Barrington, NH

About Me:

Shooting video ever since video took over from film - a loooong time! Multi Rotors for a couple of years.

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Started with KK Board - then all-in-one MegaPirate, Naza/GPS and YS-X6 FC boards. Built quite a few frames and kits. Now a dealer for SteadiDrone. Our website is UAV-America.com


Barrngton, NH

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Socratic replied to Pedro Henrique R. P. B. Silva's discussion Toughts about Rangefinder
"We are having difficulties getting SF/11c to work properly with Pixhawk.  When plugged in we are getting oscillating altitudes in loiter and alt hold.  These variations in altitude are quite abrupt and are around 5-10 meters in variation.  If we…"
Apr 18, 2018
Socratic posted a discussion
Very strange behavior today.  I set up a flight plan the other day and changed my RTH switch position to AUTO.  Went out today to test some minor PID adjustment I made.  I started out in Stabilize and everything appeared to go fine.  I switched to…
Aug 15, 2013
Socratic replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.0.1 released!
"I will probably embarrass myself with this post......but what the heck am I doing wrong?  Or do I just have a bad GPS (ublox)? See attached log - running 3.0.12013-07-13 16-46-32.tlog"
Jul 13, 2013
Socratic replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.0.1 released!
"Oops - posted my last reply to the old thread.  Let me try again.  Been playing around with 3.0.1 on a test quad I have.  It is a bit heavy but around the 450 size.  In the past it has been a good test platform but I am having difficulty getting the…"
Jul 12, 2013
Socratic replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.0 ready for wider use
"Been playing around with 3.0.1 but having a hard time with drifting.  Been trying to raise pids slowly for Loiter - is that correct because I am not seeing any improvement.  I have the APM on a (failrly heavy) test quad - not a Arducopter - just my…"
Jul 12, 2013
Socratic replied to Socratic's discussion Unable to load firmware
"Aparently this error refers to a Windows error - likely a corrupted file in registry.  Here is a Wiki page that explains for anyone like me who isn't familiar with this error:  http://www.wiki-errors.com/wiki-errors.php?wiki=80040154"
Jul 8, 2013
Socratic posted a discussion
Went to try out 3.0 today to see if it might help my GPS Fix issue (no satallites, no fix) but unable to load firmware through MP either manually or automatically. What is this error message telling me?  Is this an issue with something I am doing or…
Jul 8, 2013
Socratic posted a discussion
I have a little quad setup for doing tests on various flight controllers, FPV etc.  Went out to try out a new FPV camera using APM 2.5+ with Ublox GPS (both from 3DR).  Had been working fine (about a month old) but today when I went to fly from same…
Jul 7, 2013
Socratic posted a discussion
Anyone experiencing a problem with Google maps?  I am not able to zoom in (maps not updating).  Getting a 503 server issue, error code.  Just trying to isolate issue - here or there?  Sorry if I posted to the wrong place.
Jul 4, 2013