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Servo Reverse Not Working?

Started Aug 20, 2013 0 Replies

I'm trying to reverse the servo controlled by RC11 / A11. Selecting "Reverse" in Mission Planner / Adv Params under RC11 has no effect. Other than that, the servo is functioning fine as a Camera…Continue

Arducopter Level Bug in 1.2.46?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Wilkinson May 1, 2013. 2 Replies

Since installing 1.2.46 Arducopter Level doesn't work anymore. When I click on the Calibrate Accel button I get a message that says "Ready to FLY ublox OK" and it won't let me calibrate. I am using…Continue

ArduCopter Level Strange Message

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Spanogle Apr 28, 2013. 12 Replies

I'm setting up my fourth APM2.5 and when I go to ArduCopter Level I get a message that I haven't seen before. When I click Calibrate Accel it tells me:"Ready to FLY ublox OK"It never lets me go…Continue

Reverse APM board orientation?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zidlov Nov 24, 2013. 3 Replies

Can someone tell me what parameters I have to change to reverse my board orientation? I'd like to mount it reversed 180 degrees so the front is the rear, rear is the front.ThanksContinue

 

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Haygood replied to Elvis's discussion Y6 Payload Capacity in the group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"You know, in all of the discussion going on here, I forgot about my very first Y6 flight.   When I got the machine, and finally got the "RTF" fixed so it really might actualy fly (GPS in the wrong port, and so on), I decided I needed…"
Oct 14

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David Anders replied to Elvis's discussion Y6 Payload Capacity in the group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"Indeed it would be interesting and I suspect you're spot on with the performance point.  And that's what we're going to do. (:"
Oct 4
Haygood replied to Elvis's discussion Y6 Payload Capacity in the group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"It would be kind of fun to set up some tests comparing a Y6 and Hex configuration setup using exactly the same electronics and hardware.  I'm sure the Hex would outperform the Y6 in all of the performance metrics, but seeing how much would…"
Oct 4

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David Anders replied to Elvis's discussion Y6 Payload Capacity in the group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"No problem at all.  If you're after just pure lift, go the standard Hex.  That's what we do.  The Y6 looks cool, and the redundancy thing is a nice to have, but you do lose too much lift in my books. The Tarot 690 or Quanum…"
Oct 4
Nigel Brown replied to Elvis's discussion Y6 Payload Capacity in the group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"Hi Elvis Coaxial motor configuration is recognised to be roughly 24% less efficient (see lots of posts - or should I say arguements on DIYDRONES about this). The Y6 configuration is popular as there is a wide angle between forward-facing arms which…"
Oct 4
Elvis replied to Elvis's discussion Y6 Payload Capacity in the group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"David, You are my new hero, thank you so much for posting this. This seems to show that the over/under motor config is much less efficient than a multirotor with one motor per arm; ie... hexa with 6 arms/ 6 motors seems to be much more…"
Oct 4
Haygood replied to Elvis's discussion Y6 Payload Capacity in the group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"Nice.  I would be interested to see a Y6 speed test."
Oct 4

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David Anders replied to Elvis's discussion Y6 Payload Capacity in the group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"I found it ironic that this post was created when we were planning to do a weight lift test with the Y6 just this weekend. Below is the video. A couple of things: The wind was crazy.  Blowing at 33-35kmh with gusts upto 50kmh.  Look at…"
Oct 4
Haygood replied to Elvis's discussion Y6 Payload Capacity in the group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"Well, if you run 6 motors instead of 4, off the same amount of power (battery), then you are going to lift the same weight for the same amount of time, or more weight for less time.  The battery and total weight are the main factors there.…"
Oct 2
Elvis replied to Elvis's discussion Y6 Payload Capacity in the group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"Thanks for the answers Nigel and Haygood. Nigel, I'm very surprised that the Y6 would attain less than 5 mins of flight time with only 350g of payload. We flew our QAV500 quadrotors with 500 - 550 grams of payload (in addition to an FPV cam,…"
Oct 1
Haygood replied to Elvis's discussion Y6 Payload Capacity in the group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"It depends what Y6 you are talking about, and what else is onboard. Are you asking about a 3DR Y6, or one of the others? Which motors would you plan to use on it? What size props would you use? What kind and size of battery? How long do you need…"
Oct 1
Nigel Brown replied to Elvis's discussion Y6 Payload Capacity in the group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"Hi there Elvis That's a loaded question and we might need a little more information before working out your MTOW (Maximum Take Off Weight).  For example; what batteries, motors and props are you using?  What is the shortest flight…"
Sep 30
Elvis added a discussion to the group Arducopter Y6 Owners
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Y6 Payload Capacity

We are considering using the Y6 for a science project but need to know the payload capacity first. We used the QAV500 in a previous project and were carrying a 1.1lb payload; we are hoping for closer to 2lbs with the Y6.Thanks for any input you can give.ElvisSee More
Sep 30
Elvis replied to Felix Meissner's discussion Problem connecting Pixhawk and Futaba receiver
"Just tried it with my R7008sb and same problem as everyone else here is having... doesn't work. Changed mode to Sbus, used Sbus / 8 Pin (tried SBus2 also). Strange thing is that it works fine with my R2008sb using same T14SG Tx. With 2008sb,…"
Jan 23
Elvis replied to Felix Meissner's discussion Problem connecting Pixhawk and Futaba receiver
"Sorry, I was referring to a Futaba 2008SB Rx which only has one SB port (horizontal below 8 pin). I did notice on my 7008SB Rx the horizontal Sbus port is for Sbus2."
Jan 23
Elvis replied to Felix Meissner's discussion Problem connecting Pixhawk and Futaba receiver
"Yiannis,You have your cable connected to the wrong place on your Futaba Rx, it is supposed to plug into the SBUS slot - it is the horizontal slot below pin8."
Jan 22

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