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Pixhawk external LED?

Started by Hugues. Last reply by audrius chomicius 12 hours ago. 23 Replies

Hi,Anyone succeeded to install external LEDs on Pixhawk?On APM we could configure the param Led_mode to a binary value representing which actions turn LEDs on A5 and A6.Is there an equivalent feature…Continue

Altitude drop in apm 2.6

Started by yuvraj 16 hours ago. 0 Replies

When I'am planning the mission I have entered has a 3 mtrs of default alt in flight data once done everything setup. when I start my mission quad is not going at particular altitude is there any…Continue

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Gimbal setup APM 2.6

Started by WCP. Last reply by WCP yesterday. 6 Replies

I have read about camera gimbal setup in user guide but still confused. Using tarot gimbal.With APM 2.6 using 3.2.1 firmware I think I can have pass thru + in ROI tilt control via APM.I don't see in…Continue

DIY Quadcopter Canopy

Started by Dene. Last reply by Dene yesterday. 2 Replies

I thought you might enjoy this video on how to make your own quadcopter canopy from a soda bottle! There are also instructions on the associated webpage…Continue

Tags: canopy from soda bottle, make a quadcopter canopy, quadcopter canopy from a soda bottle, DIY canopy, quadcopter canopy

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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 

http://code.google.com/p/arducopter/wiki/AC2_Props_2


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

Ian: See this link: http://code.google.com/p/arducopter/wiki/APM2_Motor_order 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.

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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.


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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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