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Male


Location

Sudbury, MA


About Me:

Accomplished Builder, So-so flyer, professional crasher.


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Aerial photography


Hometown:

New York, NY


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Lito P replied to Steve Bramah's discussion getting an aux output from pixhawk to gimbal in PIXHAWK
"I ran into a similar problem trying to hook my arducopter build into a Feiyu Mini 3D 

You need to be running release 3.3 to get the extra support for channels 9-12.  That frees you up to use SBUS or any 12 channel rx.

If you don't have that, then…"
Nov 17, 2016
Lito P replied to Ben's discussion No Heartbeat Packets Received with 3dr 915MHz modules
"Necro bump, but I figured I'd add my solution to the pile since this post is at the top of Google search for the same problem I was having.  These were v1 radios and this was with an APM 2.5 board.  Both radios showed up in 3dr radio configuration,…"
Oct 30, 2016
Lito P replied to Lito P's discussion Random motor surges
"Going back a few years now from when this happened but the firmware developer had released a patch that fixed this problem.  I've since moved on to a different flight controller though."
Sep 15, 2016
Lito P replied to Pavel's discussion Is it possible to cover APM with aluminum foil to minimize UHF noise interference? in ArduPlane User Group
"I invested in RFExplorers when they initially came out and used them to troubleshoot a lot of EMI issues.  After spending a hundred hours scanning every piece of equipment in my fleet I narrowed it down to 2 particular components - MAX7456 chip on o…"
Oct 8, 2015
Lito P replied to Lito P's discussion Connected USB and Battery - Burned out APM
"oh my gosh - I completely failed to credit you for donating that board....yes that was your board that was used to do the demonstration of both the minimosd firmware, and the kvteam firmware.

I have half a dozen of them in varying states of operati…"
Mar 3, 2014
Lito P replied to Lito P's discussion Connected USB and Battery - Burned out APM
"I think it might have been the jumper scenario - I forget which condition is bad for plugging in 2 power sources.

I did a little more research and it looks like I'm going to need to buy some extra gear - an AVR ISP MKII to interface with the Atmega…"
Mar 3, 2014
Lito P posted a discussion
Hey gang,Looking for a little guidance here.  One of our fliers burned out his APM board and I'm attempting a repair.  All the info I have right now is that he connected the battery as well as USB at the same time...I'm waiting on confirmation to he…
Mar 2, 2014
Lito P replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"Hey gang...

Just completed another round of noise chasing on the board.
If you're running MinimOSD with a UHF system...don't forget to tie off your tx/rx lines with a toroid.  I went a step further and soldered 330ohm ferrite beads inline on the tx…"
Sep 23, 2013
Lito P replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"My QAV400 went down in a field of hay - we sent up the Arducopter Tricoptex to go look for it...and...well see for yourself :)




Anyway - I get this PM on FPVlabs not long after - the guy goes - Hey man I'm know you're hurting about the QAV right…"
Aug 31, 2013
Lito P replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"Hey gang...still here!!!

I'm running JR's port on my CC3D 



There were  a lot of changes to this rig namely

OrangeLRS TX running OpenLRSNG 3.1
DTF UHF mini UHF receivers also running OpenLRSNG 3.1
Crius CN-06 with a DIY ground plane antenna (thi…"
Aug 16, 2013
Lito P replied to Magnus von Rosen's discussion Did I brick my minimosd 0.1?
"Leaving this here for posterity since this is an issue that has plagued me and other MinimOSD owners for quite some time.

FIX

There are many derivatives of the original architecture for the hardware and they may not all be wired the same way, but…"
Jul 2, 2013
Lito P replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"Hey guys,

I don't know how big of an issue this is, but I wanted to report back that I figured out how to "unbrick" these minimosds when you get stuck with the failed to talk to bootloader issue.  I haven't nailed down the exact root cause, but I d…"
Jul 1, 2013
Lito P replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"Finally got around to running some RF Scans of my minimosd boards.
I have 3 - RCTimer v1.0, ebay clone v0.1, 3DR minimosd.  They're all noisy on the UHF control band, so I was curious to see how much of a dampening effect some copper foil would have…"
Jun 16, 2013
Lito P commented on Joshua Ott's blog post Drone Con today
"damn - work getting in the way - I'll have to watch the recordings.

Thanks so much Josh!"
Jun 7, 2013
Lito P commented on Joshua Ott's blog post Drone Con today
"linear control systems -> pid control -> frequency domain design -> state space control -> "optimal control" -> and then the oh em gee - Linear quadratic regulator systems...  good lord I have a lot to read up on"
Jun 7, 2013
Lito P commented on Joshua Ott's blog post Drone Con today
"Hah - ustream just hijacked the live stream and showed 2 min worth of ads...back to the good stuff"
Jun 7, 2013
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