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Posted by mike_kelly | Nov 17, 2017 @ 05:00 PM | 19,712 Views
Reviews:
Mini Pixhawks compared
Daya H4 680 Alien folding quadcopter
A cheap adroid tablet for APM/Pixhawk and Droidplanner 3 - Tower
Pixraptor Pixhawk clone with sensor suspension, a better pixhawk?
Pixhawk LITE, a replacement for the now obsolete APM boards?
Marek Rokowski Simple FPV Goggle Kit
Marek's 4.3" Goggle kit
Sony QX10

Discoveries:
The 3DR Solo is raised from the Dead by the Open Solo Project
Mounting a Gimbal
New Status display for Pixhawk replaces beeps and flashing lights.
InfraRed NIR Cameras and NDVI imaging for agriculture and research
Tarot weights and measures
The Ardupliot Project Developers: The people that make it possible
Linux based Flight Controllers
Evolution of an RC Enthusiast - in search of reliability - ZMR 250 Coaxial
Mini quad motor comparision RCX H1806 RCX1804 RCTimer 1806 DYS BE1806
Ultimate LRS - APM with long range control and telemetry
Tarot 680Pro Extended arms with ESC mounted in the ends
Broken Tarot Landing Legs
Tarot Quick Detach Propeller adapters TL68B35 TL68B36
Tarot TL68B33 Anti-vibration motor mounts
Troubleshooting APM flipping on new build
My Perfect Tarot Travel Case for 650 Sport 680 680PRO 690
Canon FPV Video AV cable for S100 G10 ELPH Powershot
Boscam TS321 RC302 Channel dip switch settings mystery
What's wrong with cheap props?

Projects:
FrankenSolo: Converting a 3DR Solo to UAVCAN
A new Tarot 680Pro hybrid with Daya H4 680 metal arm clamps
Blackout mini H as a training tool
My Take on a Ground Station
ZMR 250 X8 Octocopter! Coaxial Quads
Posted by mike_kelly | Nov 13, 2017 @ 01:44 PM | 20,364 Views
This build was done to demonstrate the use of CANbus with Arducopter. DJI has used CANBus to connect flight components for a long time but it is new to Arducopter. CANbus is a network for add-ons like GPS, Compass, Power Modules, ESCs and Gimbal controllers. Instead of the rats nest of cables typical of an Arducopter build, there is one cable type, one connector and all the cables are the same. CANbus can also have fully redundant cabling if desired. No hassles splicing and studying pin-outs or searching online for the right cable. The build uses OlliW UC4H Uavcan for Hobbyists and Zubax parts.

This is a completed build. In the pictures you see that there are only three (count 'em) cables going to the flight controller: Power, Canbus and RC receiver. That is it!! It shows the simplicity and increased reliability that CANbus can bring to a build.





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