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Been in RC my whole life


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Eddie Weeks replied to AntimatterCrusader's discussion ArduBoat: Any way to have it hold position against current/wind? in ArduBoat User Group
"I did this years ago but I was not using APM or pixhawk.   The code simply increased the power
as the distance from the boat to the target point increased...  Eventually it would stabilize and sit very still
while facing the target point.   It was n…"
Sep 15, 2016
Eddie Weeks replied to Aevi Goth's discussion Heavy Lift (20-60Kg) Frames ... who has one?
"This copter is in development..

28,000 watt..
70 lb payload..

2015-03-01 15.38.35.jpg"
Oct 8, 2015
Eddie Weeks replied to David Locascio's discussion Geotagging Pictures From NEX 5 Using APM Planner and Pixhawk
">try enabling more logging, LOG_BITMASK is the param you want

Yes... I did this.. and Now I CAM messages... this fixed my problem..
Eddie"
Sep 22, 2015
Eddie Weeks replied to David Locascio's discussion Geotagging Pictures From NEX 5 Using APM Planner and Pixhawk
"I am having the same problem...  I run a mission with "DO_SET_CAM_TRIGG_DIST" set to 10..
Copter takes lots of pictures... but when I download the .log file... there are NO CAM messages in the log file..
See attached...  I am using a servo to take t…"
Jul 1, 2015
Eddie Weeks replied to ausdroid's discussion Multistar 10000 blowing chargers
"Ok.. I am listening.  I just read that you charged the battery and everything is fine...  Interesting"
Mar 7, 2015
Eddie Weeks replied to ausdroid's discussion Multistar 10000 blowing chargers
"There is no failure mode of a battery that will kill a charger...  This is a fact.
You asked the question in the first post but have all ready come to your own
conclusion, so whats the point if you will not listen.

if you want help.. listen close..…"
Mar 6, 2015
Eddie Weeks replied to ausdroid's discussion Multistar 10000 blowing chargers
"I don't think a battery can blow a charger...

If you blew 2 chargers and then the power supply..... it sounds like to me the power supply started acting up
and it blew the chargers and then it died itself...  a battery can't do that..."
Mar 3, 2015
Eddie Weeks replied to keith mann's discussion Pixhawk Arm switch bypass
"Setting BRD_SAFETYENABLE to 0 is the only way to arm some ESC..

I fought with this for a while...  Good job putting that in there

Eddie Weeks"
Mar 2, 2015
Eddie Weeks replied to Zwonimir's discussion Heavy-Lift machines with 29" - flying issues
"A good way to get rid of vibs is make a new plate on the top of the copter and put the Batteries and the PixHawk
all on the one plate and rubber mount the plate with these...  That will help a lot..

http://www.mcmaster.com/#vibration-damping-sandwi…"
Feb 14, 2015
Eddie Weeks replied to Dave Shrader's discussion Gas Hybrid Quad Rotor UAV?
"I did this years ago...
I made 1000 watts with a 23cc car motor... worked fine but was on the edge of flying..
A pos battery was used and could lift that copter fully charged but the voltage would drop to 3.7..
With the generator running with on a m…"
Jan 23, 2015
Eddie Weeks commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Turbine-powered quad first flight
"Its was done in 2007 and only flew for 6 min... Burned 1lb of fuel per min...
Not an efficient idea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQxufg0R5Dc"
Nov 19, 2014
Eddie Weeks replied to Thomas J Coyle III's discussion Pontoon Remote Survey Vehicle (RSV) in ArduBoat User Group
"I am tuning my skid steer boat right now and was wondering if you can post
a screen shot if your PIDs.    Thanks

Eddie Weeks"
Oct 31, 2014
Eddie Weeks replied to Robert's discussion Crash after failsafe engaged apm 2.5
"Yes... Mission planner ver 1...  Bottom left... load log file...  select parm on the bottom right..."
Mar 20, 2014
Eddie Weeks replied to Shouyeh Gong's discussion Can a APM-equipped quadcopter take off from a boat?
"For my work in Aerial Photography, I take off and land off the back of my truck all the time...  With practice... no problem..."
Mar 19, 2014
Eddie Weeks replied to Robert's discussion Crash after failsafe engaged apm 2.5
"If all the motors are running... its prob not a shorted ESC..
smell each one... if it shorted you will be able to smell it...
smell each motor also.... they stink if they start to fail..."
Mar 19, 2014
Eddie Weeks replied to Robert's discussion Crash after failsafe engaged apm 2.5
"Yep.... If an ESC fails... it sometimes shorts out, drawing lots of current...

Check for a bunt ESC...  What shape is the copter now.."
Mar 19, 2014
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