Fort McMurray, Alberta

About Me:

I'm interested in electronics, photography, and cool things. Why not build my first RC multicopter for photography.

Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

I like photography, and thought building an aerial platform would be a fun hobby.



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Kevin Schumacher replied to Jake Simon's discussion Kill Switch in Auto Mode
"You could always program a channel 7 option to disarm motors.  That would drop it like a rock.  I already posted the changes on issue 481.  The code is untested but should work.

Oct 25, 2012
Kevin Schumacher commented on Jani Hirvinen's blog post jDrones News: jD-IOBoard v1.0
"@ Ravi
Just browse the source code from the downloads link.  It takes you here:
Aug 30, 2012
Kevin Schumacher replied to hoquet's discussion Connecting APM2.5 Hardware
"I would connect the Xbee to the UART0/2 that is in the top right of your image.  That matches the instructions where telemetry is hooked up.

Aug 14, 2012
Kevin Schumacher commented on Jason Short's blog post Arducopter 2.7 Auto-Flip
"That's awesome!  Can't wait to try it on my quad.
How easy is it to run code through your Sim? :)
My thoughts on how to do a forward moving backflip/loop:
Pitch forward at 10°/sec until 40 until - Gain ~5m altitude during forward pitch.Gain altitude…"
Aug 2, 2012
Kevin Schumacher replied to Steve Zeets's discussion High Accuracy RTK Positions with the LEA-6 using RTCM via NTRIP
"I would love to get real time <10cm accuracy.
Another option would be using some post processing.  Is there a way to log the raw GPS observations in the APM2 with LEA-6, and post process (RTKLIB) with base station data.  Then update the log file…"
Aug 2, 2012
Kevin Schumacher replied to Brianman's discussion Automatic Waypoint Grid Generator for Aerial photography
"It's a feature of Mission Planner.  Just use the Flight Planner.  Right click and select Draw Polygon.  When finished, click the grid button at the bottom.  Then you define the spacing and angle for the flight lines.  Make sure you have a home…"
Jul 31, 2012
Kevin Schumacher replied to Peter Fonseca's discussion hex
"Found it here.  I just tried removing the PCB from the file name.
Jul 12, 2012
Kevin Schumacher replied to Kevin Schumacher's discussion APM2 not Ready to Fly on LiPo
"So after a fresh erase, and 2.6 upload with a new esc calibration I can get it to take it off and doesn't want to flip.  So the flip issue is taken care of, but that's not what the topic was about. 

Now, why does it need to be connected to MP in…"
Jun 30, 2012
Kevin Schumacher replied to Kevin Schumacher's discussion APM2 not Ready to Fly on LiPo
"I did have JP1 installed, but I was powering from the outputs.  Took it off, and now powered from the inputs.

Here's the video of the motors test.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC0j3OlIONM
It's all correct based on the wiki.  All motors push air.…"
Jun 30, 2012
Kevin Schumacher posted a discussion
Hopefully someone can help me out here.  I have a 3DR quad with APM2 that I've been trying to get to fly.  But the quad wants to flip on take off.At first I thought it was a bad esc since I thought I could fly without the data card, but it seems…
Jun 29, 2012