Richard Unwin
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Apm Calibration / Tuning issue when switching to stabilize mode, plane pitches up violently.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Unwin Apr 14, 2012. 1 Reply

I crashed the other day with the apm on board and so I have moved to a new plane, (the original plane was a cessna sykartec, the new one is a 40 size trainer converted to electric)The new plane when…Continue

Xbee Comms via USB - unplugging from laptop ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Brooks Sep 16, 2011. 5 Replies

This is not clear to me, but do I have to do anything with the xbee before unplugging from the laptop? I have disconnected from mavlink but not sure if it is meant to be stopped like a usb stick when…Continue

APMplanner will not connect to mavlink when cli switch is in flight mode???

Started this discussion. Last reply by Warren Eather Sep 11, 2011. 3 Replies

ok , new to all this and spent time looking in forum for an answer with no luck -so here is the question. apmplanner 1.0.63 (new today)used ardupilot mega firmware which successfully uploads to…Continue


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Just starting out with UAV's, will be making my own scratch built plane as i cant find a suitable one for the right money.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Just ordered a APM will be fitting it to a homebuilt UAV with the aim of carrying a camera and being able to plot a course to photograph.
Brisbane, Australia

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This is your captain speaking. I’m not on board right now…

Posted on July 9, 2012 at 5:18pm 0 Comments

here is an interesting article about drones and future uses - …


High Resolution Pictures of Launcher

Posted on June 17, 2012 at 3:00am 11 Comments

So I thought I would get some close up shots and higher res video to show some of the finer details of the launcher. Like most things in this hobby it didn't go to plan as when i went to take off the Esc and Motor smoked themselves, so no launch, and after borrowing a friends motor found that he uses 4mm motor connectors and I use 5mm so no go there.…


Diy drone launcher

Posted on June 16, 2012 at 4:00am 9 Comments


Today I christened my new plane launcher with success. I have built this as I have found the properties where I want to fly from have little or no adequate takeoff areas since the fields are full of waist high grass or lots of rough ground. Landing is OK by slowing down and dropping into the long grass but takeoff has been hazardous, to say the…


Autopilot Success - I Am Stoked :)

Posted on March 24, 2012 at 5:00pm 17 Comments

OK, to explain, i finally got the autopilot sorted and installed in a test plane and all went according to plan, until the wing support failed on my manual flying back to land. what takes away the pain is that it wasn't in my full size plane, that I maidened last weekend successfully with 2 x 8 minute flights.

This was my first successful…


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At 4:36am on September 18, 2011, Warren Eather said…

Richard, did you get you MAVlink working????

At 5:04am on September 19, 2011, Richard Unwin said…

warren, yes David at Bask Aerospace sent out a new complete autopilot and this one worked, I will ask him if he found a hardware issue with the first one as it would be good to know what was the fault it case it happens again.



At 5:40pm on November 24, 2016, William said…
Hi Richard I sent you a friend request. I would like to know what type of air ram you are using and pulley set up.

William Anderson

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