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Is it safe to use ch8 input on Arducopter now?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Lever Dec 9, 2012. 2 Replies

I recall reading on the WIKI that ch8 input should never be used with arducopter code, in that it triggers manual output of the PWM signals. Is this still true with the later code? I'm already using…Continue

New heavy octo - trouble with alt_hold

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Lever Apr 11, 2012. 1 Reply

Hello.First of all, I want to thank you for your time in reading this. I'm a relative newbie to APM, but I do follow directions pretty well, at least I believe I have.I have a new heavy octo with…Continue

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John Lever replied to Kevin Hester's discussion Andropilot - alpha tester discussion for this android application...
"I can confirm that 12 runs on HTC DNA with OTG adapter and 3DR radio. No crash, though I'm not certain what I should be able to do at this point. :)"
Jan 26, 2013
John Lever replied to John Lever's discussion Is it safe to use ch8 input on Arducopter now?
"Terrific. Thanks for the clarification. So I should then flash the ArduPPM_v0.9.87_Arducopter-APMv1.4.hex to the PPM encoder that doesn't have the CH8 passthrough support. Is that right?"
Dec 9, 2012

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u4eake replied to John Lever's discussion Is it safe to use ch8 input on Arducopter now?
"The ch8 hardware failsafe is handled by the PPMencoder, not by the main arducopter or arduplane software. So if you have an APM1.4 with oilpan and you haven't reflashed the ppm encoder, then yes, CH8 will still trigger manual output of the pwm…"
Dec 9, 2012
John Lever posted a discussion

Is it safe to use ch8 input on Arducopter now?

I recall reading on the WIKI that ch8 input should never be used with arducopter code, in that it triggers manual output of the PWM signals. Is this still true with the later code? I'm already using channel 6 and 7 for gimbal control and was hoping to use ch8 input for switching screens in minimosd.See More
Dec 9, 2012
John Lever commented on R. D. Starwalt's blog post An RC receiver deck for the South Carolina Arducopter
"Don't forget about me! I'm in Columbia with a very happy Octo. I travel with it to Greenville, SC and Asheville,NC all the time. Great to see other builders in the Palmetto state! Good luck with your build!"
Jun 29, 2012
John Lever replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter 2.6 released!
"It was already set to 9 with this behavior."
Jun 19, 2012
John Lever replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter 2.6 released!
"Ah, that makes sense then. Affirmative, LED_MODE is set to 9. Thanks."
Jun 18, 2012
John Lever replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter 2.6 released!
"Is it normal for the new 2.6 code to be beeping constantly? I have a speaker attached to A5 on my APM2 and when the motors are disarmed, the system is just beeping constantly. When I arm the motors, the beeping changes to a solid tone. On 2.5 and…"
Jun 17, 2012
John Lever commented on Andreas M. Antonopoulos's blog post New: Wifi BacPac and remote control for GoPro cameras
"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcf0W_WKqvE This was filmed using two Hero's. The effect is lost at greater distances."
Jun 5, 2012
John Lever replied to Sami Finnila's discussion APM 2 gyro (scaling?) issue || RESOLVED: Possibly found a bug in 2.5.4 and 2.6 libraries
"Wow! Terrific find everyone. Two thumbs up from this guy. The new scaling and PD loop for the camera stabilization made all the difference in the world for me. March APM2."
May 6, 2012
John Lever replied to John Lever's discussion New heavy octo - trouble with alt_hold
"Nothing, no one? I can upload a video if that will help."
Apr 11, 2012
John Lever posted a discussion

New heavy octo - trouble with alt_hold

Hello.First of all, I want to thank you for your time in reading this. I'm a relative newbie to APM, but I do follow directions pretty well, at least I believe I have.I have a new heavy octo with APM2 (2.5.3) that I have stabilized pretty well, loiter works pretty decently as well, with the exception of altitude. I can be in a steady hover at exactly half throttle and when I switch to loiter, the craft will either climb pretty steadily unless I drop the throttle, or sink pretty steadily unless…See More
Apr 7, 2012
John Lever left a comment for Drone-LLC
"Thanks for the invite. I'll share whatever I can. Although the build itself was pretty uneventful, I *am* fighting to get the PID values correct. It seems like everyone else's "heavy" quad, hexa and X-8 parameters are of little…"
Mar 26, 2012
John Lever replied to Ruwan's discussion Share your drone info thread
"Not exactly DIY in the purest sense, but here is my latest build. She hasn't maidened yet. Still balancing the props. frame: Droidworx AD8-HLcontroller/autopilot: APM2motors: Avroto 2814 770Kv esc: DYS 30A w/SimonK…"
Mar 19, 2012
John Lever posted a status
"Completing a Droidworx AD-8HL. 8 Avroto motors and 30A DYS ESC. APM2"
Mar 19, 2012
John Lever replied to randal's discussion Arduplane 2.28 and Arduino IDE version 1
"Are you using the 1.0 compiled with the -relax option from the APM repository?"
Mar 5, 2012

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Hobbyist of SUAV and IT Telecommunications engineer
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Multi-rotor and fixed wing.
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Blythewood, SC

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