Bozeman, MT

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Quads and Hex


Bozeman MT

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Skippy commented on Greg Dronsky's blog post 3DR Solo for $399. Is this even possible?
"I personally purchased 4 solos in the last 3 months.  2 with backpacks for 599 and 2 with spare batteries for 399.  They fly great and the smartshots are amazing.  Very impressed with the rig. They just work!  All came with rev b gps except one from…"
Oct 5, 2016
Skippy commented on Nick Arsov's blog post AUAV-X2 ( the revised version of X1 ) is alive
"Hi Nick.   I have been doing some digging around could not find the weight of the AUAV-x2?  I like the compact form but wanted to know if there was any weight savings over the pixhawk.  Great work and thanks."
Sep 28, 2015
Skippy commented on Chris Anderson's blog post FAA issues notice clarifying legal model aircraft use, bans FPV goggles?
" I have spent the last 24 years flying anywhere that seemed appropriate (i built and flew my first rc aircraft long before I could drive,  my dad was amazed it was possible),  I have never been AMA and never had a negative response. I hope this does…"
Jun 23, 2014
Skippy commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Walking a dog with a drone
"In the end, he has a seeing eye dog leading him around...now that is full circle."
May 23, 2014
Skippy replied to Charley Webb's discussion 3DR 2014 Quad frame kit PID Settings?
"The 880's run best on 4s if you only have 10" props or your rig is very heavy.  In general a 12" prop on 3s runs very good as well.  A 10" prop on 3s is never going to work well at all.  At 4000 -5000Ft in altitude (were I live and fly) a 13" prop…"
May 19, 2014
Skippy replied to Mr Lemming's discussion Help with building a gimbal, advice on power supply please.
"Nicads are very heavy and most of our stuff is not "high discharge" unless your blowing your battery in under 5 minutes (I shoot for 25c max ).  I would never use a nicad in anything that flies .  Twenty years ago I did, but the only alternative was…"
May 19, 2014
Skippy commented on Jonatan Domenech's blog post Barcelona 3D printed UAV
"Nice work.  I like the design."
May 11, 2014
Skippy commented on Paul Krajewski's blog post Simple Modular Flight Mode Switch - Build it for $20
"Thanks for the post.  Good work."
May 8, 2014
Skippy replied to cirilo's discussion How 3DR power module fried my APM (and also crashed my drone)
"And sorry for your crash."
Apr 10, 2014
Skippy replied to cirilo's discussion How 3DR power module fried my APM (and also crashed my drone)
"Quick note,  I run from  2-4 batteries in parallel on my y6 that is theoretically capable of pulling 150 amps.  I wired my current sensor coming from just one battery prior to the parallel circuit connection to get around the 90amp limit.  I just…"
Apr 10, 2014
Skippy replied to dave patmore's discussion only getting half power
"Does Naza have a log file? I don't think so but they should. ;)  I have found logging to be THE most useful feature but I may just be a data geek.  I think Yaw overrides all others so check motor direction and numbering.  A 650kv with 13" on 5c…"
Feb 5, 2014
Skippy replied to Michael's discussion Newbie looking for DIY help
"Because it may be very gone, or destroyed quickly.   Good luck.  Start slow and low cost.  There is so many factors and learning curves that go into these things.  There is a reason a good camera ship costs a pile of money and may still end up in a…"
Feb 4, 2014
Skippy commented on Dennis Okeefe's blog post Hero3 Mass Model(s)
"Good work.  This is exactly what more people should be using to test with.  A GP3/ NEX mass model for dialing in gimbals without the risk.  The next level of this would be for testing alternative lenses. Thanks for posting. Ideas like this is why I…"
Nov 11, 2013
Skippy commented on Tenzin's blog post Happy Halloween!
"Anyone know how this thing is actually flying?  I can't see any props."
Oct 31, 2013
Skippy commented on David Dewey's blog post New SplineNav 0.3: Smoother Yaw, and Manual Yaw Override
"Thanks David.  This is great work.  Can't wait to try it out.  I'm running a hex but was considering a x8 or y6 in the future and was not sure how it loaded down the processor. "
Oct 30, 2013
Skippy commented on David Dewey's blog post New SplineNav 0.3: Smoother Yaw, and Manual Yaw Override
"Amazing work!  Hope this makes its way into a regular release in the future.  Would this code work on a hex or octo with the 2.5/2.6 controller?  I know those guys are pushing the envelope on processing with octo's already but it seems the devs have…"
Oct 30, 2013