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Scott Pritchett replied to Derek the Bandit's discussion X UAV Talon parameters
"Agreed.  I'm guessing the plane is flying below the specified cruising speed (TRIM_ARSPD_CM) when he enables an auto mode and is diving to speed up."
Jan 2, 2017
Scott Pritchett replied to Hugues's discussion X-UAV Talon : careful about loosing ailerons... in X-UAV Talon
"I like to use Amazing Goop to strengthen hinges and leading edges on EPO foam models.  Just apply a very thin coating and let ti dry.  It slightly melts the surface of the foam and forms a very tough "skin" over it."
Jul 29, 2016
Scott Pritchett replied to Ben Dellar's discussion Alternative noses for the Talon (3D Printed) in X-UAV Talon
"Just another thanks for sharing these.
I started with your STL file and modified it to directly mount a GWS S125 1T servo and angled the bottom to not block the view of my FPV camera.

See attached photos of it on my "clipped-wing" talon._DSC1406.JP…"
Jul 29, 2016
Scott Pritchett replied to Scott Pritchett's discussion Does anyone have a Dashware profile/tool for APM:Copter or APM:Plane?
"The best answer is to upgrade to a pixhawk.  Its log is on the sdcard and therefore essentially unlimited in size."
Feb 19, 2016
Scott Pritchett replied to Darius Jack's discussion DOWN YOUR DRONE IF YOU FLY WITHIN 36 MILES OF THE SUPER BOWL in ArduCopter User Group
"I live about 30 miles from the stadium and on Sunday around 2pm an F-15 performed an intercept of a Cessna 172 right over my house.  It was pretty awesome as they were both less than 1000 feet or so AGL."
Feb 9, 2016
Scott Pritchett replied to Scott Pritchett's discussion Does anyone have a Dashware profile/tool for APM:Copter or APM:Plane?
"Try a log file instead of a bin."
Feb 9, 2016
Scott Pritchett replied to Scott Pritchett's discussion Does anyone have a Dashware profile/tool for APM:Copter or APM:Plane?
"I haven't tried it, but I think this may be just what we're looking for:
https://github.com/OverloadUT/apm-dashware"
Feb 8, 2016
Scott Pritchett replied to Innokentiy Antipin's discussion Pixhawk shuts the motor in midair. Software bug or what…
"That sounds like your ESC is overheating to me.
If the ESC doesn't have "active freewheeling" it will actually heat up more during partial throttle operation.

I recommend you try an ESC with that feature.  (I use the YEP 80A escs on all of my big F…"
Jan 21, 2016
Scott Pritchett replied to FlyHigh's discussion Logs cutting off on long flights???
"The fix is to buy a pixhawk or a pixhawk clone which has an SDCard.  This is just one of many reasons not to be using APM any more."
Oct 8, 2015
Scott Pritchett replied to Jason Franciosa's discussion Another strange occurrence
"If you have an airspeed sensor fitted, was your pitot tube covered when you powered the plane up?  The firmware trys to auto-zero the AS sensor at power-on and wind on the pitot at that time can give you falsely high airspeed readings."
Aug 13, 2015
Scott Pritchett replied to Rolf Blomgren's discussion APM MavLink to FrSky X8R S.Port converter
"I assume you're trying to use firmware 2.1.x on your Taranis.  If so, you need new firmware in your Teensy which supports it properly.

Look here: https://github.com/bsongis/MavLink_FrSkySPort

More info is also available here: https://github.com/op…"
Aug 4, 2015
Scott Pritchett replied to Maury's discussion Flying paint mixer... Damping problem and more (Help needed)
"How much effort have you spent balancing your motors and props?  That's the first line of action."
Aug 4, 2015
Scott Pritchett replied to Jon's discussion Air speed TOO FAST. Target 10m/s, actual 18+ m/s, how do I slow plane down?
"Ah.  Great!  That would do it. :)"
Jul 16, 2015
Scott Pritchett replied to Jon's discussion Air speed TOO FAST. Target 10m/s, actual 18+ m/s, how do I slow plane down?
"How long did you run airspeed autocal mode in flight?  What is your airspeed calibration value?"
Jul 16, 2015
Scott Pritchett replied to Ron's discussion Why dosn't ArduPlane support LIDAR-Lite Rangefinder when using a ADP2.6 platform?
"The APM is out of code space."
Jul 3, 2015
Scott Pritchett replied to AlbEagle's discussion Any chance of adding RSSI range and PosHold to AC 3.1.5
"The source code is available, you should be able to do that yourself, but it would probably be more useful to explain what you think is better about the older firmware."
Jul 1, 2015
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