Good afternoon,New to Arducopters, playing with robotics, auotmation etc as a hobby but the copters looks great. I know some electronics and programming, not bad with my hands.I like to purchase a…Continue
"Do you want to build it or do you want "ready to fly"?
You could buy a cheap $50 quad to learn which I didn't. I bought the one I wanted but took baby steps.
Plenty of crashes and repairs but nothing serious. Just took it easy and…"
"In my testing so far, I don't thing GPS will work without other sensors.
GPS is good to about 3 meters if I understand correctly so it could leave strips of grass uncut.
I plan to use GPS but to identify locations in my yard including the front…"
"I will use GPS also but I need sensors. My goal was to turn it on and have it cut the lawn on its own. Just like the robot lawn mowers you can buy today.
Another concern is the type of grass. Texas has this thick grass compared to the north. It will…"
"I don't think waypoints will work. GPS doesn't have the resolution.
I'm using sensors to detect objects and I was thinking about conecting it to a computer (maybe through Wifi) to detect color. I don't want it leave the lawn or…"
"I'm building a lawn mower using a APM.
I have the frame and motors complete. I have to figure out how to add the APM to run the motors.
It has been awhile since I worked on the project. Busy with work.
"Building the cable is not probs to me, but I'd prefer not to have to cut and resolder the 3.3 & 5V headers (I'm reluctant to open my brand new 2.5+ case full stop!) - am I just going to have to bite the bullet and do it?"
"What is your firmware? 2.9.1?
I'm using 2.8.1 and haven't had that problem but I'm thinking it may be a feature in 2.9.1. I'm going to install 2.9.1 shortly.
I assume you have done the radio calibration?
What TX are you using? I…"
"I calibrated my ESCs both manually and in auto.
Try this, with the props off.
Connect to mission planner.
Plug in the battery.
Mission planner should say something like disarmed.
Hold to the right or left in my case four seconds. Once armed then the…"
"I don't think you need a special shield for the 2.5. The instructions on hitching up the 2.5 are also on this page below the instructions for the APM2.0. It looks to me like even with the case on the 2.5 we can still get to the…"
do you have a solution ??I have the same problem, i have a new APM2.5 with plastic housing,do i need a special shield to connect these further 3Pins MOSI, MISO,SCLK ?or where to connect to the board ?? will try to search on the other…"