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ArduCopter Pixhawk HITL

Started by Tweeter. Last reply by Jani Hirvinen yesterday. 1 Reply

Hey All,Is there currently support for an ArduCopter Hardware in the loop on the Pixhawk?Thanks!Continue

APM 2.6, AC 3.1.5 - Loiter mode issue - found loose GPS battery and terminals inside 3DR gps casing!

Started by PF. Last reply by PF on Tuesday. 10 Replies

Hello,My HL octo is flying great with APM2.6 (w/ 3DRuBlox w compass) and AC3.1.5, but I have challenges in loiter. I can take off and enable loiter. Then the octo will stand perfectly steady, for…Continue

Sonar for walls

Started by Newtoon. Last reply by Newtoon on Tuesday. 4 Replies

Hi everybody !For my next project, I would like to build a quad capable of not a hitting a wall while climbing (to follow a building for instance) and not the ground, like what this guy did …Continue

Tags: sonar

Landing Gear Servo choice?

Started by Mark Aylward. Last reply by Artem on Tuesday. 8 Replies

Hi Folks,I have a foldable landing gear for my OCTO but only manually.  I would like to buy a servo to drive the gear up and down. Naturally it needs to be light and it should not need to be very…Continue

Tags: limits, travel, Gear, Landing, Servo

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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.

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....

 
 
 

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