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Taranis

Started by Tom. Last reply by Tom 33 minutes ago. 8 Replies

Having huge issues trying to set up my Taranis with the Pixhawk. I can get the first 4 channels (AETR) working fine but I can for the life of me get channel 5 and the flight mode switches…Continue

SPLASH DOWN

Started by Ben Snyder. Last reply by Dean Miller 2 hours ago. 4 Replies

Well, one of the shittiest and most destructive things that could happen to a UAV happened to me today. Accidental low-battery LAND failsafe set my 3DR Y6 down... into a pool. I retrieved it…Continue

Calling All Custom Multi-Copter Pilots!

Started by Forrest Frantz. Last reply by Bill Piedra 6 hours ago. 4 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

PixHawk Out of Box Problems

Started by Bruce Jones. Last reply by Thomas J Coyle III 15 hours ago. 33 Replies

Yesterday I received the PixHawk I ordered on January 2nd.  Four week delivery time is pretty good for a new FC from 3DR!But I've had all kinds of problems trying to use it. First I tried using the…Continue

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Comment by Marooned on September 26, 2012 at 3:52am

Zachary: did you do radio calibration after uploading new firmware? I forgot about it and had the same effect as you described.

Comment by Zachary Koh on September 26, 2012 at 3:51am

@Randy
THANKS. I was extremely worried that my programming could have created some problem with the power distribution and inadvertently fried the apm.

But now, we realized that our NEW program allows the apm to function properly (i.e. board powers up, ESCs arm, motors respond to throttle input). However, uploading the regular ArduCopter 2.7.3, the motors stay in calibration mode (consistent beeping), regardless of what we do. Do you know why?

As for ESC overheating, is it caused by malfunctioning power distribution?

Thanks.


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Comment by Randy on September 26, 2012 at 3:14am

@Zachary re frying board through errors in the arducopter program,

    I don't think that's possible.  For things like an ESC where you've got large voltages that are being controlled by the firmware it's possible but as for the arducopter software, it's just running a program that changes signal out to ESCs, xbees, etc so I can't imagine how that could happen.

Comment by Zachary Koh on September 26, 2012 at 2:17am

Is it possible to fry your apm board through errors in the arducopter program?

Comment by Altaf on September 25, 2012 at 9:01am

How to add a flight mode of my own. .. ??


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Comment by Randy on September 19, 2012 at 8:32pm

@Lucas re obstacle avoidance,

    Somebody asked that same question on the sonar wiki earlier today, i guess it's a popular thing that people want.  We don't support that at the moment and no specific plans to add it although it wouldn't be too difficult.  People would have to buy at least 4 more sonars though..$120-ish..not terrible i guess.

Comment by Lucas Tan on September 19, 2012 at 8:12pm

What are the features that can be realised for an Arducopter? 
Are there something like obstacles avoidance?


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Comment by Randy on September 18, 2012 at 9:14pm

@Bradley re what is the pwm coming out of RX.  If you have your APM connected to the mission planner, go to the configuration screen, radio configuration screen and below or beside each of the green bars you will see the raw pwm value.

Comment by Bradley J Carr on September 17, 2012 at 9:53am

Could somebody tell me what the PWM is coming out of a RX.  I don't have my scope anymore so I really don't have a way of telling.  I needed to see what the range is coming out of my futaba radio..

Comment by Bertrand Duchiron on September 14, 2012 at 6:20am

@Daniel :

onglet flight planner,

click droit sur la carte

sous menu Map tool

Prefetch

 
 
 

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