Newberry, FL

About Me:

PhD student at the University of Florida in Mechanical Engineering specializing in Dynamics, Systems, and Controls.

Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Avionics lead for the University of Florida's Unmanned Air Systems Team. Always been into RC planes and designing unmanned vehicles.


Newberry, FL

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Travis Whitley replied to Harish's discussion What are the Autopilots that can be helpful for a fully Autonomous mission?
"Never really had a ground station for controlling pixhawk that I totally liked. Windows is great unless you run into driver issues for connecting to the USB modems (which may break from a recent windows update). Mission Planner has gotten a lot more…"
Jun 30, 2018
Travis Whitley replied to Oscar Renato's discussion The throttle on my pixhawk 2.4.8 does not work in ArduCopter User Group
"Throttle needs to be calibrated. Look up Pixhawk ESC calibration."
Jun 30, 2018
Travis Whitley replied to Travis Whitley's discussion ALT HOLD Desired Altitude Jumped without Throttle Input in ArduCopter User Group
"I looks like you need to calibrate he throttle stick and change your midpoint. Looking at that first data log, your desired altitude is changing with your throttle stick (Channel 3) when it is outside the deadband. Changes in Barametric Pressue…"
Jan 4, 2017
Travis Whitley replied to Josh's discussion Custom drone build - Motors
"Sunny Sky motors and some other motor manufacturers have thrust charts for various suggested propellers. Typically rule of thumb is you want to produce at least twice the weight of your multirotor in thrust. Best thing to do is find a copter similar…"
Dec 13, 2016
Travis Whitley posted a discussion in ArduCopter User Group
Hi all,I was wondering what would cause the Desired Altitude to jump in Alt Hold mode in Arducopter 3.3? I was flying my hexacopter in Alt Hold mode outside when I decided to try and fly under an outdoor overhang. I had the throttle mid stick to…
Nov 17, 2016
Travis Whitley replied to Christian S.'s discussion New promising VTOL Concept
"Granted, the pitch dynamics will work with moving the mass around, there are still two concerns for this kind of aircraft. First of all you are still going to have issues with a fixed coupling between the yaw and roll axis control authority. If you…"
Oct 28, 2016
Travis Whitley commented on Michael Day's blog post Landing from Rally Points
"The Procerus Autopilots have been running the same algorithm as you've described and it works quite well."
Apr 24, 2014