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Brand New Genuine 3DR Telemetry Module V2 and Bluetooth Bridge

Started this discussion. Last reply by healthyfatboy Mar 2. 1 Reply

I have a brand new, genuine 3DR V2 telemetry module for sale along with a used Event38 Bluetooth Bridge so you can connect to your UAV through Bluetooth using your Android or PC.The 3DR telemetry…Continue

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

 

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healthyfatboy commented on Andrew Tridgell's blog post APM:Plane 3.6.0 released
"I just took a look at the plane and unless you have some odd variant with winglets or something odd, it shouldn't make any difference at all. The original Easy Star had dihedral in the wings to keep it stable and AP had no issues flying it. If…"
Sep 5

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healthyfatboy commented on Andrew Tridgell's blog post APM:Plane 3.6.0 released
"I've been dying to stick a Pixracer on a small 24" wing to stay under the 250g FAA registration limit. I've read a few compatibility issues with ArduPlane on the Pixracer from some of what I've seen here and with my research. It…"
Jun 12

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healthyfatboy replied to luis gonzalez's discussion Iris 2 blinking led lights in sequence
"If you loaded newer firmware, you probably have to calibrate everything (compass, accelerometer) before you can fly."
Jun 12

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healthyfatboy commented on Randy Sonnicksen's blog post Multi-Rotor Scalability
"What would be a more interesting study is to take a single quadrotor with a variety of battery sizes and test duration of flight (start with hover then maybe a mission) with various payloads to find the sweet spot for highest flight duration given a…"
Apr 24

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healthyfatboy replied to Greg's discussion Where can I find Iris+ motors? in the group IRIS
"I have a few motors if you need any. I have some spares from an Iris I never flew. Just send me a PM."
Apr 23

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healthyfatboy replied to Bob's discussion No RC Receiver message
"Were the APM's people are using purchased direct from 3DR or were they clones? If they were clones, they don't really have a reason to support it through typical support channels."
Apr 18

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healthyfatboy commented on Rob_Lefebvre's blog post Canberra UAV Demonstrates Helicopter Flight with Downstream FBL Controller
"It seems to me that *in general* when people use gas powered (insert favorite device here), people exercise more caution than when they use batteries. Those with knowledge of the potential danger in LiPos treat them with the respect they deserve but…"
Mar 11

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healthyfatboy commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Safe LiPo battery charging box on Kickstarter
"NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! WON'T SOMEONE THINK OF THE CHILDREN??????? These greedy battery and consumer electronics manufacturers must be held accountable! Phew, that was fun. Back to real life."
Mar 9

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healthyfatboy commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Safe LiPo battery charging box on Kickstarter
"It's actually $49 once you include shipping to the US for those interested. Still going to back the project but it would be good to know final costs with shipping since in this case, shipping essentially increases the price roughly 45% for even…"
Mar 8

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healthyfatboy replied to healthyfatboy's discussion Brand New Genuine 3DR Telemetry Module V2 and Bluetooth Bridge
"Sold"
Mar 2

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healthyfatboy posted a discussion

Brand New Genuine 3DR Telemetry Module V2 and Bluetooth Bridge

I have a brand new, genuine 3DR V2 telemetry module for sale along with a used Event38 Bluetooth Bridge so you can connect to your UAV through Bluetooth using your Android or PC.The 3DR telemetry module came from an Iris+ I purchsed but I have plenty of extra modules and have no need for it. It includes the micro USB OTG cable and antenna. I will include a 6-pin to 6-pin connector for it too so you can connect it to a Pixhawk.The Bluetooth Bridge is a great piece of equipment and what I used…See More
Mar 2

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healthyfatboy commented on Charles Blouin's blog post First affordable USB thrust stand available now!
"Darius, it's one thing to offer constructive criticism and it's another thing to criticize every single post that anyone puts up on this site that you show even partial interest in. You're critical of whatever was posted, calling it…"
Feb 23

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healthyfatboy replied to Aussie in AZ's discussion 3DR telemetry no longer supported by 3DR....options?
"Excellent! I assumed it would be okay but got caught up in thinking about WiFi for everything. While it can be convenient to have all data (control, telemetry, video) in one stream, having the better propagation through air (and walls to an extent)…"
Jan 29

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healthyfatboy replied to Aussie in AZ's discussion 3DR telemetry no longer supported by 3DR....options?
"What's the likelihood of the 900MHz modems becoming obsolete? I'm curious as I'm interested in purchased some RFD900+ modems but don't want to put the money down for them if we're moving away from that realm."
Jan 29

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healthyfatboy commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post Best watch this if you are in the USA, AMA caves on registration
"The response seems kind of ridiculous by the AMA but the FAA had to do something, even though it is pretty silly. The argument that we've gone 50 years without an incident seems okay but you also have to remember there was much less air…"
Jan 11

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healthyfatboy replied to Scooter's discussion Voltage on APM 2.6 with generic power module in the group ArduPlane User Group
"I've never cut the ground wire off the ESC before on any planes, multis, or rovers and never had an issue. However, I also run a separate BEC for the servos in all cases. What is a zero volt line? Do you mean ground? If you're getting some…"
Oct 29, 2015

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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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