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Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Boyhan Aug 1, 2013. 1 Reply

READY-TO-FLY RTF DJI S800 HEXACOPTERwithWookong-M Autopilot with GPS latest version and Futaba 8FG Super RadioANDZenmuse Gimbal with Sony Nex-5N  …Continue

Tags: brushless, gimbal, zenmuse, s800, Wookong

APM and DiyDrones. Awesome!

Started Jun 21, 2013 0 Replies

As the winner of the aerial…Continue

Is my APM 2.0 broken?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Slater Mar 9, 2013. 4 Replies

In the pursuit of a vibe free frame i have been experimenting with easy low-cost solutions, and I've come up with a cracker that i will soon share with you all once I've finished gathering data. In…Continue

Tags: z-axis, on, spikes, vibration

Arducopter Tuning Guide

Started this discussion. Last reply by 許裕鴻 Dec 11, 2014. 559 Replies

The arducopter tuning guide. This guide was written at the time of the release of Arducopter 2.8.1 FW. It is a compilation of everything I have gathered from the experts in the field of flight…Continue

Tags: rate_P, rate_I, rate_D, guide, tuning


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Dave C replied to Euan Ramsay's discussion Best tricopter layout
"Hi Euan, I have flown both configurations, both fly well. When using all the same direction props the tails servo just sits off to one side a touch in hover, and forward flight, to counter the torque and if your servo travel is limited you may find…"
Feb 4
許裕鴻 replied to Dave C's discussion Arducopter Tuning Guide
"I input 1 on althold's p , is it really '' 1 '' or ''0.1'' "
Dec 11, 2014
Dave C commented on F. C. Bearsch "Tearig"'s blog post Rethinking the RC "Controller TX" - SuperMan FM Continued-
"And this control mechanism is the way Curtis is world champion over and over. (well one of the influencing factors) What you are doing here guys is amazing, i imagine a meld of this and 'leaf' type technology and we will all be commanding…"
Nov 1, 2014
Dave C replied to Kristian's discussion Almost got killed in the office today. Log file attached..
"I gotta disagree here, that last thing that bullet connecters need is loosening, I solder all mine, if i use them at all. Love the fuse idea, and pleased you didn't suffer more than props and a motor! Gonna keep reading before i pass comment…"
Nov 1, 2014
Dave C replied to Newtoon's discussion Sonar for walls in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Hi Guillaume, That link was from me, i had the copter under control from 4 sonars at once- one out of the front, one out of each side and one below. It wasn't finished but had started to work quite well. It involved writing it bit of custom…"
Oct 27, 2014
Gabriel Chen replied to Dave C's discussion Arducopter Tuning Guide
"I was following your tips step by step, but there is two major problems: 1. successfully setting rate_P to 0.10  and  rate_D to 0.006, however, when next day I tried to go on setting rate_I and  the copter started to oscillate…"
Aug 19, 2014
Dave C commented on Chris Anderson's blog post DIY Drones teams dominate Sparkfun Autonomous Vehicle Competition
"Congrats all!  Can't wait for the videos, the live feed missed quite a lot of the crucial runs. What happened to Rob's heli - I saw it speeding away and the feed cut out  :/ Watch your backs, I'll be there next year…"
Jun 22, 2014
Dave C commented on leonardthall's blog post Printed high speed AVC copter and crash
"I'm using graupner eprops.12" *6, on 500w, 1300 kv motors on 4s. THey have very high pitch in the centre, and narrow tips. I'd love to know what current it pulls on full throttle but I don't dare use a current sensor, it's a…"
Jun 10, 2014
Dave C commented on leonardthall's blog post Printed high speed AVC copter and crash
"My money is on the Aussie ;)"
Jun 9, 2014
Dave C commented on leonardthall's blog post Printed high speed AVC copter and crash
"Ha, Vince and Leonard, I remember those ideas well, your h-quad body would be perfect Vince, I decided to KISS this year and just double the power on last years AVC winner. Unfortunately I'm not going to make it this year (gutted, it's my…"
Jun 9, 2014
Dave C replied to John's discussion Quadcopter flipping over
"The 'p' props are pusher props. They should go on motors 3 and 4, and should spin clockwise. The non 'p' props are just standard direction props, the should be on motors 1 and 2 and should spin anti-clockwise. Check…"
Jun 4, 2014
Dave C replied to Dom's discussion Sonar on gimbal?
"Nope I think it's a great idea, let us know how you get on! "
May 20, 2014
Dave C replied to Víctor Mayoral's discussion ESC in one chip
"Yes it's definitely possible, the mini quads, including the walkera ladybird and hubsan x4, both have single boards, with on board 'esc chips', and the whole board is cheap to replace. I think the reason that larger quads tend to…"
May 17, 2014
James Cureton replied to Dave C's discussion Warning! Camera Interfering with GPS lock
"I just flew again today after theorizing of maybe just having some nice video shots in atti mode and NOT GPS atti....it worked just fine.....I did dare go into GPS and never RTH....good video..Ill upload the youtube vid of it...and put a link...of…"
May 15, 2014
Emin Bu replied to Dave C's discussion Warning! Camera Interfering with GPS lock
"I am not mean,always try to help when I can, unfortunately I do not know DJI and I guess on dji forum u get better answers....try RCGroups too"
May 15, 2014
James Cureton replied to Dave C's discussion Warning! Camera Interfering with GPS lock
"sir dont be a "mean bean""
May 14, 2014

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Lithium battery dreams

Posted on May 23, 2013 at 12:14pm 7 Comments

New lithium-ion battery design that’s 2,000 times more powerful, recharges 1,000 times faster... I'm drooling!


Can anyone put me into hibernation for 5…


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At 10:19am on January 16, 2013, Jared Reabow said…

ask away!

At 1:29pm on October 1, 2013, Phil said…

Hi Dave

Thanks for accepting me as friend. i live in sutton coldfield so am fairly close i think. i have a quad that i am trying to get going and have fitted an air sensor. It just does not show up on mission planner? the tick boxes are just greyed out? i have a m8 who is checking the unit out, but any suggestions?

Thanks in anticipation


P.S. its a 700 version not the 500 version i have been seeing probs with on on forums.

At 1:32pm on October 1, 2013, Phil said…

Jared?  confused with forum lol

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