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APM 2.0 no longer powered from output rail.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen R Mann Jan 9, 2013. 1 Reply

Everything used to work fine, but suddenly the APM does not longer get powered by the ESCs on the output rail.If I connect power to the input rail or USB the APM still works (but shuts down once I…Continue

Xbee Issues

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andreas Apr 20, 2012. 3 Replies

I'm sorry this is going to be a rant with few specifics about the my Xbee issues. The new 3DR radio is on order but it would be lovely if the $$$ Xbee investment would actually be worth it too. Any…Continue

ESC arming issue (Turnigy Plush 40)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric-Jan Swinkels Aug 11, 2013. 75 Replies

Received my purple yesterday, just in time for Xmas ;)   Connected it all to my quad and it all seems to work (radio input, sensors, xbee).What I can't get to work right now is the arming of the…Continue

Auto mode questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andreas Dec 23, 2011. 2 Replies

I have completed a few ArduPilot test flights but have some questions about how the auto / waypoint mode works.Lets assume I uploaded a program with 4 way points.1) Once the program is complete the…Continue

 

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Dick Gerritsen commented on Andreas's blog post RCTimer Brushless Gimbal and Controller
"Everyone is looking for the right settings. Please add your settings if the gimbal is working well. My gimbal is shaking a little and drifts during flight. kindly regards Dick Gerritsen dutch mountains"
Jan 6
Andreas commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Senate hearing will discuss Amazon drones
"Looking forward to harvest Amazon drones from trees and powerlines!"
Dec 2, 2013
John Campen commented on Andreas's blog post RCTimer Brushless Gimbal and Controller
"Just a few points about the Martinez boards to watch out for. Firstly the min USB socket on both boards I bought were not properly soldered on. Both actually came off very easily and I had to re-solder them back on. So if your having trouble…"
Nov 9, 2013
John Campen commented on Andreas's blog post RCTimer Brushless Gimbal and Controller
"Well isn't that the irony of it all!. I have watch the BGLs development and it all happened mostly within the last 12 months or so. Like you said, It went from novelty (DIYs open source builds, etc) then to 3-5 thousand dollar gimbals and now…"
Nov 9, 2013
Colin Henderson commented on Andreas's blog post RCTimer Brushless Gimbal and Controller
"Help Needed Just managed to burn out My Alexmoss board by plugging in the 3 axis board one pin to the left rather than right !!!. The result is it has blown a small mossfet just above the USB port titled Q1 on the board. Since I no longer have any…"
Oct 21, 2013
Chuck Derer commented on Andreas's blog post RCTimer Brushless Gimbal and Controller
"My Phantom quadcopter should arrive in a few days, my brushless gimbal is complete. I want to give the gimbal a tilt function. Has anyone here done this with the Phantom/ RCTimer set up?"
Sep 14, 2013
John McGrath commented on Andreas's blog post RCTimer Brushless Gimbal and Controller
"I did not like how low it was so I removed the board and put it elsewhere now I have lots of room. FYI wrap the board in foam as to protect it."
Sep 1, 2013
mP1 commented on Andreas's blog post RCTimer Brushless Gimbal and Controller
"Is it possible to make the move camera and gimbal so its in front and more or less level with the control board ? I would prefer it didnt hang so much ."
Sep 1, 2013
Joe Edgar commented on Andreas's blog post Deadly RC Helicopter Accident in Switzerland
"Anything can hurt you when there is an accident. It would be wrong in my opinion to blame larger size model helicopters. Years ago I was a passenger in a car ridding in the back seat. A woman who was doing her makeup lost control of a cotton ball…"
Aug 26, 2013
gustavo commented on Andreas's blog post RCTimer Brushless Gimbal and Controller
"Help Does anybody knows how to reflash The boot leader on a Martínez board using an ftdi cable , because I have tried everything directly using the USB with no luck. Thanks"
Aug 24, 2013

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Richard Boyhan commented on Andreas's blog post RCTimer Brushless Gimbal and Controller
"I've been going around and around trying to the tune my RC Timer Gimbal.  I can get it to shake, rattle and roll, but not level out.  I've tried all kinds of combinations of default settings with no success.  I tried…"
Aug 21, 2013
Ronald Verdier commented on Andreas's blog post RCTimer Brushless Gimbal and Controller
"For what kind of thing? If you mean the connector you just go to:  http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__32041__JST_2pin_to_Molex_2_54_Charging_battery_Connector_Adapter.html And buy yourself a 2 cell lipo for powering the gimbal. Or maybe…"
Aug 20, 2013
Chuck Derer commented on Andreas's blog post RCTimer Brushless Gimbal and Controller
"Do I visit Radio Shack or the local RC hobby shop for this sort of thing?"
Aug 20, 2013
Ronald Verdier commented on Andreas's blog post RCTimer Brushless Gimbal and Controller
"Me too, lots of things i don't know. :)"
Aug 20, 2013
Chuck Derer commented on Andreas's blog post RCTimer Brushless Gimbal and Controller
"Thanks, I'm learning..."
Aug 20, 2013
Ronald Verdier commented on Andreas's blog post RCTimer Brushless Gimbal and Controller
" This is how i've done it. With a 2 cell lipo saver indicator. Just solder it on the pins :)"
Aug 20, 2013

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Deadly RC Helicopter Accident in Switzerland

Posted on July 11, 2013 at 10:00am 56 Comments

As reported by TagesAnzeiger.ch:

A 41 year old male was found with heavy injuries to head and arms by a walker in Mauensee Luzern Switzerland. The…

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APM enhances Father's day

Posted on June 16, 2013 at 12:00pm 4 Comments

In FBW mode, the APM turns almost any plane into a perfect trainer. My two older daughters (9 and 7) were able to confidently circle over the Berkeley marina. Despite the 10-15 knot winds the Bixler2 behaved very docile and controllable. I had them completely ignore throttle and only focus only on the…

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Drone shot down by police

Posted on June 13, 2013 at 7:17am 18 Comments

While filming the protests at Taksim Square, Istanbul Turkey, a DJI Phantom is brought down by police. I'm surprised that he managed to keep the footage. Many people arrested at the protests report having their memory card wiped.

Yes I made that headline as sensationalistic as possible…

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RCTimer Brushless Gimbal and Controller

Posted on May 9, 2013 at 10:00am 112 Comments

It's amazing how quickly BLGs went from a novelty and costing thousands (zenmuse) to something you can get for $172 shipped!

I received my RCTimer Brushless Gimbal (BLG) and…

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Comment Wall (1 comment)

At 3:58pm on April 25, 2013, Acorn said…

Andreas - I was hoping you could help me with a question I have on my DIY Oak Frame. I read in another thread about the importance of the motors being "equidistance" from eachother. In other words, the frame needs to be sqaure (Arms at 90 degrees from eachotherin a Quad setup). My frame is not perfect. It slightly more rectangular, measuring 16.5" on the long edge and 16.0" on the shorter edge. Have you ever encountered this as a problem with your quadrocopter designs? I read that you would have to adjust the Pitch(?) and Roll(?)?

By the way, I changed my screen name to Acorn in case you didn't recognize me.

I hope to hear from you,

Joe Mulledy

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