Jim Stricker
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5 Minute waiting period for GPS to settle down

Started this discussion. Last reply by CyberCrash Mar 19, 2013. 1 Reply

Thank you Randy et al…    As previously discussed, the GPS LOCK LED becomes solid within 15 seconds of ARMING.  If it takes longer (5 min.) to fully acquire the constellation and update the almanac,…Continue

Remote LED for ARMED blinks and is not solid "on"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Feb 28, 2013. 5 Replies

I have installed remote LED’s for both GPS LOCK and ARMING on APM 2.5 with v2.9.1.  LED_MODE is set to 3 and verified.  GPS LOCK LED is solid “on” when locked.  ARM LED blinks slow (1/sec) for…Continue

Problem attaching small JPEG image in Blog Post...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas J Coyle III Feb 26, 2013. 5 Replies

Is anyone else experiencing problems attaching an image in DIYD Blog Posts? Trying to load up a small JPEG image and won't go - just grinds away.Continue

Remote LED to show Arming status...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fred Flores Jun 1, 2013. 1 Reply

I want to add remote LEDs for both GPS lock and Arming.  I followed the Wiki for Adding External LED Indicators and Piezo Beeperfor Arm and GPS Status and have the GPS lock working on AN6.  I have…Continue


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About Me:
60 YO. Mechanical Engineer. Pilot license at age 17. Father flew B-17's during WWII - he was my flight instructor. Own and fly 1946 Piper J3-Cub. Been flying RC since 1975. Recently taught myself 450 collective pitch helicopter. Been interested (read addicted) to aviation my whole life.
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Myself and a software engineer at work are building 450 Flamewheels with APM 2.5, v2.9.1, uBlox GPS, 900 mhz telemetry, sonar, two(2) 2200 LiPo's in parallel, and Spektrum DX8 with TM1000 for additional battery monitoring.
Hinckley, Ohio

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Foam ear plugs for vibration damping

Posted on February 25, 2013 at 5:00am 16 Comments


I did Manfred Dickgiesser foam ear plug mounting for my 450 flamewheel quad with APM 2.5 running v2.9.1 and  …


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