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Will this H-Frame Hexacopter layout work with APM2?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Carson Oct 13. 1 Reply

Hi,Just wanting to confirm whether this frame layout will run OK with arducopter before I commit to building it, I don't see why it shouldn't work as a circular hex frame firmware considering the…Continue

Tags: hex, apm, Hexacopter, Frame, H

Arducopter 2560 oilpan is bricked! *UPDATE* Now Fixed!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Carson Sep 4, 2012. 1 Reply

Hello!SO had the below problems and finally hooked up the Hobbyking FTDI USB adaptor to the top of the oilpan and now I have full functionality, able to do everything and now have a spare APM!!!!I…Continue

Tags: 2560, APM, oilpan, bricked

Helicopter build - Help with spacing a ball on a servo horn (trigonometry problem)

Started this discussion. Last reply by malcolm churn Aug 22, 2011. 1 Reply

Hello!Can I please appeal to the community with greater trigonometry knoweledge than myself to help solve this little problem I have come across?During my build of an Arducopter Traditional Heli on a…Continue

 

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Ben Carson commented on Tilman Griesel's blog post OpenFPV Update 2 - Roadmap for 2015, Oculus Rift Support, 5GHz
"Wow, Great stuff, I have been waiting for a viable RIFT to FPV system and cant wait to try yours out!"
Dec 7
Ben Carson replied to Ben Carson's discussion Will this H-Frame Hexacopter layout work with APM2?
"Well Im gonna put it together and try it out considering the front and back motor pair aren't moved anywhere I can see being a problem for the flight controller, and if so then I can just edit the motor placement in the code."
Oct 13
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Will this H-Frame Hexacopter layout work with APM2?

Hi,Just wanting to confirm whether this frame layout will run OK with arducopter before I commit to building it, I don't see why it shouldn't work as a circular hex frame firmware considering the motor placement.Anyway please let me know what you think!…See More
Oct 12
Ben Carson replied to Long Phạm's discussion TBS Discovery & Pixhawk load of problems :( in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Also if you are not running the V frame type try it."
Oct 5
Ben Carson replied to Long Phạm's discussion TBS Discovery & Pixhawk load of problems :( in the group ArduCopter User Group
"If you have tried re calibrating the radio input, compass cal and accels etc. then re install the original 750Kv motors and see if you have the same problem. Then you will know if the motors are the issue as from what I understand these issues…"
Oct 5
Ben Carson replied to Long Phạm's discussion TBS Discovery & Pixhawk load of problems :( in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Hi dont know if this will help but I had some weird issues like yours once and found the pins were coming loose from the plugs going into the mag and gps. in the photo it looks like the rearward mag pin is out a bit?? HTH"
Oct 3
Ben Carson commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post Split Elevon Air Brake Testing on Flying Wing
"I like your idea, I have an fx61 phantom that I have been thinking about adding decelerons for yaw control.."
Feb 12
Ben Carson commented on Stefan Gofferje's blog post "Warning of RC-Timer" or "Why you shouldn't buy from far east cloners"
"Not throwing stones at a glass house, but I have had issues with a faulty FTDI chip on an APM 1.4 from JDrones a year or so ago and received no help whatsoever. Being that it was my first foray into the APM Hardware the experience left a sour taste…"
Oct 13, 2013
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"Maybe try intimidating newbies (Im picking on newbs cuz they are an established stereotype of the guys most vulnerable to screw up) to respect the equipment more by showing them how powerful these systems are in some way that doesn't reference…"
Oct 10, 2013
Ben Carson commented on Jared Reabow's blog post Ask not what your hobby can do for you but what you can do for your hobby! A Simple idea for a big problem
"The thing is, often cheap unsafe equipment is to blame - and considering hobbyking products are everywhere the attention should be focused towards awareness and education of equipment faults and redundancy (Ie. don't run only one cheap BEC,…"
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"Amazing, looks incredible!"
Oct 5, 2013
Ben Carson commented on Dennis Okeefe's blog post Device which could keep a Quad with Engine failure from crashing....
"Gerard, best idea so far imo, would be interesting to think about the mechanics of such an arrangement, I will be thinking about this :) Perhaps, even a mechanical mount concept which detects a failure of motor torque and lift at the same time to…"
Sep 30, 2013
Ben Carson commented on Dennis Okeefe's blog post Device which could keep a Quad with Engine failure from crashing....
" bad picture one. bad picture 2 - hope these are not displayed full size that would be unfortunate for everyone -_-"
Sep 30, 2013
Ben Carson commented on Dennis Okeefe's blog post Device which could keep a Quad with Engine failure from crashing....
"Very interesting. Moving the center of mass to allow some control effect is a great idea. Another way might be to have batts supported laterally on a boom, with the mounts attached with cable attached to a brushless motor so in this situation the…"
Sep 30, 2013
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"Never really flew the gasser I was building, had no confidence in the radio systems I was using. I have it up for sale on trademe nz for 1k"
Sep 26, 2013

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I am your average heli nut, have been trained in CPL theory and currently have 32 hours in a H300 - Live in little old NZ, with a life philosophy of "Do No Harm" and really wanna change the world for the better!
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Spent the last 5 years researching all things vtol and want nothing more than to work in the field of UAV's, Have a lot of experience with RC Helis, from Gassers to little micro FP's and I strive to find the ultimate application of all this wonderful technology we now have at our fingertips!!
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MAking Headway with a Gasser Traditional helicopter Arducopter (APM1) Camera Ship.

Posted on August 14, 2012 at 5:00pm 20 Comments

The test hop was short due to having spit balled the throttle and pitch curves to come out with a head speed of ~1300rpm and a motor speed of ~1-,500rpm

The vibration…

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At 5:46am on July 19, 2011, nubli hashim said…
hi Ben, thanks for inviting me to be friends. yup I relly need somekind of help. Just wonder if we load quad codes, can later on be reloaded with hexa code or tri code? I think can right?
At 5:23pm on August 21, 2011, malcolm churn said…

ArducopterTraditionalHelisetup.doc

 

hi ben i have posted the manual on here for you...

 

At 7:38am on August 25, 2011, malcolm churn said…

SettingupArducopterMega2560withArduino22.doc.doc

 

Have written an arduino quick setup page

At 4:51pm on February 8, 2013,
Developer
Kevin Hester
said…

Hi Ben, no problem.  Can you post your question with description of the problem on the support thread for Andropilot?  So others also have a chance to answer.

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