"I had nothing but problems with my APM 2.0 due to the GPS noise. Their solution was APM 2.5, and, BTW, I was told I could not exchange my APM 2.0 for APM 2.5.
I solved the problem by purchasing a Wookong M. DJI did have a problem with defective…"
"My colleague has a supply of 4mm carbon fiber rod in case I break the GPS mount. Hopefully the 3M sticky paper will release the disk before it gets skewered should I crash. Perhaps that is why DJI sent four of the sticky paper mounts ;-)
"I am glad to hear that Bruce. Sorry that you have to wait so long. DJI really needs a presence in the US to handle such problems. Perhaps someone is listening.
Please keep me updated when you get NAZA flying. Would love to hear your experience when…"
"You certainly have cause to be upset. No excuse for that. I purchased my GPS from RC-Dude and got free two day shipping. Fortunately, I did not need any support, but my guess is that I would have had a fast response from them for a defective…"
I did not intend to insinuate DJI is perfect. I can only speak to my personal experiences and that of three of my colleagues, all of which have been very good. I bought NAZA based upon their recommendation and had a great experience.…"
I can agree with many of the points you cited. I have spent literally hundreds of hours following the threads to make my APM2 work. Each firmware release purports to resolve the stability problems, but it seems that only a few can get it…"
I feel the same way; to that end, I have purchased a DJI NAZA and am awaiting the GPS module. I believe that some future incarnation of APM2 could even outperform the Wookong M or even their Ace One, but this is a long way off.
I was really…"
"Thanks I will try your suggestions.
It will probably be a couple of months before I attempt to fly the Hexa. Currently trying to learn to fly and tune my Quad before crashing an expensive package. Will put my GoProHD on it when it is tuned and I can…"
"Thanks for the suggestions. I will definitely look into isolating the booms. Do you have close up photos of your grommets and APM mount isolator? Was going to do that but some of the reports using the mount suspended with prop savers was getting a…"
"Sounds great! I suggest isolating the boom from the main frame with some sort of anti-vibe bushing or grommet, especially if you are going to be doing any kind of aerial photography. I have isolation rubber grommets on mine, and have noticed…"
"Thanks, that helps a lot.
The Hexa I am building was designed to use 910Kv motors, 30A ESC, 11x4.5 GemFan props, 2 3S 6000 mA LiPos, APM2 likely with 2.6 by the time I get it built. Since it is almost identical to my partner's Hexa (he is…"
"Thanks for the update on your Hexa. I bought three 24 inch towel bars from Home Depot and cut them in half for the Hexa that I am building. I cut four 8 inch booms from the same material for my quad, on which I want to learn to fly before building…"
"It looks very stable James. Congratulations! What did you use for your booms? Looks a little like mine. I am also a newbie and have two flights on my Quad. Trying to learn more about tuning as roll, pitch, and altitude are way too sensitive. Would…"
"I too would like to see this implemented. I just purchased a GentLED to trigger the shutter on a Canon DSLR. While it works, it is hardly cost effective when all we need is a contact closure. As nearly as I can determine, the GentLED has a very…"
Hi Cole, thanks for the contact. As you might have seen, we are developing and in the final stages of building affordable hex/octo filming/stills/production kopters using APM. Our current system has flown over 1500 flights, including jobs, tv and film shoots and more without a single issue.
Keep and eye on Steadidrone.com, and visit motionpixel.co.za for more info, pics and vids. Pop me an email for more specs and pricing info as well, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sounds great! I suggest isolating the boom from the main frame with some sort of anti-vibe bushing or grommet, especially if you are going to be doing any kind of aerial photography. I have isolation rubber grommets on mine, and have noticed virtually zero vibration at the center of my frame. I did a video test with my Gopro on board camera and saw no anomalies in the video. I only mounted the camera on a very simple camera mount sold by FPVPilot (no gimbals or gyros) and it worked great, so I emphasize ISOLATE THE BOOMS. Also, isolate the flight controller board as much as possible as this will facilitate better function and life time of the components.
Can you share some pictures of your build as it comes available?
Thanks for the suggestions. I will definitely look into isolating the booms. Do you have close up photos of your grommets and APM mount isolator? Was going to do that but some of the reports using the mount suspended with prop savers was getting a bad rap so I just used some industrial strength Velcro.
I will post a photo of the quad tomorrow.
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