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MAVLink Tutorial for Absolute Dummies (Part –I)

Started by Shyam Balasubramanian. Last reply by Giggles on Saturday. 100 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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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 Sascha Helle Feb 13. 35 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

Noob build: Twitchy control with Quadcopter using Pixhawk...what am I missing?

Started by Glenn Hollowell. Last reply by Eddi Maevski Feb 7. 10 Replies

I've got a genuine Pixhawk that I bought from 3DR that I am trying to get configured properly. I am running Mission Planner 1.3.36 and have run through the basic configuration process (compass,…Continue

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Apm 2.8 clone board mounting holes

Started by Jason Greening. Last reply by Ray Quintana Feb 2. 6 Replies

So I have noticed that my board moves around in the case a little. So I took it apart to find it wasn't screwed down. The holes are there but no screws. So I proceed to screw it down only to find the…Continue

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Comment by John McGrath on July 24, 2013 at 8:11am

Need a little help here. I have a month old Hexa from 3Dr. I was testing my gimbal this morning and when I when to launch one of the motors was not spinning much should I look at the motor going out or esc?  A month old not good at all.

Comment by mark on July 24, 2013 at 7:33am

Hi Wayne, Bill, et al,

I just uploaded a video of my setup and apparent problem.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beOt-r2cU7s

I am really excited to get this thing in the air. I believe it has all the components... but I must be not doing something correctly.

Any advice/ suggestions are more than welcome.

Thanks to all viewers,

mark

Comment by Wayne Morris on July 24, 2013 at 5:37am

Mark, if you have the power module, you don't need the jumper. If you don't use the power module you can use the jumper. It should have some with the APM controller. It is a small black square. This is a jumper like is used on a hard drive and other electronics to select options.

Look at this link to see the options on powering.

http://copter.ardupilot.com/wiki/common-apm25_overview/

Comment by iskess on July 23, 2013 at 11:12pm
Mark,
When I said do a "reset" I don't mean hit the reset button, I meant via CLI, type in 'SETUP', 'RESET' and it wipes your board clean back to factory defaults. Then I loaded my parameters, then my GPS started working. I have no idea if this is your problem, but I had the same symptom and that's how I got it working again.

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Comment by Bill Bonney on July 23, 2013 at 8:52pm
@mark: please go to http://copter.ardupilot.com for step by step setup instructions. I'm assuming you have the APM Power module so there is no need to use the power supply from the ESCs. This means you less likely have a brownout and a crash. If you have any further questions, raise then as a forum discussion as its much easier to discuss the particulars. Thnaks

(Wow: autocorrected from setup to stupid. That's definitely not what I meant!)
Comment by mark on July 23, 2013 at 8:34pm

@Wayne, so I would need that jumper in order to power it like I would the kk2 board correct? Sorry if I sound like a newbie... I am! Where could I get such a jumper?

Comment by mark on July 23, 2013 at 8:30pm

Thanks @Wayne. Man, I really want to get this thing set up! More tomorrow. Thanks all!

Comment by Wayne Morris on July 23, 2013 at 8:05pm

@Mark -

APM 2.5 has a two buss system for power. If you use the 3DR power module, it can power the receiver and APM. There is a jumper you can install and power the entire system from one of the ESCs. Check the setup stuff on the APM.

Comment by mark on July 23, 2013 at 7:47pm

Yeah I just tried the reset button, and loaded in everything again.. still nothing. I'll get it, just really frustrating... I will say I am super excited about getting this all to work. My next problem seems to be the electrical which for whatever reason doesnt seem to take the power from the ESCs... oh well... one step at a time. Thanks for the response. Any help is totally welcome ;) ---cheers all.

Comment by iskess on July 23, 2013 at 6:59pm
I had a similar thing happen where the GPS wasn't bring seen. I swapped out with another GPS and that didn't help, so I knew it was a software issue. I saved my parameters, reset the APM, reloaded the parameters and everything worked again.
I'll never know what happened.
 
 
 

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