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Gimbal Code Questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonathan M Jan 6, 2013. 3 Replies

Can anyone point me where to dig into the gimbal code?  I am considering building a small gimbal for my FPV quad (see this thread for reference), and would like to use the built in gimbal controls on…Continue

Difficulties uploading firmware

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonathan M Dec 16, 2012. 2 Replies

I am stumped on this one.  I am trying to upload a custom AP_Motor quad .cpp file for my TBS disco.  The way I am going about doing that is this:1) Download V2.8.1 from the downloads section2) Change…Continue

APM 2 GPS not getting a lock?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jake Barritt Apr 12, 2013. 127 Replies

I have been sitting here trying to get a lock with my GPS while outside for about 10 mins.  No luck.  I generally get a lock between 30-60s when outside.  My GPS has worked fine previously.Other than…Continue

APM Camera Gimbal Stabilization Parameters

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonathan M Apr 13, 2012. 1 Reply

Hello all!  Just got my new go pro pitch/roll mount intergrated to my 3DR quad.  First tests show that it works pretty well, but I need to dig into the tuning a bit to get it perfect.Can anyone…Continue


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UAV, RC, Aerospace Enthusiast
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Aerospace Engineering degree from UCSD. Currently work at on small UAS vehicles.

At home: aerial photography/videography and the systems involved in that work
San Diego

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Pending Californian "Drone" Legislation

Posted on February 11, 2013 at 8:00pm 9 Comments

This may or may not be old news, but I thought it worthy of a post since many of us reside in this lovely state (including 3DR):…


First flights with APM 2.0, and 3DR frame

Posted on December 28, 2011 at 5:54pm 10 Comments

Finally got the time to finish my quad and (attempt to) fly it!  It's my first quad. and I went a little different with the setup (see specs below) to try and see if I could push the propulsive efficiency up a bit and have more power on tap for heavier payloads down the line.   My static tests indicated that this is the case, but we'll see if it was worth the effort after some more flying :)



APM 2.0

3DR Frame

DT750kv motors

Turnigy 25amp…


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