Oceanside, CA

About Me:

I'm a U.S. Marine helicopter pilot with a BS in Aerospace Engineering and a minor in Computer Science. I've been flying RC aircraft for about 18 years.

Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

I'd like to us a Nitro Heli as a platform to get some aireal video


Kailua, HI

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Tony Gold replied to Rune Eide Hansen's discussion Servo stutter
"Sorry to jump into this conversation so late, and I too was not able to see the video so this may be of no help.  but how old are your servos?  I had a similar problem with servo twitch and even though I was using digital servos they were pretty…"
Aug 25, 2014
Tony Gold replied to Tony Gold's discussion Nitro Heli PID tuning (sorry no video)
"Anthony:  that makes sense but why would the yaw wobble kick in after increasing the rate p for pitch and roll?  when the pitch and roll rates are very low there is no yaw wobble and the bird flies.  shouldn't the yaw wabble occur indipendant of…"
Apr 29, 2013
Tony Gold posted a discussion
It worked!! , sort of.  After several iterations of isolation designs, plus replacing just about every bearing on the heli including a set of ceramic bearings in the engine itself.  My heli flew over the weekend.  It was very brief and not without…
Apr 24, 2013
Tony Gold commented on Rob_Lefebvre's blog post Potentially The Ultimate Compact GCS
"Looks like there's some potential.  Kevin I just sent you $20!!"
Mar 22, 2013
Tony Gold replied to Nathan's discussion APM 2.5 Setup
"What works really well is to have your transmitter in heli-mode but turn off the CCPM.  IIRC this is called H1 on a Futaba.  that will allow you to have a single channel for each servo, which is what the APM is looking for, but still have a throttle…"
Mar 11, 2013
Tony Gold replied to Rob_Lefebvre's discussion Arducopter 2.9 for TradHeli Discussion
"good point about load feed forward.  what are the chances that the APM can handle the governing it self?  if we are going to be sending it rotor RPM and we are already sending throttle signals thru the APM.  it shouldn't be too much extra code to…"
Mar 1, 2013
Tony Gold replied to Rob_Lefebvre's discussion Arducopter 2.9 for TradHeli Discussion
I remember when you started that (must have been about a year ago).  I've come up with something similar a stand alone arduino to do the control loop, i haven't gotten into the APM code yet to figure out the comm piece.  but like i said i…"
Feb 28, 2013
Tony Gold posted a photo
All new bearings from boca bearings!! Should be super smoith now
Jan 25, 2013
  • Tony Gold Sorry about such a delay i didn't see your comment, No they are not for stock 3dr motors.  they we new bearings for my whole traditional heli.  but if you go to bocabearings.com they can make any size bearings you want.  they will also upgrade you…
    Jan 21, 2014
Tony Gold posted a discussion
Hi all,  first off i've been reading through all these forums for several months, and i've found everyone to be quite helpfull and full of insight, so thanks for that.  My build so far is quite simple APM 2.5 with the 900Mhz radio on a nitro heli. …
Nov 23, 2012
Tony Gold posted photos
Nov 22, 2012