Hi *I want to add a BEC into my Quad as I'm getting a marginal voltage from the ESC's onboard BEC. The ESC/BEC gives me 4.7 as measured on the APMv2 and I'm nervous of reboots and drop-outs, so I got…Continue
"HiI have a funny issue with mission planner; setting waypoints by clicking on the map is VERY unreliable; most of the time it just plain doesn't work. I can set 1-2 waypoints, and after that, waypoint-adding is mostly ignored. Other dialogue…"
"@emile: Sure! I'll see if it works first, then put the full story up here.
The intention is to do something like this (using lousy ASCII-art for the diagram)
This forms a string of…"
This is good news! It looks like something very similar can be done on APMv2, except that there is a convenient resistor to remove (R3) giving a pad to connect the battery to.
I'll probably go a step further by using a 1F SuperCap in place…"
With a 15R load (so 0.33A) the Turnigy BEC's voltage drops to 5V. What current does the APMv2 draw, please?
Hmm. This may be worth making a multimeter probe for. (Way make one? I'm disabled, with dodgy hands, and I don't…"
Hi *I want to add a BEC into my Quad as I'm getting a marginal voltage from the ESC's onboard BEC. The ESC/BEC gives me 4.7 as measured on the APMv2 and I'm nervous of reboots and drop-outs, so I got a Turnigy 5V/3A dedicated BEC. Problem is, its measured open-loop output voltage it 5.27 volts. Normally I'd use this (I have some digital experience), but after a few dire warnings about not "over-volting" the APMv2, I'm checking here.Is 5.27V too much? Will it take out the APMv2?I'm aware of…See More
"I'm an ex-Saffa in Cambridge UK. I have a 3DR quad with APMv2 and all the after-market add-ons; U/I Sensor, Optical flow, Sonar, Video Downlink.
I'm training for a PPL in my Copious Free Time(tm).
I Still go to Slaapstad occasionally…"
The flow sensor has been relocated on the APMv2, and is currently advertised as "supported in 2.6+". I'm hoping that a patch release will provide this support earlier, if 2.6 is going to be delayed for any reason.