Will Snodgrass
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  • Santa Maria, CA
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Balance your props!!!! Afterwards you slap yourself for not....

Started this discussion. Last reply by RPM Jul 27. 1 Reply

For the longest time I considered this a waste of time, and something that was probably a huge hassle and not worth it. Want to know why some people have copters that dont wobble and fly perfect?…Continue

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

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 replied to climr's discussion Loiter drifting, please help diagnose in the group ArduCopter User Group
" Put the PGS/MAG on a pedestal if you can. Also running the autotrim (not Autotune) might solve your problem "
Sep 13
Will Snodgrass replied to Robert Giordano's discussion How to Launch Arducopter, IRIS, or SOLO from a Boat in the group ArduCopter User Group
"2 points. 1. Is that when you can RTL from a boat, I would fly the copter as close as possible before hitting RTL, so that the boat hasnt had a chance to moved much since it acuired its GPS fix. (Now I am making the assumption that the newer RTL…"
Sep 11
Will Snodgrass replied to Robert Giordano's discussion Dynamic RTL? Can APM or Pixhawk do it? Can Tower do it?? DJI Inspire has it! in the group ArduCopter User Group
"1. Being as how RTL is coded to return to certain point, Im sure you could code a secon (Think RTL2 that returns to a different point....but It appears its already being looked at. 2 If you have a quad or other multirotor.....Pixhawk has become a…"
Sep 11
Will Snodgrass replied to Hugues's discussion 3D printed Talon gliding pad cover in the group X-UAV Talon
" foam safe ca is what I use for gluing 3d printed stuff to my plane "
Sep 7
Will Snodgrass replied to Barrie Clarke's discussion HK mega 2.7 in the group ArduCopter User Group
"His person is completely valid. Last I checked this is an open source software site and the hardware for his 2.7 an exact copy of the 2.6 and all the things that apply to a 3DR apm apply to it."
Sep 7
Will Snodgrass replied to Cala's discussion Load a Mission planner mission in Tower it's possible? Yeeessss!!!! in the group Tower (Droidplanner)
"I think maybe your over complicated things. If you load the mission to APM (or pix) at your house then there still in there when you get to where you going. Can you just hit auto (or whatever) without reloading waypoints that are already in the IMU?…"
Sep 3
Will Snodgrass replied to amirhossein eshtiaghi's discussion APM 2.6 Calibration in the group ArduCopter User Group
"ID say about 90% or more of knockoffs work just fine. And 3DR has made there money and doesnt support (for copters anways) now.  Although for planes its still works great because the code is way smaller and doesnt have to run as fast. So…"
Sep 3
Will Snodgrass replied to Noah Dalton's discussion Drone Clearing Snow off Solar Panels
"Maybe your making this to complicated. If you can remotely control a drone then why not remotely control a heater?"
Sep 1
Will Snodgrass replied to Taha Bin Asghar's discussion University Project on agriculture quadcopter in the group Agricultural UAVs
"I dunno, you may want to go with a multicopter. Or maybe a maybe an octocopter with 4 arms and motors on top and bottom. "
Aug 23
Will Snodgrass replied to Beatriz's discussion About Ground Control Station User Experience
"AKA Surface Pro "
Aug 20
Will Snodgrass replied to Beatriz's discussion About Ground Control Station User Experience
" Stay the hell away from the RT....It's a stripped down piece of junk. But if you get a Surface (1 or 2 are basically the same) on ebay for $180 to $300..And thats with a core I5 CPU and an SSD drive. Beats most laptops. Anyways it has…"
Aug 20
Will Snodgrass replied to Beatriz's discussion About Ground Control Station User Experience
"I just picked up one those Aluminum cases from Harbor Frieght, Picked up a surface one and made a mount for it (they can be for $200)  I also have an lcd panel I score of a laptop I was going to use with a pi.....but now I am thing of just…"
Aug 20
Will Snodgrass replied to Antti Latva's discussion APM negative altitude in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Try saving your values and redoing your firmware"
Aug 19
Will Snodgrass replied to MC's discussion EMERGENCY: Lost Iris+ in the group IRIS
"You really should invest in a tablet. a 10.1" Motorola Zoom with Verizon LTE  (or set up your phone as a hotspot) can be had on ebay for $80 to $100 and supports USB. Another good option (Especially since you can set up your drone from the…"
Aug 16
Will Snodgrass replied to Skymata's discussion Permit to Fly Drone for Aerial Photography business
"Ok So what about flying over private land with the owners consent (Like A farm) and staying under 400 feet. That should be Private airspace and not require any permit right? I mean maybe draw up a paper for the own to sign that gives you permission…"
Aug 16
Will Snodgrass replied to Oliver Wetmore's discussion Underwater Quadcopter
"Why keep the camera inside? A go pro in a waterproof case with a signal wire ran into the ROV would solve allot of problems "
Aug 16

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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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