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Gender

Male


Location

Minneapolis, MN


About Me:

LOVE FPV, fly multicopters and crash easystars. Also a photographer & guitarist. Finishing school for network engineering.


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

I recently discovered ardupilot and am completely floored by its capabilities! I'm saving money now to get a kit eventually.


Hometown:

Twin Cities, MN


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spagoziak replied to Mark Williams's discussion Smartphone for aerial photographs
"I'm currently offline for a rebuild; the airframe is a skywalker (6 foot foam pusher).  I'm migrating APM from the old APM 2.6 legacy hardware to a Beaglebone blue.  Quite a learning curve!"
Jul 7, 2019
spagoziak replied to Mark Williams's discussion Smartphone for aerial photographs
"Heya Jerry,

You're probably right.  I'm up in Minnesota.  The more I look around, the more obvious it gets that brute force will have to do. It's a shame that this route eliminates much of the intelligence that the APM team wrote in for this very…"
Nov 9, 2018
spagoziak replied to Mark Williams's discussion Smartphone for aerial photographs
"I see this thread is almost 5 years old... has anyone else made progress on this? I'd like to use my S9 as a camera, but I'd like it to receive commands from APM, probably via an app. This doesn't seem so exotic an idea now, but I can't find much…"
Nov 8, 2018
spagoziak replied to spagoziak's discussion CLI access via Mission Planner is Impossible
"I tried uploading 2.74b tonight and encountered this error--perhaps it's related?Untitled picture.png"
Jul 22, 2013
spagoziak posted a discussion
Hi folks,I'm trying to download the logs from the flash on the APM 2 (v2.73) using the CLI tool in Terminal...it doesn't seem to be possible.I've tried the sequences below, but they all seem to be inhibited by the incredibly long connection process…
Jun 30, 2013
spagoziak replied to Sayan Andriyanov's discussion upload succeeded but verify failed, MP 1.2.53
"Same thing just happened to me.  I haven't tried pushing it via Arduino yet, but I'll be glad to give it a shot.  Never heard of mouse... is that another programmer?  Briefly searching for it didn't reveal what I was hoping to find lol"
Jun 26, 2013
spagoziak replied to Andrew Tridgell's discussion ArduPlane 2.73 released
"Does anyone have a params file on this new version for a skywalker 1900?  I imagine the values for the new controller don't quite translate from the 2.5 version that's on the googlecode page!"
Jun 19, 2013
spagoziak posted a discussion
Hi folks, I had to buy a skywalker 1900 after I stuffed my original 1500 into some trees.  Does anyone have a good, solid param file for their 1900 that wouldn't mind sharing?  This would be tremendously helpful :)spag
Jan 6, 2013
spagoziak replied to Rick Eis's discussion FPV Video using APM2 ?
"I'm flying FPV with APM2, but I wouldn't say the videos are nice lol....

I just have the pilot camera feed recorded on my laptop.  Not enough $ for an HD camera!"
Oct 10, 2012
spagoziak replied to spagoziak's discussion Tuning: Throttle Oscillating during Loiter
"I know this one's a puzzler, but doesn't anyone else have this in operation on their plane?"
Sep 7, 2012
spagoziak posted a discussion
Hi everyone!During Loiter, my throttle oscillates rather consistantly.  The tuning graph suggests that APM is responding to airspeed (as opposed to altitude) because of the frequency of the oscillations and how it relates to my target alt.If there…
Sep 5, 2012
spagoziak commented on Tim O'Brien's photo
"So...where's your build log?  Want!"
Sep 3, 2012
spagoziak replied to spagoziak's discussion FBW_A and Stabilize don't agree on Level [solved]
"I've figured this out.
It seems that using manual level does not update the offsets for both fbw and stabilize; just stab is kept current. If you allow the plane to level everything at boot, both modes will agree.
I discovered this after the problem…"
Sep 2, 2012
spagoziak replied to spagoziak's discussion FBW_A and Stabilize don't agree on Level [solved]
"Is there no other APM2 user who has or has had this issue?  Is there an expert who can shed light on how the feature works internally?  Perhaps there is a thing that needs to be cleared, or... some other such thing?  "
Aug 15, 2012
spagoziak posted a discussion
Hi folks,On the bench: When FBW_A is enabled, all control surfaces level off when I tip the plane 20 degrees up and roll it about 30 degrees right.  When stabilize is enabled, all surfaces are level when the plane is level.In the past, I've seen…
Aug 12, 2012
spagoziak replied to Andrew Tridgell's discussion ArduPlane 2.50 released
"I've noticed a new option in advanced params--AHRS_GPS_GAIN.  The description text in the Mission Planner says this is used to determine how much of the GPS is used to control the plane's attitude.

Since upgrading to 2.5 this morning, I've been…"
Jul 29, 2012
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