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Unable to Lift off - DJI F450 can't lift

Started by Ther K Vang. Last reply by John O'Brien on Monday. 3 Replies

Hi,I am a rookie and just star a drone kit and after getting all the pieces together and trying to lift it off with a Taranis remote it won't fly off. I am using the pre-multi rotor set that the…Continue

Spinnig motors with no controller activated

Started by Suzana May 25. 0 Replies

Hello people,I would like to know how I can spin the 4 motors of my IRIS 3DR+ using a PWM wave. Although, I don't want any controller active while I'm spinning the motors, at least, not now.…Continue

Tags: hal.rcout, PWM, spin, motors

tarot t4-3d gimbal compability with pixhawk

Started by Nichon. Last reply by Gabor H May 24. 4 Replies

Anyone managed to get pixhawk to control the t4-3d gimbal?i've tried following the same steps in the wiki but that was for the 2 axis gimbal…Continue

Leddar One optical range-finder support coming to ArduPilot?

Started by Tony Kenward. Last reply by Lance Brummett May 21. 13 Replies

Now that the LidarLite is off the market (until Garmin brings it back), there are not many options for accurate altitude sensing.I have a optical flow sensor that I would like to mount up, but I…Continue

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Comment by Shyam Balasubramanian on June 30, 2013 at 6:49am

@Rob, any pics would be useful.

Thanks.

Comment by Rob Bartlett on June 30, 2013 at 6:46am

@Bobarry

The holes are so you can stick a rod through the hub and really crank it down tight.  I use a really small hex key and it works great.  I had props flying off until I figured that  one out :)

Comment by Randy Brazeau on June 29, 2013 at 10:37pm
@Bo
I suggest posting to a forum, you will receive more help.
The hubs have to be on tight. I check and double check but they work. I have never had one come off.
Also I agree with Jeff. Quads have the potential for serious injury. I took baby steps when I started learning and I'm still learning.
Check your setup again. You'll get in the air, safely.
Randy
Comment by Jeff P on June 29, 2013 at 9:15pm
Some of these posts make me very nervous that some people are putting powerful Quads/Hexs in the air with little or no flying skills/experience. I have been using the APM boards for a while now and also fly 3D helis daily. Just my opinion. You should at least master a simulator program before ever flying anything unless you are in the middle of a large field and are prepared to crash . Please realize that an injury from a "Drone" gets public attention and can put a strain on the hobby. Commercial pilots learn to fly countless hours before they engage the autopilot on an aircraft. I do not mean to be out of line but this would be considered by many as basic common sense. Be safe
Comment by bobarry on June 29, 2013 at 8:59pm

Help! I put blades on my Turnigy motors, tightened down the cute hubs, revved up to see what happens & one of the hubs flew off!

What can I do?

The hubs have 2 holes on them but it is clear thru them, so set screws aren't in order.

Fortunately I still have setup problems, because full throttle didn't get me off the floor.

Any help appreciated

Comment by bobarry on June 29, 2013 at 6:15pm

Thanks Randy, I'm new to this and didnt know about that forum. I think it was a casual comment, not in that area. Lots of reading going on and my Arduflyer is almost ready for something (hopefully takeoff). I have 0 experience in RC, just a computer nut having fun.

Comment by Randy Brazeau on June 29, 2013 at 10:14am
Did you look at the buy, sell trade forum?

Randy
Comment by bobarry on June 29, 2013 at 8:11am

I'm already anticipating my first quadcopter crash. I saw someone wanting to sell their Arduflyer 2.5 & ublox GPS for a reasonable price and can't find the note anywhere.

Help?!

Bo Barry

Comment by Rob Bartlett on June 27, 2013 at 6:19am

Forum search,  http://www.diydrones.com/forum# looking for "hexacopter", no results.  Something is rotten in Denmark.

Comment by Greg Jordan on June 27, 2013 at 6:10am

search is not working for me either. A simple search on the word "firmware" yields 'no results'.

 
 
 

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