Will Snodgrass
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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 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. "
Monday
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
Will Snodgrass replied to Oliver Wetmore's discussion Underwater Quadcopter
"A quad is designed for the air. Why try to make one that will do both and just make 1 for underwater? I mean you would probably burn your motors/ESC just running them with that much resistance in water (like running a larger prop then your setup was…"
Aug 16
Will Snodgrass replied to amirhossein eshtiaghi's discussion LiPo battery issues in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Oh and buy Turnigy Nanotech or better Lipos. There only $10 more max, and they dont "Puff up" early like the cheaper ones.,"
Aug 16
Will Snodgrass replied to Taha Bin Asghar's discussion University Project on agriculture quadcopter in the group Agricultural UAVs
"Yeah but since is this project for a university and hes going for electrical engineering in school then He is going to need to build one himself.  BTW, The frame I showed in a hex design which would give you 2 more motors for lifting power and…"
Aug 16
Will Snodgrass replied to Taha Bin Asghar's discussion University Project on agriculture quadcopter in the group Agricultural UAVs
"I have that 3DR frame...But Honestly ALLOT of people run the Generic Flamewheel f450 for $15! on AMAZON. You can buy 2 so youll have spare parts! Then pick up 4 DJI motors and 4 ESC's on ebay For $78 That frame has a built in Power…"
Aug 15
Will Snodgrass replied to Vitali Fedotov's discussion Tricopter -no lift, no throttle in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Did you configure your ESC's?"
Aug 15
Will Snodgrass commented on Guy McCaldin's blog post 3D Printed Anti Vibration Mount
"I do want to thank you for making this contribution to the APM/Pixhawk/Drone Community. You created something That is truly the pinnacle of design for Vibration Damping and should be used in every drone out there. Not only that, but you submitted it…"
Aug 9
Will Snodgrass commented on Guy McCaldin's blog post 3D Printed Anti Vibration Mount
"I ended up ordering like 30 of the blue dampeners from hobbyking since they were so cheap, but only avalible in there china store. So when I got them I printed out 3 of the Variations, settle on the 2 I liked the most and just went wild and printed…"
Aug 9
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.."
Jul 27

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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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