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HEXA B, Eratic Motor Start Issues

Started this discussion. Last reply by Guy Midkiff Nov 23, 2013. 1 Reply

I have the HEXA B...love it and have about 20 hours of flight time on it.Recently I have been having an Issue: First start of the day and all six motors perform flawlessly. But..the next start seems…Continue

Tags: spinup, esc, motor, B, HEXA

Post Mortem - ARDUCOPTER Crash. What happened?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dick Ou Oct 24, 2013. 12 Replies

OK, I have about 50 hours flying this particular multicopter. I was documenting some levy's for some farmers when I lost control of the Hexa. You can see from the DVR that I lost control when I went…Continue

Tags: Hexa-c, 3DR, Robotics, 3D, crash

Google Map Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Guy Midkiff Jul 19, 2013. 2 Replies

I had to go video some river systems, yesterday. I was beyond LTE range for my iPad (Used as a hot spot for my Win 7 MP). I was not able to use the MP and was wondering if there is a way to download…Continue

Tags: Planner, Mission, Maps, Google

 

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Guy Midkiff replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.0.1 released!
"Thanks Marco and Andre! No body is born on homeplate and I (along with many others) are trying to learn a plethora of RC concepts so that we can also partake in a really exciting hobby that is truly revolutionary. I didn't even know how to…"
Nov 24, 2013
Guy Midkiff replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.0.1 released!
"Auto Tune Clarification: "3. ensure the ch7 or ch8 switch is in the LOW position" Can't wait to do a test fight tomorrow, but can't seem to find anywhere, where "Low Position" comes up. Would someone be able to give…"
Nov 23, 2013
Guy Midkiff replied to John's discussion Need info on AutoTune. What does High and Low actually mean?
"I have the exact same question re: "3. ensure the ch7 or ch8 switch is in the LOW position" I can't find any documentation on this "minor" point. I am using a Spektrum DX8. Appreciate and answer, as I am dying to test out…"
Nov 23, 2013
Guy Midkiff replied to Guy Midkiff's discussion HEXA B, Eratic Motor Start Issues
"Found 2 bad ESC's causing the problems. R&R'ed the parts and now have ops normal. (BTW, "all-at-once" ESC's Calib. did not work. Had to do them individually. HEXA B)"
Nov 23, 2013
Guy Midkiff commented on Vince Hogg's blog post Isolated frame Octa will soon be ready.
"Thx, Vince."
Nov 20, 2013
Guy Midkiff commented on Vince Hogg's blog post Isolated frame Octa will soon be ready.
"Hi Vince. I am curious why people are opting for the complexity of and octa over a heavy lift quad with 4 honker motors? Seems it would be lighter and much less complex. I am sure folks have ran the numbers, but I am just curious. Also, what 3d…"
Nov 20, 2013
Guy Midkiff replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.0.1 released!
"Has anyone had any issues, after loading the new FW? I just loaded the MP and FW. My HEXA B worked before the download. No I get the normal startup sounds, but the motor wont even twitch, other than the normal battery connect movement? Ideas? Thanks"
Nov 19, 2013
Guy Midkiff posted a discussion

HEXA B, Eratic Motor Start Issues

I have the HEXA B...love it and have about 20 hours of flight time on it.Recently I have been having an Issue: First start of the day and all six motors perform flawlessly. But..the next start seems to always have the #2 motor go into a jerky mode. I replaced the engine and that made no difference. I always manage to get all 6 spinning, but not until after some pillow talk.I have made a video where the issue is quite clear. At 1 + 15 minutes, even the #1 engine momentarily fails to spin up, but…See More
Nov 18, 2013
Dick Ou replied to Guy Midkiff's discussion Post Mortem - ARDUCOPTER Crash. What happened?
"I have the same problem many time, I can't find the reason, attachment is last fly log and tlog, anyone can analysis it and find out the reason. Thank in advance"
Oct 24, 2013
Guy Midkiff replied to Dean's discussion brushless gimbal question
"Just Bought the TPPACKS AG500DD 3-Axis Brushless Direct-Drive Gimbal. I want to be able to pitch/tilt the gimbal with my Specktrum DX8 (It has a twist knob, channel 7). I cant find any diagrams that tell me which and where to connect to. Any help…"
Oct 21, 2013
Guy Midkiff replied to Adrian L's discussion Crashed today !!!
"I did see "Batt Low" on the HUD just before the pitch down??"
Jul 22, 2013
Guy Midkiff replied to Guy Midkiff's discussion Post Mortem - ARDUCOPTER Crash. What happened?
"I have been looking at the data logs for this flight. As I try to understand what I am looking at, it is clear that what ever happened, happened very quick and profoundly. When I plotted the altitude chart, the final plunge was dramatic. There was…"
Jul 21, 2013
Guy Midkiff replied to Guy Midkiff's discussion Post Mortem - ARDUCOPTER Crash. What happened?
"Thanks Graham. Will look at the Wiki and see if I can figure it out. I am including a log file that I believe is the data I should be looking at. The crash happened on log 94 and that is the log I am focusing on. Thanks, Guy"
Jul 21, 2013

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Graham Dyer replied to Guy Midkiff's discussion Post Mortem - ARDUCOPTER Crash. What happened?
"You have to open the log with the 'Browse Logs' button, then you can plot a variety of data as a graph. It's all in the Wiki: http://copter.ardupilot.com/wiki/common-downloading-and-analyzing-data-logs-in-mission-planner/"
Jul 21, 2013
Guy Midkiff replied to Guy Midkiff's discussion Post Mortem - ARDUCOPTER Crash. What happened?
"Hi Franton, Did manage to get the APM Planner logs into a file with a ".log" extension. I clicked on the file but nothing is happening. Any ideas what I should do next? (I am a Mac guy using a Windows laptop for access to the MP.)"
Jul 21, 2013
Guy Midkiff replied to Shyam Balasubramanian's discussion 3D Robotics/ udrones customer service issues!
"Keeping quite about mediocre customer service will ultimately do more harm than good to 3D. You can bet the compettion will go to school on any weakness 3D R may have. I am very very impressed with my Hexa C and I have no doubt that the owners will…"
Jul 20, 2013

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