Bill Salopek
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Using Pixhawk with a Fatshark headtracker

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith whitehead Oct 3. 3 Replies

It's amazingly difficult to find information on this subject.I'd like to control the pitch, roll, and yaw, of my gimbal (Storm32 controller), from the control outputs of a Fatshark Trinity…Continue

Can I connect a 3DR radio to the Solo?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Salopek Nov 2, 2016. 4 Replies

Subject says it all.I'd like to control the Solo via telemetry radios...and via Mission Planner or Tower.Thanks...-BillContinue

Use a Phantom 3 (4S) battery on my Pixhawk hexacopter?

Started Mar 12, 2016 0 Replies

Kinda of a silly thought, but since I own a Phantom 3, and a Pixhawk-based hexacopter (that normally uses 3S batteries), I was thinking it would be nice to consolidate my battery purchases.Of course…Continue

How to ensure Pixhawk reaches a waypoint's altitude before flying on?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Bonney Feb 5, 2016. 19 Replies

Hi guys...I fly in mountainous terrain in New Mexico.I'd like to ensure that my F550 reaches a waypoint altitude before moving on to the next waypoint (more important of course flying UP along rising…Continue

 

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Keith whitehead replied to Bill Salopek's discussion Using Pixhawk with a Fatshark headtracker
"wish there was more clarification or a video on this. id like to head tracking with ardruplane also. im still confused how you got it to work"
Oct 3
Bill Salopek commented on Alexander Mora's blog post New to drone photography - A must see Infographic
"Tom, are you in the USA? If so, call your local FSDO (Flight Standards District Office)...they may/should have the answer...remembering that really no rule is ever for sure until decided by a judge. I know the FAA allows a businessman to fly his…"
Aug 5
Bill Salopek replied to Rafi Nahmani's discussion Is it legal/practical to make a quad-copter drone at home for commercial photography?
"Yes it is...absolutely...home-made quadcopter fall under the exact same laws."
Aug 5
Bill Salopek replied to Akos Makovics's discussion ESC issue on first drone
"Perhaps the servo functions needs to be set to the correct motors... See if this helps: http://ardupilot.org/copter/docs/common-rcoutput-mapping.html"
Aug 5
Bill Salopek replied to Markus Thurman's discussion 40x zoom lens captures clear detailed picture of your target from 1km away
"Very nice...where can I find more information?"
Aug 5
Bill Salopek commented on Mauricio's blog post Pioneering steps into fixed wing - water landing drones in marine ecology
"Can someone explain how all the electronics have been waterproofed? There's also mention of "redundancy" in reference to electronics getting wet...that seems to be saying if some electronic component gets wet and fails, that a backup…"
May 26
Bill Salopek replied to James Miller's discussion Qgroundcontrol and mission planner compatibility
"James did you figure this out? I'm wondering because I would also like to know if MP and QGC can be used interchangeably. Thanks..."
Apr 30

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