Need licence to fly any drone with camera mounted, Sweden

I have just got to my knowledge that from Friday (21-10-16) there will be illegal to fly any rc model equipped with a camera in Swedish aerospace. Lets just jump to what have happened and break it down, The question have been ongoing for quite some time now and have been bouncing around different departments ranging from Lantm√§teriet, Datainspektionen, Transportstyrelsen just to name a few. To quote the court However, when it comes to the camera on the drone, the photograph from the air but managed from the ground. The Court held that it can not be controlled locally. The […]

Naze32 rev6 wont arm

Yesterday i flashed my Naze32 rev6 to cleanflight v1.13.0 and after setting everything up accordingly and went out to my closest flying space (20min away) to have a relaxing moment in the sun just to find out that it wont arm, first that came to mind was that i most likely have missed a small setting with min/max values of my throttle and ofc i did not bring my laptop. At home i started to check every setting and didn’t see anything out the norm, re-flashed the FC and did it all again just to find out the same result […]

New flight regulations Sweden

Just by last week a new proposal from Transportstyrelsen aka “Transport agency” will allow flying you rc models in todays no fly zones http://daim.lfv.se/echarts/dronechart/ , and the proposal will feature a NO fly zone only of 5km around the airport and if your still in a flight controlled zone more then 5km from the airport your available to fly maximum of 50m height, 500m radius and maximum of 90km/h and addition to that this is also allowed to fly up to 7kg with the same regulations IF you have the permit to do so. This is to make it a […]

Remove ratchet from throttle Frsky Taranis plus

Todays in this guide i will show you have to remove the ratchet from the throttle stick on Frsky Taranis X9D Plus, when you receive the radio it comes with the ratchet and if your are flying multi-rotor its not optimal to have set levels for your throttle. This guide i was going to be how to update the stock antenna as well but my solder pen its not so precise so i have to wait until i get a better one. Enough with that lets start with it, for this you will need only 2 tools screwdriver PH1 and […]

Hacking Turnigy / FlySky i6

Today i will hack my Turnigy i6 and the Rx iA-6, as stock its a great Tx remote to start of with but i want to use more channels and i found out that it supports it with a small firmware update. and also the antennas can be changed out to external antennas to increase the range in my opinion its not necessary but i will do it anyway just because i can. As an added bonus i will also modify the Rx iA6 so instead of the Rx voltage level read from the FC it reads it from one […]

New EU regulations to 2.4gHz EN 300 328

By the late summer of 2016 there will be new regulations the 2.4gHz band and it will effect Transmitters on that spectrum make sure you have looked up if your radio complies with the new regulations usually it says on the manufactures web page if they are compliant with the new regulations and have a certificate to prove it. For example Frsky have made a press release for there radios and how to update, all information can be found here: http://www.frsky-rc.com/media/mediaItem.php?m_id=17 To find more info or read the whole EN 300 328 i will provide with links below. I quote […]

Calculate true C rate

All credit goes to Soko Heli Tools Limited Team, NZ Big thanks to you guys for making this available. Direct link to there page with the calculator http://www.soko-heli-tools.com/en/lipo-battery-calculator/lipo-battery-calculator.html This is a amazing tool to calculate the true C rate of Lipo batteries and it should be done every so often to check the quality of the Lipo, i usually do it when i check each cell every ish 10th charge. capacity [mAh]: cell iR [mΩ]: cell count: continuous C rating: FOM: continuous current [A]: voltage drop per cell [V]:   total voltage drop [V]: v04

Complete Guide to Lithium Polymer Batteries by Jim McPherson

On rcgroups.com mr Jim McPherson have done a excellent post about it called Complete Guide to Lithium Polymer Batteries and LiPo Failure Reports and it covers a lot from the basics of what a LiPo is to how to charge it right. all credits goes to Jim McPherson After seeing the many many posts on LiPoly’s and answering similar questions time after time I’ve decided to put up a guide for using LiPoly batteries. Lithium batteries are the preferred power sources for most electric modelers today. They offer high discharge rates and a high energy storage/weight ratio. However, using them […]

Technical detail’s drone

Post is still under construction last updated 4/5 Index table Wire Connectors Battery Radio Video Wire’s Wire size for my UAV 4s 18 AWG = Power system, Battery – Power Distribution 20 AWG = Power system, Power Distribution – Speed Controller 22 AWG = Power system, Speed controller – Motors Wire size general guide 13 = 100+ amp 14 = 50 to 75 amp 16 = 25 to 74 amp 18 = up to 25 amp 20 = up to 20 amp 22 = up to 10 amp Wire chart Ref: http://blog.oscarliang.net/wire-awg-chart-quadcopter-rc/ Connectors Here comes one of the harder part […]

Rules and regulations UAV

NOTE: this post is a work in progress! In this Post i will try and cover the Rules and regulations when it comes to flying UAV’s in Swedish airspace. Might update this to the countries im going to visit with my UAV. Permits and laws in Sweden With a UAV it comes with some responsibility for the pilot and it is completely understandable for me, Will post everything that i come across as relevant info to know for flying in Swedish airspace, please note i can be wrong and i don’t take any responsibility for your actions when flying this […]