I've just about got my Arducopter Quad (with the APM 1 board set) ready to fly...I can connect with the MavLink... have the ESC's calibrated, and motors turning in the correct direction.I can see the…Continue
"Taylor: your board should have arrived with a removable jumper already in place on the SJ1 pins. Wasn't that the case? If not, when did you get it? Some of the earliest boards didn't have those, but the last thousand or so should…"
I've just about got my Arducopter Quad (with the APM 1 board set) ready to fly...I can connect with the MavLink... have the ESC's calibrated, and motors turning in the correct direction.I can see the radio control inputs in the software set-up.... everything seems ready to go.But when I disconnect the MavLink, and the USB cable.... I no longer have RC control of the copter.Is there something I am missing about saving settings... or disconnecting from the USB? If I can't figure this out, I'm…See More
"I'm embarrassed to admit it,but once again the problem was me. I forgot that you have to click the "Connect" button... Painful lesson learned. I think I will stick with the JR R1221 receiver. Do you have any…"
"I'm moving forward... SLOWLY. I got my Spektrum AR8000 receiver hooked up, and have my JR 11X bound to it.
With the four ESC controller leads disconnected, a 3 cell LiPo pack connected, the radio appears to be working (AT least I have…"
"I have met the enemy and he is Me!.... I discovered that the USB cable that I was using was intended for charging purposes only, and has only the power connections... no data.
I went out and bought the correct cable, and Windows 7 immediately…"
"If I try to download the Quad firmware, I get a terse message that says..."Failed to download new firware: Sytem Argument Exception: The given port name does not start with COM/com or does not resolve to a valid serial port.... and a bunch of…"
"In the Windows Control Panel > Device Manager > Ports (COM & LPT)... there is one, lone listing for Arduino Mega 2560 (COM3)....
But in the drop dwon that you show in your screen capture, only TCP and UDP show up...."
"While I'm asking Noobie questions.... I discovered the reference to the switch position under the "?" help tab.
I assume that this small, white switch should be towards the RC headers pins while I am trying to upload the…"
"Thanks... It's an APM1... the speed is definitely at 115,500 (I'm not at the right computer at the moment, so that number may not be exact.) The documentation says that the Port number is shown in Mission Planner, but I'm darned…"
"The Mission Planner installer worked great for me.... and the USB interface is finding the Arducopter board, etc. on my brand new Windows 7 laptop, but I have run into a brick wall as far as going any further. Is there someone that I could pay…"
Coming up on my 50th anniversary of my first RC flight... I've flown just about everything from RC pattern, pylon racers, sailplanes, helicopters, aerotowing sailplanes... you name it.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Transitioning from doing aerial photography with a conventional helicopter (Maxi Jokers, Vario Silence, and Logo 500) to multi-copters. I'm planning on getting a Cinestar 8, but in the meantime, I've acquired an Arducopter, and am trying to learn to program it.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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