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TBS Discovery Down

Started Jul 20 0 Replies

This was probably my fault but just want someone else to look at this.Before taking off I noticed my HUD was canted to the right about 10 degrees. While airborne watching my HUD leaning farther and…Continue

My Pixhawk Setup

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ray Gamero Jul 15. 8 Replies

I was able to get 5 flights in today mostly in loiter and it's pretty rock solid. I am curious what it will do with a little wind. Here are my params for a Trex 550 stretched to a 700 running 1500…Continue

Pixhawk Wiring

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Whitney Jun 17. 14 Replies

A little confused on setup. 1) Can I run Helicopter mode H1 on the my transmitter? I like the menu options with Helicopter mode on my transmitter rather than Airplane mode. 2) Hooking up the ESC to…Continue

3DR Pixhawk

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Whitney Apr 22. 11 Replies

I was thinking about upgrading from my old APM 2.5 to the new Pixhawk and was curious if that is the right route for a large Helicopter platform? I kept seeing people finding some bugs in the system…Continue

 

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TBS Discovery Down

This was probably my fault but just want someone else to look at this.Before taking off I noticed my HUD was canted to the right about 10 degrees. While airborne watching my HUD leaning farther and farther to the right. The quad thought it was leaning right which it was not. I tried to land before it got any worse but it was to late I was giving it full left input on the stick to land but it took off right. fortunately it hit a tree and fell down from there. I honestly think my old tired APM2.5…See More
Jul 20
Ray Gamero replied to Sean Whitney's discussion My Pixhawk Setup
"Thanks for posting. These helis, in my experience,are very resistant to wind. I have flown my helis in gusty winds up to 30mph. At those winds the pixhawk handled pretty well. They fly just as well as in calm winds. I like the braided wire covers.…"
Jul 15
Sean Whitney replied to Sean Whitney's discussion My Pixhawk Setup
"KDE motors are a must have for these helicopters they very reliable.  Yes I 3D printed the GPS mount. I also printed the plate that the Pixhawk sits on and the battery tray. I can send you the files if you want them?  "
Jul 15
Scott Reid replied to Sean Whitney's discussion My Pixhawk Setup
"Can I ask where that GPS mast is from?    3d printed? "
Jul 15
David Boulanger replied to Sean Whitney's discussion My Pixhawk Setup
"Thanks for the reply.  great flight time.  I did not know of any low Kv motors that were that small in diameter.  Thinking of stretching my 550 to a 600. If I do my stock Align 1220Kv has got to go. Regards David R. Boulanger"
Jul 15
Sean Whitney replied to Sean Whitney's discussion My Pixhawk Setup
"David, Yes my frames are the stock width. My motor is a little outdated but still works very well. I was running 2 7s 7800 MAH batteries and getting 30-35 minute flight times.  Motor Specs  http://kdedirect.com/KDE600XF530.html "
Jul 15
David Boulanger replied to Sean Whitney's discussion My Pixhawk Setup
"Sean,  I'm curious about what your motor spec's are.  Are your frame plates the stock 49mm apart? Regards, David R. Boulanger"
Jul 15
zhang xu replied to Sean Whitney's discussion My Pixhawk Setup
"Really thanks a lot for your sharing"
Jul 14
Sean Whitney replied to Rob_Lefebvre's discussion Warning about Helicopter Power Supply!
"I have been using the supplied APM power module that comes with the Pixhawk so that gets a constant power from an external battery then I use a BEC to the servos. "
Jun 23
RedJacket replied to Sean Whitney's discussion My Pixhawk Setup
"Great!  You must be a well experienced RC pilot.  Good job with the mountings. "
Jun 19
Sean Whitney posted a discussion

My Pixhawk Setup

I was able to get 5 flights in today mostly in loiter and it's pretty rock solid. I am curious what it will do with a little wind. Here are my params for a Trex 550 stretched to a 700 running 1500 RPMs. …See More
Jun 17
Sean Whitney replied to Sean Whitney's discussion Pixhawk Wiring
"Here are my params so far. Seems to be flying pretty well in stabilize. Loiter is good but seems to still hiccup every once in awhile. "
Jun 17
Sean Whitney replied to Sean Whitney's discussion Pixhawk Wiring
"Is it now possible to takeoff and land in Loiter mode?  "
Jun 17
Sean Whitney replied to Sean Whitney's discussion Pixhawk Wiring
"Great to know i'm not going crazy thank you for the help.  I was able to get a few flights in yesterday still working on the Rate P and FF to get more control of the heli without inducing shaking.  I will post my numbers soon for…"
Jun 17

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Rob_Lefebvre replied to Sean Whitney's discussion Pixhawk Wiring
"Ok, so I think what you've done here is fine."
Jun 17

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Rob_Lefebvre replied to Sean Whitney's discussion Pixhawk Wiring
"For an advanced user, using H1 heli programming is a totally viable method.  Sounds like Sean knows what he'd doing."
Jun 17

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At 3:00am on April 24, 2013, Manuel Zangenfeind said…

Dear Sean Whitney,

I saw a video from your Trex 550 in Loiter Mode. The heli is staying very rigid in the air.

I'm using a TREX 700E and want to fly this heli with apm 2.5 version 2.91 autonomously.

Currently I want to adjust the PID parameter. The stabilize and the Altitude Hold Mode is working perfect, but I have some problems with the Loiter values.

So would it be possible to send me your PID values of the loiter mode? I think they have to be very similar.

Thanks.

Nice Greets from Austria

Manuel

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