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Sunnyside, UT


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Interested in radio control for years. Recently discovered multicopters.


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Ron LaBorde commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Announces Unmanned Aircraft Registration Requirement
"Well it looks like rover will get a lot more attention than copter or plane now that it will be the only vehicle controller use for Pixhawk that won't likely require registration. I love the idea of autonomous vehicles. Flying is way cooler than RC…"
Oct 19, 2015
Ron LaBorde replied to Ron LaBorde's discussion Mission Planner 1.3.32 "unknown" flight mode
"It seems I was able to correct this by allowing Mission Planner to update itself, rather than uninstalling the old version in windows control panel and installing the new version. "
Oct 11, 2015
Ron LaBorde posted a discussion
I am experiencing odd behavior with Mission Planner 1.3.32In the "Initial Setup" tab under "Mandatory Hardware>Flight Modes", the drop down menus for each of the flight modes are blank, and no modes can be selected.Also, in the "Flight Data" tab, th…
Oct 11, 2015
Ron LaBorde commented on Randy's blog post Copter-3.3 released!
"In the 3.3 beta thread, there is a warning to make sure your copter is flying well on 3.2.1 first before trying 3.3 beta. Now that 3.3 is an official release, can we go straight to 3.3 without first installing 3.2.1?
I was building a new hexacopter…"
Oct 10, 2015
Ron LaBorde commented on Hugues's blog post How-to guide: Pixhawk with 6S batteries (> 4S)
"I just finished wiring one of these up. Should I be using both +VCC and -GND wires in the power plug, or is a single + and - wire sufficient?"
Oct 8, 2015
Ron LaBorde replied to Ron LaBorde's discussion Is there any way to transmit an amateur radio call sign? Firmware change?
"Agreed.
But I am specifically looking to use 433Mhz telemetry radios in the USA, independent of video. The reason for this is that since the 70cm band is a common, popular amateur radio band, there are tons of great, readily available antenna option…"
Sep 20, 2015
Ron LaBorde replied to Ron LaBorde's discussion Is there any way to transmit an amateur radio call sign? Firmware change?
"Easier for the end user or for the developer?
The issue with it being a MAVLink message is that the call sign must be transmitted at least every ten minutes and at the end of communications. Packet radio inserts the call sign into every packet. If i…"
Sep 20, 2015
Ron LaBorde replied to Ron LaBorde's discussion Is there any way to transmit an amateur radio call sign? Firmware change?
"Well for packet radio and APRS modes, the call sign is transmitted as part of every data packet. If there were a simple way to do this from an end user perspective (enter your ham call sign into a box in Mission Planner) I think it would satisfy the…"
Sep 17, 2015
Ron LaBorde replied to Ron LaBorde's discussion Is there any way to transmit an amateur radio call sign? Firmware change?
"Well...

I have been giving this some thought. If you use a more powerful ground radio that would require an amateur radio license, it could conceivably fall under the telecommand part 97 rule and you could simply put your call sign label on the tra…"
Sep 17, 2015
Ron LaBorde replied to xoltri's discussion Pixhawk causing motor sync issues.
"That was painful to watch! So sorry to see that. :(

Are you positive it wasn't magnetic interference from the power wires caused by the high current demands of auto tune? "
Sep 11, 2015
Ron LaBorde replied to Randy's discussion Copter-3.3 beta testing
"Any plans to add super simple gimbal support in 3.3? I think I read a post here somewhere where a person had written the code and tested it over a year ago but it never made it into 3.2"
Sep 6, 2015
Ron LaBorde replied to xoltri's discussion Pixhawk causing motor sync issues.
"Are you twisting both the power cables and the signal wires? 
My particular build is a Tarot FY680. This build will require about 35mm extensions on the signal wires, and both the power wires and signal wires run inside the carbon tube arms together…"
Sep 5, 2015
Ron LaBorde replied to xoltri's discussion Pixhawk causing motor sync issues.
"So basically this confirms that the combination of Afro ESC and Pixhawk is a no-go due to hardware incompatibility? The Afros can work with other flight controllers, and the pixhawk can work with other ESCs, but combining the two is a crash waiting…"
Sep 5, 2015
Ron LaBorde replied to Ron LaBorde's discussion Mission Planner file path for prefetched maps, can it be changed?
"I finally got around to trying this. Unfortunately it looks like the ability to install apps to an external drive is disabled for the desktop version of windows ten. Supposedly it will be enabled in a future release, but who knows when that will be.…"
Aug 23, 2015
Ron LaBorde replied to Brent's discussion Super Simple Gimbal
"Ok, I have a sort of a goofy work-around idea for this. 

Using a KK2.1 board to stabilize a super simple gimbal, and using the APM/pixhawk gimbal outputs to drive the throttle and rudder inputs on the KK2.1 in order to arm the board to make the gim…"
Aug 18, 2015
Ron LaBorde commented on Jordi Muñoz's blog post How to boost your 2.4Ghz Spektrum/JR Transmitter signal!
"Some of the Spektrum radios (definitely the DX9) can have their power output switched from high (for the US) to low (for the EU). 
This could help reduce the power going into the amp, and possibly reduce the chances of ti burning up."
Aug 17, 2015
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