About Me:

Retired engineer,obsessed with flight.Mainly been flying sailplanes and eletric sport planes.And a quad. I have small workshop with lathe and milling machine.

Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

UAV interest is mainly for aerial photography and F.P.V., at the present ime trying to develop very stable slow flying fixed wing airframes, as the range available are either expensive or too much of a compromise. I am just starting to get familiar with the APM 2.5.(deciphering some of the abreviations is frustraiting) the possibilites very exciting.



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john copp replied to Minjie Zhu's discussion Problem with terminal in Mission Planner and problem with sonar installation
"I also had the same problem, the sonar was working .After I changed the param settings as detailed below http://copter.ardupilot.com/wiki/common-optional-hardware/common-ra...
I am now getting the sonar ranging in mission planner flight data which…"
Mar 8, 2015
john copp commented on Hank Danico's blog post Spectrum DX9 2 Switches 1 TX channel 6 Flight Modes
"That it does, unfortunately my brain can only cope with six modes.Its an old edition.;~)"
Jan 22, 2015
john copp commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Turbine-powered quad first flight
"If you don't kick it it wont fall over, loved it!!"
Nov 24, 2014
john copp replied to Xian06's discussion Pixhawk DF13 problems
"Emin,  i stand corrected.!!! I had not read the post.
The A.P.M  was not "easy"   as such  but by following the instructions it does work.
It is not complicated but is very powerful ,just look at the full para list, being able to tweak 
May 20, 2014
john copp replied to Xian06's discussion Pixhawk DF13 problems
""its so cutting edge, softwere and hardware wise that export outside USA and Canada is banned."
That's incorrect i live in England. The first one i had  at first refused to load firmware,(3DR said to try a different computer to load it)  after a lot…"
May 20, 2014
john copp replied to Xian06's discussion Pixhawk DF13 problems
"When will 3DR get their act together BEFORE releasing kit  my first Pixhawk bricked and the leads were crap.The  replacement is  sitting in a draw until the firmware is sorted .Pixhawk was supposed to be user friendly, who wants to have to listen to…"
May 19, 2014
john copp posted a discussion
I have just updated mission planner,(ver ending 144) and advanced params button has disappeared.Is this permanent or an error.J.C.
Feb 3, 2014
john copp posted a discussion
Arducopter has disapeared ,anybody having the same problem , all links get server no data sent.
Jan 9, 2014
john copp replied to Forrest Frantz's discussion World Record for Duration of Flight
" Stunning ,well done .
Dec 15, 2013
john copp replied to Keith Bartlett's discussion NAZA to ArduCopter in UK Ardupilot Group
"Just got to the same point, ime building a fixed wing at the moment and have almost got my head around the A.P.M.  set-up.
It makes sense to bin the Naza due to its limitations. However i think i will sell the Naza  and start from scratch ,that way…"
Oct 15, 2013
john copp replied to Calvin R. Walker's discussion APM Issue Maybe? in ArduPlane User Group
"If you consider the o/p of the A.P.M. the same as a receiver (although the o/ps are in a different order compared to most receivers) then  the signals from the receiver are passed straight through when in manual ,and modified when controled by the…"
Oct 3, 2013