Greetings.I have a quad equipped with RcTimer 5010 360KV motors and 16 inch props, running on 4S LiPo. Nice and steady platform for FPV and amateur video, flew it all spring and summer with a chinese…Continue
"I myself am from the other camp :)
Besides flying my APMs and one MK, I have a part-time job flying a company's Wpokong-based AP machine. And I'm flying it 98% in Atti, with GPS just when a position-hold is requested by the cam operator.…"
"Brings back the memories from 2011. I was fiddling with a Wii Motion Plus gyro and a Nunchuck accel on an Arduino platform trying to fly my first quad when APM2.0 was announced. Preordered early November, and by the time it arrived, late February…"
"Past 2.8.1, succesfully tuning AC depends a lot on how much your bird vibrates. After fiddling with vibes, my overpowered hexa needed twice the Rate_D default to dampen the shakyness, then I was able to knob-tune Rate_P to get the sharp response I…"
"The check is simple. Unplug the external compass, rotate your frame so it faces some random direction towards South, plug the LiPo and connect MP. If your HUD reports North ( 0 degrees ) then the trace for onboard mag was properly cut."
"Not using 3DR ESCs myself, but reading the forum looks like they run Simonk multirotor-optimized code. As such, you don't get any cell-count beep. Simon's code lacks voltage monitoring and all the other configurable options of a…"
"IRIS seems nice, but it's that pixhawk inside that makes me drool :)
Since it's the 1st time I see a RTF unboxed, I have a quick comment on the choice of mode combination.
I believe that the 3POS switch better cover the 3 basic modes: Stab…"
Please make sure you have a common ground plane (negative polarity / black wire) between the source that powers the APM and the one that powers the servo. The signal wire alone doesn't work.
Also, from your first test pictures, it looks…"
"Please anyone tunning these big birds??
Im building an apm2 quad with:
*Rc timers 5010 and 17x5.5*Esc turnigy plush 12 from hk*4s4p 18650b inside arms (2cm alum tubes 0.5mm thick 210gr 750m2m)
IM WORRIED BY THE TUNNING pids to achieve steady…"
"So folding a sheet of paper into something that flies is illegal in the US and A ? Oh, I see a ban on confetti coming. Their purpose is to fly, they are heavier then air and are seldom used for commercial purposes."
"I used to fly a 5010/360 kV quad with 16x5.5 props. Up until some russian guy decided brushless motors are great for driving gimbals and i rewound them all.
Cant tell from memory how my PIDs were set, but it was before accelerometers were used…"
"I have been flying a quad based on RCTimer 5010-360Kv from april 2012 until last february. At the time, the only suitable props for my 4S packs were the $85 a pair 15x6 CF. Pretty costly, but I was surprised that every time I had to order a pair,…"
"It has nothing to do with the FC.
Your problem lies in the choice of ESC/motor/LiPo. It is wildly known and acknowledged that 24-coil pancake motors don't do well on SimonK ESCs unless one starts studying motor advance angle and timing offset…"
"Had a full flying weekend. Saturday was all about doodling with droidplanner on my tablet on 3.0.1, today was 3.1-rc1 and tablet control.
Stabilise flight in 3.1 seems to make no difference to 3.0.1 bar two moments when I lost yaw authority. First…"
"Why use a long coax between the GPS board and antenna, that's prone to signal losses and interference and not use a longer serial cable between the APM and the GPS ? If you want twisted and shielded cable, any piece cut from the data cable of…"