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Can a Low Impact Crash cause Corruption of APM Firmware?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Søren Kuula Oct 16, 2013. 2 Replies

I had an unplanned landing tonight (otherwise know as a crash). No real damage to speak of, Broke my Pan mount for my FPV camera. The video pretty much says it all thanks to the MinimOSD.I was…Continue

Tags: Arduplane, 2.74b, MinimOSD, Surfer, Sky

Setting Up a Mission with a Takeoff and a Landing sequence for use in a Plane

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nathaniel Caner Sep 28, 2013. 5 Replies

Greetings,I am at the stage where my plane is well tuned and I want to begin experimenting with Takeoff and Landing sequences. I can't find any good descriptions of how these commands should be setup…Continue

Tags: Arduplane, Land, Takeoff, Planner, Mission

Trouble with KML/KMZ files generated in Mission Planner 1.2.62 or newer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nathaniel Caner Aug 5, 2013. 5 Replies

I'm having trouble generating KML/KMZ files I can use in Google Earth since MP version 1.2.62. Whenever I generate a KML/KMZ file and view it in GE all I get is a flat projection of points on the…Continue

Tags: KMZ, Droneshare, KML, Earth, Planner

Can't Extract Waypoints Using Mission planner 1.2.55,1.2.56,1.2.57,1.2.58,1.2.59 or 1.2.60

Started this discussion. Last reply by Craig Elder Jul 13, 2013. 15 Replies

I've tried to extract Waypoints from this tlog several times using MP v1.2.55 and 1.2.56, each time it reports that is was successful and has saved the file in the logs directory. When I check for…Continue

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Nathaniel Caner replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.2 beta testing
"Craig, I just checked and the stable release of MP right now is 1.3.14 build 1.1.5436.9174 while the Beta version is 1.1.13 build 1.1.5432.12651. Not sure what's going on there. Regards, Nathaniel ~KD2DEY"
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Nathaniel Caner commented on Wessie's group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"Craig, Sounds like you're on your way now! I don't know if your aware of this but I found the wiki for APM PLanner 2.0 after a bit of digging. Here is a link, hope this helps. Regards, Nathaniel ~KD2DEY"
Tuesday

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Nathaniel Caner commented on Wessie's group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"Craig, Check your parameters and look for the parameter "Frame" if it's set coeectly it should have a value of 10. This equals a Y6B frame type. I can't say for sure on your last question, however it can't…"
Tuesday

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Nathaniel Caner commented on Wessie's group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"Craig, After some further consideration and investigation I must change my earlier statement. That Icon is the same Icon used in Mission Planner. When you go through the initial setup in MP, you select the frame type as shown and then select the…"
Tuesday

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Nathaniel Caner commented on Wessie's group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"Craig, If the icons are the only choice then I don't see one that applies to a Y6B configuration. I only see a Y6A, bottom row third from left. I would bring this up with the APM Planner developers. As it stands it looks like there isn't…"
Monday

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Nathaniel Caner replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.2 beta testing
"What was there to say, I was happy with the way it was. To be fair, I haven't tried the new method, I've only read what others have been complaining about. Someones added some arrows and a bit of explanation to the wiki compass calibration…"
Nov 16

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Nathaniel Caner commented on Randy's blog post ArduCopter 3.2 ready for wider use
"Craig, Frankly I liked method 2 best. Yes it took more time, but let's face it, if done right you only need to do it once. I think the bigger problem was that the Mission Planner side of the process was not very well documented which led (or…"
Nov 16

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Nathaniel Caner replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.2 beta testing
"Craig, Frankly I liked method 2 best. Yes it took more time, but let's face it, if done right you only need to do it once. I think the bigger problem was that the Mission Planner side of the process was not very well documented which led (or…"
Nov 16

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Nathaniel Caner replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.2 beta testing
"Thomas, It looks like you've got things setup ok for RTL in the parameters, however you've got some mag and acc issues. No of lines 101641Duration 0:07:19Vehicletype ArduCopterFirmware Version V3.2Firmware Hash c8e0f3e1Hardware Type Free…"
Nov 16

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Nathaniel Caner replied to Austin Laws's discussion Pixhawk motor issue in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Austin, These guys are giving you good advice. You need to take a step by step approach to determine the problem. Take a step back and start again. What king of Quad is this and what ESCs are you using, are they flashed with SimonK firmware? When…"
Nov 16

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Nathaniel Caner replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.2 beta testing
"Thomas, Sorry, I should have replied earlier. When I try to download your .rar file I get an access denied error. :( I Don't know if others are getting the same thing, but that might explain why you're not getting any help. Maybe you…"
Nov 16

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Nathaniel Caner replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.2 beta testing
"Thomas, Logs??? Did you forget something??"
Nov 15

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Nathaniel Caner replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.2 beta testing
"ultrojo, Just a guess, but I bet it has something to do with the value of WP_YAW_BEHAVIOR which effects how the yaw is controlled during missions and RTL. I suspect that there is a conflict between the ROI and failsafe. When you enter failsafe and…"
Nov 14

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Nathaniel Caner replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.2 beta testing
"Pomaroli, I'll take a stab at answering that question and Randy can correct me if I'm wrong. MOT_TCRV_ENABLE controls weather or not you want to linearize your throttle by using a throttle curve. When you enable this feature it uses the…"
Nov 14

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Nathaniel Caner replied to Morgan Matelski's discussion My 3DR Y6 jumping and twitching erratically in stabilize, loiter, and auto in the group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"Hey Morgan, Thanks for the logs. Well the logs you provided were from a few different firmware versions and all display the same general characteristics, although the vibration levels in these three logs are lower you can still see you need some…"
Nov 14

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Nathaniel Caner commented on Wessie's group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"@Meavydev, I want to make sure I understand one thing, when you say "It was delayed by compass calibration issues with APM 2 on the Mac with 3.2." by APM 2 are you referring to either an APM 2.0, 2.5, or 2.6 flight controller, or are you…"
Nov 14

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About Me:
R/C Aviator 20+ Years Fixed wing, 2 Years Rotary.....Looking to expand my horizons. Started my interest in robotics with the Basic Stamp 2 Years ago...then moved to Arduino and learing C C++ 1 Year ago, now I am jumping feet first into UAV tech combining my interests. It's all about the challenge and learning!
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
My primary reason for getting involved with UAV's at DIY Drones is for the technical challenge. However I plan on using my UAV for aerial photography and videography with perhaps eventually a FPV platform.
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Keene Valley, NY (near Lake Placid in the Adirondack Mtns.)

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My Senior Telemaster equipped with an Ardupilot Legacy board had an unfortunate incident last year when I got too low in FBW-A Mode and couldn't pull up fast enough to avoid the tree line! Pilot error, I realized too late that all I had to do was switch to Manual. Alas instinct took over and I had a tremendous crash into the trees. Despite the sickening sound if the impact (snap, crash, bang) the Telemaster will fly again someday. (I'm not very ambitious when it comes to rebuilding!)

That derailed my UAV interest for a while and my interest shifted to light weight easy to build profile scratch build foamies! Had a great time building and flying some incredible aircraft from 6mmflyrc.com. It was a nice distraction for the summer, but now I'm back to the UAV community her at DiyDrones and have reequipped myself with a new APM 2.5, uBlox LEA-6, Airspeed sensor, Attopilot 90Amp voltage and current sensor, 3DR 900MHz telemetry, MinimOSD Extra, Maestro contoller for use with an Antenna Tracker. I have also ventured into FPV with the help of ReadyMadeRC.com who supplied all my FPV gear, Fatshark Dominator goggles, Immersion RC 5.8GHz vTX vRx.

I am enjoying all the new challenges and hope to bring a contribution or two to the community. Though I can read and understand the code for the most part, I am definitely not a programmer. What I am good at is devouring the concepts and providing assistance to those who have trouble knowing where to start and or need help clarifying concepts that haven't yet found their way into the wiki.

This year also saw me compete my HAM radio license exam and pass with a General Class license! KD2DEY, doesn't exactly roll off the tongue but hey maybe I'll get a vanity call sign someday! Anyway this will now allow me to operate legally here in the USA on additional frequencies for FPV and RC control. I hope sometime this year to equip my Futaba T8FG radio with a DragonLink UHF 433MHz long range transmitter and move to 1.3GHz band for my FPV system. All in all I'm just having a great time learning and immersing myself in all the new possibilities!

Keep up the great work 3D Robotics and the DiyDrones Community!

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Nathaniel ~KD2DEY

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National Model Aviation Day August 17, 2013

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 12:01pm 0 Comments

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The Governor of the Great State of Indiana Michael R Pence becomes the first to sign the proclamation declaring August 17, 2013 to be National Model Aviation Day! What about your state? Read the full details here on the AMA…

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"From The Ground Up" : One persons experience with DIY drones and ArduPilot - Part One

Posted on August 15, 2010 at 7:01pm 33 Comments



This is a Blog I decided to start chronicling my experience in the hopes that I might make it easier for newcomers to get involved with these amazing machines we call UAVs!…

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At 4:06pm on April 28, 2010, Bill G said…
Hey Nat
I teach Robotics ( VEX and First Robotics) so we use Robotc and labview for programming. I am located in long beach (south of long island). Wind is always a factor down at the beach. I am brand new to flying but building a robot plane was just to freakin cool to pass up. I got my school to pay for some parts because we do use it in school. The kids beg me to go outside every sunny day since we have been ready to fly (2 weeks) but wind and rain have kept us inside. Winds hitting 35mph today.
At 2:55pm on June 9, 2010, phillip padley said…
Hi yeh it is all scratch built no plans will be a smaller version lazer cut cooming soon and a few more designs, specs are wing span 14 ' length 8' , 10 channle 30 lbs in weight.
45cc powered
At 6:50am on August 8, 2010, Mark Whitehorn said…
Enjoy the Senior Telemaster ARF build. I'd be interested to see photos of your autopilot installation. I'd also like to know how you go about trimming and adjusting CG when you start flight testing. I think I had my CG too far aft on the last few flights; plane was stable but needed down elevator trim for level cruise at half throttle, and climbed too steep at full throttle.
At 6:55pm on August 28, 2010,
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Sgt Ric
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Yes, you're right about that!

I do have to remember to be a little more understanding sometimes instead of coming across frustrated.

Rereading a comment is helpful as you say.

I often catch myself often sounding more dry and sarcastic than I mean to.
At 4:32pm on March 1, 2013, James Dean said…

Hi Nathan,

Thanks for the youtube link ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE7slObvq_Q
) It certainly looks like that is the technique we need to give my quadriplegic client access to the control system. We did some tests yesterday using an analogue air pressure sensor. He has good control, and wants to use that as a throttle control for his RC race car. (He competes against able-bodied racers at club level.)

The "Balloon Switch" we make http://tecsol.com.au/cms123/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&category_id=7&product_id=39&Itemid=53&vmcchk=1&Itemid=53 has a Pic microprocessor which has lots of spare capacity. I'l like to re-write the software in this to provide the PPM data to the RC transmitter training port.

The key thing I need is electrical and timing specifications for the signal to feed into the port. Whoever made the system in the video clip certainly must know all this!

Cheers, James

At 12:05pm on July 3, 2013, Keshan Dass said…

Hi Nat, I´ve add you as my friend. This is the issue:

Guys I need your help, APM 2.5 is new for me it´s the first time.  When I connect my usb cable to my bixler on the field, the red plane on the mission planner is opposite (almost everytime) to the true north.

What I did to solve the problem:

1- Check on “enable” magnetometer in MP/Configuration/hardware

2- Correct the declination and confirm in MP/configuration/adv parameter

That solution didn’t work completely, what I mean with that is that it corrects the orientation a little bit.

I don´t have an external magnetometer.

The question is:

What I have to do so that when I power up my APM 2.5 in the field and my bixler is pointing to N,E,W or S, in the mission planner that little red plane point to the same direction? 

I flew my bixler alredy, several time in manual, stabilize, auto and RTL. The funny thing is that all these flight when I power up my board inoccently I did it towards the true north.

At 4:43am on August 6, 2013, Pedro Capredoni said…

Hi Nathaniel, Ive made the small circuit to convert the RSSI PWM-AM signal of the 6208SB, but Ive measure 1,6v at full signal, not 2,2 as you wrote in the sketch. Also with power out TX, i measure 0,10-0,12v not 0... its that ok?

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