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

Started by Edgar Scott. Last reply by Chris Anderson 4 hours ago. 32 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

Build APM 2.6 for data logger

Started by Vitalii S.. Last reply by Vitalii S. 17 hours ago. 8 Replies

Hi!I want to build small data logger for our plans. We want to use it on light gliders so every additional gram and mm has great importance. It should be really small, like 50*40*5 mm  or less ( I…Continue

Building Copters with Round Tubes - Stronger, Lighter, Easier to Mount Motors than Square Tubes

Started by Forrest Frantz. Last reply by Forrest Frantz 19 hours 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

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Comment by Reto on January 19, 2013 at 1:13pm

Thx Shyam. I'd read your post recently but it doesn't help in my case.
I'd like to mechanically time lapse trigger my RX100 cam through a servo (no IR or usb trigger). I hoped maybe the DO_DIGICAM_CONTROL could be linked with  some time lapse counter.

Comment by Shyam Balasubramanian on January 19, 2013 at 11:48am

Hi @Reto,

I have posted a similar question on Forum and later brainstormed and wrote a code. I think this is what you might need (will work for even APM 2.5):

Here you go!

Comment by Reto on January 19, 2013 at 11:42am

Hi all,
I hope I post my question in the right place.
Does anybody know if APM 2.5 easily could be configured to do time lapse photo trigger? Any input on that would be helpfull.

Cheers

Comment by Mark Goodell on January 18, 2013 at 5:48pm

Yes, I calibrated the ESCs all together then tried again individually.  Didn't notice any change after repeating this several times.

Comment by Daryl on January 16, 2013 at 5:05pm

@Mark;

Did you go through the throttle range setup to calibrate the ESC's to your radio?

Comment by Mark Goodell on January 16, 2013 at 5:23am

I purchased a quadcopter with Turnigy TY-P1 25amp ESCs.  I should have checked more before purchasing these as I see there are many negative reviews.  Has anyone been successful getting these ESCs to work on a multirotor?  The problem I am having is rotors are not turning at same speeds.  I have not found any way to program these ESCs via the transmitter.  Any suggestions are appreciated. 

Comment by Simone Chiaretta on December 19, 2012 at 9:13am

I'm finding that the pitch channel has to be reversed to have the quad behave properly (stick forward, pitch forward). Otherwise the quad will pitch forward when pulling the stick back, which imho is counter-intuitive.

Personally I think it's a bug, and so I added it as issue. But if for some reasons it cannot be fixed (apparently the reason is that both plane and copter share the same RC_Channel code) it would be a good idea to say it more prominently in the First Setup page of the wiki. At the moment there is a reference to the fact that you need low pwm to have pitch forward, but it's not very visible and not obvious.

Comment by Bradley J Carr on December 19, 2012 at 8:36am

Yea.  Maybe I will stick with my quad.  I haven't really mastered it yet.  Probably never will but I think I will stay with it and see what I can do.  Thank you Richard


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Comment by Richard Boyhan on December 19, 2012 at 8:34am
Hi Bradley,
The Hex is more stable and it can lift more weight. But the Hex is more work and expense. If you crash the Hex you have youay have more parts to replace. With Hex you have a bit more tuning since you have the extra motors and ESC. I own both a Quad and Hex. Both are a joy to work on and fly. If money is not a problem, go with the Hex. If you want to save money and learn, start with the Quad.
Hope this helps.
Merry Christmas,
Richard
Comment by Bradley J Carr on December 19, 2012 at 8:13am

I have a 3dr quad and was thinking of buying upgrades to get it to the hexa.  Are the hexa's more stable and little better to fly?  I was looking for some pros and cons.

 
 
 

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