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Thomas Butler commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Welcome to the new DIY Drones design!
"Oh and not necessarily off-line. Sometimes I will open the PDF right away; lots faster than paging through ten comments at a time."
May 28
Thomas Butler commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Welcome to the new DIY Drones design!
"Now that there are more than a few comments I can test the printing issue I mentioned, and it still exists. Most blogs which host commenting have the ability to print the blog and all associated comments. Without a specific "print" button on the…"
May 28
Thomas Butler commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Welcome to the new DIY Drones design!
"Comparing the old and new text; the greyed new looks purplish."
May 28
Thomas Butler commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Welcome to the new DIY Drones design!
"Hello Chris, I hope these comments are helpful!
Regarding the "View All" button. I don't remember that showing ALL of the detail for each of the post. As I recall. it would show the intro for each blog post; wouldn't want to wade through miles and…"
May 28
Thomas Butler commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Welcome to the new DIY Drones design!
"Missing "edit" button for the comment post to allow going back and fixing mistakes!
After entering the text of a comment, the button should say "submit" or "submit comment" not "comment"."
May 28
Thomas Butler commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Welcome to the new DIY Drones design!
"I was going to say the site is slooowwwww, but after I just posted a comment, I see a comment from UAV Skies that the site seem slow. Glad it was not my imagination...
Just remembered the print issue, I THINK there was an issue with printing a…"
May 28
Thomas Butler commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Welcome to the new DIY Drones design!
"See! I have no photo for my account. On the display, a dummy head shot shows up, but on a print it does not. The user posts seem to bleed together.
Additionally, the new site is using subdued font color; slightly greyed. WHY web-sites do this I…"
May 28
Thomas Butler commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Welcome to the new DIY Drones design!
"Just a couple of things. The dummy picture doesn't show up when the blog is printed; no explicit demarcation between the posts. Will post again to show this."
May 28
Thomas Butler replied to JC's discussion Newbi Needs Help
"@JC,
In BetaFlight's "Configuration->Receiver",
Select "Serial-based receiver (SPEKSAT,SBUS,SUMD)  <-there is no IBUS, but this is the item to select for serial protocols
then select "IBUS" for Serial Receiver Provider"
Click on "Save and Reboot"
In…"
Mar 29
Thomas Butler commented on Alexey Dobrovolskiy's blog post Radar/Laser altimeter for DJI M210/M210V2
"Do you mean LASER altimeters have "issues"? I don't think RADAR would have any problem with light, for, or water! Must be an error in your write-up!

Additionally, the 24GHZ band use by RADAR is sunsetting, and the band will not be available for…"
Mar 2
Thomas Butler replied to Jack Rolf-Gokes's discussion How to go about designing a heavy lift (3kg payload) multirotor frame?
"Hey Jack, As a college team project, you will probably not get a from-scratch design done in one semester. Just go get a Tarot copter, scratch the name off, and say Lori L. said to do it.(just kidding)
You cannot ignore the fact that this design has…"
Feb 5
Thomas Butler commented on Pedro Matabuena's blog post Coming soon - New "mRo Location One" a CAN GPS sensor.
"@Edward, I have an MMC5883 on a breakout board ($10 from Mouser), and I am looking at the differences between the HMC and QMC drivers with goal of creating a driver from an existing one from those in Betaflight. They are fairly simple with only…"
Jan 22
Thomas Butler commented on Pedro Matabuena's blog post Coming soon - New "mRo Location One" a CAN GPS sensor.
"Not to be a kill-joy, but the induction-coil based RM3100 has been on the market for a few years. Drotek has a $40 self-contained module for drones.  In fact, the coil based RM3100 sensor is a step backwards in technology. It adds an order of…"
Jan 22
Thomas Butler replied to James Brown's discussion If you were building a Drone Room in Antarctica what would you want?
"The question remains; how would the multi-rotor or ANY drone which uses a magnetometer for yaw control be affected by close proximity to the magnetic pole(s), and whether or not that is an issue. Multi-rotors use the compass for the yaw sensor; yaw…"
Nov 21, 2019
Thomas Butler replied to James Brown's discussion If you were building a Drone Room in Antarctica what would you want?
"Does a compass work at the poles? Is the magnetic field too strong and out of range of a typical 5883 clone mag chip? Is it affected in real-time by the charged particles from the Sun (auroras [north pole])? Drones typically use a compass ( HMC5883…"
Nov 21, 2019
Thomas Butler commented on Matthew Silic's blog post Sensors for Attitude Estimation
"Additionally, if you are using the AK8963 (which is also embedded in some Invensense chips), you might want to switch to a 5883 clone component. I have used this part in my drone for YEARS with no problems. Note it is critical to not have any stray…"
Oct 20, 2019
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