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First time startup issue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Sep 13. 10 Replies

Hi, I am having problems arming my quad. I am using APM planner with a Turnigy transmitter with er9X firmware installed. I reset the ESEs and all of the motors powered up. I can configure and save…Continue

Mission Planner question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Johann van de Venter Aug 21. 1 Reply

Hi I am trying to setup Mission Planner 2.0.14 on a Mac. I have been able to install the firmware on my rig but when trying to follow the instructions found here …Continue

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

 

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Dan replied to Dan's discussion First time startup issue
"Yes I have a mode 2 transmitter and yes my controls mirror what I am seeing on the radio calibration screen. On the flight data screen of APM planner there is an arm button which also does nothing. Sorry for my lack of knowledge with remote control…"
Sep 13
Dave replied to Dan's discussion First time startup issue
"Make sure you are trying to arm in stabilized mode."
Sep 10
Johann van de Venter replied to Dan's discussion First time startup issue
"I also just need to mention that Transmitter trims need to be centered. If not the arming might not work . My first suggestion stands though ... Make sure the channel is not reversed. On the Spectrum, the pitch needs to be reversed otherwise it…"
Sep 9
MarkM replied to Dan's discussion First time startup issue
"Might be a pointless question but do you use dual rates on your rudder channel? If you calibrate the radio using high rates you can only arm using high rates. Have you tried arming while on the flight data screen (1st screen on mission planner dont…"
Sep 9
Johann van de Venter replied to Dan's discussion First time startup issue
"You really need to read the Manual / Wiki. Not doing so will cause major issues going forward.  http://copter.ardupilot.com/wiki/introduction/ Kind regards "
Sep 9
Marty replied to Dan's discussion First time startup issue
"are you using a mode 2 transmitter? I assume so if you are trying to arm by pulling down on the throttle and pressing to the right. when you load up Mission planner & are in radio calibration (like image above) when you move the Yaw, (left…"
Sep 9
Dan replied to Dan's discussion First time startup issue
"APM 2.5"
Sep 9
Dan replied to Dan's discussion First time startup issue
"Where do you assign channels 5 to 8?"
Sep 9
Marty replied to Dan's discussion First time startup issue
"what flight controller are you using? "
Sep 9
Johann van de Venter replied to Dan's discussion First time startup issue
"Perhaps your one channel is reversed. Try reversing pitch channel on your transmitter and try again.  "
Sep 9
Dan posted a discussion

First time startup issue

Hi, I am having problems arming my quad. I am using APM planner with a Turnigy transmitter with er9X firmware installed. I reset the ESEs and all of the motors powered up. I can configure and save but I cannot arm the copter have used throttle down and direction to the right for 5-8 seconds with no reaction from the copter which has red arming led flashing. On the flight data tab I am getting telemetry and the compass is responsive. Thanks for any help.…See More
Sep 8
Johann van de Venter replied to Dan's discussion Mission Planner question
"APM Planner 2.0 works on Mac and windows. Most of the screenshots on the web were taken from Misson PLannet 1.x.  Mission planner is more mature than APM Panner 2.0 but only works on PC. The fundamentals between the 2 are the same but APM…"
Aug 21
Dan posted a discussion

Mission Planner question

Hi I am trying to setup Mission Planner 2.0.14 on a Mac. I have been able to install the firmware on my rig but when trying to follow the instructions found here http://copter.ardupilot.com/wiki/initial-setup/configuring-hardware/ and my screens are different. This is a screen shot of the firmware install. http://screencast.com/t/9zjSCX6sU but after I click OK the…See More
Aug 20
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
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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

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