"I am approaching 3 years on my first Techpod. It is amazing how many hours of flight time you can build up on a Techpod. Typically I get about 2.5 hours of flight time at 13 m/s airspeed using two 6600 mAhr 4s…"
"I ran a pixhawk board on the desktop here and got raw temp readings of no more than 3800. So up around 7000 does seem high. You could try running the pixhawk off usb power too and see if you get similar readings.
In looking through the code on Firmware on GitHub I am not finding a place where I can adjust the Field Oriented Control(FOC) for different motor parameters. Can you point out where to these parameters are?"
"I just noticed that these ESCs have a PPM input and can be configured to run off the standard PPM interface. No health feedback unless the UAVCAN interface is used though.
This ESC might be have an advantage for racing because it…"
I think a processor that can detect when it is in error is the best next step. Software and control algorithms are not the weak link. They are tested in development and even further in aircraft flight tests. The…"
"I checked an RFD900+ that was sitting on the bench here.
Interface cable wire colors are in the same order as yours. I get a solid green light followed by a blinking green light after plugging the interface cable into a USB…"
Some of the orginal Swiss pixhawk implementations were on the gumstix processors that have both an ARM and a fast DSP. The DSP is good for the core control loops.
Here is a link to the gumstix…"
"The other aspect of creating a high reliability is the hardware that it runs on. The Hercules line of processors is designed for safety critical applications. I think NutX has been ported to one of the processors…"
"@Chris A. I feel kind of foolish not calling 3DR more for tech support. Kind of thought that doing it yourself was the point of the whole Do It Yourself Drone thing. :-) I find it very hard to believe that the…"