About

Gender

Male


Location

Moore, SC


About Me:

I enjoy Microlight Trike Flying, recently moved from radio controlled planes to Multi-Blade Drones. Age 60 as of this year!! but retired and have a lot of free time for my hobbies. I am in South Carolina and love the Weather. Originally from the Buffalo NY area. Have 6 wonderful Grandchildren who keep me on my toes and feeling young.


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Started with the AR Drone and went through almost every mod from extending Wi-Fi, Modified one of them to work directly with a Radio Controller allowing it line of sight control. Also started using Qgroundcontrol and will be doing some Alpha and Beta testing on a similar software


Hometown:

Moore


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Michael posted a discussion
I noticed a few months back a large bird going into the barn near where I fly.  Now I see that it has had babies and I think they are Vultures.  Sort of neat to see this.  I hope to catch more as they grow.   Also I noticed that the Farmer made some…
Jun 30, 2015
Michael left a comment for Gregory Beck
"Mine was returned sometime back, I just had too many problems with power and a good gps lock. I knew it was only going to be a matter of time before it would be destroyed so I figured it would be best to return it and look for something else. I hear…"
Sep 2, 2014
Michael replied to Grandpa Jake's discussion Flying Egg
"Hey Grandpa Jake, I bought a few of these for gifts after trying one. If nothing else they have to be the most unique flying toy!! and they do teach a skill along the way. I agree they are a great choice if you want to start someone learning.

Take…"
Sep 2, 2014
Michael replied to armen t's discussion need autopilot for blade 350qx
"have you had any luck with an autopilot for your blade?   I would also like to do this but did not know if it was possible.  I wish it would connect to mission planner.  if by some chance you have found a solution would you please let me know.

Than…"
Jun 23, 2014
Michael posted a discussion
I am looking for an inexpensive multi-rotor that can have telemetry and work with mission planner or similar program.  I was told that Cheerson and Walkera have a model that will work.  If anyone could guide me or help I would be very thankful.  Als…
Jun 22, 2014
Michael commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Sneak peak of Parrot's amazing new "Bebop" drone
"One is being sent to test,  the most exciting part is the Autonomous flight.  it will attract as many or more people as the AR. Drone.  They have a unique way of promoting and advertising which has worked in the past.   We will see?"
May 14, 2014
Michael replied to Mark Prince's discussion IRIS flight times? in IRIS
"can you show me how you mount it on the phantom. that is the exact setup I have and can't get past 7 minutes. so if I can use this battery it would be great"
Apr 25, 2014
Michael replied to JB3's discussion Thunder Power 4400mAh Test - 16 Minutes in IRIS
"what was the cost for the 4400mAh battery with and without shipping.  I am looking at a battery that is 4300mAh and the first test took my Iris with Gimbal, Extended Legs, and 600mw FPV from the 5 1/2 minute flight with stock battery to 10 minutes w…"
Apr 17, 2014
Michael replied to JB3's discussion Thunder Power 4400mAh Test - 16 Minutes in IRIS
"darn,  I have a company that can put together a very high end battery 4s at great prices, but he said it was 27.5mm high  all the other dimensions will work.    I had a 4300 3s in mine but cant remember how tight it was."
Apr 17, 2014
Michael replied to JB3's discussion Thunder Power 4400mAh Test - 16 Minutes in IRIS
"What is the largest size battery that will fit in the Iris?  I was told 25mm max on the height,  mine is in for repair so I don't have it to measure.  Would a 27.5mm high work?  "
Apr 17, 2014
Michael replied to Mark Prince's discussion IRIS flight times? in IRIS
"That is very good time,  do you have any logs from the SD  I would like to compare them to mine.  the stock batteries are not reporting good as everyone knows.  I am being sent a battery to test sometime this week so maybe we will find something tha…"
Apr 9, 2014
Michael replied to Udo's discussion FPV with IRIS? in IRIS
"I have the Gimbal & Transmitter powered from the cable that comes out the bottom of the Iris next to the Br,R,Or   I am going to do more accurate testing later this week.  I have a battery coming that will be around 4400ma     I just have to figure…"
Apr 7, 2014
Michael replied to Mark Prince's discussion IRIS flight times? in IRIS
"Did you have any problem getting it to fit or close the door?  I will be testing a few new batteries later this week that are being sent to me.  I will be testing it with the Gimbal, long legs, Gopro 3+ and fpv 250mw transmitter.   I just need to kn…"
Apr 7, 2014
Michael replied to Mark Prince's discussion IRIS flight times? in IRIS
"I would love to know if a different battery would help or not and where we could find ones to try.  I have a battery coming from a company that is willing to work one that will give us better flying time.  He is going to send it out tomorrow and dep…"
Apr 7, 2014
Michael replied to Mark Prince's discussion IRIS flight times? in IRIS
"Flight in general changes between cold and warm temperatures.  it has to do with the density of the air.  So that could increase or decrease your flight time somewhat.  As for the battery the LiPo likes to be kept cool.  Heat is not good for it.    …"
Apr 7, 2014
Michael replied to Udo's discussion FPV with IRIS? in IRIS
"I tried to keep mine as far as I could away from the GPS even though it should not effect it.  You will see I have a plastic wire tie around it, but I also have a small piece of Velcro in case it breaks.  It works very well with my Fatshark attitude…"
Apr 7, 2014
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