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

Started by Edgar Scott. Last reply by Ricard Pardell 42 minutes ago. 28 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 Forrest Frantz 1 hour ago. 212 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

How to load a param file into Mission Planner

Started by Bud Zirkle. Last reply by Phillip Toone yesterday. 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

MAVLink Tutorial for Absolute Dummies (Part –I)

Started by Shyam Balasubramanian. Last reply by Murtaza Bagwala yesterday. 78 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 mP1 on July 25, 2014 at 1:34am

Oh ouch i thought you meant the bolt to keep the prop from flying off :) not the shaft thingo.

Comment by mP1 on July 25, 2014 at 1:27am

@Spencer

Turns out that blue adapters do screw on black motors. Priv msg your address and ill post 1 or 2 on monday.

Comment by Spencer Willis on July 25, 2014 at 1:04am

Hi mP1 - unfortunately they are not. Yours have 4 holes. The black ones have only 3. Thanks very much for replying though :)

Comment by mP1 on July 25, 2014 at 1:02am

@Spencer

Ive got a few blue adapters, i just dont know if they are compat with blacks. If they are private msg me and ill pop one in the post from Sydney.

Comment by Spencer Willis on July 25, 2014 at 12:54am

Dear All,

I live in Perth, Australia. This week I broke a prop adapter for a black 880kV motor - this is the piece that is screwed to the top of each motor - you attach the prop to this. It had already been weakened after I straightened it after a crash.

I am helping out this week on a field trip with a group of botanical researchers in country WA collecting plant material. I was all set to get some habitat footage with my Y6 to help their project. I have some spare motors on order from 3dr but they will not arrive in time. I don't know any place in Oz that supplies these motors.

This is a humble request - does anyone live in the Perth area that is able to lend me a spare prop adapter for next week? I can happily pay with a slab of beer :D

Spencer

Comment by Andrew Gaiennie on June 27, 2014 at 7:47am
Single sheet will block almost all signals, it will also redirect signals so you can wrap a sheet around 1/2 of your wireless router toward your workstation to boost the signal.
Comment by Andrew Gaiennie on June 27, 2014 at 7:46am
Aluminum foil.
Comment by Pedro H on June 27, 2014 at 7:43am

Hi folks,

I finally got to SaveTrim my Hquad yesterday and was a success.

Then I checked for interference using Mission Planner "compassmot"
The results:

-at 10% throttle: 57% of mag field
-at 50% throttle : 151% of mag field
-at 80% throttle: 229% of mag field
:eek:

What materials is best to shield my APM2.5? Foam? Plastic? Wood?

I plan to re-wire my red & black esc wires.  And plan to move APM higher on the frame.

Comment by Jordan Brown on May 26, 2014 at 11:56pm
People, new questions and topics should be posted as a new discussion above, the comments section down here makes it very hard to keep separate topics going at once.
Comment by Sean Headrick on May 26, 2014 at 10:16pm

I typically rely on a battery low voltage indicator which alarms at around 10%. That is where i have considered low voltage for landing. At any rate i don't typically use the low voltage fail safe. Maybe a problem long since solved but it used to not work so well and would trigger if I looked at it funny. For mapping these various fields I have been trying to optimize for a return at around 10%-15% remaining. 

  BTW we figured out the GPX.log file for overwriting the GPS info to the exif data.

 
 
 

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