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Compassmot issues using CLI and MP

Started this discussion. Last reply by healthyfatboy Aug 2, 2014. 1 Reply

My setup:TBS Disco with a Pixhawk3DR GPS/compass combo3DR Power Module running a 4S systemV1 3DR Air telemetry module connected to Telem1Teensy 3.1 connected to Telem2 going to FrSky X8R for…Continue

For Sale: Event38 Bluetooth Bridge Telemetry (915MHz)

Started this discussion. Last reply by healthyfatboy Jul 23, 2014. 1 Reply

I have a like new Bluetooth Bridge telemetry setup for sale. Instead of using an OTG USB adapter to connect your 3DR telemetry radio, you can connect wirelessly through Bluetooth to your Android…Continue

Tags: Bluetooth, 915MHz, Telemetry

RCTimer 433 MHz Radios

Started May 12, 2014 0 Replies

I have a pair of 433 MHz radios for sale. Tested to make sure they work and then have been in a box since. Get them for half price and much faster.$22 shipped in the CONUS.Continue

Newbie Tuning, Warnings, and Upgrading Questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by mack goodman Dec 4, 2013. 18 Replies

I have several questions and issues I ran in to while tuning my plane this weekend. I'm flying a Finwing Penguin and with the stock PID's, it seemed to fly just fine but I wanted it tuned the best I…Continue

 

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healthyfatboy commented on Simon's blog post Its every drone owner’s worst nightmare — the batteries going flat over the ocean.
"Same thoughts as Acorn. I think it was staged to get views, although it may have happened spontaneously, I have my doubts. @kolin, Uh, the APM has that feature too so while it may seem stupid, for people that don't fly over the ocean or…"
Apr 22
healthyfatboy commented on Andreas Jochum's blog post Electro Permanent Magnet Cargo Gripper got a lot better!
"That was really vague. My plane has an APM, not my EPM having an APM. I actually have always been interested in sticking a few on a rover to move payloads around and pick them up. There's not much of a weight restriction with an RC truck so it…"
Apr 9
healthyfatboy commented on Andreas Jochum's blog post Electro Permanent Magnet Cargo Gripper got a lot better!
"I should stick one on my plane too. I have a V2 I can try, although it only has an APM and not a Pixhawk."
Apr 9
healthyfatboy commented on Roger Sollenberger's blog post New 3DR Drone Coming 4.13.15!
"You can also see that what's on top with the array of lights also looks like a battery pack of some sort. There are two spares in the case with the same row of lights on it. Looks like it just slides on and off for a quick swap. Maybe some of…"
Apr 7
healthyfatboy commented on Roger Sollenberger's blog post New 3DR Drone Coming 4.13.15!
"Hmmm...wondering if I should cancel my Splash Drone pledge in Kick starter now. Its $824 for the RTF on there but this looks mighty intriguing."
Apr 7
healthyfatboy commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Google scraps VTOL design, back to the drawing board
"JB, I agree that as you move away from fossil fuels and the like, things will have to change, and they will. Given the current system we have in place, there's no way the automotive industry and all the politicians associated with them or…"
Mar 20
healthyfatboy commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Google scraps VTOL design, back to the drawing board
"Schweeb might be more efficient as you say and also show through some efficiency numbers but you also have to take into account all the infrastructure that's currently not there that needs to be built to even have that system be considered a…"
Mar 20
healthyfatboy commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Google scraps VTOL design, back to the drawing board
"What's more realistic is having fully autonomous cars going around town. Sure, you could say there will be more congestion but if cars are autonomous and we end up with robot taxis taking everyone everywhere instead of having a human drive, you…"
Mar 19
healthyfatboy commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Drone vs Drone: "Net cannon" copter captures another
"What happens when this netted multi is falling over a populated area? Granted, this didn't happen in the US but as far as I know, we're not supposed to shoot anything from a flying vehicle either. I assume the "rules" don't…"
Mar 18
healthyfatboy replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"He mentioned earlier but HDOP is indicated by the flashing satellite. Anything over 2.0 causes the GPS icon to blink so it's already included."
Mar 4
healthyfatboy commented on Patrick Meier's blog post Can This Unique Conservation Drone Be Used for Disaster Response?
"I would be interested in the power train as well. If the plane they are using is what is pictured, that is definitely a Penguin. The size of the battery, the motor, and prop specs would be nice to have. It looks stock otherwise while the inside,…"
Feb 13
healthyfatboy replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"Okay, makes sense."
Feb 4
healthyfatboy replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"Out"
Feb 4
healthyfatboy replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"The classic $10 witespy board is what I have and both worked just fine."
Feb 3
healthyfatboy replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"I like Tiny and Digital that you can see here. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=30071138&postcount=528 I'm using tiny as it maximizes the video I can see but I really like the look of digital as well. Give one of those a try. I…"
Feb 2
healthyfatboy replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"Is this a specific character set that you're wanting to use? If so, where did you get it and which one? I have been following the various RCG threads and found that with the newest firmware for plane, one of the charsets don't work quite…"
Feb 2

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Ground/Air Drone Delivery

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 6:17pm 7 Comments

With all this talk about Amazon and other less serious drone delivery concepts out there, there has been a large amount of discussion regarding the feasibility of delivering a package via drone for same day delivery or general delivery. While I don't think this is really all that feasible from a logistical or safety point of view, the…

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Ground Based OSD

Posted on March 23, 2012 at 9:07pm 10 Comments

So after reading through the comments on this post, it got me thinking about the possibility of using the MinimOSD, or soon to be released jDrones MiniOSD, on the ground to have one less item up in the air. The appeal of keeping the aircraft…

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Inexpensive Thermal Camera

Posted on March 22, 2011 at 6:09pm 6 Comments

I don't know how useful this would be but I thought it would be something that could be attached to a quadrotor to do some thermal analysis for a home to determine how to increase the efficiency of the heating and cooling systems by reducing the losses around windows and doors.

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