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Quadcopter X

Started by Umut TEKİN. Last reply by Eric Krasting 13 hours ago. 4 Replies

Hi everyone. I am new here. I have apm 2.6 and 3DR quadcopter x. I finished assemblying and setup arducopter programs to apm 2.6 via missionplanner. At last, i connect to battery and give the…Continue

A New Flight Mode

Started by Garry. Last reply by Gustav Kuhn on Sunday. 2 Replies

I was flying my quad yesterday and It nearly hit me!  This is simply because I'm a pretty rubbish pilot, but on the upside I am getting better at flying these great machines.This got me…Continue

Gps Fix

Started by ismail karpuz. Last reply by Vinnie Tsoi on Friday. 1 Reply

my gps is happymodel.I keep trying but i can not gps fixContinue

altitude shoots up in alt_hold

Started by Ben Willistein. Last reply by Forrest Frantz on Friday. 4 Replies

For anyone experienced at interpreting logs, see attached...I'm assuming that I have a vibration issue, just wondering if anyone has any other opinions.  Stabilize mode first, then switched to…Continue

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Comment by Mark Goodell on January 18, 2013 at 5:48pm

Yes, I calibrated the ESCs all together then tried again individually.  Didn't notice any change after repeating this several times.

Comment by Daryl on January 16, 2013 at 5:05pm

@Mark;

Did you go through the throttle range setup to calibrate the ESC's to your radio?

Comment by Mark Goodell on January 16, 2013 at 5:23am

I purchased a quadcopter with Turnigy TY-P1 25amp ESCs.  I should have checked more before purchasing these as I see there are many negative reviews.  Has anyone been successful getting these ESCs to work on a multirotor?  The problem I am having is rotors are not turning at same speeds.  I have not found any way to program these ESCs via the transmitter.  Any suggestions are appreciated. 

Comment by Simone Chiaretta on December 19, 2012 at 9:13am

I'm finding that the pitch channel has to be reversed to have the quad behave properly (stick forward, pitch forward). Otherwise the quad will pitch forward when pulling the stick back, which imho is counter-intuitive.

Personally I think it's a bug, and so I added it as issue. But if for some reasons it cannot be fixed (apparently the reason is that both plane and copter share the same RC_Channel code) it would be a good idea to say it more prominently in the First Setup page of the wiki. At the moment there is a reference to the fact that you need low pwm to have pitch forward, but it's not very visible and not obvious.

Comment by Bradley J Carr on December 19, 2012 at 8:36am

Yea.  Maybe I will stick with my quad.  I haven't really mastered it yet.  Probably never will but I think I will stay with it and see what I can do.  Thank you Richard


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Comment by Richard Boyhan on December 19, 2012 at 8:34am
Hi Bradley,
The Hex is more stable and it can lift more weight. But the Hex is more work and expense. If you crash the Hex you have youay have more parts to replace. With Hex you have a bit more tuning since you have the extra motors and ESC. I own both a Quad and Hex. Both are a joy to work on and fly. If money is not a problem, go with the Hex. If you want to save money and learn, start with the Quad.
Hope this helps.
Merry Christmas,
Richard
Comment by Bradley J Carr on December 19, 2012 at 8:13am

I have a 3dr quad and was thinking of buying upgrades to get it to the hexa.  Are the hexa's more stable and little better to fly?  I was looking for some pros and cons.

Comment by Matt R on December 18, 2012 at 10:23am

Ditto on the same setup, 3DR Hexa-B, 11X4.7. I encountered the same clearance issue between two of the props. What worked for me was to loosen the two arms slightly, shift them apart, and re-tighten.

Comment by droner on December 18, 2012 at 9:55am

This is the same set up as I have and the 11x4.7 fit fine on mine. You may want to reach out to 3dr or udrones and ask them what is up. It would be nice if they provided some type of guide for the set up even when they are RTF but i guess thank goodness for the community. 

Comment by Andrew McKinstry on December 18, 2012 at 9:40am

p props in correct location now.. clearance still an issue

 
 
 

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