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Unplanned Water Landing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Søren Kuula Aug 28, 2013. 5 Replies

So flying around this weekend taking some lovely shots over the coast and countryside. The wind calmed down this evening so I thought I would get some nice shots during sunset. All was going well, I…Continue

Tags: crash, landing, water

Who's who of the DIY Drones movement

Started this discussion. Last reply by R. D. Starwalt Aug 21, 2013. 1 Reply

I'm quite new to this community but as I explore APM and ArduPilot I find myself constantly in awe of what has been achieved. I wanted to make a donation to help sustain the project but it dawned on…Continue

Tags: who, whos, developers, community, donation

Commanding descent into a loiter

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martin Poller Sep 15, 2013. 14 Replies

Hi chaps,Could anyone a little more experienced explain the behaviour I should expect if I performed the following WP sequence in a mission? …Continue

Tags: descent, loiter, altitude

Cumulative mAh display

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nathaniel Caner Jul 29, 2013. 2 Replies

Hi All,Just a quick one. Is there a way to add cumulative mAh display to the GCS HUD? I've seen this on a lot of video OSDs and it strikes me as a more intuitive way to judge capacity over % derived…Continue

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About Me:
Sound engineer by day but like a good project by night. UAVs have become my latest project.
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Building my first plane at the moment. An Easy Star 2 with APM2.5 ready to carry a GoPro for ariel photography/video

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A whole week to fly

Posted on August 18, 2013 at 1:11pm 2 Comments

I spent last week on holiday with friends in the countryside. Naturally I took the EasyStar as I planned to use my recreation time to get it tuned, proven and dialled in.

The wind was a bit high in the day times so all my flying was done at sunset when it calmed down.

On the first evening I worked on getting roll and pitch PIDs in. After giving my…

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First flight with the GoPro attached

Posted on July 28, 2013 at 1:30pm 6 Comments

 

I'm pleased to report that after an initial successful flight at Easter I have my plane back in the air (helped by finding somewhere in London to fly it), this time with the full weight of the GoPro and corresponding ballast attached.

Its a stock EasyStar with added CF in the wing spars and up the tail to strengthen it, with the addition of APM2.5+3DR and a GoPro hung at the root of the port wing. To balance some lead shot is in the starboard wing towards…

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