Damnand things were going so well!I accidentally shorted the 5v line and the ground on the apm2.0 on the ppm input esc's still seem to work ( but dont arm)reciever seems to workbut the apm wont arm.anyone wish to provide me with possibilities before I start randomly digging?BTW I can not seem to locate a schematic in pdf format, where would I look?thnx in advancePaulSee More
"I too am interested in a comparison between the apm code and the mindi code
both look great and I am sure both have their place, but I would love to hear comments for someone who has used both
thnx in advance"
Hi everyone.Hope this gains some interest because to me it seems like a natural.The mecanum wheels allow both front, back and lateral movement much like the multicoptef on the ground (as in the video below)This functionality seems a much more natural fit for the current codeset.Rebuilding the code to work with the ardurover seems so painfully difficult wheras only a few minor mods should allow tha ardumecanum to ferforn quite well. Have a look at the video and please offer any feeback on the…See More
I hope this is not a stupid question, but without knowing the internals for the wifly module, it makes sense. So san we stream video from the module and capture it on my iphone/ tablet etc?hoping for a positive response.PaulSee More
"I have come to the conclusion that the GPS has been damaged. I have another mediatek 3329 gps from quadroufo on a different breakout board. I am thinking of removing it and replacing the gps on the apm2 daughterboard or possibly using the aux gps…"
"Way too much for me to figure out
neither files seem to have the GPS board included anyway
I am not in a position to "learn" how to decypher the eagle file, but thnx Nick for the effort.
I need dumbed way down. ;-)"
The 3 backside solders are GND and are not responsible for the troubles, but you need to check again carefully with a magnifying glass the front solders.
The SCH and PCB Eagle files you can find here -…"
Hey, thats great! Jani Hirvinen replied to me regarding this. It seems they are not quite there yet. In a nut shell they have more demand than supply. Was thinking of setting up kits my self as the hardware is open source and Ontario has manny PCB facilities.
As an aside I was thinking of starting a group for Toronto UAV flyers.
Hey Paul, I was wondering if you were in Toronto these days, I'm trying really hard to make my quad fly with no success, everything works perfectly: GPS lock, xbee, radio modes, battery cells measurement, ESC calibration, compass, sonar.... I'm stuck at PID's, the copter takes off in a very sluggish way, no matter how I tweak the PID's I always end in a crash, so I thought I might as well pay someone for their time and save money on propellers. (Also save time in balancing them)
Please let me know if you are available. I am at Dufferin and Bloor, but if you want I can take all my gear to you. My phone number is 905 616 8482 (not long distance; Mississauga). As I said, I'm willing to pay for your time. All I want is to have the quad flying.