Will Snodgrass
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GPS to Pixhawk

Started Apr 23 0 Replies

I have one of the GPS / Magnotemeter modules that are in a sealed case with a wire wrapped in tubing come out of it. At the end of the tube are the plugs for gps and I2C, and the I2C connects fine,…Continue

Loading 3.3 Firmware

Started Apr 23 0 Replies

I was about to load a version of the 3.3 firmware, but when I navigated to the repository there 2 files, Arducopter1.px4 and arducopter2.px4 .  Which one am I suppose to use?Continue

config files

Started Jun 23, 2014 0 Replies

I have a friend who really tuned the f450 frame with the same setup as mine (Well close) but EVERY time load and write the parameters, then do my radio and mode select as well as accel and compass…Continue

f450 (Flamewheel 450 quad) Configuration, config file

Started this discussion. Last reply by Will Snodgrass Jun 7, 2014. 1 Reply

I know allot of people use this frame.Mostly because you can get a knockoff for about $20-25 so you can afford to buy an extra for spare parts. My setup is:APM 2.5Vibration Isolated by one of those…Continue

Tags: config, setup, f450, 450, Flamewheel

 

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Will Snodgrass commented on jim C.'s blog post RVJET with autopilot APM 2.5
"what ESC did you use? I have an SK3 1200KV and Blue series 40Amp ESC. Do you think that will work with a 10x6 prop?"
Jun 20
Will Snodgrass replied to yaughn's discussion apm 2.8 features and equipment in the group ArduCopter User Group
"I wouldnt go that far, and all the info you need is here.....(Just under APM 2. or 2.7 or whatever the last one they made was. I mean It's kind of Ironic because 3DR followed the Maker format in which you create a community based on open…"
May 14
Will Snodgrass replied to yaughn's discussion apm 2.8 features and equipment in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Basically its a Chinese clone, so for the most part these guy will not help you. But I have to ask, If you went for the optical flow sensor and everything why not spend the $120 on a pixhawk knockoff? They almost always work, and fly a quad much…"
May 14
Will Snodgrass posted discussions
Apr 23
Will Snodgrass replied to Cala's discussion Pixhawk connectors in the group PIXHAWK
"I am new to the pixhawk and the wires plugs from my GPS are the same kind that were pictured a few posts ago......with tubing covering most on the wires. The only think is the Magnetometer plugged right in, but the GPS only fits with the plug off to…"
Apr 23
Will Snodgrass replied to Bernard J Vanterpool's discussion Telemetry not connecting in the group IRIS
"How did you connect the air module? Or are you using the V2 setup where both have USB connections.                                                                                                                  …"
Apr 21
Will Snodgrass replied to Cala's discussion Pixhawk connectors in the group PIXHAWK
Apr 20
Will Snodgrass replied to Bernard J Vanterpool's discussion Telemetry not connecting in the group IRIS
"You know I just went through a bunch of BS with a problem along the same lines. I had 3 different Ground modules and 2 Air modules and Telemetry is something Ive been using since day one. Now the weird thing is although the telemetry would connect…"
Apr 20
UAS_Pilot replied to Will Snodgrass's discussion Zeta FX-61 / Wing Wing 845mm in the group FX-61 Phantom
"I had on flying on a Mini APM. Flew nice. on a 1300mah 3s i was getting around 15min flights."
Mar 19
Will Snodgrass replied to Jeff Colhoun's discussion 4 in 1 esc replacement in the group IRIS
"I always buy at least one extra one extra motor an esd (or 2) because one will generally take the other one with it....."
Feb 14
Will Snodgrass replied to Robby's discussion Solar Powered Drone Project
"Your never going to get this to work using independent cells. There brittle, and need to be ran in series parallel and usually encased. I could however seeing something like that flying wing you can get with no real cargo compartment, and having it…"
Feb 14
Will Snodgrass replied to Justinclouds's discussion Low cost, high endurance, disposable fixed wing platform
"Personally I have been building the FX-61 flying wing (with some custom mods) for people (Farmers, wildlife conservationsist, surveyors) And I will include a hard case with a Surface Pro Tablet for telemetry and loading flight plans along with a 9xr…"
Feb 9
Will Snodgrass replied to yuvraj's discussion APM with Raspberry pi (connection) make as a WI-FI in the group ArduCopter User Group
"By wireless Im guessing that you are talking about 802.11x?  Even if you were to get it to work I dont think the range would be very far at all. I mean you can by a generic air/ usb groung telemetry kit off ebay for $25 that will give you way…"
Jan 25
Will Snodgrass replied to yuvraj's discussion APM with Raspberry pi (connection) make as a WI-FI in the group ArduCopter User Group
"I dont really understand what your trying to do. You can use one of the normal telemtery models and plug it into a USB to Mirco-USB adapters and then use one of the android apps. No raspeberry Pi needed.. I have been wondering if I can use  my…"
Jan 24
Will Snodgrass added a discussion to the group FX-61 Phantom
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Zeta FX-61 / Wing Wing 845mm

Has anyone else tried one of these out? I bought one just for something to play with and its pretty much a scaled down FX-61. In fact most are listed as FX-61 845mm planes but lately the "wing wing" (Which seems to be identical) has been popping up on amazon and other places. Just wondering if I should start out with a config file from my full size and also if anyone else has played with them....See More
Jan 23
Gary Hethcoat replied to Will Snodgrass's discussion How to actually get you APM driver into windows 8
"Installing the drivers is only half the problem.  On my system, the drivers won't work (after installation) unless I boot with the driver signatures disabled!!!  This is driving me crazy!  I'm on a laptop which needs to be…"
Jan 2

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Quadcopter APM2.5 Bixler w/ APM2.5
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Will Snodgrass's Blog

Drone toy is enough to stir up controversy

Posted on February 3, 2013 at 1:00pm 9 Comments

 

The stigma attached to the Buzzword Drone is still a hot button topic,even while shopping for a children's toy online.

HuffPost Explains:…

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GoPro and Gimbal

Posted on November 17, 2012 at 4:30pm 25 Comments

For those of us that have never seen a GoPro camera before, it's hard to imagine just how small this powerful mini really is.

What camera could be smaller while still  providing 10 MP, 1080p video at 60 fps all while packing an amazing wide angle lens? Gopro answered that themselves with there new lineup. Coming from $299 for the Gopro2, and…

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Windows 8 and how to get your APM2 working on it

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 1:00pm 11 Comments



This first part only happens to some..... so skip it if it does not apply

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My first problem with this started when downloading it. it apparently didn't recognize the .inf driver file so it associated it with notepad and gave it a .txt extension. of course you normally cant see it because know extensions are hidden. anyways,, after you fix that that, how to get it to run? the old tricks dont work, and I want a permanent one...so I read…

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