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Replacing an ESC - help needed.

Started Mar 13 0 Replies

I bought a 680 pro build from Craigslist and have been upgrading and adding gimbals etc. It has flown a few times and done very well being stable in loiter etc.Recently, after solving a loose prop…Continue

Tags: kkmultirotor, multirotor, simonk, esc

When is a gimbal not a gimbal?

Started Feb 15 0 Replies

I am building a hex machine to carry a small DSLR for still photography. I have been working on a 3D gimbal and things are going well. In an idle moment the thought struck me "Why do I need a gimbal…Continue

Tags: gimbal, photography, still

Camera trigger relay output for DSLR - help needed.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Smith Jan 12. 2 Replies

I tried this over on Arducopter and got no answers so I thought I would try here>I am using the latest software and an APM 2.8. All I need is the relay out put from APM to go from 0v to 5v when I…Continue

Tags: trigger, camera, relay

Camera trigger / relay output for DSLR

Started Jan 11 0 Replies

I am using the latest software and an APM 2.8. All I need is the relay out put from APM to go from 0v to 5v when I activate a switch on my remote. I though this would be a piece of cake. Mission…Continue

Tags: relay, trigger, camera, 2.8, APM

 

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Bob Smith replied to Bob Smith's discussion Camera trigger relay output for DSLR - help needed.
"Never mind - I got it. The relay pin was set to -1 and not 13. I knew there was something and it took me 2 days to find it."
Jan 12
Bob Smith replied to Bob Smith's discussion Camera trigger relay output for DSLR - help needed.
"Never mind - I got it. The relay pin was set to -1 and not 13. I knew there was something and it took me 2 days to find it."
Jan 12
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Jan 12
Bob Smith replied to Bob Smith's discussion APM 2.8 landing gear retraction in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Thanks for the inputs. I decided to solve the problem another way on this build and punt on the landing gear and move my gimbal forwards. I will mod the bottom rails to get it further forward and the battery further back. I do not plan a 360 gimbal…"
Jan 11
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STROM32 v1.32 cannot connect to the PC

I have a gimbal which had a blown BGC so I decided to upgrade to STORM32. My first step was to connect to the PC using USB. Nothing. I looked at the wicki and it suggested that the USB was for show and FTDI was needed. I used the Arduino FTDI hack to achieve this but got not connection. All I get is :Connecting... Please wait!v... v0.90Read... ABORTED!The connected controller board or its firmware version is not supported!Retry with GUI version v0.90Please do first a read to get controller…See More
Jan 6
saTxRxasis replied to Bob Smith's discussion APM 2.8 landing gear retraction in the group ArduCopter User Group
"You still can control your retractable landing gear on your 3.2.1 FW of APM. It only use PWM signal from your receiver (if you use PWM mode). But if you use PPM mode receiver, you need to configure analog output (A10-A12) throught Mission Planner as…"
Jan 5
Ray Quintana replied to Bob Smith's discussion APM 2.8 landing gear retraction in the group ArduCopter User Group
Jan 5
Clifton Hipsher replied to Bob Smith's discussion APM 2.8 landing gear retraction in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Yeah, what Craig said.  BUT, if you  really want automated AND manual control, get a Pixhawk.  You can use the radio to manually retract and deploy the gear and you can use LAND to deploy the gear automatically.  This works…"
Jan 4
Craig replied to Bob Smith's discussion AM 2.8 landing gear retraction in the group ArduCopter User Group
"rebind your RX so that it does S.Bus and PWM and then you can just assign a switch to channel 9 on your TX and then connect the signal from your gear directly to your RX's 1st PWM pin and a ground, Do NOT power them off the RX or APM make sure…"
Jan 4

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Randy replied to Bob Smith's discussion AM 2.8 landing gear retraction in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Hi there.  Most support for ardupilot is being done over in the support forums I think although no guarantees of a response. http://discuss.ardupilot.org/ I think the easiest path to happiness probably involves getting a more powerful flight…"
Jan 4
Bob Smith added a discussion to the group ArduCopter User Group
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AM 2.8 landing gear retraction

I can't imagine this is the first time this is come up but I promise I have done my due diligence and searched high and low for an answer.I wrote too much below so I'll rephrase my long post :"How does one control retractable landing gear with an APM2 through Mission planner?"My set up so far:I replaced the APM 2.5 I inherited for a 2.8 (for various reasons including wiring and cracked cases.).. I have set everything up and I appear to be all connected as it was before. It's running version…See More
Jan 4

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About Me:
Beginner in drone building but an engineer, coder, maker etc.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I am a photographer (stills to this point) and drone technology is another angle (literally).
Hometown:
Buda, Texas

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