About

Gender

Male


Location

Gold Coast


About Me:

Full time geek/nerd www.mitchell-tech.com


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

i just like things that fly PLUS i'm lazy so if they can do that by themselves...even better :)


Hometown:

Gold Coast


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Chris Mitchell replied to Chris Mitchell's discussion Can quadcopter motors be mounted upside down ?
"Hi Mate,
Yeah long time since i was building my own drones, i muck about with DJI drones these days, been to DJI china for repair training too.
But to answer the question, Yes they can be mounted underneath.
Octocopters have motors above and below,…"
May 11
Chris Mitchell commented on Chris Mitchell's blog post Quad copter Autonomous tests
"Doh!
i fried the servo outputs on my original atmega2560, the replacement board i bought has an atmega1280..i never noticed :(

APM 2 sounds like the right choice :)
Thanks Chris."
Aug 4, 2012
Chris Mitchell commented on Chris Mitchell's blog post Quad copter Autonomous tests
"AC 2.0.40 BetaMission Planner 1.2 Mav 0.9
My bad, i should have checked the versions. I see that ArduCopter is up to 2.7.1When i tried to upgrade the firmware it says "Firmware is to big for a 1280, Please upgrade your hardware!!"
What is the newest…"
Aug 4, 2012
Chris Mitchell commented on Rigel's blog post The biggest rocket powered quad I know of is set to land on Mars. Don't miss out!
"This will be a monumental achievement!
tho it's a shame nasa won't have a chase cam for this. I was hoping someone would re-enact the landing sequence with a quadcopter and rover, that would make for an excellent project. i would crash but i'm sure…"
Aug 4, 2012
Chris Mitchell posted a blog post
Suggestions on improving flight are welcome :)Testing the quadcopter in autonomous modes. I normally fly in Stabilize mode but today we tried switching to loiter and then tried to use the mission planner to "fly to here".I have some work to do on…
Aug 4, 2012
Chris Mitchell posted a discussion
I've noticed on my motors and a lot of other motors that having the motors above the quadcopter means that the max lift capacity relies on the little C-Clip under the motor shaft which leads me to my question, would it not be better to mount the…
May 20, 2012
Chris Mitchell posted a discussion
I accidentally shorted motor outputs 3&4 to +5v leaving my Quadcopter with only 2 working motor outputs(1&2). Outputs 5&6 are still operational and was wondering how to go about re-routing outputs 3 to 5 and 4 to 6 so i can still use this board to…
Apr 19, 2012
Chris Mitchell replied to Chris Mitchell's discussion El Cheapo Quadcopter fly's
"Heres the parts list, you can get them from this ebay store http://stores.ebay.com.au/meleeshop-c-o-m   
The parts arrived by DHL nice and fast, nothing was damaged and at all works as expected. I did have to flash the controller though so the craft…"
Aug 30, 2011
Chris Mitchell posted a discussion
So far this Quad Copter has cost about $350(AUD) to build including the radio gear. I will post a build list soon.I had thought this was going to be an expensive hobby to get in to but have been pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to assemble,…
Aug 29, 2011
Chris Mitchell posted photos
Aug 29, 2011