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Minimosd

Started by Daniel Estes. Last reply by Daniel Estes 20 hours ago. 1 Reply

I purchased the Minimosd from 3D Robotics and everything is wired and works between my quad and FPV.  My problem is when I go to the Minimosd-Extra to configure the panel layout on my PC.  I keep…Continue

915mhz patch

Started by Damo. Last reply by Rob Avery yesterday. 16 Replies

Does anyone know where i can get a 915mhz patch antenna so i can extend my 3dr telemetry range.Continue

TBS Discovery & Pixhawk load of problems :(

Started by Long Phạm. Last reply by mark coleman on Friday. 34 Replies

Good morning DIY DRONES,You guys are my only hope as I have tried everything I can to fix this problems but it seems like an never ending journey.So, let's me start by saying that I have followed and…Continue

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Comment by Dan Skaggs on July 3, 2013 at 4:08pm
I just bought my APM 2.5 from DIYdrones to hook it up to my simple tricopter. Can anyone help with a wiring diagram to connect my spectrum receiver properly to the board? I'm using the power module to power the APM board. I've loaded the firm ware to the APM, hooked up the motors and servo per the wiki instructions, calibrated the escs, but can't get the motors to arm. Also, after calibrating, the throttle seems to move te servo for yaw as well as increase throttle, yet the yaw, roll & pitch stick movements have no effect. Any help is appreciated.
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.

 
 
 

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