Colin Sadler
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Pixhawk throttle fail safe issue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colin Sadler Apr 29. 2 Replies

When I disconnect my RC input from the pixhawk my throttle does not drop, it stays at whatever i left it at.  So now if it comes unplugged during flight it's going to fly away.Does anyone have info…Continue

Tags: pixhawk, failsafe, throttle

X8 Octo Prop Loss Then Crash - help.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hugues Mar 22. 5 Replies

So I just finished setting up my X8 Octo to run on 5S and decided to do a full test flight.  I flew for about 7 minutes, lost a prop and then the whole thing flipped. Here is a link to the crash …Continue

Tags: failure, Octo, X, Crash

ezUHF Not Working As Expected

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Howell Aug 28, 2013. 3 Replies

I just got a ezUHF tx with an 8 channel diversity receiver and am having some issues with it.  I did a recalibration of the ESC's but it wouldn't let me to it though the APM so I had to put in each…Continue

Quad decided I was no longer allowed to control it...Crash Video.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colin Sadler Jul 1, 2013. 11 Replies

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC6W9XVJRA8Does anyone have an idea what happened here?I Launched in stabilize mode, switched to loiter (at…Continue

Tags: Crash, Quad

 

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Mridul Babbar replied to Colin Sadler's discussion USB connection broke, alternative?
"I have done all this but after updating the firmware apm is not connecting only green led is glowing and apm is heating too"
Jun 22
Colin Sadler replied to Colin Sadler's discussion Pixhawk throttle fail safe issue
"Was the APM different than the pixhawk for this?  I tested it last night with it armed and everything functioned as it should.  I thought in the past i tested the APM the same way but maybe i used the USB for that."
Apr 29
Xian06 replied to Colin Sadler's discussion Pixhawk throttle fail safe issue
"You can test failsafe only in armed  without battery, only usb. "
Apr 29
Colin Sadler posted a discussion

Pixhawk throttle fail safe issue

When I disconnect my RC input from the pixhawk my throttle does not drop, it stays at whatever i left it at.  So now if it comes unplugged during flight it's going to fly away.Does anyone have info regarding this? Thanks,ColinSee More
Apr 27
Colin Sadler commented on Hugues's blog post How-to guide: Pixhawk with 6S batteries (> 4S)
"Good call Bill, I didn't notice that. I bought a 180A attopilot a while back as the the theoretical max of my octo is around 180A although at hover it pulls around 40A.  After reading through this thread I still don't understand why…"
Apr 11
Colin Sadler commented on Hugues's blog post How-to guide: Pixhawk with 6S batteries (> 4S)
" http://www.rctimer.com/product_1105.html Looks like RCTimer has been watching."
Apr 11
Colin Sadler replied to Colin Sadler's discussion X8 Octo Prop Loss Then Crash - help.
"The odd thing about ecalc is putting the total AUW in and saying with drive it gives me results that don't match up to real world results.  When i put in the model weight without drive it gives me an all up weight of 4786g and has accurate…"
Mar 21
Colin Sadler replied to Colin Sadler's discussion X8 Octo Prop Loss Then Crash - help.
"The motor mount actual broke in half, it's fiber glass.  I need to reinforce the motor mounts to make sure it doesn't happen again.  I have been using this frame for a while and it was in a crash with the previous motors so it…"
Mar 21
Colin Sadler replied to Colin Sadler's discussion X8 Octo Prop Loss Then Crash - help.
"I noticed after watching my video a few times that it looses the prop seems fine for a split second then yaws then rolls and crashes.  I would think if it was the prop that caused it to crash it would react right away and not be so delayed. Can…"
Mar 18
Colin Sadler posted a discussion

X8 Octo Prop Loss Then Crash - help.

So I just finished setting up my X8 Octo to run on 5S and decided to do a full test flight.  I flew for about 7 minutes, lost a prop and then the whole thing flipped. Here is a link to the crash http://youtu.be/XCinEiDRB08I could hear the X8 didn't sound right at the end of my flight so I was coming in to land when it happened.  In the video you can see the prop fly away then a second later it decides to flip. The pictures below show the…See More
Mar 17
Colin Sadler replied to Chris Podesta's discussion Help Help - Battery Issues - last 4-6 Minutes all thee of them...
"Did they come with the X8 or did you buy them separately?  Like Wolke mentioned 3s and 3c are different, i know from your previous posts your batteries are 3 cell (3s) but there should also be a "C" rating which tell you the amount of…"
Dec 26, 2013
Colin Sadler replied to Chris Podesta's discussion Help Help - Battery Issues - last 4-6 Minutes all thee of them...
"I have built an X8 with the same symptoms.  I attribute the problem I'm having to the batteries not providing enough discharge.  I'm using a 5000 MaH zippy compact 25C and when flying it sits between 10.5V and 10V then drops from…"
Dec 24, 2013
Colin Sadler replied to Randy's discussion AC-3.1 autotune support discussion
"How do you tell from the logs whether or not autotune has been envoked and if its actually working?"
Dec 11, 2013
Colin Sadler replied to Randy's discussion AC-3.1 autotune support discussion
"I re-calibrated my TX and removed the trim then auto tune started working.  Thanks for the help."
Dec 1, 2013
Colin Sadler replied to Randy's discussion AC-3.1 autotune support discussion
"I can't seem to engage the auto tune at all.  I have my channel 8 set to auto tune and when I flip it to high nothing happens.  I thought it might be my trims like they said in the last post so I did some did some auto trim to get rid…"
Nov 30, 2013
Colin Sadler replied to Thomas J Coyle III's discussion GoPro Hero3 Black QC issues
"I bought my go pro last spring and have had a couple issues with it.  The record button doesn't work most of the time, usually takes about 25 presses to either stop or start recording.  This didn't happen until i crashed my…"
Sep 12, 2013

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