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Unexpected slow crash

Started this discussion. Last reply by Raymond Leach on Monday. 3 Replies

Yesterday I was test flying a quadcopter with an APM 2.5 board. All seemed well and just as I was about to start flying a circuit, the quad listed to the right front slowly and it seemed like I had…Continue

Tags: failure, flip, crash

Auto mission with home/takeoff 50m above landing spot

Started Sep 9, 2013 0 Replies

HiWe are struggling with planning a mission with mission planner where our takeoff site is 50m above our landing site.The mission goes smoothly (takeoff, navigation, approach) until final landing…Continue

Bad service

Started Aug 24, 2013 0 Replies

Can some one please tell me whats  going on at 3dr, wrong and broken stuff gets sent to me,it looks like there is no more QC done they just sell and sent?Continue

No reply from sales, help or any other emails ... just a robot ...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Raymond Leach Aug 2, 2013. 2 Replies

Are there any people still working at 3DR or have they all been replaced by defective drones?We've been waiting for an order since June 12th 2013. It went missing after 6 days somewhere in Memphis.…Continue

Tags: response, no, service, poor

 

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Raymond Leach replied to Raymond Leach's discussion Unexpected slow crash
"Yes. That's all the log that was recorded. The copter basically hovered for about a minute, then it seemed like there was no control or stabilisation and it tilted forward and right. Motors were still spinning and it tipped over when it hit…"
Monday
Andre K. replied to Raymond Leach's discussion Unexpected slow crash
"the attached log ends well before you are close to a flip, maximum recorded pitch/roll is les than 8degree. , and alitude 5m. "
Sunday
Raymond Leach replied to Raymond Leach's discussion Unexpected slow crash
"Anyone had similar issues with AC 3.1 builds?"
Sep 11
Raymond Leach posted a discussion

Unexpected slow crash

Yesterday I was test flying a quadcopter with an APM 2.5 board. All seemed well and just as I was about to start flying a circuit, the quad listed to the right front slowly and it seemed like I had no control. It naturally flipped upside down just befor it hit the ground, didn't disarm itself and I couldn't disarm it from the radio. The motors were trying to dig a hole.My setup includes all 3DR hardware:- APM 2.5- external 3DR uBlox GPS / Compass- 3DR 433MHz Telemetry radiosI tried to see if I…See More
Sep 8
Raymond Leach commented on Roberto Navoni's blog post VR Brain 5 (PRO) vs VR Micro Brain vs Pixhawk
"Hi Robert Not the pixhawk but the original from https://pixhawk.ethz.ch/electronics/start"
Sep 7
Raymond Leach commented on Roberto Navoni's blog post VR Brain 5 (PRO) vs VR Micro Brain vs Pixhawk
"Hi Robert Have you looked at the px4?"
Sep 6
Raymond Leach replied to Tim Callinan's discussion I want to go higher. in the group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"Hi 1) To go higher, the best thing would be better antennas.Adding more power will introduce more issues with interference. The secret to good wireless signal is well paired antennas and as low power as you can get away with. We have a wireless…"
Jul 30
Raymond Leach replied to Hollen Day's discussion Y6 esc in the group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"Depends how you power your apm. If you use a 3dr power module then you don't need esc's with a bec"
Jul 20
Raymond Leach replied to Tom Boyd's discussion 3DR FPV Issue????? in the group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"A lot of stores do not understand sma and rp-sma. Check the Wikipedia article see the external links photo gallery for the correct examples. Sma male has thread on inside with a center pin. Sma female has thread on outside with no center pin. They…"
Jul 14
Raymond Leach replied to Pedals2Paddles's discussion Compass/GPS without mast? in the group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"See my Google plus post photos for today"
Jul 14
Raymond Leach replied to Pedals2Paddles's discussion Compass/GPS without mast? in the group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"I have mine mounted on the top plate next to my receiver and data radio"
Jul 14
Raymond Leach replied to Craig P.'s discussion Potential Research Sensors (co2, ethylene & more)....Is it possible? I2C? Perhaps Telemetry Data relay? in the group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"Have a look a libelium waspmote. It would be easy enough to integrate the data from something like that into a custom MAVLINK frame and get your APM/Pixhawk to send it down to your GCS. "
Jul 2
Raymond Leach replied to misterT9412 .'s discussion How to connect HJ-007 Ublox NEO-6M GPS to Apm 2.6
"I figured it out. Here's the diagram: "
Jun 3
Raymond Leach replied to Gareth Jones's discussion Laws or Flying Regulations in Angola in the group South African DIY Drones User Group
"Check with the local authorities and municipalities / law enforcement first? Get permission to do whatever you want to do wherever you want to do it."
Jun 3
Raymond Leach replied to Chris's discussion Flying camera drones in South Africa banned with immediate effect in the group South African DIY Drones User Group
"Can't find any press release or notification to that effect on the CAA website. The last notification was that since there are no regulations for UAS they currently fall under RC aircraft and therefore must obey the RC regulations: - fly under…"
May 31
Raymond Leach commented on Kevin Hester's group Andropilot Users Group
"Hi Quentin Sounds like a failsafe setting."
May 24

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We develop custom UAV's in South Africa for everything from grnrtal FPV to security and aerial mapping. Our longest flying UAV can stay airborne for around 3.5 hours.
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White River, Mpumalanga

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