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  • @F11music.com
    I don't have experience with that specific TX, but you need to get control surfaces to work properly in manual mode first. This is so you can always safely take over. Once you get that working, it is a matter of configuring APM for elevons (assuming you want your ZII to use elevons).
  • Does anyone know how to setup a wing (zephyr ii) with apm1? I'm using a jr x9503 tx and not sure if I set it up for flaperons or delta or normal. I thought I need to have it setup right in the tx so I can fly in manual mode if necessary. I put one servo on first output of apm and second on output 2 and throttle on 3 but when I give up or down pitch. The servos don't move together. In stable mode it works right except the pitch is reversed. The wiki seems to be pretty weak n how to set this up.
  • Does anyone know when camera stabilization will be built into Arduplane?

  • @Bradley,

    Vibration is a killer, you will need to read up on proper vibration dampening.

    This is what we did...


  • I would like to know some of the problems I would face using a NITRO engine instead of Electric.  I have nothing but nitro except a quadcopter.

  • @Chris Anderson 

    I just went thru my copter and original notes I was working on and my impressions, it was my confusion but I assumed that  the tech support or the group that does the support for the copter is DIYDRONES.

    This is not entirely correct. But I should have been informed by the store, they kept sending me to here.

    I went over all the parts, and branding is a hodge-podge of sub-brands. 

    I think for a newcomer it is quite easy to get confused thinking that the DIYDRONES is the support blog for their purchases. 

    The  stores are silent, so they ride this wave. 


  • Awesome, thanks Chris. To my mind, that's all that matters. the rest is just detail ;)

  • 3D Robotics

    Jim: the hardware is 100% open source. The Eagle files are in the product listings.  But by "3DR creates the hardware", I mean "manufactures".

  • @Robert

    Thank you I emailed you already, will talk off-line. 

  • @Dara, I sent you a note, please accept my friend request and we'll discuss further. I may have a solution to your problems that you'll find better than UofT students. ;)  I'm curious to fully understand your situation.

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Cruise speed

Hi,I want to adjust cruise speed.At default settings I have a ground speed of about 42km/h (without airspeed sensor), and I think the optimal speed should be lower. In the mission planner I have value "Cruise speed", default 12m/s. I updated it to 9.5, but don't see any change in actual cruise speed.How to set cruise speed?Are these different settings with RTL speed? For RTL I prefer keep it as is - less efficient, but more reliable.Is it possible to adjust cruise speed during flight, providing…

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Long distance LiPo

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Quad plane pitch problem

Hi I have been setting up 2 quad planes, pretty standard setups...flying wing with 4 vtol motors and a rear mounted pusher motor. Both builds wich are on different firmware versions have reversed pitch in quad mode but correct pitch and pitch stabilisation in plane mode. I cannot for the life of me find a parameter related solely to quad pitch reversal. Is there anyone out there that can help with this? Thanks.

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PreArm Check Error : Gyros inconsistent

Hi guys, I have a Pixhawk from Radiolink and always in every first attempt of armed I get the error "PreArm: Gyro Inconsistent".The most strange thing is that i'm using only the external gyro+compass. i disabled the internal to avoid this issue. Also- I tried to recalibrate the gyros at least 5 times.- I changed the firmware version from the latest to the 3.8.53 because i have a friend with the same board and he does not have issues.But i have the same behaviorIf i disconnect the battery and…

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