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Broken component while mounting

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony Heaton Aug 9, 2012. 2 Replies

I was remounting my APM 2.0 into a new housing on my quad.  The screws I chose had heads that were a little bigger than the ones I used before.  On the corner of the APM with the A,B,C leds.  Each…Continue

 

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Tony Heaton replied to Jack's discussion Autotune crash in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Hey, Darius is an awesome guy, he told me so himself ;)"
1 hour ago
Tony Heaton commented on Craig Elder's blog post Autopilot needs survey
"@Craig,  If possible, I'd really like to see the results of this survey.  At least the answers to the longevity and number of vendors question."
Feb 2
Tony Heaton replied to Bill Salopek's discussion How to ensure Pixhawk reaches a waypoint's altitude before flying on?
"Bill, I can only give you and educated guess from observation.  From my experience, I also flew in NM, Jemez Mountains (6600' to 9000' alt), NW of Albuquerque.  I now live in Florida.  It always appeared to me that my quad…"
Feb 1
Tony Heaton commented on Chris Anderson's blog post The future of no-fly-zone geofencing (from Wired)
""The civil rights comment is ridiculous."  That type of thinking is why the US finds itself in the position it is in.  People don't seem to care about rights until theirs are trampled.  We should all defend the rights…"
Feb 1
Tony Heaton replied to ShoopkoTube's discussion My first flight! Tell me your thoughts!
"You likely wouldn't race FPV with a gimbal.  You could but not with your FPV camera mounted to it.  You could have a camera mounted on a gimbal to record the action of the other racers. Some people do have more than one camera on…"
Feb 1
Tony Heaton replied to Rob_Lefebvre's discussion Notification: My Community Support Ending
"I was trying to find some background on yourself and "Peer to Drone Crash Investigators" to see if I wanted to join.  I couldn't find anything that tells what it is or who you are?"
Feb 1
Tony Heaton replied to ShoopkoTube's discussion My first flight! Tell me your thoughts!
"Agreed but so is "to do anything decent you need to be able to carry a 3 axis gimbal."   "Decent" is in the eye of the user.  Some don't run any cameras and do plenty of decent, to them, things.  Some…"
Feb 1
Tony Heaton replied to ShoopkoTube's discussion My first flight! Tell me your thoughts!
"To do anything decent you need to be able to carry a 3 axis gimbal, a 113 kg imax camera and a cup holder."
Feb 1
Tony Heaton replied to Aussie in AZ's discussion 3DR telemetry no longer supported by 3DR....options?
"The vast majority of the Solo market probably have never heard of Craig or Bigfoot.  Those that have heard of them probably understand them.  Two people, unless they have credibility, can't have much effect on a market of this…"
Feb 1
Tony Heaton replied to Rob_Lefebvre's discussion Notification: My Community Support Ending
"Darius, could you please provide a web address for "Peer To Drone Crash Investigators?"  I can only find an rcgroup with 30 posts.  I can find 3 linkedin profiles for Darius Jack but none of them appear to be crash investigators…"
Feb 1
Tony Heaton commented on Craig Elder's blog post Pirates! UAV Solutions violates Open Source Licenses
"The replies of Darius Jack lead me to believe it is a bot of some kind."
Jan 26
Tony Heaton replied to Aussie in AZ's discussion 3DR telemetry no longer supported by 3DR....options?
"If you're worried about quality from other sources, you can build them from scratch yourself. All of this is open source.  Better yet, start a company that produces and sells the products you want and see how long you stay in…"
Jan 24
Tony Heaton replied to Ron LaBorde's discussion Mission Planner 1.3.32 "unknown" flight mode
"I was able to reproduce the situation and Param Gen did fix it."
Jan 20
Tony Heaton replied to Ron LaBorde's discussion Mission Planner 1.3.32 "unknown" flight mode
"I didn't see the response in time.  I removed MP and then installed it from the zip and not the msi and things are working now. I think I'll see if I can reproduce the problem to see if the Control F fixes it."
Jan 17
Tony Heaton replied to Neal's discussion Hackaday.com putting weapons on AR Drone
"Awesome!! Maybe we could form a small committee and design an quarterly award.  It could be modelled on the Nobel prize or something.  I'm sure we could work the following images into the award. I nominate Neal for the inaugural…"
Mar 15, 2013
Tony Heaton replied to Neal's discussion Hackaday.com putting weapons on AR Drone
"Then this post should have been deleted on not discussed.  I'm not advocating that it be deleted, I think censorship in any form is a bad idea.  However, by allowing the post to stand, you are promoting discussion, not discouraging…"
Mar 15, 2013

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I'm interested in both fixed and rotary wing UAVs
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Pensacola, FL

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First quad flights successful.....pretty much.

Posted on July 30, 2012 at 9:00am 6 Comments

I built my first quad from scratch.  It's based on the ArduCopter.  I used aluminium towel rods for the arms and some sixteenth inch aluminium plate for the support and sixteenth by half inch strips for landing gear.  The motors are A2217-9 950Kv, APC 10 x 4.7 props, Hobby Wing 18A ESCs, Hyperion 4000mAh 3s lipo,  and an APM…

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