"Yes, I think the LiFe cells are the way to go for transmitters: the voltage drop off is more gentle than that of LiPos and they don't catch fire (so easily) if abused...
These cells are around 3Ah and are wired 2s - not 2S, 2P as I said…"
"Further to the above I am using 4 LiFe cells connected in 2s 2p to give 7.4v plus to the tx. You can use 3 cell Lipos but anything over 5.5v is regulated out as heat. Two cell lipos are fine. The LiFe cells are cheap on ebay and are…"
"Too late! I've cut a small hole in the fuz and connected a small micro to mini usb connector. The connector is only two inches long and the mini end just hangs out the fuz. It's made the programming much easier and still looks quite…"
"I have bought a short micro to mini usb extension - about 4 inches. The extension would normally be ideal but I don't want to carve a hole in the side of the fuz to get at. I'm probably going to get fed-up with messing around and just do…"
"Just an idea seeing as you dont have an xbee, why dont you leave the usb plugged into the apm? and wrap the cable up somewher in the fuselage, that way you just pull the wir out of the side or wherever you wish and plug it into the laptop, the apm…"
"Hello Dean, Jason,
I finally got to fly; stabilisation worked okay and the motor worked on the other modes once the plane was mobile. Just as the manual said...(there must be a lesson somewhere there).
However; return to home, circle and auto were…"
The village festival got in the way of my plans this week-end. It seems to be an opportunity for normal respectable people drink all day and behave like idiots. I was busy being responsible all day (not), so things with the APM have not…"