About Me:

I´m looking to build a UAV (based on a Dynam Hawk Sky and ArduPilot Mega) and have been lurking this site for a while.

Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

I got interested in building my own UAV when i saw Michael Weigands excellent talk on Schmoocon 2010. If you haven´t seen it, have a look here: http://www.vimeo.com/9547371



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Krokodil commented on pixhawk's blog post QGroundControl 0.8.3 beta - User Configurable
"Is there plans for a map widget? I have not found one in the widget menu. If i´m in pilot perspective, i have to choose between map or hud in the main view. 
I can have the map in the main view have a video widget open, but I can not select to have…"
Feb 28, 2011
Krokodil commented on pixhawk's blog post QGroundControl 0.8.3 beta - User Configurable
"A marvelous piece of software. Very nice.

Two small things I have noticed:
If I select "Main -> Google earth" I get a javascript error: "console is undefined" (but the map works).
If I make the application fullscreen and change perspective, it goes…"
Feb 28, 2011
Krokodil replied to david.wiens's discussion Gyro Pitch Problems - What am I doing wrong?
"Hi David.

I had a similar issue a couple of weeks ago where I suspected that my gyro was faulty (See discussion here: http://diydrones.com/forum/topics/imu-broken-xygyro-only-gives?xg_s....

In the end I contacted DIYDrones store support, got a RMA…"
Feb 26, 2011
Krokodil replied to Julie Macfarlane's discussion Ok. I need a break.
"Ouch, luckily it did not hit you in the head or face.
Did you calibrate the ESC:s (via the CLI)? What code are you using?
When you say "I have lost channels 1 & 2", what do you mean. Why can´t you use them?"
Feb 6, 2011
Krokodil commented on Chris Anderson's blog post The paradox of DIY electronics warranties
"This is an interesting subject.As you said, some problems are due to defective boards, but how can one "prove" to you that the board was faulty when it was received and not damaged by the user (if not obvious)?
How do you handle defective boards…"
Feb 5, 2011
Krokodil posted a discussion
Hi all. I´m using the ArduCopter with the RC2 code. When I connect to the Configurator the gyros for the roll/pitch does not move more than from -1 to 2.The yaw gyro works at it should.I have not yet flown with the quad, only assembled it, but I…
Feb 1, 2011
Krokodil commented on Federico Lolli's blog post GTK+ based GCS
"There is a similar groundstation for windows being developed for the ArduPiratesNG:
Jan 30, 2011
Krokodil commented on Jani Hirvinen's blog post ArduCopter Beta 2 release--GPS position hold, altitude hold and more!
"Stabilization may still be the same, but there is a big problem if you want to fly in x-mode and send the pitch and roll to a groundstation. Or is this compensated in the code? 
I will do some testing on this. "
Jan 24, 2011
Krokodil replied to Krokodil's discussion Faulty XBee. Warranty?
"Well, I got a response back from Sparkfun. They will not take it back or handle the warranty issue for the faulty module since I used it with a product that they did not manufacture (the XtreamBee board).
Feels like I´m in a catch 22 here, Digi says…"
Jan 22, 2011
Krokodil replied to Krokodil's discussion Faulty XBee. Warranty?
"I have been in contact with Digi Int´l who thought: "the radio either shorted out from an over voltage or the firmware has become corrupt".
Now, I have tried to update the firmware but at best I get "Communication with modem failed". And that is…"
Jan 21, 2011
Krokodil posted a discussion
Hi all. I have two XBee´s with the XtreamBee board that I have for about three months now. After some initial problems I managed to get them to work perfectly with the APM (arducopter code). But today, all of a sudden, and without me changing…
Jan 20, 2011
Krokodil replied to geir's discussion Batteri charger
Dec 20, 2010
Krokodil replied to Krokodil's discussion Strange behavior with XBees
"Ok, so i got the Xbees working if I set the baud rate to 57600.
The test program then works as i should.
I have not been able to get i to work in 115200 baud even though I have tried the suggested "fixes" (setting two stop bits etc).

Is it possible…"
Dec 5, 2010
Krokodil posted a discussion
Hi. I have a real strange problem with my XBees. I have two XBees sitting on one XtreamBee Board for each XBee. The APM is connected to one of them as per the manual and the other is connected to my laptop using a FTDI cable.Now here´s the problem:…
Dec 3, 2010
Krokodil replied to Stuart Florence's discussion ArduCopter Shipping?
"Mine (order #117) also says "Processing", although I have received a trackingnumber (via PayPal) from DHL stating that the parcel has left Thailand yesterday.
It seems that they are to busy with shipping to update the FahPah-site.;-)"
Nov 28, 2010
Krokodil replied to Cronselaar's discussion quad for simulator
"AeroSIM RC has a CyberQuad (and a Predator UAV :-D ) that you can fly.
AeroSIM RC also have support for "R & D using AeroSIM RC (for developers of autopilots, stabilizers, IMUs, etc.)"
More info here:…"
Nov 1, 2010