Marco Glattfelder
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  • Zurich
  • Switzerland

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Marco Glattfelder's Discussions

Motors test: X mode act as +

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marco Glattfelder Jan 12, 2012. 1 Reply

I'll quote a problem reportet by an user at the arducopter project page ("I'm…Continue

Motors test for x mode strange behaviour.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marco Glattfelder Dec 18, 2011. 2 Replies

Hi there. After I set up my Arducopter I had a tilt/flip problem at take off. I followed the troubleshooting guide (calibrated the ESC and so on) but I still have the problem. I noticed that the…Continue

Optical rangefinders export restrictions from USA

Started Mar 21, 2011 0 Replies

Hi thereI tried to order an RS800 range fimder module from example here:…Continue

Strict interpretation of regulation? Difference between flight out LOS and RTL mechanism

Started this discussion. Last reply by Duane Brocious Mar 26, 2011. 3 Replies

Hi there.  As I was drifting off topic in a recent blog so I now open a new thread.I noticed that most countries don’t allow the flight out of line of sight. Mainly for simplicity avoiding problems…Continue

Tags: RTL, LOS


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About Me:
Swiss geek with interests in rc helicopters. I fly rc since 1983 and I'm addicted to rc helicopters. Sadly poor time due to family duties. I grow up in the radio shack times (actually we had someting similar based in italy) and am amazed of the variety of stuff you can find...
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
A friend of mine asked me if I can build a drone for surveillance of a bigger hunting resort in italy. I want to reproduce some drone typed the swiss army is actually using. I already programm arduino and .net boards in my profession.

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Marco Glattfelder's Blog

Integrated FPV controller TX/RX 2.4GHz/5.8GHz

Posted on April 21, 2011 at 3:56am 13 Comments

For my FPV projects I wanted a system that is easy to install in different vehicles. I always disliked that the FPV control of PAN/TILT systems used additional channels of my primary rc tx.

So I decided to build and integrated system that works independently from the RC and/or UAV setup. It should have and own…


3m twin boom pusher SUSPECTOR

Posted on March 22, 2011 at 3:00am 7 Comments

I published some of the images of this project already on myPage. Actually I wanted to copycat the Swiss army drone scout 95, but I changed the tail design during the build phase. I started with a Google SketchUp drawing I made, but as I changed the design it's not actualized. I used a Clark-y profile.



Yet another high altitude balloon project: Swiss-HAB-1 at 21'300m

Posted on January 22, 2011 at 11:00am 10 Comments

Inspired by the news about some HAB projects last year ("150$", iPhone4), I decided to start my own high altitude balloon project in November 2010. The goal was to take some HD video and 12MP images reaching around 30’000m resp. 100’000 feet. Finally it reached 21'300m. A real challenge was that Switzerland is a hard…


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