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SPLASH DOWN

Started by Ben Snyder. Last reply by Pedals2Paddles 2 hours ago. 10 Replies

Well, one of the shittiest and most destructive things that could happen to a UAV happened to me today. Accidental low-battery LAND failsafe set my 3DR Y6 down... into a pool. I retrieved it…Continue

Taranis

Started by Tom. Last reply by Tom 11 hours ago. 8 Replies

Having huge issues trying to set up my Taranis with the Pixhawk. I can get the first 4 channels (AETR) working fine but I can for the life of me get channel 5 and the flight mode switches…Continue

Calling All Custom Multi-Copter Pilots!

Started by Forrest Frantz. Last reply by Bill Piedra 17 hours ago. 4 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

PixHawk Out of Box Problems

Started by Bruce Jones. Last reply by Thomas J Coyle III yesterday. 33 Replies

Yesterday I received the PixHawk I ordered on January 2nd.  Four week delivery time is pretty good for a new FC from 3DR!But I've had all kinds of problems trying to use it. First I tried using the…Continue

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Comment by Drone-University.com on October 4, 2013 at 1:41am

Since APM 2.6 is sold without a compass, I would appreciate a list of what you can and what you cannot do with or without a compass.

Like without a compass, I have been flying on stabilized  and althold modes very comfortably.

But can I do loiter, can I do waypoints, can I fly in simple or super simple mode without a compass ? 

Thx

Comment by Damo on September 26, 2013 at 2:33am

@ Bob Kirkpatrick

Parallel batteries Test

Comment by Bob Kirkpatrick on September 26, 2013 at 2:12am

I'm looking at batteries for my Std RTF X8. It comes with a 3500mAh 3S 30 and I'm wondering if I can use a 6000mAh 3S 25-50C to stretch flight time. eCalc seems to think it's in spec, but I'm wondering if the group here has any input. 

Comment by PASCAL on September 24, 2013 at 12:12pm

hello ,

my 2.6kg quad use 4 rctimer 4215 + 12x5.5 + 40A esc + 6s

0.53m x 0.61m  rate_p 0.11 & rate_p 0.15

the first fligh was qood without Wind  i think i have to adjust other rate_

 how can i make it more stable with Wind ?  is tuning pids only needed ?

you can see video.

Comment by mark on September 23, 2013 at 8:57am
Comment by Bob Kirkpatrick on September 19, 2013 at 11:13am

Alware has its Swing 2 axis gimbal. Includes arch landing gear and the camera platform is (about) 4 x 3 inches. I use one on a F550 hex and can set the platform from horizontal to perpendicular with the pot knob on my Futaba 7C. It has about 120 degrees of movement in pitch axis -so it still stabilizes when facing forward or down. It can be bolted flat to the base of the airframe or on 1.25 in standoffs ( included). You can look at one on the Alware site and I think IntelligentUAS carries them too.

Comment by Mike Governale on September 13, 2013 at 6:13am

I have a flight mode switch set to Circle and was hoping to assign the radius to a dial on my TX.  This is a great feature for video for panaromic or circling a video target but it would be nice if you could control the radius from the TX when flying.  Currently I think the only way is to change the "Circle Radius" from the laptop connection.  If there is not a way, can maybe this be added to the Channel 7 or 8 assignment options?

 

Running ArduCopter 3.01 on 3DR's Y6 with Gopro 3 and Tarrot Gimbal.  Currently producing beautiful stable videos.....

 

Thanks in advance for any assistance ...

Comment by Itay Guy on September 5, 2013 at 11:24am

Hi, I am trying to use expansion pins , and add external pot to calibrate internal variables.

I need an example how to use them in the 3.X code

any help?

Comment by Leonard Gunter on September 5, 2013 at 11:16am

no matter what I try I can not get the optical flow test sketch to compile for apm2 does anyone have a copy of the sketch that's already edited for apm2 ? yes I am clueless about programming

 


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Comment by David Anders on August 31, 2013 at 11:58pm

Hey all - after finally receiving my backordered FatShark goggles and having a jolly ol' time flying around, the need for an OSD has become quite apparent.  Luckily I had already purchased the MinimOSD a few months earlier.  I tried config'ing it but received what appears the be a common problem of not being able to speak to the bootloader.  I followed the information found here and here, checked this out and also this.

I did see that I needed a FTDI cable to speak to the MinimOSD and upload a bootloader so good thing I already had this cable.

However - still no go.  Would someone that has had success with this kindly let me in on something I may have missed via here or PM.

Many thanks,
David.

 
 
 

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