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Test Stand Setup?

Started by Robert Giordano. Last reply by Robert Giordano 11 hours ago. 51 Replies

I've put together a test stand for my 450 class quadcopter running APM 2.6/Arducopter 3.2. After a recent crash where my quad suddenly fell out of the sky, I want to run some tests on the stand,…Continue

Is there an easy way to retrieve the timestamp of each .bin log record in a csv or excel file ?

Started by Hugues. Last reply by Vinnie Tsoi 12 hours ago. 3 Replies

Afficher le contenu Hi,I posted this on drone-discuss but without any answer, so I try here again:In an objective to georeference images, I'd like to export from a .bin log file the CAM &…Continue

Rs-232 to Mavlink issue in a ground station for Pixhawk.

Started by Kevin Baxter. Last reply by Kevin Baxter 12 hours ago. 1 Reply

Dear the moment im embarking on a project to build a profesiional Ground station unit for the Pixhawk.the idea is to use a COFDM IP brodge with has both an RJ-45 connection and an RS232…Continue

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Comment by Bradley J Carr on March 28, 2013 at 12:18pm

I have a Raspberry PI sitting here infront of me and would like to know if you think using this to control the Mission planner and contolling the copter would be good?  I have never done anything with the PI but maybe loading the linux OS, Then I wouldn't have to thave my laptop with me.

Comment by John ku on March 26, 2013 at 9:19am

Thanks for the link.

Point taken. I'll do it next time.



Comment by Charles lakins on March 26, 2013 at 9:11am

and heres arducopter help related for gimbals

you dont need it to start, but when you are more experienced flying maybe as it just adds more to break learning

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?


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