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Should we put an end to requiring a traditional Tx for Multicopters?

Started by Edgar Scott. Last reply by Mark Prince 4 minutes ago. 36 Replies

Unless I'm mistaken I feel that diydrones would rather all flights use a Tx, but are we not very close to a point where we can to put an end of the Tx for drone multirotors as the primary flying…Continue

Building Copters with Round Tubes - Stronger, Lighter, Easier to Mount Motors than Square Tubes

Started by Forrest Frantz. Last reply by Jon 1 hour ago. 214 Replies

Round tubes offer the following pros:handle twist better than square tubes.  Thus for the strength, are far lighter.are more readily available (pipes, tubes, arrows, kite frames, golf clubs and…Continue

Build APM 2.6 for data logger

Started by Vitalii S.. Last reply by Vitalii S. 23 hours ago. 8 Replies

Hi!I want to build small data logger for our plans. We want to use it on light gliders so every additional gram and mm has great importance. It should be really small, like 50*40*5 mm  or less ( I…Continue

How to load a param file into Mission Planner

Started by Bud Zirkle. Last reply by Phillip Toone on Tuesday. 5 Replies

I'm a newbie here and not quite sure how to go about loading a param file into Mission Planner.  Don't see any options under the Configuration tab to do that.  I'm sure I'm missing something…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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