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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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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

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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
Damo replied to Damo's discussion Finwing penguin takeoff issues in the group ArduPlane User Group
"Would fbwb work?"
Jun 16
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

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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
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
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

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Grant Morphett replied to Damo's discussion Finwing penguin takeoff issues in the group ArduPlane User Group
"I'd recommend using the auto take off feature - it works great.  Any reason you don't want to use it? Thanks, Grant."
Jun 16
Phil P replied to Damo's discussion Finwing penguin takeoff issues in the group ArduPlane User Group
"Throttle up, then throw into the wind. APM will at least keep the wings level so you can concentrate on a bit of elevator to gain altitude, though FBWA will keep the pitch level if the plane has enough airspeed. I don't have a finwing penguin,…"
Jun 16
Damo replied to Damo's discussion Finwing penguin takeoff issues in the group ArduPlane User Group
"Can you describe in detail how you launch?"
Jun 16
Phil P replied to Damo's discussion Finwing penguin takeoff issues in the group ArduPlane User Group
"I take off and land in FBWA mode all the time. The autopilot does a much better job than me when it comes to reaction times."
Jun 16
Damo added a discussion to the group ArduPlane User Group
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Finwing penguin takeoff issues

hello,i find it tough enough to take off my finwing penguin. Its balanced and i takeoff in manual. usually i'm on my own and if there is someone to help then they have 0 experience.I dont really want to use the auto take off feature.What i currently do is - Aim into wind. Manual mode - trim elevator up 100% and give it 50% throttle. then i grab the controller and try to add elevator and 100% throttle. 30% of the time this works. The rest it dives into the ground and eventually does damage of…See More
Jun 16
Damo replied to Damo's discussion Charher in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Brilliant. I did not know that."
Jun 8
Kautilya Vemulapalli replied to Damo's discussion Charher in the group ArduCopter User Group
"A 5 amp charger implies that the maximum charge rate is 5 amps. So if you have a battery with less than or equal to 5 Ah, you can charge at 1C. but if you have batteries with capacities higher than 5 Ah, you will only be able to charge at a…"
Jun 8
Michael replied to Damo's discussion Underpowered Quadcopter in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Yes. For example, my Tarot 680pro hex is 4s on 690kv  with hq 12x4.5 multirotor props. With Tarot gimbal, gopro, and a 6600mah battery it hovers at 40-45% throttle."
Jun 8
Cala replied to Damo's discussion Underpowered Quadcopter in the group ArduCopter User Group
"I have a 650 too, "underpowered" too, 3s too http://diydrones.com/forum/topics/my-second-cuad-a-tarot-650 move to 4s it's a good recomendation but I didn't do it because of FPV, planes, etc. to have all standarize in…"
Jun 8

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