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
"Either frame works well but I suggest you go with the X frame.
I assume you have a limited budget therefore keep your requirements simple.
Select a frame that fit those requirements. Example, I have a frame that can hold a camera. I don't need…"
"I'm guessing that your APM is thinking that a compass is connected but it really isn't. This is just a wild guess with not enough information to go on from you. I'm assuming you have cut the trace and tried connecting an…"
"That doesn't sound good. I think that could be a hardware problem. You can check in the mission planner's flight data screen's status tab at the bottom and see if mx, my and mz are returning values. If they're…"
"Nope - just upgrade to the latest firmware and update Mission Planner too. I just cut the trace on my second APM2.5 and all works better than before.
Viewing Randy's video on how to disable the compass is a must. I used a small box…"
Welcome back. Yes, that's pretty much the only difference (that I know of) between the APM2.5 and 2.6. There's a video on this wiki page showing how to cut the trace to disable the onboard compass."
I have two APM 2.5. I have been busy the last year or so and just getting back in. The only difference between the two APMs is the 2.6 does not have the GPS and compass? I was thinking about severing the connection on the 2.5 and adding the HMC5883L for better performance. Anything else? Thank RandySee More
"I have the DX8 and it worked great. I actually like the two switches so I can toggle between modes without looking. Easy to program. Just have to program according to your style and quick recovery.
I do have a problem which I have to send it in for…"
I suggest posting to a forum, you will receive more help.
The hubs have to be on tight. I check and double check but they work. I have never had one come off.
Also I agree with Jeff. Quads have the potential for serious injury. I took baby steps…"