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Airspeed (synthetic) not being reported in Plane 3.8?

Started by Henry Wurzburg. Last reply by Hein du Plessis on Monday. 5 Replies

I just installed 3.8 on a pixhawk without AS sensor and was surprised to find that Airspeed (synthetic since I have no sensor) was not being reported over Mavlink to my OSD....I am pretty sure that…Continue

How to install Benewake TF SERIES on PixHawk(Take TF01 for example)

Started by Benewake. Last reply by John Slavinsky Jan 4. 12 Replies

How to install Benewake TF SERIES on PixHawk(Take TF01 for example)  Install TF SERIES module on your drone vertically to the ground so you can get the absolute altitude of your drone. Here is how to…Continue

Tags: lidar, pixhawk

Interesting Throttle Spikes in Auto Mode, Plane V3.7.1

Started by Jeremy Stromsoe Nov 21, 2017. 0 Replies

Background:  We've got a large scale powered glider  that has been flying pretty well, except for one thing that is baffling.  We've done Autotune, setup and checked each parameter carefully in the…Continue

How does Arduplane decide if it is in flight. (AUTO throttle puzzle)

Started by Geoff Oct 20, 2017. 0 Replies

Hi,From reading various threads about people being confused about getting no throttle in AUTO while on the ground I understand that ArduPlane will not give you any throttle in the Auto modes while it…Continue

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Developer
Comment by Craig Elder on September 2, 2015 at 10:23am

@Mark  you can find out about the beaglebone and the Pixhawk fire cape here.  It is now being sold and developed by Erle Robotics

http://copter.ardupilot.com/wiki/common-erle-brain-linux-autopilot/

Comment by Mark A. Sarno on September 2, 2015 at 9:38am

I am new to Beaglebone and Pixhawk firecape, i would like to purchase it and start learning about it, however i can not fine out how to install the system to the Beaglebone black, any information will be greatly appreciated, I feel bad asking, Thank you

Comment by Jasfer on May 22, 2015 at 2:34am
How i wish i can buy 1 from 3DR. I know that 3DR is a great company. But due to lack of Financial support I'm trying to find the cheap yet quality assured APM.
Comment by Dan Marsh on May 21, 2015 at 4:42am

That's a loaded question!  My opinion is, if it works, then it's not a bad deal.  I won't say it's a good deal because you will probably NEVER get any support.  If you want the real deal, then you need to spend a little extra and purchase it from the factory, 3DR,  Although I have had some frustrations with my Pixhawk, the folks at 3DR have worked with me on resolving the issues which have really been my lack of knowledge on the product.  

Buy it from 3DR because YOU WILL need support.

Dan

Comment by Jasfer on May 21, 2015 at 4:29am

Do you guys think this APM 2.6 clone is a good deal?

What are the other things i need to buy in order to operate this? compass?

http://www.goodluckbuy.com/apm2-6-ardupilot-mega-2-6-external-compa...

Comment by Ard Surspec on March 4, 2015 at 11:50pm

Hello everyone,

I'm a complete beginner with zero experience in building planes and in the process of learning (via youtube/and this forum). My first project is going to be a skywalker X5, all parts are ordered and in the house.

My first question is with regard to setting up a Turnigy X9 transmitter & what to set/not to set under the FUNC options. There are a couple of dozens different items there and I have no clue what most of them were.

What I'm looking for is some basic numbers/parameters  to be set to start with.
Hope that makes sense. TIA for your help.


Developer
Comment by Bill Bonney on January 10, 2015 at 10:14pm

You need to set the ARSPD_PIN parameter = 65 for it to work 


T3
Comment by healthyfatboy on January 10, 2015 at 7:40pm

Great to know! I guess I forgot there's also I2C on the APM2.


Developer
Comment by Andrew Tridgell on January 10, 2015 at 1:25pm

The I2C digital airspeed sensors do work with APM2.


T3
Comment by healthyfatboy on January 10, 2015 at 11:33am

If you don't currently have an airspeed sensor, you have to turn that off in the optional hardware menu. You're seeing junk data because it's reading whatever noise is on the analog pin and interpreting whatever it sees.

You can't calibrate something that's not there and dial it in. The board is just seeing a bunch of noise.

The APM2.6 can't use the digital airspeed sensor. Just get an analog one and follow the Wiki/Manual and it'll tell you how to get it connected and set up. Then go to the airspeed tuning section of the manual and get that going as well.

 
 
 

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