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3D Air module Red LED on solid

Started this discussion. Last reply by Aerhead Oct 30, 2012. 4 Replies

The 3D radios have worked very well for 6 weeks and after a little crash the air module has the red LED on solid and no green LED.  I've tried to connect to 3D config and I get "failed to enter…Continue

APM 2 octo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adam Rivera Feb 20, 2012. 1 Reply

Does APM 2 support octos?Continue

 

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Aerhead replied to max246's discussion Altitude holder problems
"I've turned down to .01 and up to .5 and saw no change in the up and down very fast changes.  The sonar is working but the FC does not seam to use it even though it is enabled. I have the octo flying well in Altitude Hold and loiter if I…"
Sep 11, 2013

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Aerhead replied to max246's discussion Altitude holder problems
"I have an octo that I flashed with 3.0.1 firmware. If I disable the sonar, altitude hold is quite good.   When I enable sonar I can see the sonar work in CLI.  It reads from 20 cm up to 75 cm.  For testing the sensor is mounted…"
Sep 11, 2013

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Aerhead commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post T3 season two, the multirotor one.
"Enrico The first of the many tasks I would like to accomplish is precision photos of crops and the Autoquad is ready to do what now.  The rest of the tasks are closer to the ground so the Autoquad will need more sensors and more precise GPS to…"
Apr 14, 2013

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Aerhead commented on Aerhead's blog post AQ Octo
"Gary Building a long endurance octo is my next project.  I've ordered the props for testing.  Shooting for one hour of flight time while have the redundancy and smooth flying that an octo brings. Larry"
Apr 13, 2013
Gary McCray commented on Aerhead's blog post AQ Octo
"Looks Good Larry, Nice Cube. Definitely going to start looking into longer endurance / better efficiency. From what I can see, Autoquad appears to have tighter precision than our APM's current non-inertially compensated release. But I think our…"
Apr 13, 2013

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Aerhead posted a blog post

AQ Octo

Hi  I have an Autoquad Cube challenge to post.  I'm a farmer and as soon I saw the first quad I knew that I wanted to use that type of aircraft as a tool for farming.  For the last seven years I've built multicopters using many of the opensource autopilots. The Autoquad is the first autopilot that is getting close to the precision that I'll need to do the tasks I have in mind for multicopters.  Everything to do with multicopters has been a challenge for me because of little background in…See More
Apr 13, 2013

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Aerhead commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post T3 season two, the multirotor one.
"Hi I have an Autoquad Cube challenge to post.  I'm a farmer and as soon I saw the first quad I knew that I wanted to use that type of aircraft as a tool for farming.  For the last seven years I've built multicopters using many…"
Apr 13, 2013

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Aerhead commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post T3 season two, the multirotor one.
"I have a cube ready to post. The KML and on board video are ready.  What information do you wan't? What is the prize?"
Apr 8, 2013

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Aerhead commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post T3 season two, the multirotor one.
"There are other pilots with autopilot that are ready to compete but what is the prize?"
Apr 3, 2013

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Aerhead replied to Aerhead's discussion 3D Air module Red LED on solid
"I cleaned and inspected the 3D radio with a 10x stereo microscope.  There was some oxidation maybe caused by by the heat shrink.  No difference when I plug in the 3D Air module. Should I try to load firmware? Larry"
Oct 30, 2012

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Aerhead replied to Aerhead's discussion 3D Air module Red LED on solid
"Andrew I'm using the 3D radios on a APM 2 octo and a Autoquad octo at 115k baud. I really miss having them. I ordered a new set yesterday but I could use both sets. Larry"
Oct 30, 2012

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Aerhead replied to Aerhead's discussion 3D Air module Red LED on solid
"Andrew Greatly appreciate the information.  I had the the radio covered with heat shrink but I'll look for anything that looks like it could be causing a short. Larry"
Oct 30, 2012

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Andrew Tridgell replied to Aerhead's discussion 3D Air module Red LED on solid
"Solid red LED means the radio is waiting to receive a firmware. If that happens when you first power it on, then the most likely cause is a short between ground and the CTS pin. When CTS is connected to ground it goes into firmware update mode on…"
Oct 29, 2012

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Aerhead posted a discussion

3D Air module Red LED on solid

The 3D radios have worked very well for 6 weeks and after a little crash the air module has the red LED on solid and no green LED.  I've tried to connect to 3D config and I get "failed to enter command mode".  The ground module connects and I can read the settings.Is there a way to breath new life into dead 3D air module?LarrySee More
Oct 29, 2012

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Aerhead replied to Dan Clemens's discussion variable pitch quad
"R There are a few ESCs that are 6S and have a good governor. http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store For a little more you can get this 12s…"
Sep 13, 2012

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Aerhead replied to Dan Clemens's discussion variable pitch quad
"R If you want to get a real accurate RPM controlling ESC the ESC32 would probably be the way to go. Bill Nesbit said he thought it could work if the PID settings were adjusted for RPM control.  Larry"
Sep 11, 2012

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AQ Octo

Posted on April 13, 2013 at 8:00am 2 Comments

Hi

  I have an Autoquad Cube challenge to post.  I'm a farmer and as soon I saw the first quad I knew that I wanted to use that type of aircraft as a tool for farming.  For the last seven years I've built multicopters using many of the opensource autopilots. The…

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At 12:27pm on March 10, 2012, Darrel Hauer said…

Dear Aerhead,

We great, I'm down in Albert Lea MN. I have owned and flown a 

gyrocopter,which I have sold, and I designed and built a power parachute, which I've flown.My wife and I agreed that I'm not ready to continue flying, so this is my next project.

Happy flying

dhauer

At 12:38pm on March 10, 2012,
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Aerhead
said…

Darrel

I'm in Olivia and my brother and I built and flew a Kolb ultralight in the early 1980's.  For the last five years I've been playing with multicopters and have had a lot of fun with them.  Now that a retired from farming and my wife is also retired, I'll be building more multicopters.  I'll let you know how my test of the sonar goes.

Larry

At 4:46pm on March 16, 2012, Darrel Hauer said…

Thanks for keeping me informed, I am really looking forward to this adventure. This will give me the view of flying without the risk. I'm really looking forward to getting started. I

At 8:45am on July 3, 2012, Patrick L said…

Hi Larry,

Have you considered writing a separate DIYD post about your flat flyer ? The community might be interested.

Patrick

At 9:16am on July 3, 2012,
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Aerhead
said…

I have had it on the Openpilot forum five months ago and have had little interest.  The problem is that my method of control is not at all efficient.  I am not a programmer.  At 60 years old I think it is too much to learn and a little too late for me learn.

I just used two CC boards from openpilot and set one to control four motors like a quad in "+" mode and the other controller to control four motors in the "x" mode.  Then with radio mixing magic it flew the first time I tried it.  I know with the proper mixing scheme programmed in a FC it would be quit easy to do also.  To me it was interesting to see it work and work well.  I tried many different configuration.  The frame was made out of plywood and left over tubing from a Ultralight aircraft I built in the 80s.  The tubing bent easily and I tried about any angle you can think of.  The first way i tried it worked best.  40 degrees of tilt up and 40 degrees tilt down.  More angle and it's too inefficient and less it does not develop enough side thrust to fight wind.  It could only fly well in about 10mph wind or less.

Larry 

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