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AirbotServices's light 45gr Mobius 2 axis gimbal+vibrations tests

Started this discussion. Last reply by iskess Jul 28. 4 Replies

Finally found a bit of time to test the light 45gr 2 axis brushless gimbal we built for the Mobius camera,PS for Cala : better late than never ;)Continue

Tags: lightest, gimbal, Brushless, camera, Mobius

How to configure CAM_TRIG_DIST to ouput a PWM signal from a Pixhawk output ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hugues Mar 4, 2014. 5 Replies

Hi,I would lile to use the Survey function in mission planner which uses the CAM_TRIG_DIST method to trigger a camera at regular distance intervals.I'm using an infrared camera trigger which is activated by a PWM signal (configurable).The question…Continue

Is Minimosd incompatible with Sony NEX5R ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hugues Jan 7, 2014. 17 Replies

Hello,I'm trying to use my Sony NEX5 camera as a FPV camera using this HDMI AV converter :…Continue

NEVER connect a Capacitor backup or voltage protector on APM board

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hugues Nov 19, 2013. 71 Replies

Hi,Edit : from the posts below I deduce the issue seems specific to my config. Threfore I remove temporarily my request to add a line a caution in the wiki as it might not be a general problem for everyone, until further investigation and…Continue

[PROBLEM] Mission planner updater error

Started this discussion. Last reply by dudz Apr 17, 2013. 5 Replies

Hi,I launched today the mission planner that started an auto update. It starts downloading files updates (as visible in the console window) but after 2 minutes it stops with error, giving this display and error message:…Continue

LEDs use on APM2.5 board

Started this discussion. Last reply by TJ Feb 2, 2013. 1 Reply

Hello,I have seen a picture in the Wiki for the 2.0 APM board showing ouputs A9 to A4 being named "Motor LEDs".Is there any explanation what that is and how is it used ?For example can those outputs be used to power 12Volts LED strips ? (or is it…Continue

Programming with Arducopter/Arduino

Started this discussion. Last reply by duster3 May 6, 2013. 15 Replies

Hello,I would like to compile and upload the Arducopter code to my UAV. To do so I followed the instructions on the wiki, that is :-installed the Arduino 1.0.3 (Arudpilot) version on win7-installed the 2.8.1 software version (the two folders…Continue

Tags: Arducopter, Arduino, Programming

Sonar minimum distance ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leif Hedman Jan 9, 2013. 2 Replies

Hello,I have installed the sonar XLL-EZ0 on the quadcopter (3DR). Then I launch a sonar test though the CLI in the mission planner software. The arducopter is connected via USB only (no battery).The minimum reading with the sonar command is 20 cm.…Continue

Tags: EZ0, 3DR, Sonar

Power for analog pins (servos for roll/tilt, sonar, etc)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hugues Dec 28, 2012. 3 Replies

Hi,On a 3DR quad arducopter, I am powering the APM2.5 with JP1 off and using the 5v input from the 3DR power module BEC (connects through the voltage measurement port).This powers , If I understood correctly, all of the APM2.5 boards including the…Continue

Tags: power, module, 3DR, servos, pins

 

Hugues's Page

◾ About Me:

◾I'm the founder of AirbotServices that provides UAV expertise and services for professionnals. We aim more particularly at serving the agriculture, real estate and industrial sectors.
Web site : www.airbotservices.com

Background:

◾Engineer - Ecole Polytechnique of Brussels (ULB), specialization in Telecom & Electronics
◾MBA - Solvay Business School (ULB).

Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest:
◾I dove into the subject a few years ago when I was searching how to upgrade a very bad camera on my 8 years old son's remote controlled helicopter.
◾I found the diydrones community on the basis of which I built up this passion.
◾Contributing Blogger and Editor of DIYDrones APMcopter and APMplane wikis.
◾Currently developing AirbotServices products and services.

Latest Activity

Cala commented on Hugues's blog post Week-end DIY build project: 6S powered Pixhawk 900 mm quadcopter, experimenting with 3D printing.
"Any test yet? followers are waiting ;) "
Friday
Emin Bu commented on Hugues's blog post Week-end DIY build project: 6S powered Pixhawk 900 mm quadcopter, experimenting with 3D printing.
"No antenna should be ABOVE GPS antenna...."
Friday

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Hugues left a comment for Rafael Fontela
"I would then advise to run on 700Kv motors such as the 3510-700Kv or the 3110-700Kv which can turn up to 12" props on 4S batteries."
Aug 26
Rafael Fontela left a comment for Hugues
"Hi Hugues by the way I would rather run the 4S batteries since I have 3.  Would that be possible with the T, I saw you did not tried them Thanks, Raf"
Aug 26

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Hugues commented on Aldo Vargas's blog post Flying from computer
"Nice. Why did you use a RaspPi instead of a Odroid XU4? You'd have more brute force !"
Aug 25

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Hugues commented on Jesus A's blog post Genuine custom designed APM powered UAVs in Spain - droning
"Congrats! Looks beautiful. I like the intégration."
Aug 25
Twist commented on Hugues's blog post Alexmos brushless gimbal PID settings : share them with the community
"Hi Everyone,  I have some troubles to tune my brushless gimbal. Here’s my hardware :  Gimbal : Beholder MS1 Camera : Blackmagic pocket cinema My PID settings : I actually don’t really know if it’s a tuning problem. When…"
Aug 20

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Hugues left a comment for Rafael Fontela
"What would be the total flying weight, without battery for this X8 you want to modify and what are the maximum propeller sizes that you can install on it ? I can then check your configuration Cheers,Hugues"
Aug 18
Rafael Fontela left a comment for Hugues
"Saw an old post from 2013 title Tiger motors-propellers combinations for an heavy lift octocopter, where after testing several motors props combinations you chose the Tiger 3510 360Kv. I'm trying to upgrade my 3dr x8+ to be able to extent the…"
Aug 18

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Hugues commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Mexican President gives Jordi Munoz top young entrepreneur award
"There are only two possibilities : either Jordi is à Giant, either thé Mexican president is a midget. Congratulations Jordi you are huge!"
Aug 17

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Hugues added a discussion to the group ArduCopter User Group
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A working windows dronekit python installation process

Hi,I share hereunder what worked for me to get a succesfully working dronekit python on windows; I indeed could not have anything work with the so-called windows installer (an .exe file that is supposed to install everything automatically on your windows PC but that faied in my case, whatever I tried, not recognizing paths and missing files, etc).I do not know if this procedure would work for others but you at least can try: -I uninstalled everything (MavProxy, Pygame, Wynpython) because I…See More
Aug 16

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Hugues replied to Hugues's discussion Dronekit api link for windows is broken in the group ArduCopter User Group
"all right, thx Randy."
Aug 14

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Hugues commented on Jimmy Oliver's blog post 711 Materials measures Waterford Plant
"Congrats for the job. Isn't it a dream when your job is pure fun ?"
Aug 14

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Randy replied to Hugues's discussion Dronekit api link for windows is broken in the group ArduCopter User Group
"I can't directly help but here's the to-do list for the wiki in case you want to get that link fixed.  Hamish is all over that wiki so issues tend to get resolved quite quickly much of the time."
Aug 13

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Hugues added a discussion to the group ArduCopter User Group
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Dronekit api link for windows is broken

Hi,I wanted to download the dronekit api (windows installer)  from http://python.dronekit.io/guide/getting_started.html, but the link is broken. Anyone could upload it to share ?Thx,HuguesSee More
Aug 13

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Hugues replied to Ned Horning's discussion The right tool for the job in the group Agricultural UAVs
"The title is the whole point: what is the job to be done and then what is the tool, as affordable as possible, to do this job? It seems to me "the job" has never been clearly defined to start with. Fashionable themes, such as ndvi, are…"
Aug 12

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Hugues's Blog

Week-end DIY build project: 6S powered Pixhawk 900 mm quadcopter, experimenting with 3D printing.

Posted on August 9, 2015 at 12:40pm 11 Comments

Here a typical week-end "dronegeek" DIY build project : expermenting with 3D printing to make a 900mm Pixhawk quadcopter, with 380Kv motors, 16" props and powered by 6S batteries.

Credits for the frame : do not forget this excellent post from Forrest Frantz on light frame construction techniques:…

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AirbotServices Pixhawk/APM:plane 3.3 XUAV Talon training session

Posted on July 10, 2015 at 1:57pm 9 Comments

Hi,

If you ever wondered what professional drone designers/makers are doing behind the scenes, well we're not only building UAVs for customers but we also have to train them from A to Z (and often we have to train ourselves too:).

To show you how this is made, enjoy this little video of this morning's training session (for agronomy…

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Comment Wall (11 comments)

At 10:26pm on March 19, 2013, Oliver said…

Hi, I just posted the parts list with some notes in the comments below my original post on the gimbal.

Cheers,

Oliver

At 12:11am on March 20, 2013,
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Hugues
said…

thx

At 12:52pm on November 7, 2013,
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Forrest Frantz
said…

Didn't want to say this in the crowd.  But I think mass distribution has a bearing on the PIDs as does distance from the respective axis.

Example:  Say there is a rectangular cubic battery pointing fore and aft at CG on a symmetric quad copter.  Say the rotors are 20 cm from their axis and the battery is 10cm x 2 cm.

o The torque factor exerted in pitch over the battery would be 20/(10/4) = 8 to 1

o The torque factor exerted in roll over the battery would be 20/(2/4) = 40 to 1

If you have two steel wheels of the same mass, the larger one will be more difficult to get rolling (there is a larger change in momentum).

So it is 5x easier to roll than pitch.  I think that should be accounted for in the PIDs?  But maybe I'm wrong.

Of course this is an extreme example where everything else weighs nothing, so the differences in ratios are never that high.  But it is common I think for the factors to be up to 1.5X.

Your thoughts?

At 1:42pm on November 8, 2013, Tyler McGahee said…

Yeah, the PIDs are definitely affected by the "mass distribution" (moment of inertia), as well as by the motors and propellers and ESCs and the control algorithm and on and on. I don't think it hurts to list the PIDs though. Could save some time when starting from scratch on a similar or identical rig.

At 10:37pm on November 21, 2013, HobbyColombia said…

Hello,

A curiosity ... as I turn apm 2.5 and esc with 2 separate batteries.

Battery 1: APM 2.5 and FPV
Battery 2 Engines - BECS (servos)

Unrecognized?

Thank you!

At 7:28pm on March 11, 2014, HobbyColombia said…

Ardupilot on PX4 + IO won't arm motors.

Hi I have the same problem Mystery 30A ESC's ...

You Might explain "load up the firmware ArduCopter" Bootload firmware?

System works without problem, arm and disarm perfectly.

Safety Switch OK.

Calibration OK, ENGINES TURN.

Connect and disconnect battery and ESC sounds uncalibrated, not save settings.

/ / / / / / / Can not save the ESC Mystery Calibration and PX4FMUIO / / / /

At 1:11pm on March 12, 2014, HobbyColombia said…

Hi,

/ / / / / / / Can not save the ESC Calibration in PX4 FMU IO / / / /

You know it could be?

Another question.

You know how I connect to OSD Remzibi px4 as if telemetry data and to see video on my monitor?

We appreciate evidence.

Thanks for you time.

You are responsible to give answers of diydrones community? curiosity!

Thanks.

At 8:11am on August 26, 2014,
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Forrest Frantz
said…
At 1:45pm on December 15, 2014,
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Forrest Frantz
said…

4 motor mounts and 4 tube plugs, cut, lightly sanded, ready to ship, and after you clean, ready to adhere.

Where do you want me to send them?

At 9:25am on August 18, 2015, Rafael Fontela said…

Saw an old post from 2013 title Tiger motors-propellers combinations for an heavy lift octocopter, where after testing several motors props combinations you chose the Tiger 3510 360Kv.

I'm trying to upgrade my 3dr x8+ to be able to extent the flying time while increasing the payload to be able to use about 1200 extra grams for camera equipment etc.  At present my drone is equipped with the motors and props that come from 3DR ( SUNNYSKY V2216-16 KV800) and by them the drone will be able to lift 800 grm while having a fly time of 15 mnts (by what I have read more like 10).

I was wandering if you think that using the Tigers and the props combination I could achieve the results you had, also whether

I could run the 6s batteries.

Thanks so much for your time

 

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