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Calling All Custom Multi-Copter Pilots!

Started by Forrest Frantz. Last reply by Anthony James O'Connor 8 hours ago. 67 Replies

I plan to do what is called a "pull" to made changes to the custom code regarding custom shaped copters.  This change in code would only impacts irregular shaped quads, hexas, and octas when the…Continue

Mission Planner 1.3.30 with Arducopter 3.2.1 Issue No flight mode display

Started by Serge B. Last reply by aku on Thursday. 5 Replies

Hello,I'm a new user with arducopter.I updated the mission planner and arducopter. Now I have no choice in pull down menu from flight mode. I can see the mode switch but nothing is display. In the…Continue

apm 2.8 features and equipment

Started by yaughn. Last reply by Ari Jelkanen on Tuesday. 15 Replies

I have a ardupilot 2.8 and want to install several features for this quad.My intent is to build my own topographical surveying drone.The copter has, or Im attempting to install:3dr telemetry set with…Continue

FlyMaple Accel calibration problem

Started by QuangNguyen. Last reply by Jared Muirhead Jun 29. 11 Replies

Hello guys,I am trying to calibrate the accelerometer in the FlyMaple using an ArduPilot v3.3 modified, unfortunately, it seems that I cannot do it. I tried to get the samples from the board and this…Continue

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Comment by Richard Boyhan on December 19, 2012 at 8:34am
Hi Bradley,
The Hex is more stable and it can lift more weight. But the Hex is more work and expense. If you crash the Hex you have youay have more parts to replace. With Hex you have a bit more tuning since you have the extra motors and ESC. I own both a Quad and Hex. Both are a joy to work on and fly. If money is not a problem, go with the Hex. If you want to save money and learn, start with the Quad.
Hope this helps.
Merry Christmas,
Richard
Comment by Bradley J Carr on December 19, 2012 at 8:13am

I have a 3dr quad and was thinking of buying upgrades to get it to the hexa.  Are the hexa's more stable and little better to fly?  I was looking for some pros and cons.

Comment by Matt R on December 18, 2012 at 10:23am

Ditto on the same setup, 3DR Hexa-B, 11X4.7. I encountered the same clearance issue between two of the props. What worked for me was to loosen the two arms slightly, shift them apart, and re-tighten.

Comment by droner on December 18, 2012 at 9:55am

This is the same set up as I have and the 11x4.7 fit fine on mine. You may want to reach out to 3dr or udrones and ask them what is up. It would be nice if they provided some type of guide for the set up even when they are RTF but i guess thank goodness for the community. 

Comment by Andrew McKinstry on December 18, 2012 at 9:40am

p props in correct location now.. clearance still an issue

Comment by Andrew McKinstry on December 17, 2012 at 7:33pm
Hmm. 3DR sold me the unit with motors installed and also ordered the large prop from them@ same time..

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Comment by Jani Hirvinen on December 17, 2012 at 7:00pm

Andrew. Looks like you have a big problem. I am not sure if 3DR frames are designed for big motors and big propellers but way how they are in your hexa is bad and you cannot use it like that. all jDrones frames are fully tested with 12" propellers. I would suggest to use only 10" props on that your current hexa.

Comment by Andrew McKinstry on December 17, 2012 at 10:10am

Hello.. Shiny new hexa with all the toys about to leave bench (I hope).. however prop clearance issue! Or am I missing something.. 880 motors 11x4.7 props

thanks

Comment by avionics on December 9, 2012 at 9:45am

2012-12-09%2020-01-10.tlog

 

Hi Guys

I was in the middle of tuning for my Loiter and suddenly the quad started coming down out of control and crashed. Luckily no damage but it went out of control. this is the log i appreciate if any one can help and see what went wrong. thanks

 

2012-12-09%2020-01-10.tlog

 

Comment by avionics on December 7, 2012 at 8:16am

OK I got the Loiter going almost good. I had problem with my CH_6 knob on TX. fed the info directly from the ground station. all good for now. Thanks.

 

 
 
 

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