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Pixhawk external LED?

Started by Hugues. Last reply by audrius chomicius 8 hours ago. 23 Replies

Hi,Anyone succeeded to install external LEDs on Pixhawk?On APM we could configure the param Led_mode to a binary value representing which actions turn LEDs on A5 and A6.Is there an equivalent feature…Continue

Altitude drop in apm 2.6

Started by yuvraj 12 hours ago. 0 Replies

When I'am planning the mission I have entered has a 3 mtrs of default alt in flight data once done everything setup. when I start my mission quad is not going at particular altitude is there any…Continue

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Gimbal setup APM 2.6

Started by WCP. Last reply by WCP 20 hours ago. 6 Replies

I have read about camera gimbal setup in user guide but still confused. Using tarot gimbal.With APM 2.6 using 3.2.1 firmware I think I can have pass thru + in ROI tilt control via APM.I don't see in…Continue

DIY Quadcopter Canopy

Started by Dene. Last reply by Dene yesterday. 2 Replies

I thought you might enjoy this video on how to make your own quadcopter canopy from a soda bottle! There are also instructions on the associated webpage…Continue

Tags: canopy from soda bottle, make a quadcopter canopy, quadcopter canopy from a soda bottle, DIY canopy, quadcopter canopy

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Comment by mP1 on July 25, 2014 at 1:27am

@Spencer

Turns out that blue adapters do screw on black motors. Priv msg your address and ill post 1 or 2 on monday.

Comment by Spencer Willis on July 25, 2014 at 1:04am

Hi mP1 - unfortunately they are not. Yours have 4 holes. The black ones have only 3. Thanks very much for replying though :)

Comment by mP1 on July 25, 2014 at 1:02am

@Spencer

Ive got a few blue adapters, i just dont know if they are compat with blacks. If they are private msg me and ill pop one in the post from Sydney.

Comment by Spencer Willis on July 25, 2014 at 12:54am

Dear All,

I live in Perth, Australia. This week I broke a prop adapter for a black 880kV motor - this is the piece that is screwed to the top of each motor - you attach the prop to this. It had already been weakened after I straightened it after a crash.

I am helping out this week on a field trip with a group of botanical researchers in country WA collecting plant material. I was all set to get some habitat footage with my Y6 to help their project. I have some spare motors on order from 3dr but they will not arrive in time. I don't know any place in Oz that supplies these motors.

This is a humble request - does anyone live in the Perth area that is able to lend me a spare prop adapter for next week? I can happily pay with a slab of beer :D

Spencer

Comment by Andrew Gaiennie on June 27, 2014 at 7:47am
Single sheet will block almost all signals, it will also redirect signals so you can wrap a sheet around 1/2 of your wireless router toward your workstation to boost the signal.
Comment by Andrew Gaiennie on June 27, 2014 at 7:46am
Aluminum foil.
Comment by Pedro H on June 27, 2014 at 7:43am

Hi folks,

I finally got to SaveTrim my Hquad yesterday and was a success.

Then I checked for interference using Mission Planner "compassmot"
The results:

-at 10% throttle: 57% of mag field
-at 50% throttle : 151% of mag field
-at 80% throttle: 229% of mag field
:eek:

What materials is best to shield my APM2.5? Foam? Plastic? Wood?

I plan to re-wire my red & black esc wires.  And plan to move APM higher on the frame.

Comment by Jordan Brown on May 26, 2014 at 11:56pm
People, new questions and topics should be posted as a new discussion above, the comments section down here makes it very hard to keep separate topics going at once.
Comment by Sean Headrick on May 26, 2014 at 10:16pm

I typically rely on a battery low voltage indicator which alarms at around 10%. That is where i have considered low voltage for landing. At any rate i don't typically use the low voltage fail safe. Maybe a problem long since solved but it used to not work so well and would trigger if I looked at it funny. For mapping these various fields I have been trying to optimize for a return at around 10%-15% remaining. 

  BTW we figured out the GPX.log file for overwriting the GPS info to the exif data.

Comment by UAVStuff on May 26, 2014 at 8:46pm
@Rob J I don't agree- 40%-50% seems way high for a fail safe initiation. In my experience my voltages don't start getting low enough to bat an eye at until 20% at most.
 
 
 

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