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Pixhawk and RX 5V supply observations/questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by iskess Feb 25. 3 Replies

I am setting up an octa, having just replaced my APM with a pixhawk.As the max current will be over 90A I have made up an attopilot 150A system and a 5V BEC, all wired into the power port. This is…Continue

Power options for pixhawk

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom McKinnon Feb 17. 8 Replies

Have just bitten the bullet and ordered a pixhawk.I notice in the instructions is says 'APM power module-REQUIRED' and it appears to ship with one.However I will be using it on my big octa and the…Continue

Octa power distribution options.

Started Sep 5, 2013 0 Replies

Im just mulling over my options for powering on octa from a maximum of 4 parallel batteries (usually 2). It dosent make good engineering sense to put all the current through one APM power module and…Continue

Multcopter frame layout pros and cons.

Started this discussion. Last reply by CliffN Jul 29, 2013. 10 Replies

I am currently using my own design ‘H’ frame quad with great success. It has the fore and aft arms mounted on silicone o rings and has very low levels of vibration, both on APM and direct mounted…Continue

 

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Vince Hogg commented on Vince Hogg's blog post Finally I have a good UAV ground station.
"Jason, sorry for delay, just changing jobs so very busy on courses etc. I bought one of those ebay hdmi to AV converter boxes like…"
Mar 13
Jason Tinacci commented on Vince Hogg's blog post Finally I have a good UAV ground station.
"Great rig, Vince. May I ask how you get the video feed from the Sony NEX? I have a hex with a Sony as well as separate FPV cam I use primarily for framing shots. It'd be great to just see it from the source cam. Thanks"
Mar 4
Vince Hogg commented on Euan Ramsay's blog post APM stabilised spotlight (SAR application)
"MTB bike lights are the way ahead. They have the same requirements as your application. Light, bright, small. Not always cheap though. Here is a good comparison, even giving Lumen per gram, but this may include the battery pack (often designed to…"
Mar 4
Vince Hogg commented on Euan Ramsay's blog post APM stabilised spotlight (SAR application)
"Obviously try the 3s at your own risk. They may have changed some internal bits since I got mine. Changing the topic slightly. Do you guys power the NEX externally? I may get a dummy battery on a wire but was wondering if there is a feed in via the…"
Mar 4
Vince Hogg commented on Euan Ramsay's blog post APM stabilised spotlight (SAR application)
"I will be trying my Watec 902h camera on the copter next time I have a few spare days. They are B&W but fantastic for low light. I got my first one for about £50 but now the hunting lads have discovered how good they are the price has…"
Mar 4
Vince Hogg commented on Euan Ramsay's blog post APM stabilised spotlight (SAR application)
"Euan, just checked with my son who has had 3 of these. He blew one up trying to run it off 4s but another lasted about a year on 3s. Mine has been ok on 3s for a few weeks cycling to the pub. He has just got another and a small regulator so he can…"
Mar 4
Vince Hogg commented on Euan Ramsay's blog post APM stabilised spotlight (SAR application)
Mar 4
Vince Hogg commented on Euan Ramsay's blog post APM stabilised spotlight (SAR application)
"Euan if you just want to illuminate a scene that’s fine but filming at night & low light you’d be much better off with a specialised camera. I have built a number of riflescope night vision systems and night spotting scopes. They…"
Mar 3
John Moore commented on Vince Hogg's blog post Finally I have a good UAV ground station.
"Thats a good idea."
Mar 3
Pedals2Paddles commented on Vince Hogg's blog post Finally I have a good UAV ground station.
"I love big red buttons."
Mar 3
Vince Hogg commented on Geoffrey Preston's blog post If This Is Real.....WOW!
"Normally the mention of radio control planes is a sure way to guarantee no women are picked up."
Mar 3
Vince Hogg commented on Vince Hogg's blog post Isolated frame Octa will soon be ready.
"Hugues. Did you see my blog on the gimbal build? http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/dslr-gimbal-using-3d-printed-parts-and-carbon There was still some lateral (y axis) shake on the camera so I changed the mount plate from the white solid one to a…"
Mar 3
Vince Hogg commented on Vince Hogg's blog post Finally I have a good UAV ground station.
"Yea, decided up upgrade after the worries regarding octa layout APM code overhead. Seems that is fixed anyway but I had already ordered a taranis to be sbus capable. Wish I didn't have to press that bloody button. Anyone know if it can be…"
Mar 3
Vince Hogg commented on Jethro Hazelhurst's blog post Pixhawk Infographic
"My APM to pixhawk upgrade went fairly smoothly. I think the 3dr telemetry cable needed resoldering but its all working fine with rock solid loiter."
Mar 3
Gil Rosenthal commented on Vince Hogg's blog post Finally I have a good UAV ground station.
"Oh, I thought you were with the APM. Well, It seems like a good thing, having one more button to press before taking off. :-)"
Mar 3
Vince Hogg commented on Vince Hogg's blog post Finally I have a good UAV ground station.
"Gill, its a pixhawk thing.  "
Mar 3

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About Me:
Captain on A320.
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Building, improving, inventing.
Hometown:
Exeter

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Finally I have a good UAV ground station.

Posted on March 2, 2014 at 10:54am 16 Comments

Having completed many UAV filming jobs from locations without vehicle access I was looking to improve the logistics of getting the equipment on site. I have occasionally left some vital components in the car 2km away I wanted to have everything (except the copter) in one box.

An old…

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Holden Drone by CAT2. Some summer testing with Arduplane

Posted on December 12, 2013 at 12:55pm 12 Comments

Our Holden Drone has been finished for some for some time now but I have not had time to edit and upload any video until now.

During these two merged flights we were testing most of the Arduplane modes including some tight figure 8 waypoint routes around the field. RTL, circle and FBW all worked well. This was all done line of…

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DSLR Gimbal using 3d printed parts and carbon.

Posted on October 4, 2013 at 1:00pm 16 Comments

 

 

 Having just completed the new Octa frame with vibration isolation system it was time to design a gimbal for it.…

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Isolated frame Octa will soon be ready.

Posted on August 26, 2013 at 6:13am 40 Comments

Following on from the very successful H quad with vibration isolated arms I decided to build something that would lift a…

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