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Single beep when powering ver. 3.0.1

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Estes Jul 27, 2013. 1 Reply

I just installed Ver. 3.0.1, but when I power my Hexacopter (APM), I am only getting a single beep instead of two beeps before it goes into it's tune.  The Mission Planner is not indicating an error,…Continue

Tags: 1x, ESCs, missing, 2x, beeps

Update PPM Encoder

Started Jul 14, 2013 0 Replies

Today I plan to update to 3.0.1, but I would like to know if it is recommended to update my PPM encoder first before the firmware update on my Ardupilot mega 2.5+?  Note:  I purchased my APM before…Continue

Tags: Ardupilot, mega, 2.5+, flash, 3.0.1

Mission Planner

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Estes Jun 24, 2013. 1 Reply

Since I started using a 4s 5000mAh 50c Lipo, each log does not read my battery discharge.  Also, during flight the Flight Data interface shows when I Arm and Disarm the copter.  Although, when I go…Continue

I have a sudden drop and I am having difficulty disarming.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Estes Jun 24, 2013. 8 Replies

The copter will arm and disarm before takeoff, but once I am in the air I will get a sudden drop.  When I land, I am not able to disarm.  Also, I loose control of the throttle too.I am not sure if it…Continue

Tags: takoff, advanced, parameters, after, disarm

 

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DG replied to Daniel Estes's discussion Battery Failsafe (RTL) crash in the group ArduCopter User Group
"The the copter is armed and props running on the ground, what should it do if switched to RTL? This is for Pixhawk. "
15 hours ago
Daniel Estes replied to Daniel Estes's discussion Battery Failsafe (RTL) crash in the group ArduCopter User Group
"I was in stabilize mode and toggled the mode switch, but it didn't go back to stabilize mode.  I only had approx. 5 seconds for correction due to flying in the woods.  I looked at the log and it did not indicate the attempt to switch…"
20 hours ago
Arshish Maneckji replied to Daniel Estes's discussion Battery Failsafe (RTL) crash in the group ArduCopter User Group
"To get out of any failsafe I think you just have toggle the flight mode switch back to Stabilise. If you are already in stabilise then you need to toggle to another mode and then back to stabilise. I have a dedicated "Oh Crap" switch on…"
yesterday
Daniel Estes replied to Daniel Estes's discussion Battery Failsafe (RTL) crash in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Just curious.  Is there a way to get out of a RTL triggered by Failsafe "Low Voltage"?  I assume there isn't, but I want to make sure if I can avoid another mishap.  Also, I sent a Mission Planner Issue List request per…"
yesterday
Daniel Estes replied to Daniel Estes's discussion Battery Failsafe (RTL) crash in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Okay.  I will send a request to the mission planner issue list. Thanks for the reply. "
yesterday

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Randy replied to Daniel Estes's discussion Battery Failsafe (RTL) crash in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Daniel, Good news that you figured out the issue. To increase the chance that MichaelO sees this request, could you raise it in the mission planner issue list? For, me, when I include a request on a change to where to place buttons, etc on the…"
yesterday
Daniel Estes replied to Daniel Estes's discussion Battery Failsafe (RTL) crash in the group ArduCopter User Group
"After going though the advanced perimeters, I discovered the low voltage was set to RTL. Maybe it is just me, but the interface layout in the Wizard - Failsafe is not clear. The voltage FS option to enable or disable should be next to the Low…"
yesterday
Daniel Estes replied to Daniel Estes's discussion Battery Failsafe (RTL) crash in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Attached is a jpeg of the Failsafe options when the APM 2.6 went into RTL. I had the Failsafe disabled in the box with the "Battery Low" 10.5 Volts for my 5000 mAh, 3 cell Lipo.  Should I have disabled the RTL option below the box…"
yesterday
Daniel Estes added a discussion to the group ArduCopter User Group
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Battery Failsafe (RTL) crash

While flying my APM 2.6, my quad went into RTL.  Based upon my log, the RTL was triggered by the low voltage (10.5).  Although, I don't understand why, because I had the failsafe options disabled.I was flying my F450 in the woods so I didn't want the copter to rip into the trees.  Well, it did, straight up. Thankfully, I had three tough Graupner props that sacrifice their lives to part from the tree branches 40 feet above the ground.Damage - 1x broken arm and 3x props.I would like to know why…See More
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masam replied to Daniel Estes's discussion Mission Planner Latest Update - Geofence Breach Message in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Updated mine to 1.3.8.1 beta, no more message."
Aug 20
Lawrence Perry replied to Daniel Estes's discussion Mission Planner Latest Update - Geofence Breach Message in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Is there a Problem with the mission planning section of version 1.3.8?"
Aug 20
Daniel Estes replied to Daniel Estes's discussion Mission Planner Latest Update - Geofence Breach Message in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Thanks for the "heads Up".  I got your message just in time.  - Used another quadcopter instead."
Aug 20
Daniel Bar-Lev replied to Daniel Estes's discussion Mission Planner Latest Update - Geofence Breach Message in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Thanks Mauricio!"
Aug 20
Mauricio replied to Daniel Estes's discussion Mission Planner Latest Update - Geofence Breach Message in the group ArduCopter User Group
"scroll down to 1.3.7  and click in the .msi link to download it (you may need to remove the old version first, it will ask you if you want to remove it first I think) http://firmware.diydrones.com/Tools/MissionPlanner/ "
Aug 20
Daniel Bar-Lev replied to Daniel Estes's discussion Mission Planner Latest Update - Geofence Breach Message in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Can you tell me where I can found the previous version so that I can downgrade from 1.3.8? Thanks"
Aug 20
Mauricio replied to Daniel Estes's discussion Mission Planner Latest Update - Geofence Breach Message in the group ArduCopter User Group
"I updated too to 1.3.8  and just crashed everytime I tried to use when I loaded a mission. Had to go back to the previous version which was working fine and faster.  I won't trust this update until more info is posted."
Aug 20

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