R. D. Starwalt's Blog – August 2012 Archive (3)

A noob South Carolina Arducotper Builder/Pilot does Outreach


It was a fair certainty that Chris Anderson couldn't make it on August 23 to the local radio club and discuss the state of the art of DIY drone technology. On the other hand, he would have raised many smiles at the thought of attending the Anderson Radio Club monthly meeting! My best effort was…


Added by R. D. Starwalt on August 25, 2012 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Adding an Arming Plug and a Camera mount to a South Carolina Arducopter


It was a busy weekend. One of my earliest concerns with this project was the lack of an ON/OFF switch that could handle the current of the system and that would not look like something from an old junk box. I wanted it to be easy to use, easy to access (translate: no where near the propellors), and completely remove the battery supply in the event of an…


Added by R. D. Starwalt on August 21, 2012 at 6:15pm — 7 Comments

Maiden Test Flights for a South Carolina Arducopter


The sun was out, the winds were light, the temperature was about 85F, it was my birthday. There was nothing else to do but discover if all the time, money, energy, planning, and hope would work out.

It was a qualified success! Qualified in that I think pitch is reversed but in the case of today's short effort, it was another event of discovery on the…


Added by R. D. Starwalt on August 10, 2012 at 6:42pm — 11 Comments

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