Björn Geir Leifsson
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  • Reykjavik
  • Iceland

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Multiwii Scarab with APM?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Björn Geir Leifsson May 2, 2013. 2 Replies

My Multiwii Scarab-Stealth quad went cartwheeling along the street. Arms and motors/mounts are a total…Continue

3DR Hexacopter setup, some questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Jul 14, 2012. 4 Replies

My JDrones standard-quad lost a light dispute with a tree in the backyard and broke some arms and motor mounts falling a short distance to the ground.I want to rebuild the Arducopter as a hexacopter…Continue

Altitude limits for the Ardupilot Mega?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Toby Mills Sep 25, 2011. 9 Replies

Lets say theoretically that I sent a plane up into the upper atmosphere and had it return under autopilot via waypoints to home.What are the limits of Ardupilot control parameters / Mission planner…Continue

Cannot set Com port baud rate in Win7

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Oborne Aug 18, 2011. 3 Replies

HiI suspect this is a Windows problem but I have to see if anyone here can help me along.I had a PC with Win XP that I was using succesfully for this but the MoBo went to Silicon-heaven just as I…Continue


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About Me:
Middle-aged gastrointestinal surgeon (Bariatric), RC modeller since childhood, builder and flyer, Technology and science geek, Husband, Two boys (22 and 18) who are accomplished RC pilots and a wonderful daughter (12)
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Along with a group of RC interested engineering students and some wilderness search and rescue technology specialists we aim to develop and test affordable UAV systems to support SAR in the barren landscape and harsh environment of Iceland

I am one of two "Angel-investors" supporting the project until we can apply for and hopefully get development grants.
Two project ideas prevail at the moment: 1. a loitering drone (Arducopter?)for eye-in-the-sky, real time hi-res video downlink to the command center in search operations. 2. a winged autonomous drone for hi-res aero-photography, hopefully with a real time downlink for analysis using the crowd-sourcing principle.
Reykjavik, Iceland

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Peking, we have lift-off!

Posted on October 8, 2011 at 11:52pm 18 Comments

It starts to get really interesting at about 3 minutes into the film.…


VIdeo: Arducopter 2.0.40 in wind

Posted on September 11, 2011 at 2:48pm 5 Comments

I´d like to share this video with you all. partly to brag about how good I am getting at flying the quad and partly to show how it behaves in a stiff(-ish) and rather turbulent wind. More info in the text on youtube

First multi-rotor (ArduCopter Quad) up and flying :)

Posted on August 24, 2011 at 3:30pm 3 Comments

It only took  my JDrones kit from a few days to get to Iceland. I started building it on wednesday night and it flew successfully on saturday morning!

(Apologies for the camera tilt) In this clip I am on the second 3000mAh battery and tentatively testing the altitude hold.…


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