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Flying arducopter using ZigBee only

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Church Jan 5, 2012. 3 Replies

Hi,I would like to control the arducopter using only a pc for my thesis (I don't have an rc rx/tx). But I can't seem to get the motors to move. (I haven't connected any rotors yet)I assembled my quad…Continue

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John Church replied to Ruben's discussion Flying arducopter using ZigBee only
"Check under: Git_Repository>Tools>autotest I see it in there. If you don't have it, maybe pull a fresh clone and see if it populates."
Jan 5, 2012
Ruben replied to Ruben's discussion Flying arducopter using ZigBee only
"I hadn't found that test suite yet. It seems to be exactly what I need. I'm not at home today, but I will try it out asap and report back. Many thanks!"
Jan 5, 2012

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Jason Short replied to Ruben's discussion Flying arducopter using ZigBee only
"Are you using Python Mavlink bridge to control from the PC? Check the Test folder in GIT and look for Arducopter.py. That's the test suite. It has the commands to arm the motors and control everything via scripts. You can always disable arming…"
Jan 4, 2012
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Flying arducopter using ZigBee only

Hi,I would like to control the arducopter using only a pc for my thesis (I don't have an rc rx/tx). But I can't seem to get the motors to move. (I haven't connected any rotors yet)I assembled my quad and everything powers up nicely. I wrote an arduino sketch that outputs pwm to calibrate the ESC's (I used a duty cycle of 50% and 90%). It connects fine and all sensor data comes in, but if I try using the joystick control or mission planner commands, absolutely nothing moves.I've connected a…See More
Jan 4, 2012

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