Marooned's Blog (7)

Configure LEDs and beeper in Mission Planner

Hello community!

The beauty of open source is that if you don't like something, you can change it. So here I am showing you my last changes to both: Mission Planner and ArduCopter (in the future it could be moved to library to be used by all Ardu* projects).

Before I start I would like to…


Added by Marooned on November 29, 2012 at 8:49am — 28 Comments

Bixler fixed after last crash. First flight with GoPro attached.

As some of you might remember, I hit a tree on my first flight and broke a wing.

Thanks to Gorilla Glue and some carbon fiber reinforcements the Bixler is up and running. I put 3 small carbon rods to reinforce the wing.

After some flights I decided it's time to attach a GoPro to it.

I have …


Added by Marooned on October 4, 2012 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Bixler. The sad story of my maiden RC flight.

I've spent last couple of days preparing my Bixler. I did some mods listed here like reinforcing wing spar and fuselage with additional carbon fiber rods and changing prop to 6x4. Even my tail was detachable using …


Added by Marooned on July 27, 2012 at 6:00am — 18 Comments

Fighting with the wind with quadrocopter.

After coming back from my honeymoon I finally found some time to get some real flights. 3 weeks ago I flew my copter for the first time but it was just a few minutes on a very low altitude in front of my block. Today I went to some open space. Unfortunately, the wind was very strong so learning changed into fighting with the wind. Still managed not to crash the…


Added by Marooned on July 20, 2012 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

First quadrocopter. Time lapse from build and maiden flight.


radio: FlySky 9x flashed with Er9x

brain: APM2

esc: HobbyKing 30A

motors: EMP SERIES Outrunner Brushless Motor C2830 KV750

battery: Turnigy Nano-Tech 4Ah

frame: HobbyKing Q450


I had to reverse pitch in my radio as default settings caused copter flying backward with stick pushing…


Added by Marooned on June 28, 2012 at 2:58pm — 1 Comment

Euro 2012: restrictions for air traffic

Hi there.

2012 UEFA European Football Championship is almost here, 8 June – 1 July. Along with this many restrictions are coming.

Starting from 15th of May aerial restrictions will ban small air traffic including aero clubs, gliders, balloons and.. RC crafts. In the 50km circle from…


Added by Marooned on May 10, 2012 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

[changed] Helicopter ground resonance

What vibration can do to your model (1:1 example)

Added by Marooned on March 1, 2012 at 8:30am — 6 Comments


Season Two of the Trust Time Trial (T3) Contest 
A list of all T3 contests is here. The current round, the Vertical Horizontal one, is here

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