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Transmitter Loss failsafe

Started by Damo. Last reply by Damo 3 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hello,I want to setup failsafe for my Futaba T6EX tranmitter. I have been following this …Continue

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MavLink Failed: Getting Param... (sysid1 compid1) and then nothing...

Started by Oliver Volkmann. Last reply by Oliver Volkmann 10 hours ago. 10 Replies

This is weird. I am seeing my altitude, ground speed, yaw and vertical speed as well as my position in the Flight Data screen almost immediately after I click on "Connect" in Mission Planner however…Continue

Y6 not lifting off

Started by Ben Snyder. Last reply by Randy 20 hours ago. 19 Replies

I'm trying to get my RTF Y6 off the ground for the first time. I calibrated the ESCs, checked motor spin, ran the calibration wizard in MP (Turns out I had to run a virtual machine on my Mac to use…Continue

APM Failsafe

Started by Damo. Last reply by Reuben yesterday. 7 Replies

From my work in attempting to figure out Failsafe i see that the APM ALWAYS treats the throttle channel as the failsafe channel i.e RCMAP_THROTTLE in the full parameter list. Can i change what…Continue

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Comment by Leonard Gunter on September 5, 2013 at 11:16am

no matter what I try I can not get the optical flow test sketch to compile for apm2 does anyone have a copy of the sketch that's already edited for apm2 ? yes I am clueless about programming


Comment by David Anders on August 31, 2013 at 11:58pm

Hey all - after finally receiving my backordered FatShark goggles and having a jolly ol' time flying around, the need for an OSD has become quite apparent.  Luckily I had already purchased the MinimOSD a few months earlier.  I tried config'ing it but received what appears the be a common problem of not being able to speak to the bootloader.  I followed the information found here and here, checked this out and also this.

I did see that I needed a FTDI cable to speak to the MinimOSD and upload a bootloader so good thing I already had this cable.

However - still no go.  Would someone that has had success with this kindly let me in on something I may have missed via here or PM.

Many thanks,

Comment by GIREESH NARAYANAN NAIR on August 31, 2013 at 6:18am

Thanks Randy

Your suggestion worked. I loaded AC2.9.1b to my APM1.4 and my Quad is back to flying.

Comment by Sgt Ric on August 30, 2013 at 12:48pm

You aren't seriously thinking of flying without an R/C controller, are you?

Comment by waleed monawer on August 30, 2013 at 12:42pm

Hello all

I am new in DIY Drones
 need to  help

I work in my final year  project
Using quadcopter .

Can I calibrate the ESC by using joystick only via Mission planner without the use of RC  ?

Please help me very very necessary

Comment by Randy on August 29, 2013 at 6:19pm


     On the mission planner's firmware screen you will see a Load Previous Firmware link on the bottom right.  After clicking the download select an entry that has "AC2.9.1b" at the end

Comment by GIREESH NARAYANAN NAIR on August 29, 2013 at 2:17am

How I can get software version : 2.9.1 for APM 1.4. It is no longer supported. 

Comment by Devon Lyons on August 16, 2013 at 6:27pm
Depends on your software version: 2.9.1 - yes, 3.0.1 - no.
Comment by Santini on August 16, 2013 at 6:25pm

so I have been away for awhile is the optical flow sensor supported on APM2.5


Comment by David Anders on August 15, 2013 at 1:28am

Hey all,

Just thought I would drop a quick note here to tell all that the 5th DIYDrones Melbourne, Australia meet is happening this Sunday from 08:30 at Williamstown.  Check out the Melbourne group for more details. (:

All welcome. (:


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