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  • Developer

    Because Plane is clever.  A Plane can only be in one mode at any time.  Its a waste of RC channels to have a whole channel dedicated to a mode.  So, instead Plane supports FLTMODE_CH.  A single channel where you can set 6 different modes by configuring 2 switches correctly on your transmitter.  If you make both switches all the way down or up as RTL then that can be your "panic button".

  • @ Aeropixel I agree I don't know why all options aren't available on 6,7 or 8 or even 9 for that matter. What could be the reason for this I have no idea... 

  • Hello friends.
    Howcome in an plane APM there isn't the option to set rc6, rc7 or rc8 as RTL mode like there is in copter?
    I wanted to set RTL mode on a 2-position switch as a "panic button" instead of using it on the traditional flight mode rc5 channel, but on RC#_FUNCTION there isn't the possibility to select RTL.
    Is it possible that one can't make a dedicated panic button on a plane? Is there a reason for removing RTL from the function options on plane? I tried to find a justification for that removal, but I have found nothing.
    Thank you.

  • Developer

    @Mark  you can find out about the beaglebone and the Pixhawk fire cape here.  It is now being sold and developed by Erle Robotics

    http://copter.ardupilot.com/wiki/common-erle-brain-linux-autopilot/

  • I am new to Beaglebone and Pixhawk firecape, i would like to purchase it and start learning about it, however i can not fine out how to install the system to the Beaglebone black, any information will be greatly appreciated, I feel bad asking, Thank you

  • How i wish i can buy 1 from 3DR. I know that 3DR is a great company. But due to lack of Financial support I'm trying to find the cheap yet quality assured APM.
  • That's a loaded question!  My opinion is, if it works, then it's not a bad deal.  I won't say it's a good deal because you will probably NEVER get any support.  If you want the real deal, then you need to spend a little extra and purchase it from the factory, 3DR,  Although I have had some frustrations with my Pixhawk, the folks at 3DR have worked with me on resolving the issues which have really been my lack of knowledge on the product.  

    Buy it from 3DR because YOU WILL need support.

    Dan

  • Do you guys think this APM 2.6 clone is a good deal?

    What are the other things i need to buy in order to operate this? compass?

    http://www.goodluckbuy.com/apm2-6-ardupilot-mega-2-6-external-compa...

  • Hello everyone,

    I'm a complete beginner with zero experience in building planes and in the process of learning (via youtube/and this forum). My first project is going to be a skywalker X5, all parts are ordered and in the house.

    My first question is with regard to setting up a Turnigy X9 transmitter & what to set/not to set under the FUNC options. There are a couple of dozens different items there and I have no clue what most of them were.

    What I'm looking for is some basic numbers/parameters  to be set to start with.
    Hope that makes sense. TIA for your help.

  • Developer

    You need to set the ARSPD_PIN parameter = 65 for it to work 

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