I have finished building up my x quad up to an x8 coax configuration. I found the diagram for wiring the motors as per the Wiki for APM 2, and have double checked the actual motor wiring by listening for the esc beep as I disconnected the motors 1 by 1. She is mechanically ready to fly!
BUT! I am running into issue with firmware. I thought the x8 coax firmware was available via the Planner, but I am finding the oct firware in planner is not the correct firmware for X8 coax. Am I correct in this assumption, because the motors test looks nothing like the video of the x8 on the wikli.
Question 1-- Do I have to load x8 coax setup via arduino?
Question 2-- is this cofiguration going to be available via APM in the near future?
Question 3-- Assuming the x8 config is not in Planner...Can someone point me to a how to on loading x8 coax firmware via arduino?
I was just going to say that... you beat me to it!
New issue... My usb is very loose. and in order to connect I must power via battery, I am guessing the 5v in from usb pin is damaged or loose, but it is registering in devices fine and uploads via planner firmware no problem. I keep getting serial port COM13 not found. Yes that is right port number and it is set under tools for this port.
Can I upload via xbee?
Hm... I guess not. Maybe a good feature to add :-)
I checked CLI myself prior, (I do understand basic dos comands so CLI makes sense to me heh) frankly there is no good how to setup your x8, I have searched over and over...
I had to find out you had to load through arduino from another member this afternoon, so at least I learn fairly fast...,
I seriously thought "hey cool, there was a diagram for X8 in the wiki, surley it must be in the firmware. I searched through the wiki, found lots of great info except the actual setup in firmware! If you get me through this I will write it up as a contributing newb so you won't have to answer any more questions! Hah...
Just read your last comment, this is exactly the kind of guidence I need!
SUCCESS! Had to start all over with original arducoptor file, made changes and it uploaded finally!.. Thanks ADAM! +1!
Hi there Ian.
I am pretty much in your shoe right now. Built up an X8 then figured out there is not easy way to set it up.
Now, I am readying this thread to figure out how to set it up . How is it flying?
Any chance you can type up a little pointers on how to get the x8 config?
Well, I tried to change the APM Config file to Octo Quad like the examples posted. But when I compile, it gives bunch of errors. I know I selecting the right board too. Is there anything else I am missing?
Hey sorry for delay in response. I had "el Superbeasto X8" flying pretty well, but last flight a week I was banking hard right in a radial curve, and it "slid" sideways as I was pulling level, and went straight into the dround, breaking 2 arms and 5 of the props. Still don't know why...
I was having some odd issues with initial loading via Arduino, compile errors etc, and also had an odd esc issue with motors 7 and 8 beeping like they were uncalibrated.... Last AC version worked great though.. If I can help with basic setup, PM me. If I have a few moments I will be glad to help...
Try loadding without compiling, It will compile as it loads. Also make sure you have newest v of Ardu Coptor... Also did you change the line to acknowledge the APM2 board? Post screen shots of errors will help..
I got it loaded a few weeks back. Had a few hovers on it so far with the new firmware. I feel like its a little sensitive on my stick. Tried adding some expo, still feels a little sensitive. Think its because of having all the thrust on the quad. Need tame it down a bit.