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Custom Autopilot development - Theory through Implementation

Started by Wil Selby. Last reply by Wil Selby yesterday. 3 Replies

I started this project wanting to learn more about the ArduCopter software that was powering my APM board and 3DR Quad-C frame. I found …Continue

Tags: equations of motion, MATLAB, autopilot, Control System, ArduCopter

GPS err in altitude vs. flying a drone at low altitute 3 mts

Started by Darius Jack Nov 23. 0 Replies

Hi,I would like to study GPS err in altitude,since Cala suggested problems flying a drone at 3 mts altitude in agriculture.Laser Developer offers Lidar technology solution.Let me know your  opinion…Continue

Motor spin slow than others

Started by Cristian Rougier. Last reply by Khoa Vu Nov 22. 19 Replies

Hello, all , im working with APM 2.5, in X configuration, when i arm the APM, one motor (motor 4) spin slow than others 3.When i calibrate the ESC's in automatic mode, all spin with same speed and…Continue

Noob APM/PixHawk RC transmitter coming soon to HobbyKing

Started by Tony Kenward. Last reply by Khoa Vu Nov 22. 3 Replies

I am not interested in purchasing one of these, but I thought y'all may be interested. [Chinglish description text spell-corrected and posted below]--------------------------------------The Quanum i8…Continue

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Comment by Jani Hirvinen on May 21, 2013 at 12:58am

Sid, i really doubt that it's year ago. it's more like 3 years ago.  jDrones was separated from FahPah at end of 2010. If you log on you should find your earlier order from there. 

True current software does not fit anymore to 1280 CPU board.  1280 CPU board was announced to be End-Of-Life on software support over 1 year ago. You can still manually compile software that fits on it but you need to disable many features to make it happen.

I suggest to upgrade at least your main CPU board or whole flight electronics to get future updates.

or whole new APM2.5+ electronics


Jani / jDrones

Comment by sid on May 21, 2013 at 12:03am

Comment by sid on May 21, 2013 at 12:01am

Hi I had bought the APM hardware one year back from Fah-Pah , Thailand and succesfully flown the quad. I see a lot of development since then but I was occupied with my personal issues. I am back to my passion now but while trying to upload the latest version i.e. 2.9.1.b it says firmware too big for 1280. Please upgrade your hardware. I can understand the same but is there a way out or do I need to buy the new hardware. I can not shell out more money at this point. Is there a way I can use the tested firmware which can be used on this hardware ? Pls advice. Thanks. SID

Comment by John McGrath on May 20, 2013 at 3:02pm

Thanks Bill I might just do hang out for the Taranis.  I fly lots of Scale models (plane) and the Aurora is my main radio. I think buying a dedicated radio would be the right thing to do.

Comment by Bill Bonney on May 20, 2013 at 2:33pm
@john. Your HiTec will be perfect. If you want to buy a new TX though wait for the Taranis from FrSky. It uses Open9x firmware so is awesome for drone use. And it's only $200!
Comment by John McGrath on May 20, 2013 at 1:45pm

Glad to be part of the group. On the brink of ordering a loaded quad from however I want to use my Hitec Aurora radio is there anything i should be aware of? Or should I just order a TH9x for it and be done with it.

Comment by Randy on May 17, 2013 at 11:52pm

Re, "where are we with ArduCopter 3.0", we're at release candidate #2 now which you can find here.  There was a temporary problem with the downloads area so initially I could only put rc2 into the old downloads area.  Anyway, the new wiki is the place to get it.

Comment by Charles lakins on May 17, 2013 at 1:49pm

the version 3 is listed there (rc1)

Comment by Vikrant on May 17, 2013 at 11:30am

Just wondering when is the Arducopter 3.0 release scheduled?

From the git log I can see that 3.0rc2 milestone has already been reached.

Comment by Jim Frantz on May 16, 2013 at 8:18pm

Thanks Randy for saving me a bunch of time - I didn't realize till your reply that I could change parameters from the Advanced Parameter List thinking it was only a listing of explanations.  Dumb me.


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