Category Archives: How too

How to build a drone

How to build a drone

Published on May 26, 2014

See how to use the NAZA Assistant Software to set up your flight controller: http://youtu.be/rz6WYikAurw?list=UUe9…
See where to download and how to install the Naza Assistant Software:
http://youtu.be/UDeUpMtB_hg?list=UUe9…

Test and Tag Ads on Cycle Market St, near Pitt St Mall Lights

Ads on Cycle

Today I parked a bicycle  at a bike rack on Market Street Sydney, just east of Pitt St lights this morning at 6:00 am. (5 Oct 15)
This spot is subject to heavy pedestrian traffic, and probably over a thousand pairs eyes in cars stopped at lights.

Great Spot

This spot is just outside Westfield Sydney and opposite David Jones, and just up the road from Myer’s. Around the corner from Zara and H&M

Market St Bike Rack
Bike on rack in Market St Sydney

This is an exciting development on the promotion of Test and Tag Sydney

Cycle add on Market St looking west
Cycle add on Market St looking west, just short of the lights

 

Quadcopter Drone Flying Lessons

Quadcopter Drone Flying Lessons

 

 

Welcome to How to Fly a Quadcopter

This guide will show you everything you need to know to fly a quadcopter. These tutorials will also apply to flying any other multirotor. After reading this page, be sure to check out the flying lessons.

The Controls

Below is an example of all the controls for flying a quadcopter and how each control works.

  • Roll tilts the quadcopter left and right by speeding up the rotors on one side and slowing them down on the other.
  • Pitch tilts the quadcopter forward and backward the same way that roll does.
  • Yaw rotates the quadcopter by speeding up all of the rotors spinning in on direction and slowing down all of the rotors spinning in the opposite direction.
  • Throttle controls the up and down axis by varying the overall speed of the rotors.

These controls also have other names, for example: roll = aileron, pitch = elevator and yaw = rudder.

 

Stabilization

There are usually 3 main stabilization modes for a quadcopter.

  1. Rate, also know as manual, hard or Acro.
  2. Attitude (not to be confused with Altitude), also know as self-level or Auto-level.
  3. GPS-hold, also known as Loiter.

In the video tutorials I’ll be teaching you to fly in manual mode, it’s the hardest to learn but the most fun.

 

Before You Fly

When learning to fly a quadcopter, these are the things you should do if you want to have the best experience while still flying safe.

  • Go to a park or big grass field.
  • Fly in the morning to reduce the chances of flying in wind
  • Don’t fly with distractions
  • Stay away from people and animals
  • Take it slow, don’t go too far past your limits.

 

Video And Written Tutorials

These are the actual “How to Fly a Quadcopter” videos I was talking about.

  1. Basic Hovering
  2. Bank Turns

Welcome to How to Fly a Quadcopter

This guide will show you everything you need to know to fly a quadcopter. These tutorials will also apply to flying any other multirotor. After reading this page, be sure to check out the flying lessons.

The Controls

Below is an example of all the controls for flying a quadcopter and how each control works.

  • Roll tilts the quadcopter left and right by speeding up the rotors on one side and slowing them down on the other.
  • Pitch tilts the quadcopter forward and backward the same way that roll does.
  • Yaw rotates the quadcopter by speeding up all of the rotors spinning in on direction and slowing down all of the rotors spinning in the opposite direction.
  • Throttle controls the up and down axis by varying the overall speed of the rotors.

These controls also have other names, for example: roll = aileron, pitch = elevator and yaw = rudder.

 

Stabilization

There are usually 3 main stabilization modes for a quadcopter.

  1. Rate, also know as manual, hard or Acro.
  2. Attitude (not to be confused with Altitude), also know as self-level or Auto-level.
  3. GPS-hold, also known as Loiter.

In the video tutorials I’ll be teaching you to fly in manual mode, it’s the hardest to learn but the most fun.

 

Before You Fly

When learning to fly a quadcopter, these are the things you should do if you want to have the best experience while still flying safe.

  • Go to a park or big grass field.
  • Fly in the morning to reduce the chances of flying in wind
  • Don’t fly with distractions
  • Stay away from people and animals
  • Take it slow, don’t go too far past your limits.

 

Video And Written Tutorials

These are the actual “How to Fly a Quadcopter” videos I was talking about.

  1. Basic Hovering
  2. Bank Turns

Daylight saving starts Ovens

Daylight saving starts 4 October 15

Time to reset the clock

 

How to fix a chipped windscreen

How to fix chipped windscreen

DIY Windshield Repair. This is a how to fix your chipped windshield. If you do not do this as soon as possible the chip can turn into a crack overnight! It is easy and costs $10… A repair place will charge about $50 to fix the chip and a windshield can cost you over $500 to replace. This short diy video will save you time, money, and frustration! Plus you learn something cool!

Here is where I got the window repair kit: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000…
Here is another chip repair video using a different repair kit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK1kp…
How to Super Clean a Windshield: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJkfr…

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How to replace AC motor brushes

In this video we explore the internal of a circular saw by show you How to replace the existing utility electric extension cord by shortening its length to make a repair connect. How to dis-assemble a circular saw and solider wires for strong and tight connect.

How to replace AC motor brushes

Angle Grinder Servicing

Angle grinder servicing

It seems pretty simple – but if you’re a stone carver, and you’re not cleaning your angle grinder on a regular basis – you will find that it will pile up in a smokin’ heap. Here’s a quick way to keep your angle grinders runnin’ a little longer. Stone dust will eat the bearings out of them eventually, but this will keep them growling a little longe

 

The Tale Of The Stuck Excavator.

The Tale Of The Stuck Excavator.

 

A 12 tons Hitachi ZX 110 excavator, is getting salvage by a, Liebherr LTM 1300 300 T/m mobile crane, from a bog.

How to test and tag a laptop

How to test and tag a laptop

It’s important to remember that when you’re testing and tagging a laptop, you’re basically doing it in two parts. It includes testing both the IEC lead and laptop charger, with each one receiving a separate test tag. The laptop itself doesn’t need to be electrically tested as it is considered a low voltage item, but will still require a visual inspection

For more information go to test n tag Sydney

When you test and tag a laptop, remember to tag each item separately!

Testing and tagging power of boards

Video testing and tagging power of boards by ATTS

Comprehensive instructions testing and tagging power of boards.

All electrical appliances and leads should be visually inspected before use. Look for and remove all tapes. You are looking for nicks and cuts in insulation.

Be sure protective guards and shields are in place and working.

Particular instructions testing and tagging power of boards, carefully inspect the plug and where the cord enters the power board, look out for burn marks and scorched areas on power board casing. Make sure the top and bottom are firmly fixed.

Regularly have these items tested and tagged by a qualified “competent” person.