Fontana, CA

About Me:

I currently fly RC airplanes, helicopters and quad-copters.

Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

I've been flying quads for about 6mos., and realize you can fly them anywhere, parts count is limited and flight parameters are almost unlimited.


Fontana, CA

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Fred Flores replied to Fred Flores's discussion Lost tracking image on MP satellite map when using AUTO in Arducopter Y6 Owners
"Thanks Nigel, I don't use the GCS. If I lost telemetry wouldn't I also loose flight data on the MP. I still have the flight data on the split screen. So I'll have to watch it closer, as I'm usually either using Fat Shark or monitor to view flight. I…"
Feb 21, 2014
Fred Flores posted a discussion in Arducopter Y6 Owners
On the last few Auto-Mission flights I notice I no longer have the Y-6 tracking on my satellite map image. The Y-6 will still fly the mission, but I no longer get the tracking on the satellite map image like I use too. Didn't change anything, has…
Feb 20, 2014
Fred Flores replied to Jaime's discussion Power Distribution Board cable issues. in Arducopter Y6 Owners
"Not had the problem, but since this pretty much stays in place once it has been built, what I have used in the past on areas like this is low temp hot glue or silicone, I sometimes use it to make sure the wires also stay separated in tight spaces.…"
Jan 22, 2014
Fred Flores replied to Nelson Salez's discussion Y6 Frame 10 Conversion in Arducopter Y6 Owners
"If you change to the Frame 10 conversion, if one of the motors goes out will it still be able to fly. Has anyone tried it yet. The old motor set up if you loose a motor the Y-6 will still fly a little unstable but manageable to at least get it back…"
Jan 5, 2014
Fred Flores posted a discussion in Arducopter Y6 Owners
Not sure how to post actual video but here is a youtube link of my Y-6 and a friend's Quad flyn around, another friend did the video.... We set them up with both video and FPV and are a blast to fly....Thanks to this community, developers, and…
Dec 21, 2013
Fred Flores replied to Jeff P's discussion Compass calibration in ArduCopter User Group
"I fly a Quad and a Y-6 at several different fields and haven't re-calibrated my compass. The only thing I notice is when I switch fields I have to check via Mission Planner that my copters are showing level prior to arming and also you can check for…"
Dec 5, 2013
Fred Flores left a comment for Austin Johnson
"Check Byron Cherry's post dated May 22,2013, that should help or search:
6 modes on a Futaba T9CAP and it should come up. Not sure if you have seen this."
Jul 19, 2013
Fred Flores replied to Angus Allen's discussion APM 2.5 2.9.1.b throttles down and lands by itself? in ArduCopter User Group
"Might also want to check status of battery itself. I've had that happen and found that the battery had a bad cell. So now I charge in the balance mode or check the battery with a cell checker to be sure."
Jun 13, 2013
Fred Flores replied to Jim Stricker's discussion Remote LED to show Arming status...

Not sure if you have seen this or have already figured it out..."
Jun 1, 2013
Fred Flores replied to Oliver's discussion Setting RTL Flight Speed?
"Yes I changed the WP_SPEED_MAX to 250 and LAND SPEED to 40 and now it comes back slower and doesn't scare me when it flies back to home."
May 1, 2013
Fred Flores replied to Jeff L's discussion RTL aggressiveness in 2.9
"Not sure if you ever got an answer on this, but this is what I ended up doing.  I had the same problem so I went to the WP_SPEED MAX parameter which was set at 500. I reduced it to 250, I also went to the LAND SPEED parameter which was set at 50 and…"
May 1, 2013
Fred Flores commented on Xerravon's blog post 6 positions for Futaba 9C Super
"First thanks to the guys working on this. I've picked up alot of info just reading all the stuff. Since I am use to flying helicopters & airplanes I wanted my switches where I'm use to changing modes so what I did and it worked was changed the C…"
Apr 13, 2013
Fred Flores commented on Xerravon's blog post 6 positions for Futaba 9C Super
"I wonder if this is for a 9C super 72Mhz, I converted mine to 2.4Mhz using the module. I only get the 3 modes too. Does this matter I wonder. Maybe I'll give Futaba a call and see if they can help."
Apr 11, 2013