Colorado Springs, CO

About Me:

Software Engineer mainly working in Java/J2EE. New to Arduino and Microcontrollers and UAVs. Always had an interested in UAVs, RC aircraft and programming.

Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Interested in Quadcopters as well as arial photography. Participated in the Sparkfun 2011 AVC with a land vehicle and interested in ArduCopter and autonomous navigation with Quadcopters.

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Troy replied to Jake McCaig's discussion Noob in ArduCopter User Group
"I am using a Mac Book Pro with Parallels with Windows 7 and I am able to run the Mission Planner in a VM without any problems. With boot camp you can boot directly into same the partition and run it natively as well. Also, looks like Colorado is…"
Aug 22, 2012
Troy replied to AntimatterCrusader's discussion Issues with Quad running APM 2.5 - Flip & Crash
"I've actually had something similar on APM2. I was flying the other day in stabilize (after attempting a mission in auto mode) and the copter flipped over and landed upside down with the motors still running (I had to unplug the battery to get them…"
Aug 20, 2012
Troy commented on Andreas M. Antonopoulos's blog post Developing code for the APM - Webinar (TODAY)
"I just wanted to say thanks to all of the developers for hosting this webinar.

I am posting in this thread, since I suspect there are probably other developers trying to get an environment configured after the Webinar.
On slide 9, a minor change is…"
Jul 17, 2012
Troy replied to E Gross's discussion Very new, not entirely sure how to start
"I have the following, and things pretty much work "out of the box" as far as software:
They just came out with a…"
Jul 11, 2012
Troy replied to Carl Stephens's discussion My First Quad
"I am really just getting into this now too. I come from a very similar background... Software engineer with no RC aircraft experience. I would definitely recommend the 3DR + APM2. With the Arducopter 2.6 it flies really well. I have actually managed…"
Jun 21, 2012
Troy commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Reminder: DIY Drones Multicopter Rodeo is today!
"I just wanted to give a quick thanks for the DIYDrones crew for arranging this event. I had a great time meeting and learning from all of the more experienced folks that were there."
Jun 19, 2012
Troy posted a discussion
I have a 3DR frame and I am having trouble following the instructions at http://stuff.storediydrones.com/ArduCopter3DRAssemblyInstructions for assembling the power distribution board. I received a 4 wire connector but the colors on it are green,…
May 27, 2012
Troy replied to Troy's discussion Magnometer off by 180 degrees
"I have been running from SVN anyway since I needed to change INPUT_VOLTAGE for the battery monitor, so it wasn't too much to make these changes.
When I tried the following, the heading started around 60 degrees and only changed +-30 when rotating…"
Jun 28, 2011
Troy posted a discussion
I have followed the instructions on http://code.google.com/p/arducopter/wiki/AC2_Magnetos for adding the Magnometer directly to the APM board in the components down pins forward orientation. I have the APM board mounted according to…
Jun 27, 2011
Troy replied to Troy's discussion Right Motor ESC warm when motors not running
"I will go ahead and get one of these http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=...."
Jun 19, 2011
Troy replied to Troy's discussion Right Motor ESC warm when motors not running
"Thanks for the quick replies. It is the ESC that is powering the APM & receiver, so it sounds like this is normal and I won't worry too much about it."
Jun 18, 2011
Troy posted a discussion
I just finished assembling my ArduCopter kit and noticed that when the battery is plugged in but the copter is not flying that the right ESC gets hot while the other ESCs are cool to the touch. The motor feels like it is the same temperature as the…
Jun 18, 2011