Carl Campbell
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Traxxas selling the Hubsan x4 as the QR-1

Started this discussion. Last reply by wraith Nov 7, 2012. 1 Reply

Full details on the Traxxas Site the really interesting part is here Exclusive…Continue

Homer simpson moment. Always ensure Prop nuts are tightened.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carl Campbell Nov 7, 2012. 2 Replies

Sup yall,  I got in my repair parts from the last crash and apparently only hand tightened the prop spinner nuts... Well I learned my mistake towards the end of a 10 minute flight.  My quad kept…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Carl Campbell Oct 29, 2012. 3 Replies

I wish there was some moderation of topics. With everyone just dumping everything into AP, I find that it is hard to actually find answers. someone may ask a question but it is miscategorized in to…Continue

Raspberri Pi, Qground Crontrol, ground control idea

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carl Campbell Nov 7, 2012. 3 Replies

Howdy yall.  I just had one heck of an idea and wanted to see if it would fly as I dont really use linux. The Raspberry Pi is a is a single board linux computer.  it has a 700mhz processor 256MB ram…Continue


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Finnius replied to Carl Campbell's discussion Question on frequency interference for video
"Jake, are you running 1.2ghz video gear and 900mhz or 433mhz telemetry gear? If 900mhz - is it working, and what type of rang do you get? I am thinking of the same setup and am worried about interference?"
Feb 18, 2014
Carl Campbell replied to ligbert's discussion Live Feed
"I assume your looking for a First person video feed?   Yes it is possible.  And easily done for less then $200"
May 23, 2013
Jacob Densmore replied to Carl Campbell's discussion RTF Quad Drone $400 and ARF Helicopters
"Also please add some Pictures. Thanks!"
May 20, 2013
Carl Campbell replied to David M. Zakharia's discussion 14.8v (4s lipo) voltage divide to 7.4v (2s lipo)
"He is suggesting the switching BEC in place of the linear. "
May 10, 2013
Carl Campbell commented on Joshua Ott's blog post Thirty days (#6): You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs
"Geez that is a rough break man. "
May 8, 2013
Carl Campbell replied to Martin Alter's discussion Very low mass, low power display
"Ads fruit already sells something similar."
May 6, 2013
Carl Campbell replied to Scott Allen's discussion Interested in ArduCopter Hexa-C Almost RTF but may be too much of a beginner
"I am moving this over to the newbie section, I am not experienced with the hexa but I have built and fly a quad of my own design. They are relatively simple to fly IMHO however if you want to get an idea how a multicopter flies on manual something…"
May 6, 2013
Carl Campbell replied to paul morris's discussion er9x conversion
"Kind of both, you will have to get a programming board then flash the software.  offers a upgrade kit with the smartieparts board and a LCD back light kit.…"
May 2, 2013
Carl Campbell replied to KuzyT's discussion First multirotor project
"I can only comment on my experiences with the Turnigy 9x,  I have modified mine with the 6 position rotary switch to replace the top left rear varipot. added a LiFe battery pack & a back light  I fly it with a traditional 450 heli…"
Apr 30, 2013
Carl Campbell replied to Dean's discussion Has anyone tried this? Is it good??
"well if your stuck like me with 5.8 for a multi-copter.  I would recommend getting a 1w 5.8 tx.  sure it is going to be heavier but the extra 3db in transmission will help stretch the limited range of the frequency.…"
Apr 23, 2013
Carl Campbell replied to Dean's discussion Has anyone tried this? Is it good??
"I don't have that exact transmitter however I do use that receiver.  With out specialized antennas and antenna trackers that setup should get you 100 feet.  No that is not a typo 100 feet.   5.8 GHZ is…"
Apr 22, 2013
Carl Campbell replied to Perillinho's discussion How stable can an hexa/octacopter be?
"It is not really a matter of how stable another platform is,  It is how the controller is set up.  If the Pid's are set properly the camera is mounted to a roll tilt mount then you can get a very stable quad.  Hexas and…"
Apr 22, 2013
Carl Campbell replied to Todd Curtis's discussion Controlling an RC Plane with a Joystick and Rudder Pedals??
"As the controls will show up as a game controller,  Here is the section on controlling a APM equipped drone with a USB controller   You would need at a minimum,  A…"
Apr 17, 2013
Carl Campbell replied to Nick Porter's discussion lex-m01-001 wifi
"It may be possible but that sort of hardware hacking will probally get better answers on a dedicated Arduino forum.  Here we are most into building "drone" vehicles   I am going to put this in the Misc Category. "
Apr 15, 2013
Carl Campbell replied to Kevin Gidley's discussion MAVlink and Linux
"I have been wanting to make a Raspberry Pi running the but I dont have a Pi to test it with. "
Apr 11, 2013
Carl Campbell replied to Dr Sudesh Kumar KAshyap's discussion Accuracy of pressure and temperature sensed by MS5611
"how is the sensor installed? It is open to the air?  I have noticed it is rock steady in a case with no fluctuations. "
Apr 10, 2013

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About Me:
Howdy I am a long time R/C Aviator that was out of the hobby for about 15 years. I became a volunteer fire fighter and after some near misses and frustration on wide area searches I had been thinking that a UAV would fit the bill
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I have been working on a Airborne Heli based FLIR system using off the shelf parts when another friend said that hey why don't you use Arduino to control it that led me here
St Louis, MO

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Marilyn Monroe built drones....

Posted on April 1, 2013 at 1:06pm 8 Comments

The full article can be found here.  

And for the particulars of their target drones. 

The OQ-2 was a simple aircraft, powered by a two-cylinder two-cycle piston engine, providing 6 horsepower (4.5 kW) and driving two…


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At 3:18pm on June 15, 2012, firerescue41 said…

Carl I too am a firefighter building one on my own budget. Here is a video I found on YouTube( and was impressed at how stable it was next to the fire.

At 3:26pm on June 15, 2012, firerescue41 said…

Carl here is some video i took of the winds that are generated from a control burn hope this helps.

At 9:42am on June 16, 2012, firerescue41 said…

I have found the KK board to unstable for the type of application I am going use it in. I now use a APM 2.0 on a DJI frame with 11X4.7 Gemfan props. I started out using a KK board with X525 frame I spent more time picking up parts from all the crashes. I like the X525 frame but it is no longer flyable do to all the crashes. I just ordered a new X525 that I will setup like the DJI. I hope with the larger frame that this should give me more stability in high winds 

At 9:47am on June 19, 2012,
Michael Pursifull

Carl - if you do decide to work on quad flying skills, and are looking for a prebuilt, the tiny qr ladybird is an inexpensive tough little quad, good for learning.

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