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How to output servo signal from APM output?

Started this discussion. Last reply by turdsurfer May 11. 4 Replies

Does anyone know how to output a servo signal from one of the spare output channels on the APM (outputs 5-8)?So currently I have an 8 channel 9XR Tx. 5 channels are used for the APM, and 2 others are…Continue

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Clever bumper Sticker?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Wilkin Mar 5, 2013. 1 Reply

Has anyone thought up a clever bumper sticker for Pro-drones? Of course domestic and hobby drones. We must not use the predator or reaper as an example. I can't think of anything other than:- Don't…Continue

 

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"Very cool. Your rig is impressive in 1st world countries, I wonder what they think of it. I'm sure they are far more open-minded than the USA who needs to make drama with anything cutting edge."
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"Cool rig. I did some of my own testing with a rig pushing down on the scale instead of pulling. The results weren't useful because it wasn't like real world testing. The new rig will be 6+ feet off the ground, and it will lift 5…"
yesterday
Daniel Allen commented on Stefan78's blog post Unmanned Parcel Delivery is a reality!
"I know this is a promo video that is devoid of details and specs, however I'm not really impressed. I guess I was hoping for a system that would deliver, land on a pad, drop-off, and RTL. Closer to the prototypes from Google and Amazon. I guess…"
Sep 24
Daniel Allen commented on luke cooke's blog post My Latest project – Quality but budget Quadcopter for FPV.
"Luke, I'll consider trying the ear plug filler. However the dampers I'm using are those blue cylindrical types which take a lot of compression. The design will need an overhaul to be able to use any other type of damper ball. I think my…"
Sep 11
Daniel Allen commented on luke cooke's blog post My Latest project – Quality but budget Quadcopter for FPV.
"That is the most interesting approach to isolating the gimbal and battery. Its smart how you used an existing bottom plate with the compression style damping. It appears My design is sorta similar, but now I have to go back to the drawing board due…"
Sep 10
Daniel Allen commented on Hai Tran's blog post LiPO Fire onboard Fijian Airlines B737
"If 100 watt hours is the max, is that in total or per battery pack? So if a 5000mah 3S is about 55.5WH, you can only travel with one of these. =("
Sep 5
Daniel Allen commented on Timothy Clemans's blog post Another false near miss
"That part about the assault made it sound like Andrea was innocent, and that the video was trying to frame her. Talk about tricky wording and sensationalism at its worst. I hate the news."
Jul 22
Daniel Allen commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Hexo+ Follow-Me copter launches on Kickstarter (another ArduCopter adopter!)
"I really like the 30 degree forward tilt idea which should keep most of the props out of view. With all these new follow me startups, I'm worried about how they handle object avoidance. It hard enough to do that manually."
Jun 16
Daniel Allen commented on Ryan's photo
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"Wow I see you incorporated a lot of the shared knowledge in your design. The APM damper, the EMF copper shield, the high efficiency 360kv motors, 15in T-motor props, and a nicely vacuum formed canopy. Very nice! What are the flight times?"
Jun 14
Daniel Allen commented on BirdsEyeView Aerobotics's blog post FireFLY6 with Smart Gimbal: A Powerful Combination
"I was expecting the gimbal to do something really "smart" like retract in or something. Cool either way"
Jun 5
Daniel Allen commented on Jethro Hazelhurst's blog post Balancing Carbon Fiber Props : The Right Way!
"Good article Jethro. My only comment would be that you shouldn't start sanding for horizontal balance until you understand the total imbalance. In my experience the CF props hubs are imbalanced 3 out of 4 times. So I use tape to just see…"
Jun 3
Daniel Allen commented on Jared Reabow's blog post The Brown one is 3000Mah, the white one is 4000Mah
"I bet you're not going to mention the type of battery Jared =P, although that would clear up a lot of confusion here. I personally was going to test a huge array of the NCR18650Bs. But as Trent showed, its about 2c per cell. To get enough for a…"
May 30
Daniel Allen commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Ideo's "Postcard from the Future" of helpful drones
"I love it! Highly informative and inspiring. Seeing the water testing thing made me think of another idea. In many third world countries there are mosquito problems due to stagnant water. The UAVs can easily spot these pools and handle it with a…"
May 27
Daniel Allen commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post The official Bebop video
"I agree with Jack, this is probably GoPro footage with without a gimbal and added shake. I was trying to figure out how the little camera could possibly have a stabilizer built into it. I believe is it loosely based on the already well established…"
May 12
turdsurfer replied to Daniel Allen's discussion How to output servo signal from APM output?
"You could set RC6_FUNCTION and RC7_FUNCTION to 1 (which means pass-thru, default = 0 = disabled) in the advanced parameters list."
May 11
Daniel Allen commented on Johann van de Venter's blog post Parts Received - Post 1 of 2
"Should have went with the Afro ESCs from the start. I was surprised to see you were going with a kit after you made your announcement. I thought you were going to build the quad from that picture. Oh well =)"
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12-Rotor with the RED Epic Camera

Posted on April 10, 2013 at 5:15am 17 Comments





Hey DIYDrones community,

This year at NAB 2013 Las Vegas, the RED booth had an incredible display with a beautifully engineered 12-Rotor. It may be the first duodeca-copter of its kind. Its payload was the RED Epic with a custom carbon fiber gimbal and skids. 

 

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