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Arduplane 2.73 HIL and Sim Issues

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Ho Jul 29, 2013. 7 Replies

Anything from ArduPlane v2.69 HIL and up seems to not want to work correctly. When connecting to MP 1.2.50 with v2.69 - v2.73 HIL firmwares (APM 2.0 board), MP doesn't see the RC controller and…Continue

New 3DR Hexa

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Kreuzer May 19, 2012. 1 Reply

Hi Everyone,Will the default PIDs for the Quad work for the Hexa using the purple…Continue

Tags: Default, PIDs, Hexa, 3DR, HEXA

Motor Selection

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taylor Davis Feb 3, 2012. 5 Replies

Which motors are the better pick for the ArduCopter 3DR Quad KIT when just using it for testing and maybe some lite FPV equipment? 850kv or 880kv?Continue

 

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Taylor Davis commented on Alexey's blog post QuadroPixel, new generation of frames.
"Dex is the man!"
Jan 7
Taylor Davis commented on BayAreaCrasher's blog post 3DR Iris gimbal testing flight
"Looking good guys!!"
Oct 10, 2013
Taylor Davis replied to Hugues's discussion Tiger motors-propellers combinations for an heavy lift octocopter in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Good build post on the other thread!"
Sep 27, 2013
Taylor Davis replied to Hugues's discussion Tiger motors-propellers combinations for an heavy lift octocopter in the group ArduCopter User Group
"What do you think about the temp on the 5008 compared to the W61 with a cooling fan built in? Especially after 15+ minutes of flight. Worth the extra weight? And why not go for the 18inch prop instead? Thoughts?"
Sep 27, 2013
Taylor Davis replied to Hugues's discussion Tiger motors-propellers combinations for an heavy lift octocopter in the group ArduCopter User Group
"AUW without batteries: ~4.7kg"
Sep 27, 2013
Taylor Davis replied to Hugues's discussion Tiger motors-propellers combinations for an heavy lift octocopter in the group ArduCopter User Group
"To film and take pictures with a 560 gram camera and get as much endurance at of the aircraft. All with a Cinestar 6 frame and gimbal with 550mm length booms. Flying slow and smooth throughout the flight trying to keep the amp draw as low as…"
Sep 27, 2013
Taylor Davis replied to Hugues's discussion Tiger motors-propellers combinations for an heavy lift octocopter in the group ArduCopter User Group
"I was about to buy some of the 6135 and 18inch props until I started reading this thread :) Thank you for the hard work you all have put into this one!"
Sep 27, 2013
Taylor Davis replied to Hugues's discussion Tiger motors-propellers combinations for an heavy lift octocopter in the group ArduCopter User Group
"What do you guys think about either of these Foxtech motors and using their 17 or 18 inch…"
Sep 27, 2013
Dan Ho replied to Taylor Davis's discussion Arduplane 2.73 HIL and Sim Issues
"Hi Jonti, I finally found the documentation, especially this: http://plane.ardupilot.com/wiki/tecs-total-energy-control-system-for-speed-height-tuning-guide/ I have to hand it to these guys - they've done a great job of documenting these…"
Jul 29, 2013
Dan Ho replied to Taylor Davis's discussion Arduplane 2.73 HIL and Sim Issues
"Ok Jonti, I'll try that.  Thanks for the tips.  Glad to hear you figured it out."
Jul 28, 2013
Jonti Olds replied to Taylor Davis's discussion Arduplane 2.73 HIL and Sim Issues
"on firmware hil v2.74b using tecs algo. try setting tecs_time_const to really large numbers well above what you would need in real life say 50. what effect does that have on your simulation? Maybe you have the latency problem that I have? I think…"
Jul 28, 2013
Dan Ho replied to Taylor Davis's discussion Arduplane 2.73 HIL and Sim Issues
"I should clarify - by "porpoising", I didn't mean it oscillates quickly which is what it will do if Servo Pitch P is set too high - I know this value is ok because I increased it until the pitch control was very under-damped and then…"
Jul 28, 2013
Jonti Olds replied to Taylor Davis's discussion Arduplane 2.73 HIL and Sim Issues
"Hi Dan, I've managed to get the new HIL firmware working. v2.74 in above seem to work. Download the HIL v2.74b or v2.75beta1 ( can get from here http://firmware.diydrones.com/Plane/ ). I initially had problems with calibrating the radio too.…"
Jul 28, 2013
Dan Ho replied to Taylor Davis's discussion Arduplane 2.73 HIL and Sim Issues
"Taylor & Jonti, Did you figure out what the problems were?  I've got MP 1.2.62 and the radio cal doesn't work there either. I can fly the PT60 plane in X-Plane ok although even that has a problem - it's unstable in Circle and…"
Jul 28, 2013
Taylor Davis commented on vis.asta's blog post Gimbal for Canon 5D mkIII test...
"Which motors are you using?"
Jul 26, 2013
Taylor Davis commented on Torkel Danielsson's blog post Oculus FPV - First Flight
"I would like this to happen for sure!!"
Jul 14, 2013

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I'm a 30 year old commercial helicopter and airplane pilot with a big background in computers and a active interest in RC/Autonomous Aircraft hobby.
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I want to build a VTOL FPV Drone with close to an hour of flight time,

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