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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

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

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healthyfatboy commented on Christiaan van Vollenstee's blog post DJI T600 Inspire - Hobbyking
"The main innovative thing they did was put all that stuff on a RTF platform. Like Hugues said, none of it is new, just now it's in an all-in-one package that someone can buy and use, which advances the hobby in one sense but doesn't really…"
Nov 17
healthyfatboy commented on Grant Morphett's blog post APM:Rover 2.47 Released
"@TCIII Yes, it is quite impressive and the 3 degree beamwidth is nice. It could tell the difference in distance of the empty shelves on our TV stand and the stand itself from 3 meters away. It's quite the nice sensor at a very affordable cost.…"
Nov 15
healthyfatboy commented on Christiaan van Vollenstee's blog post DJI T600 Inspire - Hobbyking
"Oh, I think the Inspire is pretty good for the price point. It's hard to argue that with digital transmission at that quality.  I didn't realize when you meant all those engineers that you were talking specifically about hardware as…"
Nov 14
healthyfatboy commented on Grant Morphett's blog post APM:Rover 2.47 Released
"I just got my LIDARLite in yesterday from PulsedLight and did a quick test of it on the Arduino and have to say it's quite amazing! It'll be perfect for using on a rover and it's great there is support for it in the code now.…"
Nov 14
healthyfatboy commented on Christiaan van Vollenstee's blog post DJI T600 Inspire - Hobbyking
"@mP1 I guess Pixhawk is a year old and out of date huh? I'm sure development of the AP codebase for Linux using a BBB and custom cape doesn't count towards moving tech forward either. I suppose they could put the cape files out there and…"
Nov 14
healthyfatboy commented on Oscar Avellaneda-Cruz's blog post Lost Developer Edition Iris on ebay...
"Wow, $481 for a developer edition doesn't seem too bad but it seems like a bit of a risk not knowing much about it other than they found it crashed in a tree."
Sep 14
healthyfatboy commented on Oscar Avellaneda-Cruz's blog post Lost Developer Edition Iris on ebay...
"I find it interesting how this topic calls it a developer edition. How is that? I'm also curious if it rained on this thing at all. I don't know what the weather is like in San Mateo but if it rained at all during those 3 weeks, the…"
Sep 10
Stephen Wuest commented on healthyfatboy's blog post Ground/Air Drone Delivery
"I can't see the desirability of complete drone delivery from a warehouse (I wouldn't want low level drone highways and their sky pollution). Robotic vehicle delivery seems feasible, but I don't see how drones would fit into that…"
Sep 10
healthyfatboy replied to Drone-University.com's discussion APM 2.5 vs FY41 lite in the group ArduPlane User Group
"It all depends on what your definition of sophistication is. If your expectation of a sophisticated autopilot is different than the developers or 3DR, then how are they supposed to manage your expectation? What exactly was marketed to you that you…"
Sep 5
healthyfatboy replied to Drone-University.com's discussion APM 2.5 vs FY41 lite in the group ArduPlane User Group
"So, what's your r/c experience and have you flown before you started putting together the 3DR stuff? I have two people who have NEVER done r/c before and they both got their APM/Pixhawk running on a quad just fine. They had other issues not…"
Sep 5
healthyfatboy replied to Drone-University.com's discussion APM 2.5 vs FY41 lite in the group ArduPlane User Group
"Glad you got something up and running. I'm sure the lack of a GCS in the FY41 is a pain but that's the way it goes. If you want more capability, expect more time to get it up and running. If you (not DU in particular but a generic you)…"
Sep 5
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."
Aug 30
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…"
Aug 28
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 "
Aug 27
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

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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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