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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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Daniel Estes replied to Guy McCaldin's discussion Disappointing customer service. Slow order fulfillment, wrong item sent, 3DR wants me to pay to resolve the issue.
"I had to return an APM 2.6, and 3DR was very helpful. - no cost."
Jul 6
Daniel Estes replied to Daniel Estes's discussion Stablize Mode - Crash in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Due to running out of a solution, 3DRobotics has been gracious to send a RMA for me to return and replace the APM 2.6. "
Jul 1
Daniel Estes replied to Daniel Estes's discussion Stablize Mode - Crash in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Thanks for the reply. - Can not find the log.  I'm not sure why.   I assume if it is a mechanical problem, one of the following items could be a problem. 1.  APM 2.6 - (- has been re-flashed and the firmware updated (many times)…"
Jun 30
criro1999 replied to Daniel Estes's discussion Stablize Mode - Crash in the group ArduCopter User Group
"I am not an expert in logs, but. It looks as a mechanical issue for me. From the graph you will see the pitch and roll are acting weird just before the altitude start to drop. Try to analyse the 'log' instead of 'tlog', it gives…"
Jun 30
Daniel Estes replied to Daniel Estes's discussion Stablize Mode - Crash in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Has anyone reviewed my log? Thanks."
Jun 30
Daniel Estes replied to Daniel Estes's discussion Stablize Mode - Crash in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Is there anyone that can look at my tlog who is more experienced in interpreting the graphs?  Based upon the Wiki I seem to be within the parameters, but I may be looking over something.  If so, I would greatly appreciate some…"
Jun 28
Daniel Estes replied to Jakob Rongve Bryn's discussion Cause of crash?
"It seems I had the same problem today in Stabilize mode testing my quad.  - APM 2.6 This is my second copter that I have built, and this one has been nothing but a nightmare.  I should add, my hexacopter, APM 2.5 worked smoothly after I…"
Jun 27
Daniel Estes added a discussion to the group ArduCopter User Group
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Stablize Mode - Crash

I have been trying to get an APM 2.6 in working order.  Unfortunately, this time the copter crashed from 12 feet in the air and destroyed three Graupner props and a 8000 mAh lipo.  Note:  This is not my first UAV build.    I have flashed, erased and update/reloaded the firmware, and calibrated many times.  I did the firmware and calibrations manually, and tried the Wizard and all of the setups displayed no errors.  Also, I have the Arming Check enabled.This was a school project for my students,…See More
Jun 27
Daniel Estes replied to Daniel Estes's discussion Test Flights - Slight Twitch/Pulse in the group ArduCopter User Group
"I could be wrong, but something looks suspect in the RAW_IMU graphs.  If so, what is the cause?  Need some help. Thanks. "
Jun 27
Daniel Estes replied to Daniel Estes's discussion Test Flights - Slight Twitch/Pulse in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Well, I reloaded the firmware and calibrated the copter.  It twitched about three times and took a nose dive at about 12 feet.  It took out three Graupner props and an 8000 mAh battery.  - not happy. As I have mentioned before, this…"
Jun 27
Gustav Kuhn replied to Daniel Estes's discussion Test Flights - Slight Twitch/Pulse in the group ArduCopter User Group
"I loaded the latest firmware onto my standard 3DR apm 2.5 today, and the standard .param file, only done stab flying, but it appears to be quite locked in. Oh, the clicking noises from the motors are gone too :-)"
Jun 16
Daniel Estes replied to Tom Gates's discussion APM 2.6
"I beat myself up for three days regarding the same situation.  There would be times that I would be able to connect and start the process of updating the firmware, and then it would decide to fail.   Are you able to see the Arduino Mega…"
Jun 15
Daniel Estes replied to Steffen Kupka's discussion APM 2.5 Twitching problem
"Did you find any solution regarding channel 6? I may be having the same symptoms."
Jun 14
Daniel Estes replied to Oxxy Fx's discussion APM 2.5 Hexa twitching in Stabilized mode
"Hi Richard, I am getting some "twitching" during flights using the Spektrum DX18.  When you recommended changing the speed of communication from 22ms to 11ms, can you explain where to make the change.  Are you referring to the…"
Jun 14
Daniel Estes replied to Daniel Estes's discussion Test Flights - Slight Twitch/Pulse in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Okay Also, when you say erase, do you mean the following? Terminal Setup Erase Thanks. "
Jun 14
BustamyTool replied to Daniel Estes's discussion Test Flights - Slight Twitch/Pulse in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Try to erase then reboot board."
Jun 14

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