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Artificial Horizon Changes Size

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andre Kotze Jun 17, 2013. 4 Replies

I just loaded MP 1.2.53 and noticed that every time I close it and open it up again my artificial horizon gets stretched vertically.  Has anyone else experienced this perhaps?Continue

Tags: mp, 1.2.53, planner, mission

Good PID settings for stock frame with v2.3

Started Feb 18, 2012 0 Replies

Does anybody have any good PID settings for a stock frame ArduCopter with 924kv Hacker Style motors perhaps?Or can anybody please tell me a good way to start tuning these settings and what to look…Continue

AC2 PID Tuning

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andre Kotze Jan 14, 2012. 2 Replies

How does the PID tuning work?  How much do I increase/decrease each time and are the changes reflected in real-time or do I need to click on "Write Params" for them to take effect?Continue

Tags: AC2, tuning, PID

Waypoint Navigation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Anderson Jan 14, 2012. 1 Reply

How does the waypoint navigation work exactly?1.  Say I've got 5 waypoints programmed but I dont take off from my home location, if I then go into AUTO mode will my quad fly to my home location first…Continue

 

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Andre Kotze replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.2 beta testing
"Hi Martin.  I'm guessing you're running the two packs in parallel?  If so why dont you just wait for the gyros to calibrate before you plug the 2nd battery in...?"
22 hours ago
Andre Kotze replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.2 beta testing
"Thanks Randy, At least I know now that's its not a bug or something I did wrong..."
Oct 11
Andre Kotze replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.2 beta testing
"Randy, I loaded 3.1.5 on my APM1 quad and noticed that there are no sonar readings in the MP.  I checked it in CLI and I do get a reading there.  I have enabled the sonar and I've selected XL-EZ0 in the MP.  Any ideas perhaps?…"
Oct 11
Andre Kotze replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.2 beta testing
"Thanks, will draft"
Oct 7
Andre Kotze replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.2 beta testing
"And excuse me if I'm asking dumb questions but do I just send my concerns or questions to that address or how does it work?"
Oct 7
Andre Kotze replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.2 beta testing
"Disabling the sonar only dropped it by 4kb - I need another 16kb to get it under 258kb.  Someone else mentioned something about disabling unused flight modes perhaps; is that possible?  PS: Can you point me towards the mailing list…"
Oct 7
Andre Kotze replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.2 beta testing
"Randy, Ok I've changed all instances of "relay.on()" and "relay.off()" to "relay.on(0)" and "relay.off(0)" in my UserCode file and it's compiling, but sadly it's coming in too big now…"
Oct 6
Andre Kotze replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.2 beta testing
"I add some custom code in order to use the relay to control my LEDs as a voltage indicator - hence I need to manually compile through Arduino each time..."
Oct 6
Andre Kotze replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.2 beta testing
"Hi Randy, Is the relay still supported on the APM1 boards?  I've been following the developments but I haven't actively tried anything since 3.1-rc5 and now when I try to compile I get the attached errors.  I've also…"
Oct 6
Andre Kotze commented on Kevin B's blog post APM2 LED Show - UserCode
"Well another year has almost gone past and because I haven't worked on my ArduCopter quad for some time I thought I'd try the latest RC firmware but once again I'm getting various errors when trying to compile.  Kevin do you…"
Oct 6
Andre Kotze replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.2 beta testing
"Ah ok, just too bad one notices the stretching in fast panning scenes..."
Jul 29
Andre Kotze replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.2 beta testing
"Im guessing you did use the Defisr as the video is clearly being stretched on the sides when you yaw..."
Jul 29
Andre Kotze replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.2 beta testing
"Did you use a GoPro for this footage?"
Jul 29
Andre Kotze replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.1 released!
"Same here..."
Apr 24
Andre Kotze replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.1 released!
"I have a sonar on my APM1 quad.  I haven't flown it for a long while but I found that a sonar_gain of 0.6 works the best for me, however it's nowhere as good as in the previous versions.  Have a look here -…"
Apr 4
Andre Kotze replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.1 released!
"Do you always do your test flying in the same spot as in the video?  Have you ever tried it in a open field perhaps?  GPS signals will bounce off buildings giving you a less accurate lock..."
Apr 4

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