Grant Petty
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Minimal example of passing decoded MavProxy data to another program?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Grant Petty Jun 4, 2018. 1 Reply

I'm new to MavProxy (and to MavLink data in general) but just succeeded in installing it and running it interactively on a Raspberry Pi physically connected to the Telem2 port on a Pixhawk2.1/Cube. …Continue

Tags: mavproxy, cube, pixhawk

DIY catapult for 2.6m fixed-wing?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Grant Petty May 11, 2018. 9 Replies

I built a largish fixed-wing UAV (Hugin 2.6m, roughly 8 kg MTOW if I…Continue

Tags: fixed-wing, catapult

Is this new LiPo battery already dead on arrival?

Started Apr 25, 2018 0 Replies

Just unpacked a new 3s 1500mah LiPo I ordered from banggood.  It arrived a month or so ago, but I only now got around to using it.  I also got a second identical battery at the same time, which is…Continue

Tags: charging, health, battery, lipo

tethered test flying - can this be done safely?

Started Apr 5, 2018 0 Replies

I have a newly built 450mm quadcopter (approx. 850 grams, not counting battery) that is about ready for its maiden flight.  It's equipped with a Pixhawk2.1, and I've calibrated ESCs, magnetometers,…Continue


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Newcomer to fixed-wing UAV.
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Interested in home-built/DYI fixed wing UAVs that can be used in college-level instruction and research.
Madison, WI

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