About

Gender

Male


Location

Lexington Park, MD


About Me:

Retired Navy with plenty of time on hand to enjoy hobbies.


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Been into RC Multicopters for two years now. Loving the hobby and learning a lot! One thing I've learned is that this hobby gets expensive. LOL I'm now up to three air frames, Hexa-C, Y-6B, and a custom built OctoQuad (X8).


Hometown:

Boise Idaho


Activity Feed

Doug Walmsley commented on Julian's blog post 3DR's Rise and Fall
"@Rob_Lefebvre,
Sadly a week ago I was filming our rescue squad and standing out front in the shadows and performed a flyover to the rear of the lot and station and noted the RSSi dropped rapidly and the drone flew off instead of RTL.  Lucky it…"
Oct 11, 2016
Doug Walmsley replied to Randy's discussion figuring out the Antenna Tracker
"Randy,
Since I do not have any available ports on my air-frame to jack in a ADSB receiver, has there been any discussion or progress on adding it to the antenna tracker configuration with air avoidance messages uploaded to UAV via Mavlink or or for…"
Aug 15, 2016
Doug Walmsley replied to Randy's discussion figuring out the Antenna Tracker
"Randy,
Good Day. I've been offline for a while with DIYDrones and am in the process of reading much and trying to catch up with what is happening.
So far I'm anxious to get my tracker firmware updated and get back to testing! I do however have a…"
Jul 7, 2016
Doug Walmsley commented on Xrotors.net's blog post XRotors 280 size with folding arm quadcopter design.
"I have a 3d Printer which is a Delta style printer.  How large in millimeters is you largest part?  I almost exclusively use PETG filament materials as I've found it to be quite resilient to stresses with low flexing.  Be interested in printing and…"
Apr 13, 2016
Doug Walmsley commented on Chris Anderson's blog post HobbyKing's first RC transmitter designed specially for APM/Pixhawk
"Not that I have a lot to say about Quantum products, but they built this for the low end consumer not the majority of geeks like myself. What I'm more interested in is range quality and what receivers can be used with this radio? Time to research…"
Mar 14, 2016
Doug Walmsley commented on RC Tech.se's blog post HK Quanum i8 dissected
"Not that I have a lot to say about Quantum products, but they built this for the low end consume not the majority of geeks like myself.  What I'm more interested in is range quality and what receivers can be used with this radio?  Time to research…"
Mar 14, 2016
Doug Walmsley commented on EngineerX's blog post Tri-Blade Propellers for Mini Multirotors 4S Static Thrust Tests
"EngineerX,
Nice test video.  I'm preparing to build a FPV racer and this is insightful.  However, I was not have any success locating you excel spreadsheet that you mentioned in this post.  Would please provide a link to it?"
Mar 9, 2016
Doug Walmsley commented on Chris Anderson's blog post ADS-B for Dronecode-based platforms (Solo, Pixhawk etc)
"Didn't catch when this device is projected to be on the market and what the possible will be?"
Feb 24, 2016
Doug Walmsley commented on Charles Blouin's blog post First affordable USB thrust stand available now!
"Just what I have been looking for!  Ordered one.  Awesome tool, thanks Charles."
Feb 24, 2016
Doug Walmsley replied to Cala's discussion Rangefinders: Lidar Lite V2, Lightware, and others, need recommendations in ArduCopter User Group
"My bad.  I used the wrong URL. Try this one."
Feb 17, 2016
Doug Walmsley replied to Cala's discussion Rangefinders: Lidar Lite V2, Lightware, and others, need recommendations in ArduCopter User Group
" Resistors lose there voltage accuracy in resistance when they become overheated from too much current draw.  However I don't thing the PWM signals draw much of any current so I'm sure it hooking a 1/4 watt up would work just fine."
Feb 17, 2016
Doug Walmsley replied to Cala's discussion Rangefinders: Lidar Lite V2, Lightware, and others, need recommendations in ArduCopter User Group
"@ David,
 
According to Craig Elder's DEV call, Terrain following is being worked up on version Copter 3.4."
Feb 17, 2016
Doug Walmsley replied to Cala's discussion Rangefinders: Lidar Lite V2, Lightware, and others, need recommendations in ArduCopter User Group
"Cala,
 
See my attached images for where I mounted my LidarLite and the orientation. 

 
Neither my X8 of Y6 showed any difference in height measurement while in level flight with one LidarLite oriented along the longitudinal (Y) axis and the other…"
Feb 17, 2016
Doug Walmsley replied to Cala's discussion Rangefinders: Lidar Lite V2, Lightware, and others, need recommendations in ArduCopter User Group
"Cala,
 
So I found an example of when you should consider a 1/2 watt over a 1/4 watt.  See http://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/172855/when-to-use-a...
I believe the PWM power is quite low and a 1/4 watt should be safe to use.  But if you…"
Feb 17, 2016
Doug Walmsley replied to Randy's discussion figuring out the Antenna Tracker
"So what is considered a safe distance then?"
Feb 5, 2016
Doug Walmsley commented on Gary McCray's blog post Really, really stupid idea of the month, maybe the whole year!- - Drone attack Eagles!
"Terrible idea. Harming a beautiful bird for what purpose, paranoia that someone is watching you? Shame on humanity!"
Feb 2, 2016
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