I just returned from a year long contract flying UAVs over seas and now I am starting to invest time and energy into UAV innovation and advancement.
Tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I am a UAV pilot, and I do mean pilot. The UAV I flew had ATOL capability, however most of my take offs and landings were full manual using a front facing camera. It doesn't get much more exciting than a good solid out of limits crosswind landing with a front facing camera on a small runway.
Now I am working on some UAV projects of my own and loving every minute of it.
"Well your all never going to believe it! First flight ever today with the new plane, APM 2.5, camera, minimosd and everything on board. I took off, flew for about a minute and boom... My ESC completely dies. Unbelievable haha well I was on downwind…"
"Good tip, should have thought of that. No issues at all over USB. I'll have to work on the telemetry settings and see if I can nail down whats up with it. I'll be sure to post if I make any progress.
thanks for the help!…"
"One more bit of information - the way points seem to be getting sent to the board, I get the changes back when I click Read Way points.
also it happens anytime I try to send any commands, change airspeed, jump, etc etc"
You'll have to use Arduino 1.0.1 to compile it and load it yourself to the APM board. I just did this for the first time and it wasn't too hard at all. Just follow the instructions in the Wiki and be sure to go slow the…"
"Hello, can someone shoot me a quick answer if they happen to know. Does the software still support hooking up 2 current sense boards? In the manual it shows that A1 and A2 are for volt and current sensing, but it also shows A3 and…"
"Good morning! (East Coast flyer here)
I wanted to pass along some info that might help out a few people. I had a heck of a time hooking up my MinimOSD to my APM 2.5 board. The telemetry port is now a small plug-in type of connection…"