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Pixhawk external LED?

Started by Hugues. Last reply by audrius chomicius on Friday. 23 Replies

Hi,Anyone succeeded to install external LEDs on Pixhawk?On APM we could configure the param Led_mode to a binary value representing which actions turn LEDs on A5 and A6.Is there an equivalent feature…Continue

Altitude drop in apm 2.6

Started by yuvraj on Friday. 0 Replies

When I'am planning the mission I have entered has a 3 mtrs of default alt in flight data once done everything setup. when I start my mission quad is not going at particular altitude is there any…Continue

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Gimbal setup APM 2.6

Started by WCP. Last reply by WCP on Friday. 6 Replies

I have read about camera gimbal setup in user guide but still confused. Using tarot gimbal.With APM 2.6 using 3.2.1 firmware I think I can have pass thru + in ROI tilt control via APM.I don't see in…Continue

DIY Quadcopter Canopy

Started by Dene. Last reply by Dene on Thursday. 2 Replies

I thought you might enjoy this video on how to make your own quadcopter canopy from a soda bottle! There are also instructions on the associated webpage…Continue

Tags: canopy from soda bottle, make a quadcopter canopy, quadcopter canopy from a soda bottle, DIY canopy, quadcopter canopy

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Comment by Mike Wilson on December 2, 2013 at 10:01am

@Tom Gates,

You can check out Pelican Cases.  I'm sure they have one that will fit the bill for you.

Comment by Tom Gates on December 2, 2013 at 9:37am

3d Robotics Quadcopter-Ground Control Case

Ok, I now have my 3d Robotics quad, telemetry, OSD/FPV, etc.

I would like to have a hard case to carry my quad in and another to put laptop in with all the pripherals, so when I get onsite I will have limited assembly to make ready for flight.

I am not seeing cases big enough or deep enough for the quad with the camera mount extend legs, I could make one, but thought surely others have been there and have good suggestions.

Thanks in advance.

Tom Gates

Comment by Jota Parro on December 2, 2013 at 6:11am

Hi all, i'm trying to download flash logs into terminal window and i saw this:

What's the problem?

Comment by mark on December 2, 2013 at 6:09am

Excellent APM 2.5 Tutorials & Discussion Thread (for the new guys...and old farts too!)

There is something for everyone here http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2021896

Comment by mark on November 27, 2013 at 7:18am

Nice little talk by the Roswell Flight dudes in Portland. Good tutorial for those interested in what all this 'drone' stuff really is. They actually plug ArduCopter/3DR in their talk in favor over DJI. KOOL! Hope you enjoy.

Comment by Rob Avery on November 20, 2013 at 10:27am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1KH1BG5lmw

APM 2.5 on TBS discovery,,, using gopro silver hero 3, sorry bout the jello but its hard mounted to the frame

Comment by Neuro on November 18, 2013 at 8:28am

Added Led lights from My local AutoZone a bit more pricey than ordering Led strips but they are water proof and they have black PCB instead of brown...

Comment by Bob Kirkpatrick on November 12, 2013 at 11:23pm

Reply to +David Pawlak. Assuming your bought the RTF, your three position switch defaults to Stabilize, Loiter and RTL. You can reconfigure these in Mission Planner if you like. You will need to reprogram your radio to add the ability to select more flight modes from the Transmitter switches. This link will help if you got the Spektrum DX7s. I strongly recommend that you check and tighten all airframe screws! The X8 is mostly RTF, but it will be a lot easier to control if you perform compass and accelerometer calibration. Remember to select APM with external compass. I also suggest manual setting of your magnetic declination. I really like my X8 and get flight times of 16 mins or more with a 3S 6 amp 20C Lipo.

Comment by David Pawlak on November 12, 2013 at 7:05am

I am receiving my X8 today, and I  need to know how to piece together the information I need.

Latest stable version, modes of operation, troubleshooting etc. I have a PixHawk, I suppose modes of operation are similar, channel asignments etc.

Comment by Neuro on November 7, 2013 at 2:20pm

How do I make my apm 2.5 quad a bit more responsive in stabilize mode? its a little sluggish kinda slow, I want a little faster foreword flight.also is it normal for the quad copter too loose a lot of altitude during foreword flight? whats a good takeoff weight for a dji 450 clone? running a Zippy 4500 may compact lipo , takeoff weight is at 1245g

 
 
 

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