"Very clean design! I thought about hard-mounting a laptop into the case but decided against it, with all the new android tablets out now and with andropilot, I like the freedom of having either a windows laptop or android tablet/phone plugging in to…"
"Very nice. Yup, I've gone through the same stuff. Glad you got it worked out! I'm working on my ground station as well. My old one was way too big and heavy:My new case is the size of a Pelican 1700, so it will be way easier to…"
"That is wrong. To calibrate the ESCs, you need your spektrum receiver plugged into the "input" side of the APM. Calibration is done with the spektrum radio talking to the spektrum receiver which gives the inputs to the APM. The 3DR radio…"
"If you have never flown an R/C plane before. I recommend that you do not put the APM in the Bixler until you learn to fly it manually. Unless you know someone who can install it for you, otherwise it will just be too complicated for an inexperienced…"
"When testing RTL on the ground, the motor should not turn on if you are within a 10m radius (I think) of the arming location (first gps lock). I believe this is a safety feature to prevent the motor from turning on by accident.
"Did you unplug the 3dr radio at any point after you updated the mission planner? I had the same symptoms as you described. I checked the wiring from the apm to the 3dr radio and the TX and RX lines were reversed. After correcting this they worked…"
I was wondering if were able to solve your problem? I have the same exact antenna tracker as you with the same servos. I was wondering if you finalized your settings and could possibly share them.
"I am somewhat new to this too but have been testing rtl for the past couple days with success. I do all my configurations through the apm planner. Under the Flight Planner tab in the Waypoints section, change default altitude to your desired…"