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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

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

900MHz 2dBi Antennas

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jake Stew Apr 16, 2012. 3 Replies

Is there anything special about the antennas that are out of stock or can you can pick up any 900MHz RP-SMA antenna and use them with these? I'm considering ordering the parts without the antennas…Continue

 

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healthyfatboy commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post Pixhawk Prizes for Pronto Pair :- T3 Back to the Future Winners
"Wahoo! This is great! I guess Chris must have meant scale 100 mph for his go-kart??? Just kidding! Tom, I knew you were right there and have a faster vehicle than mine. Just bad luck with all the weather down there. There's no way I would be…"
17 hours ago
Dax Hafer commented on healthyfatboy's blog post Fotokite Phi Tethered Quadrotor on IndieGoGo
"By the way, that folding design that you came up with is AWESOME!!"
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Dax Hafer commented on healthyfatboy's blog post Fotokite Phi Tethered Quadrotor on IndieGoGo
"@Sergei, sounds like the Fotokite is a cool product with a specific purpose.  I wasn't comparing the CyPhy quads with the Fotokite.  One is civilian while the other is military.  I was simply responding to Toby's comment…"
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sergei lupashin commented on healthyfatboy's blog post Fotokite Phi Tethered Quadrotor on IndieGoGo
"Thanks for posting this! @Dax - the Fotokite is quite different from CyPhy stuff (apart from the price) in that we don't use GPS or have dependency on RF-based control. What happens is the tether is kept taut and the tension force is used as…"
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Superwalloon commented on healthyfatboy's blog post Fotokite Phi Tethered Quadrotor on IndieGoGo
"Fotokite has a proven pro tethered model where the power is provided from the ground, just have a look at their website. It is based on this experience, and public request, that Fotokite has decided to go with a commercial end-user model. The good…"
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Dax Hafer commented on healthyfatboy's blog post Fotokite Phi Tethered Quadrotor on IndieGoGo
"Toby there's a company called CyPhy Works that's been doing that for awhile now. I'm pretty sure there are a few posts on DIYDrones about the company. See one of their tethered drones here. http://cyphyworks.com/robots/eapf/"
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Toby Mills commented on healthyfatboy's blog post Fotokite Phi Tethered Quadrotor on IndieGoGo
"I've always wondered how feasible a tethered quad would be where power was supplied from the ground. If you lost the weight of the battery, how much copper cable could you lift to get unlimited flight times."
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healthyfatboy posted a blog post

Fotokite Phi Tethered Quadrotor on IndieGoGo

Looks really interesting! I like the fact that it gives accountability as to who is using it, seems relatively safe given the prop guards and the flexible props, and at least there won't be any flyaways! This was done by some guys that worked in ETH Zurich's lab.Here's the IndieGoGo link.…See More
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healthyfatboy commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post T3 Back to the Future
"Any updates on results?"
Aug 25

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healthyfatboy commented on leonardthall's blog post Printed high speed AVC copter and crash
"Out of curiosity, did you do the radio calibration? I had a similar issue when I made some changes in a quad once and once I realized I forgot to redo the calibration, that fixed my throttle issue."
Aug 22

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healthyfatboy commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post T3 Back to the Future
"Just as an update but here is a link to one of my better runs I got on video during the day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH5C6x9lYM0 I still had to take it out of auto once or twice during the run but you can see it navigating relatively well.…"
Aug 21

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healthyfatboy commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post T3 Back to the Future
"I just realized I may have okay video footage of one of my runs. It's not of either of the posted runs but one from a morning test run. I'll dig around for it and post it up tonight."
Aug 19

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healthyfatboy commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post T3 Back to the Future
"Tom, do you have your log you can post of the runs you did? I would be interested in seeing how straight they looked and how fast you went throughout. So, is today the cutoff? I haven't seen much activity lately so maybe? Still waiting on the…"
Aug 17

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healthyfatboy commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post T3 Back to the Future
"Alright, I'm finished giving it another go! I thought I would go 3S and see what I could come up with. I found I could get up to around 17 ms^-1 but I just don't have the space. It was iffy enough to find a 100m x 100m area but it's…"
Aug 15

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healthyfatboy commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post T3 Back to the Future
"Yeah, my time is better but even if I were to get a time faster than a plane, you have to remember they have a 200m x 200m while the rovers and 100m x 100m."
Aug 11

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healthyfatboy commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post T3 Back to the Future
"Okay, I went out and gave it another try to see if I could get it any faster. Here's the result. I knocked 57 seconds off the time for a total of 316 seconds. Not bad and it was running fairly well. Max speed was around 10.5-11 ms^-1 on the…"
Aug 10

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Fotokite Phi Tethered Quadrotor on IndieGoGo

Posted on August 27, 2015 at 5:37am 6 Comments

Looks really interesting! I like the fact that it gives accountability as to who is using it, seems relatively safe given the prop guards and the flexible props, and at least there won't be any flyaways! This was done by some guys that worked in ETH Zurich's lab.

Here's the IndieGoGo link.…

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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.

(Image pulled from his…

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