About

Gender

Male


Location

Antigonish


About Me:

I am an amateur RCer and I am an Ecological Designer. My father and I own 2 RC airplanes that we bought when i was a kid and one is an antique 2hp tiger-shark war plane! huge but it was crashed, and my other is a smaller balsa plane that we never finished, because i left for university.


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

I am now returning home with my business and want to start building a UAS FPV GPS GIS photogrammetry survey drone to perform land survey for my clients. I am a huge fan of Open CSource so after a few days of searching I am now joining you all in this excellent and comprehensive community. Thanks for being! I think i will start with a DIY carbon fiber / alluminum frame ( my dad is a carpenter and I am a professional tinkerer) and we are going to add the AMP 2.5+ to start. Learn how to crash less badly, and eventually how not to crash. and hopfully calibrate everything so the onboard sys can help us out. I am thinking of adding IR and Ultra sonic sensors to increase the crash resistance. We are also building small blade cages to protect the copter and the people around it. Eventually I will be setting up my Lumix DMC TS3. which has onboard gps and altimeter and such so it makes for a great photogrammetry camera. SO i am just starting but i think i am in the right place.


Hometown:

Antigonish


Activity Feed

Graham replied to gareth wright's discussion cannot get past mag field warning to arm apm 2.5
"Do you have a GPS with a compass (2wires coming from gps unit)  Mine is only one and i have the same issue, I think i need an external compass?"
Mar 29, 2014
Graham replied to Amos Olson's discussion Does the APM 2.6 *REQUIRE* a compass before it can arm?
"Thanks I do have a very similar one, that comes with a board and when i plug it in it gives me a gps location.

Cheers"
Mar 18, 2014
Graham replied to Amos Olson's discussion Does the APM 2.6 *REQUIRE* a compass before it can arm?
"Do we need to have a gps and a compass or is this one and the same?

I have a Ublox gps, does it have a compass built in?"
Mar 18, 2014
Graham replied to Bertrand Duchiron's discussion Answer : Do I need a SFOC even if I help someone for free ? in Canada
"What if i am taking a picture of my own house or my own cow?
any idea?

also where do we make the aplication?"
Mar 14, 2014
Graham replied to Jean-Philippe's discussion how do I select the optimized wire gauge to connect motors for my Octa V copter ?
"I have a bunch of awg 16 and awg 12 that are 105 Deg Celsius, can i use this instead of the 200 C silicone wiring recommended? its the correct awg for what i need.

Thanks "
Mar 13, 2014
Graham replied to Graham's discussion Problems Flashing Simonk Firmware on HK F-30A using USBASP
"Thanks, I have been soo lost in all of this any help is much apreciated
I was about to give up andbuy turnigy plush 30A (as they dont need to be flashed)

I am using a mac so no drivers needed, but i will try selecting the clone in the menu. 

Did…"
Mar 13, 2014
Graham replied to Graham's discussion Problems Flashing Simonk Firmware on HK F-30A using USBASP
"has no one ever had thses issues when flashing a HKf30A ESC with Simonk?"
Mar 13, 2014
Graham posted a discussion
Hello everyone, I have just tried to flash the simonk firmware onto my esc's and got this error log in the screen shot below.We have the right firmware, and even tried older versions getting the same code. we even tried taking the usbasp off the esc…
Feb 25, 2014
Graham replied to Bob Mach's discussion Montreal user group?
"Hey Bob,  I would love to visit the Foulab space, I am going to start building my UAV soon (i have all the parts)  but i just need some guidance, and a used radio that i can mod to a 2.4 with FRSKY.

Let me know how is best to reach you and see this…"
Feb 12, 2014
Graham replied to Bob Mach's discussion Montreal user group?
"Hey Mat, I am in Ville Marie, and have all the parts to start building , my UAV Y copter. I would love to talk to you and see your UAV. I am very new at this and could use some guidance, also where is the foulab?

cheers"
Feb 12, 2014
Graham commented on Claudio Natoli's blog post iPad Ground Control Station
"sorry i thought the Digi XTend radio modem was an apple tv... you can see i am just a beginner at this. 

I am looking for an intuitive , low cost radio that gives me the warnings, and tells me what mode i am in like the ipad app.  any help would be…"
Feb 12, 2014
Graham commented on Claudio Natoli's blog post iPad Ground Control Station
"is this using an Ipad 1? 

What is the update on this do i still need the apple tv, etc"
Feb 12, 2014
Graham commented on Chris Anderson's blog post PX4 team does mindblowing mapping and exploration with optical flow board
"Thanks fot the Help, I was thinking that was the case, as i cant find much about the PX4 which told me it is very new , I am a very adept DIY'er, with many things but programming is not one of them. 

you all seem very knowledgable in this and I am…"
Feb 28, 2013
Graham commented on Chris Anderson's blog post PX4 team does mindblowing mapping and exploration with optical flow board
"Thanks Chris, I am building a Survey UAV and have not started, do you think it is worth waiting for the PX4 or will it be stable enough for a nube like me to use.  I am just hoping that the APM2.5+ will not get obsolete any time…"
Feb 28, 2013
Graham commented on Chris Anderson's blog post PX4 team does mindblowing mapping and exploration with optical flow board
"aI am debating weither to get the APM system of the PX4 I think that the higher processing is a great feature, but has the code caught up or it there a simple solution for running the AC in a shell?  I am a beginer at all of this.

help would be…"
Feb 28, 2013
Graham replied to Fouad Mahmud's discussion Flight Planning Software for ArduPilot Aerial Mapping
"I am building a Y copter for arial survey and am also looking for a open sourced waypoint planner software. 

If you have found one or completed your project please let me know.
Cheers"
Feb 28, 2013
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