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2560 vs. 1280, how to tell? And upgrade ??'s

Started this discussion. Last reply by RocketMan Mar 16, 2012. 6 Replies

I've got an APM, but not sure if it's the 2560 or 1280. No easy way to get to it without taking a bunch of stuff apart. Is there a way to tell in the Mission Planner or some other easy way? Also,…Continue

 

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Ryan McCon replied to Glenn M's discussion Tricopter yaw issues
"I don't have any yaw bounce in mine after setting it up to have no yaw in rate mode. I found that in stabilize mode the APM was correcting it automatically, but when I selected rate mode it immediately required me to hold about 1/4 stick of…"
May 23, 2012
Ryan McCon replied to Glenn M's discussion Tricopter yaw issues
"do you have any expo configured in your tx? That could smooth out the sensitivity on yaw.  I've got 17" booms on mine, and the yaw isn't sensitive at all. It's fairly smooth and gentle. "
May 21, 2012
Ryan McCon replied to Glenn M's discussion Tricopter yaw issues
"I've flown mine with props spinning both directions as depicted above. Made zero difference to the handling of the quad. Possibly some difference in vibrations, but flew the same.  I initially had a hard time with the direction of the…"
May 21, 2012
Ryan McCon replied to Glenn M's discussion Tricopter yaw issues
"I have this setup working on my tricopter, same one, the delrin kit from fpvmanuals. One thing I have noticed is that you need to set it up with the motor tilted a good 10 degrees to the right I think. I first set mine up with the tilt motor being…"
May 21, 2012
RocketMan replied to Ryan McCon's discussion 2560 vs. 1280, how to tell? And upgrade ??'s
"load the new code and see if you can use the terminal in MP to run test on the mag :) if you have the 1280 CLI wont work. Quick and dirty. I think enough of the code still loads on the 1280 for now anyway (although I don't about the Tri-copter…"
Mar 16, 2012
Ryan McCon replied to Ryan McCon's discussion 2560 vs. 1280, how to tell? And upgrade ??'s
"That's sort of what prompted me to start looking into this. I know at one point the code got too big for the 1280's. I don't know exactly what happens if you try uploading code that won't fit and didn't want to risk bricking…"
Mar 16, 2012

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Graham Dyer replied to Ryan McCon's discussion 2560 vs. 1280, how to tell? And upgrade ??'s
"Yes, or maybe a dev can chime in on how to tell without access to the oilpan"
Mar 16, 2012

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John Church replied to Ryan McCon's discussion 2560 vs. 1280, how to tell? And upgrade ??'s
"Can you try uploading a sketch that's too big for the 1280?"
Mar 16, 2012
Ryan McCon replied to Ryan McCon's discussion 2560 vs. 1280, how to tell? And upgrade ??'s
"I was afraid that the only way was looking at the chip...  I have to take apart major frame components, booms, etc to get to the middle sandwich layer to be able to pull the IMU shield off and see the chip. Was hoping not to have to do all…"
Mar 16, 2012

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Graham Dyer replied to Ryan McCon's discussion 2560 vs. 1280, how to tell? And upgrade ??'s
"On the bottom board, look at the numbers on the largest chip, it should say Atmega1280 or Atmega2560. Upgrade through the MP, in the Firmware tab click the picture of your craft and it will ask you if you want to load that firmware. It does retain…"
Mar 16, 2012
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2560 vs. 1280, how to tell? And upgrade ??'s

I've got an APM, but not sure if it's the 2560 or 1280. No easy way to get to it without taking a bunch of stuff apart. Is there a way to tell in the Mission Planner or some other easy way? Also, I've never upgraded the code, is it as simple as just pulling down a new mission planner and installing the new code somehow from there? I'm running it on a tricopter currently and lately been having some weird stability issues. So I wanted to upgrade it as I'm several versions behind. Does it retain…See More
Mar 16, 2012
Ryan McCon replied to Randy Ram's discussion WTB Xbee Pro 900
"already sold and shipped out!  "
Jan 20, 2012
Ryan McCon replied to Steve S's discussion Use of trim on radio?
"Expo can certainly be used, along with dual rates. I have my tricopter setup that way.  I also use transmitter trims a bit, though I do try to get it leveled out with the configuration software first. I use the tx trims mostly to counter for…"
Jan 19, 2012
Ryan McCon replied to Randy Ram's discussion WTB Xbee Pro 900
"How about a nice even $100 shipped?  "
Jan 18, 2012
Ryan McCon replied to Randy Ram's discussion WTB Xbee Pro 900
"I've got one of these:  https://store.diydrones.com/Xbee_Telemetry_kit_p/kt-telemetry-xbee.htm came with an ardupilot setup that I bought. Never used it. Interested? "
Jan 18, 2012
Ryan McCon replied to Ruwan's discussion Where could I fly my quad?
"AMA is totally up to you. The biggest benefit is insurance. If you crash into someone else's property or person and cause damage they will help you with insurance. It is also dependent on following their safety codes and such, so where you fly…"
Jan 6, 2012

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rc pilot, 3d is my main interest, but heli's and multi-rotors too
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aerial photo primarily.
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Little Rock, AR

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