Sparks, NV

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Retired Senior Senior beginner interested in flying rotor drones. Holder of US Pilot license with Glider, Single Engine, Commercial and instrument ratings.

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A beginner in Drones. Engineering background, Retired


Reno, NV

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Paul Skrotzki replied to Bob Smith's discussion Repair problems.
"What I'm going to describe applies to some parts of the country, but not to all parts.
I live in the western high desert and it is common here to have what I call "magnetic dirt".  This can be identified by placing a magnet on the ground (parking…"
Sep 1, 2016
Paul Skrotzki replied to Christian Elsen's discussion 3DR: You need to recall IRIS!!! in IRIS
"This screw length issue I new to me.  I have not been aware prior to reading this link.

I am also aware of another issue.  The US government is installing a program in various airport to enable drone flight to be reported to the local control tower…"
Jun 16, 2016
Paul Skrotzki replied to Bob Smith's discussion Repair problems.
Lets do the check list for the basic things first;
1.  Check that the proper propellers are installed on each arm.  You must have two CCW and two CW props on opposite arms. Make sure they are fastened tightly.  CCW motors take a CW fastener,…"
Jun 16, 2016
Paul Skrotzki left a comment on IRIS
Jun 2, 2016
Paul Skrotzki replied to Adam Deel's discussion Iris+ Crash Datalog Reivew in IRIS
"I had a similar experience with IRIS+ last year.  Turned out to be an accelerometer failure.  You might look at data from that sensor.
May 27, 2016