Russell B. Sutton
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APM Mission planner setup page

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russell B. Sutton Jun 22, 2011. 15 Replies

I was having promblems with setup until I realized what mistake I was making.  The upload page in the mission planner is kinda tightly packed together.   A little confusing.…Continue

Hobby King Quadcopter board back in stock and code have many uses.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robin Behrens Jul 6, 2013. 2 Replies

HK_QuadCopter Board is back in stock.  this board can be use for many different…Continue

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Update to the APM 2560 or wait for the next Generation?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Flávio Henrique P. de Oliveira Jun 5, 2011. 2 Replies

I have heard talk of new things soon to come could be around the corner, and was wondering if I should save my money and wait for the next Generation Arducopter motherboard or upgrade to the APM 2560…Continue

ArduCopter Health Beacon RGB_LED

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russell B. Sutton Jun 4, 2011. 9 Replies

ArduCopter needs life. it needs to be able to communicate with is pilot. Live information can be displayed to the pilot using colors and patterns through 1 RGB_LED. 7 easy made colors can be used to…Continue


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Total out of the box thinker with a passion for avation and technology.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I have been flying RC since I was 4 yrs old with my Dad. I beileve there are tons of uses for UAV's and technology that have not even been discovered yet.
Dallas, TX

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Garage PID tuning

Posted on June 25, 2011 at 2:30am 4 Comments

  Awww yes finally time to do some PID tuning.  After my last field test it was clear I needed to replace my motors with better quality ones and do some more PID tuning.  After making a few mods to the airframe for added support and installing the new Jdrones Purple 2830 /12, 850kv motors with 10x4.7 props it was time to start testing again.  In the first part of…


Compacted ESC's

Posted on June 14, 2011 at 4:30pm 15 Comments

All in one (4)ESC's and PDB,  $89

Get all that messy wiring out of the way.…


Great new stuff every Friday w/ SparksFun

Posted on June 11, 2011 at 6:30pm 7 Comments


 This week SparksFun has a new Imax6 charger for RC batteries.

They will also start stocking the shelves with LiPo batteries next week.  SWEET!







Every Friday SparksFun…


RC Rx Serial output display with Arduino for Tx setup ease.

Posted on June 11, 2011 at 5:00am 1 Comment

  This little sketch lets you use an Arduino to read the output signals from your RC Rx and displays them to the terminal window.…


Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 7:24pm on January 3, 2011,
Thomas J Coyle III

Hi Russell,

I live up the road in Melissa. I have crashed 4 EZ*s and have four more hanging in the garage. I also have a couple of Twinstar IIs and a Maja. Maybe we can get together some time?



At 5:22pm on April 19, 2011, Joel said…

Hey Russell

I just saw your Quad frame it looks really how you have layers on it probably a good idea....I am forming polystyrene around my AP and IMU V2 for extra safety. My Quad might take a little extra work on the code and electronics side since Im using the regular AP not the APM......4CH in 4CH out but since AP is really for the Quad system it's going to be a little work. I am adding a 3 axis magnetometer and a barometric pressure sensor via I2C. Hopefully my female-female servo connectors will come in the mail :)

At 7:18pm on June 8, 2011, Karen Russo said…
thanks for the warm welcome!
At 10:33am on June 10, 2011, Karen Russo said…
hey russell. i saw a lot of them in afghanistan. i would like to build one. is there anyone in nyc who could help? thanks!
At 2:56pm on May 1, 2013,
Michael Pursifull

Russell, , I wanted to let you know about this -   I hope you can make it!

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