Monroe King
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  • Lampasas, TX
  • United States

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Monroe King's Groups

Monroe King's Discussions

A little help with HIL X-Plane 9

Started this discussion. Last reply by Monroe King Jul 6, 2013. 9 Replies

 I'm having a little trouble getting HIL working with X-Plane 9.I have X-Plane running and I followed the directions in the wiki. I can fly the plane with my transmitter but the trims are way off so…Continue

APM Repair Service

Started this discussion. Last reply by robert padovano Feb 11, 2015. 15 Replies

APM Repair Service  I…Continue

Tags: Repair, APM

APM USB connection issues and Mission Planner

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anup Deoli Oct 18, 2016. 78 Replies

Warning: If you power…Continue

Total noob to traditional heli!

Started this discussion. Last reply by gsenroc Apr 4, 2014. 63 Replies

I saw Robert at Drone Con #1 talking about the traditional heli and now I want one! I'd like to get into this a cheap as possible and still get pretty good quality gear. I do FPV with everything else…Continue


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Latest Activity

Tarik Agcayazi replied to Monroe King's discussion Continuing efforts on the space program in the group Ardupilot Space Program
"Hey monroe!! I just came across this project, this is so fucking cool. Is there any updates?  also, what legal hoop did you hop through for high altitude flights? I'm trying to return an autonomous glider from 100,000 feet (weather…"
12 hours ago
Ladd Iris commented on Monroe King's blog post Open Source Chevy Volt Project
"The use of a 12-volt DC-to-AC inverter is not unique to the Volt, and can be used with other conventional cars. Power inverters take the 12 volts supplied by a vehicle's DC electrical system and convert them to the 120 volts AC power that you…"
Dec 23, 2019
Monroe King commented on Monroe King's blog post Open Source Chevy Volt Project
"I have a question! If anyone sees this and can anwser. I'm looking at the Chevy Volt inverter and it's similarities to the hobby ESC's. Whats interesting is the Volts inverter has the controller seperated from the driver section. I…"
Jun 16, 2019
Monroe King commented on Monroe King's blog post Open Source Chevy Volt Project
"Hey Chris that's great news! Ill be looking into this for our group you know I'd prefer Pixhawk over Openpilot lol!"
Jun 15, 2019

3D Robotics
Chris Anderson commented on Monroe King's blog post Open Source Chevy Volt Project
"Love this! Like my own DIYRobocars. Self-driving cars are the new drones!"
Jun 15, 2019
Monroe King commented on Monroe King's blog post Open Source Chevy Volt Project
Jun 15, 2019
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Jun 15, 2019
Monroe King commented on Monroe King's blog post Snickerdoodle NASA CFS and RTEMS
"No, but I will keep trying until I get a hit! Plenty of things to try! I did finish the 5 Axis CNC project! But it's in use at the moment on a private project. hopefully I can release that soon. I just started another project to open source the…"
Jun 15, 2019

Profile Information

About Me:
US Navy (GSE)
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I got interested in UAV's in 2008 and I joined DIY Drones. My interest in UAV's is for Aerospace and Remote operations in space in orbit and on the moon, planets ect...

I also have interest in rovers and underwater applications.

Monroe King's Blog

Open Source Chevy Volt Project

Posted on June 14, 2019 at 10:00pm 5 Comments

Well guys it's been a while! I own a Chevy Volt now and I just cant wait to fiddle with it! LOL so I started a Group on Facebook for the project and I'll be adding a website and forum at for the project.

After starting the group one of the new member's Matt Davis Pointed this out.…


Snickerdoodle NASA CFS and RTEMS

Posted on December 25, 2015 at 2:00pm 17 Comments

 Wow! All I can start off with about Snickerdoodle is BAM! In your face computing power!

 This is what the next generation of DIY Drones and Robotics looks like! All I can say is AWESOME!

 This product is so new and so innovative it's unbelievable!

 Guy's I've been doing research lately looking for hardware for a cubesat project…


Micro Drone of the Future

Posted on September 28, 2015 at 1:07pm 19 Comments

I've been looking at micro drones lately and I'm now sure it is likely that the future of the drone is the tiny drone much like this mechanical dragonfly.

With the use of very tiny piezoelectric actuators that draw very little current I believe it is now possible to create these very tiny flying drones. …


The future of the Micro Drone

Posted on September 16, 2015 at 10:25am 49 Comments

I see a very exciting future for the micro drone! Say the size and weight of this Hobby King Q-Bot quadcopter. The reason being these small drones are far quieter and offer far less danger to people, aircraft, cars, motorcycles, children and even pets!

I see a world of useful and safe personal drones with all the features of arducopter and then some that everyone can…


Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 3:57pm on August 18, 2014, Shawn Rolison said…

Are you still repairing APM's  If so I have one for you, Please advise

At 4:48pm on March 2, 2015, James Byrnes said…


I'm currently working on a college senior design project consisting of a drone with 6 degrees of freedom. While browsing this website, I saw your post on Caleb Clark's page. My project is very similar to his. About the size of a soccer ball with 6 degrees of freedom. Except my drone will not be going up in space, instead it will serve as a satellite simulator.  What grabbed my attention about your post is that I am considering the use of both variable pitch propellers and reaction wheels and you mentioned just that in your comment.  Do you have any more advice on how it could work?  I'm a the team leader of this senior design project and we are currently in the research stage of the design process.  I joined this social network to gain any guidance from UAV enthusiasts as I continue to conduct research on my project.  Any info, sources, or leads would help significantly.

Thank you,


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