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Unmanned systems designer. Embedded systems programmer.software developer. Total friggin' nerd.


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Sierra Vista, AZ


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Michael King replied to Alex O.'s discussion APM 2.5 Alt Hold (SCARY!..)
"I am very interested in this.
 
Just curious but would the Vel Max/max  auto affect this?
 
The pilot Vel Max is 16??? but the auto settings are -16???
 
Is the negative correct?  The pilot version is positive."
May 16, 2013
Michael King replied to Michael King's discussion $100 to the person who solves this.
"I actually just did that. Then we crashed into the shop and lost a LiPo"
May 15, 2013
Michael King replied to Michael King's discussion $100 to the person who solves this.
"I am leaning that way rapidly. I just want to be on the same page as everybody else."
May 15, 2013
Michael King replied to Michael King's discussion Altitude loss in AUTO
"No, it's interesting in altitude hold it works perfect until you put it in auto! The alt hold sends the draft into orbit if I let it."
May 15, 2013
Michael King replied to Michael King's discussion $100 to the person who solves this.
"Nope, that's not the problem. I can repeat the above probl inside or outside. It screws up in auto and after being in auto."
May 15, 2013
Michael King replied to Michael King's discussion $100 to the person who solves this.
"Below are the logs

Here was the test.


launch manual - Stabilize
Switch to Atlitude hold (Functioned perfect (with sonar))
Stabilize
Altitude hold - same results
Stabilize
AUTO- immediate decend
Stabilize
Altitude hold - Rapid ascend
Stabilize - l…"
May 15, 2013
Michael King replied to Michael King's discussion $100 to the person who solves this.
"Here are some flight logs.  speed of aircraft was 7 on this flight but has never been a problem before, 
 
In this test I manually launched and turned it over to the APM.  The craft flew west descending rapidly.  I then took it back and tried to fig…"
May 15, 2013
Michael King replied to Michael King's discussion $100 to the person who solves this.
"This is what happens when a Hexacopter attacks your arm.  This happened this morning!"
May 15, 2013
Michael King posted a discussion
I posted this a few days ago.  http://diydrones.com/forum/topics/altitude-loss-in-auto I am getting a little desperate here.  This application is for US/Mexico Border security.  We have a sensor system in place and the hexacopter is launched on aler…
May 15, 2013
Michael King commented on Jonathan Hesselbarth's blog post ArduVTOL
"I assume there is some serious custom programming in the autopilot.
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May 14, 2013
Michael King replied to Michael King's discussion Altitude loss in AUTO
"Hex flies perfect in stabilize mode. 
 
Z-accel is really good with a standard deviation around 5 (engineer here created an incredible damping system.
 
altitude hold is right on and very stable.
 
Question:  are we still using AGL of have we conver…"
May 14, 2013
Michael King replied to Michael King's discussion Altitude loss in AUTO
"Desperation BUMP"
May 14, 2013
Michael King posted a discussion
Just updated to 2.9.1. Worked great in previous version.Set up a quick mission. 200 meters west, delay for 15 seconds and then RTL.Manually launched and switched to auto. The hex headed toward the waypoint but started losing altitude very rapidly. T…
May 13, 2013
Michael King replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter 2.7.2/2.7.3 released
"We are having very exciting flights with the arducopter.  We are currently flying in autonomous mode and easily able to navigate waypoints.
Here is my problem.  We are flying at 8 M/sec Nav.  If your waypoint has a 90 degree turn, the copter stops v…"
Feb 5, 2013
Michael King replied to Michael King's discussion Starting a new project. Is this the correct autopilot for the job?
"Update me on the acronyms here.  ACM/APM?"
Jul 4, 2011
Michael King replied to Michael King's discussion Starting a new project. Is this the correct autopilot for the job?
"The project is to create a 200' tall police officer.  UAV hovers over the agents head and moves where he moves.  Add a camera and the officer can look out in the direction he is moving and turn his head to look around. "
Jul 4, 2011
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