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ESC Gone Bad?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Hudson May 31, 2012. 1 Reply

After many successful flights (congrats, 3DR team!) of my APM2 quad, a problem suddenly cropped up and my quad is grounded.When I hook up the lipo and the APM2 is finished its boot sequence, one of…Continue

APM2 Option Pins

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martin Szymanski May 19, 2012. 1 Reply

I hope that I haven't overlooked something in the wiki, but I haven't been able to find much info on the optional sensor pins on APM2, in particular A4-A9. I had some LED strips I wanted to mount,…Continue

APM2 Option Pins

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Hudson May 19, 2012. 1 Reply

I hope that I haven't overlooked something in the wiki, but I haven't been able to find much info on the optional sensor pins on APM2, in particular A4-A9. I had some LED strips I wanted to mount,…Continue

ESC's Refusing to Arm

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Hudson Aug 11, 2011. 5 Replies

Okay guys, another noob here with ESC issues. Assembled Arducopter kit from jDrones, and everything appeared to be working well hardware-wise. ESC calibration process appeared to work, at first. I…Continue

 

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About Me:
I am a freelance journalist and photographer, and enjoy storm chasing as a summer hobby.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I am a UAV enthusiast who has built (and rebuilt) various iterations of quad helis, the latest being the new 3DR frame.
Hometown:
Winnipeg

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Dirt Cheap Night Lighting Option

Posted on September 27, 2011 at 6:00pm 2 Comments

Although LED strip lighting looks more spectacular, I couldn't help but notice these little lights the other day when I was nosing my way through the aisles at Home Depot. They are called Dot-Its, by Sylvania. They are meant to be decorative note-holders, lit with SMT LED's and powered by a lithium disk cell.

 

These lights are really quite bright, and you can select a steady or blinking mode. They have an adhesive backing, but they also have strong magnets in…

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New 3DR Quad Completed!

Posted on September 26, 2011 at 7:25pm 7 Comments

My 3DR quad frame is finished, and I mounted the 880 kV motors and 12" props. This thing is a BEAST! It takes off like a rocket, although the flight times are rather short. All in all, I love the frame build. Thanks, Jeff, for helping me out with the bolt issue.

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