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setting xbee pro to 115200

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Anderson Dec 2, 2010. 3 Replies

 Digi's X-CTU utility only lets you set the buad rate up to 52600... I need to set my xbee's baud rate to match the APM baud rate of 115200..anyone know how to do this? Best,Toby Continue

Using 4 cell and 5 cell lipos with arducopter

Started this discussion. Last reply by Arthur P. Meiners Dec 1, 2010. 2 Replies

Hello all, on a quest to gain longer flight times with my arducopter, I'd like to know if it is ok to use a 4 cell 14.8v or 5cell 15.8 volt lipo battery? Best,Toby Continue

Did I blow my outputs?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ellison Chan Oct 28, 2011. 36 Replies

Hello, I got to the point in my first quad arducopter build where  it came time to load the code, exciting!With everything connected, (including ESCs) I proceeded to power up the board via USB.The…Continue

Wiring ArduCopter w/ no power distribution PCB

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ramon Nov 23, 2011. 6 Replies

Greetings DIY guys, I've been waiting for the ArduCopter frames to become available.and would like to build a custom frame in the interim...the ArduCopter Manual shows power distribution  PCB....is…Continue

 

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Toby Stein replied to Andreas's discussion ESC arming issue (Turnigy Plush 40)
"Hi Vishal, thanks for the reply. I have a Spektrum DX8 tx and AR7010 rx. I manualy calibrated each ESC and each worked fine when seperately hooked up to the rx. I'm using the PDB fron diydrones store. The only other work around…"
Feb 17, 2012
Toby Stein replied to Andreas's discussion ESC arming issue (Turnigy Plush 40)
"So, I received my purple board, hooked it up, loaded the latest coad with the mission planner, everything checks out, board arms but no response from motors. I also tried the work around it did not work. Any help much Appreciated. Thanks! Toby"
Feb 17, 2012
Ramon replied to Toby Stein's discussion Wiring ArduCopter w/ no power distribution PCB
"Hi Toby,   How do yo solve the problem ? We have the same problem and I would like to avoid making a new PCB.   Thanks, Ramon"
Nov 23, 2011
Ellison Chan replied to Toby Stein's discussion Did I blow my outputs?
"The problem is a myth.  As Chris said above, the worse that happens is you cause a brown out on the APM board.  This is because the USB is not able to power the board and the ESCs at the same time.   What may happen with the fast…"
Oct 28, 2011
Marianne Antonio replied to Toby Stein's discussion Did I blow my outputs?
"Hi! When this is done, would that also affect the inputs of the RC?"
Oct 28, 2011
John Holloway replied to Toby Stein's discussion ArduStation Power Supply
"Hi Again I have just been reading through earlier posts on the site and have adjusted the pots on the control board and my display has popped up, so all is good. cheers John"
Jun 24, 2011
John Holloway replied to Toby Stein's discussion ArduStation Power Supply
"Hi I have just finished the assembly of the Ardustation and have uploaded the script, does the screen have to be powered separately as mine does not have any display when powered up. Just to confirm I have connected a 9 volt power supply to the…"
Jun 24, 2011
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May 6, 2011
Toby Stein replied to Zahi J. Younis's discussion Does ArduCopter RC2 hard to fly?
"Hello, I've experienced the same problems with rc-2. Rc-1 worked soo much better. I'm actually looking for a copy of rc-1 so that I can fly again..  Would happen to have a copy you could send…"
Apr 30, 2011
Sebastian Gralla replied to Toby Stein's discussion Did I blow my outputs?
"you need to cut the 3 positive cables, leave all negative connected"
Feb 23, 2011
Mark replied to Toby Stein's discussion Did I blow my outputs?
"I have just returned to DIY drones after a break and I am starting a new project basically adding Arducopter to a gaui330x.  My hardware arrived today and I just wanted to check on this issue before trying to hook everything up later…"
Feb 23, 2011
Mickele replied to Toby Stein's discussion Did I blow my outputs?
"Done, everything is well connected and working as supposed"
Feb 21, 2011

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Chris Anderson replied to Toby Stein's discussion Did I blow my outputs?
"If it says "The USB port is drawing too much power" that means that you created a short in your soldering. This is VERY BAD. Go back and check all connections before plugging it in again."
Feb 20, 2011
Mickele replied to Toby Stein's discussion Did I blow my outputs?
"Hmm, I did not read the 3 pages, so excuse me and ignore if I am saying something wrong. I had the same problem several times, disconnecting the battery and forgetting the USB, though I never fried anything because my PC cuts off the power on the…"
Feb 20, 2011
Toby Stein commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Here's the page for local DIY Drones fly/meetup groups. Add yours (or make one)!
"Los Angeles Area"
Feb 13, 2011
Toby Stein commented on Sandro Benigno's blog post 3D ArduPilot Mega Assembly
"Hey Sandro, I'm modeling a custom arducopter frame..I'd like to show the actual APM/oilpan on the frame. Do you share your models? Can I have a copy of the APM model? any plans on modeling the oilpan?   Best, Toby"
Dec 18, 2010

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quad rotor and up flying machines
aerial photagraphy
FPV
out of sight RC flight
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gopro HD on arducopter

Posted on November 16, 2010 at 10:41am 0 Comments

gopro above sunset horse ranch from Quadroid on Vimeo.



here is a pleasant suprise while hovering above the tree tops in hollywood,… Continue

arducopter maiden flight

Posted on November 12, 2010 at 9:00am 4 Comments

APM/oilpan quad 1st build from Tolabus Stein on Vimeo.

Arducopter flying on a frame I built from scratch.. Thank you Chris! The new APM worked like a charm.

And thanks to the rest of the DIY DRONES community. This is a way…

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