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GPS firmware update ( uBlox LEA 6H from 3DR Robotics)

Started by Bernardo 1 hour ago. 0 Replies

Hello :) ,is it possible to update this GPS from 3DR Robotics through the APM 2.5 to newer firmware ?I expect to have more SAT's 3D fixed after that. Will this work?I suppose I will have access to…Continue

What laptop are you using with Mission Planner?

Started by DG. Last reply by DG 12 hours ago. 12 Replies

My laptop is dead; i5 HP 17". The family is tired of me borrowing theirs. After using Tower for the last several weeks and discovering "issues", I decided to go back to lugging around a laptop or…Continue

Drone flies in path of LAPD helicopter, pilot arrested

Started by Darius Jack. Last reply by Jason 17 hours ago. 6 Replies

fromhttp://www.foxla.com/news/local-news/13065821-story"HOLLYWOOD, Calif (FOX 11 / CNS) - A man who allegedly flew a drone in a…Continue

Test Stand Setup?

Started by Robert Giordano. Last reply by Darius Jack on Thursday. 44 Replies

I've put together a test stand for my 450 class quadcopter running APM 2.6/Arducopter 3.2. After a recent crash where my quad suddenly fell out of the sky, I want to run some tests on the stand,…Continue

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Comment by Gavin on July 27, 2013 at 5:11pm

hi,who had used the px4fmu? I made new one ,but can not connect to pc,because when connect to pc ,it can not see the usb com port,and not install the usb drive.who can help me.thanks.

Comment by Randy Brazeau on July 27, 2013 at 1:57pm
I would check CLI also to make sure.
I think setup - frame.
When I had the issue I enabled motor logging to see what was going on. I had output on motors 5&6.
Checked the frame and Bob's you uncle.

MR60
Comment by Forrest Frantz on July 27, 2013 at 1:15pm

On the first MP hardware screen you select the quad.

Then on the second screen you select if it is a + or X.

That's it.

Carefully check motor spin direction and order.  Do not use super simple mode.  To test, hold the copter above your head and turn on (you don't need hover speed to do this).  Wear eye protection, thick clothing, and gloves.  Apply pitch forward to see if it points down.  Pitch back to see if it pitches up.  Roll left to see if it leans left and roll right to see if it leans right.  Yaw left to see it it goes CCW and yaw right to see if it goes CW. 

Then if it still acts funny then it is probably tuning and post a photo.  You can also start a new topic so people can directly reply.

Comment by mark on July 27, 2013 at 12:47pm

@randy, 

Is there actually a way to distinquish a quad vs hexa vs octo  copter? I just saw that you pick the frame type then it has X configuration and all three fall under there. Your suggestion does make sense, but how do I set it in the CLI? Man, if this is the only problem I can start flying this thing right now. THANKS in advance! --mark

Comment by Randy Brazeau on July 27, 2013 at 12:25pm
@Mark
I had this problem before exactly in you video.
Copter was config for hexa instead of a quad.
Check the configuration in CLI.
Comment by mark on July 27, 2013 at 11:29am

yeah, I just went back to the soldering board and tried to solder it again. It looks find and I am almost certain that the TGY 9x is pushing it out. It works with a KK2 as AUX. Anyway, I took it out again with high hopes and it just dug into the dirt (same sas below only I actually let it go). Sold have filmed it but didnt have the camera ready. Anyway, not sure what to do now. Thanks guys.

Comment by novrizal herdananto on July 27, 2013 at 9:03am

@mark

make sure you have define aux-ch at your radio, and do radio calibration again.

Comment by mark on July 27, 2013 at 8:26am

Well, here is my first attempt at doing a hand test. I dont have anyone to help right now so I am trying to just demo this by watching what it does from the ground position.

If I was to give it more power it would just fall to its back side and grind into the dirt (this is what happened several times yesterday)

I am assuming that it defaults to stablize mode as I dont have a channel 5 switch working at present... lemme know what you think. Thanks in advance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atzWUPGjASQ

Comment by Shyam Balasubramanian on July 27, 2013 at 7:16am

@Mark,

That may be old I think, this is new:

http://copter.ardupilot.com/wiki/flying-arducopter/

This is the Wiki page for Arducopter! You will find systematic and clear instructions here.

Comment by mark on July 27, 2013 at 7:08am

@Wessie, thanks for the tip... Just googl'd it and got: http://code.google.com/p/arducopter/wiki/AC2_Preflight    ... Going to try this out and see where I get.

Thanks all!

 
 
 

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