Joe Thompson
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Skywriting with a quadcopter?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Randy Apr 28, 2014. 4 Replies

Hello all,I've been using the APM platform for a few months now, and i'd really like to try a software project. Something i have in mind is following a predefined path for extended exposure…Continue

Tags: extended, exposure, skywriting, lightwriting, camera

Throttle dropouts with APM2.5 and FS-TH9X

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Thompson Mar 18, 2014. 1 Reply

Hi guys,Had my first catastrophic crash today (broke an arm, a motor, and my pride). During the last moments of the flight, the low power buzzer went off just as I was switching to loiter mode. Tried…Continue

Tags: crash, brownout, rtl, apm, receiver


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Just getting started, interested in the pixhawk and potential for autonomous flight.
Houston, TX

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f450 rebuild & diagnostics

Posted on April 12, 2014 at 9:30pm 9 Comments

My quad is once again functioning after my last crash! f450 frame replacement arrived in about a week, but the replacement motor took over 3 weeks. Hard to wait for. So as soon as I got it in the mail, I flew the next morning at a beach in laporte - got some nice footage! html5 video link 1, and html5…


a newbie's perspective on an f450 build

Posted on March 5, 2014 at 8:49pm 7 Comments

Hi guys,

i've been watching this and other communities for the last few months, and finally jumped into making my own quad. here is my attempt to document my thought process, and write about what i've figured out since i started. maybe this will help some people out, but i'm also looking for feedback - if i've got any glaring errors or weird…


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