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Power GoPro In-Flight

Started on Monday 0 Replies

Does anyone know if this cable GoPro 3 Cable will let me supply…Continue

Tags: apm, arducopter

motors spin but then stop

Started on Saturday 0 Replies

If i hold my quad on the ground and spin the motors, two motors turn off at about 50% rpm. I have reflashed the ppm encoder, erased and reinstalled the firmware,replaced esc,calbibrated esc,replaced…Continue

Tags: apm

apm 2.5+ compass calibration

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kenobi Apr 20, 2013. 5 Replies

HI,DO i need to calibrate the compass on the apm 2.5+ before each flight?THanksDAmoContinue

Tags: compass, 2.5+, apm

 

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Pedals2Paddles replied to Damo's discussion Transmitter Loss failsafe in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Am I missing something here??  All you need to do is bind the receiver such that the throttle goes to -120% when it loses contact.  I'm not familiar with that TX, but if the whole point is what do when you lose the transmitter,…"
1 hour ago
Damo replied to Damo's discussion Transmitter Loss failsafe in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Final Instructions - Complete  I think i finally got the Solution to this for the Futaba T6EX Here they are: Note: Press Mode + Select together for 1 seconds to enter programming mode Enter programming mode Press mode until the EPA screen…"
7 hours ago
Reuben replied to Damo's discussion APM Failsafe in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Are you using PPM ?  Another thing you can do is under Rc remap in MP switch thottle and pitch .. and re calibrate radio in MP this should throttle input from the radio to the correct channel in MP . Judging from what you say about the pitch…"
yesterday
Pedals2Paddles replied to Damo's discussion APM Failsafe in the group ArduCopter User Group
"So you would want to use -125% left roll to indicate failsafe?"
yesterday
Damo replied to Damo's discussion APM Failsafe in the group ArduCopter User Group
"i have requested this here"
yesterday
Stephen Dade replied to Damo's discussion APM Failsafe in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Using the throttle channel for the RC failsafe is hard-coded into the APM software. You would have to edit and recompile the software to change the channel."
yesterday
Pedals2Paddles replied to Damo's discussion APM Failsafe in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Can't you just change how you have the receiver signal wires plugged into the APM input channels?  It is impossible to use the failsafe on anything but the throttle.  It doesn't matter how you map anything.  The throttle…"
Tuesday
Damo replied to Damo's discussion APM Failsafe in the group ArduCopter User Group
"But i cannot remap my transmitter and my left stick is channel3 which for me is pitch. If the code for failsafe let me define pitch as the failsafe input wouodnt that work?"
Tuesday
Pedals2Paddles replied to Damo's discussion APM Failsafe in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Nope.  Think about it.  Pitch, roll, and yaw channels all "rest" at a value of zero.  Then they go plus or minus for left/right/fore/aft.  Throttle has a defined minimum, and that minimum represents low throttle.…"
Tuesday
Damo added a discussion to the group ArduCopter User Group
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APM Failsafe

From my work in attempting to figure out Failsafe i see that the APM ALWAYS treats the throttle channel as the failsafe channel i.e RCMAP_THROTTLE in the full parameter list. Can i change what channel is used to determine failsafe i.e for me it is RCMAP_Pitch.See More
Tuesday
Damo posted a discussion

Power GoPro In-Flight

Does anyone know if this cable GoPro 3 Cable will let me supply 5 volts and then power the gopro ? I would like to know if anyone has tried this - how have you developed the 5 volts , is it from the BEC on the ESC. I am using the 3DR ESC. Will it work or is the power from the BEC…See More
Monday
Damo posted a discussion

motors spin but then stop

If i hold my quad on the ground and spin the motors, two motors turn off at about 50% rpm. I have reflashed the ppm encoder, erased and reinstalled the firmware,replaced esc,calbibrated esc,replaced motors. Nothing works.I amusing the latest firmware.  these issues have arisen since a crash which leads me to think the is some wiring issue but why cut the motors at 50% each time?Any ideas or wisdom appreciated.See More
Saturday
Euan Willis replied to Damo's discussion Plane recommendation in the group ArduPlane User Group
"it depends how you like to fly fpv you could go for something like a skywalker if you want slow agile flying with massive payloads and isn't to hard for the fixed wing beginner you a admited to being or you could go the route i went and bought…"
Feb 20
Frejus replied to Damo's discussion Plane recommendation in the group ArduPlane User Group
"To second that, I master multicopters + APM and I a now moving to planes. I can tell you I purchased a 20 dollars indoor plane, and crash at every single session although it is going better every time. Glue gun is becoming my favorite toy... "
Feb 20
not2fast replied to Damo's discussion Plane recommendation in the group ArduPlane User Group
"First of all you don't buy a Ferrari to learn how to drive. Justin Beiber maybe, but not the regular person. Start with a simulator for a day or two, then get a plane that is easy to fly, cheap and easily fixable like a Bixler 1.1. And a glue…"
Feb 16
Dennis Okeefe replied to Damo's discussion Plane recommendation in the group ArduPlane User Group
"we worked backwards from your approach.  we wanted to build and fly a quadcopter with an apm 2.6 (really pixhawk but couldn't wait).  we decided to use a plane that we had in hand already to get some experience with the apm 2.6 before…"
Feb 16

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