Paul Marsh
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L1 Control vs. Crosstrack Control

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dmitry Jun 11, 2015. 1 Reply

Max Bank Angle Set at 45°, but APM2 Holds at 30°

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hein du Plessis Jun 17, 2015. 1 Reply


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About Me:
Longtime R/C enthusiast. Interested in aviation in general.
My model airplane and hobby web site:
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Fascinated with UAVs for many years. Have read a lot of books and articles on the subject and still do. Knew that homemade UAVs were possible based on Maynard Hill's transatlantic flight, but had no idea how far along the DIY community had come in the meantime. Incredible.
Sellersville, PA
To anyone who landed here from the link on my own web site, have a look around DIY Drones. I think you'll be amazed at what you find. It might not happen soon, but I hope to build my own DIY UAV at some point.

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Free Book Coupon for my DIY Drones Friends

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 9:43pm 11 Comments

A number of years ago while I was doing research for a little story I was working on I stumbled upon DIY Drones and, later, sUAS News.  Hanging out on the DIY Drones forum, building my own amateur UAV and other life-changing events became distractions to finishing my story.  Well, I finally got around to doing just that, i.e. finishing it.

This has very much been a DIY effort from writing the story, to putting together the simple cover, to self-publishing and on to…


Rise of the Drones; PBS/NOVA; 1/23/13; 9:00 PM Eastern

Posted on January 20, 2013 at 11:07am 4 Comments

Rise of the Drones airing again on PBS/NOVA, January 23, 2013 at 9:00 PM eastern.

Preview can be seen HERE.

"Drones for Hire" Air & Space Smithsonian Magazine

Posted on November 26, 2012 at 6:13am 0 Comments

Drone article in January 2013 issue of Air & Space Smithsonian magazine.  Lots of application info in this one.

Click HERE to read article.

Installing APM2 in a SkyFly Max

Posted on June 16, 2012 at 7:02am 8 Comments



I know that this is simply another APM2 installation, but I thought I would post it anyway in case anyone might be looking for suitable airframes for their DIY drone.  Also, this is kind of exciting for me since I am finally doing my DIY drone project and like to share my activity.  While my dedicated UAV build is underway, I'm testing APM2 and its…


The National UAV (sUAS) Debate Continues

Posted on May 9, 2012 at 4:23am 2 Comments


The mainstream news stories about UAVs getting into the NAS are almost getting commonplace, and maybe that's partly the idea of this post, i.e. to point that out.  Still, maybe we should stay on top of what's being said.

One problem with these short radio spots, in this case seven minutes with two guests, is that you just can't get into the details.  Not…


Comment Wall (15 comments)

At 3:42pm on November 23, 2008,
Sami Finnila
Hi Paul,

For the source code go check the original thread. Hope that's it's of some use to you.

Sami Finnilä
At 7:21am on December 28, 2008, Curt Olson said…
Hi Paul,

I notice you live in Prior Lake, MN. I'm up in Circle Pines. All my gear is ripped apart right now after traveling to do a demo, but when I get it all back together and if we have a nice day at some point, I'd be happy to show you my setup in action.

At 8:29pm on February 15, 2011, blaine.d.oneill said…

Hi Paul,


I am located in Swarthmore, PA and interested in experimenting with some UAVs once the weather gets a little better. I saw that you created a York, PA google group and thought it might be worthwhile to meet up in the future... I have no previous experience with remote aviation but am eager to learn, pick up things pretty quickly.



At 8:09am on October 17, 2011, Johar Palacita said…

Hi Paul

I really interest on you TWENTY YEARS OF MICRO TURBOJET ENGINE post. I'm beginner on that topic, but i try to make it work by my self. of course i will apply on my UAV drones, all this time we use JetCat. Now it's time to make it self. Ohh, by the way can you help me find of "boeing Bird of Prey" design? I really interest on that plane.

At 3:15pm on November 24, 2011, kamran said…






At 8:33am on February 8, 2012, Ivan Buhatic said…

Dear Paul, just want to start with one such project, I watched your 3D drawings in SketchUp and I am very impressed. Can I get a copy of your RQ-2A Pioneer UAV aircraft 3d files

Thank you.

At 6:44pm on February 11, 2012, Andrew Rabbitt said…

Hi Paul,

I tried out your outline.wrl file, but I get an error message back that says:

 Failed to process file, may be empty file or contain unsupported geometry types, etc.

Any other ideas...?

At 8:47am on February 12, 2012, Paul Marsh said…

Hi Andrew,

No other ideas, I'm afraid.  SketchUp's export function might not be all that great.  I was able to export simple 2D line drawings to dxf for example, but an attempt at 3D did not work.


At 11:11am on September 9, 2013, zarnesoe said…

HI Mr.Paul,

I am Zarnesoe. I am very interesting about your RQ-2A Pioneer UAV project. Could I get somethings as like as 2d line drawings of this project? I would try to build your project. My email address is Thanks.


At 11:45am on September 9, 2013, Paul Marsh said…

Hi Zarnesoe,

Thanks for your interest in my project.  I sent an e-mail with some download links.


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