"Yes Sir indeed, sounds like you'r heavier than you thought you were...:((( Get a Good scale... I don't know how you can build these without it unless your just putting together kits with pre-selected components or something!! Figure…"
Do you have your telemetry running? If so, you can monitor a host of parameters in real time on Mission Planner. You right-click on the heads up display and select "User Items." Check the parameters you want to…"
"Well I wasn't wrong about the weight. I threw a 3s 2200mah 30c on there and I'm just under mid stick at hover. I think if I can get a gimble and camera under 200 grams I'll still be at a reasonable stick position for autonomous…"
"Does Mission Planner give you the option of clearing your data log files? If so, try that. If there is no SD card to pop out, I'm not sure how do erase it. There must be a way though. I found some other posts that…"
"You are right - there does not appear to be a data flash card port on APM2.8. You may have a bad board.... I don't know how to reset or reformat the onboard flash memory. If you can, it will probably be through the mission…"
"Here is what the screen should look like (see attachment). Pop out your flash card and put it in your computer to make sure that it is functioning OK. Myself, and others on this forum, have had problems with bad flash…"
"So I did just what it says to do. Plugged quad into mission planner via micro usb, connected on that com port, in flight data tab clicked data flash logs. Then clicked download dataflash log via mavlink, that's when I get this.... ERROR. Error…"
Clifton nailed it. You don't need a radio to download the data logs, in fact it only works using the USB cable connection to mavlink. Follow the directions in the link above and you should be able to download the log no…"
"A good scale is invaluable.... If you don't know the true take off weight it makes things difficult for sure... More weight certainly would cause this issue the same as a smaller prop by accident... If your able to see current draw then…"
I have several hobbies. to name a few, sport shooting and hunting, off-road vehicles, diy projects, and rc. Welder by trade, and in my 40's.
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I own Hobbyzone Super Cub, with spectrum DX-5. Haven't put in a lot of flight time, mainly do to weather conditions and space required. Now i'm finding the drone/multicopter rave is more my style. I have a HJ 450 that I built from ebay, and am finding it very much to my taste.