Will Snodgrass
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Balance your props!!!! Afterwards you slap yourself for not....

Started this discussion. Last reply by RPM yesterday. 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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RPM replied to Will Snodgrass's discussion Balance your props!!!! Afterwards you slap yourself for not....
"Yes and any time they come in contact with anything they shouldn't, consider them off. Grass, ground, leaves etc.."
yesterday
Will Snodgrass posted a discussion

Balance your props!!!! Afterwards you slap yourself for not....

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? Aside from the usual stuff, I would bet 90% of them actually take the time to balance there props.On a multi rotor your props are akin to your wings, and you dont want them wobbling and screwing up your motors and eventually your quad.Its ridiculously easy! You can get one on Amazon for $10 shipped…See More
yesterday
Will Snodgrass replied to vishnu's discussion Electricity generator for my project
"If you wanted to keep it up for long then Epo wouldnt work very well. Actually hobbyking released this carbon fliber with an option for a motor that might work. With a flying weight of 600 Gtsmd its pretty frickinf light.  "
Sunday
Will Snodgrass replied to vishnu's discussion Electricity generator for my project
"Your never going to get this thing to run off onboard power generator completely...But Ive often thought of putting individual solar cells (There very light and not that expensive, and theres plenty on ebay for making your own panels) on the surface…"
Saturday
Will Snodgrass replied to Justin M's discussion 3DR Iris Screwed Me Again! in the group IRIS
"(Disclaimer, I am not being condescending in any way) This is DIY Drones. Advanced drones are still relatively new, and take trial and error to fix. 3DR support Blows (I gave up on them a long time ago) but the forums dont. Chances are someone else…"
Friday
Will Snodgrass replied to Justin M's discussion 3DR Iris Screwed Me Again! in the group IRIS
"Put the mode one Lipo and then when you press cell its telling 1st your total voltage, then the next 3 are 3 cells that make up the battery.    (a 3S battery has 3 cells that together make up the total voltage, which is why its called 3s)…"
Jul 22
Will Snodgrass replied to Sefton's discussion Identifying bundled components - Some plugs dont look right.
"Id just buy the newer style telemetry for $50-79 so you dont have to butcher the mavlink plug. Also the one the APM plug is the air unit."
Jul 19
Simon Hedstrom replied to Will Snodgrass's discussion Glue in the group RVJet Users Group
"CA glue and activator spray works very well. I've mostl used medium to thick CA."
Jul 19
Will Snodgrass added 2 discussions to the group RVJet Users Group
Jul 18
Will Snodgrass replied to Alex Lee's discussion Pixhawk mounted in the group RVJet Users Group
"Have you tried recalibrating on a level surface? If for some reason that fails to work you could always calibrate it 20 degrees up...."
Jul 18
Will Snodgrass replied to Justin M's discussion 3DR Iris Screwed Me Again! in the group IRIS
"well put a load on it and run 3 or 4 batteries through it. Tethered would be best so you could raise the throttle without it getting so high that it would break if it fails."
Jul 16
Will Snodgrass replied to Justin M's discussion 3DR Iris Screwed Me Again! in the group IRIS
"Oh wow, I didn't know they had gotten quite so proprietary. But yeah I think a push pull system would go along ways towards cooling everything down."
Jul 7
Will Snodgrass replied to Justin M's discussion 3DR Iris Screwed Me Again! in the group IRIS
"I'm not sure what ESC's you are using, or what motors or voltage, but It seems to me like the ESC's get pretty hot, especially if your running ESC's that are right at the requirements of the motors. Ive noticed that If I just pay…"
Jul 7
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

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Quadcopter APM2.5 Bixler w/ APM2.5
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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:…

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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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