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The FAA Registration website is hosted on Amazon

Started Feb 17, 2016 0 Replies

I went to the FAA website from here in Chile to register my quadcopters, because I'm coming back into the USA with some quadcopters the day after the deadline. I don't mind registering my aircraft,…Continue

What's parrot up to with "famous automobile manufacturers"?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt Molen Jul 9, 2014. 1 Reply

I'm curious -- can anyone explain what this is all about: http://recrute.parrot.com/en/details-offre.php?id=2865 ?Continue

How to tell if antenna is 433mhz or 915mhz?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Bonney Apr 9, 2013. 3 Replies

Hi all,I have had both 433mhz and 915mhz 3dr radios and I'm worried I may be mixing up antennas.They are all the same size and shape, but some have a red dot sticker and some have a blue dot sticker.…Continue

3DR Radio bricked by failed firmware update

Started this discussion. Last reply by Aaron Curtis Apr 4, 2013. 4 Replies

Hi all,I have a pair of 433mhz 3DR radios. One of them "lost sync" during a firmware upgrade. Now it has the red led on solid whenever it is plugged in, and all attempts to communicate with it…Continue


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I use UAVs for research in caves and on volcanoes.
Socorro, NM

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Modding a Wikipad for use as a ground station

Posted on August 25, 2013 at 8:30pm 21 Comments

Hi all,

I got a Wikipad (an Android tablet that targets gamers) to experiment with as a ground station / second TX, mostly because it has dual joysticks. There is a lot of work to be done until it has RC-controller like capabilities. First step was a workaround for the design flaw that no USB data ports are exposed when you have the tablet snapped into the…


Afterflight: A browser-based system for analysis and annotation of video and sensor data from UAVs.

Posted on May 23, 2013 at 9:00pm 5 Comments

Several months ago I started working on a system called Afterflight to organize and browse my tlogs and dataflash logs, sync them with video, and view them along with a map GPS display. It still has a long way to go, but there is a fair amount of working functionality so I figured I'd get it out there for comment, warts and all. I would love to see it flourish as a…


Fun with FLIR (detective work on melting FPV goggles)

Posted on August 20, 2012 at 1:30pm 8 Comments

I've started flying a lot of FPV recently, and I noticed that my Fat Shark Base glasses were getting quite hot after just minutes of use. Using my lab's handheld thermal infrared camera, I took some photos of the goggles and my quad after a few minutes in the air partially to try and troubleshoot the heat problem but mostly just for fun.

The goggles…


ArduCopter on an Antarctic volcano

Posted on April 19, 2012 at 10:00pm 14 Comments

Hi all,

It occurs to me that I never got around to posting my videos flying my ArduCopter, Cindi Lou, on Mt Erebus last December (2011). I'm at around 10700 ft, but the pressure altitude is around 0.65 bar -- the equivalent of closer to 13,000 ft at the equator. This was on a nice, warm (-15C) nearly windless day. I was pleasantly surprised how well the quad…


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At 12:52pm on April 4, 2013, FYP said…

hi..,, currently, i'm doing my FYP titled Obstacle avoidance for quadrotor.. i'm using IR sensor as the obstacle detection. but now, i have problem with the code,

where actually the command for quadrotor's dc motor??? 

thank you in advance ,,

<about to cry>

At 10:27am on May 15, 2014, Michael Day said…


Here's the dataflash log from a Pixhawk flyint ArduPlane 3.0.2beta.

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