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crashed today! don't know why!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gustav Kuhn Jun 19, 2015. 5 Replies

Hi all,Well it started out a great day, no wind, great weather, I took up the 26cc Yak gasser, with APM2.5.I'm used to electrics and glow engine planes and Ive had many hours flying FBWA mode, but…Continue

RFD900 makes servos jitter

Started this discussion. Last reply by kolin Jun 12, 2015. 18 Replies

Hi all,I have 3 planes with APM 2.5 units and one set of RFD900 modules.In any plane I choose, I get slight jitter in the servos when I turn on the RFD900 radio.So far I have installed a ferrite bead…Continue

initial PID parameters for acrobatic gas powered plane

Started May 4, 2015 0 Replies

Hi all,I have had great success with a foamie and the autotune mode to get it flying.....Now I have bought myself a very fast and "twitchy" Yak 54 stunt plane, that is powered by a 26cc two stroke…Continue

Joystick with FBWA and FBWB modes.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Khosravi Jan 26, 2016. 3 Replies

Hi all,I'm using mission planner and have just connected the joystick. It's cool to see the joystick move the control surfaces of the plane! But is there a way to use the joystick in non-manual modes…Continue


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SF02 Laser "Altimeter" review

Posted on September 22, 2013 at 12:47am 13 Comments

Hi all,

The recently released SF02 laser "altimeter" from has sparked a lot of discussion in the forum thread here. I asked if…


Ground Control Trailer and Drone build. Part 3. Lots of changes!

Posted on August 18, 2013 at 5:00am 14 Comments

See blog 1 here, blog 2 here.

So this is blog number 3 of my home made Ground Control Trailer build, and home made drone build, and…


Drone build progress.... Will it fly?

Posted on June 9, 2013 at 4:00am 9 Comments


Well it's been a few months since my last blog post, so here is an update and some photos.


The ground control trailer is going well. I have finished putting on the steel cladding, and insulated with 10mm…


New drone and Ground Control Station Trailer build

Posted on December 6, 2012 at 1:00am 6 Comments

I'd like to introduce myself to the DIY drones community, and show some photos of what I have been building. 

I am building a 50cc gas powered drone, with 3m wingspan. It will be all aluminium and foam and fibreglass, with no wood components.

Above is the solidworks image of the start of the design. I plan on using a hot wire cutter to cut the foam…


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At 5:56am on September 10, 2013, Scott James said…

Hi Phil,

Sounds good! What time does it all kick off?

I'll just have to check with the wife that she hasn't booked anything else for me ;)



At 5:14am on September 11, 2013, Scott James said…

Cool, Thanks Phil.

I'll see you at 9. (I'll have to take off at around 11)


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