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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

Brand New Seeed GPRS/GSM Shield for Arduino

Started this discussion. Last reply by healthyfatboy Oct 31, 2013. 1 Reply

I have a brand new Seeed GPRS shield for an Arduino that I don't need. Never opened. Just add a SIM and get programming with it. This is not the V2.0 shield but an earlier revision, I believe it's a…Continue

Tags: Seeed, GPRS, GSM, Arduino


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healthyfatboy commented on Guy McCaldin's blog post 3D Printed Pitot Tube Mount, GPS Mount and 9XR Tablet Mount
"Guy, How did you get this to print? I'm trying to print v1.5 and v1.9 and can't get either of them to finish. If I use support, then I end up with support material on the inside of the pitot holder. Without support, I can't get the…"
healthyfatboy replied to eaurouge's discussion Genuine 3DR APM 2.6 + Power Module + uBlox GPS with Compass
"How much for just the compass/GPS combo along with the cables?"
Apr 8
healthyfatboy replied to Andrew's discussion For Sale: APM 2.5, GPS, Radio, Motors, SimonK ESCs, Props, FPV Camera, OSD, Power Module
"Interested in the 3DR radio air module."
Apr 8
healthyfatboy commented on Hai Tran's blog post 3D Printed TBS Discovery Brushless Gimbal
"Did you ever post the files for this?"
Apr 6
healthyfatboy commented on Steve's blog post 3D Printable Folding Micro H-Quad
"What FC are you using on it? It might be fun to have something tiny to FPV."
Apr 2
healthyfatboy commented on Gerard Toonstra's blog post Accuracy evaluation: is better than 5cm possible with uav's?
"Did you use a gimbal for these pictures or just a fixed mount for your Canon?"
Apr 2
healthyfatboy commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Just $1,000 to go (in one day) to get real lasers with LIDAR-Lite!
"I've backed it myself too and am looking forward to getting one soon. I was skeptical they would get the goal a few days ago but it's great they are <$1k from their target now."
Mar 29
healthyfatboy replied to Randy's discussion AC3.1 & blown 3.3V regulator (was AC3.1-rc5 SPI speed problem)
"I figured 3.5V was pretty close but this is a board that won't run any firmware at all. I'm just troubleshooting to see if it might be salvageable and just came across this post. I may give this a try…"
Mar 2
healthyfatboy replied to Randy's discussion AC3.1 & blown 3.3V regulator (was AC3.1-rc5 SPI speed problem)
"Is a voltage reading of 3.5V on that 3.3V line indicative of a blown regulator? I'm troubleshooting for a friend and found the recent post on just removing the regulator and powering it externally from a 3.3V source. I figured why not since…"
Mar 2
healthyfatboy commented on Mike Machado's blog post Announcing MAVBoard Indiegogo Campaign
"Excellent. I'll save myself the $20 on the Teensy and stay put for a couple of months for MAVBoard. In the meantime, I'll be putting my plane back together after my broken hand heals :("
Feb 28
healthyfatboy commented on Mike Machado's blog post Announcing MAVBoard Indiegogo Campaign
"I backed your project. Looks great! Before I go spending more money, will this MAVBoard work in place of the Teensy 3.1 as shown in this post? If so, I won't worry about…"
Feb 28
healthyfatboy commented on Mike Machado's blog post Announcing MAVBoard Indiegogo Campaign
"So, will you be fulfilling these orders even if you don't get all the funding? That's the only thing I've always wondered about with flexible funding campaigns on IGG."
Feb 27
healthyfatboy commented on Bot Thoughts's blog post Give All the Robots Eyes to See! OpenMV.
"Excellent! I'm looking forward to getting my Pixy soon but I would love to have another camera I could mess around with and will definitely be supporting you when you go on Kickstarter. The points Gary makes are great about lens changes and…"
Feb 18
healthyfatboy commented on holy's blog post 3d printed mini quadcopter
"Not to sound mean at all, and I don't really care that you don't post the files, but isn't a lot of what comes from this site and is also shared open? I can understand how we should go and make something ourselves to share but if…"
Feb 16
healthyfatboy commented on Sandro Benigno's blog post Canon DIY External Battery Adapter
"Excellent! I have been interested in a way to do this but now I won't need to! Great job."
Feb 16
healthyfatboy replied to healthyfatboy's discussion Brand New 3DR Air/Ground Radios (915 MHz)
Feb 13

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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…


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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