Newnan, GA

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Owned Blade 350qx; lost one to a broken "b"blade; lost its replacement to a fly away. Looking for a reliable replacement. I'll be using it for autonomous aerial surveillance, mapping, and monitoring of my farm, Aerial photography: fpv monitoring of fire lines during controlled burns of my Pine plantations. Post Burn assessments.



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John Stevenson replied to cristian escudero's discussion Y6 3DR FIRST IMPORTANT CRASH OVER AUTO MISSION in Arducopter Y6 Owners
"I won't fly in auto, loiter, or any mode requiring gps with hdop over 2.0.

What firmware version do you have loaded?"
Mar 19, 2015
John Stevenson replied to Bud's discussion Mission Planner Error Uploading Firmware
"If it's any consolation I found a link on this site to allow me to upgrade M.P. It worked perfectly then the problems began after I did manage to upload the 3.2 fw.

I'm up to setting parameters for the 2014 rtf X8 frame type. I repeatedly get an…"
Feb 7, 2015
John Stevenson replied to matemm06's discussion Firmware, Bad motor, ESC? in Arducopter Y6 Owners
"I'd suggest that before your get into tearing the copter apart that you redo ALL calibrations, »»especially the compass.«« I do it in the manual mode and don't stop till I have about 4000 points. This has the extra benefit of getting my GPS to lock…"
Jan 31, 2015
John Stevenson replied to Felipe Rabat's discussion Success! in Arducopter Y6 Owners

I've been reading good things about this but don't own one. It might be worth looking at."
Jan 26, 2015
John Stevenson replied to Lake McGuire's discussion FPV Troubleshooting/No Video
"Okay, my X8 2014 RTF OSD/FPV (stock 3DR + Black Pearl Monitor) system was working fine. 3DR replaced my camera (thank you 3DR) due to its losing the lens in flight, and I had a crash which necessitated replacing two motors.
Since I got the copter…"
Jan 10, 2015
John Stevenson posted a discussion
Does anyone have setup info for the Turnigy 9xr PRO transmitter from Hobby King? I burned up my Fly Sky that came from 3dr by pulling a bone headed move and connecting one of the 900 MaH batteries that came with the FPV/OSD setup with wrong…
Aug 29, 2014
John Stevenson replied to DG's discussion GPS malfunctioning or ??? in Arducopter Y6 Owners
"If you have an android device try installing an app called K Index Monitor. Jerry Hardin put me into it.

It's an app that, as I understand was developed by a multi rotor guy to monitor, in real time, the electromagnetic activity of the Sun and keep…"
Aug 11, 2014
John Stevenson replied to DG's discussion 3DR Video/OSD System Kit in Arducopter Y6 Owners
"I ordered the FPV/OSD option from 3dr on my X8 RTF and, so far,  find it satisfactory.  I just replaced the 5.8g antennas with the Bluebeam Ultra set from RangeVideo.com yesterday (they come with the NEEDED adapters) and have only tried it out on…"
Aug 5, 2014
John Stevenson replied to Spencer Willis's discussion Prop nut tightening in Arducopter Y6 Owners
"Don't know if this will be the best solution, but it's what I bought to install/remove my X8 props.


I agree with Haygood that the nyloc nuts would be a smart move. Home Depot also sells…"
Jul 22, 2014
John Stevenson replied to Doug Walmsley's discussion Modified Y6 in Arducopter Y6 Owners
"Where did you post the photos?"
Jun 29, 2014
John Stevenson commented on Thomas J Coyle III's blog post Woman claims drone harassed her at Virginia Beach
May 18, 2014
John Stevenson commented on Thomas J Coyle III's blog post Woman claims drone harassed her at Virginia Beach
"I posted this over on the IRIS Owners Facebook page and got these responses (below). Sounds like this woman is just turning her imagination loose to concoct a fantasy or something.
That said, incidents involving irresponsible operation of drones,…"
May 18, 2014
John Stevenson replied to Todd's discussion 3DR X8 mods
"I'm interested in the same things. Sold my Blade 350QX and am extremely interested in the X8, especially if I can wring more endurance out of it.

There don't seem to be many of us out here, but I guess it's always lonely out on the bleeding edge.…"
May 3, 2014