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steve replied to DaveB's discussion new manual?
"Hey Dave first thing to do is disconnect your servo's from the linkage and remove your prop too. this will save any damage atto can do. second is your ESC arming? you may be putting the wrong value into the throttle sections in the setup…"
Feb 17, 2010
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"yup apparently they don't need to be mounted over the wing centre"
Aug 27, 2009
William B. Spransy commented on steve's photo
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"Did the thrmopile sensors work good, mounted where they are in the photo?"
Aug 27, 2009
steve commented on steve's blog post Mentor installation
"well I have decided to use the adrupilot on this plane. all I really want is a reliable RTH and straight line path autopilot. I will be testing it tonight. So I suppose this blog is closed becaue it is no going to be attopilot related anymore."
Aug 26, 2009
steve replied to Gary Mortimer's discussion Return to home and data logging coming soon...
"very cool. I like it... good idea"
Aug 25, 2009
steve commented on steve's blog post Easy star instalation
"well after a very sucessfull test last week the atto is doing very well. I have decided not to put it into my mentor (the ardu will go in there) I will begin design of a custom wing for my AP business. The atto performed very in recent tests and…"
Aug 24, 2009
steve commented on steve's blog post Mentor installation
"I prefer the single enging plane myself. the camera goes where the cable is hangning. Pan is 180 deg, tilt from straight foreward to pointing straight down. The motor is out front of the firewall to correct C of G for large batteries and camera. AUW…"
Aug 11, 2009
Gary Mortimer commented on steve's blog post Mentor installation
"I love the Twinstar, and have been thinking about a mentor so will follow this with interest!"
Aug 11, 2009
steve commented on steve's blog post Easy star instalation
"wow I have to stop typing this at 2:00 am... sorry for all the typo's"
Aug 11, 2009
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Mentor installation

Ok so I was thinking of moving my atto to a wing now that I have discovered how good it really is... then I remembered I puposely built the mentor for something like this! duh....Here is a pic, I will post the planes specs later today.See More
Aug 11, 2009
Gary Mortimer commented on steve's blog post Easy star instalation
"Go wing, maybe the mothership, its big!"
Aug 10, 2009
steve commented on steve's blog post Easy star instalation
"So last night I installed the camera on the side of the plane, slight downard angle and some low landing gear on it to protect the camera. AUW for the star is now 1130g. I certainally do not want to go any heavier than that!!! So now I will…"
Aug 10, 2009
steve commented on steve's blog post Easy star instalation
"Here is it's first programmed autopilot flight. I made the turn wide than they need to be and I have the east star going quite slow. All in all a success. Not to review the log and see if there is some tweeking to do for next time. Then I will…"
Aug 9, 2009
Gary Mortimer commented on steve's blog post Easy star instalation
"Well done Steve I look forward to your time!! You seem to have that circle hold working well."
Aug 8, 2009
steve commented on steve's blog post Easy star instalation
"here is my planned route for the diy drones contest"
Aug 8, 2009
steve commented on steve's blog post Easy star instalation
"kml aug 06.kmlhere is the kml file"
Aug 8, 2009

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Mentor installation


Ok so I was thinking of moving my atto to a wing now that I have discovered how good it really is... then I remembered I puposely built the mentor for something like this! duh....

Here is a pic, I will post the planes specs later today.

Posted on August 11, 2009 at 14:14 — 3 Comments

Easy star instalation

Hi all, I received the atto at 6:00 pm friday, I began installing it at 9:00 pm and had it 90% ready to go by 3:00 am that morning....



My first flights were good but twice I had to take control to stop a nose dive. I belive with some adjustments to my airpseed zeroing and also my elevator P in the set file I will be able to relax a bit more on my next flight.



Installation is a breeze but the easy star is really too small for this system. I would recommend a plane with more… Continue

Posted on August 4, 2009 at 5:28 — 14 Comments

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