I've been building and flying drones since October of last year without any major incidents, at least not until today. I have a Flamewheel 450 running a pixhawk FMU a Frsky Taranis transmitter and a…Continue
"Does Mission Planner give you the option of clearing your data log files? If so, try that. If there is no SD card to pop out, I'm not sure how do erase it. There must be a way though. I found some other posts that…"
"You are right - there does not appear to be a data flash card port on APM2.8. You may have a bad board.... I don't know how to reset or reformat the onboard flash memory. If you can, it will probably be through the mission…"
"Here is what the screen should look like (see attachment). Pop out your flash card and put it in your computer to make sure that it is functioning OK. Myself, and others on this forum, have had problems with bad flash…"
Clifton nailed it. You don't need a radio to download the data logs, in fact it only works using the USB cable connection to mavlink. Follow the directions in the link above and you should be able to download the log no…"
"Jason, What is the hover current? For a copter of your size and weight I would not expect it to be more than 12-13 amps with a 3S battery. If you are hovering at just over 50% with the weight of a 5000mah battery on a 450 frame, then you…"
Can you post a data log of the copter while hovering. You did not say what FMU you are using, but if it is a Pixhawk or something similar, you should be able to download a data log that the community can look at. That is the best…"
The switch inside the Runcam has four solder legs on it; the front two (closest to the lens) are in parallel and connected to the signal line on the PC board. The rear two are also in parallel and connected to ground. If you wanted…"
"I have a Runcam 2 with a faulty shutter switch. From your experience, is there any way to hack a new switch in to substitute for the bad one? I can solder decently, but I'm not quite understanding your explanation of the 4 legs of the switch on…"
"I had a problem with my Pixhawk flash card early on as well. It worked for a while, then it stopped recording log files. Turned out to be a bad card as mentioned above (I also had a knock-off pixhawk). I read some other posts about…"
"I agree with Grant too, thank's to post, posting this things prevent others to avoid crashes so your bad experience it's usefull for others, I hope I can prevented many accidents reading post like this."
"I absolutely agree with Clifton. Had I let the test run to completion (which would be the case if the transmitter really had failed) the copter would have landed and everything would have been fine. Aborting the test is what created the…"
"Doug it was really great of you to post this. Lots of people wouldn't be aware of this and a lot certainly wouldn't post about it if they had made the same mistake. A real education for all as I reckon everyone has had the same…"