About

Gender

Male


Location

Fort Worth, TX


About Me:

UAV mechanic, mechanical engineer, rc airplane lover, computer geek with a gorgeous gamer wife and one red head and one blondie kiddie for daughters. Blondie flew her first RC, a J3 Cub, only crashed it 3 out of 3 times!


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Did 2.5 years overseas attached to military units for UAV operations. I have experience on two platforms. Currently building a UAV at home while looking for another UAV job.


Hometown:

Grand Prairie


Activity Feed

Chad Frazer replied to MikeRover's discussion More info on Here GPS? in Pixhawk 2 User Group
"Dual GPS systems on drones has been around for a long time.  In fact, I don't make birds without dual GPS systems.  One plugs into the pixhawk 2.1 itself (GPS1) and the second one plugs into the GPS 2 slot.

BUT

There is a caveot!  The GPS1 slot on…"
Jun 28, 2017
Chad Frazer replied to Nurjan's discussion Function "trigger camera now" doesn't work on arduplane
"I too have noticed this issue with it not working, so have 3 others in the local area.  FW version 3.5.3 is the last working version.  I'll confirm ultrafuge's method and let yall know if it works for me.   It would not surprise me if someone just c…"
Jun 7, 2017
Chad Frazer replied to Chad Frazer's discussion The Perfect Camera System - Can anyone do this?
"I'm very excited about the mention of a global shutter, that's one I should have put in the original post for sure!  The Parrot Sequoia has a HUGE rolling shutter problem...I mean it too, 3.5 THOUSAND DOLLARS and no image it takes with the RGB is wi…"
May 4, 2017
Chad Frazer replied to Ajay Krishnan's discussion Best Solution for photographing and mapping large areas
"Your in over your head bud, I can tell by the question."
Apr 4, 2017
Chad Frazer posted a discussion
I have spent 7 years messing with drones.  I've used them from a 500lb UAV down to 55g of weight.  I know how to design them and conduct operations from mapping to SAR.  I'm more than knee deep in this stuff.  In all this time I've yet to see a came…
Mar 27, 2017
Chad Frazer replied to Chad Frazer's discussion What is this error sound coming from Pixhawk 1?
"The fact remains that this error code, as it is sounded from pixhawk is either being misinterpreted or is not in the listed library of error sounds."
Feb 10, 2017
Chad Frazer replied to Chad Frazer's discussion What is this error sound coming from Pixhawk 1?
"Upon recalibrating the transmitter these problems appear to have ceased.  Testing in progress."
Feb 10, 2017
Chad Frazer replied to Chad Frazer's discussion What is this error sound coming from Pixhawk 1?
"Removing the kill switch does not fix the problem

Replacing the kill switch does not fix the problem

This error is truly intermittent

Formating the SD card has no effect

Reflashing with arduplane 3.7.1 has no effect
While arduplane 3.7.1 was loa…"
Feb 10, 2017
Chad Frazer replied to Chad Frazer's discussion What is this error sound coming from Pixhawk 1?
"The self arming only happens when this error is present.  This multirotor has more than 100 sorties.  Trying a few things, will report back."
Feb 10, 2017
Chad Frazer replied to Glenn Hollowell's discussion Bad Compass Health in PIXHAWK
"I had a similar problem, turned out to be a crossed wire going from the gps/mag unit to the pixhawk.  Do continuity checks on the wires going to and from your gps/mag units and then double check the wiring diagrams for them.  A crossed wire cause a…"
Feb 8, 2017
Chad Frazer posted a discussion
I am unable to identify what these sounds mean. What is disturbing is that at the end of these sounds it reboots and then ARMS ITSELF with Mission Planner reporting that it is DISARMED.The kill switch will NOT disarm the aircraft.I can not make this…
Feb 8, 2017
Chad Frazer posted a discussion
For sale:A completed Phantom FX61 with three full auto flights.  I am selling because I no longer have time to keep up with a personal drone.  She needs a new servo (Hitec HS-5065MG).  The camera she comes with (for weight and balance purposes) is a…
Jan 25, 2017
Chad Frazer replied to Chad Frazer's discussion $100 Gift Card to whoever solves this: Airspeed Creep - Airspeed artificially increasing - Fixed Wing (ROUND TWO!)
"Since the original aircraft didn't make it I have a new aircraft with the same problem it is in the Phantom FX61 Folder linked here:  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/yp768lo9qyhwppy/AADEM9Bl4fPD7tn3rHcNVwXx...

It has detailed pics and a fully converted…"
Nov 30, 2016
Chad Frazer replied to Chad Frazer's discussion $100 Gift Card to whoever solves this: Airspeed Creep - Airspeed artificially increasing - Fixed Wing (ROUND TWO!)
"To answer your questions real fast before I call:
1.  Temperature that day was only in the 80F range, 76C is about 168F.  Here in Texas we do get up to 110F but not that day, I can not account for high baro temps other than the autopilot was directl…"
Nov 30, 2016
Chad Frazer replied to Chad Frazer's discussion $100 Gift Card to whoever solves this: Airspeed Creep - Airspeed artificially increasing - Fixed Wing (ROUND TWO!)
"Prepping, I'll call you about 8-9AM your time.  TY!!"
Nov 30, 2016
Chad Frazer commented on Pete Hollands's blog post Drones are not ready for the mass consumer market
"Lots to say about her experience.  The longer I mess with these things the more I realize that they are not for everyone.  That said I'd not want to be the one to figure out who should fly and who shouldn't either.  I don't have a solution so I'll l…"
Oct 30, 2016
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