About

Gender

Male


Location

Kingston, Ontario


About Me:

Studying aero / mech eng at the Royal Military College of Canada. Background in physics. Rec pilot, avid kite-surfer.


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Autonomous Sailing! Chair of the RMC autonomous sailing club www.wfdn.ca. Looking to get into autonomous helis one day.


Hometown:

Toronto


Activity Feed

Robbie Edwards commented on Marc MERLIN's blog post BFG2600 FPV build with Pixhawk/Ardupilot 3.3 (Diamond 2500 remake from Hobbyking)
"Hey great shots but even better FAQ at the end!It is a very tough situation to recommend to a fellow RC pilot that their mission / hardware is too dangerous to be flown in a given scenario. Your FAQ section seems to break this down pretty nicely. Yo…"
Sep 16, 2015
Robbie Edwards commented on Marc MERLIN's blog post BFG2600 FPV build with Pixhawk/Ardupilot 3.3 (Diamond 2500 remake from Hobbyking)
"Nice, I had a Cularis for 3 years. It served me well for FPV, APM and fun soaring missions. I decommissioned it last week to move some of the components to a trunk sized Mini Sky Hunter. Nice build. Let us know how this guy performs for you."
Sep 15, 2015
Robbie Edwards replied to Sandy Sound's discussion DIY Quad kit flying time
"I couldn't even get my 2014 Quad to fly with 3S batteries. I have a GoPro 3s and a small gimbal on the front along with a small FPV camera, transmitter and video switch.I switched to 4S 4000 Nanotech and 4S 2x2200 Lipoly and I only get about 3-5 min…"
Sep 12, 2015
Robbie Edwards replied to turdsurfer's discussion Why no physically separate multicopter controllers and autopilots yet?
"I also agree that this is the future. Control on an MCU board with autopilot navigation and additional processing on a separate more powerful system running a full OS.  Think micro-controller based control board handling stabilization and other low…"
Mar 6, 2015
Robbie Edwards commented on Robbie Edwards's blog post Autonomous sailing with Ardupilot
"Hi Mark!Glad to hear some more people are trying auto sailing, I'm really hoping to get back into path planning for sailboats in the next few months. I haven't published any official code but a long time ago I did have a link to the very customized…"
Apr 26, 2014
Robbie Edwards commented on Robbie Edwards's blog post Autonomous sailing with Ardupilot
"That is exactly how I would do it Troy. I have always wanted to do autonomous sailing 'right'. I've been thinking about buying a nice 1-2m conventional sailboat and reworking some code. Sailing seems to be a considerably complex path planning proble…"
Jun 13, 2013
Robbie Edwards commented on Robbie Edwards's blog post Autonomous sailing with Ardupilot
"I would love to help out but I am afraid I have never actually used the ArduBoat software. "
Jun 13, 2013
Robbie Edwards commented on Robbie Edwards's blog post Autonomous sailing with Ardupilot
"Hey Brian,All this was written 3 years ago. By the time we got it working it had turned into quite a hack-job to get things working. We also had an airfoil tail instead of a sheet line. We later switched that to a worm gear system to turn the sail.…"
Jun 13, 2013
Robbie Edwards commented on Dave G's blog post No Drones Over My Back Yard, Google's Schmidt Warns
"This is the day my opinion of Google has changed for the worst."
Apr 16, 2013
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May 9, 2012
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Apr 23, 2012
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Mar 5, 2012
Robbie Edwards commented on Jean-Louis Naudin's blog post ThermoPilot project: a Thermal Hunter Glider drone
"Very nice project. 
I'm interested to know if you've been able to maintain dual aileron and dual flap control while using the APM. Can you get it to mix the 4 channels normally required for glider ailerons and flaps or do you just use a single chann…"
Jan 12, 2012
Robbie Edwards posted a discussion
Hi all,I'm currently using 3 different frequencies to operate my plane. 72 MHz FM RC radio, 900MHz Xbee and 2.4 GHz Video. This seems crazy. Perhaps someone could start thinking about building a radio system that wraps this all into one frequency/co…
Jan 12, 2012
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Jan 8, 2012
Robbie Edwards commented on Robbie Edwards's blog post Autonomous sailing with Ardupilot
"K I posted all the code here: http://wfdn.ca/code.html"
Jul 16, 2010
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