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Assaf Weiss commented on Rob_Lefebvre's blog post Helicopter Presents Attractive Alternative to Multi-rotors and Fixed-wing UAVs
"Regarding dead motor in a heli - this is actually a major plus, auto rotation of a heli is pretty easy most of the times when the engine dies, in the hands of a moderate pilot a dead motor almost always ends up with a perfect landing.On the other…"
Feb 3, 2014
Assaf Weiss posted a discussion
Hi,I had a crash, I flew my quad and tried going in to RTL, the quad flipped and crashed, when I replayed the flight in MP I saw a "GPS health" warning, just before going into RTL.When I came home I connected the APM to the MP (using a 3DR radio), I…
Jan 5, 2014
Assaf Weiss posted a discussion
Hi,In arducopter I am used that arming is done by moving the rudder stickk to the left for a few seconds.I am using arduplane now on a delta wing, the rudder is not even connected... How do you arm it?I didnt see it mentioned anywhere in the…
Dec 2, 2013
Assaf Weiss posted a discussion
Hi,When mounting the board into the airframe, the best place to mount the board has about 9° inclination compared to the airframe when it is in horizontal position, how will it influance on the performance of the system, and will the accelerometer…
Nov 16, 2013
Assaf Weiss posted a discussion
Hi,I recently moved the APM 2.5 board from a quad copter to my plane.In the quad I was using a power module and everything woked just fine.The equipment I have:Airtronics rd6000 super TXAirtronics 92777 FM recieverAPM 2.5 borad (with the latest…
Nov 2, 2013
Assaf Weiss posted a discussion
Hi,I already have a pair of them.First question is - are they paired to each other in the factory? or is it possible to pair them after they get out of the factory?If it is possible, I dont see any reason why I should buy them In pairs, once I got…
Oct 24, 2013
Assaf Weiss posted a discussion
Hi all,I ruined the I2C connector on my APM 2.5 board (and the solder pads where it should connect to the board), And I still want to connect an external magnetometer.Is it possible? are there any other pins I can solder wires to the external…
Aug 15, 2013
Assaf Weiss commented on Jonathan Arad's blog post Epic FPV - Caesarea Maritima
Why would you think Israel would be more protective than the US about this kind of thing?
Not trying to stir things up, just curious of how you imagine Israel (being an Israeli myself...).
For general information - It is illegal to fly drones…"
Jul 31, 2013
Assaf Weiss posted a discussion
Hi all,In the manual it says that when RTL is switched on, the copter will climb to a minimum altitude 15m.Is 15m absolute, or is it relative to the home position where the copter was armed?Thanks.
May 24, 2013
Assaf Weiss replied to Assaf Weiss's discussion Latest arducopter firmware for APM1 1280 boaed

Got it..."
Mar 2, 2013
Assaf Weiss posted a discussion
Hi,I didn't use the board for a long time and I want to reuse it.I tried updating the firmware via the latest mission planner, but couldn't succeed.I tried updating to AC 2.2 (which seems to be uploading fine) but I couldnt get the mission planner…
Mar 1, 2013
Assaf Weiss commented on Jan's blog post $350 3D printer! Makibox A6
"It doesnt look as if they will be able to ship early march...
the video linked is from early february, and it looks as if they are still strugling with the basic mechanism, not to mention full functionality of the machine..."
Feb 14, 2012
Assaf Weiss posted a discussion
Hi all,I built a mini quad, it seems like it doesnt have enough power to take off.I used:4 of these motors :http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=... of these…
Jan 22, 2012
Assaf Weiss commented on giu's blog post MookaFrame: New 3D frame
"3D printing this is a bad idea...

The majority of the materials (at least the affordable ones) used for 3D printing are very brittle and will not withstand the vibrations/impacts of a quadrotor."
Dec 3, 2011
Assaf Weiss replied to kuxz's discussion Acrylic sheet as main plate
"If you are not restriced to a laser cutter and can use a router to cut, and if it is possible to get sheets of Polyamide reinforced with glass fiber in your surroundings, I think this will be a good choise.
Its pretty light, the nylon gives it…"
Dec 1, 2011
Assaf Weiss commented on Janne Mäntyharju's blog post Showing APM telemetry data on Hitec Aurora's screen
"Very nice!
Just one thing: GPS is pretty useful even without a map in case of a "missing plane" you will have your last ccordinates which will ease the search in case it crashes somewhere far away..."
Nov 22, 2011