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Flying heli's planes for years, intersteted in UAV
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Just for a hobby really, always good to learn new things

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At 10:09am on February 8, 2012, Kevin said…

Hey Malcolm,

Nice Helicopters!!!

I have a 700e that I am setting up a similar system with!

Is the Mission Planner working with your current setup?

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Traditional Helicopter 2.6 Loiter Test

Posted on July 1, 2012 at 10:30am 5 Comments

As some of you know i have been trying to get my heli to Loiter since last year. Today i got the heli to Position Hold for around 3 mins, it would have gone longer but it was blowing a gale, and starting to rain, so i cut it short.

So after a few more tests with this heli, more tuning etc i'll be starting the on the much larger Gas Helicopter, 23cc. 

I tried to download the logs but didnt really get anything out of the APM that would have been…


ACM Loiter (GPS) Hold Traditional Helicopter

Posted on September 3, 2011 at 4:08pm 6 Comments



Firstly thanks to Jason for his New Alpha code. 2.0.40. Randy for all the help and Martin who keeps supplying tea

The new control laws that he has implemented work really well. The oscillations have virtually disappeared in stabilise, and Loiter held for over 8 mins with only very slow drift, had to bring the heli back to the start point…


Traditional Helicopter Stabilise & Loiter Test

Posted on August 25, 2011 at 1:46pm 5 Comments



The aim this evening was to prove the new flybarless head with the ACM, and whether it would make a good deal of difference to the flight characteristics. We flew a full 5 min flight which is pretty good as the Heli is quite heavy now with all the extras fitted to it. Also i use a separate flight and main Power battery. a 2700mah 2cell and a…


ArduCopter Traditional Heli Altitude Hold

Posted on August 21, 2011 at 11:52am 11 Comments



Been out testing today with my Razor600e.

Wind was Blowing around 8-10mph on the ground, you can hear it on the video.


Testing altitude hold.

I'm still having trouble with the tail control but i think i have the Altitude Hold is sorted out now.

Running Code Version 2.0.38

Had a few small problems with the…


Arducopter Traditional Heli Plus Quad

Posted on August 13, 2011 at 5:00pm 8 Comments

I met up with martin today ( to take some video of my Arducopter Traditional Heli and his Quad.

I have got rid of all the wobbles and oscillations, After a few days of talking to randy, he made some changes to the code in the trunk (svn?) you will have to excuse my ignorance. I uploaded it and could see that the changes he made had…


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