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jonny commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post British UAS smashes endurance record and is still going.
"Wow, an achievement like that deserves more than one toast!
Wondering how well it will perform in a storm though"
Jul 16, 2010
jonny commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post Manned Octocopter
"I'm struggling to spell deathtrap from the title, so I wouldn't have a hope of flying the dam thing."
Jun 28, 2010
jonny commented on Chris Anderson's blog post A safety reminder: girl badly injured by irresponsible flying
"What a horrific injury, however this type of person will always exist, in every activity, be it model helicopters, Karate or dog ownership.

It is impossible to legislate against the irresponsible element, so everyone involved gets tarred with the s…"
May 30, 2010
jonny replied to igal's discussion Trying to setup UAV DEV BOARD and getting error when compiling.
"Hi Igal

Excellent news, good luck with the rest of the process"
May 3, 2010
jonny commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Some juicy details in article about Insitu, ScanEagle and founder rivalries
"I could be wrong, but I thought Maynard Hill's plane was the first unmanned aircraft to cross the pond?"
May 2, 2010
jonny replied to igal's discussion Trying to setup UAV DEV BOARD and getting error when compiling.
"Igal

I had similar problems, it very nearly drove me insane but, with the help of some of the group I am now programming the UDB like there was never a problem. Stick at it, dont give in, you will win in the end"
May 1, 2010
jonny replied to Chris Anderson's discussion Discussion forum for UAVDevBoard, Sparkfun's 3-axis IMU-based autopilot board
"Hi Billu

Its a nogo on the compiler, I just cannot download it?? I have tryed 2 computers and it will not let me have the free eval version??

I sign in, click on the eval version and all that happens is it directs me to the sign in box again and a…"
Mar 27, 2010
jonny replied to Chris Anderson's discussion Discussion forum for UAVDevBoard, Sparkfun's 3-axis IMU-based autopilot board
"Billu

Thank you for the encouragement, I will uninstall MPLAB and reinstall it ( I have allready done this with the C compiler ).

Regarding the free Evaluation C compiler, my laptop would not allow me to download it? Only the full version that req…"
Mar 26, 2010
jonny replied to Chris Anderson's discussion Discussion forum for UAVDevBoard, Sparkfun's 3-axis IMU-based autopilot board
"Thanks Billu
I'm having a short break, will be back on all cylinders tomorrow.
It is something simple, I know that and I will get to the bottom of it.

One queery though, all the lights have stopped working on the UDB? is it possible that the progra…"
Mar 25, 2010
jonny replied to Chris Anderson's discussion Discussion forum for UAVDevBoard, Sparkfun's 3-axis IMU-based autopilot board
"Hi Pete

The device is set to dsPIC30F4011, I set that last week when I first started, hopefully someone will recognise or understand the error message as I am exhausted

Thank you for the advice
Kind regards
Jonny"
Mar 24, 2010
jonny replied to Chris Anderson's discussion Discussion forum for UAVDevBoard, Sparkfun's 3-axis IMU-based autopilot board
"Hi Pete

I downloaded the C compiler as instructed but the build is still failing?????????????????????

Anyone else had this message?

Release build of project `C:\Documents and Settings\admin\My Documents\MatrixPilot-2_0_3\MatrixPilot.mcp' started.…"
Mar 24, 2010
jonny replied to Chris Anderson's discussion Discussion forum for UAVDevBoard, Sparkfun's 3-axis IMU-based autopilot board
"Hi all

Many thanks for all your support, I understand that the information I have supplied is rather limited, this was deliberate as I did not want to bore everyone into skipping the post, so here is a complete description of my calamity.

I bought…"
Mar 24, 2010
jonny replied to Chris Anderson's discussion Discussion forum for UAVDevBoard, Sparkfun's 3-axis IMU-based autopilot board
"Hi Riccardo
Many thanks for trying to help but my problems are starting well before your tuition starts, I cannot get mplab to open matrixnav?
When I try to build i get build failed, no source code? or could not find build tools!"
Mar 21, 2010
jonny replied to Chris Anderson's discussion Discussion forum for UAVDevBoard, Sparkfun's 3-axis IMU-based autopilot board
"Hi Pete
Thank you for the reply, very nice setup, expertly done!

However I have the PICkit2 programmer? I have read getting started with pic programming several times but this only describes the procedure for the ICD2 as in your video

It would be…"
Mar 19, 2010
jonny replied to Chris Anderson's discussion Discussion forum for UAVDevBoard, Sparkfun's 3-axis IMU-based autopilot board
"Hi all

Would anyone be so kind as to describe the procedure for programming the UDB with the picKit2 programmer, I have successfully downloaded the pickit2v2.50 and the mplab ide v8.30 and both are working fine, I cannot find reference to the proce…"
Mar 18, 2010
jonny replied to Chris Anderson's discussion Discussion forum for UAVDevBoard, Sparkfun's 3-axis IMU-based autopilot board
"Hi Billu

I am unsure on a couple of points in regard to configuring the UDB for my airframe.
I have set the #define_ rudder navigation 1 and the
#define aileron_navigation 0

Do I also have to set define roll_stabilization to 0? I currently have it…"
Mar 16, 2010
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