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UAV work

Started by Martin Griffiths 1 hour ago. 0 Replies

Hi AllI have been trying for three months to get permission from the CAA to do some paid work with my drone, I have not even had a reply yet, I have sent at least 10 reminders but still nothing.I…Continue

Calling All Custom Multi-Copter Pilots!

Started by Forrest Frantz. Last reply by Anthony James O'Connor 7 hours ago. 69 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

Powering APM, All input and output pins are occupied, optocoupled esc, no power module

Started by Antonio. Last reply by Cala 11 hours ago. 3 Replies

Ok, I am going to ask something that might be a little bit stupid for more advanced users unlike me.I started a dys quad-copter based on Arducopter 2.5.Since my ESC are optocoupled I initially power…Continue

Twitch on flight mode switch

Started by David Pulvermacher. Last reply by David Pulvermacher 22 hours ago. 2 Replies

My asymetric quad flies really well with an APM 2.6 on Copter.3.2.1 and MP 1.3.25.But I've noticed that there is a slight roll twitch when I switch from any other mode to Loiter. Just once.Otherwise…Continue

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


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
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


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.

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


That may be old I think, this is new:

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:    ... Going to try this out and see where I get.

Thanks all!

Comment by mark on July 27, 2013 at 4:28am

@Wessie, I have done nothing other than do calibrating the esc and compass. Please explain as I am super excited to get this copter off the ground!

Comment by Wessie on July 26, 2013 at 11:31pm


Sounds like you need to do the Hand tests now. The hand tests consists of 2 parts, the stablilse test, and the control test.

Have you done this yet? If you are not sure, let me know and I will explain.

Comment by Raymond Choat on July 26, 2013 at 6:35pm

Yes I have used retract landing gear on my HEX. I only use one, that retracts out of way of camera. The other two legs are normal for stability. I tried 2 retracts and legs were too wobbly. It takes two legs at least to be stable.


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