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Power supply for APM, VideoTX, Gimbal, etc...

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Dec 3. 4 Replies

hi all,its been a long time since ive posted anything here - real life has been keeping me busy.since this summer ive had a TBS Discovery flying with APM 2.5 and generally things have gone very well.…Continue

Tags: gimbal, ubec, 2.5, apm, module

v2.6 throttle range woes

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Jun 28, 2012. 11 Replies

im having some problems with throttle in the latest version, there are two problems which might turn out to be two seperate issues, but could quite easily be related.low-end throttle range just…Continue

Tags: hold, loiter, alt, trim, throttle

unable to load command DO_SET_ROI

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Oborne Jul 12, 2012. 12 Replies

ive just updated to AC2.6 and therefore started using APM planner MAV 1.0ive been working recently with the DO_SET_ROI command (only Yaw_mode 3 currently supported by AC - i mean to get all the modes…Continue

Tags: 1.0, mavlink, DO_SET_ROI

LEDs (big, serious LEDs) brightness control

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Jun 2, 2012. 14 Replies

having used LED strips, ive found theyre great in low light (or at night), but completely useless in bright sunlight.now that im getting parts together for a new custom frame, im going to try some…Continue

 

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James replied to James's discussion Power supply for APM, VideoTX, Gimbal, etc...
"Yeah ch6 will go to the gimbal obviously, but I also want to connect it to the micro servo on the fpv camera - then I'll trim the gimbal settings to get both pointing more or less at the same angle. Finally it would be nice to keep the ch6…"
Dec 3
Markus Horeld replied to James's discussion Power supply for APM, VideoTX, Gimbal, etc...
"Hi James, I don't have to change my 600mAh battery every flight. Actually I change it every 4th or 5th flight. But in my case it has not to power the APM (which is powered by the big battery) nor any servos (but two brushless gimbal motors). At…"
Dec 3
James replied to James's discussion Power supply for APM, VideoTX, Gimbal, etc...
"markus, yes its certainly starting to look like a good option.  i have some nice 1300mAh 3S batteries which might be just right for powering all electronics (APM+rx+gimbal+Vtx+servo), im not keen on changing two batteries with every flight so…"
Dec 3
Markus Horeld replied to James's discussion Power supply for APM, VideoTX, Gimbal, etc...
"I would suggest to use two different power sources. One for the APM, the Rx and the motors. And another for the Cam, the Video Tx and the Gimbal. I think that is more reliable and you get a longer flight time (a little bit). My TBS Discovery is…"
Dec 2
James replied to Brandon Clifford's discussion Dreaded Vibrations! - Please help, giving up!
"hi, as you say the root of it all is vibration in the motors - so careful balancing will help a lot. but for the vibration thats left (theres always some), ive found that stiffer foams work much better.  if you can, get your APM on a board…"
Dec 2
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Power supply for APM, VideoTX, Gimbal, etc...

hi all,its been a long time since ive posted anything here - real life has been keeping me busy.since this summer ive had a TBS Discovery flying with APM 2.5 and generally things have gone very well.  as things have developed and ive got more and more systems connected though ive run into a bit of a power supply quandry:currently i have:…See More
Dec 1
James replied to mrfunk's discussion launching from top of mountain, dropping into a valley? disaster?
"dave,  this is covered with the RTL_ALT parameter, which is the minimum altitude it must have before navigating back home.  if youre flying below home and select RTL it will stay still horizontally whilst climbing to RTL_ALT (mine is set…"
Sep 29
Nils D replied to James's discussion Yaw "rebound"
"Has this ever been solved in software.I have been searching around this issue for some time on 3.1.2 and 3.1.4 Regards, Nils "
May 23
Joshua Ott commented on James's blog post Futaba T7C - Six Flight Modes
"Larry, That's a very nice demo. You should do a whole series on APM setup and configuration, with the same style as this! At the very least post this one as it's own thread. Things get lost around here if they are buried at all."
Jan 3, 2013
Larry Grimm commented on James's blog post Futaba T7C - Six Flight Modes
"I re did my video on 6 flight modes on the futaba 7c, this time i included the endpoint changes.  I also included a section at the end on how i calculated the perfect pwm for each mode using a spreadsheet.  I totally geeked out on this…"
Jan 3, 2013
Larry Grimm commented on James's blog post Futaba T7C - Six Flight Modes
"Thanks Joshua, I am still trying to learn Sony Studio, when i watch other videos, it like it when you can see close up and when i can see the sticks"
Jan 2, 2013
Joshua Ott commented on James's blog post Futaba T7C - Six Flight Modes
"Larry, I like that picture in picture style you do with your videos, it makes things really easy to follow : )"
Jan 2, 2013
Larry Grimm commented on James's blog post Futaba T7C - Six Flight Modes
"your are  absolutely right, i rewatched my video and realized i must have cut it out of the video by accident, one of those learning to video edit better things, thanks for letting me know, i took it down until i fix it. "
Jan 2, 2013
Joshua Ott commented on James's blog post Futaba T7C - Six Flight Modes
"Larry, I noticed that you didn't adjust the channel 5 endpoints the way James did in this video, I had to do that for this to work on my T7C."
Jan 2, 2013
Joshua Ott commented on James's blog post Futaba T7C - Six Flight Modes
"Can this post please be added to- http://code.google.com/p/ardupilot-mega/wiki/Sixmodes "
Jan 1, 2013
Larry Grimm commented on James's blog post Futaba T7C - Six Flight Modes
"http://youtu.be/8lbJ6f2xc_w i made this video after i figured out how to set up the 6 modes on my futaba 7c i took the ideas from this post and video and other posts from diy drones but used a camera and screen capture to display link to my video…"
Jan 1, 2013

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Futaba T7C - Six Flight Modes

Posted on May 9, 2012 at 4:30pm 18 Comments

so, following my post here: http://www.diydrones.com/forum/topics/futaba-t7c-channel-5-mode-switch

and the tutorial here: …

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At 2:39am on June 22, 2012, Rolf Hofmann said…

Hello James,

yes, it seem they lost my answer.

Thanks a lot for yout very good explanation, now it is almost clear.

I think your your replie should be in the wiki to serve others with the same problem.

Once again many thanks, Rolf

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