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CCW nuts on CCW motors or CCW on CW?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Franc Nov 12, 2014. 3 Replies

I have 2+2 motors for a mini quad2 of them have a nuts that tighten in CCW, the other two in CWmy hunch is I should use the CCW nuts on the CW motors so to counteract the direction therefore…Continue

4-1 ESC/Power Module?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Skipper Dec 8, 2014. 1 Reply

Is there any ESC 4in1 solution under the 5cmx5cm dimensions?to fit a mini quad?thanks!Continue

Tags: apm, module, power, esc, quad

This has to stop. Wings vs. Multirotors.

Started this discussion. Last reply by J Smith May 7, 2015. 4 Replies

This happened today.I''m an AMA member, paid my annual fee 6 months ago.We went today to Floyd Bennet field in NYC, where there is an authorized RC field.with a DIY quad 450, and one hexa 550.We…Continue

Tags: ama, police, law, dji, security

3-axis gimbal recommendations?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Franc Oct 9, 2014. 3 Replies

I want to upgrade my 2d Tarot gimbal to a 3 axis.I also hate my tarot because it's a pain to mount/unmount the gopro everything time you need to take off the SD card and charge the battery... awful…Continue

 

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Henry Eden-Mann replied to Franc's discussion APM faster disarming?
"I realise this is an old thread, but has anyone found a work around this issue of slow disarming? Seeing as you cannot have a emergency stop whist using the APM2.8/2.6 boards, if there is ever an issue you have to wait 5 seconds to disarm the…"
Oct 1
J Smith replied to Franc's discussion This has to stop. Wings vs. Multirotors.
"You are absolutely right! In fact, you are so extremely right about this, that I (unusually) have almost nothing further to add, as you have expressed it so well. We (the private/hobby drone community) need to get together, united, as much as is…"
May 7, 2015
John Milburn commented on Franc's blog post Ground station, mission planner redesigned
"@Franc, would you mind to share assets of the design? I'm working on ground station for Win8/10 tablets at the moment. It would be great if you allow me to use the presented design for it."
Mar 14, 2015
Charlie Parr commented on Franc's blog post Ground station, mission planner redesigned
"@ Jethro, thanks! Function over fashion, agreed. The emphasis must be on the data. I look forward to having more material for folks on here to critique soon."
Feb 5, 2015
Jethro Hazelhurst commented on Franc's blog post Ground station, mission planner redesigned
"@ Charlie, welcome aboard! It is really encouraging to see our ground-station software getting a design overhaul. But above aesthetics and the 'user experience' we need functionality. Best regards!"
Feb 5, 2015
Charlie Parr commented on Franc's blog post Ground station, mission planner redesigned
"Hi Everyone, I'm Charlie Parr and I work with the group in Alaska that Oscar mentioned. We are called ArcticFire and we are developing our own GCS. Bruce Crevensten founded the group and is leading the development of a friendly,…"
Feb 4, 2015
Nicholas Witham commented on Franc's blog post Ground station, mission planner redesigned
"Please make it easier to use with a touch screen. I use a windows tablet and MP is not the easiest with touch."
Feb 4, 2015
Franc commented on Franc's blog post Ground station, mission planner redesigned
"The black interface it's a false problem per se... I think you mean "contrast" which I agree I can push more the contrast: 1. also seems AMOLED display can save up to 41% batteries with dark interfaces 2. either dark or bright... when…"
Feb 4, 2015

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John Arne Birkeland commented on Franc's blog post Ground station, mission planner redesigned
"I applaud the effort since there is much room for improvement in the current generation of GCS software. But at the same time be careful that you don't fall into the typical designer trap where aesthetics become more important then…"
Feb 4, 2015
Fredia Huya-Kouadio commented on Franc's blog post Ground station, mission planner redesigned
"@Franc, one of the area DroidPlanner 3 (renamed Tower) is working on is to improve the UX. I'd be interested in hearing about your full impressions of the current UX, and how you think it could be improved. "
Feb 4, 2015
Ronen Aknin commented on Franc's blog post Ground station, mission planner redesigned
"What i will be glad to see as  user is as following: 1. Row on top of the screen with most importent data like      Gps: Lock/unlock status mark by color and the number of sattelites locked.      Battery: status…"
Feb 3, 2015
Franc commented on Franc's blog post Ground station, mission planner redesigned
"@Craig of course I do"
Feb 3, 2015

Developer
Craig Elder commented on Franc's blog post Ground station, mission planner redesigned
"Franc, do you have any interest in working on the planner software and re-skinning / re-working the UI?"
Feb 3, 2015
Brendon Smale commented on Franc's blog post Ground station, mission planner redesigned
"Nice work, been thinking of doing exactly that myself. The current version definitely needs to go through a more formal UX/Design process. Its a long way off best practices. Design is not window dressing its the underlying system communicating to…"
Feb 3, 2015
Guy McCaldin commented on Franc's blog post Ground station, mission planner redesigned
"Agreed Franc.  There's a few distinct user cases emerging, with very different information requirements. In addition to flight and mission data, there's also payload data to consider, which will vary depending on the application.…"
Feb 3, 2015
dusl commented on Franc's blog post Ground station, mission planner redesigned
"nice work"
Feb 3, 2015

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I built a quad and one hexa Y6. APM and NAZA user.
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Ground station, mission planner redesigned

Posted on February 3, 2015 at 12:00pm 26 Comments

I noticed that nobody is exploring a nicer UI for the mission planner.

probably you have missed this one.…

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