Nigel Conliffe
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72 Mz and ArducopterNG (1.54)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Fletcher Jun 7, 2011. 8 Replies

I've got a JR XP7202 which is a 7 channel 72MHz Tx.On the 'copter, I've got a JR 790.  They talk using sPCM. Works great in the CLI, but not in "flight" mode (whatever non-CLI mode is).I've found a…Continue

Rev C Power Board -- am I missing a jumper or two?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nigel Conliffe May 29, 2011. 3 Replies

So after a little confusion (reading the rev B instructions with the rev C board), I've got my power board under construction. Soldered my power connections (12 gauge wire to the middle, and have…Continue


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About Me:
Software engineer, RC helicopter pilot and amateur roboticist.

Much playing with Basic Stamp, Mindstorms NXT and Arduino.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Always been interested in robots.
Very interested in tying my two hobbies together

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And now, the 4th incarnation of the airframe

Posted on April 22, 2012 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

So it's changed a bit from what came in the original box...

Now got the long legs on the copter, and the two-axis camera mount and a camera, so I can show everyone that I

can't fly very well...

Some points on this airframe that are going to serve me well:

  • Lots of room underneath the main body for mounting various sensors (see below for…

It flies! It flies! First Flight!

Posted on July 31, 2011 at 12:33pm 2 Comments

OK, OK, technically this is the second  flight..  First flight is here:  ; I just like the second video better.


The vertical instability was caused by me not having the throttle curve set right on the Transmitter; by default it is just a straight line from 0 to…


If at first you don't succeed... Coptermatic Chronicle part 1a

Posted on May 9, 2011 at 8:14pm 1 Comment


Well, after a week busy at work (err, and running through Portal 2), it's back to the bench.



The second APM showed up, and this time I managed to solder the connectors on correctly.  That was a good feeling.

Got the IMU connectors on, hooked up the GPS and the magnetometer, and fired up the APM on the bench.  Ran several diagnostics…


Start as you mean to go on -- The Coptermatic Chronicle Part 1

Posted on April 29, 2011 at 9:30pm 16 Comments

Minor background before I start.  

I've been playing with wheeled robots for a while, using the Basic Stamp as a controller.   Just tinkering, and more interested in the software side of things (as well as having something that annoys the cat).  My enthusiasm died out about 7 years ago, then my son gave me a Lego…


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