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Alternate powering method

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alexander LeBrun Aug 24, 2013. 5 Replies

I was wondering if there is a way to use the power module on Apm 2.5 but to not have it power the board. If I could I would like to power the board via a separate bec on the input rail then use…Continue

Radio Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alexander LeBrun Feb 8, 2011. 2 Replies

I am looking to purchase a new radio with FPV as one of my main concerns. Right now I have a My video is being transmitted via 1.280Ghz channel at 300mW and its blasting the hell outta my current 2.4…Continue

All done!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Craig Burden Oct 30, 2010. 13 Replies

Ahhh finally done here she is all built up.... My bird Ver. 1.0 =)) All my parts.This is how I distribute power I stack a couple of these guys. I grooved out the edge of my tray frames to run the…Continue

Messing with frames...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sebastian Gralla Oct 23, 2010. 12 Replies

First frame test...Right now its just made of MDF to check how things will fit...I need some adjusting in a some spots, oilpan fits a little too snug for my taste. I think I am going to shorten the…Continue

 

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JeffBetts_KK4MTC commented on Alexander LeBrun's blog post ArduPilot Purple + Skywalker X8 + FPV = Summer Loving
"Start with the defaults, or if you want to be extra safe, drop the default P values by 25% and expect it to be a bit sluggish in self-leveling. If it's too high you'll notice diminishing over-corrections which will…"
Feb 19, 2016
Sulu commented on Alexander LeBrun's blog post ArduPilot Purple + Skywalker X8 + FPV = Summer Loving
"Thank you for clarification but....I just asked to share again an old link already present here but now dead just to have a comparison and start my personal tuning. Take also into account that, in this thread, many people shared their setttings…"
Feb 19, 2016
JeffBetts_KK4MTC commented on Alexander LeBrun's blog post ArduPilot Purple + Skywalker X8 + FPV = Summer Loving
"You can't copy the PIDs from one airframe to the next and expect decent results. Especially on this airframe since the servo arms are various lengths (depending on which servos you choose to install), and connection points aren't…"
Feb 18, 2016
Sulu commented on Alexander LeBrun's blog post ArduPilot Purple + Skywalker X8 + FPV = Summer Loving
"Hi Jonh, I'm new on this forum but i'm interest to parameters you shared long time ago for a comparison with mine. Can you share again because the link (obviously) is dead? thank you!!!! Marco."
Feb 18, 2016
Charly Calles commented on Alexander LeBrun's blog post ArduPilot Purple + Skywalker X8 + FPV = Summer Loving
"Alright thanks RickI have flow with manual al FBWA but the PID values aren't still that good, im waiting for a good calm day to tune them :)"
Nov 2, 2015
Rick M commented on Alexander LeBrun's blog post ArduPilot Purple + Skywalker X8 + FPV = Summer Loving
"I certainly don't have any better numbers to give. We crashed our X8 into the SF Bay a long time ago, and haven't tried flying a new one since. But the Pixhawk seems to work well right out of the box. Make sure your manual override is…"
Oct 29, 2015
Charly Calles commented on Alexander LeBrun's blog post ArduPilot Purple + Skywalker X8 + FPV = Summer Loving
"Hey Guys! I come in a couple of years later, but I just bouhgt an X8 Skywalker and had my maiden flight! flies amazing!!! Just fitted the pixhawk, but its too dark to go and fly now (bummer..) :( Since you guys already have some experience I was…"
Oct 29, 2015
Arturo Muñoz commented on Alexander LeBrun's blog post ArduPilot Purple + Skywalker X8 + FPV = Summer Loving
"Hi, everybody.i have the same problem with the PID´s parameters.. =( i have the pixhawk shield some one can send me the parameters or something for to fly please. thanks"
Oct 31, 2014
JeffBetts_KK4MTC commented on Alexander LeBrun's blog post ArduPilot Purple + Skywalker X8 + FPV = Summer Loving
"Arrato, The defaults worked in stabilize, but I found they needed to be turned down a bit to keep it smooth, but beware of using others PID settings. Chances are your servos, servo arms or control surface brackets are mounted in different locations…"
Sep 7, 2013
Arrato commented on Alexander LeBrun's blog post ArduPilot Purple + Skywalker X8 + FPV = Summer Loving
"Also looking for good settings for X-8. Please share.."
Sep 7, 2013
Alexander LeBrun replied to Alexander LeBrun's discussion Alternate powering method
"If I look here http://diydrones.com/forum/topics/apm2-5-5v-vcc-schematic and then look at the mystery port it looks like both power cables are tied together so I would need to cut them both, but if I did that I don't know if I would get voltage…"
Aug 24, 2013
Alexander LeBrun replied to Alexander LeBrun's discussion Alternate powering method
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Aug 24, 2013

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Randy replied to Alexander LeBrun's discussion Alternate powering method
"Ah right, arduPlane...!"
Aug 24, 2013
Alexander LeBrun replied to Alexander LeBrun's discussion Alternate powering method
"Hi Randy, I was thinking I wanted to power the apm with a seperate bec for two reasons one clean power source and second was that if for some reason I drained my motor battery I could still glide to safety with a powered apm and reciever."
Aug 23, 2013

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Randy replied to Alexander LeBrun's discussion Alternate powering method
"Alexander,     One of the wires from the power-module (probably the red one) will just be for providing power to the APM2.x.  I don't actually know why there are 6 wires on the power module...I can only think of a need for…"
Aug 23, 2013

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About Me:
I am a fabricator. I have cnc machines lazer cutters and other various tools at my disposal. I design things for museums, hotels, and the movie industry.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I have always had a love for RCs, cars, planes and heli's. I would like to use this device in many different ways but the two first main reasons are for photography, and recreational use.
Hometown:
Los Angeles

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ArduPilot Purple + Skywalker X8 + FPV = Summer Loving

Posted on June 19, 2012 at 12:56am 176 Comments

So I have some vacations coming up and already have some quads and a hex I figured I needed a fixed wing to round out my aerial camera fleet. (for now) heh. So I took the plunge and picked myself up an X8 to fill up with electronics. …

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At 10:54am on October 20, 2010, Michael Munson said…
Hey Kaotic - Would you be interested in selling one of your frames? Great looking design!!! I am getting ready to build a heavy lifter and this design would look great Let me know!

Mike
At 8:27am on March 11, 2011, gregory Heinen said…

Kaotic,

 

How would I purchase a frame from you?  I have all the rest, just wondering if you have either the carbon or aluminum available now?  978 319 7078.  Lowell, MA gregorywheinen@yahoo.com

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