Williston, VT

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Pixhawk and Ardupilot! DIY RC APM 2.5


Waltham, Vermont

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Jake replied to matt wollam's discussion Long Endurance
"There are so many more obstacles than determining a frame for something this large. Do you have xperience building fixed wing systems? The whole concept is impractical- you ll need so much redundancy- definitely more than one autopilot running in…"
Feb 23, 2015
Jake replied to Robert Williams's discussion I need advice on a delivery drone build for a high school engineering project
"you'll need a transmitter- I dont think flight without one is available with the firmware. Also be weary about going large- you'll have to fly in biigger places and flying near people/things becomes way more dangerous, and crashes can  be more costly"
Jan 28, 2015
Jake replied to Anna Tian's discussion Pixhawk airspeed sensor (from 3DR) measurement range problem
"no idea what the spec of the airspeed sensor is, but given it relies on pressure, there is certainly a minimum speed threshold and you may have found it. but I think the code utilizes both airspeed sensor and gps data together to get an accurate…"
Jan 21, 2015
Jake replied to Anna Tian's discussion Best open source autopilots v.s. commercial autopilots for conventional fixed wing unmanned aircraft usage
"i agree with Rob, ive been using the pixhawk (after learning on apm) and I have only had successes, never a failure- 25% seems way too high- and I am truley amazed at the versitility and ability of the open source system. which of course is always…"
Jan 20, 2015
Jake commented on Dan Murray's blog post Five Additional FAA Exemptions Issued Today, House Hearing on UAS Integration
"If there is anything that pisses me off its exemptions for certain parties and no bid contracts! "
Dec 17, 2014
Jake commented on Adrián Nagy Hinst's blog post GimBALL - 3D printed DIY Gimbal with closed hull - PART1 (design)
"Oh I see it, Wow- looks awesome!"
Nov 26, 2014
Jake commented on Adrián Nagy Hinst's blog post GimBALL - 3D printed DIY Gimbal with closed hull - PART1 (design)
"Id like to see it printed!!"
Nov 26, 2014
Jake replied to Kristian's discussion Almost got killed in the office today. Log file attached..
Nov 2, 2014
Jake commented on Benoit Pereira da Silva's blog post APM:Bird or FlappyPlane ?
"So awesome! doesnt look like he is using an apm though"
Oct 15, 2014
Jake commented on Quadzimodo's blog post Plexidrone - Latest Crowdfunded Drone
"Have you had a 35minute flight, or close to it??"
Oct 11, 2014
Jake replied to Jason Morin's discussion Phantom 2
"Jason- Does it go all the way off or do the motor just turn off? If its just the motors (and lights under arms) than you are on immediate cutoff (motors stop when throttle = 0). In the naza software you can change from immediate to intelligent so…"
Aug 27, 2014
Jake replied to Fred LeFevre's discussion No GPS Fix?
"before you replace the gps - check your gps wires for continuity, check the antenna connection- ive had wires break and the gps antenna connection come loose"
Jul 28, 2014
Jake left a comment for Dylan
"this is the place to spend your time"
Jul 23, 2014
Jake left a comment for Dylan
"so true man- i respect that haha"
Jul 23, 2014
Jake left a comment for Dylan
"Hey lets start a vermont user group- you disappeared from facebook"
Jul 23, 2014
Jake replied to mark's discussion uBlox new 6m and APM 2.5.2 in ArduCopter User Group
"thats tricky. If you havent tried already attempted i would try adjusting the baud rate"
Apr 24, 2014