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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 repl…"
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 rota…"
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 sy…"
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 carbo…
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 t…
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 noth…
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 air…"
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 c…"
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 tha…"
Oct 18, 2016
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