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Problem downloading Arduplane Dataflash Logs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wessie Dec 1, 2014. 4 Replies

Hey guys, hoping is just me doing something silly, but I am having problems downloading my log files after the recent Arduplane firmware update. We had some AWESOME long range flights this weekend,…Continue

Mission planner CLI wont talk to AP 2.74

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Oborne Oct 16, 2013. 1 Reply

Hi MichaelI still have some 1280 APM1 boards, that I dont want to throw away  just yet, so want to use them for ArduPlane purposes.The Previous code, 2.74, still works on the APM1 1280, but for setup…Continue

APM 2.6 Magnetic Interference

Started Oct 2, 2013 0 Replies

Hi guys, Thought I would ping the experts on the expected magfield values for the APM 2.6 (external mag)I have one on the desk connected by only the USB cable, and Im getting 250.The one in my…Continue

Mission Planner Feature Request 1.2.81

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wessie Oct 13, 2013. 12 Replies

Hi MichaelWould you be able to do the following, it would make log analisys so much easier.…Continue

Tags: log, graph, request, feature

 

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Latest Activity

Guy Fuller commented on Wessie's group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"Ah! Finally after having to repair my Y6 from an unfortunate mishap back in December I was able to get a really good flight tonight.  I've been having issues with what I though the controls being reversed.  Seems my Taranis had the…"
Thursday
DG commented on Wessie's group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"@ David Anders I incorrectly assumed he already had 4s since mentioning the 1045 (figured he meant 1047) props. He has the 2013 Y6 then. I thought it was 1047 top and 1147 bottom for that version on 3s and Y6A configuration. If it is using…"
Jan 4
Felipe Rabat commented on Wessie's group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"@Vu Tran I sent an e-mail earlier.  All I have gotten so far is a link to the ESC calibration page.  Not sure if I did not make it clear that I ran twice the ESC calibrations, so the link does not really help me all that much...  And…"
Jan 2

Moderator
David Anders commented on Wessie's group Arducopter Y6 Owners
" DG, not quite true.  We were running 3S 5000s for quite a while and they were more than fine.  It was only until we started lifting heavier weights that we made the jump to 4S.  If Nishid has the 3S batteries already, then…"
Jan 2
DG commented on Wessie's group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"Nishid, you need 4s not 3s no matter which battery is chosen. What exactly did you buy? I should mention that 3DR is using MS 4s 10000mah 10c batteries on their flagship X8.  I see no reason why they wouldn't work on a Y6. That said, I…"
Jan 2

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Vu Tran commented on Wessie's group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"Hi Felipe, please give us a call or email and we'll help you out! Email: help@3drobotics.com or call us at (858) 225-1414.  "
Jan 2
Nishid commented on Wessie's group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"but will MS 3s 5200 and 4000 be good on hexacopter?? I got these battery today."
Jan 2
Felipe Rabat commented on Wessie's group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"Update; motor is fine.  ESC is the one acting up..."
Jan 2
Felipe Rabat commented on Wessie's group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"OK, doing some inspection, it seems my #6 motor is toast...  Must have had some defect or something, because when checking, all cables are fine, but after testing, I touched the motor, and it was HOT (all others were not).  So, back to…"
Jan 2
Felipe Rabat commented on Wessie's group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"Oh, and by the way, I forgot to mention, I drained my wife's car's battery while charging the Y6, so she is not exactly happy about the Y6 right now...  Luckily, I had my other car here, so I just jumped her, but still, she is not so…"
Jan 1
Felipe Rabat commented on Wessie's group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"Man, I am so ticked off at myself...  I  m moving from Panama to Costa Rica, and I made sure to build the Y6 before moving, as I wanted to fly it before I moved.  Well, after doing ALL the preflight stuff, I took it to an empty field…"
Jan 1
DG commented on Wessie's group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"Oh and yeah, Nishid you need 4s for that Y6B. "
Dec 29, 2014
DG commented on Wessie's group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"True they are not meant for constant high throttle and the voltage will drop and not give much better flight time at all over say a 35c battery of similar weight, but I've found they consistently give better flight times than higher c rate…"
Dec 29, 2014
Flying Buddha commented on Wessie's group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"I would have to agree with @David Anders. For my 3DR 2013 Y6, I find a 4S 6000mah Nano-Tech is a perfect balance between weight and performance. I have tried those MS in my quadcopter, but found they didn't give the "quick power…"
Dec 29, 2014

Moderator
David Anders commented on Wessie's group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"This may be a little late, but I would thoroughly recommend running a 4S and at least 5000mah. "
Dec 29, 2014
Nishid commented on Wessie's group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"I ordered MS 3s 5200 and 4000 mah battery"
Dec 29, 2014

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X-UAV Talon Unboxing Video NOW LIVE

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 10:54pm 39 Comments

 

Our first small batch of Talon UAV aircraft have arrived!  Unpacked the first one, (naturally that will be my very own) and must say i am so far impressed with what I see. I think this is going to kick the Skywalker's @ss!

 

Checked the net, and found only a russian version of the…

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About the only use a DJI Phantom is good for

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 11:10pm 12 Comments

Just kidding of course!

How to scare the porridge out of the kids this halloween

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 2:30am 25 Comments

Stole this from Model airplane News, thought the effect is stunning!

Gonna send some people running!! LOL

Meet Big Bertha and the Boys

Posted on September 9, 2011 at 2:22am 10 Comments

 

Hi Diy'ers

 

Thought I would share my latest Project with you, and keep a running log of our progress. Your comments and suggestions are most welcome!

 

The Team :

Wessie van der Westhuizen a.k.a…

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Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 10:42pm on November 20, 2011, Gustav Kuhn said…

Mmm, very quiet here......

And the weather sucks, wind, rain, wind, rain......................

At 8:55am on October 17, 2013, Cronselaar said…

Hi

What will the pricing be on your talon kit? And if you need anyone to demo or test i'm up for it... Mechanical engineering student ( final year) at NWU Pukke... I'm also involved with the anti-poaching competition and will also be entering a team.

Kind Regards

Gerrit

cronselaar@gmail.com

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