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Brushless Servo question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerard Toonstra Feb 12. 1 Reply

I am considering building a camera gimbal from scratch and I have seen many of them using brushless servos. Can anyone tell me the advantages and/or disadvantages of using these servos on a gimbal.…Continue

APM will not arm

Started this discussion. Last reply by Choppy Mar 8, 2013. 10 Replies

Hi,Got a problem that I can't seem to figure out. I have an Turnigy 9x that I upgrade the firmware to er9x and since then I can't seem to arm my quad. I have reloaded Arduocopter 2.8.1 a couple of…Continue

HIL with FlightGear problems

Started Nov 28, 2012 0 Replies

I have been trying for quite a while now to get hardware in the loop with FlightGear working. I have followed the directions found here …Continue

A couple of transmitter questions.

Started Nov 25, 2012 0 Replies

I am in the final phase of my first built and I am also new to RC. (I know I know expect to break things) I have a couple of questions that I have come across that don't agree with some of the docs…Continue

 

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Gary Hethcoat replied to Dan's discussion Tutorial for QGroundControl
"I hear you.  I've been trying to figure out how to use it.  When I get a bit further along I'm going to create a better tutorial.  There is a lot of info on how to setup & configure PX4/Pixhawk using it, but very little…"
Apr 5
Gerard Toonstra replied to Dan's discussion Brushless Servo question
" brushless servos?  you probably mean motors. Those motors are controlled by a separate chip. That chip is not installed on an apm 2.5. So the APM cannot directly control them."
Feb 12
Dan posted a discussion

Brushless Servo question

I am considering building a camera gimbal from scratch and I have seen many of them using brushless servos. Can anyone tell me the advantages and/or disadvantages of using these servos on a gimbal. Also can a standard AMP 2.5 control them. Thanks!dSee More
Feb 12
Florian Cokl replied to Dan's discussion QGroundConttrol
"Hello Dan, I don't think there will any kind of "quick" with anything we all here "play around" with here ;-) I hope I haven't demotivated you know - however, since I haven't figured out how that software works,…"
Apr 23, 2013
Choppy replied to Dan's discussion APM will not arm
"Had a friend with the same problem but this time it was because the Rx was not bound properly with the TX (spectrum DX8).He has two quads where one quad  was bound ok but not the other which tells me the model memory was not done right. (The…"
Mar 8, 2013
Majid Khan replied to Dan's discussion APM will not arm
"Choppy is right. Try connecting a servo to different channel and or notice them on Radio calibration page on Configuration page of APM. If you have a wrong channel hooked up, you will definitely notice it. Also remember that arming / disarming…"
Jan 7, 2013
Choppy replied to Dan's discussion APM will not arm
"Hi Dan, do the esc's give a warning beep like it was started with the throttle up? I mention this cause that's my problem at the moment.  On the other hand, as you updated your tx, try putting servos on the rx and see if they have the…"
Dec 24, 2012
Dan replied to Dan's discussion APM will not arm
"It is mode 2, Not sure what you mean by "moving to RC equipment".  "
Dec 23, 2012

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Carl Campbell replied to Dan's discussion APM will not arm
"make sure that the stick layout is for mode 2 and moving to RC equipment.  "
Dec 23, 2012
Dan replied to Dan's discussion APM will not arm
"Also tried to set the mix to 80% on all channels as suggested on the 9x forum with no result. d"
Dec 23, 2012
Dan replied to Dan's discussion APM will not arm
"Have done it several times. No love."
Dec 23, 2012
Steve S replied to Dan's discussion APM will not arm
"I just had the same type problem and i re-calibrated the radio using the mission planner and all is working fine now."
Dec 23, 2012
Dan replied to Dan's discussion APM will not arm
"Actually I did try that but I did it again holding for 10 seconds at each corner before giving it throttle with no results for any corner I tried.  Also did the calibration each time it reloaded 2.8.1. The radio appears to respond in the…"
Dec 23, 2012

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Chris Anderson replied to Dan's discussion APM will not arm
"Sounds like one or more channels got reversed. Try the various other arming possibilities (bottom left, top right, top left) and see if one works. That will tell you which channel got reversed.  Also, needless to say you should go through the…"
Dec 23, 2012
Dan posted a discussion

APM will not arm

Hi,Got a problem that I can't seem to figure out. I have an Turnigy 9x that I upgrade the firmware to er9x and since then I can't seem to arm my quad. I have reloaded Arduocopter 2.8.1 a couple of times, I can connect with the mission planner. I can calibrate the radio with the mission planner. Telemetry is responding when connected to the planner. Since I am pretty new to this I don't have enough background to figure this out. I was able to arm it with the stock firmware before I updated to…See More
Dec 23, 2012
Dan replied to Jason's discussion Better landing gear/legs
"I made mine out of carbon fiber hobby king airplane landing gears and some motor mount parts. http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=6206 "
Dec 18, 2012

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