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Phil P left a comment on Australia
"Hi Fred, I think the USB radio uses the FT232R chip http://www.datasheetdir.com/FT232RL+USB

So if you unsolder pins 1 and 5 on the chip you can connect wires to the pads on the PCB and solder these wires to the TX and RX pins of APM.

So, yes techi…"
Apr 11, 2015
Phil P left a comment on Melbourne
"Hey Melbourne gang, I've been spending many hours doing some remote flying via joystick using the ground control trailer, Mission Planner and FBWB mode, with RFD900 long range radio.
Here is a vid of my setup

And here it is in action. Sorry about t…"
Apr 6, 2015
Phil P left a comment on Melbourne
"Nice work David. 
My owner builder project in Clunes is finished, so I'm 100% back into drones of the aeroplane variety!!!
Hoping to do a remotely operated flight from the ground control trailer this weekend. (flying a plane 2km away via joystick, u…"
Jan 6, 2015
Phil P left a comment on Melbourne
"Hi David,

Vladimir "Lazy" Khudyakov is a member of DIYdrones and is in Poland (my home town of Warsaw). 
Check out some of his huge amazing creations:
http://diydrones.ning.com/profiles/blogs/slowly-but-still-going-on
http://diydrones.ning.com/prof…"
Dec 25, 2013
Phil P left a comment on Melbourne
"@ David: Ah man, I do enough driving as it is! Geelong, Melbourne, Ballarat, Clunes. The Jeep will clock over 200,000K's soon and it's not that old.

@ Byron: Yes I am aware that I have to have Bronze Wings too. This didn't sound like it was too har…"
Nov 3, 2013
Phil P left a comment on Melbourne
"After a few successful flights to tune in the PIDs I was thinking of mostly flying over water. If it crashes, there is very little risk of damage to others property, no risk of fire.... and no chance of hitting terrain where the Google Maps elevatio…"
Nov 3, 2013
Phil P left a comment on Melbourne
"I've gone to check out about 5 clubs so far. The first two didn't look interested at all. Very un-inviting. The third club was good but didn't have a heavy model inspector (which you need if the plane is over 7kg). So I went to another club, and the…"
Nov 3, 2013
Phil P left a comment on Melbourne
"Ah the weather was poor. Wind and rain. Kept driving to Clunes. I'm also having issues having the petrol plane certified by a heavy model inspector, and I'm having bad luck with RC clubs in general. Never mind. The next design might be a car launche…"
Nov 3, 2013
Phil P left a comment on Melbourne
"Anyone interested in going to the Ballarat spot tomorrow?
The weather isn't supposed to be great, but I will go either way as I have some stuff to do at Clunes in the arvo. And you never know, it was supposed to be 35km/h winds last time but it was…"
Nov 1, 2013
Phil P left a comment on Melbourne
"At work we use HP Profile Cutting P/L. They hold aluminium stocks of various thicknesses. I've never seen anyone hold stocks of CF or FG though. My vacuum forming rig is quite small, good for wing tips, RC car bodies, servo covers, small electronics…"
Oct 24, 2013
Phil P left a comment on Melbourne
"I'm getting into vacuum forming polycarbonate and I'm building a large cnc cutting table which will accommodate standard 1.2x2.4m sheets. The router bit i have researched is good for fiberglass and fiber cement. Not sure what bit is best for CF. I'm…"
Oct 22, 2013
Phil P left a comment on Melbourne
"I don't know. I've been waiting to maiden it at MARCS RC club through a heavy model inspector but the weather has been bad. This Saturday might reveal all.

Worst case scenario calculations show a 50km/h stall speed so it has to go faster than that…"
Oct 13, 2013
Phil P left a comment on Melbourne
"I think the runway needs to be levelled more before the grass takes hold. I'd be happy to chip in for a wacker (vibration plate or "compactor") to level the soil a bit more. My (23kg) gasser needs a long runway!"
Oct 13, 2013
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Oct 12, 2013
Phil P left a comment on Melbourne
"Phil can you SMS me on 0421 105 951 I'd like to drive past the field today as I am in Ballarat anyway. Not sure if I will find it."
Oct 12, 2013
Phil P left a comment on Melbourne
"Yep, 40Km/h winds predicted tomorrow at midday. Never mind."
Oct 11, 2013
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