"I agree Matthew, rather than try to change public opinion by tossing around technical terms, it would be simpler to explain the difference between civilian and military equipment. Think back to "Jets". The first Jet aircraft were fighter planes…"
"ER9x firmware should solve your problems, its a software mixers dream. Also, a suggestion might be to solder female pins to the reciever instead of soldering direct to APM? to swap out if reciever dies or whatever"
"I agree, and as happy as I was to hear our community mentioned on The Daily Show (which i watch... Daily...)It was with a bit of malcontent as to how she spoke of DIYDrones. The second time she mentioned she noted "anyone can go to do it yourself…"
Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT Missy Cummings dropped a line to DIY drones on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart tonight, not necessarily the most direct mention but she said "you can go to Do It Yourself Drones dot com and…
"@Hugo KWifi would add extra interference in 2.4ghz band that is probably being used by many users for either control link or video link.Bluetooth however is in the same band but much weaker signal so poses less risk for interference.I think the idea…"
"@Grant West Ideally the ipad app is to have a more mobile ground station (i.e. ipad w/ a few electronics strapped to back), that adds too much in-between ;) However, i would propose looking into a bluetooth serial link with a PC running APM GCS…"
"Yes unfortunately due to the hardware you cant put it in the appstore, but should you need help putting it on Cydia for jailbroken iPads I can lend you a hand, I'm a CydiaStore developer (I make mostly tweaks but a few apps), not everyone wants to…"
"I think these statistics are interesting, however far from an overall "actual popularity of OS". Windows is heavily weighed simply due to the fact that Mission Planner is for Windows. So even when us Mac users are running Windows in a VM, we've…"
"@David Yeah those are about the necessary mods. I've had the foam holding the spar in break out so that needs reinforcement too (luckily i had rubberbands + 3m clips holding the wings in) spar snapped as well, wings have folded in half mroe times…"
"Exactly Gary, that landing just on a boat, very easy. I'm not sure how many of you have ever been out on a large vessel, a cruise ship perhaps, but you can often see seagulls just floating midair flying into the wind, maintaining relative…"
"With the way nautical winds occur it is very likely that they are hand launching into the wind no problem, they could even land without the net with the ship moving into the wind, groundspeed matching ship's speed isn't too difficult with a good…"
"72mhz is older, single frequency, and often prone to interference if flown near other RC clubs (and they're on the same channel as you). 2.4ghz is the newer game, with frequency hopping meaning you'll never have to worry about someone else on the…"