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APM control input problem on Reptile 500 (TBS Disco clone) frame

Started by taso. Last reply by taso 12 minutes ago. 2 Replies

Hi guys,I'm just starting with APM and this probably could well be my first post here. So, a heartily welcome :)On to the issue....Prior to the APM setup the copter was running a naza lite with no…Continue

Continuously disarmed

Started by Jaesung Park. Last reply by Jaesung Park yesterday. 1 Reply

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Digital Camera Mount

Started by Damo. Last reply by Justin Owens on Wednesday. 2 Replies

Hello,I am looking for a sturdy digital camera mount for a quadcopter that doesnt have a gimbal. I just want to lock it at 30 degrees pointing down. Simple. The quadcopter i have is…Continue

APM 2.6-2013 Quad RTF Original APM Firmware

Started by Tom Gates. Last reply by Tom Gates on Wednesday. 2 Replies

My 2013 RTF 3drobotics 2013 quad does not seem to recognize spline waypoints. The APM 2.6 has the original firmware, is this the problem.The quad recognizes the take off and climbs to altitude and…Continue

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Comment by Dennis Fuente on January 7, 2014 at 2:01pm

So i went back and installed 2.9b and the same thing occurred bad gyro health prearm health bad on the flight data page and i cannot arm the ESC's funny it all worked prior to updating to 3.1 is there a way to fix it ? not going to purchase another APM any help appreciated.

Dennis 

Comment by Dennis Fuente on January 7, 2014 at 12:30pm

Hi Sean 

 Yes i see that this is a common problem after updating to 3.1 i would think that 3dr would take care of the issue guess not. 

Thanks for the information i am going to try and go back to previous 2.9

Dennis 

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Comment by Sean Headrick on January 7, 2014 at 12:21pm

I had the same problem, likely a blown regulator. seems a pretty common problem. In the "load Firmware" section of mission planner there is an  option at the lower right side that says "load previous firmware" or "load previous version" . You can find version 2.9 there.

Comment by Dennis Fuente on January 7, 2014 at 12:14pm

hey guys 

Is it possible to go backwards in version say from 3.1 back to 2.9 my apm worked in 2.9 but came up with a problem in 3.1.

Thanks

Dennis 

Comment by Essam on January 5, 2014 at 11:49pm

Thank you all; I have making some progress towards my project while reading your inputs

Comment by Drone-University.com on January 3, 2014 at 2:12pm

@essam

You may have a look at this French site : http://airinov.fr/concept#/concept/télédétection

They are using 4 different lenses of which 2 different IR, specifically to do exacftly what you are looking for.

You may use Google automatic translation if you cannot read French.

Cheers


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Comment by Michael Pursifull on January 3, 2014 at 11:47am

@Essam: ArduCopter has no trouble at all climbing to 2200 AGL; in fact, it can get there very quickly.... the limiting factors here is regulatory and one of resolution and of vibration. As you are in the US, you'll need to stay under 400ft AGL. Being closer helps in that each pixel of your camera will cover a smaller bit of your target, meaning that it is generally more useful. It also means that whatever blur effect you have from high frequency vibration is a bit less destructive to the data, as long as it is within acceptable limits.

What is the reason you need to capture the entire area in a single shot (vs taking multiple shots in rapid succession using a patterned flight and stitching them together?) There are a growing number of software packages that stitch the photos together for you....

Comment by Sean Headrick on January 3, 2014 at 10:25am

@Essam As you are new to this technology, you may be overlooking the possibility of photo-stitching. In general terms this would allow you to take lower altitude, higher resolution images that could then be stitched together into a single flat image or into an actual 3D orthomosaic based on common points among the images or GPS tagging. It is still a pretty large area, but a fixed wing outfitted properly should be able to satisfy your requirements

  

Comment by Charles lakins on January 3, 2014 at 10:20am

I wouldn't say altitude is your problem until it comes to the camera resolution and filtering capabilities any craft given the amount of flight time required will perform the needed altitude and allow you the decent time to land too

 

to achieve the filtering required are there limits to distance to be effective ?

my concern is the farther away the less likely to get results usefull

 
 
 

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