Nevers, Nievre

About Me:

I'm an aero engineer, sailmaker and pilot, (about 3300 hours, single engine land, IFR,, seaplane and glider pilot)retired and disabled (no legs) and as of 2016 a total newbie at arduino and APM. Learning.

Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

RC modeler since 1960 (yes, that's a 6), with a long gap to go sailing (gone 14 years), then to France. Since legs went to the trash, went back to little airplanes. Legal Resident of France.


Paris for 15 years, then Nevers (central France)

Activity Feed

James Miller replied to Victor Adrian Toledo's discussion PreArm Check Error : Gyros inconsistent in ArduPlane User Group
"Even though it's been a while since Victor's post, I have the same problem. I got a suggestion to reboot the aircraft with no motion at all, but still this gyro thing dogs me.
Victor, did you ever solve this?
Advice needed here."
Feb 25, 2019
James Miller posted a discussion
Beginner here. TIA for patience.I've configured my pixhawk flying wing with Mission Planner, and am ready to fly when the weather breaks, but need to use a tablet in the field. I'm wheelchair bound, so I need everything right to hand. I plan to…
Feb 5, 2019
James Miller replied to Bartek Sad's discussion Bad AHRS - Pixhawk
"ice-o-l8 said:
Mission Planner,
' Flight Data '
' Pre Flight ' tab,
(far right) click ' Edit ',
change ' GPS Status '  ' {value} >= 3 ' from ' 3 ' to ' 1 ',
or ' 2 ' if you have two gps'.
' SAVE '
Now ' Verify GPS ' will turn green…"
Jan 31, 2019
James Miller posted a discussion
Thanks to all for all the work and patience here.Tx/Rx: Graupner MX-20, GR-24MP 1.3.6AP 3.9All was well with my first AP setup of a flying wing Falcon. GPS worked, controls moved in the correct directions, I even had the travels set.Now, nothing…
Dec 16, 2018
James Miller posted a discussion in ArduPlane User Group
I'm new to Arduplane, but I've got high-mileage left-handed reflexes, and need mode 3 to fly. But neither of the ground stations I've tried allow for that control layout. How can I configure Mission planner or Qgroundcontrol in stick mode 3?
Apr 2, 2018
James Miller left a comment on PIXHAWK
"Bernardo, I switched cables, not the problem. The power is from my big tower, and is main-board power-it's fine too.
When it works there's a lot of light activity that I don't understand. I hate not understanding. I need to educate myself. Can…"
Jan 11, 2017
James Miller left a comment on PIXHAWK
If I plug in a battery to the (connected) power monitor the pixhawk will light up one time out of 3. If I plug in the USB port to my PC, to a full-service port using the cable that came with it, my pixhawk does not light at all-- just…"
Jan 11, 2017
James Miller commented on PX4's blog post PX4 supports tilt-rotor and tailsitter VTOL airframes
"Finally, some action on VTOL tailsitters. Great news! I'm a newbie on PX4, but looking forward to lots of creative new VTOL designs. Where can I /who can I talk with for help converting my three VTOL tailsitters (currently running on the KK2.1.5…"
Jan 6, 2017