About

Gender

Male


Location

Savage, MN


About Me:

I started building robots and control panels in grade school. Now I upgrade and maintain industrial control systems. I started flying RC about a year ago and I mentor in the FIRST robotics program.


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

I just finished assembling an APM. I want to try it in an airplane, helicopter, quadcopter, and a snow sled that I made last winter. I would like to automate my yard work and house work. Some day I want a light speed star ship, with an autopilot of course.


Hometown:

Minneapolis MN


Activity Feed

John Hestness left a comment on ArduRover User Group
"@MV,
Unfortunately I did not save my parameters, but I believe they are the default parameters except the heading2steer and servo2steer, the "D" I changed to zero.  I have some other experience with tuning and it seems that the D parameter is not of…"
May 30, 2013
John Hestness left a comment on ArduRover User Group
"I have been testing my slash based rover for a few weeks now.  One issue that I had was significant oscillation in the steering control (turning quickly left and right).  Today I tried setting the D (derivative) of the two steering PID control loops…"
May 28, 2013
John Hestness left a comment on Minneapolis, Minnesota Fly Club
"I just read about Andrews presentation coming up at the Hackfactory makerspace and decided to make a contribution to the Fighting Walrus iOS drone controller Indiegogo project.  11 days to go, good luck guys!"
Apr 4, 2013
John Hestness left a comment on Minneapolis, Minnesota Fly Club
"I picked one up at Micro-center. It is a USB to micro-usb HOST cable about 6" long. Last night I tried the Droid planner app, and that also works with the 3DR radios. That app has an RC mode so you can drive/fly from your phone. The only problem I h…"
Apr 4, 2013
John Hestness left a comment on Minneapolis, Minnesota Fly Club
"I just got the andropilot app working on my Google branded Samsung galaxy nexus phone. It has most of the features of mission planner. The hardest part was getting the right cable to connect the 3DR radio to the phone, the first cable I got from ama…"
Apr 2, 2013