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How to log raw imu data?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Bond Jul 2, 2011. 2 Replies

I haven't been able to log raw imu data.  I'm interested in the accel and gyro data available in the Mission Planner software in Raw Sensor View. The code looks like this data should be able to be…Continue

APM Voltage Specs?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Anderson May 13, 2011. 1 Reply

When the APM is powered from the RC equipment what is the acceptable voltage range?  I know it's ~ 5 volts, but 5 volts +/- what?Typical RC servo/radio power is anywhere from 4.5 to 6 volts.  Will 6…Continue

 

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John Bond commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Eagles vs Drones (spoiler: Eagles win)
"All the drones pictured are fixed-wing.  They probably look like a competitor.  Any rotory-wing craft attacks documented?  I could see perhaps a multi-rotor attack, but what about a large heli?  During the 15 years or so I flew…"
Sep 30, 2017
John Bond commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post No more $5 FAA fee, John Taylor wins his case.
""The three-judge panel said that safety was obviously important and making hobbyists register "may well help further that goal to some degree ..."So registering - and paying $5 makes things safer? That's a child-like idea. …"
May 20, 2017
John Bond commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Tiny new uBlox GPS for drones
"Remember the receiver module can't do anything without an antenna.  For quality dynamic positioning the antenna is going to be much bigger than this receiver module so you don't really reduce size and weight much for a typical drone…"
Jan 26, 2017
John Bond commented on Tersus GNSS's blog post Precis-BX305 Static RTK Results Released
"Basically these results are achievable with any RTK system.  I took a look at a 90 minute session between two Ublox M8T receivers - different model Tallysman antennas, 1 meter baseline, ideal receiving conditions, kinematic RTKLIB processing,…"
Jun 17, 2016
John Bond commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Anyone remember UNAV?
"Anyone who has been into sUAS for a while knows of UNAV.  They were always the low cost leader - and all that goes along with it.  To describe the guy as grumpy seems apt.  Maybe curmudgeon would be better.  Since I was into…"
Apr 9, 2016
John Bond commented on Chris Anderson's blog post FAA raises commercial drone altitutude to 400ft
"What you linked there is just basic outline material.  Nothing substantive at all.  Nothing from the FAA.  There was supposed to have been a "comprehensive risk analysis" done.  At least they could share it with us.OK,…"
Mar 31, 2016
John Bond commented on Chris Anderson's blog post FAA raises commercial drone altitutude to 400ft
"@Tony Kenward None of my college degrees say aerospace engineer. Do you have a point?"
Mar 31, 2016
John Bond commented on Chris Anderson's blog post FAA raises commercial drone altitutude to 400ft
""March 29- After a comprehensive risk analysis, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has raised the unmanned aircraft (UAS) “blanket” altitude authorization for Section 333 exemption holders and government aircraft operators to…"
Mar 29, 2016
John Bond commented on Rob_Lefebvre's blog post Long-Line Sensor Payload Demonstration
"The first thing I thought of on seeing this is some pics I have of manned helis carrying these type of sensors.  They are on an older PC which I don't have assess to right now.  But, this is pretty much an ideal use of a gas RC heli…"
Mar 19, 2016
John Bond commented on Chris Anderson's blog post "A 2kg drone is likely to cause injury to a human passenger once every 187 million years of operation"
"@GuyJust out of curiosity where did you get the 84kg weight for the Shadow?  Reports I've seen say it was 170kg.  Just a math mistake or was there a version that light?I don't think anything about this incident really transfers…"
Mar 16, 2016
John Bond commented on Chris Anderson's blog post "A 2kg drone is likely to cause injury to a human passenger once every 187 million years of operation"
"Really?  The August 15, 2011 collision in Afghanistan?  A military operation where the small craft weighted more than 150 kg?  That's applicable to civilians flying < 2 kg craft?  Imagine the damage if it was a DJI…"
Mar 15, 2016
John Bond commented on Chris Anderson's blog post "A 2kg drone is likely to cause injury to a human passenger once every 187 million years of operation"
"Model aircraft have been around for a very long time.  Guess where they were typically flown in the past and still are to an extent today?  At the local airport.  The number of airports where this was done in the US alone definitely…"
Mar 14, 2016
John Bond commented on Chris Anderson's blog post "A 2kg drone is likely to cause injury to a human passenger once every 187 million years of operation"
"These studies certainly aren't worthless.  While they may be "back-of-the-napkin" approximations they are down right rigorous compared to anything the US FAA has ever done.The idea that small drones flown in ways similar to…"
Mar 14, 2016
John Bond commented on Rob_Lefebvre's blog post Canberra UAV Demonstrates Helicopter Flight with Downstream FBL Controller
"You can always find people to tell you what is more dangerous.  It's the type of aircraft or power source they are least familiar with.  There's some truth to that because it is for them.  It doesn't always hold for…"
Mar 10, 2016
John Bond commented on Rob_Lefebvre's blog post Canberra UAV Demonstrates Helicopter Flight with Downstream FBL Controller
"Wow, a flashback to the 1990s.  Gas helis were pretty much the only rotary-wing choice then.Heli autopilots have always had pass-through modes.  It's almost a must for someone who flies helis manually as they need to be able to revert…"
Mar 10, 2016
John Bond commented on Greg Dronsky's blog post Can someone please inform guys in Utah there is an invention called drones?
"http://digitallibrary.utah.gov/awweb/awarchive?type=file&item=10744Drones aren't the answer to everything.  You pick the appropriate tool for the job.  They are not doing one lake a mile from a road, they are doing dozens…"
Mar 9, 2016

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