About Me:

I am your average heli nut, have been trained in CPL theory and currently have 32 hours in a H300 - Live in little old NZ, with a life philosophy of "Do No Harm" and really wanna change the world for the better!

Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Spent the last 5 years researching all things vtol and want nothing more than to work in the field of UAV's, Have a lot of experience with RC Helis, from Gassers to little micro FP's and I strive to find the ultimate application of all this wonderful technology we now have at our fingertips!!



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Ben Carson replied to Juan Bautista Rivero Miller's discussion Arducopter weird issues in ArduCopter User Group
"Hiya Juan,

From the looks of it the Baro was tracking altitude successfully so this might be useless info but there can be baro issues if the baro sensor gets exposed to sunlight as it heats up and expands and can be a real headache although that…"
Apr 13, 2016
Ben Carson commented on PX4's blog post PX4 / Gazebo / VTOL Progress
"Wow incredible simulation!"
Jan 15, 2016
Ben Carson commented on Tom Rearick's blog post Drones Make Love Not War
"Very interesting thankyou!"
Nov 8, 2015
Ben Carson commented on Egor_FPV3DCam's blog post Make your 3D FPV Headset with their hands!
"Awesome, so it outputs one video signal with a split screen, so all you need is the goggle hardware to have 3D!

Great Stuff!"
Aug 17, 2015
Ben Carson replied to Mr Flying Pizza's discussion Proper way to use servos with pixhawk?
It is a much better idea to power a servo from either an esc (using the buillt in BEC provided your esc isn't an opto), or a seperate BEC.
Make sure the servo has both the signal and ground wires hooked up to the pixhawk, and connect the red…"
Aug 1, 2015
Ben Carson replied to Bob Loesch's discussion Pixhawk cabling questions - Newbee
"So when you guys made your own cables, did you connect them to the pixhawk in the same order as they were on the plug? As in, do the wires translate one to one?

The reason I ask is that I have a GPS 6 to 6 cable, however the plug is the wrong size…"
Apr 30, 2015
Ben Carson replied to Chris Mitchell's discussion Can quadcopter motors be mounted upside down ?
"No doubt this has been addressed, however I just wanted to point out that any idea that there is a "pendulum effect" from mounting propellers above the CG as opposed to below it is a fallacy. Because the thrust vector is fixed and gravity acts on…"
Feb 27, 2015
Ben Carson commented on Tilman Griesel's blog post OpenFPV Update 2 - Roadmap for 2015, Oculus Rift Support, 5GHz
"Wow, Great stuff, I have been waiting for a viable RIFT to FPV system and cant wait to try yours out!"
Dec 7, 2014
Ben Carson replied to Ben Carson's discussion Will this H-Frame Hexacopter layout work with APM2?
"Well Im gonna put it together and try it out considering the front and back motor pair aren't moved anywhere I can see being a problem for the flight controller, and if so then I can just edit the motor placement in the code."
Oct 13, 2014
Ben Carson posted a discussion
Hi,Just wanting to confirm whether this frame layout will run OK with arducopter before I commit to building it, I don't see why it shouldn't work as a circular hex frame firmware considering the motor placement.Anyway please let me know what you…
Oct 12, 2014
Ben Carson replied to Long Phạm's discussion TBS Discovery & Pixhawk load of problems :( in ArduCopter User Group
"Also if you are not running the V frame type try it."
Oct 5, 2014
Ben Carson replied to Long Phạm's discussion TBS Discovery & Pixhawk load of problems :( in ArduCopter User Group
"If you have tried re calibrating the radio input, compass cal and accels etc. then re install the original 750Kv motors and see if you have the same problem. Then you will know if the motors are the issue as from what I understand these issues…"
Oct 5, 2014
Ben Carson replied to Long Phạm's discussion TBS Discovery & Pixhawk load of problems :( in ArduCopter User Group
"Hi dont know if this will help but I had some weird issues like yours once and found the pins were coming loose from the plugs going into the mag and gps. in the photo it looks like the rearward mag pin is out a bit??

Oct 3, 2014
Ben Carson commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post Split Elevon Air Brake Testing on Flying Wing
"I like your idea, I have an fx61 phantom that I have been thinking about adding decelerons for yaw control.."
Feb 12, 2014
Ben Carson commented on Stefan Gofferje's blog post "Warning of RC-Timer" or "Why you shouldn't buy from far east cloners"
"Not throwing stones at a glass house, but I have had issues with a faulty FTDI chip on an APM 1.4 from JDrones a year or so ago and received no help whatsoever. Being that it was my first foray into the APM Hardware the experience left a sour taste…"
Oct 13, 2013
Ben Carson commented on Jared Reabow's blog post Ask not what your hobby can do for you but what you can do for your hobby! A Simple idea for a big problem
"Maybe try intimidating newbies (Im picking on newbs cuz they are an established stereotype of the guys most vulnerable to screw up) to respect the equipment more by showing them how powerful these systems are in some way that doesn't reference the…"
Oct 10, 2013