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building your own APM hardware with arduino mega2560

Started by shanthosh ravikumar. Last reply by Joe Bredestege Mar 22. 6 Replies

i am trying to build the hardware itself .... as of now i have a i2c based mpu9150 only... i'm planning on buying the other sensors soon and maybe make a sensor sheild !! i have tried uploading the…Continue

Handling servos in ArduCopter.cpp

Started by Bernabe Puente Moure Mar 4. 0 Replies

Hello everyone.I am a developer with many years of experience but a complete newbie in Ardupilot.I'm trying to modify the ArduCopte.cpp controller to add the servo handling functionality just as…Continue

quadcopter model dynamique identification

Started by telli khaled. Last reply by telli khaled Mar 2. 3 Replies

hello everybody I confused about quad-copter model identification , since the quad is unstable in open loop ,then how can I identify it since is unstable ??? but if I add a controllers in loop of…Continue

MAVLink Tutorial for Absolute Dummies (Part –I)

Started by Shyam Balasubramanian. Last reply by Shyam Balasubramanian Feb 27. 105 Replies

Hi All,I was recently fiddling around the code for a while and decided to create a tutorial out of it so that others may find it useful. If I would have known this knowledge long back, I am sure I…Continue

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Comment by Jadson Dos Santos da Silva on December 16, 2014 at 1:45pm

Prezados Colegas ,

Sou iniciante nesta área e gostaria de saber como posso da iniciar a  montagem do meu Primeiro Drone,gostaria de sabe dicas sobre componentes e matérias que serão utilizados na montagem.

Desde já Agradeço a Compreensão.

Atenciosamente.

Jadson Santos

Comment by Artem on December 16, 2014 at 12:58pm

Question about pixhawk hardware:

pixhawk logs vcc @ 5.13v, however its servo rail voltage measures 4.41v. I use 6s lipo, so I have a non 3DR power module and at first I though that the problem was with its BEC sagging under load, so I disconnected it and measured voltage without load exactly 5.13v (as pixhawk logs) When I connect a 9W LED, voltage goes up to 5.2v so this is definitely not a PM issue. Is there some kind of a diode between the main vcc and the servo rail? 

Comment by Josh Welsh on November 27, 2014 at 12:39pm

I hear ya man, don't sweat it.  Now let's go fly! :)

Comment by Doug Walmsley on November 27, 2014 at 9:27am

@Josh and @David

I apologize for the comment I made earlier, I'm venting because there are folks out there who think they know what's best for me and others.  I do see a benefit for having it, but I don't want it forced on me unless I break the 400' ceiling.

Comment by Josh Welsh on November 26, 2014 at 8:29pm

I actually live inside two circles haha


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Comment by David Anders on November 26, 2014 at 7:19pm

I live within one of the circles... The dotted lines in the sky are quite annoying. But seriously, I share your pain.

Comment by Doug Walmsley on November 26, 2014 at 6:50pm

My issue is with the display.  I can barley see the map due to the TFR circle over my property.  I'm not saying to rid it, but I'm allowed to fly withing the TFR as long as I do not break the 400' ceiling.  Therefore, I should have the right to turn off the TFR circles if needed.  Since I'm sure you don't live within one of these circles, it's easy for you to stomp your feet and be vocal for something that doesn't affect you. 

Comment by Josh Welsh on November 26, 2014 at 6:24pm

"I don't think an option to turn off should be addressed or added

since they are regulated no fly zones anyway ,by turning off you knowingly break the regulations"

That is exactly right, and the operators are held responsible 100% of the time for their actions, regardless of what the copter does, so this choice should absolutely not be removed.  Use the TFR data and build a fence and call it good.

I also want to echo what David said - there are times where these activities are allowed, so, stop trying to turn the software in to big brother and start educating the operators better.


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Comment by David Anders on November 26, 2014 at 6:09pm

Just to throw a spanner in there. There have been instances where drones have been officially used at airports so I'd been keen to ensure there are no restrictions at all. Information / warning screens sure, but no restrictions.

Comment by Doug Walmsley on November 26, 2014 at 6:09pm

@ Nathaniel

I submitted a Issue ticket at Github Mission Planner for a need to disable but provided another option.  Take a look and let me know or MichaelO if there is something I missed or if others feel there is something better to offer.

~Thanks~

 
 
 

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