Chuck Durham
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Commercial Companies Selling UAVs or UAV Solution packages to meet SAR usage

Started this discussion. Last reply by Justin Aug 3, 2016. 1 Reply

There has been so many technology advancements over the past couple years.  Wanted to drop a line to see if you guys can point me to some websites for companies that provides UAVs or UAV packages to…Continue

Tags: Commercial, Rescue, and, Search, SAR

Droid Planner - any real docs / instructions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matthew Brandon May 21, 2014. 3 Replies

The wiki has nothing but pics - are there any real documentation or instructions? I dropped the donation - hopefully others will to help keep activity going. I have it hooked up on my Nvidia Shield -…Continue

Tags: Android, Station, Ground, DroidPlanner

Connecting 3DR Quad Power Distribution Board to APM 2.5+

Started this discussion. Last reply by bobthesponge Jul 31, 2013. 4 Replies

I got my order in today with my APM 2.5+ kit (GPS & APM Power Module w/Deans). I also ordered (4) ArduCopter 20A ESC (which has BEC),  (4)  AC2830-358 850KV motors  and the 3DR Quadcopter Power…Continue

Tags: 3DR, Robotics, Distribution, Power, 2.5+

 

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About Me:
Onwer/CTO of application development firm - professional programmer by day. Robotics and RC hacker by night. I have put together and programmed various humanoid robots, 4/6 legged walkers, off-road rovers and now moving into the air with my robotics - the sea eventually
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UPDATE - So after messing with the AR Drone 2.0 in Feb 2013, I got the bug, so I started planning out to build my own - learning about all the elecronics, etc. I started with an order of the DJI F450 kit - motor/esc included and 3D Robotics APM 2.5. I first tested the APM 2.5+ on my 6x6 robot platform from Minds-i. While waiting for parts I picked up a DJI Phantom - July 5th, 2013 - I am now addicted to everything RC flying. So as the turn of 2014 I have the DJI Phantom, DJI F450 which has flow with APM 2.5+, KK2.0 board and testbed for MultiWii. I have setup a full 3DR Quad kit with the works, APM 2.5+, telem, video kit and have done a number of great auto mission flights. Built the Talon Tricopter which ran with KK2.0 then switch over to APM 2.5, (never truely got it dialied in, kinda hate the rear servo, but love the profile) - so current Quad is Lynxmotion Hunter V-Tail, just build and working on electronics. I have since gotten into Fixed wing - practicing my skills for flying Wings, got FPV flights in with my Phantom FX-61 and have been building planes with speedbuild and scratch build plan/kits from Flite Test. Plan to get some of them flying APM 2.5+ for missions. I am hooked on building and flying - I think I may be more addicted to building and testing out how different things fly
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Lititz, PA

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ArduAquatic / APM:Aquatic

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 8:00pm 13 Comments

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So I have been obsessed with robotics for quite some time and up until this year it was all based on walking - Humaniod,  quad & hex walker robots.  I have put together kits, pulled together parts from Lynxmotion - I have stuff all over, I am constantly tearing apart updating as new controller boards, sensors and the like come out.  I…

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TiltyIMU, UDOO and Computer Vision

Posted on June 29, 2013 at 10:00am 1 Comment

TiltyIMU:

I was digging around Kickstarter and found this pretty slick project - I hope to help this guy get funded because I want one, he's only about $1,600 shy.  I just backed the $100 for a unit.  If he gets close I was considering doing the $400 or $650 backing to put him over the top, I will keep an eye out.  Anyway I was looking at…

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CDAutoRover - updated with Turnigy9X

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 11:30am 0 Comments

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I have cleaned up the placement of the electronics on the CDAutoRover and added my newly received Turnigy 9X.  Worked out the 6 flight mode settings.  I have something I am going to test for the temporary switch into Channel 7,  I am going to try out using the Rudder, since it jumps back to center  - calibrate it with center and just to the…

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CDAutoRover a MINDS-i 6x6 Rover platform APM:Rover

Posted on June 22, 2013 at 5:30pm 6 Comments

 

I am loving the APM 2.5+.  I am in the middle of a custom quadcopter build - but I wanted to spend some time getting used to the APM 2.5+ / Mission Planner.  So I pulled out my 6x6 Rover built on the MINDS-i robotic platform : MINDS-i.  I used my 3D printer to make a platform to hold the APM 2.5+ and some…

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