Hi,Is it possible to remove the ardupilot code from the APM2 and put on a simple arduino program - I am presuming that it should be possible, but when i try at the moment it gives me this error…Continue
"I think its a good idea. Ever since I had a solder on the battery cable fail on me (my soldering) in the air and I lost all power and control, I have been wondering about a way to make it more redundant.
An alternate to a Master / Slave but…"
I am curious why you choose to use canards rather than the tail fins for the control surfaces, I recall reading somewhere so I may be remembering it wrong, that another group doing a similar thing found that canards caused a larger change in…"
"Rocket fins are totally different to plane wings. Hence rockets can go mach 1+, and a totally different propulsion concept, and they only achieve that speed for a few seconds.
You are talking about a rocket glider, I have been reading a fair…"
"no - none of it is realistic. you can go fast or go far, but not both, as you will use too much power.
What are you actually trying to achieve ? cover a large area ? use many cheap drones.
do a bit of reading around in the forums here…"
"Another thing that was very helpful to me when i was learning was to practice in a simulator, as I had no remote control experience when I started, I used http://rcdeskpilot.com/ but they don't do multi rotor compters, but I am sure…"
"Its to do with ITAR International Traffic In Arms Regulations, a GPS for commercial use - is not allowed to work over 60,000 feet or at speed over 1000 knots (515 m/s) which is Mach 1.514
That is what a GPS is potentially…"
I am from Brisbane, I am working on a fixed wing drone, I am interested in long stable flights - and using it as a base for cameras (air photos) - and eventually looking at using this to monitor water pipes.
I am also interested…"
"Blake, maybe do both :)
I bought a kit, built it but was having trouble learning to fly the plane, so I bought a small, slow RTF plane to teach myself to fly on. So maybe by the kit for the 'Drone', and get a 'toy' quad RTF if…"
"Shouldn't "the community" decides who 'runs' the site - rather than having it dictated to us. Chris, I know you started this community, but your own priorities have now changed to be more focussed on 3DR and at some point in…"
"@toby, I think the DIYDrones site should also list and discuss all amateur UAV projects (and potentially have an independant shop as well), the 'aim' of this site is
"This is the home for everything about amateur Unmanned…"
"You can power the APM board from the computer USB, but you will not be able to power your motors / esc from the board or computer there is not enough power supplied to them.
you will need to attach a battery if you want to test your motors…"
I would like to see a more detailed answer to the questions raised here by Brent. I am a relatively new user here, and as a new user was under the [wrong] impression that 3DR was a not for profit company, run by this community since that was…"
Hi,Is it possible to remove the ardupilot code from the APM2 and put on a simple arduino program - I am presuming that it should be possible, but when i try at the moment it gives me this error ...avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00which from what i read on the arduino website says that the arduino is not talking to the bootloader properly. What I ultimately want to do is gather the raw accelerometer data and gyroscope data and see how the accelerometer in the APM (16 bit) varies…See More