Anyone have an easy way to reinforce GPS on apm 2.0? I ask because when I was flying my quad at the local golf course (nice soft grasss to crash on:), I did a hard bank and the velco star gave and my battery popped loose ( new strapping coming now)..
I was maybe 15 feet off the ground, and she came down perfectly upside down, landing square on the protective dome. NOTHING BROKE! not even the props, though fantastic and even flew one more time after rigging a battery strap. I got home to my bench I notice the gps was popped up but still solid on connectors, I guess the simple gforce was too much for the sudden down force of the crash I pushed it down and connected via usb to see if it worked still. It did not. SEE PHOTOS--> this is in the middle of my removal to inspect for other damage. the apm is mounted on thick double sided monutng rubber, and attached with rubber washers to the plate. The straight force was too much for the GPS mounting to take, I may need to buy a new gps for this version, but for my second APM i would want to reinforce the gps... Any thoughts how one could accomplish this...
Andke, no one should be censoring any useful information like that on this forum. Which discussion was it? I'll check if any moderator did it. It possible that the person who started the discussion or blog did it. I believe they the ability to delete comments.
If your problem is reproducible please open an issue in the issue tracker so that the dev team can work on fixing it.
Be sure to set the right release number ins the "milestone" field.
- I started a thread saying something like "Dangerous APM2 bug, be careful, APM2 is not to be trusted yet, sweet hardware, but needs fix before flying" (the described the problem) - so that everybody like me , reading RSS will see this important subject.
- The bug was 100% reproducible, and is confirmed in this thread: http://diydrones.com/forum/topics/my-compass-is-reversed-how-can-th...
-I also did open an issue - still at "medium" priority. http://code.google.com/p/arducopter/issues/detail?id=413&q=reve... (I am unable to change "milestone")
- I am shocked too about the removal of that very important topic, with a dramatic subject - made so people will discover it before suffering loss.
I also mailed sales - suggesting they warn all users big time.
It sucks to know that I lost all the equipment (+ HoTT reciever , battery monitoring , BT, lightning system) just because such critical information was not communicated properly to the owners of APM2...
I still hope somebody will correct the situation.
I just found this thread and am now worried. How do I know if my board has this defect? I have over 20 good flights so maybe I have one of the good boards. Do you have a suggested solution?
Maybe you don’t have an accurate compass calibration?