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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 Guaifi's discussion The problem IS NOT the 3.3 regulator, it is the dataflash level shifter
"I am getting more confused regarding the possible APM problem.  Is this a concern for all of us, or a select few?  The conversations are going all over the map.  Randy had a video about the problem. Now, I can't tell if something…"
Mar 9
Daniel Estes replied to Thomas's discussion Can someone look at my F450 quad build? in the group ArduCopter User Group
"To confirm, I use DJI Opto ESCs and they are factory calibrated.  Also, I haven't had any problem/s using them either.  "
Feb 27
Stefan Gofferje replied to Daniel Estes's discussion Transmitter with More Channels in the group ArduCopter User Group
"I'm afraid, I can't help you with the channel 5 issues. I use a self-built mode switch which injects the right PWM directly through the trainer port. Before that, I used the 6 position switch mod. I also don't use the OLRS…"
Jan 29
Kurt Rheam replied to Daniel Estes's discussion Transmitter with More Channels in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Stefan I am currently trying to get my Turnigy 9x with opentx, orange LRS, APM setup working correctly.  I notice that you have the same setup so I hope you can help me out.  I wanted to get everything working on 8 channels before I tried…"
Jan 29
Daniel Estes commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Senator Feinstein: "It should be a crime for a private individual to arm a drone."
"If there is no such thing as "common sense", then why did the past generations of humans seem to figure it out?  It won wars, such as the last two World Wars from tyrants.  It is called freedom.  I should add, there was once…"
Jan 18
Daniel Estes replied to Wayne Francis's discussion Crash Again....... in the group ArduCopter User Group
"I started out using the DJI props, but they were/are not stiff enough.  I heard too many stories of them breaking.  They also were bad shooting video.  I now use the Graupner E-props and haven't had any problems.  They are…"
Jan 9
Daniel Estes replied to Daniel Estes's discussion Unknown Device in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Arduino Mega 2560 found.  I did an uninstall and did the process over. All is working. "
Nov 25, 2013
Daniel Estes added a discussion to the group ArduCopter User Group
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Unknown Device

I have been using the APM 2.5 and haven't had a problem finding the COM to connect within Mission Planner.  I now have an APM 2.6 that I am trying to setup.  Although, I am not able see the Arduino Mega 2560.  I have the drivers on the hard drive (Windows 7) and when I browse to update, I still get the message, Unknown Device.Need some help.Thanks.See More
Nov 25, 2013
Daniel Estes replied to Steven Kothenbeutel's discussion ArduPilot Mega 2.6 USB Connection Issue
"I have the APM 2.5 and I didn't have any problems.  Now, with the 2.6 I am seemingly having a similar problem.  Although, I am getting the unknown device.   Within Ports (Com and LPT).  Once Arduino Mega 2560 came up.…"
Nov 25, 2013
MHA replied to Daniel Estes's discussion Mission Planner 1.2.85 Update in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Fixed, thank you very much Michael"
Nov 12, 2013
Paul La Fors replied to Daniel Estes's discussion Mission Planner 1.2.85 Update in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Yes Phil, I went back on the MP1.2.84 and everything is fine again."
Nov 4, 2013
Phil B replied to Daniel Estes's discussion Mission Planner 1.2.85 Update in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Same here, my APM 2.6 is fine, my Multiwii pro with MPNG isn't.  There's another thread suggesting a roll back to a previous version.  Here's the…"
Nov 3, 2013
MHA replied to Daniel Estes's discussion Mission Planner 1.2.85 Update in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Hi Michael, I have two APM's, both on 3.1rc4. One genuine 3DR, one chinese. The 3DR connects via USB, the chinese doesn't. 1.2.84 works fine on both. Log from 1.2.85: 2013-11-01 21:57:29,031  INFO MissionPlanner.MAVLinkInterface -…"
Nov 1, 2013
Daniel Estes replied to mark's discussion Anyone else having problems connecting APM to MissionPlanner since latest update? in the group ArduCopter User Group
"I have been using the telemetry option and haven't noticed a problem during connection.  So, I connected via the USB port, but didn't run into any problems either.  I tested the USB port connection three times and all six mode…"
Nov 1, 2013
Paul La Fors replied to Daniel Estes's discussion Mission Planner 1.2.85 Update in the group ArduCopter User Group
"The firmware version on my quad is: MegaPirateNG 3.0.1 R2 - Public Release. Sorry but I don't know what you mean by "separate parameter gets". "
Oct 31, 2013

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Michael Oborne replied to Daniel Estes's discussion Mission Planner 1.2.85 Update in the group ArduCopter User Group
"what firmware version are you running and does it support separate parameter gets."
Oct 30, 2013

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