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Major drifting on a quad copter

Started Jan 30, 2012 0 Replies

Any advice? It a quad from Udrones.com.Continue

Unable to run the ESC calibrations.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steven Thompson Jan 3, 2012. 2 Replies

Any hints?  Is the procedure missing anything? I can arm the motors and spin it up but it wants to flip.Safety first - Remove props!Disconnect USBPut the throttle high and connect the Lipo to power…Continue

Difficulties arming motors.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steven Thompson Jan 1, 2012. 3 Replies

I was having problems arming my ArduCopter. This is how I was finally able to get them going.It should be noted when arming the motors you have to press right on the rudder/throttle WAIT (About 2…Continue

Tags: starting, motors, arducopter

Futaba radio pinout from a ardupilot

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steven Thompson Dec 31, 2011. 5 Replies

Does anyone have a Futaba radio receiver pinout from a ardupilot diagram or pinout? Thanks StevenContinue

Tags: pinout, ardupilot, futaba

 

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Steven Thompson posted a discussion

Major drifting on a quad copter

Any advice? It a quad from Udrones.com.See More
Jan 30, 2012
Steven Thompson commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Warning from the LAPD--do not use UAVs commercially!
"So what happened with the writ of habeas corpus and every man’s home is his castle and you know, the Constitution? I've invited someone take pictures of my home by a remote device and that's illegal? That's just stupid."
Jan 30, 2012
Steven Thompson commented on Alex's blog post Futaba T14 Mz Mode configuration for all 6 modes
"Notice that my T14 had some different screens then Alex's so I updated the firmware.   Here are the instructions for anyone that is hunting for them.   http://www.futaba-rc.com/faq/faq-14mz-q864.html   I found the software…"
Jan 27, 2012
Steven Thompson commented on Shannon Morrisey's blog post How Fast Can You Fly Without Crashing?
"Well there's your problem!!!"
Jan 21, 2012
Steven Thompson replied to bergsprekken's discussion power out to receiver when only on usb?
"Put the copter and xbee within a foot of each other and you should get telemetry while on USB power only."
Jan 9, 2012
Steven Thompson replied to Steven Thompson's discussion Unable to run the ESC calibrations.
"I updated the firmware to 2.1 via Ardupilot Mega Planner and the ESC calibration now works as advertised. Still no first flight but working on it..."
Jan 3, 2012
bergsprekken replied to Steven Thompson's discussion Unable to run the ESC calibrations.
"Have you checked the motor directions are correct?"
Jan 2, 2012
Steven Thompson posted a discussion

Unable to run the ESC calibrations.

Any hints?  Is the procedure missing anything? I can arm the motors and spin it up but it wants to flip.Safety first - Remove props!Disconnect USBPut the throttle high and connect the Lipo to power the APMWhen the APM boots the lights will cycle continuouslydisconnect the Lipo and reconnect it. High PWM will be sent to the ESCs triggering calibrationDrop your throttle stick to the lowest position. You should hear confirmation/arming beeps. Move the throttle to confirm all ESCs are armed and…See More
Jan 2, 2012
Steven Thompson replied to Steven Thompson's discussion Difficulties arming motors.
"That is still how my arducopter is functioning. The setup is from udrones. It is also worth mentioning I start with the rudder/throttle centered and at 0% throttle and not centered/centered.  "
Jan 1, 2012

Developer
Rob_Lefebvre replied to Steven Thompson's discussion Difficulties arming motors.
"Steven, I think something is wrong with your setup.  That's not how the program is supposed to work. Are you flying a quad or a heli?"
Jan 1, 2012

Developer
Randy replied to Steven Thompson's discussion Difficulties arming motors.
"Weird, I've never had that experience.  For me it's always, hold the throttle down, then hold rudder to the right for about 5~6 seconds..."
Jan 1, 2012
Steven Thompson replied to Steven Thompson's discussion Futaba radio pinout from a ardupilot
"Everything appears to be sorted. Thanks everyone for thier help.   Steven"
Dec 31, 2011
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Dec 31, 2011
james sowell replied to Steven Thompson's discussion Futaba radio pinout from a ardupilot
Dec 31, 2011

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John Church replied to Steven Thompson's discussion Futaba radio pinout from a ardupilot
"Got a servo? Plug it into the rx and see what does what."
Dec 31, 2011

3D Robotics
Chris Anderson replied to Steven Thompson's discussion Futaba radio pinout from a ardupilot
"I'm not sure I'm following the question. You have APM? ArduPlane or ArduCopter code? Already ready the manuals with all the RC connections shown?"
Dec 31, 2011

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