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PX4 Case?

Started Jan 17 0 Replies

I used an APM 2.5 and know that I need a case to keep light and wind off the barometer on the APM.  But does the PX4 need a case or a cover to help it?  The reason I ask, is I'm having a hell of time…Continue

Tags: Hold, Altitude, Cover, Case

Bottom Y6 Props Upside Down

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ardobeginner Nov 21, 2013. 1 Reply

I've been having a lot of problems flying my Y6.  Yaw would change while flying forward or backwards.  The motors on the bottom would getting really hot.  Someone at the airfield that I fly at notice…Continue

Tags: down, upside, props, Y6

External Compass and PX4

Started Nov 20, 2013 0 Replies

Thought I'd share what I found while working with an external compass and PX4.When configuring the compass in the Mission Planner we have 4 options, 1 is "On Board APM", 1 is "External Compass", 1 is…Continue

Tags: PX4, Compass, External

Y6 and PX4

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Boyhan Oct 22, 2013. 12 Replies

Can't get my Y6 to work with my PX4. Had everything working with my APM. But when I tried to use my PX4, no prop spin. My PX4 has an IO board and it's taken a bit of time to get everything solder…Continue

Tags: PX4, Y6

 

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Richard Boyhan replied to Kevin Friedemann's discussion APM 2.5 Quadcopter: Spontaneous movements during Auto Trim mode
"Are you doing auto tune or auto trim. If it's trim you need to use altitude hold and then use stick into to keep position as you set the trim. It's a bit of juggling act. Doing it outside is the best option. Having room to work is really…"
14 hours ago

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Richard Boyhan replied to Levent Bekdemir's discussion Pixhawk change mission speed ?
"You really need to read the wiki manual more carefully. Do-Change-Speed http://copter.ardupilot.com/wiki/mission-command-list/#Do-Change-Speed"
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Richard Boyhan replied to Dymo Z's discussion Novice Build Quad: Tarot 650/ Turnigy 2836 1100kV/ 30A Blue series ESC/ Apm2.6
"If the JP1 is left on. You can power the APM directly from the power distribution board (PDB) or from one the BEC off one of the ESCs or from a seperate BEC. If you use a BEC from an ESC, you will notice the ESC getting warm."
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Richard Boyhan replied to Dymo Z's discussion Novice Build Quad: Tarot 650/ Turnigy 2836 1100kV/ 30A Blue series ESC/ Apm2.6
"Check the wiki manual. It's very good in showing how everything should be setup."
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Richard Boyhan replied to Darryl Cannon's discussion Battery Voltage Reading 0.0v on Mavlink - "Full Battery" icon on OSD in the group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"You might want to look into a buzzer alarm unit. http://www.ebay.com/bhp/lipo-alarm Also, it helps to get a feel for how long you can fly and then set a timer to warn when you get close. My transmitter has a timer countdown for when the throttle…"
Apr 11

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Richard Boyhan replied to Finnius's discussion Loiter Not Work
"Can your copter fly altitude hold? Loiter uses altitude hold and Compass to work. Did you do Compassmot test?"
Apr 10

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Richard Boyhan replied to Andy Theimer's discussion Flight problems after being dormant
"Frist try erasing or reseting and then reload your firmware. Make sure to save your parameter file and do a compare to only reload only what you need. If this does not fix it, try turning on motor logging and see if one motor is causing your issue.…"
Apr 5

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Richard Boyhan replied to Yap's discussion Loiter mode with AC3.1.2
"How is your altitude hold? If your copter can't maintain altitude hold, don't bother with loiter till you fix altitude hold. Loiter relies on altitude hold to work. Actually most of the advanced flight modes rely on altitude hold to work.…"
Mar 31

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Richard Boyhan replied to Scott Penrose's discussion Brief motor failure
"Try moving ESC to another motor and see if the problem follows. Then try the motors. Good luck."
Mar 30

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Richard Boyhan replied to Quentin Mayberry's discussion Does wind badly affect the APM?
"Altitude hold is used by loiter. If altitude hold does not work nor will loiter work. THR-MID is where the throttle is set for altitude hold. Normally it is set at 500 or 50%. If your throttle is set at less than 50% to maintain altitude hold, then…"
Mar 25

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Richard Boyhan replied to Quentin Mayberry's discussion Does wind badly affect the APM?
"Sounds like your THR-MID might be set to low. Have you tried altitude hold. If altitude hold works then loiter alitude will work."
Mar 24

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Richard Boyhan replied to Shouyeh Gong's discussion Can a APM-equipped quadcopter take off from a boat?
"You should think about building a Tupperware box copter. So if you ditch in the ocean you won't lose it all."
Mar 21

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Richard Boyhan replied to Amos Olson's discussion Does the APM 2.6 *REQUIRE* a compass before it can arm?
"A GPS and compass combo has 2 sets of wires."
Mar 19

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Richard Boyhan replied to Brad Montgomery's discussion ArduCopter V3.1.2 - Throttle signal issue
"Did you reset your APM before upgrading? If not, then give that a try. Remember to save your parameter settings and do a compare to reload."
Mar 17

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Richard Boyhan replied to Tom Boyd's discussion New Prop Question in the group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"The adaptor needs to be tight. Try to thread the prop and spacer onto the shaft by hand until you can get the nut on."
Mar 15

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Richard Boyhan replied to Niko's discussion Arducopter HEXA with APM 2.5 tilts while taking off
"You can try moving the wires around to see if the motors the problem or ESC. It won't fly with different wiring, but you can test motor spin. Another test is to spin the motors and use the stick input to make sure the hex will fly in the…"
Mar 9

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Own 3 AR Drones.
Currently working on a QuadCopter from udrones.
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Brain-controlled aircraft Students control a helicopter in flight using only brain waves

Posted on June 5, 2013 at 9:30am 0 Comments

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Brain-controlled aircraft Students control a helicopter in flight using only brain waves

A remote controlled helicopter has been flown through a series of hoops around a college gymnasium in Minnesota. It sounds like your everyday student project; but there is one caveat: the helicopter was controlled using just the power of thought. The…

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FAA gives Arlington, Texas police permission to use UAVs

Posted on March 22, 2013 at 8:30am 7 Comments

FAA gives Arlington, Texas police permission to use UAVs

 

Published 21 March 2013

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given the Arlington (Texas) Police Department permission to use two small helicopter UAVs. The FAA did lay…

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At 8:23am on October 24, 2012,
Admin
Thomas J Coyle III
said…

Hi Richard,

My apologies for not getting back to you sooner.

Unfortunately I have been very busy lately looking for contract work to supplement my retirement income and helping to support the ArduRover User Group.

Since you work in Davie during the week, maybe we could meet up at my place at the end of one of your work days?

Regards,

Tom C

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