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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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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."
Tuesday
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 =)"
May 1
Daniel Allen commented on Graham Dyer's blog post Prop testing on a 'copter
"Gram, I'll definitely try to get a post going in the future. I didn't do the best job in using a scientific method. That's why I want to redo some of my tests with the proposed method above. But if you want to see this temp video,…"
Apr 22
Daniel Allen commented on Graham Dyer's blog post Prop testing on a 'copter
"Gram, my apologies. This is what I get from reading the comments first since I was looking for the key word 12x4.5 MRPs. I was under the impression you were testing on a bench, yet without a scale to measure thrust. So sorry for that. I actually did…"
Apr 21
Daniel Allen commented on Graham Dyer's blog post Prop testing on a 'copter
"- Gram - I can't believe you pushed a 12x4.5 on those tiny motors. I was pushing 10x4.5s and that would already pushing the limit. Do you think you can do some actual hover time testing? I think real world tests are always the best. - Thomas,…"
Apr 21
Daniel Allen replied to Andrew Austin's discussion So Close!!! Quad motors not spinning, Afro ESC and APM 2.5: Please Help!
"Update: I got my Afros to work. It was a stupid mistake of mine that I didn't make in my first build. I placed the motor outputs on 5-8, doh!"
Apr 17
Daniel Allen commented on Magnus Skogmo's blog post 6 flight modes with 5-way selector switch and one safety toggle switch
"Cool, thats a sweet Tx! I did something just like that along with the safety override switch. The only differences are the rotary knob and LED indicators. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJ8pkLg8Fcc"
Apr 1
Daniel Allen replied to JB3's discussion Lithium Sulfur Battery
"Looks good, however it also appears that the Li-S cell voltage is 2.1v judging by the amount of cells in series. Plus they are using 3-12 cell in parallel, that's increasing the chance of having a bad cell. One bad cell and its off to soldering…"
Mar 26

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My goal is create a cost effective quad that can create smooth and crisp video. Update - Goal complete
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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. 

 

You can learn more from their website: …

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