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Arducopter kept yaw-ing and crashed

Started by Kristiyan Kostadinov. Last reply by DG 8 hours ago. 3 Replies

hey guys, anyone here that could help me understand why the copter kept yaw-ing and yaw-ing for 5minsuntil the wind pushed it and started spiraling and ended in a power line pole ?(lost all…Continue

Capstone Search and Rescue Project. Help Needed to Finish!

Started by Talha A.. Last reply by Talha A. yesterday. 47 Replies

I had initially raised this question in Arducopter 2.x group yesterday but since no one replied and I really need help, I am posting this question in the Arducopter User Group.Here is the situation:I…Continue

Tags: EKF, APM, Compass, GPS

Question about 3 Important Parameters

Started by Ehsan Zibaei. Last reply by Ehsan Zibaei yesterday. 5 Replies

Hi friends!I'm doing an experiment with APM and I need to know the order of magnitude of these parameters: 1. Noise of accelerometer and gyros. 2. Time delay between sending a waypoint to autopilot…Continue

GPS errors occur in Auto

Started by Edgar Scott. Last reply by Doug Walmsley on Friday. 19 Replies

for some reason I seem to get a lot of GPS errors in Auto mission.Im not really sure what's going on but from log I think the GPS may be getting an error?Also seems to have a flight more errorAPM…Continue

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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.

3D Robotics
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.


Developer
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

Comment by Ramesh Tahlan on March 28, 2012 at 11:48pm

Chris,

many many thanks, till now i was sooooooo damn scared even of the MP, but u just removed all fears, my confidence just went up many notches.... 

cant thank u enough..


3D Robotics
Comment by Chris Anderson on March 28, 2012 at 11:44pm

Yes, just click the icon in the MP and go through the setup process on the Configuration tab. No need to ever use the CLI.

Comment by Ramesh Tahlan on March 28, 2012 at 11:42pm

Chris.

many thanks.... 

and Chris, one more doubt though Adam tried to clear for me, but if u could confirm, say i want to reload my APM2 with arudcopter codes, or if i have loaded AC2 and now i want to load codes for helicopter, is it good enough that on MP i just go over the whole process and it will take care of everything, or do i need to go to CLI to erase old codes or can i just erase old codes by the reset button on APM2. Cause i am really apprehensive about doing anything with CLI, i am not a very tech savvy guy and that too with software handling.... so for me MP is a more confident way to go. Can i just reload codes with MP without bothering about anything else....


3D Robotics
Comment by Chris Anderson on March 28, 2012 at 11:33pm

Ramesh: that's no longer used.  What version of the code are you using? I haven't seen that "ACM" prompt for a long time. 

Comment by Ramesh Tahlan on March 28, 2012 at 11:32pm

Adam, 

in the screen attached the last line says, "move the slide switch and reset to fly" is the slide sw only on APM1 or does APM2 also have it, have tried to look for it on my APM2, but dont seem to find it ????


Developer
Comment by Adam Rivera on March 28, 2012 at 11:40am

Jeff: I got your friend request and I shot you a reply back. You should see it in your inbox in the top right corner of this page.

 
 
 

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