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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

loiter vs wind

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

Hi,I can't seem to get my quad to fight wind. I have a knob set to adjust loiter rate p and set it to min 3.0 and max 7. When I setup in a hover / loiter I get blown around by wind. adjusting the…Continue

props!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Short Nov 7, 2012. 1 Reply

Props make a huge difference. I moved from cheapy flisy 12x3.8 props to 13x4APC props. Due to PID tuning it was barely flyable. But was much more efficient! My question is when moving from 12x6 to…Continue

 

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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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