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Pixhawk + Taranis / X8R Fail Safe Configuration

Started this discussion. Last reply by david hitchcock Aug 21, 2014. 24 Replies

Hey, everyone.  I've got my X8R seemingly working well with the Pixhawk for basic controls and some flight modes on sbus.  I haven't flown it yet.  I'm curious about how to trigger RTL with a switch.…Continue

Any suggestions on radios for F450?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cory Hill Nov 1, 2013. 1 Reply

Hey everyone. I've got all the parts I need to wrap up my F450 build, except for my first radio.  I'm planning to fly this thing in all modes, including FPV.  I'm currently using an APM 2.6 until my…Continue

Getting my head around this ~ ArduPhantom vs. Flame Wheel vs. 3DR Quad

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Dewey Oct 20, 2013. 9 Replies

Hey, everyone. This is my first post here.  I'm an IT consultant who also tinkers with Arduino, coding, amateur radio and other things, so as you might imagine I'm interested in building rather than…Continue

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I'm a Self-employed IT consultant who recently picked up my ham radio license, got into Arduino tinkering, and have a big interest in drone technology.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Interested in using it for hiking/camping photography, as well as looking into uses for drones in SAR and similar applications. Of course, I'm in it for the fun too!
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Intel RealSense 1080p 3D/2D Camera for Depth Perception

Posted on January 9, 2014 at 9:03am 4 Comments

I thought this might be something interesting for potential UAV use since they are so small and light.

The first product bearing the compound name is the RealSense 3D camera. Intel describes the product as "the world's first integrated 3D depth and 2D camera module that helps devices 'see' depth much like the human eye," suggesting…


Ham Radio Led Me Here

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 2:00pm 13 Comments

(my Elecraft KX3, state of the art, 160-6m software defined radio transceiver.)

Ham radio led me to UAV's in 2013.  Weird, right?  Well what happened was after spending 20 years as an IT tech and consultant, I decided that ham radio would be…


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At 9:46am on November 8, 2013, Tyler McGahee said…

Hey, saw that you're in SoCal. We have a local SD Drone group that flies at least once a week, and then we have monthly meetings and discussions and what not. We also collaborate with the local FAB LAB, so there's access to a laser cutter, 3D printers and a nice big workshop. Here's a link if you're interested:

At 9:54am on November 8, 2013, Cory Hill said…

Hey, thanks for the information, Tyler.  I'll check it out for sure.  I'm in the Palm Springs area, so I could make it down there for some gatherings.

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