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config files

Started Jun 23 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. 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 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

Arducopter quad and Hex battery and gimbal location.

Started Jun 30, 2013 0 Replies

    2  Things got me interested in battery placement. The fist being a multicopter that I saw where the battery was on  a stand supported a few inches above in the exact center of the copter.....and…Continue

 

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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
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
Robert Fenney replied to Will Snodgrass's discussion Kinect Snanner in the group 3D Printing Drone Parts
"Just to clarify the windows kinect and the xbox kinect are are different. The windows version has a much closer detection range than the xbox version. It is expected that the user of the windows version will be closer to the kinect than a person…"
Jul 26
Will Snodgrass added 2 discussions to the group 3D Printing Drone Parts
Jul 26
Will Snodgrass replied to Andrew Collins's discussion Getting an affordable 3D Printer? in the group 3D Printing Drone Parts
"I bought the Solidoodle 4 (the back one) for 999, this week they dropped it to 699 on their website, and 599 Refurbished. I think their dropping what would be a more expensive printer to meet market pricing. They have exellent support and Highly…"
Jul 26
Will Snodgrass replied to Andrew Collins's discussion Getting an affordable 3D Printer? in the group 3D Printing Drone Parts
"Ive been going back and forth between the simple metal ($599) and the Davinci ($529) bot from Amazon  and  both are Amazon Prime which means free second day air shipping and easy returns.  I was going to go with the simple...but In…"
Jul 17
Will Snodgrass posted a discussion

config files

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 setup it overwrites all the values for EVERTHING. So basically Im back to square one. and my quad is one oscilation rollercoaster. Its probably something simple....but any ideas?See More
Jun 23
Will Snodgrass replied to Bill Howie's discussion Mavlink connection in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Ok here how to setup a Mavlink: Insert in a free usb slot (I have on my desk for such occasions) your Ground Mavlink (The one with the USB) and install the drivers. Now open up mission planner and go up to the com ports and select whatever com your…"
Jun 15
Will Snodgrass replied to Diego's discussion HELP ! Apm 2.5.2 external 3w LEDs/ Buzzer
"Okay so Im still wondering if I can plug the power and ground into the apm....But for the rest:   A7 is the motor so that will be white, (so I will use a 3 pin connector with 1 plugged into ground, the other into signal and the power slot will…"
Jun 12
Will Snodgrass replied to Diego's discussion HELP ! Apm 2.5.2 external 3w LEDs/ Buzzer
"Honestly Im really shocked and suprised that no one has answered this. Last year I was a Moderator on these forums and I helped EVERYONE that asked a question that crossed my "radar" (AKA the Forums I frequented). Ive been AFK as far as…"
Jun 11
Will Snodgrass replied to Kate's discussion Building my first hexacopter
"Oh, I did not know that. I like it though. :)"
Jun 8
Will Snodgrass replied to Kate's discussion Building my first hexacopter
"Honestly I didn't know if you were male or female. Ive never heard the name before and in global society allot of time names can be interchangable. either way. to me this (the Net) is OUR world. It just happens that allot of time some of use…"
Jun 7
Will Snodgrass replied to Will Snodgrass's discussion f450 (Flamewheel 450 quad) Configuration, config file
"Here is a picture of the Vibration isolating mount platform I got from Shapeways. The first one was made and 3d printed by one of our members, but it required some bushings from hobby king and they were always out of stock, plus you had to pay for…"
Jun 7
Will Snodgrass posted a discussion

f450 (Flamewheel 450 quad) Configuration, config file

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 nice 3D printed units4 2812 1000 kv motors4 20 amp ESC's w/ simonk4000mah 3s batteryfrsky radio3dr telemetrySome basic landing legs (plastic)I know allot of people use this frame with their APM, So I made a title that would come up in most searches for people with this setup.What I want to do is have…See More
Jun 7
Will Snodgrass replied to Kate's discussion Building my first hexacopter
"Okay Im sure by the members photos and names Ive seen you have more men then women on here. The fact that an apparently very smart woman (who loves Stargate, which is partly why im giving her extra help) Has joined our community is a GOOD THING.…"
Jun 7
Will Snodgrass replied to Kate's discussion Building my first hexacopter
"Oh and if not a quad...theres the X8 from 3DR.....But you dont need it unless your lifting 10 go pros!"
Jun 5

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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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