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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jun 25, 2020 @ 12:18 PM | 11,814 Views
The remote USB port deiced to let go on my Mavic 2 remote.
In this video I walk though repairing the RC by stripping it and soldering the port back on

DJI Mavic 2 Remote USB Repair - How To (17 min 14 sec)

Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jun 14, 2020 @ 11:00 AM | 9,147 Views
Gatewick Couple Receives £200,000 Payout.

First of all I want to say how pleased I am this couple both fought this and also received a substantial payout for the frankly talking itís not enough based discussing way they were treated. They were arrested, their home ransacked then interrogated for 36 hours based on the simple fact they lived close to Gatwick and once owned a drone. I am astonished this could happen in the U.K. but it did.

Further to this the incident has now cost the British public £200,000 yet no heads a rolled, we still have no proof there was an actual drone at all or the truth of what happened here. Personally this imo deserves a public enquiry more than many things I have seen in recent years.

The wider issue here is the fall out from this for the drone community in the U.K. Itís left my self and many others wondering if this could be us next. If an incident was to happen close to me would I be a suspect simply based on the fact I own a drone?

As a PFCO and being legitimately registered I have provided the CAA and government a quick and easy target should they need to ďget resultsĒ quickly.

I live close to some high profile oil and gas installation and itís not much of a stretch for me to see something similar take place as we have seen as Gatwick. Regardless of if a drone was actually there or not.

I am already aware of one done user who had the police arrive at his...Continue Reading
Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jun 04, 2020 @ 05:28 PM | 10,757 Views
Ardupilot Copter Build Series

I have started a new Ardupilot copter build series where I will be walking though the steps to setup a Copter based hex from start to finish.

In this series I will also be deep diving into some of the more complex hardware setup with multiple GPS, Mag sensors as well as other external sensors.

The series consists of

Video 1 - Basic Hardware - Frame,Motors & Power System

Video 2 - GPS - Serial and CAN as well as multiple GPS blending options

Video 3 - Compass - Mag setup and overview of the new Compass configuration in Ardupilot

Video 4 - RC Types and Setup - Looking at Herelink, Sbus and other RC options.

More Videos to follow.

Video 1 Basic Hardware

Ardupilot Drone Build How-To Series Part 1- Basic Hardware (30 min 40 sec)

Video 2 GPS Setup

Ardupilot Drone Build How-To Series Part 2- GPS Setup (17 min 57 sec)
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