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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

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Guy McCaldin replied to Damo's discussion 1.3 ghz hd 1080 in the group ArduPlane User Group
"They exist, but they're very expensive, and generally restricted under ITAR export controls.  The MicroraptorHD is an example product that has a version that operates at 1.3Ghz."
Aug 23, 2015
Damo added a discussion to the group ArduPlane User Group
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1.3 ghz hd 1080

Hello,does a 1.3 ghz hd transmitter reciever combination exist that is suitable for an rc plane. I have a standard 1.3 ghz setup but i would love better video quality coming back to a screen.See More
Aug 23, 2015
Mike DeVries replied to Damo's discussion Finwing penguin takeoff issues in the group ArduPlane User Group
"I changed the shims on my motor mount to reduce the nose down thrust at full throttle on mine because I had the same difficulties you're describing.  At full throttle the plane wanted to drive the nose down into the ground on hand launch…"
Aug 21, 2015
sijongmu replied to Damo's discussion Finwing penguin takeoff issues in the group ArduPlane User Group
"hi moglos!   i bought pixhawk and now i am hesitating how can i set the FBWA mode to my plane. would you advise me the method or procedure for me?   rgds  "
Aug 15, 2015
Damo replied to Damo's discussion Arduplane AutoTakeoff in the group ArduPlane User Group
"Brilliant. Thanks for the help"
Jul 21, 2015

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Grant Morphett replied to Damo's discussion Arduplane AutoTakeoff in the group ArduPlane User Group
"Yes.  As you describe the plane will take off in the direction thrown and climb at the specified pitch angle to the specified altitude.  Once reached it will begin the mission at which point you could take over in manual. Thanks, Grant."
Jul 21, 2015
Damo added a discussion to the group ArduPlane User Group
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Arduplane AutoTakeoff

i am going to setup auto-takeoff for the first time. I dont know the location. can i just setup any mission at any location on mission planner with the first point being auto take off and then use that mission ?from reading the documentaion the plane will take off in the direction i throw it to the defined altitude. Then i can switch back to manual i guess.Is this correct ?See More
Jul 21, 2015
Damo replied to Damo's discussion Fatshark Dominator HD in the group ArduCopter User Group
"got this sorted - my transmitter power wasnt working when i tested."
Jul 21, 2015
Damo added a discussion to the group ArduCopter User Group
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Fatshark Dominator HD

Hello,i have my av out from my receiver plugged into the AV IN/OUT of the fatshark dominator HD and have the receiver turned off. I am still not getting an image. Is there something else i need to do ?I have referenced this but there is little/no information. I can't find any howto videos on youtube either.thanksDamoSee More
Jul 19, 2015

Developer
Grant Morphett replied to Damo's discussion Finwing penguin takeoff issues in the group ArduPlane User Group
"No.  Have a read of this wiki page.  It has everything you need to know. http://plane.ardupilot.com/wiki/flight-features/automatic-takeoff/ Let us know how you go.  Video's always welcome :-) Thanks, Grant."
Jun 17, 2015

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moglos replied to Damo's discussion Finwing penguin takeoff issues in the group ArduPlane User Group
"I use FBWA too it's great. I have a flaps switch in my DX8 radio that you can adjust to add some (about 30%) up elevator (I don't have flaps so I just adjust the elevator part). You can use in-radio-mixing to use any switch for the same…"
Jun 16, 2015
Damo replied to Damo's discussion Finwing penguin takeoff issues in the group ArduPlane User Group
"Would fbwb work?"
Jun 16, 2015
Drone-University.com replied to Damo's discussion Finwing penguin takeoff issues in the group ArduPlane User Group
"I have a penguin too. I throw it with my right hand without running. Rc is in my left hand. Motor is at 90pct, everything else is untouched.Stay in manual mode until this works 100 oct of the time. Perfect trimming when flying, then do not touche it…"
Jun 16, 2015

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Graham Dyer replied to Damo's discussion Finwing penguin takeoff issues in the group ArduPlane User Group
"We always use auto takeoff although not specifically with the Finwing but with the Super Skysurfer. It's reliable and foolproof if done correctly. In 500+ day and night launches we've had a failure rate of about 0.012%. We've set it…"
Jun 16, 2015
Damo replied to Damo's discussion Finwing penguin takeoff issues in the group ArduPlane User Group
"hi, so do you setup a flight switch as takeoff and just throw it ? "
Jun 16, 2015
MikeInFrance replied to Damo's discussion Finwing penguin takeoff issues in the group ArduPlane User Group
"I would think of a bungee launcher or a catapult for maximizing your take-off success rate."
Jun 16, 2015

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