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Building an aerial photography aircraft

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Thon commented on Tom Rearick's blog post Drones Make Love Not War
"I have flown my Quad within 3 feet of my Hives with no signs of the bees getting aggressive. I have also flown my Quad (and landed on) a friends hive that tends to be a bit more aggressive than average (the hive started as a captured swarm). There…"
Nov 8, 2015
Thon replied to chad S's discussion Storm 6 1.2
"For the size area, you really want to use an airplane over a 'copter. I can push my quad copter to about 10 minutes flight time. I have had 50 minute flights with my very tired and battered 3 year old Skywalker (Airplane).
It also depends what you…"
Mar 7, 2014
Thon replied to Arnaud Vandecasteele's discussion Best Gimbal for a SX260HS or a Nex 5N Camera (orthographic pictures)
"I am using the Canon  260 on a 2 axis gimbal and am getting very good results.
The main drawback on the camera is the retractable lens.
In my early tests, I lost a Canon A2500 to grit that was blown into the lens retract mechanism. 2 flights was…"
Feb 5, 2014
Thon replied to Rune Eide Hansen's discussion APM 2.5 Tricopter V3.0.1 Servo oscillation
"Try this, put your tri on a carpeted surface or some other "non-slick" surface and arm it and see what happens. Your desk is a slick surface, when arming the initial movement of the yaw assembly causes the tail to move slightly which the APM tries…"
Jul 21, 2013
Thon replied to Euan Ramsay's discussion How to improve descent behaviour
"The problem is simple but difficult to correct. In a vertical descent the aircraft is moving through the dirty air caused by the propellers.
There is no good solution other than a slow descent rate, or some horizontal movement while descending to…"
May 30, 2013
Thon posted photos
May 28, 2013
Thon replied to Geoffrey Budd's discussion Initial Tri Setup - No Yaw servo response
"make sure you have your receiver connected correctly to the apm. Channels 1-4 are for roll pitch yaw and throttle. I use 5 to control the mode. 6 and 7 control camera point on my gimball"
May 20, 2013
Thon replied to Jamie Glover's discussion Geotagging Images with the Mission Planner Offsets?
"http://conservationdrones.org/software/ Third item down will help you out. I have nothing to do with them."
May 2, 2013
Thon commented on AKRCGUY's blog post X-8 Maiden Flight - Prop Strike - Crash (SafetyTip)
"From the lessons I have learned from setting up a few airplanes with apm 2.5

1. without the APM installed, fly the aircraft and trim it so that it flys straight and level, tweak your linkages if needed to reduce trim. Fly multiple times to ensure…"
May 2, 2013
Thon replied to Richard Boyhan's discussion APM 2.5 Power Module & External BEC
"I am running a Tricopter with a roll and pitch gimble.
The APM 2.5 is powered via the power module.
The Jumper is removed.
I am providing power to the output side via a BEC on CH 4 out. The BEC is from one of my ESC's.
I have servos on the output…"
Apr 10, 2013
Thon replied to Emi's discussion Tricopters for beginners
"I just finished building my first tri-copter two weeks ago, and have about 20 flights on it.

Quick run down of equipment and parts

APM 2.0 with external GPS – To be upgraded with APM 2.5 and better GPS
Radio: Futaba 9C with FrSky D8 Module…"
Feb 26, 2013
Thon commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post Modular Test Platform Maiden Flight
"Try this for an inexpensive motor/speed control combo:



Which will also get you 2 servos, a battery and a 6x4…"
Jun 12, 2011
Thon posted a blog post
Electronics PathTaking some advice, I have done some soldering practice. I purchased a new soldering iron to replace my 10yr old 15w iron, it is a Weller WLC100 soldering station. AMAZON Linkage -…
May 3, 2011
Thon posted photos
May 3, 2011
Thon commented on Alpo Hassinen's blog post Easy camera roll stabilizer to APM
"Great work. I will be using this in my own application. Thanks"
Apr 27, 2011
Thon posted photos
Apr 26, 2011