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bad attitude from a stationary ArduCopter

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Gough Jan 4, 2012. 5 Replies

Background: My first ArduCopter (APM1/oilpan, mag, no sonar, ublox GPS, xbee 900, hoverthings X450 quad frame, 1000 Kv motors, 30A escs, 10*4.7 props, 4Ah 35C 1P4S LiPo, X cross configuration, code…Continue

 

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Chris Gough replied to mark's discussion Not all 5.8GHz Circular Polarized Antennas are created equal in the group ArduCopter User Group
"I don't have experience with either brand, but are you sure you're not mixing left and right polarisation? If you do that, pretty much the only signal to get through will be the reflection."
yesterday
Chris Gough replied to Thomas's discussion Why NAZA work without PIDS tuning and APM not? in the group ArduCopter User Group
Apr 20
Chris Gough commented on Kevin Hester's blog post Please do three small things to help create drones.stackexchange.com
"@Andrew Lynch, Maybe. Here, I added a question to the robotics stack exchange, let's see how that goes. http://robotics.stackexchange.com/questions/1378/how-to-tell-when-an-ardupilot-has-finished-initialising-its-gyros-without-refe"
Jun 4, 2013
Chris Gough commented on Kevin Hester's blog post Please do three small things to help create drones.stackexchange.com
"This is an interesting idea, I'm following... But how does this compliment/work with the existing DIYDrones forum format? Is it splitting the community, in essence a fork? Stack exchange has some great features, if it works out it could be a…"
Jun 3, 2013
Chris Gough replied to Rafael Córdoba's discussion How can I set up the PID's? in the group ArduCopter User Group
May 27, 2013
Chris Gough replied to Rafael Córdoba's discussion How can I set up the PID's? in the group ArduCopter User Group
"http://plane.ardupilot.com/wiki/arduplane-parameters/ That's new/draft documentation but best yet."
May 27, 2013
Chris Gough commented on Sam Short's blog post Another example of how to conduct commercial drone ops
"Here is a hint of their conditions: Our specially designed aircraft operate at low noise levels and are capable of flying at altitudes of up to 121 metres (400feet). Unlike traditional helicopters or fixed wing aircraft we are also able to get…"
Mar 31, 2013
Chris Gough commented on Sam Short's blog post Another example of how to conduct commercial drone ops
"Hi Darrell, They don't, they have an operators certificate. http://www.coptercam.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/CC_OC.jpg I would be very interested to read schedules 1 and 2 of the certificate (not published as far as i can tell). They…"
Mar 31, 2013
Chris Gough commented on Chris Anderson's group ArduCopter User Group
"@Shayam, if you want to experiment with quaternions, DCM, euler angles, etc. you might want to check out the various pluggable AHRS subsystems in paparazzi. http://paparazzi.enac.fr/wiki/Subsystem/ahrs"
Nov 29, 2012
Chris Gough replied to David Anders's discussion The flying quad and flying higher props... in the group ArduCopter User Group
"There's red loctite and blue loctite at my local shop. The red one is supposed to be permanent, I dont use it. The blue one is semi-permanent, that's the one to use. At a pinch, nail varnish works too. You can thin it with acetone if…"
Nov 17, 2012
Chris Gough replied to Randy Brazeau's discussion What is a "Pilot"? in the group ArduCopter User Group
"In AU, "pilot in command" has a legal definition. It's the person responsible (IANAL, that's just my understanding of regulation CASA 101). It's not a badge of honor. The only time you fly and are not the pilot is wham you…"
Nov 5, 2012
Chris Gough replied to Stefan Gofferje's discussion Multi-rotor endurance factors? in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Ok, I think I get it now. It takes no work at all to hover, if you are perched on a pole, because no mass is getting accelerating (despite the force of gravity). Poles are not using power to stand up, the sled/winch acceleration analogy for hovering…"
Sep 22, 2012
Chris Gough replied to Stefan Gofferje's discussion Multi-rotor endurance factors? in the group ArduCopter User Group
"From disk loading, http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disk_loading#section_3 I see that power required to hover is thrust * induced velocity (of downwash), which is a function of disk loading (with an exponent, due to MV**2/2 I suspect) I can see…"
Sep 22, 2012
Chris Gough replied to Stefan Gofferje's discussion Multi-rotor endurance factors? in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Ok, what's the diameter of an ideal rotor that consumes 48 Watts when lifting 1Kg? What is the power consumption of an ideal rotor lifting 1Kg with, say 1Km diameter?"
Sep 22, 2012
Chris Gough replied to Stefan Gofferje's discussion Multi-rotor endurance factors? in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Yes, that's how the 48W/Kg is spent. Of course with the heat, sound and turbulence produced it would cost more than 48W/Kg to hover, but that's an ideal. I may have made a mistake, and if so I would like to see it corrected. High school…"
Sep 22, 2012
Chris Gough replied to Stefan Gofferje's discussion Multi-rotor endurance factors? in the group ArduCopter User Group
"@Brad Hughey, no I didn't forget mass - acceleration due to gravity is the same at any (non-astronomical) mass. Specific energy (e.g. 200 W/H per Kg) of LiPo batteries is the same for any size/quantity of them. It's like energy density,…"
Sep 21, 2012

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Been into fixed-wing foam with Paparazzi for a couple of years. Currently dabbling in multicopters, learning ArduPilot as part in the CanberraUAV team (2012 Out Back Challenge, here we come).

http://www.CanberraUAV.com/

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ArduCopter novice learns from pymavlink tools (and mistakes)

Posted on January 6, 2012 at 7:30am 6 Comments

If you are one of the 21 people that read my discussion post earlier this week, then you will know I'm an ArduCopter novice making beginners mistakes, and using pymavlink tools to interface my system.…

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