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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

PID's This might help AKA PID Theory

Started Jun 4, 2014 0 Replies

Ive been working on another project that uses a PID controller for a customer. I must admit I never Fully understood it until I read this. It will help you understand what they are and how they…Continue

Tags: APM, PID

Drones replace U.S. postal service...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Will Snodgrass Feb 16, 2013. 1 Reply

I got this from a conspiracy website, called No drones. If you ever wondered just how paranoid some people are about drones, check out these excerpts from the site:  Drones replacing U.S. postal…Continue


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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

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
Will Snodgrass commented on Samuel Cowen's video

Bungee Launching Phantom FX-61 Wing

"Do you have a closeup of where the bungee attaches to the phantom? Ive been thinking a hook but 1 I dont want problems releasing and 2 I dont want issues landing. "
Nov 16, 2014
Will Snodgrass commented on Guy McCaldin's blog post 3D Printed Anti Vibration Mount
"Thank You, But I figured that out last night. I didnt think my printer software had that feature.....but the new Repeiter Host is really nice. And I just picked up a E3D V6 which  has got to be the best hot end and nozzle ever made. My printer…"
Oct 25, 2014
Will Snodgrass commented on Guy McCaldin's blog post 3D Printed Anti Vibration Mount
"Has anyone else had trouble printing the top plate? I wish I knew how to flip it......Any chance someone has done this for the APM mount?"
Oct 24, 2014
Will Snodgrass replied to Damo's discussion 915mhz patch in the group ArduCopter User Group
"How are the new 915s vs the 900? And are they close enough to take the same antenna?"
Sep 19, 2014
Kent Kuhler replied to Will Snodgrass's discussion Kinect Snanner in the group 3D Printing Drone Parts
"I have played with a couple of 3D scanners.  I have tried using the Kinect from an XBox 360 and a 3D systems 3D sense scanner.  My impression is they are all fairly lacking at this point.  They do OK to poorly at scanning artistic…"
Sep 5, 2014
Will Snodgrass replied to obarrero's discussion Problems with auto take off in the group FX-61 Phantom
"I just got one of those launchers from hobby king, but I have yet to assemble it. Does anyone have thoughts or experiece with these? Also Im still wondering if I should run the stock motor and ESC with a 10x4.5 or if I should put in my 1400KV SK3…"
Sep 3, 2014
Robert Fenney replied to Will Snodgrass's discussion Kinect Snanner in the group 3D Printing Drone Parts
"Yes it could worth it but just understand the operating characteristics and structure your use-case for it."
Jul 27, 2014
Will Snodgrass replied to Will Snodgrass's discussion Kinect Snanner in the group 3D Printing Drone Parts
"I did not know that...but 99% of the software out there was written with the xbox version. They have changed the lenses....but then again when I had my 360 I had a lens adapter for small rooms. So I think It's more then worth it to give the…"
Jul 27, 2014

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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:…


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…


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


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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