ArduPilot (legacy) User Group


ArduPilot (legacy) User Group

Group for users of the original ArduPilot, both thermopile and ArduIMU versions

Members: 138
Latest Activity: Jan 24

Discussion Forum

ArduPilot w/ ATMega328 boards & ArduIMU+ V3 kit

Started by Simon Atkinson. Last reply by Harry May 11, 2014. 2 Replies

Hi there I bought a couple ArduPilot w/ ATMega328 boards a few years back, but didn't get to use them .... work got in the way! I'm still keen to do something with them -- using an IMU set-up - but…Continue

Arming Problem with Ardupilot Mega1.4

Started by GIREESH NARAYANAN NAIR. Last reply by Charles lakins Aug 15, 2013. 1 Reply

I am new to this group. I was using Ardupilot Mega 1.4 for my Quad and it was working reasonably well. I made some frame modification and programmed the board with APM Planner 1.2.67. Then the…Continue

Ardupilot and Arduimu+V3 compatibility

Started by Victor Toth. Last reply by kyle monroe Jul 25, 2013. 18 Replies

Hello everyone, I've been trying to find a definitive answer to a problem I've been having for several days and I'm really hoping this community can help.1. Is the arduimu+v3 a direct replacement for…Continue

Tags: v3, arduimu, legacy, ardupilot

problem in my sd card slot............arduplane...

Started by ravi rockon. Last reply by Charles lakins Jun 15, 2013. 1 Reply

can any one help regarding this problem.....actually my sd card mount has some problem in mounting sd there any way to override the functions related to it.....without disturbing the rest…Continue

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Comment by Harry on February 8, 2013 at 12:25am

I'll take another look at the mixing Jean-Luis used and see if there is a way to squeeze it into the ardupilot.  The ardupilot already reads channels and can pass a signal and it can even mix outputs.  It was the one thing I didnt try and it could be the easiest most logical way.

Well, I'm trying right now.  I added some mixing in the servo tab and it isnt working right.  I can atleast get the ESC's to arm, but the mixing doesnt work.  I can also change motor speed using the stick but none of it makes any sense.  I might go back to trying to send ordinary 4 channel control to the KK and let it do the mixing.  The problem with that was I couldnt arm the KK.  That might just be a matter of tweaking the min value for rudder.  it's a headache. 

Comment by Charles lakins on January 31, 2013 at 1:02pm

It sure would be nice if we could just dictate vocally (like startrek) to our computers and they could compile the code with the needed features we wanted, just think of the possibilties then!

Comment by Charles lakins on January 31, 2013 at 1:00pm

I dont think I will get too much ahead of my level of understanding with this lol\

Im having a fun enough time working on one FC or APM at a time let alone working them in together

Comment by Charles lakins on January 30, 2013 at 1:05pm

Nice Harry !!

I'm still learning the formatting of the code so I wouldnt attempt that just yet

My luck it would end up taking off and not stopping until it hit mars, if it took off at all :) I seem to get into things forcing myself to learn everyday


I have a Naze32 also I wonder if it would work in conjunction, It has more inputs/features than the KK , but im not too familiar with the coding

Comment by Harry on January 30, 2013 at 11:53am

Charles, the 2.7.1 code would have to be adapted somehow to work with multirotors.  I was just thinking of trying this too.  I tried using the IMU as standalone controller and almost had it. Jean-Luis, one of the developers here, did it for the older IMU and I tried to port it to the new IMU.  I was very close, but it was a timing issue and I had no idea how to solve that.  It would studder and skip and try to flip it over.  I even tried using a KK board and ardupilot together.  I gave up on that too.

What I think might work is to add mixing to the 2.7.1 code.  It sounds easy enough, but I know things can go beyond my reach quickly.

Comment by Charles lakins on January 23, 2013 at 11:59am

Does anyone know If the legacy will work on a quad? if so what code file should be used?

just pondering using it on my HT-FPV quadcopter

Comment by Brian on January 18, 2013 at 11:07pm

I crash tested my raven the other day and must say that my wing kicks ass.  My raven tried to perch in a tree. The other reinforcements I made all held up good but I did crack the nose, which I'm in the process of repairing, as well as a couple other areas but all fixable and relatively quick and easy repairs at that.  I ended up with some really good FPV footage of the crash including my gopro smacking the road.  It took me about 5 minutes to find my gopro after the crash but it was still running. I do have a scratch in the bubble lens, but now I'm watching an ebay auction for a flat lens kit... overall it could have been much worse and I'll have some cool posts soon.

Comment by Charles lakins on January 17, 2013 at 8:54pm

I have been working on my JR venture CP .35 nitro Helicopterand got sidetracked away from the ardupilot work, I think my Piper Cub project misses me! :)

(I did get my decals finally on it !!)

& I had to take a break from my Quad project too,

Too much on the go, and in my head!! lmao

Comment by Charles lakins on January 12, 2013 at 2:44pm

right on Brian maybe post some pics as you go

Comment by Brian on January 12, 2013 at 8:28am
I have been testing my rebuilt RQ11 Raven, getting ready to install my AP(l) gear.

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