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Raw Sensor data through MP

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andreas M. Antonopoulos Jun 26, 2012. 2 Replies

  I am looking at a way to visualize raw sensor data from the APM.  I know in the MP you can look at accelerometers, etc but I want to see magnetometer, optical flow, sonar etc.  Also, if anyone…Continue

Tags: RAW, APM, Data, Sensor

Apm 2.0 - 2.5.4 Setup

Started this discussion. Last reply by surndliha Apr 25, 2012. 6 Replies

I am currently having some issues with a quad, so I have a few questions that weren't answered in the manual.My previous setup was using a KK type board.  I was flying in an x config, so I configured…Continue

Tags: elevron, setup, ArduCopter, 2.5.4, 2.5

Connecting an APM 2.0 to other devices.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Grater Mar 10, 2013. 6 Replies

  I am looking to expand the capabilities of my APM 2.0  I am wondering if anyone would answers to the following questions concerning the APM 2.0  Can I connect an Arduino Relay Shield to the APM? …Continue

Tags: shield, SPI, 2650, atmega, xbee

APM2 GPS & Carbon Fiber Canopy Questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Stewart Feb 14, 2012. 2 Replies

I am looking at getting the APM2 but the GPS on the unit has a built in antenna, so I have been looking for external gps units which will allow me to attach an antenna  to it to run thought the…Continue

Tags: Carbon, APM2, GPS

 

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Larry Grater replied to Rick Stewart's discussion Connecting an APM 2.0 to other devices.
"Rick, Did you get this working using the GPIO pins or did you go a different direction?  My application (an ACS) would need 6 channels. Thanks, Larry D. Grater"
Mar 10, 2013
Rick Stewart replied to Leluoch kart's discussion APM high speed >=1mach ?
"I think you should use some different hardware for this project.  I doubt the APM would be a good choice for something moving that fast. Rick"
Nov 17, 2012
Rick Stewart replied to Leluoch kart's discussion APM high speed >=1mach ?
"In theory that would be the maximum that GPS would support which is 515m/s but the devs would know better then I. Rick"
Nov 16, 2012
Rick Stewart replied to Blake's discussion Newbie question about kit vs RTF
"I have heard a lot and read a lot of posts on how bad Spektrum radio gear is.  I personally cant understand why this is.  I fly with 2 other people, almost daily in the summer and on weekends around this time of year.  I can speak for…"
Nov 16, 2012
Rick Stewart commented on Scott Berfield's blog post Gimbal support on APM - dead easy
"Is there any way I can increase the range of the gimbal or add a multiply factor so I get a greater range of rotation?  I have messed around with the min and max values, so I know the servo is capable of rotating in a much larger range, the…"
Nov 16, 2012
Rick Stewart replied to Jason's discussion 2 Cell 7volt 5000mah battery work for my quad?
"No these will not work for a quad, you need at least an 11.1 battery for flight with those motors and props.\ Rick"
Nov 14, 2012
Rick Stewart commented on Dany Thivierge's blog post Introducing 3DR Hexa Sexy legs!
"They will turn but that is too much prop for those motors.  I run a 10x4.7 and they get hot. Rick"
Sep 4, 2012
Rick Stewart replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter 2.7.2/2.7.3 released
"XAircraft DIY Hexa - Carbon Fiber Hobbyking SS Series 25-30A ESC AC2830-358 - 850kv 10x4.7 Props Spektrum AR8000 w/ Telemetry Spektrum Altimeter Xbee Pro 900Mhz MinumOSD AttoPilot 180A voltage sensor. JDrones Octo PDB APM 2.0 w/ 2.72 FW 1200 mAh 2S…"
Sep 4, 2012
Rick Stewart replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter 2.7.2 released
"Congrats to the Dev Team on this release!  I spent a hr testing it on a XAircraft DIY Hexa, really positive results. Loiter, was awesome.  About a 2m Box, after 4 minutes slight drifting. Stabilize was great as well.  Quite stable, 0…"
Sep 1, 2012
Rick Stewart replied to Carl Campbell's discussion Question on frequency interference for video
"I am currently using a 1.2 1W video setup.  I would suggest a low pass filter if you are using 2.4G radio gear.  With out the filter I find range on the radio is shortened. Rick"
Jul 30, 2012
Rick Stewart replied to Pham Hoang Anh's discussion Don't Connect Xbee pro
Jul 23, 2012
Rick Stewart commented on Larry Grater's blog post Stinger 64 HAB Early Integration Pictures with APM2
"What is with the use of heaters on this craft? Rick"
Jul 18, 2012
Rick Stewart replied to x-air71's discussion xbee with Mavlink 1.0 in the group ArduCopter User Group
"If you keep having issues with it, if you install Team Viewer, I can give you a hand.  Cheers, Rick"
Jul 17, 2012
Rick Stewart replied to Brian McGrath's discussion Digital Servos and APM2
"I have used digital servos connected to the apm2 via the camera gimbal tilt, and roll connections.  They work quite well, you hear them fidget allot but that is the constant updating from the APM2.  Unfortunately I cannot comment on…"
Jul 13, 2012
Rick Stewart replied to Michael Müller's discussion Backup battery on APM2s GPS
"Please excuse my ignorance, perhaps I am not seeing the problems you are but wouldn't a simpler / safer solution, what that doesn't include cutting traces and messing with the APM include just powering the APM separately?  I use a 68…"
Jul 13, 2012
Rick Stewart replied to x-air71's discussion xbee with Mavlink 1.0 in the group ArduCopter User Group
"I just did this 2 minutes ago so I thought I would write this while the process is somewhat fresh. The un-bricking process is pretty simple, but it only works if you have 1 working xbee. 1.  Open X-CTU. 2. Load the config from the working xbee…"
Jul 12, 2012

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About Me:
I am a Network Engineer with a zest for technology
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I am looking to put together a tri copter in the very near future. I am currently designing my own UAV from scratch based on the Sky-Y.

*update* Scratch built quad, looking to start some FPV soon 2/2012
Hometown:
Toronto

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