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Problems with circle?

Started by Martin. Last reply by Martin 11 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hi,Today i went to a field to try mode circle. Everything ok, quad does a good circle in 3 opportunities, but he did not look to the center of the circle. He all the time was parallelAny idea will be…Continue

Flight time of a 3DR robotics X8 model 2013

Started by Nader. Last reply by Nader yesterday. 28 Replies

Hello,I am using a 3DR robotics X8 model 2013, with 2 batteries in parallel( each one: 4200 mAh, 3 cells. I get a flight time of 7 minutes (voltage drops to 11.1 V). I always have an additional…Continue

APM 3.1 and all flight modes unknown?

Started by MBerry. Last reply by dudz on Tuesday. 19 Replies

I updated to APM3.1 last night and went through the whole setup process. But i noticed in Mission Planner, APM Planner 2, and Droid planner all of my flight modes show up as "Unknown".It appears to…Continue

[Problem found and solved] Strange failsafe behaviour ?

Started by Hugues. Last reply by Hugues on Tuesday. 29 Replies

Hello,I notice a strange behaviour on my new H frame build. I reused the same APM2.5, version 2.9.1b that I had on my previous quad which worked perfectly.Normally (that's what I read on the wiki and…Continue

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Comment by Charles lakins on March 26, 2013 at 9:08am

Try going here

there are multiple threads to choose from relating to fpv and on board cameras

Comment by LanMark on March 26, 2013 at 7:25am

John can you start a thread.. which is much easier to contain and get comments from the community.

Comment by John ku on March 26, 2013 at 7:07am

Please pardon me if I've posted my question in the wrong forum.

I am a complete newbee aspiring to build my very own Tricopter. I would like to mount a camera (GoPro) on board and I suspect I would need a video transmitter and a video receiver if I want to fly FPV (i.e. see where I'm flying). Can someone please explain or point me in the right direction for step by step instructions?

Many Thanks


Comment by Michael Jensen on March 20, 2013 at 2:25pm

Hexcopter - power question - JP1 jumper - in or out??

Configuration -

APM 2.5

4S 4000 LiPo

3DR 915MHz radio

1200 Sonar


Should the jumper be installed or not?

No camera yet but likely to be a pan/tilt affair with GoPro




Comment by Charlie Fox on February 10, 2013 at 5:48pm
I find with mine If I'm hovering above say 2m when I click alt hold it rises up a few meters then stops. If under 2m it drops down and lands. Its a bit of an art as it doesn't respond rapidly to throttle input. Definitely not how I expected it to act, i.e. lock at the altitude it was it when I flicked the switch. I think perhaps loiter does though as you can still manouver in loiter,
Comment by Gonçalo Abreu on February 10, 2013 at 5:41pm

Nevermind.. Silly me, i understand ir know. You are implying my throttle stick is not on 40%-60% position?

Comment by Gonçalo Abreu on February 10, 2013 at 5:39pm

I havent quite understood what you've said. Alt hold is not supposed to keep my quad between a sensor offset?

Comment by Charlie Fox on February 10, 2013 at 5:15pm
Hi Goncalo *my keyboard doesn't have that c sorry.
That is probably normal behaviour.

In ALT hold mode the throttle becomes altitude control. So switching modes doesn't guarantee it will hold its current altitude but rather the altitude relavent to the throttle position.

Gaining or loosing altitude in the mode tends to be quite glacial but switching back out of it can be exciting ;-)
Comment by Gonçalo Abreu on February 10, 2013 at 5:09pm

Quick question for 2.9.1 users. When i toggle altitude hold using inertial navigation my quad slowly drift down(eventually touching the ground). This drift is very slow. What parameter should i look after? Is it possible vibrations are causing this?

Comment by iskess on February 10, 2013 at 2:46am

Please help. I can't get APM to see my LEA-6H. Please see the thread I started here.

I'm still not clear how to use this forum.


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