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Male


About Me:

Design engineer new to UAVs and FPV flight


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Designed a UAV for my college project, but haven't done that much since then. I am currently developing an FPV plane.


Hometown:

Saratoga Springs


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Alex Funi left a comment for espenthrondsen
"espenthrondsen,
Did you manage to find someone with a parameter file for the Epp FPV?  I have been flying mine with parameters pretty much identical to the Skywalker values.
-Funi"
Jul 7, 2012
Alex Funi commented on James masterman's blog post Mapping with Ardupilot
"Martin,
CHDK is very easy to set up a trigger with a voltage pulse on the cameras USB.  Just hook this into your APM relay."
Nov 1, 2011
Alex Funi replied to Alex Funi's discussion Traumatic flight, question on throttle fail-safe
"Has anyone had a similar experience with the RTL acting differently when it went to fail-safe?  I got my radio battery issues all straightened out so that should never happen again, but I would feel better if I knew why the fail-safe did not act as…"
Oct 7, 2011
Alex Funi replied to Alex Funi's discussion Traumatic flight, question on throttle fail-safe
"Anyone have any additional ideas now that I posted the log?"
Sep 30, 2011
Alex Funi replied to Alex Funi's discussion Contour 1080p vs. GoPro HD Hero
"Thanks everyone for your input. I think I am going to go ahead and go with a ContourHD 1080p.  You can get it on sale around the web for in the $130 range which seems like a pretty good deal for its features."
Sep 30, 2011
Alex Funi replied to Alex Funi's discussion Traumatic flight, question on throttle fail-safe
"Here is the log...2011-09-25 07-34 4.log"
Sep 26, 2011
Alex Funi replied to Alex Funi's discussion Traumatic flight, question on throttle fail-safe
"Just for reference, here is the usual RTL loop.  This is from another flight, but with the same programmed home point and RTL loiter radius.

So why would the fail-safe RTL be so much different?"
Sep 25, 2011
Alex Funi posted a discussion
I am not sure what section this post belongs in, so I am putting it in the Misc section for now. I have a couple of questions that I will put forth upfront.  If you have any input or are curious you can read on for the details of my flight. Does the…
Sep 25, 2011
Alex Funi posted a discussion
Has anyone tried both the Contour 1080p and the GoPro HD hero?  It seems like everyone is using GoPros and I havent seen much mention of Contour cameras.The Countour, has a rotatable lens and slightly more streamlined shape seems like it would be…
Sep 23, 2011
Alex Funi commented on Yiangos Yiangou's blog post Yet another Build log - Epp FPV Part 2
"Here you go:
 

The rudder servo horn is a bit low, and will probably get stripped eventually, but the elevator is way up out of the way of the ground.
 "
May 6, 2011
Alex Funi commented on Yiangos Yiangou's blog post Yet another Build log - Epp FPV Part 2
"I flipped mine upside down and canted them at an angle so they are clear of the ground during landing. If I remember I will put up a photo later."
May 6, 2011
Alex Funi commented on Yiangos Yiangou's blog post Yet another Build log - Epp FPV Part 2
"Mine came with mounts (for the tail boom) made out of a composite similar to that of the control horns."
May 5, 2011
Alex Funi commented on Hamish's blog post scratchbuilt 2m span airframe for 200g+ payload
"The all ply body seems like a bit over kill.  Additionally placing the motor above the wing may detract from your stability, although you still have your other heavy bits below the wing.  I think with this set up you may find a noticeable change in…"
Jan 2, 2011
Alex Funi commented on Melih Karakelle's blog post 7W boosters for OpenLRS Project
"7 watt is too strong to be used legally in a lot of countries.  What kind of range are you shooting for?  Since video will always be the limiting factor range wise, I would think a 7W radio is a bit overkill."
Dec 13, 2010
Alex Funi commented on Melih Karakelle's blog post 7W boosters for OpenLRS Project
"Switch the A and R, Far Radio Aerial Control (FRAC).  That is less terroristy"
Dec 10, 2010
Alex Funi commented on pixhawk's blog post QGroundControl with Google Earth 3D Trees
"David, type QGroundControl into google, and dont let it auto correct it. It is the first result."
Dec 3, 2010
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