About

Gender

Male


Location

Perth WA


About Me:

I work in the oil and gas industry


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

I have an OctaQuad with an APM1, 880kv motors with 12x4.5 props, Sonar, OptiFlow, GPS, XBee, FrSky Telemetry Connected with PPM, 5.8Ghz Video TX for FPV + 1.2Ghz Video TX for Pan Tilt Zoom Camera gimbal. Flown with Eurgle 9x radio with Frsky Mods and running ER9x firmware and Antenna tracking with ArduStation-ii.


Hometown:

Perth


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Chris Huitema replied to Christian Winkler's discussion FrSky inverted TTL APM2
"Im going to try this with my mini.. slightly different setup tho. I have been planning using the mini as an i2c interface port to the AMP1 for the sonar digital port. ie. sonar ->digital out -> Mini -> i2c -> APM.
would be nice to have just the GPS…"
Jul 8, 2012
Chris Huitema replied to Zachary Eldridge's discussion Iphone and Android App Ground Control Station with Mavlink is in Progress
"Its for android.. has lots of bugs (i tried an old version) and requires a bluetooth modem connected to an xbee. but has the right idea
http://code.google.com/p/copter-gcs/wiki/MissionPlanning"
Jul 1, 2012
Chris Huitema replied to James Roney's discussion Attopilot 180A
"when you change to 2.6 are you changing to the MP for mavlink 1.0? there is a different exe file in the folder for mav 1.0"
Jun 21, 2012
Chris Huitema replied to Kevin Christensen's discussion Attopilot current reading
"i dont think you can get a direct readout of current draw directly from tlogs or status

there is a CLI test that gives the current reading im mA though. i think its in the battery test.

Im at work offshore and dont have my quad here to play with..…"
Jun 20, 2012
Chris Huitema replied to Asaak's discussion howto setup failsafe APM 2.0 + flysky 9ch er9x & frsky module
"there is 2 failsafe firmwares available for the RX. the factory mode is the one where you push the button on the RX to save the failsafe. the other optional mode is a frimware upgrade you can download from the FrSky website that allows you to set th…"
Jun 20, 2012
Chris Huitema replied to Kevin Christensen's discussion Attopilot current reading
"I second these features,and more!
1) would be nice to have actual instataneous current readout in amps. to see how close we are to limits for ESC's
2) keep the battery used/left percentage in eeprom.
3) add a button to reset the battery (press when…"
Jun 20, 2012
Chris Huitema replied to UAVOZ's discussion laptop for outdoor GCS
"I have an matte screen protector on mine and can see in the sun, toshiba L670
the standard screen was hard to read, matte protector made it easy.

Also a shoud can make it easier to see. and easy to make with cardboard"
Jun 20, 2012
Chris Huitema replied to Asaak's discussion howto setup failsafe APM 2.0 + flysky 9ch er9x & frsky module
"I have similar set up to you..

To set the failsafe - put sticks where you want them to be when failsafe occurs. set your mode switch(s) for RTL. push the button on the RX and the TX should give a long beep.

make sure you have a proper gps fix when…"
Jun 20, 2012
Chris Huitema replied to James Roney's discussion Attopilot 180A
"have you set the voltages in the planner? sometimes it takes a few goes hitting enter and clicking in other boxes to get the voltages saved."
Jun 19, 2012
Chris Huitema commented on agmatthews's blog post Infrared beacon guidance for the arducopter
"i too am very interested in this, would be neat to set up a helipad at the RTL site with the IR leds. when the RTL is triggered the quad comes hone and loiters in the area till it locks onto the helipad. then orientate itself and land. 
what sort of…"
Jun 18, 2012
Chris Huitema replied to Jerry Normandin's discussion I had some great flight time today with the new quadcopter w/apm 2.0.. but if you loose radio link.. trouble! (didn't happen in flight, I removed props and tested on my workbench)
"what radio do you have?"
Jun 16, 2012
Chris Huitema replied to Greg's discussion Sonar Noise Reduction update
"The sonar thing is a problem for me too... i thought i had it all sorted, see my post here http://diydrones.com/forum/topics/sonar-noise

Here is the before
and here is the after
and all was looking sweet.
but now its gone back to worse than before!…"
Jun 16, 2012
Chris Huitema replied to Chris Huitema's discussion Octo Coax Motor test
"Ok, so i still cant get this to work for me, been trying all night

All ESC's calibrate first go, and all motors start at the same time. Motors all sound like they are working normally, change sound with tilt test and rc input. seem to hold their ca…"
Jun 14, 2012
Chris Huitema replied to Paul Emous's discussion Turnigy F. Mode Switch driving me nuts
"I couldnt work it out with the stock firmware, there doesnt seem to be a way to use it going by the manual.

I have flashed mine to ER9x and it is a piece of cake to set up now"
Jun 12, 2012
Chris Huitema posted a discussion
Hi all,I've just upgraded my quad to a OctaQuad. I've set the Frame_Config to Octa_Quad_Frame in the APM_Config.h file and compiled and uploaded using Arduino with relax patch etc. etc.All motors appear to work normally, rotations are all set correc…
Jun 12, 2012
Chris Huitema replied to Rigel's discussion Erratic altimeter readings on ArduCopter 2.5.5
"I have the exact same problem, thats almost identical to my alt graph thismorning. logs show that ots the sonar, wirh very bad noise. seems to be crosses up with thr gyros or something because its relatively quick movements that make it worse, slowl…"
Jun 11, 2012
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