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Gender

Male


Location

San Antonio, TX


About Me:

No particular background, field of interests range from green sustainabilty/inventing/ technology applications.


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Interested in researching unexplored applications for automated drones. Particularly partial to quads.


Hometown:

SATX


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Ian forbes replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter 2.5 released!
"Hope everyone is having a good evening (or morning respectively) guys! I am having issues with MP 1.1.92?  My MP software started crashing when I would try to run video overlay into the Hud, and then started freezing completely.  I removed the video…"
Jun 12, 2012
Ian forbes replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter 2.5 released!
"I am trying to load 2.6 Delta via arduino, I keep getting "AP_Intl 6 does not name a type" when I try to upload or verify, what am I flagging wrong? I cleared // from # define CONFIG_APM_HARDWARE APM_HARDWARE_APM2 but still get this error for .6 del…"
Jun 9, 2012
Ian forbes replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter 2.5 released!
"I finally had success working all the bug out of my Y6 today, butrned through 3 batteries no problems, just a small bit of wobble, but I had a loose connection on my channel 6 so my tuning was no use in the field...  I started messing with channels…"
Jun 9, 2012
Ian forbes commented on Ruwan's blog post FAA Reveals List of Colleges and Police Departments That Can Fly Drones
"@Ellison, I like the way you think..  Then we could use government money instead of my own when I rebuild from a crash...
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Apr 28, 2012
Ian forbes replied to afernan's discussion Compass mag_field hard interference: solved
"Dying to see some photos! I have been having some issues regarding Random Yaw on my X8.  Would twisting wire always be a good practice in main wiring for future reference? I haven't really studied my logs yet, too busy reppairing and balancing props…"
Apr 16, 2012
Ian forbes replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter 2.5 released!
"Another question for the group, can I upolad sketches using xbee connection instead of usb?  My usb is a litlle tricky, connects and disconnects at it own will, pins went bad bent in usb? I tried to upload via xbe and I get "warning not a 2156? (i t…"
Apr 14, 2012
Ian forbes left a comment for Ian forbes
"Hey have you had a chance to fly X8?  I am having a odd glitch in esc 7 and 8, you had any issues loading via arduino and getting 7 an 8 to acknowleged by APM2??"
Apr 14, 2012
Ian forbes replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter 2.5 released!
"I am running ArduCopter 2.5.3 on an x8 using turnigy 18A escs, and Kda 20-22Ls.  I uploaded sketch for X8 via arduino,  but for some reason motors 7 and8 continue to beep, I programmed the escs individually as per wiki, but it still won't acknowledg…"
Apr 14, 2012
Ian forbes left a comment for Sid Lookingbill
"KICKASS another Texas 550 witespy build.  I have had issues, but I think I am finally flying, are you going to build up an X8 or leave as quad 4?  I just looked up Herford, bummer you are so far away, apparently I am one of only 2 multi copter guys…"
Apr 11, 2012
Ian forbes replied to Jeff Simpson's discussion Issues with XBee PRO and XStreamBee adapter board
"No idea, beyond my scope, but figured I'd let you know someone is reading these...
I am running the xstream bee (3rd one now) with the xbee pro 900s.  I didn't need to go that deep into the cofiguration.  It has been troublesome, and I still think i…"
Apr 9, 2012
Ian forbes replied to Ian forbes's discussion X 8 coax multi Firmware question.. Bird is built but I can't fly!
"SUCCESS! Had to start all over with original arducoptor file, made changes and it uploaded finally!..  Thanks ADAM! +1!"
Apr 3, 2012
Ian forbes posted a discussion
I have finished building up my x quad up to an x8 coax configuration.  I found the diagram for wiring the motors as per the Wiki for APM 2, and have double checked the actual motor wiring by listening for the esc beep as I disconnected the motors 1…
Apr 3, 2012
Ian forbes replied to Marco Robustini's discussion ArduCopter Heavy X-Octo / X8 Coax - Foto, video and other
"amrco, I am trying to get my x8 up and running using APM 2.  I have wiring correct, but I think I am loading the wrong firmware maybe, I am not getting the right motor spinning when I run the motors test. 
Do I use Ardu coptor V2.5.3 octa X firmware…"
Apr 2, 2012
Ian forbes left a comment on ArduCopter User Group
"Need some x 8 help... Do I use Ardu coptor V2.5.3 octa X firmware?  I have all my motors setup as per wiki X8 counter rotating diagram, but when I run the motors test, it does not conform to the video in the motors test. 
 Motors are absolutely wire…"
Apr 2, 2012
Ian forbes replied to Ian forbes's discussion Hardware weekness on APM 2. Can one reinforce GPS connection on APM 2 oilpan?
"Thanks for all the great replies.  I am still wondering if the prop ring suspension rig won't lend itself to resonance vibrations?  I read the first posts before this became part of the wiki, and some were of the opinion this might be a bad idea... …"
Apr 1, 2012
Ian forbes replied to Ian forbes's discussion DAMN YOU XBEES! Not connecting AGAIN after update...
"Xbee Update--> I fixed it,  I had to reload firmware, I disconnected battery, reconnected-- still would not connect, I left battery connected and hit reset button, tried to connect again and it connected just fine.  ODD..."
Mar 28, 2012
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