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Dave C posted a discussion
Hi Guys,Would there be anyone out there that is fully accredited and is prepared to fly drones around the rural areas of LA?You would be required for a couple of days to fly my custom camera rig (weighing about 4lbs (2kg)I'm a qualified pilot myself…
Mar 24, 2015
Dave C replied to Euan Ramsay's discussion Best tricopter layout
"Hi Euan, I have flown both configurations, both fly well. When using all the same direction props the tails servo just sits off to one side a touch in hover, and forward flight, to counter the torque and if your servo travel is limited you may find…"
Feb 4, 2015
Dave C commented on F. C. Bearsch's blog post Rethinking the RC "Controller TX" - SuperMan FM Continued-
"And this control mechanism is the way Curtis is world champion over and over. (well one of the influencing factors)

What you are doing here guys is amazing, i imagine a meld of this and 'leaf' type technology and we will all be commanding our drone…"
Nov 1, 2014
Dave C replied to Kristian's discussion Almost got killed in the office today. Log file attached..
"I gotta disagree here, that last thing that bullet connecters need is loosening, I solder all mine, if i use them at all.

Love the fuse idea, and pleased you didn't suffer more than props and a motor!

Gonna keep reading before i pass comment on an…"
Nov 1, 2014
Dave C replied to Newtoon's discussion Sonar for walls in ArduCopter User Group
"Hi Guillaume,

That link was from me, i had the copter under control from 4 sonars at once- one out of the front, one out of each side and one below. It wasn't finished but had started to work quite well.

It involved writing it bit of custom code,…"
Oct 27, 2014
Dave C commented on Chris Anderson's blog post DIY Drones teams dominate Sparkfun Autonomous Vehicle Competition
"Congrats all! 

Can't wait for the videos, the live feed missed quite a lot of the crucial runs. What happened to Rob's heli - I saw it speeding away and the feed cut out  :/

Watch your backs, I'll be there next year :D

And Leonard, you owe me a m…"
Jun 22, 2014
Dave C commented on leonardthall's blog post Printed high speed AVC copter and crash
"I'm using graupner eprops.12" *6, on 500w, 1300 kv motors on 4s. THey have very high pitch in the centre, and narrow tips.
I'd love to know what current it pulls on full throttle but I don't dare use a current sensor, it's a major point of failure,…"
Jun 10, 2014
Dave C commented on leonardthall's blog post Printed high speed AVC copter and crash
"My money is on the Aussie ;)"
Jun 9, 2014
Dave C commented on leonardthall's blog post Printed high speed AVC copter and crash
"Ha, Vince and Leonard, I remember those ideas well, your h-quad body would be perfect Vince,

I decided to KISS this year and just double the power on last years AVC winner. Unfortunately I'm not going to make it this year (gutted, it's my only titl…"
Jun 9, 2014
Dave C replied to John's discussion Quadcopter flipping over
"The 'p' props are pusher props. They should go on motors 3 and 4, and should spin clockwise. The non 'p' props are just standard direction props, the should be on motors 1 and 2 and should spin anti-clockwise.

Check here...http://copter.ardupilot.c…"
Jun 4, 2014
Dave C replied to Dom's discussion Sonar on gimbal?
"Nope I think it's a great idea, let us know how you get on! "
May 20, 2014
Dave C replied to Víctor Mayoral's discussion ESC in one chip
"Yes it's definitely possible, the mini quads, including the walkera ladybird and hubsan x4, both have single boards, with on board 'esc chips', and the whole board is cheap to replace.

I think the reason that larger quads tend to have separate comp…"
May 17, 2014
Dave C replied to John's discussion Quadcopter flipping over
"If you could post a picture of your setup, and possibly a video of of an attempted take off I might be able to isolate the problem for you"
May 9, 2014
Dave C replied to Jon Ardern's discussion Seeking help from Multi-Rotor Experts for (overly?) ambitious project!
"He's a brief explanation Euan

http://planner.ardupilot.com/wiki/swarming/"
May 9, 2014
Dave C replied to Parker Stephen's discussion Question for those who film with a GoPro and the Tarot 2D Gimbal
"I do it with one of these http://www.l-com.com/usb-right-angle-usb-cables-straight-a-male-to-...,  or at least one that looks just like them, it came from an old docking station.

There is just enough clearance not to stress the USB connector on the…"
May 8, 2014
Dave C replied to Jon Ardern's discussion Seeking help from Multi-Rotor Experts for (overly?) ambitious project!
"Hi John, 

I have a lot of info for you, and I'm based in the UK, I've sent you a message!"
May 8, 2014
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