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About Me:

ParkeFlyer.com


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Building camera platforms.


Hometown:

Austin, TX


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Parke @ ParkeFlyer replied to Philip's discussion What is Pixhawk 2? in Pixhawk 2 User Group
"I totally understand your reasoning for calling it the Pixhawk 2, but from a branding and enduser perspective, I would really consider calling it something different. After all, it is going to be different from the version that is in the Solo. It wi…"
Feb 17, 2016
Parke @ ParkeFlyer commented on jim C.'s blog post RVJET with autopilot APM 2.5
"jim_c (and others)- Are you still flying your RVjet? I recently flew mine for the first time using settings from another large wing I have. It didn't fly as great as I would like, so I'm going to try your param file. Thanks for sharing. One question…"
Jan 28, 2016
Parke @ ParkeFlyer posted a discussion in RVJet Users Group
I finally maidened my RVJ last month and it flew... but not great. It was very pitchy, but the rolls were great. I'm wondering if I should mount the APM a little differently. It's currently on the red mount thing it came with, but this seems very so…
Jan 28, 2016
Parke @ ParkeFlyer replied to ShoopkoTube's discussion My first flight! Tell me your thoughts!
"Looking good! You've got it flying, so all you need now is just practice. You'll be surprised how quickly you can become a better pilot. Just practice."
Jan 27, 2016
Parke @ ParkeFlyer commented on Chris Anderson's blog post 50% off clearance sale at 3DR
"The FPV monitor/diversity is back at $115. That is a pretty killer deal.
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Nov 5, 2015
Parke @ ParkeFlyer commented on Chris Anderson's blog post 50% off clearance sale at 3DR
"The FPV Monitor no longer seems to be half off??"
Nov 5, 2015
Parke @ ParkeFlyer replied to Damo's discussion Disarm Arduplane in ArduPlane User Group
"It looks like there is a new disarm feature after an autolanding is complete in 3.3.0. Possibly this would allow us to switch the plane to "Land" mode (after we've manually landed) and the system will disarm after the default 20secs. I haven't tried…"
May 20, 2015
Parke @ ParkeFlyer posted a discussion in RVJet Users Group
Hey guys! I've been building my first RVjet for the past few weeks (slowly but surely), and I'm just about complete. The last thing I'm trying to do is control the gimbal and this has been problematic. Using an APM2.6 with PPM stream from an OpenLRS…
Feb 26, 2015
Parke @ ParkeFlyer replied to matt wollam's discussion Long Endurance
"A good place to start would be getting your FAA Private Pilot License, if you don't already. You would learn a lot about the needs and concerns of flying a plane of this size, as well as the workings of controlled airspace and radio/airport etiquett…"
Feb 26, 2015
Parke @ ParkeFlyer commented on Adrián Nagy Hinst's blog post GimBALL - 3D printed DIY Gimbal with closed hull - PART1 (design)
"A Mobius gimbal like this inside the nose of an RVjet would be really nice."
Nov 25, 2014
Parke @ ParkeFlyer commented on Mauricio's blog post Aeromapper 300 mapping drone –1.5 hr endurance with multisensor capabilities
"Maybe there is a lesson to learn here... don't post a professional solution on a DIY forum. DIYers never take kindly to professional turn-key pricing. I get it and almost everyone here is correct coming from their point of view. It's just two differ…"
Nov 24, 2014
Parke @ ParkeFlyer commented on Adrián Nagy Hinst's blog post GimBALL - 3D printed DIY Gimbal with closed hull - PART1 (design)
"Great design. I'm glad you went with the Mobius. There is a significant shortage of Mobius gimbals and plenty of GoPro gimbals on the market (albeit, none that look quite like this.) One question, though... it seems the ball has a lot of wasted spac…"
Nov 24, 2014
Parke @ ParkeFlyer commented on Andrew Tridgell's blog post APM:Plane 3.1.0 released
"Automatic Terrain Following... wow! I'm looking forward to seeing this in action. Very cool. Very impressive."
Aug 26, 2014
Parke @ ParkeFlyer replied to Todd's discussion Transmitter Battery in IRIS
"Good to know about this battery as well. I wasn't familiar with "LiCo" formulas. Thanks for sharing the details."
May 20, 2014
Parke @ ParkeFlyer replied to Todd's discussion Transmitter Battery in IRIS
"I highly recommend using a LiFe battery over a Lipo. We used to sell these along with an adapter for the 9x radio, but no longer. I still fly with this battery though, and have for several years. The LiFe voltage is lower than a Lipo which brings it…"
May 20, 2014
Parke @ ParkeFlyer replied to Paulus Setiawan Darmana's discussion My Plane is not aiming directly to waypoint in ArduPlane User Group
"Indeed, a strange route. :)  Was it real windy that day? How far apart are those waypoints? You may have too many points too close together. Possibly your GPS lock was not great and the accuracy was less than the radius of your waypoints. I would tr…"
May 12, 2014
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