Martin Lachance
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"Motor Test" in MP with Pixhawk

Started Dec 18, 2015 0 Replies

In an attempt to troubleshoot why I can't get my motors to spool-up, I first confirmed that on my good flying quad platform with Pixhawk, connected to Mission Planner, and with the radio receiver…Continue

"Motor Test" in MP with Pixhawk

Started Dec 17, 2015 0 Replies

In an attempt to troubleshoot why I can't get my motors to spool-up, I first confirmed that on my good flying quad platform with Pixhawk, connected to Mission Planner, and with the radio receiver…Continue

gimbal config with mission planner

Started Oct 27, 2015 0 Replies

....thought I was all set.  installed servo type gimbal and wired to pixhawk aux rc9 and 10.  config on mission planner ......angle limits, etc.  All "dialed in" and working great.  Taranis ch6 for…Continue

 

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Martin Lachance replied to MikeRover's discussion More info on Here GPS? in the group Pixhawk 2 User Group
"PPP?  New one on me.  Is this not to be confused with PPK?  RTK and PPK (Real Time Kinematics and Post Processed Kinematics) GNSS are the ways to do that. For this application, PPK is often superior because real time position is not…"
May 3
Martin Lachance replied to Peter Arnold's discussion Pixhawk Hex Take Off Stability problems in the group PIXHAWK
"Peter, I have an 850mm quad with Pixhawk.  Two things come to mind.  One, I agree with Clifton.  "pilot's first mistake is trying to level the rotor disk before he takes off,  Because the airframe is still on the ground…"
Mar 2
Martin Lachance replied to Evan Palmer's discussion Turnigy Trust 70A Issues in the group PIXHAWK
""I have found that the initial spin up of the motors is not usually consistent.  In other words all the motors don't have the same power level just before takeoff." I agree.  Maiden flights, I select an open turf field and…"
Feb 22
Martin Lachance replied to Glenn Hollowell's discussion Bad Compass Health in the group PIXHAWK
"Ok. I assumed the arrow is pointing forward. But we need to be sure its set for forward arrow in the config/tuning settings as it can be set for alternate directions in the settings. I fought with similar issues with two new Pixhawk (which both…"
Feb 7
Martin Lachance replied to Glenn Hollowell's discussion Bad Compass Health in the group PIXHAWK
"I'm reading two separate problems here. One, bad compass health from #1 external compass. Two, as you put it, "have yet to get good GPS". Does the "big" LED remain flashing blue? (Acquiring satellites). In config/tuning, is…"
Feb 7
Martin Lachance replied to Glenn Hollowell's discussion Bad Compass Health in the group PIXHAWK
"No dots? What happens if you uncheck #1 external compass and check #2 (internal) compass then run compass calibration?"
Feb 7
Martin Lachance replied to Glenn Hollowell's discussion Bad Compass Health in the group PIXHAWK
"I have to say.....although it should go without saying......put some distance between the "platform" and any metals, magnets and electronic devises.  I dont perform compass calibration indoors, anymore!!  And i live in upstate NY…"
Feb 6
Martin Lachance replied to Glenn Hollowell's discussion Bad Compass Health in the group PIXHAWK
"I the past, with MP screaming errors at me, I found resolve by ignoring the the audibles and continue with repeating both calibration for compass and accelerometers.  "
Feb 6
Martin Lachance replied to Glenn Hollowell's discussion Bad Compass Health in the group PIXHAWK
"I'd start by un-checking compass #2 and compass #3 then repeat calibration."
Feb 6
Martin Lachance replied to Grant Petty's discussion Good source for connectors and cables? in the group Pixhawk 2 User Group
"Ugh! Auto correct. That's Digi-Key"
Nov 18, 2016
Martin Lachance replied to Grant Petty's discussion Good source for connectors and cables? in the group Pixhawk 2 User Group
"Might also try Digital-Key."
Nov 18, 2016
Martin Lachance replied to Peter Gerber's discussion Pixhawk Lite V2.4.6 Controlling problems in the group PIXHAWK
"I battled such a problem for a couple of months.  Turns out, it was due to vibration wreaking havoc with my Pixhawk accelerometers and/or gyros.  Two things I did to reduce vibration.  One, I replaced the cheap Gemfan CF props…"
Oct 4, 2016
Martin Lachance replied to ActionDrone's discussion Pixhawk Copter "Bad Accel Health" in the group PIXHAWK
"If it's broken....fix it.  If it ain't broke......I'll soon fix that too.  Not my original quote, but thought I'd share ( : Tony K, thanks for all your insightful suggestions.  I'm hoping I don't have to…"
Apr 1, 2016
Martin Lachance replied to ActionDrone's discussion Pixhawk Copter "Bad Accel Health" in the group PIXHAWK
""what firmware version are you running ? How cold is outside and how far is the buzzer from the pixhawk. These are important questions to this issue." I'd have to check to confirm.....but 3.3.3 sounds right. (If you want a definitive…"
Apr 1, 2016
Martin Lachance replied to ActionDrone's discussion Pixhawk Copter "Bad Accel Health" in the group PIXHAWK
""The strange thing is that the Mission Planner reports the calibration is successful". Yes, that's right, and that's why I suggest ignoring the audibles and continue forward with working through the list of calibrations. …"
Apr 1, 2016
Martin Lachance replied to ActionDrone's discussion Pixhawk Copter "Bad Accel Health" in the group PIXHAWK
"There are many things I'm going to assume you have checked out.  Such as keeping metal objects (and your cell phone) away from compass and the Pixhawk, along with location and orientation of the GPS/compass puck, double check you have the…"
Apr 1, 2016

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Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Aviation enthusiast. Own 6 quads and 1 hexcopter....so far (-: private pilot, single engine land and sea. Airport bum (-: amateur photographer. Love tinkering with electromechanical gadgets
Hometown:
Bristol, NY

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