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RTL using GPS breadcrumbs - New RTL mode?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fête Mobile Feb 25, 2013. 1 Reply

How difficult would it be to record GPS coordinates as you flew and then use those breadcrumbs to retrace the way back home when RTL mode is selected or as failsafe on signal loss? instead of jumping…Continue

Tags: mode, failsafe, breadcrumbs, RTL

New APM2 won't connect via USB. "No Heartbeat Packet Received" error

Started this discussion. Last reply by JeffBetts_KK4MTC Jul 21, 2012. 2 Replies

I just finished building my first tricopter and have been trying everything I can to connect to upload and configure the firmware via Mission Planner 1.1.98. It times out and gives "No Heartbeat…Continue

Tags: APM2, MAVLINK

 

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JeffBetts_KK4MTC replied to Josh Gluck's discussion trouble with pitch: dji f330 w apm2 and ac3.01 in the group ArduCopter User Group
"I think you may be adjusting the wrong parameters. 4.5 seems too high for pitch/roll stab P values. I think you are adjusting the 'stick response' values, which I always leave at 4.5, or 45deg. My stab values are in 0.015 to 0.15 depending…"
Dec 5, 2013
JeffBetts_KK4MTC commented on Alexander LeBrun's blog post ArduPilot Purple + Skywalker X8 + FPV = Summer Loving
"Arrato, The defaults worked in stabilize, but I found they needed to be turned down a bit to keep it smooth, but beware of using others PID settings. Chances are your servos, servo arms or control surface brackets are mounted in different locations…"
Sep 7, 2013
JeffBetts_KK4MTC replied to Edgar Scott's discussion Getting latest update for my AMP 2.5 from mission planner gives error in the group ArduCopter User Group
"I started getting the same error when trying to update my Hex about 10 days ago. I shelved it in hopes that the problem would be discovered, as it seems to have. I have updater.exe in MP root directory, dated May 25, 2013."
Aug 30, 2013
JeffBetts_KK4MTC commented on Tommy Larsen's blog post Skywalker X8 hand injury
"I had a very similar result ONCE. Now I use a shortened version of my high-start bungee to get it airborn, then kick in the motor once the launch link/ring has dropped. It was a 13.6x5 that got me three times. Never again."
Jun 10, 2013
JeffBetts_KK4MTC commented on Bryan Galusha's blog post iOS Groundstation on indiegogo
"Awesome. I'll be glad to help beta test it. I have multicopters and fixed-wings flying with APMs."
Mar 22, 2013
JeffBetts_KK4MTC commented on Bryan Galusha's blog post iOS Groundstation on indiegogo
"I just backed it. Can't wait!"
Mar 21, 2013
Fête Mobile replied to JeffBetts_KK4MTC's discussion RTL using GPS breadcrumbs - New RTL mode?
"I'd like to see this as well.  I recall coming across a function to assign a spare channel to "save waypoint".  I've always wondered what those waypoints were used for. "
Feb 25, 2013
JeffBetts_KK4MTC replied to Bret C's discussion Aircraft is undershooting waypoint altitude - what am I doing wrong? in the group ArduPlane User Group
"Or tape a piece of foam over the APM's barometer/altimeter to protect it from the wind, if you aren't using the case and piece of foam they now provide for new 2.5's and see if this helps. You can blow onto the altimeter and affect…"
Feb 18, 2013
JeffBetts_KK4MTC replied to Brady D's discussion Connection Error in APM Mission Planner with wireless telem
"I'm having this same problem. I'm using MP 1.2.34 and ArduCopter 2.9.1 for Tricopter. I had been able to use my 915mhz 3DR radios until I powered up and a friend connected to my tri when trying to connect to his quad, since we were both…"
Feb 8, 2013
JeffBetts_KK4MTC replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter 2.9 released
"I've got everything back together and have flown 2.9 three more times and am very impressed with the AltHold and loiter, even in strong winds! The initial motor pause still keeps me on my toes, but then the magic happens! Even without sonar, it…"
Jan 22, 2013
JeffBetts_KK4MTC replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter 2.9 released
"I don't think this will solve my problem, because the APM knows my throttle stick position based on the PWM value being transmitted by my DX8. If I'm hovering at 25% stick (say 1250 PWM) in Stabilize and switch to Alt_Hold, I need to push…"
Jan 22, 2013
JeffBetts_KK4MTC replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter 2.9 released
"I may have just figured out my crash. I just put 3200mah back into my 3300mah battery that has some cycles on it. Is there any way to tell if an ESC hit low-voltage cutoff based on the .log data?  I'm repairing the broken arm and yaw…"
Jan 21, 2013
JeffBetts_KK4MTC replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter 2.9 released
"If I'm overpowered, would it help to curve throttle so hover is near 50% mark instead of 30%?"
Jan 21, 2013
JeffBetts_KK4MTC replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter 2.9 released
"Just when you think you have it figured out, gravity wins. I've been flying tricopters APM2 since 2.5 and have had tremendous success. I couldn't wait to install 2.9 and take advantage of the new features. I added some 1/4" foam…"
Jan 20, 2013
JeffBetts_KK4MTC replied to Iman's discussion Airframe suggestion for indoor autonomous flight using APM 2.5 in the group ArduPlane User Group
"How about a GWS Slo-Stick? The wing is large enough to get your gear in the air without too much speed and large control surfaces work well as slow speeds."
Jan 7, 2013
JeffBetts_KK4MTC replied to Stan's discussion Lawmate 1000mw tx with DX8 - can this work ? in the group ArduCopter User Group
"I believe you need to use a different frequency for video tx/rx and rc controls. Even though the DX8 is FHSS, I've read to always use a different freq for each signal transmitted, and separate the antennae as much as possible to get best…"
Dec 29, 2012

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