Over the past eight months I have been reading and studying the multicopter world in the interest of building a professional level hexacopter for airal video and still photography. Around six months…Continue
I don't understand why you are not using a prop/ battery calculator like ecalc.ch
With very little learning curve you can have a reasonable estimate of everything you need to know.
The site has lots of data for specific battery, motors,…"
I'm not an expert, and I don't use Apmplanner2, however, these are my thoughts. Since your motors spin up I'll put the esc issue aside for now.
In Mission Planner RC calibration screen, you should see a full range of…"
I also have a large homebuilt Y6 with a 2 axis gimble with the storm 32 board. I still struggle with shake in the video.
I don't think your shake is too bad. To improve the shake I would not look at the storm 32 PID's…"
I use Pixhawk for a multirotor, not a plane, however the messages you quote have appeared for me also.
In my case these types of messages show up PRIOR to gpx fix and arming. Once armed the messages settle down and go away.
"Counterclockwise rotation results from more force from the props that rotate counterclockwise compared to the props that rotate clockwise. Most of the time it comes from an upside down prop, but anything that reduces power from one motor can…"
"I have a problem with the time set by the pixhawk. When performing the geo ref operation, it reports the cam trigger messages are different from my camera time by over an hour. The camera time is correct, the time assigned to the cam…"
I have a similar issue, after a short survey grid mission I will have 30 pica and only 12 cam messages. Telemetry logs show the locations of all 30 cam trigger locations but the log files don't come up with the geo ref data.
"I have a heavy drone (I should have listened to the good advice when I was planning my build)
As such I need big batteries. My battery education has been expensive. One of your priority's needs to be preserving your battery.…"
"I use mission planner rather than QGC.
From my perspective your battery settings are not right.
I would expect to see the following
max cell voltage: 4.2
min cell voltage: 3.0
max discharge: 80%, after testing and verification you might go to 85%…"
Your battery charger should display the mAH added to the battery during charging. If you keep a log of the energy added to the battery after each use then you will have an independent assessment of the energy used in each flight.…"
"The FAA 107 includes the statement:
"To qualify for a remote pilot certificate, an individual must either pass an initial aeronautical knowledge test at an FAA-approved knowledge testing center or..."
"As Gary stated, its not to bad.
Questions I am left with...
It looks like the 333 exception will be no longer relevant as of September?
Commercial operations will be permitted under FAA 107, so no exception needed?