Luiz Miranda
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  • Sanford, FL
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Help analyzing plane crash

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luiz Miranda Dec 8, 2014. 2 Replies

Hello, I was testing a new airplane the other day, the maiden flight worked fine, no issues, landed changed battery and went again on the second flight I launched in stabilize mode and things were…Continue

Tags: Pixhawk, plane, crash, analysis, data

Speed control not working

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luiz Miranda Feb 10, 2012. 2 Replies

Hi I can not get the plane to change speed ( I am testing it on X-plane 9) APM Planner 1.1.31, I have tried many times but nothing happen, it just ignore the command and go to the next waypoint, I am…Continue

Looking for an air frame that could give me the longest flying time, any suggestions?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luiz Miranda Jan 9, 2012. 5 Replies

Hi, I am thinking about building my new bird that can fly longer, I am thinking a glider will be the way to go...Any recommendation? I will be using Ardupilot 2(Purple board) and a GoPro Hero 2 with…Continue

Apprentice configuration

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luiz Miranda Jan 9, 2012. 2 Replies

Does any one have a good configuration for the Apprentice airframe? Continue


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About Me:
I am 54 years old, born in Brazil but living in USA for 25 year
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I love RC planes, and now getting into UAVs.

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Apprentice Drone kit conversion

Posted on November 23, 2014 at 10:30am 11 Comments

Because E-Flight Apprentice RC is very popular airplane and the fact that you can buy any replacement part for it I decided to design a 3D printed kit that would turn it into a Drone. The kit blends perfectly with the wing, it gives you easy access to the electronics from the top and also increases the wingspan by 3 inches. I am using the APM 2.6 but…


APM2 survive 20 minutes in the water

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 7:00pm 11 Comments

Lost control of my Quad a couple months ago and it landed in a nearby pond, me and my kid(pictured) spent like 20 minutes in a cold 4 ft deep body of water looking for it. I really thought that I had lost everything. We finally found it and it was still beeping, we pulled off the battery plug immediately and just could not believe how in the world this happened.…


3DR Quad suspension

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 6:00pm 23 Comments

Hey everyone, it always bothered me when my Quad hit the ground hard, so I started looking on a way to add a suspension to it and after 2 weeks of trying, this is what I came up with:

I got some shock absorbing from a 1/10 scale buggy and added…


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