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SITL - window access error

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniele Recchia Nov 3, 2015. 6 Replies

I'm trying to get SITL running natively on my windows 7 pc, but now keep getting a "window access not found" error on the cygwin terminalI've followed the instructions on the wiki to the letter, and…Continue

HUD artificial horizon change

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martin Poller Apr 9, 2014. 2 Replies

Did I fall asleep?, just checked the artificial horizon in MP 1.2.99 and noticed that the artificial horizon now stays level when the aircraft banks.I'm one of many who have misunderstood the HUD…Continue

Is HIL working with Arduplane 2.74?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martin Poller Sep 6, 2013. 4 Replies

Has anyone managed to get Arduplane 2.74 HIL working with X-Plane.I haven't been able to get HIL working since 2.65, is there a fix?Continue

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Waypoint grid editing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Portillo Feb 16, 2013. 5 Replies

Can anyone tell me, or give a link to information, on how I would go about editing Mission Planner, in particular the Auto waypoint function that generates grid version2 so that it generates the…Continue


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About Me:
Had a career in construction, but moving on to pastures new.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
A lifelong interest in model aeroplanes, started out with control line models, then onto RC and now SUAV's. Interested in their commercial use.
Current fleet:-
2 x Dynam HawkSky 1 retired due to landing rash, Bixler (still in box), Arducopter quadcopter, 2 x APM1, PX4, Pixhawk. Storm wing (yet to fly), Cropcam (still unflown) Currently flying fixed wing with APM1.Latest acquisition Phantom 2 with GoPro. Currently acquiring BNUC.
Kinross, Scotland

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Warning! Loctite eats plastic

Posted on October 28, 2011 at 12:30pm 23 Comments

Maybe this has been posted before, but I was unaware of this.

I have been assembling my quadcopter and as advised have used red loctite # 271 to lock the metal nuts and the prop mounts.

I have used it all up and bought some blue loctite #243 and have used it on some of the nylon nuts last night and have just noticed today that it has eaten away the part of the…


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At 2:57pm on February 24, 2014, Duffy said…

Hi Martin,

Sure thing. Now the stupid question, which one is the main forum?

Would you like to get in touch by email:


PS I see you are in kinross, so not that far away. Maybe a coffee would be suitable somewhere in between Dundee and kinross. Cupar maybe?

At 8:52am on August 12, 2014, Simon Gibson-Poole said…

Hi Martin,

I will be off flying down near Edinburgh tomorrow so I can buzz past Kinross on the way ... what was it in particular you were having an issue with?

My experience so far is with APM 2.5 and 3.1x firmware on a quad ... will at some point be moving onto pixhawk etc and also planes as doing reasearch at Edinburgh Uni related to UAVs and land use.


S. G-P

At 2:50am on April 2, 2015, Lin Han Wei said…

Hi Martin~~
I tried to let my Pixhawk work with CHDK (E38_APM.bas)  such as this link~~
BUT, no matter how I try to do, my camera doesn't work.

In the Discussion, you said that you can let your machine work, so can you please tell me how did you set your CHDK, Pixhawk and paremeters?

I already talked to opiq, but he still doesn't know what happen.
He said he doesn't use Pixhawk with arducopter, he only ues it with  arduplane firmware. 
My Pixhawk is for arducopter.

In MP, I have set :





and I plug the cable into AUX OUT 5 in Pixhawk.

 PS: I can let my camera take pictures by using my APM and CHDK (E38_APM.bas) 
       But it is just for test.


At 11:42am on March 10, 2016, michael hopkins said…

hi martin this is mike here thank for a reply im new to this quatcopter stuff anyway ive got a apm fligh controler and have been trying to download from mission planner  i looked on utube on how to do it every thing was downloading arwright but when it came to compass colibration where yuo have to move the apm in all different directions nothing happens you should have all dots in a circle but none come up i bought the apm off the internet for 40 poundes its a apm 2.6 

At 2:01pm on March 10, 2016, michael hopkins said…

hi this is mike agian thanks for your help its all working now thanks to you i only jioned this forum yesterday and it was well worth it if you ever need advice on your boiler or heating sytem email me im a retired heating enginer thanks agian

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