Russell B. Sutton
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APM Mission planner setup page

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russell B. Sutton Jun 22, 2011. 15 Replies

I was having promblems with setup until I realized what mistake I was making.  The upload page in the mission planner is kinda tightly packed together.   A little confusing.…Continue

Hobby King Quadcopter board back in stock and code have many uses.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robin Behrens Jul 6, 2013. 2 Replies

HK_QuadCopter Board is back in stock.  this board can be use for many different…Continue

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Update to the APM 2560 or wait for the next Generation?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Flávio Henrique P. de Oliveira Jun 5, 2011. 2 Replies

I have heard talk of new things soon to come could be around the corner, and was wondering if I should save my money and wait for the next Generation Arducopter motherboard or upgrade to the APM 2560…Continue

ArduCopter Health Beacon RGB_LED

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russell B. Sutton Jun 4, 2011. 9 Replies

ArduCopter needs life. it needs to be able to communicate with is pilot. Live information can be displayed to the pilot using colors and patterns through 1 RGB_LED. 7 easy made colors can be used to…Continue


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Robin Behrens replied to Russell B. Sutton's discussion Hobby King Quadcopter board back in stock and code have many uses.
"me too ,awaiting any thoughts.. busy working on my own..  "
Jul 6, 2013

Michael Pursifull left a comment for Russell B. Sutton
"Russell, , I wanted to let you know about this -   I hope you can make it!"
May 1, 2013
Leroy Duel Hyde commented on Russell B. Sutton's blog post Quad Build FastTrack Guide for ArduPiratesNG
"FYI. When I attempt to follow the Telemetry link in 3) above, I'm greeted with a 'You do not have access to this page' message. I can't follow the link even after logging in. Thanks."
Dec 5, 2012
Will Kruger replied to Russell B. Sutton's discussion Hobby King Quadcopter board back in stock and code have many uses.
"How would you convert this to a stand alone camera stabilizer? I have a spare and was thinking the same it possible?"
Jun 21, 2012
Russell B. Sutton replied to maroFX's discussion all 4 motors shut down for1 sec during flight. What's that? in the group ArduCopter User Group
"I have the same problem.  After I loaded the latest firmware 2.5 i have the same problem.  It cuts all motors for a split second, enough that i had a hard landing and broke 3 props and landing gear.  I'm as well using an old…"
Apr 29, 2012
Russell B. Sutton posted a status
"Just had my first bad crash. I had a power cut out, its like it glitched. Should of landed then, but didn't and watched it fall 60 ft."
Apr 23, 2012
Russell B. Sutton replied to Thomas Gabrielsen's discussion What parts to buy
"U need batteries, RC Tx/Rx radio, I personally would stick with DIY drone electronics motors, esc, and APM2, you will get lots more help here at DIY drones. You can use ur frame witch looks pretty nice. For the RC radio I would check out the turnigy…"
Feb 4, 2012
Russell B. Sutton replied to Jason Short's discussion Arducopter 2.2 beta
"nice work Marco!!  love the video"
Jan 23, 2012
Russell B. Sutton commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post River of blood exposed by Dallas Drone
"@ Gary,   Have you called our local News channesl 4, 5, 8,?  I think they might find this interesting.....  :)"
Jan 23, 2012
Russell B. Sutton replied to Michal Rusina's discussion Stick sensitivity
"yes,  add negitive expo instead of positive expo    at the transmitter"
Jan 23, 2012
Russell B. Sutton posted a status
"It's been 4 months and 1800 miles, moved from Cali back to Tx. Time to start playing with the Quad again. I have a lot of ketching up to do"
Jan 23, 2012
Russell B. Sutton replied to Mookie's discussion Battery life
"I have the standard DIY arducopter , 3DR frame and electronics, After doing my own testing one thing I learned was at first stick with what has already been tested. Stick with DIY drones parts for your project. You will have better luck and more…"
Jan 20, 2012
Russell B. Sutton commented on Gareth Rens's blog post 1st Octo Flight
"Try lowering P_stab, then do the in flight tuning by holding the throttle stick in the arm position for 20 sec, then just let it hover, if it drifts or leans in one direction hold throttle stick in the disarm position for 15 sec and re level. Looks…"
Jan 18, 2012
Russell B. Sutton replied to Graham Dyer's discussion Arducopter setup - inconsistencies with manual
"Yes. Type "help" and press enter. , but why not just do all your setup thought the mp?"
Jan 18, 2012
Russell B. Sutton commented on Farooq Niaz's blog post Ideal Motors for Quadcopters:
"@ jani. Some pictures of all these motors and testing of them would be cool, maybe even some video. :)"
Jan 18, 2012
Russell B. Sutton commented on Jack Crossfire's blog post Vision altitude test
"LOL. It's funny how u apartment looks a lot like mine. Haha. Good work bro."
Jan 2, 2012

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Total out of the box thinker with a passion for avation and technology.
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I have been flying RC since I was 4 yrs old with my Dad. I beileve there are tons of uses for UAV's and technology that have not even been discovered yet.
Dallas, TX

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Garage PID tuning

Posted on June 25, 2011 at 2:30am 4 Comments

  Awww yes finally time to do some PID tuning.  After my last field test it was clear I needed to replace my motors with better quality ones and do some more PID tuning.  After making a few mods to the airframe for added support and installing the new Jdrones Purple 2830 /12, 850kv motors with 10x4.7 props it was time to start testing again.  In the first part of…


Compacted ESC's

Posted on June 14, 2011 at 4:30pm 15 Comments

All in one (4)ESC's and PDB,  $89

Get all that messy wiring out of the way.…


Great new stuff every Friday w/ SparksFun

Posted on June 11, 2011 at 6:30pm 7 Comments


 This week SparksFun has a new Imax6 charger for RC batteries.

They will also start stocking the shelves with LiPo batteries next week.  SWEET!







Every Friday SparksFun…


RC Rx Serial output display with Arduino for Tx setup ease.

Posted on June 11, 2011 at 5:00am 1 Comment

  This little sketch lets you use an Arduino to read the output signals from your RC Rx and displays them to the terminal window.…


Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 7:24pm on January 3, 2011,
Thomas J Coyle III

Hi Russell,

I live up the road in Melissa. I have crashed 4 EZ*s and have four more hanging in the garage. I also have a couple of Twinstar IIs and a Maja. Maybe we can get together some time?



At 5:22pm on April 19, 2011, Joel said…

Hey Russell

I just saw your Quad frame it looks really how you have layers on it probably a good idea....I am forming polystyrene around my AP and IMU V2 for extra safety. My Quad might take a little extra work on the code and electronics side since Im using the regular AP not the APM......4CH in 4CH out but since AP is really for the Quad system it's going to be a little work. I am adding a 3 axis magnetometer and a barometric pressure sensor via I2C. Hopefully my female-female servo connectors will come in the mail :)

At 7:18pm on June 8, 2011, Karen Russo said…
thanks for the warm welcome!
At 10:33am on June 10, 2011, Karen Russo said…
hey russell. i saw a lot of them in afghanistan. i would like to build one. is there anyone in nyc who could help? thanks!
At 2:56pm on May 1, 2013,
Michael Pursifull

Russell, , I wanted to let you know about this -   I hope you can make it!

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