CORRECTION: During this video I say GPS operates on 900mhz, which is not correct. According to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPS#Satellite_frequencies) GPS operates on 1.57542 GHz (L1 signal) and 1.2276 GHz (L2 signal). I apologize for the error.
Here are a few tips when mounting your APM to your RC craft.
This is a part…Continue
Concept Drawing/Rough Draft Sketch…Continue
On this video I demonstrate how to connect your APM to the mission planner so you can test the onboard sensor's functionality.
So far I've gotten positive feedback on these Beginner to Expert videos, so I'll keep churnin' em out in hopes that future DIYD'ers can be helped by them. Check out the dedicated page on MyGeekShow: …Continue
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Step by step process to load firmware to your APM. Actually not too difficult, finding the COM port is probably the hardest step.
Over the next few weeks/months I'll be doing a large set of videos like this one, see the full complete series here: …Continue
The next video for How-To APM that I'll be doing. Of course I'll move on to more advanced features over the next few days & weeks, but this should help someone who is totally new to DIYD get started.
Nothing too complex here, simply how to download and install the mission planner. Hopefully someone down the road who is totally lost will find this video via search and find what they are looking for.
Here is a link to…Continue
It's my turn to give back! As a way of saying thank you to all of you who have helped me along the way, I'm going to focus the next dozen or so Beginner to Expert videos on the APM!
I've been doing free "Beginner to Expert" videos over the last few months where I focus on a single principle and do a tutorial or a how-to that hopefully, will help others along in the hobby. The APM videos are specifically aimed at helping those who are brand…Continue
This is Episode 7 - UAS - Telemetry
DroneCafe - The…Continue
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:…Continue
Just sharing that the Aeromapper UAV is now ready to order with the new parachute recovery system.
Will very briefly describe a typical mission sequence so the basic setup of parachute + APM2.5 is explained (at the end). We think simplicity is king:
1. Assuming flight mission…Continue
When started assembling my quadcopter I hated the thought of having to drill holes in the HobbyKing frame kits to get the APM2 mounted.
So I took some measurements, made these adapters in Google SketchUp and submitting them to Shapeways:…Continue
An Incredible Adventure! by Chapelat Daniel [with translation mistakes by Mike Pursifull]
First of all, thank you to the developers, to Google, and for the Xbee telemetry module (without these accessories and associated MediaTek GPS and APM Mission…Continue
These instructions explain how to set up a Spektrum DX7 transmitter for 6 different flight modes, using just the 3 position Flaps switch (in combination with the Rudder switch). This way you'll use just one channel for the flight modes and leave the Gear and Aux2 channel open ...
(note that you have to use…Continue