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Arducopter 3.0 RC2 Crash (Suspected Bug with outputs to ESCs)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Drone Savant May 26, 2013. 15 Replies

Installed Arducopter 3.0 RC2, had verification error which I have seen several times without problem, re-calibrated quadcopter and went to the fieldPlugged in battery at the field and the ESCs…Continue

Tags: failure, power, Randy, crash, arducopter

Help Using MinimOSD and 915MHz Bidirectional Telemetry

Started this discussion. Last reply by Angus Allen May 14, 2013. 13 Replies

I am wondering how ppl are using minimOSD and the bidirectional telemetry capability with the APM at the same time? Most documentation I see say one or the other or you send the tx to the OSD and the…Continue

Tags: splitter, MHz, 915, telemetry, minimosd

Ardupilot Randomly Loses Control\Stability Resulting In Crash

Started this discussion. Last reply by AJEsq Nov 7, 2012. 5 Replies

Hello Community,Fresh to the community. Been using APM 2.5 for about two months and love it!I built a DJI f450 quad copter with the APM 2.5 installed within a weatherproof contain (cd spindle). See…Continue

Tags: sensors, stability, troubleshoot, glitch, haywire

Ardupilot Randomly Loses Control\Stability Resulting In Crash

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Nov 2, 2012. 1 Reply

Hello Community,Fresh to the community. Been using APM 2.5 for about two months and love it!I built a DJI f450 quad copter with the APM 2.5 installed within a weatherproof contain (cd spindle). See…Continue

Tags: arducopter, control, stability, ardupilot, haywire

 

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AJEsq replied to De carne Christophe's discussion Strange characters minim osd
"Did you buy the minimOSD from 3DRobotics or a knock off from Hong Kong? I bought one from dx.com I think and it worked great until I upgraded it..."
Sep 3, 2013
AJEsq replied to De carne Christophe's discussion Strange characters minim osd
"I just got the minimOSD on my copter and I am also experiencing strange characters. Out of box it worked great, then I upgraded minimosd extras and then it put similar character issues. I have tried to downgrade to regular minimosd and different…"
Sep 2, 2013
AJEsq commented on Max Levine's blog post ArduCopter (TBS Discovery Style)
"Ok so my APM is a little closer to where the core would go, so I can set it back but that still puts most of the weight at the back...Currently with a padlock as counter weight in the front it balances a the back arm front screw holes.. Is that…"
Jun 17, 2013
AJEsq commented on Max Levine's blog post ArduCopter (TBS Discovery Style)
"So you are saying place the APM further back? and not putting the battery further forward? Is there any concern with putting too much load at the back motors?"
Jun 17, 2013
AJEsq commented on Max Levine's blog post ArduCopter (TBS Discovery Style)
"Team, Ive just finished building out a TBS Discovery with an APM. And it isnt as turnkey as the original f450 was... Ive pushed a modified firmware with the appropriate angles in the cpp file and levelled the APM with the V frame config. Those…"
Jun 17, 2013
Btanny replied to AJEsq's discussion Arducopter 3.0 RC2 Crash (Suspected Bug with outputs to ESCs)
"Hi Randy,  Quick question.. Why are the WPNAV PID values in v3rc3 not modifiable?  Should I not be testing auto mode?  I simply want to change WPNAV speed for my test flights."
May 25, 2013
titeuf007 replied to AJEsq's discussion Arducopter 3.0 RC2 Crash (Suspected Bug with outputs to ESCs)
"the better way is to use external compas look here  http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1820773&page=342#post25091010 external ccompass is very cheap(3usd on ebay) and it s the most important thing on you quad if you don t want…"
May 25, 2013

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Olivier ADLER replied to AJEsq's discussion Arducopter 3.0 RC2 Crash (Suspected Bug with outputs to ESCs)
"Do you have something connected on the APM that could tear down the voltage ? Did you remove the Jumper JP1 to avoid powering the APM through the ESCs ? Did you crash before with this board ? See the power scheme here…"
May 25, 2013
CyberCrash replied to AJEsq's discussion Arducopter 3.0 RC2 Crash (Suspected Bug with outputs to ESCs)
"Try balancing your props. This helps a lot with reducing vibrations."
May 25, 2013
AJEsq replied to AJEsq's discussion Arducopter 3.0 RC2 Crash (Suspected Bug with outputs to ESCs)
"Thanks Olivier and Randy, excellent feedback. Randy, Thanks for the great interpretation of the tlogs! I heard you would be able to identify some problems and you did not disappoint. Ive learned a lot from what to look for already! POWER: So…"
May 25, 2013

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Randy replied to AJEsq's discussion Arducopter 3.0 RC2 Crash (Suspected Bug with outputs to ESCs)
"I just checked the voltage_battery field from the logs and indeed it drops as low as 9.5 volts.  The LOW_VOLTAGE parameter was set to 10.5 so it was significantly lower than the cut-off.  It doesn't trigger into LAND immediately as…"
May 24, 2013

Developer
Randy replied to AJEsq's discussion Arducopter 3.0 RC2 Crash (Suspected Bug with outputs to ESCs)
"Sorry to hear about your crash. Is it possible that you forgot to charge the battery before the flight?  The sluggishness before the crash could easily be because it was running low on power. I believe the low voltage or current battery…"
May 24, 2013

Developer
Olivier ADLER replied to AJEsq's discussion Arducopter 3.0 RC2 Crash (Suspected Bug with outputs to ESCs)
"The RC2 ESC beeping is normal. It is because the APM was erasing logs during boot too much frequently. This has been corrected in RC3. You must not fly with firmware verification errors. This could be the reason of the crash because of a corrupted…"
May 24, 2013
marc.kulhavy replied to AJEsq's discussion Arducopter 3.0 RC2 Crash (Suspected Bug with outputs to ESCs)
"Ok, did not knew this. I use VMWare products all day in my job but never had troubles with mismatch on serial or usb connections. Anyway, if you say you switched on a timer on your tx, was that the exact point the motors stopped? Sure you didnt had…"
May 24, 2013
AJEsq replied to AJEsq's discussion Arducopter 3.0 RC2 Crash (Suspected Bug with outputs to ESCs)
"Ive been flying the APM since Sept 2012 and have seen verification errors every time I have pushed a new firmware. I was originally concerned with checksum errors but recall a forum suggesting if I am using Mission Planner in a VM…"
May 24, 2013
marc.kulhavy replied to AJEsq's discussion Arducopter 3.0 RC2 Crash (Suspected Bug with outputs to ESCs)
"Do I understand right that you uploaded the new firmware, got a verification/checksum error and still kept on and went out flying?"
May 24, 2013

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