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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

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

Camera Servo Wiring

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen R Mann Feb 19, 2013. 2 Replies

I'm not sure why I can't wrap my head around this, but I'm trying to attach the servos to RC 10 and 11. (I'm using the power module, JP1 is off)Obviously just plugging them in causes a brownout, But…Continue

9X No Solder programmer, 2 9x Reciever modules, 1 TX module, Backlight LED

Started this discussion. Last reply by Will Snodgrass Feb 14, 2013. 7 Replies

AS the title says, I have a Smartie parts 9X No solder programming board w/ usb interface (sans screws) 2 RX modules (Brand new, never used) and 1 TX module for the 9x (also never used) As well as a…Continue

 

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Will Snodgrass commented on Guy McCaldin's blog post 3D Printed Anti Vibration Mount
"I would order bulk amount of the bushings, and just starts selling them yourself. It's by far the best design I have ever seen, And after seeing it I don't really know how you could improve upon it."
Oct 30, 2013
Will Snodgrass commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post Trappy's Counsel File Motion To Dismiss
"Question. How can you be flying professionally and not making any kind of money at the same time? Your obviously no doing it for your profession, if your not doing as a service, or as part of your profession. Right? "
Oct 30, 2013
Will Snodgrass commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Phantom pilot arrested
"No not really. What he did was reckless and endangered the populous below by creating a an object falling out of the sky. If someone decided to through there cell phone off the 40th floor he would be guilty of the same thing. Note that the charge…"
Oct 30, 2013
Will Snodgrass commented on AKRCGUY's blog post Another Noob pilot wrecking it for the rest of us...
"But that's totally off topic. I have a problem with associating what this guy did with the word drone. This guy was flying a Radio Controlled Multi with a camera and some sort of video link. True with a multi you need assistance flying it,…"
Oct 30, 2013
Will Snodgrass commented on AKRCGUY's blog post Another Noob pilot wrecking it for the rest of us...
"If cars had only been invented today, cities would not be more densley populated, or cleaner. IT takes a hell of allot of infrastructure to service densely populated areas. Even with trains and cargo ships, trucks are used to get the products to…"
Oct 30, 2013
Butch Lucas replied to Will Snodgrass's discussion Turnigy HAL Frame
"14X12X228mm"
Oct 9, 2013
Jon von Weymarn replied to Will Snodgrass's discussion MinimOSD AND Telemetry
"I chose to do this on my APM1. So now i have 4 rows of pins that I can connect to telemetry, OSD, IOboard and who knows what else. This worked great with telemetry and OSD for a while but now there are some problems. Might be related to Arducopter…"
Sep 13, 2013
Will Snodgrass commented on Earl's blog post CAUTION ..I REALLY mean it !
"Charging bags are a good idea.  Also a small fire extinguisher (which EVERYONE should have in there house anyways) works much better then water, and doesn't spread acid laden liquid everywhere "
Aug 18, 2013
Will Snodgrass replied to Coen's discussion Which propellers from hobbyking can I buy for ArduCopter? in the group ArduCopter User Group
"No man, the best props I have EVER used are the carbon reinforced GemFam that were easy to find at one time, but not as much any more.But now Amazon sells them. You have to buy 2 packs.1 4 pack of Cw HERE, And one matching set of 4 CCW props…"
Aug 15, 2013
Gabriel Garcia replied to Will Snodgrass's discussion MinimOSD AND Telemetry
"Hi Francis, I have the same problem, I mean APM 2.6 + RCTimer telemetry without cable. have you found a solution? thanks  "
Aug 9, 2013
Will Snodgrass replied to Kevin's discussion Need help finding better antennas in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Click here for some good SWR info in laymen s term's. Usually the easiest way to adjust the SWR is to adjust the length of the antenna and/or coax.....but for our purposes antenna is the most relevant. They actually make like1/4"…"
Jul 27, 2013
Will Snodgrass replied to Kevin's discussion Need help finding better antennas in the group ArduCopter User Group
"John is right on the money, Awhile back I was into radio comunication......And the first thing I bought was an SWR/Power meter. It is simply a MUST HAVE. Plus if it was $98 for my unit in 1994, Im sure it can be had for $15 today. You can spend…"
Jul 27, 2013
Will Snodgrass replied to Kevin's discussion Need help finding better antennas in the group ArduCopter User Group
"I know that awhile back there was some talk that some company sent 3DR a 900 MHZ amp and it worked out well.....does anyone have links to any antennas? "
Jul 25, 2013
Will Snodgrass commented on Jeff Taylor's blog post Parachute Recovery Tests
"When I fist got into Arducopter I was playing around using one with a some sort of mini self (9V) powered arduino para shoot that would go into a rather small cylindrical (I'm thinking like the the round boxes they ship posters in, but cut into…"
Jul 2, 2013
Will Snodgrass posted a discussion

Arducopter quad and Hex battery and gimbal location.

    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 2, the fact there just isn't that much room under say, an Arducopter (i.e, the battery). There are holes drilled on the outside edge a few inches from the middle of each center plate.....but that would cause the quad to be out of balance.Of course the sweet spot for mounting a  gimbal is where the…See More
Jun 30, 2013

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Chris Anderson commented on Will Snodgrass's blog post Windows 8 and how to get your APM2 working on it
"John. No worries. I'll PM you the entire thread from our ticketing system and restart the replacement process. It's best to work via email so that there's a record and we can avoid confusion like this.  -Chris"
Apr 28, 2013

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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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