replied to robincfey's discussion remote sony camera control via RM-VPR1 and any rc system HELP
"It has Video on/off, i use this myself. For Zoom i use this: "
Apr 23
Tommy Larsen replied to Reto's discussion Auto Takeoff - engine starts with significant delay
"Maybe you should try to increase TKOFF_THR_MINACC from 5 to 10 instead...?"
Apr 20
Tommy Larsen commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post Emergency Auto Landing - APM saves sUAV
"I also had this incident last year, but i already had a ready made and tested landing procedure saved as a .TXT file. So i just uploaded this file to my Skywalker X8 and activated AUTO mode from my Mission Planner. Saved my day/plane :-)"
Apr 17
Tommy Larsen replied to u4eake's discussion X8 distance/endurance records in the group X8
"And what engine did you use ? :)"
Apr 10
Tommy Larsen commented on Gerard Toonstra's blog post The European Commission has today proposed to set tough new standards to regulate the operations of civil drones
"I'm so happy to be outside EU, living in Norway :-) I  Love my country and today is a historical date for us as well."
Apr 8
Tommy Larsen replied to Cody O.'s discussion Forwarding Telemetry over Internet
"@Cody: How did you combine MAVLINK with ADSB to see manned and unmanned aircrafts?"
Apr 2
Tommy Larsen commented on vova reznik's blog post Getting to 100km, with a big help from GEB 8043125.
"This Enerpower is 96.2 grams so the weight/power ration is not that good."
Mar 31

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About Me:
Have been flying model airplanes since 1992 and consider myself an experienced flyer. I work as a Software Engineer developing surveillance systems for Telecom industri. I have 16 years of experience in computer/server, communication and security systems(A few years as a commercial diver in between).
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Full size Y6 Air-Scooter

Posted on August 29, 2013 at 10:37am 35 Comments

I sat down and made a sketch after i got the idea of making a full-size Y6 with an APM2.5 and Arducopter firmware :)…


Skywalker X8 hand injury

Posted on June 8, 2013 at 12:38am 48 Comments

Everytime i launch my X8 it's never any problems. That was until i mounted a bigger propeller. I went from 13x6 to 14x9.5 and my plane "suddenly" went out of my hand much faster than before! The result is a painful hand and a lot of thinking :) Maybe some of you guys should think twice before you hand launch…


Skywalker X8 - Video and Telemetry via 3g internet

Posted on May 5, 2013 at 12:36pm 65 Comments

Here is a short video presentation of my Skywalker X8 UAV using 3g broadband internet for video and telemetry.


Onboard my X8 i have this ZTE MF60 3g/Wifi router which handles the communication for the APM2.5 and the…


Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 7:29am on October 16, 2012, OJørgen said…

Takk skal du ha :)

At 11:16am on January 2, 2014, Tyrell John said…

Hi Tommy Larsen.

I'm needing help on my project.

Maybe if you go some time you can show me how to get thing to working

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