"Pretty neat. What's the benefit of a system like this over a small landing pad than transfers power? Seems like a lot of extra weight on the vehicle for this approach as well as having to push more current since the vehicle is hovering."
"There is a red tour helicopter that flies under the bridge multiple times a day... I've been in it. I was a lot of fun obviously and the heli is moving fairly fast so not a time for a drone to get in the way. I've always wanted to fly my rig around…"
"I think the blame falls on both sides but more responsibility should be taken by the companies, in this case 3DR, to emphasize the complexity of these machines and provide a path to learn the ins and outs of how to operate and understand them. I…"
"I usually don't jump in on conversation like this but your suggestion is way off base. The option to perform RTL with a specific behavior is %100 dependent on how you operate. What you believe to the correct behavior may result in hitting an…"
"Not all commercial autopilot companies look at and take Ardupilot code. How do they develop something of higher quality... lots of time and hard work from a building full of brilliant people with backing from large VC firms. It's not easy to build a…"
"While stick and rudder skills may not translate well to flying a drone, the knowledge gained from earning a private pilot liscense is essential. COAs I've been apart of in the past required our crew to have at the minimum passed the FAA Private…"
"The ESCs most people use (basically any hobby type ESC) are not very robust to interference and PWM glitches. Depending on how things are wired and what sort of EMI/dirty power and signals some equipment are generating the ESC may perceive it as a…"
"It is definitely possible the video tx is interfering with GPS since L1 GPS is 1575mhz, not to far from 1258. Try killing the power to the transmitter and see if GPS improves. I had a 2w on 1258 over a foot away and it still severely impacted GPS."
"Depending on your configuration it could be interference from your setup. Mount the GPS up and away from the body. I had the same issues until I shielding the plate my GPS mounts on with copper tape."