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can't fly with larger / better props

Started Oct 28, 2013 0 Replies

I have a large quad setup and flying…Continue

3D Robotics' Chris Anderson discusses a drone-filled future (video)

Started Nov 20, 2012 0 Replies

3D Robotics' Chris Anderson discusses a drone-filled future (video) …Continue

fail safe setup

Started this discussion. Last reply by ben Jan 31, 2013. 3 Replies

I'm looking for some help with the basic's of setting up fail safe. When ground testing, is there any way to check in the GUI that failsafe is working? And to show what's supposed to happen once its…Continue

auto mode

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Berfield Nov 12, 2012. 3 Replies

I created a very basic auto flight plan with only a few waypoints. I take off and setup in a hover. Then I activate auto mode via a switch. The copter just go's straight up in the air very high. it…Continue

 

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captaingeek commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post Trappy's Counsel File Motion To Dismiss
"GOOD! burn his ass at the stake. He's taking advantage of our hobby and breaking the law. He should be jailed / deported."
Oct 28, 2013
captaingeek posted a discussion

can't fly with larger / better props

I have a large quad setup and flying well with 12" cheap props. Its setup so it can definitely run larger props. But when I try to use some nice 13" apc props I can't seem to get it to fly in a stable manner. trying to lower stable p and rate p slowly, little of each one at a time but having a heck of a time. what am I missing? …See More
Oct 28, 2013
captaingeek replied to Oliver's discussion APM 2.5 Firmware Upload Verify Fail
"OK been a few months. Decided to plug my APM in today and try to figure out hows going on and it powered up normally. This leads me to believe that I got a faulty board. I don't want to try and fly this thing and have to turn off on me in…"
Oct 26, 2013
captaingeek replied to Shyam Balasubramanian's discussion IDEA Required: For a Master Thesis Project.
"Or here's another idea... microwave power transmission! and a base station that tracks the UAV."
Oct 10, 2013
captaingeek replied to Oliver's discussion APM 2.5 Firmware Upload Verify Fail
"I'm very concerned and upset too. My APM 2.5 is dead after less then a year and it shouldn't be. I spent the extra bucks on the legit board from 3d robo and I expected higher quality it to last longer then this. Im not definite that…"
Oct 10, 2013
captaingeek replied to Markus B's discussion APM 2.5 slow blinking red LED, no contact with MP. Reprogram 32U2 OK.
"I have the same problem on a APM2.5 with very light use, no abuse. Just happened 1 day. It was running fine, no changes we're made as far as hardware or software. Powered up left it for a few minutes to get GPS lock the heard the ESC's…"
Oct 10, 2013
captaingeek replied to Stefano Santucci's discussion APM 2.5 dead but alive (led) in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Same exact behavior except I have a red alive led"
Sep 2, 2013
captaingeek replied to Stefano Santucci's discussion APM 2.5 dead but alive (led) in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Same problem here. Apm 2.5 less than a year old. Never abused. Just flew a few packs no problem. Plugged in a fresh pack and let GPS lock. After a couple of minutes it died. Esc's started beeping like signal was lost. Plug it in and less flash,…"
Sep 2, 2013
mohd fitri replied to captaingeek's discussion LED stripe setup
"wana asked can this ioboard function without using APM FC ?"
Aug 22, 2013
ben replied to captaingeek's discussion fail safe setup
"hi guys, im having a similar problem not sure if u can help . ive activated failsafe mines a ardurover, howeva even when i turn off my controller / receiver my outputs / motors keep turning. u got any ideas on how to change parameters or something…"
Jan 31, 2013
Gary McCray commented on captaingeek's blog post Video Series on how to fly rc helicopters / quad copters
"Nice intro series of videos. My dog stays under my desk during indoor copter fests. Definitely points up the innate survivability and relative safety of very small quadcopters especially for learning."
Jan 9, 2013
captaingeek posted a blog post

Video Series on how to fly rc helicopters / quad copters

  Video Series on how to fly rc helicopters / quad copters. The video above is one of the last videos in the series. Maybe a little basic for most here but good for beginners. Complete playlist here:See More
Jan 9, 2013
captaingeek commented on Marco's blog post Italian Enthusiasm - Above the Clouds Drone
"nice job"
Jan 3, 2013
captaingeek commented on Manfred Dickgiesser's blog post T-Rex 600E Pro setup
"very nice work!! clean job."
Jan 2, 2013
Andrew Polson replied to captaingeek's discussion fail safe setup
"I have my failsafe set up with the radio rather than the controllers too be honest. Fly & tune it too make sure it's good then test the rtl function to make sure it does. Land 7 disconnect power. Then make sure the transmitter is in the…"
Dec 4, 2012
captaingeek commented on Marooned's blog post Configure LEDs and beeper in Mission Planner
"very awesome, this should be integrated with the rest of the code!"
Nov 29, 2012

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Video Series on how to fly rc helicopters / quad copters

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 8:30am 1 Comment

 

 

Video Series on how to fly rc helicopters / quad copters. The video above is one of the last videos in the series. Maybe a little basic for most here but good for beginners.

 

Complete playlist here:…

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APM test flight of the Ace Quad Copter

Posted on November 28, 2012 at 10:00am 0 Comments

  This is my first real test flight of the APM 2.5 on my Ace Quad copter.

 

Its a pretty good demo of what it can do. During the manual control I switch back and forth between stabilize and loiter modes.

 

0:00 - 1:30 warm up

1:30 start auto mode following waypoints

2:30 max altitude of about 60 meters

3:00 start heading…

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