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What laptop are you using with Mission Planner?

Started by DG. Last reply by Emin Bu 7 hours ago. 11 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

Test Stand Setup?

Started by Robert Giordano. Last reply by Darius Jack 16 hours ago. 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

APM negative altitude

Started by Antti Latva. Last reply by Antti Latva on Monday. 3 Replies

Like the title says i am getting negative altitudes trying to fly my APM 2.5 hexa. I admit it has taken a few hits in the past but the problem appeared suddenly after successfully flying it the day…Continue

Hexacopter does not fly like before a crash

Started by Bernardo. Last reply by Bernardo on Sunday. 18 Replies

Hi,after a crash (beginner) I fixed a few broken things.I also flash the APM 2.5 new because I changed too much parameters.All mandatory things and settings and calibration done.Now, during my first…Continue

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Comment by Gian Pietro Fedrigoni on April 10, 2015 at 4:08am

Screenshot%202015-04-10%2012.49.42.pngHello everybody,

few days ago I've downloaded the "Mission Planner" update. After that, when I plan a new mission and set up new waypoint with the "green" selction button (please see the screenshot eclosed), the waypoint is automatically positioned in a so far location distance. Anybody knows the reason why? Many Thanks

Comment by Tom Gates on April 7, 2015 at 10:57am

I have a 2013 3drobotics quad I would like to mount a gimbal, does anyone have a simple mount process. I would like to use a canon 260 for video

Tom Gates

Comment by Richard Kennedy on March 12, 2015 at 2:22pm

@ Doug

I have not tried sonar / LIDAR yet.  That all seems to be a grey area ... I have a feeling the devs are deep in some secluded room working on  these details as we speak. I am really interested how that optical flow works. I will be trying to land on a boat. If it's drifting around a bit can it see the boat move and stay with it? Seems like it should. Can't wait until these things are worked into the code.

Comment by Doug Walmsley on March 12, 2015 at 7:15am

@Richard, @Kennedy,

I curious if Sonar/LIDAR corrects altitude in Auto?  Has anyone tested to see if these sensors correct as you are flying over various terrains?

Comment by Richard Kennedy on March 3, 2015 at 6:14am

@Darrell

I think the devs are working on the ability to use known topography data for just such an instance but as of right now I think you have to do in manually like you are doing. Or you could use a sonar device like these. I'm not sure how well it works I never tried it myself. http://copter.ardupilot.com/wiki/common-optional-hardware/common-ra...

Comment by Darrell Burkey on March 2, 2015 at 11:03pm

I'd like to do a fairly standard lawnmower pattern over an area of trees to do some mapping. There is quite a slope from one end to the other. I thought that I'd add extra way points and then adjust then increase the altitude as it goes up the hill so I have a fixed height over the trees. I just wanted to check that there isn't an easier way then this before I gave it a try. Any ideas on keeping the height relative to the sloping landscape rather than just a fixed value of the barometer? TIA

Comment by Talha A. on February 13, 2015 at 8:49am

I have an issue with my Arducopter in Auto mode. Can anyone help?

I raised the question here: http://diydrones.com/forum/topics/arducopter-gps-failure-with-low-h...

Comment by DG on January 26, 2015 at 9:20pm

I have NEO-M8N from CSGshop. Plug-n-play after verifying settings. I normally get 17-23 satellites and 1-1.2 hdop within 15-30 seconds, depending on cloud conditions, K-Index doesn't seem to affect it nearly as much.  With the 6, some days I couldn't fly because hdop wouldn't drop below 2.5 or <10 satellites, or even glitch after takeoff....yikes.

No negative issues yet, only orders of magnitude more confidence I will fly when powering up.

Comment by Richard Kennedy on January 23, 2015 at 11:44am

Vote of confidence for NEO-M8N??? If you are using one can you say it's been solid / trouble free? Better than the 7? I lost a quad last summer. Fly way. Never found it so I'll never know but I had a M8N on it at the time. I'd like to put one on my new quad I do like how fast it gets 10 sats or more!  But I sure would like to here people say they haven't had any issues them first. Thx

Comment by iskess on January 7, 2015 at 3:33pm

What have people found to be the most efficient forward speed for mapping on a 3DR Y6?

 
 
 

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