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Albany, NY


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Multirotors and flying wings


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John Butkus replied to zheng jishi's discussion How to trigger the camera(Canon 5D MARK 2) by APM?
"http://www.rc-flysoft.com/pages/switch00_e.htm
These work great. One is a source in Europe and one is in the USA."
Aug 14, 2014
John Butkus replied to zheng jishi's discussion How to trigger the camera(Canon 5D MARK 2) by APM?
Aug 14, 2014
John Butkus replied to John Butkus's discussion Flying in Mexico
"I had no troubles at all. Hardly anyone noticed me flying it or carrying it around."
Jun 12, 2014
John Butkus replied to Noam Chompersky's discussion Lobby Efforts
"http://parcap.org/
http://rcapa.net/
Here are two groups that may what you are looking for."
Apr 27, 2014
John Butkus replied to Mark Harris's discussion Warning for agriculture pilots - crash caused fire
"I understand your concern in an arid climate, but what do you suggest that we use that has a similar weight to power ratio to lipo?

A fire extinguisher is part of my flying equipment. I have no delusions that it will put out a lipo fire. It won't.…"
Mar 2, 2014
John Butkus replied to zheng jishi's discussion How to trigger the camera(Canon 5D MARK 2) by APM?
"The Canon ixus 100 needs 5v to trigger but the 5D needs dry contacts."
Feb 9, 2014
John Butkus commented on Ron Isaksen's blog post Fun AquaCopter .... But looking for the NEW thing?
"I ordered my Sistema container and am going for your idea; Tupperware penthouse."
Jan 25, 2014
John Butkus commented on Ron Isaksen's blog post Fun AquaCopter .... But looking for the NEW thing?
"Sweet! Dual batteries in the Tupperware Penthouse. Very cool idea. That solves the "I have to cram the batteries into the hull" problem."
Jan 24, 2014
John Butkus commented on Ron Isaksen's blog post Fun AquaCopter .... But looking for the NEW thing?
"Oh, I see you are the Seattle Craigslist guy. It was on eBay for about 10 minutes too, yes?"
Jan 24, 2014
John Butkus commented on Ron Isaksen's blog post Fun AquaCopter .... But looking for the NEW thing?
"The kits are over priced but the frames are a good price. I built mine for much less. This picture looks like one that was posted on a Craigslist add in Seattle for $1300 recently. They are fun little birds. A bit heavy, I call mine the Aqua Porcum…"
Jan 24, 2014
John Butkus commented on Ron Isaksen's blog post Fun AquaCopter .... But looking for the NEW thing?
Jan 24, 2014
John Butkus posted a discussion
Flying in MexicoI will be visiting Mexico in a few weeks. Can anyone tell me the rules for flying RC there? Can we use 2.4g? Any regs about flying with a camera?thanks
Jan 20, 2014
John Butkus replied to Douglas Kenny's discussion Gimbal for 3D-RX8
"A wire rope isolator is the best defense against jello.

This guy makes them for the GoPro and they work great.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/GoPro-wire-rope-anti-vibration-isolator-cut..."
Jan 12, 2014
John Butkus replied to Travis's discussion what i want to do, what do i need to do it
"MikroKopter's electronics does have a follow me function. They are pricey but their stuff is the best.
 
http://mikrokopter.com/ucwiki/en/MikroKopter"
Dec 26, 2013
John Butkus replied to Wally Reder's discussion How to use the Canon SX260 as FPV camera
"There may be latency issues to consider. It is nice to have a downlink showing what the Canon sees but I am not sure it will be fast enough to use for FPV. I have not tested that camera, but some if they are recording can have a half a second delay.…"
Dec 23, 2013
John Butkus replied to Mark Williams's discussion Smartphone for aerial photographs
"My insight would be to backup your contacts before throwing your phone into the air. ;)"
Dec 3, 2013
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