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Tricopter APM1 yaw not locking in

Started Nov 20, 2013 0 Replies

Just tested my tricopter running apm1 and latest code.  I have an issue with the yaw servo, I have it trimmed but it doesn't seem to return to the same point after yaw input.  It may takeoff spinning…Continue

5.8 and 2.4 signals in close proximity

Started this discussion. Last reply by Oliver Wetmore Sep 8, 2013. 7 Replies

HiCould very close placement affect each other to the point of causing interference or weakening the signal?flight rx antennae are quite close to the 600mw 5.8 video tx.  Most importantly could the…Continue

Underwater Quadcopter

Started this discussion. Last reply by Antonio Scotti Sep 5. 10 Replies

HiThis may sound crazy.  How about a quadcopter designed for underwater use.  Brushless motors operate perfectly well submerged and the rest can be waterproofed quite easily.  Idea being that one…Continue

Yaw heading issue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Oliver Wetmore Jul 23, 2012. 3 Replies

HiI have been flying my DIY quadcopter for about 2 months now and although it is very stable, I have a small yaw issue.  For example, if I yaw clockwise the quad will yaw correctly to that point but…Continue

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Antonio Scotti replied to Oliver Wetmore's discussion Underwater Quadcopter
"I would be curious to know if you have done any progress on this project. I was just thinking about something very similar."
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Quadcopter 1

"yes sure, it's to do with the frequency that they operate at.  Eflite esc don't arm at anything more than 150hz, well that was 3 years ago, not sure about the new ones.   When I was using apm1 I had that problem but changed…"
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Quadcopter 1

"Hi, I have the e-flite esc as well, and have the same problem of arming the motors. Do you think you can help me on how you solve the issue?"
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"looking forward to do some aerial photography of Steam trains at Sandstone Estate in the Freestate."
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Oliver Wetmore replied to Hayden Wilson's discussion Recent changes to south african legislation. what are the implications? in the group South African DIY Drones User Group
"yes what is civil airspace?  I googled it but couldn't find anything definitive.  I suppose if one was caught flying anywhere you could argue that conditions have not been determined, at least that's what I'm banking on. I…"
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"Current fleet, all working except for the tri-copter. "
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"can anybody suggest custom floats that would suit it? "
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About Me:
Not much really.. I have a passion for things RC related amongst other things.

my youtube channel may divulge a bit more as to what I do.

Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Been flying RC planes for 10 years now, decided to move onto quadcopters in 2011 and have since built 11 copters of various sizes using various flight controllers. I build from the ground up slowly making improvements here and there with each new build. Started with FPV in 2012 and since then only fly in this manner. Preferred frequency is 5.8 since it doesn't clash with 2.4 radio link. Luckily I've had few mishaps of which all were pilot error. I believe that spending time on the build paying attention to solder joints and other details are key to a smooth flying machine.
Somerset West, Cape Town RSA

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