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We should put an and to the Transmitter for Multicopters

Started by Edgar Scott. Last reply by Edgar Scott 31 minutes ago. 10 Replies

Unless I'm mistaken I feel that diydrones would rather all flights use a Tx, but are we not very close to a point where we can to put an end of the Tx for drone multirotors as the primary flying…Continue

Corrupted Logs

Started by Damo. Last reply by Damo 1 hour ago. 2 Replies

Hi,Attached is a dataflash log from my APM 2.6 running the latest firmware. I flew for ~ 12 minutes but most of the data is missing ?See the image below and the log is attached.All my logs have…Continue

Mini APM for next LEGO Drone

Started by Edgar Scott. Last reply by Edgar Scott yesterday. 2 Replies

I am looking at making a new LEGO drone project, this would be my 3rd one1st one used APM 2.52nd NAZAI loved the APM functionality and NAZA small size, now I want to put them togetherBecause I don't…Continue

Auto mission bug or any other in Apm 3.1.5 firmware

Started by yuvraj. Last reply by yuvraj on Friday. 2 Replies

I have a hexacopter I have make an so many RTL'S with the altitude of 5 in the flight plan it done perfectly when iam setting into the auto mission its not getting the required altitude which was 5…Continue

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Comment by Helitrasher on October 14, 2012 at 5:56am

So has anybody managed to get the APM 2.5 working with Turnigy Trust esc's or do I need to return to the APM 1 ?

Comment by Todd Hill on October 8, 2012 at 9:56am

Thanks for your service Marty, and Welcome to the group!

Comment by Mike R. on October 8, 2012 at 9:52am

Welcome to the club Marty :)

Comment by Marty LaBelle on October 8, 2012 at 8:25am

I am officially joining this group, having received my first APM, and QuadCopter components a few days ago. I've been wanting to build one for years, now that I'm out of the Army and building my future career; I'm jumping in.

I've started finding my way around the forums and I have found even the most active contributors welcoming. This is not the case on other forums, and I appreciate it. Thanks!

Comment by Zachary Koh on September 27, 2012 at 5:00am

@Jani Sorry for the lack of description. I meant to change the "stabilized" pitch angle (such that the quad would be "stabilizing" towards a vertical position rather than horizontal).

Eg:
Regular quad position while hovering in stabilize:

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New position that the "stabilize" function will try to achieve:

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Comment by Jani Hirvinen on September 27, 2012 at 4:39am

@Zachary, can you explain a bit more what you plan to do and on which axis

Comment by Zachary Koh on September 27, 2012 at 2:52am

I'm trying to change the "reference" for the stabilize function from eg: 90deg to 180deg.

Can anyone proficient in understanding the ArduCopter program point me to where I should be looking?
Your help would be much appreciated.

Comment by Zachary Koh on September 26, 2012 at 4:33am

@Marooned

Hmm. Do you mean using Mission Planner to upload the 2.7.3 firmware erases the existing radio calibration?

If that's the case, we should not have to redo the radio calibration since we uploaded both 2.7.3 and our custom program through the Arduino compiler and not Mission Planner.

Comment by Marooned on September 26, 2012 at 4:13am

Updating to 2.7.3 erased eeprom hence this radio calibration. Updating to earlier firmwares left eeprom so no calibration was needed. Anyway, I just wrote what helped me in similar situation. You can try (it takes no more than a minute) or wait for other hints.

Comment by Zachary Koh on September 26, 2012 at 4:10am

@Marooned
The team moved from the 2.7.3 to our custom program without performing radio calibration and did not have any problems. But moving back, the 2.7.3 produced no response.
If shifting from one firmware to the next did not give any problem, shifting back to the first should not either.. Right? Pretty perplexed here.

 
 
 

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