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Paul Dowling replied to Paul Dowling's discussion APM2.0 with 3.1.3 firmware will not arm - no errors- please help
"new update today, all seems to have started working thnx"
Sunday
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arming apm 2.0 with 3.1.3 will not arm no errors- please help

HiPlease help.I was flying this same build-- ( apm 2.0 on a dji 330 frame motors and dji esc ) before and loved it.It has sat for a few months,with better weather, I plugged it in and updated to the 3.1.3No way will it arm the APM2.0Originally, I was getting throttle failsafe error and HUD screen showing the error and double flashing red led, but turned off failsafes and error went away. ( just did that to get it arming OK firstNow It just won't arm, no lights, no errors, no esc It also fails…See More
Saturday
Mark replied to Paul Dowling's discussion Ardurover project with mecanum wheels eeasy peasy or what?
"We've got a working Mecanum rover - it looks very similar to this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqA8yNeB0EQ (AndyMark drive train with 6" mecanum wheels each driven by their own Castle Mamba Max Pro ESC) I've got APM 2.6…"
Nov 15, 2013
Paul Dowling replied to Paul Dowling's discussion Is rover 2.0 compatable in the group ArduRover User Group
"I look forward to finding out. I have driven the controller pretty hard, but didn't seem to get hot. Had a 2x12 and it got warm pretty fast, so it is definately out of the question. Pics to follow."
Oct 20, 2013

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Thomas J Coyle III replied to Paul Dowling's discussion Is rover 2.0 compatable in the group ArduRover User Group
"@Paul, The APM2.0 should work with the ArduRover2 2.43 code without a problem. I have used a APM1.4 with a Sabertooth 2X12 ESC to drive a 6WD rover and it work well. If you want to have the three different modes, you will probably need a R/C…"
Oct 20, 2013
Paul Dowling added a discussion to the group ArduRover User Group
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Is rover 2.0 compatable

I have a 2.0 that i want to use for my rover project, but before I start, I want to make sure that it is fully compatable with the rover code.I plan on using the following combination.Electric wheelchair base unit.2.0 controllerSabertooth 2x25 motor controllerMinds-i autonomous sensor kit / software ( may need a little help here)Ardurover softwareSpectrum ground radio 3chIs there any part of this setup that will cause me challengesRegardsPaulSee More
Oct 20, 2013
Paul Dowling replied to Hugues's discussion Help on Jdrones 20amps ESC in the group ArduCopter User Group
"You are good to go, firmware loaded"
Aug 30, 2013
Paul Dowling replied to Paul Dowling's discussion apm 2.0 shorted 5v ppm input now won't arm
"got it Not sure why, but I blew everything away a second time and recalibrated again and it armed. have not tried flight yet but confident the worst is over thnx for the reply"
May 31, 2013
Monroe Lee King Jr. replied to Paul Dowling's discussion apm 2.0 shorted 5v ppm input now won't arm
" I could probably tell ya if I knew where in the code it arms. I'll have a look later for ya. Hang in there."
May 31, 2013
Paul Dowling posted a discussion

apm 2.0 shorted 5v ppm input now won't arm

I had originally shorted the 5v rail and ground on the ppm input blowing the d1 diode.I have replaced the diode D1.I have plugged the apm 2.0 into the mission planner. All seems to be working now as expected.except, It won't arm.The radio seems to be working properly and the controls are calibrated and operating within parameters as it was before I shorted the D1 diode.the board seems to be loading and flashing as it was before the mishap.I have even reloaded the firmware incase something…See More
May 31, 2013
Paul Dowling replied to Paul Dowling's discussion shorted 5v to ground on reciever input in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Nope no light"
May 19, 2013
Tommy Larsen replied to Paul Dowling's discussion shorted 5v to ground on reciever input in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Do you have a red solid led light by the USB port ?"
May 19, 2013
Paul Dowling replied to Paul Dowling's discussion shorted 5v to ground on reciever input in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Thnx guys. Any idea what i may have burned?"
May 19, 2013
R. D. Starwalt replied to Paul Dowling's discussion shorted 5v to ground on reciever input in the group ArduCopter User Group
"If it helps.... wait... TC3 beat me to it! The Eagle files for APM2.0 were pulled from the 3DR store but many of us have them still. -=Doug"
May 19, 2013

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Thomas J Coyle III replied to Paul Dowling's discussion shorted 5v to ground on reciever input in the group ArduCopter User Group
May 19, 2013
Paul Dowling added a discussion to the group ArduCopter User Group
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shorted 5v to ground on reciever input

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
May 19, 2013

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At 2:07pm on October 28, 2010, Ryan Fraser said…
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.
Cheers
Ryan
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At 9:59am on August 8, 2011, estebanflyer said…

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.

Please help me out!

 

Esteban Díaz

 

At 11:01am on August 8, 2011, Paul Dowling said…

also, if you can take a video of your flight attempt will also be very helpful

Regards

At 12:50pm on August 9, 2011, estebanflyer said…

I will take a video ASAP, after I get new props on friday. thank you so much for your help.

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