guys im struggling to get my apm 2.5 quad in the air,
ive so fair diagnosed that the esc's wont arm and theres no output to them through the apm, have tested with other esc's and cli but nothing, ripping my hair out its been 4 days of testing and still nothing,
my auto calibration wont initialize and ive manually set each esc, used 2 different recivers and still nothing.
thanks for the reply
its not that difficult on the 8 bit front, just fire up your soldering iron :-D
There are 3 Carmens on this site can you tell me which Carmen is the one to ask the questions to?
Well Wilfred... unfortunately it was sort of a joke. I doubt she can help you, (although per her job title she *should* be able to) but I was talking about email@example.com, the person managing support & QA for 3DR.
Post pictures of your wiring?
hey guys thanks for the help, im pleased to let you know i have a particular problem with my esc's i have to power them before my board to actually initialize them, i've adjusted all my PID's and have a successful quad,
i appreciate your help, my next problem is my mission planner, everything works perfect except after a few flights my flight mode no longer goes into AUTO, every time it goes into AUTO it changes to loiter immeadiatley, i've recalibrated the radio and changed to swtiches instead of the petentiometer but nothing!,
any help would be greatly appreciated
And i'm definatley not discouraged this is my third quad and my first open source so to speak, its been a great effort to actually go from parts to a quad that sits stable at 50m for FPV flying, very very pleased. I just need to get this mission planner flight mode problem sorted ! cheers guys
Good to hear that a *known* ArduCopter codebase issue was the root of your issue rather than the fact that you bought a board from ArduFlyer. This same issue is known to occur with Turnigy branded ESC's it is some sort of timing issue. http://diydrones.com/forum/topics/esc-arming-issue-turnigy-plush-40
What radio gear are you flying with? It could be that your signal is not that accurate and you are right on the edge of a specific pwm value. I have seen this specifically with the Turnigy 9x gear. There is a channel drift so to speak. Here is a 40 minute time lapse of Transmitter Drift on the 9X
yer its a 9x, its acurate on the radio calibration but jumping into loiter as soon as i it auto, although only just started doing this,
When you say it won't arm, do you mean the APM won't go through it's arming cycle (flashing LEDs, then a solid one when it's armed), or that once it's armed the motors don't turn? If it's the former, the problem is probably on your RC side. If it's the latter, it's your ESCs.
"Just can't get the damn thing to arm."
Make sure that your roll and or pitch are not reversed you may for example be trying yaw right and in reality you are yawing to the left or something along those lines.
thanks guys for the super fast reply
chris- the red light blinks and i cant get it to arm(stay solid) but i can get my esc to auto calibrate.
Drone - mission planner shows everything is pointing in the right direction but i have moved the stick in all corners.
I'm still kinda of a noob but when i hook up my kk2 board everything works.
And you're sure you're in Stabilize mode? (Not one of the auto modes. For safety's sake it won't arm in auto modes. This is one difference between a full UAV and a basic RC copter.)