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Apm 2.5 with power module usage on nitro power plane

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Kennedy Oct 12, 2013. 5 Replies

If I want to use a 3s 2200mah lipo to power everything --apm, rx, and servos (nitro motor so no bec/esc), are there any issues with using the power module and leaving the jp1 jumper connected? there…Continue

Tags: module, power, Nitro

repairs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim P Nov 8, 2012. 9 Replies

I crashed my apm2-equipped airplane a week ago and need to get the apm repaired. I sent email to the store's technical support and received an automated 'thanks for your email' response. It's been…Continue

apm2 altitude hold in auto mode (airplane)

Started this discussion. Last reply by multiblitz Mar 8. 16 Replies

Hello, new member. I have searched the site a lot about this without any luck. I'm using apm2 in a Great Planes Stick 60 airplane. The software version is very recent, no more than a week or so old (…Continue

Tags: airplane, auto, hold, altitude

 

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multiblitz replied to Tim P's discussion apm2 altitude hold in auto mode (airplane)
"I am curious...is this still an open issue ? BEcause I had today the same phenomen: With Airspeed-Sensor enabled (why would you otherwise want one ? Buy it, build it in and than discable it ???): Manual, Stabilize, FBWA: All sweet. Cruise:…"
Mar 8
Richard Kennedy replied to Tim P's discussion Apm 2.5 with power module usage on nitro power plane
"That's exactly what I did. That 2000mah Nimh battery is REAL strong! I have a led bat monitor on my plane connected to that and I can fly all day and it's still showing a strong charge. I have 1400 mah lipo on the APM side and it's…"
Oct 12, 2013
Tim P replied to Tim P's discussion Apm 2.5 with power module usage on nitro power plane
"Thanks, all. I left jp1 out and used a 2000 mah nimh on the output side and the lipo/power module. it worked fine."
Oct 4, 2013
UAS_Pilot replied to Tim P's discussion Apm 2.5 with power module usage on nitro power plane
"Is there another current monitor that can handle it so that one could still see battery voltage and amp. If so how/where would it be connected? "
Oct 4, 2013
Wessie replied to Tim P's discussion Apm 2.5 with power module usage on nitro power plane
"Agreed. All the Aircraft servos could be too much of a drain on the PM, causing a brownout on the APM. Use a 5-8A UBEC instead."
Oct 4, 2013
Phil P replied to Tim P's discussion Apm 2.5 with power module usage on nitro power plane
"Personally I would use a BEC for the servos and leave Jp1 off."
Sep 29, 2013
Tim P posted a discussion

Apm 2.5 with power module usage on nitro power plane

If I want to use a 3s 2200mah lipo to power everything --apm, rx, and servos (nitro motor so no bec/esc), are there any issues with using the power module and leaving the jp1 jumper connected? there are 4 standard-size servos that need to share the power. or do I leave jp1 disconnected and use a separate battery for the servos, just connecting the battery like it was a servo on the output side?
Sep 28, 2013
Tim P commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Introducing the new better, cheaper APM 2.5+ kit (with power supply/sensor, enclosure, new GPS)
"Thanks, Chris. One more question. What is the other deans connector used for? I assumed it went to the esc and that the apm power module sits between the lipo and the esc."
Nov 25, 2012
Tim P commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Introducing the new better, cheaper APM 2.5+ kit (with power supply/sensor, enclosure, new GPS)
"Just so I understand. Can the apm power module be used just for apm power with a separate lipo & esc/bec to power the motor and servos? And the power for the rx comes from the apm power module via the apm board?"
Nov 25, 2012
Tim P replied to Tim P's discussion repairs
"Thanks. I am unwilling to risk another airplane by using the broken unit. I purchased another amp and it arrived today."
Nov 8, 2012
R. D. Starwalt replied to Tim P's discussion repairs
"Have not heard how your fare on this repair but.. I found the Wiki regarding disabling the onboard GPS and using an external unit. HERE -=Doug"
Nov 8, 2012
R. D. Starwalt replied to Tim P's discussion repairs
"Here are the connections in/out of the APM2.0 Note the external GPS connector on the right.   -=Doug"
Nov 3, 2012
R. D. Starwalt replied to Tim P's discussion repairs
"HERE is one thread. ANOTHER thread. If the daughterboard is removed, the magnetometer will go with it... So since the original chip is gone, leave the daughterboard in place. -=Doug    "
Nov 3, 2012
Tim P replied to Tim P's discussion repairs
"On mine, the yellow GPS is totally torn away. Are you saying I can remove the daughter board and replace the GPS with the plug in version and everything should work as before?"
Nov 3, 2012
R. D. Starwalt replied to Tim P's discussion repairs
"Bent pins are not a big deal to fix as long as they do not break off in the process. The 'onboard' GPS has only 6 pins soldered. I soldered mine as I bought the kit version. If it is only the GPS 'daughter board' has popped…"
Nov 2, 2012
Tim P replied to Tim P's discussion repairs
"Board has bent pins. The 'oil pan' with the GPS has the GPS completely torn off. I thought the vendor might at least offer a replacement with a little price break. Another $200 is tough to justify..."
Nov 2, 2012

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