Maxime Carrier
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About Me:
I'm currently working to learn how to fly an RC airplane and currently building a prototype. Drone is a future project.

"If it's got wings, I can crash it!"
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- RC airplane with IMU, GPS, Arduino, IR sensor (landing), altimeter. Everything controlled by arduino. Remote communication maybe with XBee.
- Adaptative AI (Using a simulator)
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Good quality low light camera, night FPV ?

Posted on March 4, 2013 at 3:00pm 15 Comments


Canon just annonced a new high sensivity camera with low noise. A new age for FPV night age is coming ?

Unfortunately I'm unable to embed video, so you have to click on the image to go to the Canon website.


The newly developed CMOS sensor features pixels measuring 19 microns square in size, which is more than 7.5-times the surface area of the pixels on the…


Tricopter made by dummies [Part 1]

Posted on May 17, 2012 at 7:22pm 4 Comments

Prelude :

Hi folks

This is the short version of a very long story about how to create a Tricopter from almost nothing. A story of trial and error, frustration and hard time. Maybe this story will allow future people to make less mistake than I have done myself (with some help by a friend).

Before the Tricopter…


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At 11:58pm on June 26, 2012, Carl La France said…

Hey Maxime!  You get full marks for trying in my book ! I remember when your Blog post came out on May 17 and  you turned the project into Tri copter  I hope it works out for you

Not may of us decide to design and build our own plane with the  materials at hand . I do everything twice . Wrong the first time so I know how not to do it and I can do it right the second time .  When your project finally flies Hey! you get the satisfaction of knowing it was you that did it . You are way ahead of me . You are already into TRI's Have a good day! Carl

At 6:47pm on July 2, 2012, Maxime Carrier said…

lol thanks for the explanation so I'm not ready to make my own airfoil, I have tested Clark Y on my scratch build so I think I will continue on this way if I decide to retry the experience. 

At 11:23pm on July 4, 2012, Carl La France said…

Maxime  I should be posting this weekend  I have my drone back to the Metal shop and re worked it into a Jet I only get to work on  it at lunch and breaks  I have every thing cut out and tacked together I Just have to finish weld  grind and acid wash the frame it is even lighter than it was before I mounted the  EDF on nylon rails to attach to the Aluminum Exoskeleton  The Hobby shop phoned and my 100 amp ESC and 6 cell lypo are in. I wont be picking them up until fri pm or sat am. With the EDF in the Fuselage Besides scooping air from the sides it is also going to bring air through the front to cool the ESC and Lypo which are going to be suspended one above the other  .  Then I have to re work some of the rigid foam I cut for the fuselage. I can almost guarantee there is nothing else like it out there  Have a Good Day!

At 5:19pm on August 28, 2012, Carl La France said…

Maxime  I am in transition stage right now with my project I finished the wing and the fuselage has been sitting for a while now I am ready go back at it and in the meantime I have come up with a bunch of new ideas for it got more materials ND I have made the airframe even lighter   I am working on the rudder and elevator  Trying to decide trycycle or tail dragger?I got an " H.D."Extreme action Camera for it I tried the camera out the other day driving down the back road and high way where Live . When I played it back it was as if the video was from another land usually when you are driving you are looking down the road The camera took in everything you don't notice when you are driving I might strap it to my Radian pro  and give it a try. when I do something significant I will post Have a good day.

At 6:03pm on August 28, 2012, Carl La France said…

If Iget a chance tomorrow I will round up my bits and pieces and get you a pix

At 3:39pm on October 21, 2012, Carl La France said…

Maxime  I have been away from planes for a while  we just hauled the dive boat for the winter and did a tune up on the snow mobiles  the beans in the field I fly over  are ready to harvest they took them off yesterday  after watching several you tube videos of airplanes with large lypo batteries crash and burn . figured I would wait until the crop was off to try any thing with my new plane  I went to the snow mobile show in TO yesterday and an the way back I stopped at "Great Hobbies" in Miassauga  and picked up a Multiplex Easy Star  and will "Morph " My radian Pro into it with flaps and Ailerons and a reinforced fuselage and extra wing spar . I am saving my F4 for when there is snow on the ground to put together . Have a good day!

At 7:43pm on March 31, 2013, OlivierD. said…

Hi Maxime, at this point, we need to do whatever it takes for these people to men up and address the safety issue. The reports are piling up, if it goes on like this, there will be a serious accident one day and then this fun stuff will be banned everywhere. Couldn't care less what the admin thinks, so long as they act on this and work towards a viable solution. If we get to that point, then it will not have been a complete waste of time.

At 8:10pm on March 31, 2013, OlivierD. said…

Hi Maxime, to make it safe, you need to figure out a way to be able to completely bypass the APM if it gets wonky, and it will at times. Some sort of external failsafe, something like this:

It can take over control when the AP fails, enough so to give you the required authority to land safely. The other option would be dual receivers and some wizzardry to switch to the second RX when the first one receives a failsafe signal but the outputs don't match pre-recorded failsafe positions. Something along those lines. 

At 8:39pm on March 31, 2013, OlivierD. said…

Maxime, you seem to know your way around electronics so I am sure you will figure out a way to make it safe. I am interested in your RX switcher, where did you get it, do you have any information on it? Thanks!

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