I crashed the other day with the apm on board and so I have moved to a new plane, (the original plane was a cessna sykartec, the new one is a 40 size trainer converted to electric)The new plane when…Continue
This is not clear to me, but do I have to do anything with the xbee before unplugging from the laptop? I have disconnected from mavlink but not sure if it is meant to be stopped like a usb stick when…Continue
ok , new to all this and spent time looking in forum for an answer with no luck -so here is the question. apmplanner 1.0.63 (new today)used ardupilot mega firmware which successfully uploads to…Continue
here is an interesting article about drones and future uses - …Continue
So I thought I would get some close up shots and higher res video to show some of the finer details of the launcher. Like most things in this hobby it didn't go to plan as when i went to take off the Esc and Motor smoked themselves, so no launch, and after borrowing a friends motor found that he uses 4mm motor connectors and I use 5mm so no go there.…Continue
Today I christened my new plane launcher with success. I have built this as I have found the properties where I want to fly from have little or no adequate takeoff areas since the fields are full of waist high grass or lots of rough ground. Landing is OK by slowing down and dropping into the long grass but takeoff has been hazardous, to say the…Continue
OK, to explain, i finally got the autopilot sorted and installed in a test plane and all went according to plan, until the wing support failed on my manual flying back to land. what takes away the pain is that it wasn't in my full size plane, that I maidened last weekend successfully with 2 x 8 minute flights.
This was my first successful…Continue