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Gender

Male


Location

Georgetown, TX


About Me:

Retired, living in a Sun City development in Georgetown, Texas. I have a software background and built model planes as a kid.


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Want to learn about UAVs by building my own. I built a Parallax Elev-8 but wanted to explore more advanced features, so I built another Elev-8 to be controlled by an APM 2.6 autopilot. It has an external compass, GPS and 900 mhz telemetry.


Hometown:

Georgetown


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Brian Buckmaster replied to Brian Buckmaster's discussion Help! Random Motor surge/twitch
"I think that I have fixed the problem. I replaced the ESCs I had with Tarot AIR series 40 A ESCs and made sure that the timing is set to "Intermediate".  I had two successful flights yesterday - one of them was a simple waypoint mission that lasted…"
Jun 27, 2019
Brian Buckmaster posted a discussion
I completed a build of a Tarot 650 Ironman and have done two short test flights. I am experiencing random motor surge/twitch which makes the aircraft unstable. In a previous build I had the same problem. Once, during a waypoint mission, the aircraft…
May 4, 2019
Brian Buckmaster left a comment on PIXHAWK
"I solved my telemetry and compass calibration problems. The telemetry issue was my mistake - I plugged in an identical looking module into my laptop; once I used the correct one, it worked just fine.

The compass calibration issue was solved by…"
Apr 6, 2019
Brian Buckmaster left a comment on PIXHAWK
"John, forgot to thank you too.  I hooked things up and tried again, but this time I got calibration failures and I decided to quit after three tries. It's a pain to do the compass dance while the quad is connected to my laptop! I wanted to power up…"
Apr 3, 2019
Brian Buckmaster left a comment on PIXHAWK
"Golly, thanks for the help Cliff!  I did use M.P. and the compass calibration page dis not display the graphical rotating dots as I expected from doing the compass calibration with an APM. Instead, the aicraft repeated a slow beep and I started…"
Apr 3, 2019
Brian Buckmaster left a comment on PIXHAWK
"I need help! I have just completed a build of a Tarot 650 Ironman and I chose to use a Pixhawk PX4 for my flight controller/autopilot:


I am using a MATEK 6S FCHUB PCB for power distribution, a 10S APM Power Module and 40A OPTO ESCs for my power…"
Apr 2, 2019
Brian Buckmaster posted a discussion
I have a Tarot 650 Sport quadcopter that I built. It uses an APM flight controller and is powered by four MN3220 T-Motors, which require 6S power.I have flown this several times, but recently made a few mods/adjustments, including adding 15"x5…
Apr 15, 2018
Brian Buckmaster replied to Brian Buckmaster's discussion Telemetry Connect Problem In Mission Planner
"RESOLVED!   After reviewing my results I decided that the problem was the Silicon Labs driver I was using. So I uninstalled the driver and downloaded an FTDI driver from the Dell download page and installed, rebooted the Dell..... It works - Mission…"
Mar 27, 2018
Brian Buckmaster replied to Brian Buckmaster's discussion Telemetry Connect Problem In Mission Planner
"Addendum: I can connect to my aircraft by plugging a USB cable from the APM to the laptop - M.P. sees COM4, which I used and it connected just fine even though it connected at a higher baud rate. I've attached a screen snippet of the error.Baud Rate…"
Mar 26, 2018
Brian Buckmaster posted a discussion
Hi all -I recently had a GPS issue with my quadcopter that almost flew away when I switched on the autopilot to fly a waypoint mission - successfully brought it back manually and a review of the logs suggested some sort of GPS glitch. So I decided…
Mar 26, 2018
Brian Buckmaster posted a discussion
Guys, I hate to post this, as radio calibration failures have been reported before, typically the problem was something simple such as reversing the pins (signal to gnd) or reversing the inputs/outputs. I have searched this forum and have found…
Nov 19, 2016
Brian Buckmaster commented on Patrick Duffy's blog post How to control a GoPro Camera on APM/Pixhawk with a Raspberry PI using WiFi
"@Patrick, I've installed my gimbal - it is working fine. Also installed the R.P. but have a question: Don't I need a connection from the receiver to the APM for the camera trigger? If I use CH7, which is AUX2 in my setup, don't I need to connect the…"
Nov 7, 2016
Brian Buckmaster commented on Patrick Duffy's blog post How to control a GoPro Camera on APM/Pixhawk with a Raspberry PI using WiFi
"@Patrick, I experienced some "yaw jitter" which occurred when a cross breeze pushed the copter off course and the autopilot tried to correct. A three axis gimbal removes minor yaw movements by keeping the camera stationary and only following the…"
Oct 19, 2016
Brian Buckmaster commented on Patrick Duffy's blog post How to control a GoPro Camera on APM/Pixhawk with a Raspberry PI using WiFi
"@Patrick, I have a Spektrum DX8 with only a single rotating pot.(AUX 3). I tried to use a Tarot 3 axis gimbal but could not get either pan or tilt to work. I had to return it and I'm waiting for another Tarot model. I could get away with just having…"
Oct 19, 2016
Brian Buckmaster commented on Patrick Duffy's blog post How to control a GoPro Camera on APM/Pixhawk with a Raspberry PI using WiFi
"Latest status: I modified my python script to test the functions camera modes (toggling between photo and video) and triggering the shutter (in photo mode) as well as start/stop recording (in video mode). I modified the program so that I entered a…"
Oct 19, 2016
Brian Buckmaster commented on Patrick Duffy's blog post How to control a GoPro Camera on APM/Pixhawk with a Raspberry PI using WiFi
"Patrick, I came back to this project and thought I'd try again to see if I could make some progress connecting to one of my GoPro cameras. I examined my copy of the /etc/network/interfaces file and discovered that I fat-fingered the network name…"
Oct 18, 2016
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