Kevin Christensen
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Attopilot current reading

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Christensen Jun 21, 2012. 6 Replies

We installed the attopilot sensor last night. The voltage reading seems to be working great but no where do I see the current reading. Am I missing some thing? Where in the mission planner is that…Continue

Eating crow...Quad copter style

Started this discussion. Last reply by postaL Jun 1, 2012. 3 Replies

We have had our quad copter flying for just over a week and were just getting it flying good. I was flying it last night in my back yard (I have a big back yard)thing were going great. I was just…Continue

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Started Mar 30, 2012 0 Replies

Those of us eager to get our APM 2 boards would love some more twitter updates. LOLKeep up the great work guys!Continue

3s or 4s battery

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ellison Chan Mar 20, 2012. 5 Replies

Hey guys I am just getting started at this and am putting together my first copter right now. I have a pretty good understanding of batteries and I know the difference. Has any body tested over all…Continue

 

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Kevin Christensen replied to Will Kruger's discussion GPS on dji F550 frame
"No I didn't. I will send you what I used tomorrow, I don't have that with me right now. My profile has more pics. I will help you out as much as I can."
Feb 3, 2013
Marty LaBelle commented on Kevin Christensen's photo
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"Oh where did you put the battery? Under the bottom frame? doesn't that foul your landing?"
Oct 28, 2012
Marty LaBelle commented on Kevin Christensen's photo
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"Doesn't the suspension of the board play hell with your gyro at high acceleration. I would think it would cause erroneous oscillation as the force of acceleration was transferred to the suspending rubber? I myself am trying to figure…"
Oct 28, 2012
Kevin Christensen replied to James Roney's discussion Attopilot 180A
"I think this issue is still unresolved. I have used .94 and .95. Now I just get a 0% reading no matter what. Any one else having issues like this?"
Jul 3, 2012
Kevin Christensen replied to Kevin Christensen's discussion Attopilot current reading
"Let me know what you find out I am very curious. I did some testing last night and I think I have a calibration problem. I noticed that my voltage reading is about 2 tenths low and the percentage it off. The battery was near dead with a 35% reading…"
Jun 21, 2012
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Jun 21, 2012
Chris Huitema replied to Kevin Christensen's discussion Attopilot current reading
"i dont think you can get a direct readout of current draw directly from tlogs or status there is a CLI test that gives the current reading im mA though. i think its in the battery test. Im at work offshore and dont have my quad here to play…"
Jun 20, 2012
Kevin Christensen replied to Kevin Christensen's discussion Attopilot current reading
"Thanks Chris! I was just thinking it would also be helpfull to have a warning if your going to exceed your battery rating. A 4000mAh battery with a 20c rating has a max current draw of 80 amps. If you could input that somewhere and then get an…"
Jun 20, 2012
Kevin Christensen replied to Will Kruger's discussion GPS on dji F550 frame
"I have seen that before it looks really cool. Does it add a lot of weight or change the stability at all?"
Jun 20, 2012
Kevin Christensen replied to Will Kruger's discussion GPS on dji F550 frame
"Thanks! It is flying pretty good, I just think the pilot needs more practice LOL. Still learning how to get it tuned it and make it better. We built  (2 buddies are helping me) a little cage to hold/protect the battery underneath the frame and…"
Jun 20, 2012
Chris Huitema replied to Kevin Christensen's discussion Attopilot current reading
"I second these features,and more! 1) would be nice to have actual instataneous current readout in amps. to see how close we are to limits for ESC's 2) keep the battery used/left percentage in eeprom. 3) add a button to reset the battery (press…"
Jun 20, 2012
Kevin Christensen replied to Will Kruger's discussion GPS on dji F550 frame
"Take a look at what I did with the F450 mounting it on top. PDB sandwiched in the middle and battery on the bottom. "
Jun 20, 2012
Kevin Christensen replied to Kevin Christensen's discussion Attopilot current reading
"Ya I think I get that but I would like to see the current reading and mah consumed. I have seen people do it with the OSD but I can't seem to see where that data is at. I noticed to that if you power off the APM it resets back to 100% even…"
Jun 20, 2012

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Michael Pursifull replied to Kevin Christensen's discussion Attopilot current reading
"The normal use case, if you have it installed, calibrated and configured, is in terms of a percentage next to the voltage reading. The real-time current use is calculated against the configured mAh rating you've specified, and a percentage of…"
Jun 20, 2012
Kevin Christensen posted a discussion

Attopilot current reading

We installed the attopilot sensor last night. The voltage reading seems to be working great but no where do I see the current reading. Am I missing some thing? Where in the mission planner is that displayed?Thanks guysKevinSee More
Jun 20, 2012
Kevin Christensen replied to Brett Glossop's discussion Turnigy TGY 9x tx transmitter,owners beware!
"Thanks for the reply. I will read through the guides some more. Channel 5 and the throttle channel move together. So I am not sure what I am doing wrong. Thanks Kevin"
Jun 2, 2012

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I live in Boise Idaho. I am professional IT guy and am just getting started in this.
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Excited to learn. Just started ordering parts for my first copter.
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