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mquintilian commented on Armen Poghosov's blog post Gas+electric hybrid multi-copters ...
"Most hobby IC engines put out much less power than there rated for. Anyone who has compared nitro and electric rc cars will know this. Electric RC cars have waaayyyy more power than there nitro equivalents (size, weight), longer run times (compared…"
Oct 31, 2013
mquintilian commented on Jeff Wurzbach's blog post Misadventures in power electronics
"I received a esc with the cap soldered on backwards causing it to explode when plugged in."
Jun 11, 2013
mquintilian commented on CrashingDutchman's blog post Project 'Volare' on Kickstarter
"Here's the build log It appears there actually building a scale model of a cargo transport yeah. Well at least they aren't asking for 180,000"
Feb 10, 2013
mquintilian commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Kickstarter project for a "Smart-Pod" UAV pod
"Why would you need 180,000$ to fund the production of 1000$ pieces of foam? It kinda makes me suspicious. There "ruggedized" airframe looks a radian pro.  What annoys me the most is the deliberate attempt…"
Feb 7, 2013
mquintilian commented on Christiaan van Vollenstee's blog post The most silly yet serious protest
"1. If you watch the whole thing you'd realize it's not anti drone 2. 3DR robotics(DIY drones) agreed to be in this video. 3. Chris Anderson (founder and in the video) has posted it here himself saying it was a video that he liked."
Feb 1, 2013
mquintilian commented on Gabe's blog post Autonomous gas powered heavy lift quadcopter we are calling HLQ
"Very cool but even though a gas engine may say it puts out 12.6 HP, they don't put out nearly that amount especially the two stroke gassers. I'd be surprised if the engine there using is able to put out 6hp"
Jan 29, 2013
mquintilian replied to John Dell's discussion Naza M vs. APM 2
"I just want to put in my feedback as I have used both also on there recommend platforms (3DR quad, F450 flamewheel) using default PI values but I do not have the gps on the Naza  Stability The Naza's stability is a tad better but The Apm…"
Dec 26, 2012
mquintilian commented on Chris Anderson's blog post APM-based 'Burrito Bomber"
"@Philippe Petit  It looks like there just generating a way point file  and triggering a servo when it reaches that way point like you would when you're using a camera"
Dec 9, 2012
mquintilian commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Introducing the new better, cheaper APM 2.5+ kit (with power supply/sensor, enclosure, new GPS)
"does the power module only work for the apm 2.5?"
Nov 23, 2012
mquintilian commented on Jason Short's blog post Arducopter 2.7 Auto-Flip
"hmm. I tried this today with my 3dr quad. It gained altitude correctly and slowly started rolling in the direction to start a flip but it never rolled hard enough for it to go past 90 degrees. Do I need to change some values?"
Nov 21, 2012
mquintilian commented on Silvio's blog post New Hexacopter Build
"how did you get all black motors? "
Nov 4, 2012
mquintilian commented on Chris Anderson's blog post "$40,000-$60,000"?
""The LifeSaver 425 automatically (yes, automatically!) hovers when you release the controls" THAT'S AMAZING!"
Oct 28, 2012
mquintilian commented on Chris Anderson's blog post "$40,000-$60,000"?
"Because they can charge the military/police force virtually whatever they want "
Oct 28, 2012
mquintilian commented on Max Bruner's blog post Sub $300 quadrotor?
"a DJI F450 is 190$ for frame motors props and escs. Add a 30$ kk2 board and a 2.50$ bec and you have a very easy to build quad  for 220.50."
Oct 13, 2012
mquintilian commented on Kabir's blog post Cheap Scratch-Built Drone from Scrap and Crap (FreePilot) - Part 0 [NEED YOUR HELP]
"Have you tried asking your school if they could fund your project? I got 5000+ towards multicopters all paid for by the school."
Jun 17, 2012
Giuseppe Galullo commented on mquintilian's blog post Lesson learned: Always remove the propellers when testing!
"I 5 years ago, I almost lost a thumb on his right hand. Because my friend has touched the radio while I clutching the spinner prop...if it was a pinkie would be jumps away..and I make the dentist, would cost me the career for this.."
May 2, 2012

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About Me:
i enjoy robotics and i mainly use arduino and a enjoy flying planes
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
like in the about me i do a lot of robotics so combining it with flying things (another favourite hobby) is really great

Mquintilian's Blog

Lesson learned: Always remove the propellers when testing!

Posted on April 28, 2012 at 6:00pm 29 Comments

Stupidly I left the props on while preparing a demo of one of my kk quads. The board malfunctioned while disarmed, props shattered and sliced most of the pad of my pinky finger right off. It took a trip to the hospital and 13 stitches to get it back on.  

Finger 4 stitches in (Not for the faint of heart)…


DIY Drones and Sparkfun AVC featured in Documentary.

Posted on February 26, 2011 at 5:30am 12 Comments

Though quite brief the Canadian documentary " Remote Control War Zone" Showed clips of the Sparkfun autonomous vehicle competition and briefly interviewed Chris Anderson. The doc is very interesting to watch but I believed it to be exaggerated and put Amateur drones in a bad light as a evil technology that could be used by other countries for wars.

You can watch the doc online here:… Continue

Quad-copter featured in upcoming video game

Posted on February 15, 2011 at 3:28pm 7 Comments

In a new video game called "Homefront" you will be able to use a quad-copter with the ability to shoot bullets and drop bombs in the multiplayer campaign. It is named the "RQ-11 Parrot" and looks uncannily like a Parrot AR drone mixed with a Draganfly X4. The game also includes a battery meter and speed… Continue

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