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London, Ontario


About Me:

Aviation professional living in Canada


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

I have been flying UAV professionally for 10 years.


Hometown:

Dundee


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Bruce Robb replied to John Cousins's discussion Mugin UAV 3m
"No video I can release and we used a BEC to power the servos (via the pixhawk servo rail) and the ignition."
Sep 4, 2015
Bruce Robb replied to John Cousins's discussion Mugin UAV 3m
"Ok,

The 3m does not have flap, approach speed is around 20m/s (metric), cruise is 25m/s, landing speed is around 17-18m/s and stall is 16m/s.

We run a DLE60 with a 22*10 prop which we find to work better than the 23*9 supplied.
BTW our is an…"
Sep 3, 2015
Bruce Robb replied to John Cousins's discussion Mugin UAV 3m
"Slowly,

We have done the first autotune but are now victims of the weather. There is a thunderstorm outside even as I type. Plus, as they say, Winter is Coming.

Overall though, it flies nice and very nice in stabilize. We are going to replace the…"
Sep 3, 2015
Bruce Robb replied to Thomas J Coyle III's discussion Autonomous RMRC Anaconda R/C Plane Project in ArduPlane User Group
"Done and Done and Success. Thanks again Thomas. Next flight tomorrow in FBWA! Space Cookies!"
Aug 26, 2015
Bruce Robb replied to Thomas J Coyle III's discussion Autonomous RMRC Anaconda R/C Plane Project in ArduPlane User Group
"Thanks (again) Thomas. Why the Tx? It's the result of an OSI (Ocassional Stupidity Incident). I will now de-stupid my setup and let you know how it goes.

Cheers"
Aug 26, 2015
Bruce Robb replied to Thomas J Coyle III's discussion Autonomous RMRC Anaconda R/C Plane Project in ArduPlane User Group
"Hi Guys,

Got the Anaconda airborne on Maiden in Manual - good. Loaded Typicalaimsters config file - good. Still have Manual and stick mixing - good. What I don't have is Stabilize (moving the board does not move the control surfaces) - not good. I…"
Aug 26, 2015
Bruce Robb replied to Tim Mulder's discussion Auto-Takeoff Fixed Wing
"OK, cracked it I think. Just doing a bench top run through for a flight soon (tomorrow does not look good).
For a tricycle undercarriage:
In the parameter list check the following:
TKOFF_MINSPD = 0
ROTATE_SPD = whatever the takeoff speed for your…"
Aug 13, 2015
Bruce Robb replied to Tim Mulder's discussion Auto-Takeoff Fixed Wing
"Hold that thought. I hope to have an answer soon. Unless, you already have one?"
Aug 13, 2015
Bruce Robb replied to John Cousins's discussion Mugin UAV 3m
"Does anyone have a good "working" config file for the 3m Mugin?"
Jun 10, 2015
Bruce Robb replied to Thomas J Coyle III's discussion Autonomous RMRC Anaconda R/C Plane Project in ArduPlane User Group
"Thanks, I guess my measurements from your photographs are good enough for jazz. Guess I will build it and see what drops out. I do like it. Keep doing good things. ;-)"
Apr 6, 2015
Bruce Robb replied to Thomas J Coyle III's discussion Autonomous RMRC Anaconda R/C Plane Project in ArduPlane User Group
"Sorry Thomas, it's the (UK) woodshop in me. I mean the dimensions of the wooden parts you use in your mounting tray.

Thanks"
Apr 6, 2015
Bruce Robb replied to Thomas J Coyle III's discussion Autonomous RMRC Anaconda R/C Plane Project in ArduPlane User Group
"Thomas, do you have a cutting list for the platform? No sweat if you don't have one handy.  I too am about to build an Anaconda with Pixhawk. My only real difference will be that the pitot head will be on a boom projecting about 14 inches forward of…"
Apr 6, 2015
Bruce Robb replied to Phelps Williams's discussion Determining Stall Airspeed in ArduPlane User Group
"A key requirement, I believe, is to place the pitot head away from the fuselage or wing such that it is in free air. I am using a hollow carbon tube as a boom extended from the nose to assess my stall speeds. Otherwise, I am following the method you…"
Apr 2, 2015
Bruce Robb commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Tip for tweaking ArduPilot: start without the throttle connected
"Good to know - I will try that on my Aero. As I have said I am fittingg the Pixhawk etc to a Mugin 3m and just can't get a response from the servos. Obviously I have had to calibrate the system offboard (turn the aircraft on its back etc) mounted to…"
Sep 19, 2014
Bruce Robb replied to John Keegan's discussion Not connecting: 3DR telemetry radios
"Thomas, thanks for all the help you have given by being a part of this community. I wonder if I could impose on your good nature a little further. Having followed all your advice I still cannot get my APM Planner to connect to the aircraft. Both…"
Aug 27, 2014
Bruce Robb replied to Richard Smith's discussion new pan tilt design
"Very nice. I am also working on a PTZ turret but have taken a different (cheaper?) approach. Can I PM you to swap war stories?"
Jul 24, 2014