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APM 2.5 + F450, quad wobbles when gaining altitude (increasnig thrust)

Started by Luca. Last reply by Luca 1 hour ago. 8 Replies

     Hi all,  I'd like some insight as to why my quad wobbles when increasing altitude/throttle. I have lowered the PIDs in stabilize mode (now as low as 3.2 for Roll and Pitch) which helped but I 'm…Continue

A worrying failed test ...

Started by Simon Gibson-Poole. Last reply by Hugues yesterday. 3 Replies

Hi All,Running a little survey last thursday looking for some Giant Hogweed and seemingly all went well with the flights (running a Vulcan Octocopter using Pixhawk with arducopter 3.2.1).  However on…Continue

Newbie question

Started by Kevin McLendon. Last reply by ian Molesworth yesterday. 10 Replies

How do you Calculate what battery to use on a HJ 450 with APM 2.6, OSD, GPS, DJI motors, LEDS, FPV, Gopro has it's own battery but I do have an FPV CMOS camera as well. I was thinking 4S but the guy…Continue

Pixhawk internal compass interference: is it an issue or not?

Started by DG. Last reply by climr on Monday. 6 Replies

I'm currently building an Alien 680 Frame and looking around for ideas on mounting the ESC's, FC etc., I noticed several using xHawks and they mount it inside the frame with the power wires…Continue

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Comment by Andre Kotze on April 7, 2012 at 6:34am

Which PID value would I adjust to make my quad's rudder input more sensitive?

Comment by Jason on April 3, 2012 at 3:28pm

Ian, I have/had some trouble like this on my Jdrones Hexa... under the "Motors" command, my motors started firing out of order, instead of starting with motor 1 like it should on the hexa in + config... it started with #4 and continued around the loop. I couldn't get help on it yet, but logically, I figured if I move all my ESC jumpers 1 slot ccw, it should line my motors up properly...  it didn't, they moved one more slot further away on cw.... I am going to try and go the other direction now and see what happens tonight.

Comment by Mark Slater on April 3, 2012 at 10:57am

@Ian,  I had some trouble with Oct configuration. The correct connections are here

Comment by Adam Rivera on April 3, 2012 at 6:59am

Ian: See this link: It is already in the wiki. I am assuming you have an APM2.

Comment by Ian forbes on April 2, 2012 at 10:48pm

Need some x 8 help... Do I use Ardu coptor V2.5.3 octa X firmware?  I have all my motors setup as per wiki X8 counter rotating diagram, but when I run the motors test, it does not conform to the video in the motors test. 

 Motors are absolutely wired correctly, I disconnected and listened for esc beeps to test, and they are correct, what am I doing wrong?  Instead of 1-6 4-7 3-8 2-5 like the video, mine is firing 1-3-8-4-2-6-7-5, I can't find any info on proper firmware setup for this config, any help would be appreciated...

Comment by Bradley J Carr on April 2, 2012 at 6:04am

Here is my  configuration with all my current pids.  This is the 3DR quad with 880 motors.  Feel free to let me know if I need to change anything.


Comment by Bradley J Carr on March 30, 2012 at 4:38pm
Yes. I am. But i need to post the
Pid settings. I am not sure i had those correct.

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Comment by Chris Anderson on March 30, 2012 at 4:12pm

Bradley: Are you using the 2.5.3 code? The Alt Hold issue was with 2.5 but should have been resolved with 2.5.3

Comment by Bradley J Carr on March 30, 2012 at 4:09pm

Well I have had the second voyage with my 3DR quad with the 880 motors,  everything worked great.  I still need to try the failsafe but that will come when I get some of the other things tweaked right. 

1.Alt_hold-  it would be about 20 feet in the air and would drop to the ground before it would recover.  Didnt' hit the ground very hard. 

2. Loiter- Same thing as the Alt Hold except the range of it holding at the GPS location it was moving around alot about 20 feet each way. 

It flew like a champ though.  Thank you to everybody that has helped.

Comment by Andreas M. Antonopoulos on March 29, 2012 at 7:28pm

First flight today! My home made quad with APM1

Altitude of almost TWO INCHES. I was able to remain in flight for almost FIVE seconds. It was amazing :-)

I need to fix a few things, mount the propellers better and tie down all lose ends.

Soon... flight #2 and pictures or video


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