Scott Penrose
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APM Planner / Mission Planner Keyboard Keys

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sam Worthington Mar 25, 2015. 5 Replies

Is there a set of shortcut / keyboard entries I can use to change modes in MP/AP - using the mouse is very slow going, especially if it is bright outside. I was hoping I could have a keyboard…Continue

My Heavy Lift U8, Pixhawk - Sweep heads South

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pablo Neira Feb 5, 2015. 25 Replies

A successful build of my heavy lift quad copter.Thanks especially to William Cox and Steve…Continue

Tags: U8, Lift, Heavy

Mavlink 3DR 433Mhz + RFD900 + Bluetooth + Serial + ANT+

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jake Stew Nov 29, 2014. 7 Replies

There has been some projects around turning Mavlink via 433/900Mhz radios into Bluetooth to allow easy multiple use from laptops and tablets. There is also experimental code to allow the 3DR radios…Continue

Tags: RFD900, Radios, 3DR, Station, Ground

Crashing, Learning, Logs - Heavy Lift U8, Pixhawk - help with logs please.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Penrose Oct 4, 2014. 2 Replies

Good afternoon.I successfully built my first heavy lift using U8 motors, Pixhawk, T70A ESC etc and launched it for two flights on Friday. All working pretty well, although it was very twitchy and…Continue

Tags: PID, U8, Log, Crash


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Software developer; Hardware developer; Full size glider pilot; RC Heli pilot; Dad.
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6 GHz frequency modulated radar

Posted on December 4, 2014 at 6:20am 5 Comments


I've for some time now wanted to do more RF design. Although I have taken some RF design courses, I haven't actually made a single RF design before. But you can't learn without doing and inspired by the …


How drones and UAVs are already affecting construction jobstites

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 4:18pm 1 Comment

While liberating them from school, summer vacation also presents children with a challenge: finding something to do all day. For Richard Evans, that was never the case.

On most of those balmy summer days growing up on Merrit Island, Florida, Evans and his older brother found their way to the private airport a half-mile…


Martha Stewart: Why I Love My Drone

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 8:30pm 14 Comments

Because it's a useful tool. And imagine what Louis XIV could have accomplished at Versailles if he'd had one

There’s been a lot of discussion and a tremendous amount of speculation lately about the nature of drones and their role in our society as useful tools and hobbyist toys.

Last year, while celebrating my birthday in…


Even photos could save lives

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 5:00pm 3 Comments

Ok this is a little tongue in cheek... we talk all the time about the potential life saving of drones in special circumstances like search and rescue, or doing dangerous jobs like fire spotting.

Here though, we have an article on how we could be saving lives even doing tourist photography:…


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