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Problem with Hexacopter using APM 2.8

Started by Darius. Last reply by Doug Adduci yesterday. 33 Replies

Hello, I recently purchased a Tarot 690s hexacopter , it was partially assembled (e.i the ESCs and UBEC were already soldered to the PDB). The Flight controller is an Arducopter APM 2.8 and the TX/RX…Continue

bad LiDAR health

Started by velonica boo. Last reply by Thomas J Coyle III on Friday. 1 Reply

hi , i got Bad LiDAR Health error when i connect my  LIDAR-Lite to pixhawk . Sonarvoltage and sonarange is always zero , distance is 0 . What shall i do to make it work ?Continue

Sub 250 Gram Pixracer Build - Parts

Started by Edgar Scott. Last reply by Forrest Frantz on Thursday. 28 Replies

Since my Sub 250 gram pixracer is complete I thought I would share a parts list and some build pics.The FC is a small 36x36 Pixhawk based, its capable of full autonomous waypoint flights, ACRO, has…Continue

Go to waypoint after Loiter_Unlimited command

Started by Murdanny Mukhtar. Last reply by Murdanny Mukhtar on Thursday. 2 Replies

Hi all,I currently have the following commands on my mission.1) Takeoff2) Loiter_Unlimited3) WP According to the article on the MAV_CMD:The mission will not proceed past this command while in AUTO…Continue

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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

Comment by TheMightyThor on November 5, 2013 at 4:10pm

Hello All, i am looking for more details on Scripting Missions in Mission Planner and Andropilot, can anyone point me in the right direction for the specifics on python for Mission planner? thanks in advance

Comment by Alan Jump on November 4, 2013 at 8:19am

Marc, if you're completely new to flying quadrotors, I'd strongly suggest you start by learning to fly one of the small ready-to-fly aircraft on the market, e.g. Traxxas QR1 or similar. Multirotors are typically more stable than conventional helicopters, but "more stable" doesn't mean "flies hands-off out of the box", and you'll spend quite a bit of time bouncing off things (and replacing props) until you learn how to hold a stable hover, how to determine aircraft orientation, and so forth. It's cheap insurance, and prop strikes from one of those hurt a great deal less than prop strikes from a 450mm quad.

Comment by Bob Kirkpatrick on November 4, 2013 at 2:28am

+Marc Baptista, if you're totally new to multirotors, you may want to learn by starting with a ready to fly system and branching from there. For the initiated, a build is not all that challenging, it's a matter of combining components you already understand and know what to expect from to achieve the characteristics you want. (maneuverability, duration, heavy lift, ultra stability, autonomous flight, whatever.) To that end, I highly recommend a 3D Robotics product like their Y6 or Quad. They use the APM flight control system and you will learn TONS of things just going through the various calibrations and learning about Mission Planner, the core of programming and adjustment of the APM flight system. Rolling your own can be cheaper, but not by much, really, unless you have solid knowledge of the hobby. This is just my opinion, others may disagree. But diversity is one of the cool aspects of DIY Drones --lots of perspectives, but all supportive and success oriented. By the way, it costs nothing to go through the APM documentation. It's an excellent learning tool in addition to explaining the APM functions. Click Here.

Comment by Marc Baptista on November 3, 2013 at 10:20pm

Colour me completely new. I'm very keen however, and absolutely, intensely want to get into building my first quad drone. Can anyone show me where to start. Easy with simple parts and considering this will be my first build, a step-by-step instruction. Appreciate that and thanks in advance... I must add that I am a bit intimidated by all the acronyms, parts, and a basic understanding of the components.. Willing to read-up and learn if necessary. I'd rather just jump in.

Comment by Joshua Johnson on November 2, 2013 at 10:38pm

@Neuro, Sad to hear!  Keep your chin up and learn from it.  That's about the only thing you can do. :) Smile! 

Comment by Neuro on November 2, 2013 at 10:25pm

first crash tonight........that sucked broke arm and a landing strut.... 

Comment by valentin colon on November 1, 2013 at 5:27am

it dosnt' connect to the quad xbee , work but works great on my laptop

Comment by valentin colon on November 1, 2013 at 5:26am

I have installed the droidplanner on ma G-top table device

 
 
 

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