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Why is my CLI doing this?

Started this discussion. Last reply by brett binnekade Sep 25, 2012. 13 Replies

My CLI keeps doing this. Doesnt matter what position the switch is in. I havnt used the CLI in a few months so Im probably missing something.…Continue

Bixler Config file

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eddie Furey Jul 16, 2012. 4 Replies

Hey guysJust got the APM 2 for my quad so Im putting my APM 1 into my bixler. I cant seem to find the Config files for the bixler.Can anyone help me out here?ThanksContinue

What makes a quad motor, a quad motor

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michal Rusina Jul 28, 2011. 2 Replies

I found these motors on hobbyking. according to the description they have been designed for quadcopter use.…Continue

Tags: quadcopter, motor, brushless

verify magnetic declination with needle compass?

Started this discussion. Last reply by brett binnekade Jul 21, 2011. 4 Replies

I installed my magnetometer recently and it seems to be working nicely when looking at the CLI test. havnt flown yet though. I was curious and decided to compare the magnetometer with a standard…Continue

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Drones threaten RC model flying

Posted on February 14, 2013 at 9:30am 30 Comments

Bruce from RC Model Reviews has some very interesting points on this topic and he mentions something about him developing something for FPV models to detect full scale aircraft.

If you fly any type of RC model airplane then you ought to be concerned that various politicians around the world are seeking to have "drones" banned. These…

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Skwalker X8 catapult

Posted on February 1, 2013 at 6:00am 43 Comments

With the amount of equipment in my X8 is on the increase, so is the weight. Its becoming very difficult and somewhat dangerous to hand launch. 



Iv decided to build a catapult. I dont like the idea of a bungee launcher because of the amount of flat space required. some places I fly dont have this.(eg: off a cliff =) ) I really wanted something self-contained and foldable.

 

The APM flies the X8 really well BTW…

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My "indestructible" quadcopter Build

Posted on November 11, 2011 at 10:00am 6 Comments

This is the result of my "indestructable" quadcopter design blog.

I dont know how well it crashes it yet but after 2 test flights, it flies very well! I need to do some PID tuning as the arms are quite short. They are 450 size heli tail booms that I cut for no other…

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My "indestructible" quad copter design.

Posted on October 12, 2011 at 2:00pm 8 Comments

Who am I kidding right? its almost impossible to design an indestructible quad copter frame! That's why this frame is actually the complete opposite. Its designed to fail! 

This is nothing new. Most designs nowadays are designed to fail, but they are designed to fail correctly and safely. There is always something that needs to be protected and for that to happen…

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Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 9:35am on January 25, 2010,
Moderator
Graham Dyer
said…
Yup a few, Belli Button, Cronselaar, Garth, Gagarien and Robert Hannaford are the ones I know. Where are you and are you flying an AP yet?
At 9:44am on January 25, 2010,
Moderator
Gary Mortimer
said…
How do Brett, I'm just up the road in the Midlands, will be in UK in a month or so's time. I don't fly Ardupilot yet, but might just have one for fun when the mega grows up ;-) We use Attopilot.

Cheers

G
At 9:07am on January 26, 2010, brett binnekade said…
thats awsome! im from durban. not flying an AP yet.. i do however have a fare amount of rc experience. for starts im planning on just building a uav using the ardupilot and going by the manual on here. gonna be using the easystar as a first platform too.

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