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graham newton replied to graham newton's discussion External LED for Ph2.1 in Pixhawk2.1
"Thanks Simon
The GPS leds are not visable from a distance.
Also coming from a Dji Fc, you dont realise how reassusing it is having that bright LED flashing from the back for the craft, until its not there!
I have an old PixHack external LED/USB modu…"
Feb 11, 2018
graham newton posted a discussion in Pixhawk2.1
HI GuysWhere would the best place be to get an external LED for FC status ?Thanks
Feb 11, 2018
graham newton commented on Laser Developer's blog post DIY LiDAR scanner using the LW20 and a digital servo
"Wow! Amazing work guys"
Feb 20, 2017
graham newton replied to Andy Middleton's discussion Pre-arm GPS Speed Error
"Hey Andy did you resolve this issue?

Thanks"
Jun 24, 2016
graham newton commented on AKRCGUY's blog post Is our Hobby Doomed?
"And He was doing the same stuff over in Cape Town, South Africa...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmjQm5MAq00
Zero F#*cks given"
May 27, 2016
graham newton replied to Forrest Frantz's discussion Vibration--Finally Solved ... The Frantz Strut
"Just a thought.. the camera gimbal is attached to the VDEP along with the FCU..
So ..What happens if the camera gimbal malfunctions and starts shaking or vibrating. this could have a (disastrous) effect of the Flight control of the aircraft?

I have…"
May 23, 2016
graham newton commented on jlcortex's blog post Successful flight test of hybrid gas+electric VTOL UAV: HYBRiX
"but then you need to convert 40 VAC or so to DC Voltage, that's another big weighty unit? is there a way around it?"
Nov 19, 2015
graham newton replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.1 released!
"Thanks very much, Ill give it a go :)"
May 19, 2014
graham newton replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.1 released!
"HI Guys

When the copter is being controlled by the autopilot ( loiter and auto) and flying in windy conditions,I am seeing large slow oscillations in the axis facing in the the wind (IN the direction of effective forward flight)
This behaviour is n…"
May 19, 2014
graham newton posted a discussion
HiWhen Planning a mission with an auto take off, how does one set a pure "take off and rise vertically to desired altitude" command?AT the moment I can only get the copter to take off and immediately dart off to waypoint 1. Sometimes it is not high…
Aug 1, 2013
graham newton commented on Joshua Ott's blog post Thirty Days (#17): 12-rotor close up
"BUT... How do you control yaw?the signal to both ESC on each arm is the same. So if you command the craft to yaw, both a CW and a CCW motor speeds up or slows down. The net result is an unchanged moment about the z axis, ie. no change in overall tor…"
May 27, 2013
graham newton commented on Joshua Ott's blog post Thirty Days (#17): 12-rotor close up
"Yes I would love to know how the motors are controlled?
I cant see how it can be done without 12 separate ESC outputs.
Using the same signal for each coxial motor pair would result in not being able to control YAW."
May 27, 2013
graham newton replied to Kevin Hester's discussion new release - won't be working on andropilot for a few days in Andropilot Users Group
"Thanks for all your hard work, it is an amazing app!"
Apr 29, 2013
graham newton replied to Gary Mortimer's discussion Who da boss in Andropilot Users Group
"+1 ... or if you send it far away and lose telem. connection?
then what?

But yes, the system is working great!"
Apr 4, 2013
graham newton replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter 2.9 / 2.9.1 released
"Hi Guys
I am not having any luck setting up a mates APM2 .
I cannot get the green bars to show during calibration and no HUD movement.
I have tried to erase and reset the logs, load arduplane FW and still nothing.

Is there a definiative method to f…"
Mar 27, 2013
graham newton posted a discussion in Andropilot Users Group
Hi KevinThanks again for this wonderful work!Things that I am struggling with:1. If you program a "goto" waypoint (the one with the flag) I cant seem to delete it.If I rotate the phone it reloads and the flag is gone. short term fix but it would be…
Feb 26, 2013
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