About Me:

Aerospace Engineer and a keen user of Quadcopters.

Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

I own a F450 quadcopter with NAZA, GPS and FPV gear etc. I'm keen to learn more about the electronics side of things and have a play with the Ardupilot FC.



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Jakey Boy commented on Thomas J Coyle III's blog post Cargo UAS set to deliver
"Unfortunately the guy in question is neither credible nor reliable. Myself and a colleague invested some money into a company which he was a part of a few months ago. He ripped us off and is now using the prototype that we funded to look for further…"
Jul 28, 2014
Jakey Boy posted a discussion
Hello people, I've been away from Ardupilot for some time having had some bad experiences previously (probably my fault), but i'm back to give it another go.I've noticed talk of APM Planner now which seems to be a multi-platform planner virtually…
Feb 4, 2014
Jakey Boy posted a blog post
As the UK government declares the extensive flooding of the Somerset Levels as a major incident, calling in the assistance of the army and red cross to reach some of the marooned villages, a local company, Horizon:51, take to the skies to survey the…
Feb 3, 2014
Jakey Boy posted a discussion
Hi,I was having some problems with my quadcopter (running the APM 2.5) shooting off in random directions when I put it in Loiter or RTL modes.After doing some reading I came to the conclusion that this was probably due to interference having an…
Sep 23, 2013
Jakey Boy posted a discussion
Hi Guys, I finally got my newly built quad out for a test flight yesterday, set up is as follows:X650 Carbon quad APM 2.5 (currently no GPS fitted as it stopped working) Tiger MN series 700Kv motors 13x6.5 props 3S 6000 mAh LipoI was pleasantly…
Aug 24, 2013
Jakey Boy replied to Jakey Boy's discussion GPS started running hot, and now doesn't work at all
"Any input on this would be great :)"
Aug 13, 2013
Jakey Boy replied to Jakey Boy's discussion uBlox gets hot to touch, and now no longer works
Aug 13, 2013
Jakey Boy posted a discussion
Hi,My uBlox GPS has been working very well for the past few days since installing it into my quad connected to the APM 2.5. However, I noticed it starting to get very hot yesterday, and now it doesn't seem to work.The red power LED is on on the…
Aug 4, 2013
Jakey Boy posted discussions
Aug 3, 2013
Jakey Boy posted a discussion
Hi,I posted on here some time ago saying that my APM 2.5 wouldn't arm my ESCs (red light continues to blink). At the time i was using DJI Opto ESCs and I kind of put the problem down to them. So i recently purchased some nice new HobbyKing ESCs with…
Jul 30, 2013
Jakey Boy posted a discussion
Hi Guys,Not sure if anybody can help. I've downloaded the Mission Planner code to have a look over. I've followed all the instructions (i'm fairly proficient with Visual Studio) but i'm getting 2 errors when i try to build/compile the code (both…
Jul 25, 2013
Jakey Boy posted discussions
Jul 9, 2013
Jakey Boy posted a discussion
I have just purchased a APM2.5 and have installed the Arducopter firmware. Everything is calibrated correctly in the Mission Planner including my Spektrum DX8 which i have calibrated at least 10 times. However, i still can't get the ESCs to arm when…
Jun 23, 2013
Jakey Boy replied to Aleem Qureshi's discussion ArduCopter not arming using Specktrum DX8
"Was a solution found to this???? I have a DX8 and cannot arm the APM2 despite having calibrated everything more than once. Just get a continuous flashing red from the board."
Jun 22, 2013