Veikko Vierola
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Airframe Weight Management

Started Feb 6, 2016 0 Replies

Just made a hole to the top lid of my quad copter. Weight loss 60 grams. Now the TOW is 2070g with 8000mAh battery, hover PWM out is 72,5% so about 100g additional weight loss would set the PWM below…Continue

Tags: Output, Motor, Light, Carbon, PWM

3D-Printed Motor Pod

Started Feb 3, 2016 0 Replies

Here is a couple of motor pods that I 3D-printed. Mesh type (biomimicry/biostructure) pod is much lighter but still feels quite strong...thought I'd cover it with thin carbon fibre or some sort of…Continue

Tags: frame, strut, engine, biomimicry, biostructure

Pixhawk boot/connection problem after AC 3.2.2 FW install

Started this discussion. Last reply by Veikko Vierola Jan 31, 2016. 1 Reply

Hi,Just installed new AC 3.2.2 firmware with APM Planner 2.0. Perhaps something went wrong with the installation cause PH doesn't react normally: When I connect the USB no sounds from the piezo (just…Continue

Tags: Light, Sound, Flashing, Reset, Update

Pixhawk stays in the ESC calibration mode.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Veikko Vierola Sep 19, 2014. 2 Replies

Hi,I have Favourite Sky III 30AX4 4 in 1 ESC. I'm calibrating the ESC like this;1. I put radio on, I set full throttle2. I power up Pixhawk and wait for musical startup tone of Pixhawk and then…Continue

Tags: Pixhawk, throttle, problem, mode, calibration


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Aerial Winter Footage

Some footage from icy winter lakes and some night scenes by HardFestMove.
Jan 29
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This is a test video for this new channel which will include some very interesting videos in the future...
Jan 21

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UAV technology, GPS, automation, solar power, electric motors, datalink.

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Posted on June 20, 2012 at 2:20pm 40 Comments

I was thinking about an idea of a redundant UAV with 2 x APMs, 2 x RXs, Dual Servos/surfaces, 2 x ESCs and 2 x motors. The plane should be designed so that it could fly with only one motor if needed.

The idea of functionality:

  • If something in APM(A) network fails or works not well the plane would automatically switch to APM(B)…

Design post #1

Posted on November 19, 2011 at 3:00pm 5 Comments

I'm planning to put my old and new ideas and designs to this post for commenting. Here is one of them.  It flies quite well and the wing is very robust due to carbon fibre rod inside the wing. 


The main and tail wing position is movable so you can…


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At 7:25pm on November 19, 2011, Kenneth Duffek said…

Hi Veikko,

The camera used was a Canon 5D MarkII 21Mp 14 second exposure at iso 3200.



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