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Can the PIXHAWK be programmed to flip a Quad?

Started by John C Hansen Apr 20. 0 Replies

Can the PIXHAWK be programmed to do specific flight routines? I am curious about flipping a quad or hex and then flying inverted by simply issuing a single command. (I am just a curious guy.)Continue

Pixhawk Hex Take Off Stability problems

Started by Peter Arnold. Last reply by Arbutus Mar 29. 17 Replies

Hi.I am having major stability problems on takeoff with my Pixhawk controlled Tarot 810 Hex. If I try and take off smoothly and slowly it starts wobbling and will usually flip onto its side. If I get…Continue

Pixhawk Stability

Started by Sriram. Last reply by Sriram Mar 25. 7 Replies

Hay Guys... I am using Pixhawk with 3.3.3 quad. We use factory PID values. The first flight was in POS HOLD mode at an altitude of 7 meters. There was a slight wobble and jerk in the quad. We flew…Continue

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Comment by Vesselin Goranov on March 24, 2017 at 11:22pm

Most items I'm buying from Hobbyking.They doing well in Europe.

Comment by Harry Courter on March 24, 2017 at 9:13am

Grant:

I use this site for regular electronic components.  Not for the strictly RC stuff.

https://www.sparkfun.com/categories

Comment by Grant Petty on March 24, 2017 at 8:03am

Any suggestions on one- or two-stop shopping for miscellaneous electrical components like buttons, switches, LEDs, connectors, power cables, etc.?  I can track down any of these parts individually, but it would be nice to get most of them from just one or two reputable sources to (a) reduce the time I spend hunting and comparing, (b) save shipping,  and (c) guarantee relatively prompt delivery to a US address. 

I imagine there might be one source that specializes in drone- or RC airplane-specific parts (e.g., XT60 connectors, servo extension cables) and a second one that is a go-to for general purpose electrical/electronic parts (e.g., toggle switches, LEDs, etc.).

Comment by Lherning on March 3, 2017 at 11:18pm

Thanks Klaus, I guess I'm the 1000th member. 

Regards,

Comment by Klaus Heinrich on March 2, 2017 at 11:22pm


Herzlichen Glückwunsch an das 1000. Mitglied unserer Pixhawk Gruppe :)

Comment by Ravi Singh on February 9, 2017 at 12:08am
Try doing onboard magnetic calibration. It helped in my case
Comment by James Miller on January 11, 2017 at 7:47pm

Bernardo, I switched cables, not the problem. The power is from my big tower, and is main-board power-it's fine too.

When it works there's a lot of light activity that I don't understand. I hate not understanding. I need to educate myself. Can someone point me to a manual that explains such things?I've looked, and the PX4 manual does not speak about pixhawk-specific things.

Comment by Bernardo on January 11, 2017 at 11:36am

@ James Miller: Perhaps the power of the USB is too low. Try connect the Pixhawk with a short cable direct to an USB plug (?) or try a different cable

Comment by James Miller on January 11, 2017 at 3:33am

Pixhawk---DOA?
If I plug in a battery to the (connected) power monitor the pixhawk will light up one time out of 3. If I plug in the USB port to my PC, to a full-service port using the cable that came with it, my pixhawk does not light at all-- just a faint flicker from the power lights, and then a tiny tick-tick-tick-tick noise, just audible, from the FC.
If I keep trying and finally get it to light off with battery, I am able to load Qgroundcontrol, but not flash firmware. It says to unplug battery.
Help!
Anyone had this problem before? It's been in my drawer for 6 months, so HK sure aint gonna want to see it back!
Comment by SKYBORNE on January 10, 2017 at 6:59am
 

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