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Mission Planner 1.3.30 with Arducopter 3.2.1 Issue No flight mode display

Started by Serge B. Last reply by aku yesterday. 5 Replies

Hello,I'm a new user with arducopter.I updated the mission planner and arducopter. Now I have no choice in pull down menu from flight mode. I can see the mode switch but nothing is display. In the…Continue

apm 2.8 features and equipment

Started by yaughn. Last reply by Ari Jelkanen on Tuesday. 15 Replies

I have a ardupilot 2.8 and want to install several features for this quad.My intent is to build my own topographical surveying drone.The copter has, or Im attempting to install:3dr telemetry set with…Continue

FlyMaple Accel calibration problem

Started by QuangNguyen. Last reply by Jared Muirhead on Monday. 11 Replies

Hello guys,I am trying to calibrate the accelerometer in the FlyMaple using an ArduPilot v3.3 modified, unfortunately, it seems that I cannot do it. I tried to get the samples from the board and this…Continue

Calling All Custom Multi-Copter Pilots!

Started by Forrest Frantz. Last reply by stefan jakobsson on Monday. 66 Replies

I plan to do what is called a "pull" to made changes to the custom code regarding custom shaped copters.  This change in code would only impacts irregular shaped quads, hexas, and octas when the…Continue

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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

John

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

Ext GPS

Should the jumper be installed or not?

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

thanks

mike

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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.

Comment by Xomby on February 8, 2013 at 3:40pm

Hey Reto,

Thanks for the response... I was confused (been known to happen on occasion), but I'm not using my AR7100, but I am using my Spektrum AR7000.   

Still having the same issue, no response in the Tx / Rx Calibration page in the Mission Planner.

I have moved this discussion to the discussion boards, and can be found HERE

Thanks,

Xomby

 
 
 

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