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Calling all Custom Multi-Copter Pilots!

Started by Forrest Frantz. Last reply by Jon Turner 1 hour ago. 6 Replies

I'm going to do what is called a "pull" to made changes to the custom code regarding custom shaped copters.  This change in code would only impacts irregular shaped quads, hexas, and octas when the…Continue

strange behaviour of pixhawk-request help to understand

Started by moriarty. Last reply by moriarty Jan 6. 2 Replies

HiI am building a 1300mm octocopter with 30AH lipo. I want to be using a tegra tx1 for onboard visual processing coming from a sony a6000. I have built the drone and assembled it. I have configured…Continue

Motors spin slowly at min throttle on Arm

Started by Naren. Last reply by Bill Isenberger Dec 2, 2017. 23 Replies

I have calibrated the ESCs, installed the latest firmware and followed setup procedures by the book; The props start spinning the moment the APM is armed. I am using the APM 2.0 with a 3.1 Arducopter…Continue

Position Hold wont stay in position

Started by Edgar Scott. Last reply by Terry Nov 25, 2017. 31 Replies

I have been using stabilize, wanted to try position hold to see if it will at least stay in my back yard and it wont, it drifts off almost hitting fences and plants.I know the GPS works well because…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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