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Why NAZA work without PIDS tuning and APM not?

Started by Thomas. Last reply by Chris Anderson 46 minutes ago. 24 Replies

Hi, All my friends that flying NAZA asking me why i did not buy DJI NAZA as it work from the box.... I build my F450  based on APM 2.6 and still tuning it... Well it still fly like a boat on the…Continue

STB_PIT_P and STB_RLL_P

Started by Bob Kirkpatrick. Last reply by Randy 54 minutes ago. 4 Replies

My Iris has STB_PIT_P value of over 7 and STB_RLL_P of over 10 and Droneshare flagged them as bad entries. The APMCopter manual says values of 3.0 to 6.0 are the acceptable range. I wondered if…Continue

APM 2.5 dead but alive (led)

Started by Stefano Santucci. Last reply by Allen Merrell 3 hours ago. 17 Replies

Hi all, today after plugging battery I have got only alive led solid, and also board is not reachable from USB as show in the video, no reset, nothink  …Continue

Tags: alive, dead, 2.5, apm

LED lighting for Quad via Arduino

Started by Scott Hallahan. Last reply by Scott Hallahan 5 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hello all, Thought I would share my concept of LED lighting for my recently built Quad. I decided to wire up an LED strip with an Arduino mega. With the Mega board I am able to control the flashing…Continue

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Comment by Artem 24 minutes ago

Hi, I am trying to pair 2 air modules of an old 3dr radios, does anyone know how to accomplish this?  


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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III yesterday

@Longshot7601,

The PM Eagle files are on this webpage:PM

Regards,

TCIII Admin 

Comment by Longshot7601 yesterday

Does anybody have a link to the Power Module schematic?  Mine isn't working and I want to know why.

Thanks in advance.

Comment by António Cabral on April 10, 2014 at 4:27pm

@dr0n3droid My problems started here: http://tinyurl.com/pj3yp3g
Now I think that I should have kept those clones and just transplant the voltage regulator from the old (original) PM to the new clone. Now I have none. I've sent the clones back and have refunded.
You just can't know if it's genuine or fake until it's in our hands, cuz those stores for sure don't say it's not the real thing. And the shipping costs for tiny things, gosh!
I think I'll stay here for today!
Thanks again dr0n3droid!

Comment by dr0n3droid on April 10, 2014 at 4:10pm
@António
I keep that CC BEC around for situations like this. There is no I&V monitor, but but I can still fly.
Comment by dr0n3droid on April 10, 2014 at 4:05pm
@António I feel your pain.
I busted another PM yesterday in a rover crash. That's two now. If I break 3 more it might be worthwhile to fix them. I found the part I need.

http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/PTH08080WAH/296-20432-ND/7...

$6.77 seems reasonable, but $48 for shipping? Something is wrong with the system.
Comment by António Cabral on April 10, 2014 at 3:41pm

@dr0n3droid Thanks again.
I'm starting to consider this option, attopilot+voltage regulator, for I'm frustrated in trying to buy a PM in europe, instead of trying to go for the higher voltage LiPos. It's the third attempt in buying one PM, and 2 were clones without the voltage regulator, and another went missing in the mail. Most of the best stores in here have it out of stock. I dunno why.

I'm feeling I'm being forced to buy it directly from 3DR, or try this new/old approach. In the while it's been week that my hexa is grounded. :-(

Cheers

Comment by dr0n3droid on April 10, 2014 at 3:32pm
This is what I used before 3DR started making the PM.

http://m.ebay.com/itm/121306216091

Check your LHS.

Mike
Comment by António Cabral on April 10, 2014 at 3:13pm

@dr0n3droid Thank you for the speedy response.
Would you be kind to show me/us a link to one of those kind of regulators? Just as as an example. Perhaps it might be simpler to get one than I though.

Thank you again in advance.

Comment by dr0n3droid on April 10, 2014 at 2:54pm
@António

Attopilot is for measurement only. What's missing is a voltage regulator to give you +5v for APM.
 
 
 

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