"RocketMan, I am totally on-board with what you are saying and can't help but agree. Having been involved in modeling now for several decades I also have a feel for the issue at hand. That issue is primarily: What was once a hobby that required time…"
"In reality it is the people (us) that read forums like this one, and are interested in "doing the right thing" that are getting all "bunched up" about all this. The real issue is that these machines quads, planes, etc. that are autonomous (or not)…"
Hello. I am beginning the process of taking a Century Swift 16 (a bit vintage but light and strong - about 550 rotor diameter) and converting it, with a Pixhawk, to an autonomous machine. I feel that this would be a good alternative to my…
"It seems that those prop holders allow adjustment of pitch when setting up the vehicle, but once it is flying the pitch remains the same (heli blades have no inherent "pitch" per. se., so it would be a necessity to be able to adjust that one way or…"
"I have a MaxAmps 10000 4s lipo, and it works pretty well for my quad (3DR with 880kv motors and larger props). However, the flight time doesn't really double, as it takes quite a bit more power to lift it. I switched to a 5000, and can now "hover"…"
"Often moves like this will predate their becoming involved in a new domain -- it is seen with the "big" drone/airline makers all the time. The bigger the restrictions the easier it is for them to outspend the little guys and keep going. They have…"
"Funny about flying over grass... I have yet to fly my 3DR quad, but I have been tuning a good deal in my office (with carpeted floors). When sitting on my desk, motors running or not (no propellers attached), the ALT readings seemed to be very…"