Colorado Springs, CO

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Aim to get my rc aircraft/helis certified experimental by the FAA!


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Petroni replied to John Dell's discussion Naza M vs. APM 2
"I have APM 1, 2 and 2.5.  I really appreciate the developer’s hard work and the community’s support for the product-it can be very challenging to find and answer to a problem, but it can be found.   The features for the money are great!   What I…"
Dec 23, 2012
Petroni posted a blog post
Development Update, V4.0 Autopilot from Dean Goedde on Vimeo. This system sounds promising!
Oct 1, 2012
Petroni replied to Brian Perkins's discussion Bixler Weight and Balance
"I would remove the washers.  Use a cup of boiling water to soften the glue so you don't tear the foam"
May 20, 2012
Petroni commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Congrats to Jordi: One of MIT Technology Review's top entrepreneurs under 35 !
May 16, 2012
Petroni posted a blog post
May 16, 2012
Petroni replied to Joshi Dharmesh's discussion Planning to buy Arducopter Hexa 3DR
1. Easy...
2. Little more difficult but easier than helis.  I have quads and a hex, BIG helis and fixed wing UAV's.  I would start with quad first to keep costs down.  You can get a good frame from Rusty at AGL hobbies and pair it with an APM2…"
Apr 9, 2012
Petroni posted a discussion
Is there an anti-static coating that can be put on APM2, or APM 1?  Are there components other than the barometer that cant be coated?  Just asking as I'm tired of commiting ESD crimes against my APM! 
Feb 22, 2012
Petroni posted a discussion
Have a pitch (fwd/aft) trim problem with a quad and hex with the current 2.1.1, it need max sub trim and almost max normal trim to stay centered in no wind.  I know its not the aircraft motors or esc's as I am experiencing the same issues with both…
Dec 27, 2011
Petroni posted a discussion
Santa brought me camera stabilization today!I have camera stab working on a hex with the current code and there are no problems.  Shortly thereafter I started using channel 6 for in flight tuning, as opposed to telemetry, and I like it.  I noticed…
Dec 25, 2011
Petroni posted a discussion
Anybody out there using castle ice 50 esc's on their quad?  If so what were your castle link settings?   I put together a large 6s quad (using extra airplane parts) and I am having a hard time getting it tuned up.  Cant get the thing to stop…
Oct 28, 2011
Petroni replied to Wayne Jones's discussion problem changing rate pid's on the apm
"I have the exact  same problem.  Are you using xbee?"
Oct 27, 2011
Petroni posted a discussion
Hello,Have the current .86 mission planner for a quad.  My xbee connects and I can see position data but I can't change my pid's, setups also work.  I get the pid setting i wanted to change followed by "failed".  Happens on all pids.  Worked…
Oct 27, 2011
Petroni posted a discussion
I have the Airspeed Kit with MPXV7002DP.  I have the dual tube setup, one pitot and one static.  Which port on the sensor is pitot and which is static?  It talks about it in setup but I do not have the single tube system.Thanx
Oct 12, 2011
Petroni replied to Jonathan M's discussion Slow Fly Prop Questions
My quad has Avroto 750kv motors (4s) with APC 11x4.7-a tad heavy with a go pro/eagle tree fpv setup, and it does great at almost 7k feet in Colorado.  Took it to sea level the other day and it was a lot of fun.  With that said, prop track and…"
Oct 2, 2011
Petroni commented on Jason Short's blog post Arducopter Alt hold
"Just updated mission planner and quad code to 39b. Everything sets up ok but all my params are gone in alt hold in config. This includes trying to load old params, nothing gets into the box. Is this normal for this upgrade?"
Sep 6, 2011
Petroni replied to Helldesk's discussion MB1000 LV-MaxSonar-EZ0 vs. MB1200 XL-MaxSonar-EZ0
"Heres my story....When I bought my first setup (AC2) not long ago they didn't have any sonars so i bought one from Maxbotics.  I ordered what was recommended by DIY-the 1200 xl, i'm pretty sure i got a MB1000lv, maybe a mixup in stock…"
Aug 18, 2011