Mark Colwell's Comments

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At 12:05pm on October 16, 2009, Pete Burnight said…
Mark - Here's the latest ArduSlave code - Arduino_GPS_Slave.pde.zip - It show's sending cmds to, and requesting data from, the slave. Cheers - Pete
At 12:40pm on October 16, 2009, Pete Burnight said…
Here's the calling code from ArduPilot GPS_EM406.pde.zipGPS.pde- shows getting GPS and sending cmds to the slave. I think it would be very easy (and not stress the system) to connect ArduIMU and ArduPilot. I'm planning just that.
At 10:18am on January 21, 2010, Dave Glidden said…
Good eye! It's an cold war era KM or (Caspian sea monster). As far as house boats go, you and I are about the only people who think that would be a good idea. Now I'm REALLY glad I found this forum. As I say to my wife, "I've finally found MY people..."

http://images.google.com/images?q=caspian+sea+monster&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&oe=utf8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=ZjZXS6HkO4_gsQOZjvjFBw&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=4&ved=0CB0QsAQwAw
At 8:54am on January 22, 2010,
Developer
Mark Colwell
said…
I was a Electronic Tech in Navy so house boats are up my alley. I am land locked in Colorado Springs, I love to hunt and fish ....
At 9:41am on January 22, 2010, Dave Glidden said…
An ET in the Navy? I was an RM in our beloved Coast Guard! Yeah, I know, "shallow water sailor" (I've heard them all!) After tours on Ice breakers and patrols in the gulf of Alaska, I've had my fill of the deep blue! Now I just enjoy the view from Long Beach harbor.
My family has a cabin in White Pine Colorado, (near Gunnison). It's been over 20 years since I've been there, but we have plans to (finally) get back there this summer. Should be interesting...
At 6:40pm on February 20, 2010, Mark Whitehorn said…
Hi Mark,

I have a few RC planes, one is FPV, but no autopilots yet. Hoping to follow the lead of you and others here and assemble and autopilot using ArduIMUV2+ and yet to be selected flight computer. I'm a computer vision type and am considering the BeagleBoard or GumStix or similar in order to have some image processing power available.
At 9:49pm on February 20, 2010, Mark Whitehorn said…
Are you running your autopilot code on an ArduPilot board or something else? Also, what's a Ventus HCX? I'm impressed that you have a Stryker flying on auto and look forward to seeing you win the SF competition in April.
At 11:12am on February 23, 2010, Mark Whitehorn said…
Thanks for the system descriptions Mark. I've been using 2.4GHz video (from BlackWidow) on my 6' Telemaster (7.5 lbs, AXI2826 13x7 prop 4S 4900mah LiPo), but video downlink quality isn't consistent enough (no diversity receiver). I'm thinking about ATV (amateur band 434MHz/70cm), but that's probably more expensive than other options. What's your advice for FPV?
At 7:31pm on February 23, 2010, Mark Whitehorn said…
I got a general class license a few years ago just so I'd be legal on 2.4GHz at 200mW. Since there's no Morse code requirement anymore, the general and extra aren't much more difficult than tech.

Is the 910MHz TV signal much better than the 2.4GHz, and are you using a diversity receiver?
At 9:18pm on March 19, 2010, Crist Rigotti said…
Mark,
Thanks for the info. So hooking up the system without a long coax cable hasn't harmed the amp? I thought that the DX7 puts out about 200mw and the amp input was 100mw and we had to use a -4db or so attenuator.
At 7:48am on March 20, 2010, Crist Rigotti said…
Mark,
Thanks. I think I'll use an attenuator also. You've been very helpful.Delete Comment
At 8:31am on March 20, 2010, Crist Rigotti said…
I will on both counts.
I'm about to cover the fuse of the Easy Star with 3/4 oz fg and epoxy. I deepened the fuselage by 1 inch to get more space inside. We'll see how much this thing weighs when I'm done.
At 12:30pm on March 23, 2010, Peter Brasem said…
Mike,

I need your e-mail address for this info

Peter
At 10:07am on June 7, 2010, Chris McNair said…
Mark,

Send me an e-mail and I will send you my SET file for the Stryker.

Chris@attopilotinternational.com
At 3:27pm on June 24, 2010, Blake Krone said…
I probably could solder 32g wire to it, me being type A and having to have things exactly right I ordered a new Mega and will be ordering a new IMU at some point in time.
At 11:25am on August 14, 2010, Tim - Arduino for Visual Studio said…
Thanks for the nore Mark. I would love to have your help. I'm just getting some work out of the way and then I will be finishing some things.

I am also keen to hear your findings with 2.7 and to hear more about your sim tests + what you have configured and how. It all sounds brilliant!
At 12:27am on August 25, 2010, Tim Robinson said…
Hi Mark, Unfortunately I can't be at AVUSI this time - I not only cover UAVs but the rest of aerospace as well - so I have to pick and choose my show/exhibitions - I can't get to them all! But Farnborough was very interesting for UAVs earlier this year!
At 10:14am on June 4, 2011, dubyasea said…
Thanks Mark! I look forward to learning more about DIY Drones.
At 5:23pm on July 6, 2011, Rana said…
Thanks Mark !
At 6:58am on August 17, 2011, Amilcar Lucas said…

So, how can I help you with eclipse and camera control ?

Any questions in particular that I can answer ?

 

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