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Can I still use the APM board 2.0 with arducopter 3.x?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simone Chiaretta Jul 3. 6 Replies

Hi all,I have built a arducopter a few years ago end 2012, but I encountered some problems and left it there (and also for other personal reasons) till now.It was with the APM 2.0 board. Now I'm…Continue

Arducopter drifting a lot to one side, and loosing height when doing anything else

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shyam Balasubramanian Jul 21, 2013. 3 Replies

Hi finally was able to test my jDrones quad outdoors but I'm not sure everything is ok, but maybe, having never flew copter, this is the right behavior.Behavior I noticed in the quad First problem…Continue

How to setup FailSafe for Arducopter with Turnigy 9x stock firmware?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Justin Peeples May 1. 18 Replies

Hi,I'm trying to setup my Turnigy 9x to trigger failsafe on arducopter, but I noticed that when I turn off the radio, the signal of the throttle stays the same as it was before turning it off,…Continue

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How to reverse radio channels?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simone Chiaretta Dec 18, 2012. 2 Replies

Hi,I need to reverse a channel of the radio (the pitch channel, which by default is setup the opposite way I'd expect it to work).But in the latest version (1.2.27) I cannot find the checkbox for the…Continue

 

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Simone Chiaretta replied to Simone Chiaretta's discussion Can I still use the APM board 2.0 with arducopter 3.x?
"I think I have a separate compass but not a separate GPS. I'll look into this. I remember the problem I had was the copter heavily drifting to one side even indoors instead of raising straight... I guess probably a calibration problem or a…"
Jul 3
Brian Sigmon replied to Simone Chiaretta's discussion Can I still use the APM board 2.0 with arducopter 3.x?
"You may want to upgrade the GPS if you haven't already.  That was the largest performance upgrade I did to my APM 2.0 board - disabling the on board Mediatek GPS and using the external ublox unit.  Huge performance difference for…"
Jul 3
Simone Chiaretta replied to Simone Chiaretta's discussion Can I still use the APM board 2.0 with arducopter 3.x?
"thank you. I guess I can still try restarting the thing with the old hw I had, and then see if makes sense to move to a newer platform"
Jul 3
Simone Chiaretta replied to Simone Chiaretta's discussion Can I still use the APM board 2.0 with arducopter 3.x?
"Thank you"
Jul 3
Mike Mac replied to Simone Chiaretta's discussion Can I still use the APM board 2.0 with arducopter 3.x?
"3.1.5 works well for me with no problems.  "
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Richard Boyhan replied to Simone Chiaretta's discussion Can I still use the APM board 2.0 with arducopter 3.x?
"First, I believe you can run 3.1. Only way to know for sure is try an load it. Second, PX4 and PIXHAWK are similar. PixHawk is the most advance board with more processor power and ram and loads of io. PX4 was an intern board. The APM 2.6 is a…"
Jul 2
Simone Chiaretta posted a discussion

Can I still use the APM board 2.0 with arducopter 3.x?

Hi all,I have built a arducopter a few years ago end 2012, but I encountered some problems and left it there (and also for other personal reasons) till now.It was with the APM 2.0 board. Now I'm trying to catch up and I've seen that, apart from APM 2.5 e 2.6, there are also other boards around, like Pixhawk and PX4.So, first question was: can I still run arducopter 3.1 (and 3.2 when it will be available) on my APM board 2.0?Second question is: how are the 3 boards different (in term of…See More
Jun 29
Craig P. replied to Simone Chiaretta's discussion How to use all switches with the Turnigy 9x stock firmware?
"Sorry for the late reply, but would anyone be able to help a Newbie here on how to possibly setup using stock firmware a turnigy 9XR w/ frisky XJT module and frsky X8R receiver into a pixhawk via sbus(X8R) to pixhawk RC.    Goal is to…"
May 17
Justin Peeples replied to Simone Chiaretta's discussion How to setup FailSafe for Arducopter with Turnigy 9x stock firmware?
"Thank you, I found out whats wrong. The Turnigy 8ch receiver does not come with fail-safe. Have to buy a new one. "
May 1
Brad Roekle replied to Simone Chiaretta's discussion How to setup FailSafe for Arducopter with Turnigy 9x stock firmware?
"This discussion is for Arducopter (APM) not Naza. I don't use Naza so I don't know how their failsafe works."
May 1
Justin Peeples replied to Simone Chiaretta's discussion How to setup FailSafe for Arducopter with Turnigy 9x stock firmware?
"So help me understand something. Reading all of these forums and still not understanding. How, with the Turnigy x9 TX and the Turnigy 8ch RX do I have fail safe automatically kick in if I loose connectivity with the quad. Already had one crash so…"
Apr 29
Brad Roekle replied to Simone Chiaretta's discussion How to setup FailSafe for Arducopter with Turnigy 9x stock firmware?
"I bought a 3DRobotics APM 2.6 and it worked out of the box with a stock Turnigy 9X radio and receiver. The china clones don't always work. I have yet to find one that does out of the box. And I've had 3 and all 3 of them have different…"
Mar 28
Martin replied to Simone Chiaretta's discussion How to setup FailSafe for Arducopter with Turnigy 9x stock firmware?
"I think I have this sorted on the APM 2.6.The 9X8Cv2 receivers (I tested three) cut OFF the ppm servo signal on channel 3 (and others but not all). Later APM ppm encoders detect that as a fail and set the throttle output to 900uS (as seen in…"
Mar 28
Martin replied to Simone Chiaretta's discussion How to setup FailSafe for Arducopter with Turnigy 9x stock firmware?
"If the Turnigy 9X transmitter has been flashed with OpenTX will this still work (no failsafe menu AFAIK) ? Also, do you set the RX failsafe by re-binding it when you have set the extended throttle end point and down trim in your instructions above…"
Mar 26
Brad Roekle replied to Simone Chiaretta's discussion How to setup FailSafe for Arducopter with Turnigy 9x stock firmware?
"All depends on this: http://copter.ardupilot.com/wiki/common-ppm-encoder-apm2x-atmega32u2/#For_the_APM_25_board Mine doesn't work no matter what I do. Follow this…"
Mar 21
Pekka Ahola replied to Simone Chiaretta's discussion How to setup FailSafe for Arducopter with Turnigy 9x stock firmware?
"Stock Turnigy 9X with the stock 9X8Cv2 receiver has got a configurable failsafe for signal loss.  -Set the transmitter to PPM in SYSTEM SETTINGS->MODEUAT/MODULATION->PPM  -Set FUNC SETTING->E.POINT->THROTTLE to 120%/120% (This…"
Mar 17

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Testing Arducopter using a bench power supply

Posted on December 13, 2012 at 10:28am 7 Comments

I'm starting to build my Arducopter and immediately after having gone through the tests I could do with Mission Planner and a USB only I started looking for a solution on how to avoid recharging LiPo batteries every 10 minutes of testing, a especially how to avoid spending money on replacing AA stilo batteries…

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The end of drones in Belgium?

Posted on September 7, 2012 at 2:00pm 12 Comments

Life is becoming pretty difficult for drones lover in Belgium: apparently the department of air transports in Belgium has either approved a new law or a new interpretation of an old one, which equiparates drones to any other RC aircraft: under that interpretation, drones can only take off from approved terrains, and can only go maximum 400m from the RC club, and must stay at more than 200m from any…

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Quadcopter storage/transporation box

Posted on June 18, 2012 at 6:48am 3 Comments

On Instructables I found a very nice project of a storage/carrying case of a quadcopter.

It also have the DFX file available, but I the dimensions depend on size of your copter, so…

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RC quad helps surveying buildings destroyed by earthquake

Posted on May 31, 2012 at 8:30am 5 Comments

As you might have heard, a few days ago a strong earthquake hit the North of Italy, destroyed lots of industrial buildings and caused several deaths. On an Italian news portal there is a video of a RC quad (cannot recognize the model, but maybe someone else can) used to survey collapsed buildings, trying to…

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