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MAVLink Tutorial for Absolute Dummies (Part –I)

Started by Shyam Balasubramanian. Last reply by Asim May 14. 106 Replies

Hi All,I was recently fiddling around the code for a while and decided to create a tutorial out of it so that others may find it useful. If I would have known this knowledge long back, I am sure I…Continue

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Motors not spinning fast enough to take off

Started by Charles Harrington. Last reply by Charles Harrington May 13. 6 Replies

I am new to DIY Drones and to this group. So, if this question would be better off posting somewhere else please let me know.  I recently built a 450 frame quad using a Clone Ardupilot 2.8 flight…Continue

heli that is capable of flying 40 min plus : with camera

Started by andrew cutter. Last reply by Robert Raeder May 11. 3 Replies

Looking for spec and what hardware is needed for a helicopter to fly for 40 min or more using a mission planner (agriculture) . Weight ? motor ?  electric vs gas (vibration). Component brands (blades…Continue

I want to know how the "Follow Me" function..

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Where should I look in the "ArduCopter" source code?And I wonder how it works in detail.Continue

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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.


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.

 
 
 

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