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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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Marcos Vinicius Tavares replied to Daniel Estes's discussion Mission Planner Latest Update - Geofence Breach Message in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Hi, i live close to an international airport. On phantom 2 they have a 8km of no flying zone. Maybe mission planner has introduced this limitation for APM"
Monday
Daniel Estes replied to Daniel Estes's discussion Minimosd in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Got it working. I would recommend the most current Minimosd config software/firmware to be easier to locate on the web.  There are some variants out there, and in my case, they caused some problems.  "
Sep 20
Daniel Estes commented on Sandro Benigno's blog post ArduCAM OSD v2.0 - Update your MinimOSD!
"Agreed.  Where's the latest firmware? I purchased the Minimosd from 3D Robotics the other day.  I have everything working, but I can't configure my panel settings due to the following error.  "Failed to upload new…"
Sep 20
Daniel Estes added a discussion to the group ArduCopter User Group
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Minimosd

I purchased the Minimosd from 3D Robotics and everything is wired and works between my quad and FPV.  My problem is when I go to the Minimosd-Extra to configure the panel layout on my PC.  I keep getting the following message.  "Failed to Upload New Config Data".  After that message, I get the following.  "Eeprom Mapping Updated".  I am using the 3DR FTDI cable.  There is power when connected and I see the Minimosd led blink when I select the COM port.  Need some help.  Thanks.See More
Sep 20
Daniel Estes replied to NIKOLI YAP's discussion MinimOSD , Getting errors. Help
"Did you find a solution? I have the same problem. Thanks"
Sep 20
Daniel Estes replied to Ben Snyder's discussion SPLASH DOWN in the group ArduCopter User Group
Sep 4
Daniel Estes replied to Ben Snyder's discussion SPLASH DOWN in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Amen."
Sep 4
Daniel Estes replied to Ben Snyder's discussion SPLASH DOWN in the group ArduCopter User Group
"My concern with the Failsafe enable/disable options is within the Mission Planner.  I have requested a consideration to foolproof the placement of the disable/enable by placing them next to each failsafe.  I had a mishap last week because…"
Sep 4
Daniel Estes replied to Daniel Estes's discussion Battery Failsafe (RTL) crash in the group ArduCopter User Group
"I was in stab mode and only four or five feet from the home position.  The altitude was approx. five feet.  In your case, I'm sure it would do the same thing by going straight up.  - Very little time to correct if you don't…"
Sep 1
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. "
Aug 31
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…"
Aug 31
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…"
Aug 30
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…"
Aug 30
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. "
Aug 30

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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…"
Aug 30
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…"
Aug 30

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