Port Orchard, WA

About Me:

Retired Ophthalmologist. Now UAV hobbyist and filmmaker. Living in Port Orchard, Washington. Non-current pilot with glider, multiengine, instrument and commercial ratings.

Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Am building Pixhawk flight controller for arduplane. Want to improve my areal videography.


Port Orchard, WA

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Dan Benson replied to Dan Benson's discussion Mission planner parameters when flight controller board orientation and external compass differ
"O.K. I seem to have fixed the problem.  Here's my solution for others stumped as I was.  
I needed to mount the flight controller on its side and still control the aircraft properly in stabilize, FBWA, FBWB, etc.
1.  In Mission planner => initial…"
May 27, 2018
Dan Benson posted a discussion
Space is tight in my RC plane so I had to place my Pixhawk flight controller on its left side.  I was able to orient my Ublox GPS + compass conventionally, meaning horizontally with the arrow pointing forward.I believe that the board orientation…
May 22, 2018
Dan Benson replied to Dan Benson's discussion Connecting HappyModel LEA-6H GPS with single cable bundle to PIXHAWK 2.4.8
"Here's what I have gleaned so far in researching this further.
1. the APM 2.5 has a built in compass
2.  evidently the apm 2.6 does not  have a built in compass.  (http://ardupilot.org/copter/docs/common-compass-setup-advanced.html)
hence there…"
Apr 24, 2017
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Dan Benson
Apr 21, 2017
Dan Benson posted a discussion
Unlike most descriptions that I can find, my GPS unit only has ONE cable coming from the GPS unit.  I can't get the compass to calibrate in Mission Planner.  All the points are clumped around a single spot far out in the periphery of  the live…
Apr 21, 2017