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Compassmot issues using CLI and MP

Started this discussion. Last reply by healthyfatboy Aug 2. 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. 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

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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

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healthyfatboy replied to Ted Morgan's discussion Crazy Magnetic Interference
"Are you sure it doesn't work? I ran it just fine on my TBS Disco using a 3DR Pixhawk and GPS/Compass combo."
Saturday
Cliff-E commented on healthyfatboy's blog post Ground/Air Drone Delivery
"Tethered is a fading option according to the FAA since it (quadcopters, etc..) is a vehicle that must provide thrust as means for flight. FAA realized a lot of folks, even military starting using tethered as a loop hole to balloons. I too have…"
Friday
vf171 commented on healthyfatboy's blog post Ground/Air Drone Delivery
"University of Cincinnati has been working on this concept already... http://www.uc.edu/news/NR.aspx?id=19929 "
Thursday
healthyfatboy commented on healthyfatboy's blog post Ground/Air Drone Delivery
"Gary, You make good points and I agree with you. This is just an idea of how one might do air delivery of items, granted it may not be as efficient in some cases. Maybe if you had a case where the home was a tenth of a mile or so from the road, it…"
Aug 27
Gary McCray commented on healthyfatboy's blog post Ground/Air Drone Delivery
"Also the tethered object thing is wrong, the FAA provides no specific exemption for tethered objects and treat them exactly like untethered ones. And that includes balloons and kites. They may eventually decide to do otherwise, but at this point in…"
Aug 27
Gary McCray commented on healthyfatboy's blog post Ground/Air Drone Delivery
"I doubt that Multicopter delivery of packages is ever going to become a common place occurrence. At most it will be used for either very special and important packages that need to be delivered under very singular circumstances, or for hype and…"
Aug 27
Daniel Lukonis commented on healthyfatboy's blog post Ground/Air Drone Delivery
"Good article. I'm sure automated trains, trucks and drones are going to be intertwined in product delivery. We (humans) are about land a robot on a comet flying thousands of miles per hour, millions of miles away. Hopefully we can land a robot…"
Aug 27
healthyfatboy posted a blog post

Ground/Air Drone Delivery

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 idea is interesting.What…See More
Aug 26
healthyfatboy replied to Shane's discussion Arducopter just not reliable.
"Thanks for confirming what I thought. Good to know I've been setting my stuff up so I potentially have less issues!"
Aug 25
healthyfatboy replied to Shane's discussion Arducopter just not reliable.
"Leonard, I completely agree with you here and that's what I do, but I'm curious why it wouldn't work with just the signal wire? I ask because the system should all have a common ground. With the ground of the ESC battery connection…"
Aug 25
healthyfatboy commented on Andrew Tridgell's blog post First flight of ArduPilot on Linux
"Curse you people! Now I'm going to have to get a BBB. At least I'll have something to replace in my Penguin in the future! Looking forward to further development."
Aug 21
healthyfatboy replied to Rolf Blomgren's discussion APM MavLink to FrSky X8R S.Port converter
"Okay, I downloaded everything, have the LUA firmware installed as I've tested other basic ones out, selected ApmTelem for LUA1, but how do you execute it to run everything? I know for other basic ones, I go to the SD card explorer and click on…"
Aug 20
healthyfatboy commented on Jose Luis Cortes's blog post Huge quadcopters can be attractive alternative to fixed wing for mapping and survey
"True, you could have someone CNC it for you but using a CNC machine isn't a cakewalk either. Not only that, buying all the aluminum can get costly if you don't already have scrap to deal with. While 112 hours is a long time, it's not…"
Aug 18
healthyfatboy replied to Rolf Blomgren's discussion APM MavLink to FrSky X8R S.Port converter
"For those interested, I found that this set of code from Christian Swahn worked. I actually took what worked from his code and then interested it into the original code in the FrSkySPort file. case 8: // First 2 cells if(ap_cell_count > 0) {…"
Aug 12
healthyfatboy commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Drone with rotating WiFi antenna can create airborne hotspot
"True, while you could do video over UHF, the antennas required for directional use would be prohibitively large. If you scale it down, you're going to have to use a different frequency to maintain the same level of gain. OTA HD TV is all around…"
Aug 8
healthyfatboy commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Drone with rotating WiFi antenna can create airborne hotspot
"To get the range, they're using a directional antenna. If you use a directional antenna, then you have to be able to point it, which is what they're trying to solve. Mounting one on an airplane would negate having the ability to point…"
Aug 8

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Ground/Air Drone Delivery

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