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Quadcopter nose dive on first flight

Started by Mert. Last reply by Mert Aug 11. 24 Replies

Hello everyone,A couple of minutes ago I tried to fly my quadcopter for the first time. Unfortunately it ended in a nose dive before even taking off. Something I noticed was that when I raised my…Continue

problemas con quadcopter- retrocede

Started by jhonatan tacza Jun 13. 0 Replies

que tal compañeros un saludo.bueno arme un f450 y tengo un problema con mi f450 que no se queda en althold en el punto y siempre se va hacia atras, en modo estabilizado tambien retrocede.espero sus…Continue

needed

Started by iftikhar khan. Last reply by Bill Piedra Jun 10. 15 Replies

i need quad copter design and specification ( hardware ) and differnet detail i need quadcoptre fly 30 min and tale off weight will be 250g to 30kgs i will pay how can help me for all this project or…Continue

Only 3 Motors spinning at any one time

Started by Kenneth. Last reply by Ronnie Hedlund Jun 9. 10 Replies

Hi guys,I'm new to the hobby and I've a diy drone that i'm working on, using the APM 2.6 on 3.2.1 Firmware.I've calibrated my ESCs,and all the manual calibrations that have to be done…Continue

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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.
Comment by mark on July 23, 2013 at 6:03pm

Hi all,

 

I am installing arducopter 3.02 from the mission planner via usb...that all works really well. What is interesting is that I can't get the GPS to work (or register) in Mission Planner. So I just get a "No GPS" in the right corner. I am using the 433Mhz ArduFlyer UAV GPS Flight Control System' http://www.rctimer.com/product_837.html

I got this to work when I installed it originally a few days ago. It just worked right off the bat. Then I realized that the cables werent soldered very well so I put them together tighter. So now, it GPS lights up, the boards shows that it is 'alive' but nothing seems to register.

I really want to get this going and after sinking a ton of time in to this I am flustered as to what I should do. Anyway, any help/advice would be totally appreciated.

Best to all,

mark

 
 
 

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