Doug Walmsley
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Retired Navy with plenty of time on hand to enjoy hobbies.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Been into RC Multicopters for two years now. Loving the hobby and learning a lot! One thing I've learned is that this hobby gets expensive. LOL I'm now up to three air frames, Hexa-C, Y-6B, and a custom built OctoQuad (X8).
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A Move in the Right Direction?

Posted on February 16, 2015 at 6:46am 2 Comments

There is much chatter as of late to possible leaks of FAA information in reference to the move towards establishing formal rules for drone use.  This morning I came across "Government proposes rules for routine use of drones" reported by Fox News. …


Ambulance Drone' ... a flying defibrillator!

Posted on November 9, 2014 at 4:23pm 40 Comments

JUST AMAZING! A Dutch-based engineering student has revealed a prototype 'Ambulance Drone' ... a flying defibrillator

It can fly at speeds up to 100 kms per hour and tracks emergency mobile calls using GPS to…


Setting Up 6 Flight Modes Using Flap and Elev D/R Switches For The Spektrum DX7s Radio

Posted on May 17, 2014 at 5:00pm 14 Comments

For those of you who have been attempting to get 6 flight modes out of your Spektrum radio, I have finally figured a method to make it work with the "Flap" and "Elev D/R" toggle switches. I won't bore you with…


Hacker Releases Software to Hijack Commercial Drones

Posted on December 10, 2013 at 9:30am 23 Comments

I have some real concerns about this article.  Although this article talks about commercial hijacking, I feel this could very well happen to me and other hobbyists.  And what can DIY Drones help develop to reduce this probability?…


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At 7:27pm on December 27, 2015, Sandy Mikalow said…


Radio shack or one of the other electronics houses carry a variable regulator that can be put together for under $2.00.  It uses an LM-317 IC.  You can put it on a small piece of vector board with two or three other parts and you can dial up the output voltage you want out.  Build time less then 1/2 hour.

At 1:36pm on January 6, 2016, Doug Walmsley said…

Sir,  I have been offline for a while and just saw your comment but haven't the foggiest what you're responding too.  Please clarify this comment for me.  Thank you.

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