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RPM

Started Mar 25 0 Replies

Hello All,Does anyone know of a way to have the APM measure motor rpm and report it back via telemetry to mission planner?Thanks,TedContinue

orientation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ted Van Slyck Jul 10, 2013. 3 Replies

Hi guys,I'm installing APM 2.0 in my plane and have the board oriented as in the picture. Which orientation should I select for AHRS_ORIENTATION? I think it should be roll 270 yaw 180, but I cannot…Continue

firmware not uploading

Started this discussion. Last reply by Monroe Lee King Jr. Jun 24, 2013. 14 Replies

I have two APM 2.0's that will not upload firmware. In MP 1.2.53 when I select a firmware to upload (doesn't matter which one) The firmware update process hangs on "reading hex file" at about 85…Continue

unexpected behavior in auto takeoff

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ted Van Slyck Mar 28, 2013. 2 Replies

Hey everyone,I have done auto takeoffs before, but today my mission had a hiccup.I flew the copter to the home position I programmed, landed, disarmed, armed, and just got the props turning, then…Continue

 

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Ted Van Slyck replied to Forrest Frantz's discussion Mission Planner Mavlink Won't Connect (No Heatbeat Packets Received)
"I'm stumped. I'd try telemetry, but the situation does not sound good. Have you used the receiver on anything else since? Maybe it caused a short.."
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Ted Van Slyck replied to Forrest Frantz's discussion Mission Planner Mavlink Won't Connect (No Heatbeat Packets Received)
"Have you tried a different USB cable? What about connecting via telemetry to narrow things down a bit? My old APM 2.0's have been through the ringer and often have USB connection problems. Telemetry to the rescue!"
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Ted Van Slyck commented on Graham Dyer's blog post Prop testing on a 'copter
"I'm surprised no one has posted the math yet, so I'll do it 10x4.7 = 7.44 g / watt 11x4.7 = 7.21 grams / watt 12x3.8 = 7.09 grams / watt Honestly, I'd say for 5500' those are pretty good numbers. At sea level I bet they would be…"
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Ted Van Slyck commented on Brandon Frazer's blog post UAV and UAV Landing Platform close to completion!
"The way the rover moves is very cool and novel. I like your transmitter too, I am working on a DIY transmitter myself. "
Apr 17

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Ted Van Slyck commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post Emergency Auto Landing - APM saves sUAV
"@mP1  Regarding the penetration of objects, I agree. However at relatively close range that's not a problem, and at a far range its just a bad idea (heeding LOS recommendations and all) Its obviously totally possible to have a video…"
Apr 17

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Ted Van Slyck replied to Bill B's discussion Extreme servo travel on APM 2.5 boot
"I agree, this needs to be changed. I wish I knew how....Drives me nuts, but I've managed so far as well. "
Apr 16

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Ted Van Slyck commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post Emergency Auto Landing - APM saves sUAV
"@Hugues, I'm not sure. For close range flying 2.4 control and 5.8 video is totally acceptable. 2 miles on that setup is not much of a challenge with a CP cloverleaf and helical diversity setup. Honestly, lets face it: the days of 20km out and…"
Apr 16

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Ted Van Slyck commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post Emergency Auto Landing - APM saves sUAV
"Your control frequency should always be the lowest frequency on your ship. Therefore is you use 2.4 ghz, 5.8 has to be your video. I'd recommend a UHF system. Exciting video, love your series. "
Apr 16

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Ted Van Slyck commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Ohio drone user charged for obstructing an accident scene
"Well, if they charged Trappy with 91.13, Careless and Reckless, they could just as easily pin this guy with 91.119, operation over a congested area below 1,000'.  Which brings up a point: AC 91-57 clearly states it is recommended to fly…"
Apr 15

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Ted Van Slyck replied to Mark Van Haze's discussion Kerosene jet with Arduplane crash analysis
"How is your APM powered? "
Apr 14

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Ted Van Slyck replied to Matt's discussion Show your setup! in the group FX-61 Phantom
"I just started flying the FX61 and decided to go small on the motor. I'm running an old quadcopter motor, 2836 750kv swinging a 10x5 apc style prop on a 3s 5Ah. In flight current draw is between 2 and 2.5 amps at 1/2 throttle where it flies…"
Apr 6

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Ted Van Slyck replied to Paul Cremin's discussion Arducopter versus Mikrokopter
"For what its worth: I switched from Mikrokopter to Arducopter about 2 years ago because MK was so narrowly focused (no airplanes) and IMO difficult to use. The speed controllers were also especially unreliable (at least back then I wasn't good…"
Apr 4

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Ted Van Slyck replied to Quentin Mayberry's discussion Does wind badly affect the APM?
"What props are you running? If suddenly vibes went up and the only change is gusty wind that could be the issue. My APC 12x3.8 props make a buzz noise when the quad rapidly corrects in wind. I have some stiff 11" carbon fiber props that run…"
Mar 25

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Ted Van Slyck posted a discussion

RPM

Hello All,Does anyone know of a way to have the APM measure motor rpm and report it back via telemetry to mission planner?Thanks,TedSee More
Mar 25

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Ted Van Slyck commented on Philip's blog post Rise of the clones
"Thank you for putting the pressure on Hobbyking to comply. Does the Creative Commons actually apply internationally? Is it enforceable in any way?."
Mar 21

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Ted Van Slyck commented on X-Winder's blog post Another FAA Incident
"The team could fly their players to games on a 737 under part 91 and it would not be considered commercial use. So how does shooting a picture qualify as such. FAR part 1 defines commercial use and this does not qualify. The Faa is out of line."
Mar 18

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I enjoy designing and building model planes.
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My job is soon to be replaced by UAS....so if you cant beat em, join em!
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FPV Camera Mount

Posted on April 18, 2013 at 8:44pm 4 Comments

I can't be the only one who has had some trouble coming up with a good way to mount an FPV camera on their quad. So I designed a simple snap together mount that I would like to share! This thing presses together and glues to your frame with some hot glue. It weighs 5 grams. I designed it with universal (should…

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Vibration Reduction

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 11:14pm 15 Comments

                                                                 With the recent release of APM 2.9x for Arducopter, reducing vibration has…

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EPP FPV Wing Project

Posted on October 24, 2012 at 8:19pm 18 Comments

I have designed my own flying wing and had it cut from flyingfoam. I would love the input of some of the members of DIYDRONES. The span is 60", I chose an MH60 airfoil and added about 2 deg washout. I cutout the motor mount and servo mounts on my CNC router.…

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Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 9:31am on December 26, 2012, Stefan M. said…

hi exaustgas. :)

I read that you set up your HK EPP FPV in october. does it work well with your params?

cheers, stefan

At 6:02am on December 28, 2012, Stefan M. said…

I haven't bought the apm 2.5+ board yet, because I was afraid that it won't work well with the epp fpv. ;) Maybe I'll order it within the next days. Hopefully the navigation is working well because I live in an alpine area and a navigation failure will lead to an unrecoverable plane.. :P cheers

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