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RCTimer 433 MHz Radios

Started May 12 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

Brand New 3DR Air/Ground Radios (915 MHz)

Started this discussion. Last reply by healthyfatboy Feb 13. 4 Replies

Genuine 3DR 915MHz radios for sale. Includes one air and ground module along with the antennas. Never used and sat in a box.$60 shipped in the CONUS.Continue

Tags: MHz, new, 900, 915, telemetry

Full APM 2.5+ Set

Started this discussion. Last reply by healthyfatboy Nov 9, 2013. 1 Reply

I have a brand new 3DR APM 2.5+ set for sale. It has the XT-60 power module, 3DR radios, MediaTek GPS, USB cables. The APM has side pins. This is not a clone but a genuine 3DR setup.$215 shipped in…Continue

Tags: 3DR., GPS, APM

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 replied to Randy's discussion AC-3.1 autotune support discussion
"Leonard, Any chance you can take a look at the logs from my autotune from Friday? I've tried multiple times and couldn't get it working at all and am stumped. I have it tuned alright but it would be nice to compare values to what autotune…"
yesterday
healthyfatboy commented on Fabian Briese's blog post Three Arducopter with one transmitter
"You could do something similar to what Daemon did on RCG groups using a Taranis, although you're basically maxed out at 2 quad unless you get really fancy with your programming."
Saturday
healthyfatboy replied to Randy's discussion AC-3.1 autotune support discussion
"Okay, here are the logs. Log 1 Log 2 I also just checked the CG and it looks like it wasn't balanced front to back properly but it's pretty close side to side so I'm not sure why it wouldn't get the PIDs properly for roll and…"
Friday
healthyfatboy replied to Randy's discussion AC-3.1 autotune support discussion
"I have the same issue as Papayou. I'm flying a TBS Disco on 4S, DJI 920kV motors, DJI 30A Opto ESC, DJI 10x4.5 props, Pixhawk, GoPro Hero 2, FatShark 250mW 5.8GHz and a FatShark FPV camera. Using an X6R for the receiver and also have a Teensy…"
Friday
healthyfatboy replied to Andrew Collins's discussion Getting an affordable 3D Printer? in the group 3D Printing Drone Parts
"For ABS vs. PLA: PLA is easier to learn to print with and is easy to get up and running. It doesn't really smell, is biodegradable (if you care), and is more forgiving when you start to learn to print. However, it has a lower melting point so…"
Friday
healthyfatboy commented on wayne garris's blog post techpos summer sale July 15-31
"Hmmm....now I'm really going to have to consider picking one up while they're on sale. The $80 discount is definitely nice. I may have to sell a plane to do it though!"
Jul 16
healthyfatboy replied to Andrew Collins's discussion Getting an affordable 3D Printer? in the group 3D Printing Drone Parts
"Get a Printrbot Simple in metal. I had one of the first wood ones and after building and setting it up, it was a pretty reliable printer. They've only gotten better and for the price, it's great. They're an established company and…"
Jul 16
healthyfatboy commented on wayne garris's blog post techpos summer sale July 15-31
"@Gary The Finwing Penguin is a $250 plane with the upgraded motor and 40A ESC last time I checked and not a mil spec grade UAV, although if mine were, that would be great! You must be thinking of something else... Okay, downward facing camera is…"
Jul 15
healthyfatboy commented on wayne garris's blog post techpos summer sale July 15-31
"How does this fly compared to a Penguin? I've always been interested in checking it out but now with the price change, I might have to. I'm curious about space in the fuse, flight characteristics, extra camera options, durability, and ease…"
Jul 15
healthyfatboy commented on Jack Crossfire's blog post Brushless direct drive rover
"Wow! This is definitely DIY stuff and excellent!"
Jul 12
healthyfatboy commented on Bill Piedra's blog post FAA Interpretation of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft - Time Running Out for Comments on regulations.gov
"Alright, must be me then. I'll do it tonight."
Jul 11
healthyfatboy commented on Bill Piedra's blog post FAA Interpretation of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft - Time Running Out for Comments on regulations.gov
"So, is it because I'm at work that I can't access that page or is it not working for everyone else?"
Jul 11
healthyfatboy commented on Bill Piedra's blog post FAA Interpretation of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft - Time Running Out for Comments on regulations.gov
"With regard to 55k members, my guess is less than 10% have even logged on in the last year, although I could be wrong. It would be a lot more interesting and useful to see active user numbers than the normal "we're at 55,000 members…"
Jul 11
healthyfatboy commented on Demetris Zavorotnitsienko's blog post OSRC on the Hack A Day contest
"I guess things must have changed since I last read about it 3 years ago. There was a debate with renatoa on RCG about whether or not you were including the touch screen and at the time, it was going to be put in without an option but I guess a few…"
Jul 10
healthyfatboy commented on Demetris Zavorotnitsienko's blog post OSRC on the Hack A Day contest
"Hasn't this been in development for three years and on pre-order for at least a year? I remember reading about this long ago but am surprised it still hasn't been released. With the Taranis having many of the same functions (aside from…"
Jul 9
healthyfatboy commented on Thomas J Coyle III's blog post Now this exists: A 3-D-printed drone
"Right, it doesn't make sense for a larger drone but in the military, things aren't getting bigger but smaller and with the smaller size, they each become less expensive per unit and multiply in number so in those instances, it really does…"
Jul 9

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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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