Lethbridge, AB

About Me:

I'm a 30-something father of 3 boys who has always had a passion for robotics, RC, and photography.

Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Just getting started, was steered onto APM by a friend. I'm a hobby photographer and would love to be able to take aerial photography/videography.


Lethbridge, AB Canada

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Devon Lyons commented on Nick Arsov's blog post Ardupilot/PX4 communities : DIY hardware Innovation is still alive and well - the new XRacer V1.0
"Looks really good guys!"
Nov 5, 2015
Devon Lyons replied to Damo's discussion Best quadcopter camera for photography and fpv at the same time in ArduCopter User Group
"I don't own a go pro v3, but can't you replace the lens on it? I'm pretty sure a 1/2.5 IR lens will fit, something around a 2.8mm focal length should work great."
Aug 27, 2013
Devon Lyons commented on SkyDrone.aero's blog post Sky Drone FPV - Digital 4G/LTE FPV with MAVLink and APM Support on Indiegogo
"Fantastic response SkyDrone, dealing with difficult individuals is a skill that takes much patience. Now, what about being able to send rc commands via LTE, and truly have an all-in-one unlimited range FPV platform?"
Aug 19, 2013
Devon Lyons commented on SkyDrone.aero's blog post Sky Drone FPV - Digital 4G/LTE FPV with MAVLink and APM Support on Indiegogo
"Looks great, but why not combine this with a radio transmitter module and receiver as well and have nearly unlimited range for video and rc?

Either way, I'll be backing this and keeping a close eye on it."
Aug 18, 2013
Devon Lyons commented on Jonathan Hesselbarth's blog post Take off and landing with VTOL in the forest
"Very nice. I think I have found my next flyer...

Is the code standard (as in can it be updated when arducopter gets updated) or have proprietary changes been done?"
Aug 16, 2013
Devon Lyons left a comment on ArduCopter User Group
"Depends on your software version: 2.9.1 - yes, 3.0.1 - no."
Aug 16, 2013
Devon Lyons replied to Loren Zimmer's discussion My first setup...looking for critiques on layout in ArduCopter User Group
"Hi Loren, looks like a good start to me, but I do have a couple suggestions:
1. Try putting the escs on the arms and securing them using zip-ties.  I know you won't be able to run your motor wires in the arms if you do this, but there really isn't…"
Aug 16, 2013
Devon Lyons commented on Aran Fitzgerald's blog post Ground Station Concept
"This looks amazingly similar to what I have coming from HK, although I went with Boscam 7 inch screen with built in 5.8Ghz diversity receiver (http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=35055).  That way my antenna mounts are on…"
Aug 15, 2013
Devon Lyons commented on Ian Lyons's blog post Spiri kickstarter takes care of safety issues
"Interesting...although in that form factor (small size) I'm wondering about flight times and payload capability.  It would be interesting to see the Spiri "brain" be available separately for installation onto larger rigs with greater capabilities. "
Aug 15, 2013