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APM 2 Alt Hold oscillates, then drops gently to the ground.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ted Weerts Aug 11, 2013. 6 Replies

Hi all. Trying to tune in my APM 2.0 with V3 firmware for Alt Hold for a customer on my…Continue

Tags: problem, hold, alt

Evolving the perfect, foldable, FPV quad copter

Started this discussion. Last reply by Owen Booth Jul 20, 2014. 14 Replies

Hey community!I've been flying my Hoverthings HT-FPV successfully for the last 6 months and having a ball.I've however been saving up my pennies and purchased a 3D printer, and a CNC router unit to…Continue

Tags: quad, fpv, quadcopter, foldable

Lost in Space...finding a lost aircraft

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher Cooper Apr 1, 2012. 16 Replies

http://youtu.be/wJ2pIYW0xqwGood morning all, I can't wait for OSD integration for APM anymore, I'm going to buy a Remzibi! I lost my AC2 the other day in…Continue

Tags: plane, lost

I can't even arm the motors!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ante Vukorepa Apr 22, 2011. 16 Replies

Hey all. I'm a bit of a newbie at this game, having only played with glow fuel fixed wing RC's many years ago. All this electric stuff is doing my head in!I purchased the ready soldered, and coded…Continue

Tags: motors, arm

 

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About Me:
40 year old, Glassjet operator. Into Hang gliding, and motorcycle racing. I love gadgets, laser engraving, CNC milling, 3D printing and making stickers on the side to pay for them. www.wizeartz.com
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
After our recent earthquake I felt a real need for an intelligent, safe way to get into dangerous areas a take footage, assess damage etc. perhaps even save lives by searching for trapped survivors without risking collapses by SAR staff clambering on unsteady rubble. I also want to use my coming Arducopter for aerial videography of Hang gliding to get a unique view point.
Hometown:
christchurch, new zealand

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WizeArtz RiotQuad prototype ready for testing

Posted on November 24, 2013 at 12:00am 3 Comments

After spending hundreds of hours building and testing the WizeArtz Hero, foldable quadcopter, I decided to take some time out and sink some R&D into something lean, mean, and a lot simpler.

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Droidworx CX-4 build

Posted on April 24, 2012 at 1:36am 11 Comments

FRAME: Droidworx CX-4

Main Camera: GoPro HD Hero 1

FPV Camera: ReadyMadeRC RMRC-600XV

Video TX:FPV Hobby 5.8Ghz 500Mw

Motors: 4 x RCTimer BL2830/13 850Kv with 20A ESCS*

FC: APM1 with Sonar

Battery:Turnigy 3s 5000mAh

 

More beautiful gear from the Droidworx crew, and even moreso with 3M Di-Noc controltac Carbon Fibre…

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Sonar mount on Pan/Tilt mechanism?

Posted on October 9, 2011 at 1:05pm 9 Comments

 

On my 3rd major rebuild of my custom-framed AC2 after losing her to strong wind (stupidity really) and I'm again relishing the opportunity to change further aspects of the design. I'm REALLY hanging to see the OSD integration the boys are working on (come one Jani, hook me up!!!!!). The thought occured that if I wanted to fly really close to the ground in…

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Version 10 of my Custom Frame for AC2

Posted on October 1, 2011 at 4:30am 8 Comments

 

After several crashes my frame has finally evolved into something I'm fairly happy with. It uses all standard AC2 kit electronics, but custom built frame/arms, etc. It has a modular base so I can easily change out Camera mount for just plain, centralised battery mount. The camera mount has an offset battery position to keep COG towards the middle. The camera…

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Comment Wall (6 comments)

At 6:15pm on July 2, 2011, Nick Mann said…
G'day Owen. I'm a newb too and it's a relief to see I'm not the only one confused by what are allegedly basics!  
At 6:43pm on July 2, 2011, Nick Mann said…
Well, you're way ahead of me!  I'm still trying to work out the flysky 9x. Today I assemble a pushplane to practice RC. FPV looks like the biggest fun, I hope to get that far by the end of the year.  Will look forward to watching your progress. And yeah, those brains north of the equator are amazingly free with the advice. Sites like this restore one's faith in humanity!  Cheers. 
At 4:58am on September 23, 2012, Mohd Hanif Mohd Ramli said…

Thanks for ur suggestion, i will add it up soon..Today, i tested waypoints..finally i managed to do waypoints with RTL..for RTL, it worked very well and landed nicely, i set alt (abs) at 5m and did live calibration before take off. i can email u the setup if u want

At 2:51pm on September 23, 2012, Owen Booth said…

YES PLEASE!!!!!

At 6:23pm on October 21, 2012, Mohd Hanif Mohd Ramli said…

Hello Owen,

This is my setup for AC2.7.3

RTL was nice 

AC2.7.3_waypoint_kajang_23092012.param

At 6:25pm on April 15, 2013, Nigel Booth said…

We are fwends.... yay !!!

 

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