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Long distance LiPo

Started by Dimitri. Last reply by Ronald Pandolfi Dec 3, 2019. 5 Replies

I'm currently building a Talon (v3), mainly waiting for parts.While looking for high capacity batteries I found out two things; There are a lot of brands, and prices are still steep in the high-cap…Continue

Quad plane pitch problem

Started by Andrew Ferry. Last reply by Chris Anderson Apr 9, 2019. 2 Replies

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…Continue

Tags: Quadplane

PreArm Check Error : Gyros inconsistent

Started by Victor Adrian Toledo. Last reply by Victor Adrian Toledo Feb 28, 2019. 2 Replies

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…Continue

Tags: gyros, prearm, arduplane

ArduPlane 3.4 - can not arm APM with a rudder

Started by Pavel. Last reply by allen baliton Nov 1, 2018. 3 Replies

I am trying to setup and to configure my APM 3.1 mini with FliteTest Blunt Nose Versa flying wing and ArduPlane 3.4 firmware. I have more or less everything connected, setup, configured and working,…Continue

Tags: arming, APM, 3.4, ArduPlane

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Comment by Doug Weibel on July 9, 2011 at 4:31pm



The current APM code has very minimal support for use of channels 5 to 8.  The main reason is that they do not go through the failsafe multiplexor, and so from the beginning we did not do much with them.  There are current development efforts to provide support for both flaps and camera control.  However it could be some weeks before that appears in the code.


If you want to just get manual passthrough you will need to add some code to the set_4_servos function in the attitude.pde file.

Comment by Clyde Fussell on July 9, 2011 at 7:17am

Can someone tell me the procedure to enable channels 5-8 out of the APM? I am not up on codeing as I should be, but am willing to figure it out. My transmitter is sending channels 5-8 to the APM, but no output to the servos from the AOM. I would like to use these channels for flaps and camera control.


Comment by Jaime Curry on July 2, 2011 at 7:27am
I could also help with translation to Spanish, as well as Nosepo.
Comment by Nosepo on June 22, 2011 at 11:05am



I will contribute with a translation in Spanish.

Please any Dec Team can guide me for make this??



Comment by Ritchie on June 13, 2011 at 4:03am

I am currently flying an APM that is carved open, beaten, twisted, crushed and has as many add-ons as I can fit. While I continue to develop my parts, sensors and such I am also attempting to get a quad built (for faster testing really) and a custom airframe that will hold not just the normal home UAV things but something a lot more special.

I'm enthusiastic builder and programmer but my flying sucks which is why I like APM :D

Comment by Mark Colwell on June 6, 2011 at 7:01am

I have integrated Remzibi OSD, Camera Stabilization & Tracking, and added uBlox DIFF_GPS and DOP to library, I have flown original AP with ArduIMU 1.5 (My 1.0 unit upgraded to 2.0 with AirSpeed Sensor & Mag Compass  in a StevensAero SportStick and a Stryker II.  

I have several platforms in progress for APM 2.

SkyWalker stretched to 100", The New HK AS-21 with popup motor, 2, Piper L-4 Grasshoppers a 1830mm with Monster Power 32 motor  and 2300mm version with Tacon 160 motor  (both are very big inside the 2300 version is really huge, could carry a WiFi repeater with ease.

I update each official; release with all my changes, now current with APM 2.12 

I think it is ready for flight test as I have run it many hours on the bench, last test was 200.000 data points for 48 hrs with no issues. 

Comment by Doug Weibel on June 5, 2011 at 2:05pm
I am the guy primarily responsible for taking the code from ArduPilot 2.7 to ArduPilotMega 2.2, and beyond hopefully.   I am currently flying APM in a SkyFun, a SkyWalker, and a Senior Telemaster.  I have also flown it in a NexStar MiniEP, so I have some experience with different platforms.  I am using QGroundControl and HK-GCS and starting to look at the GCS functionality in the new APMPlanner.

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on May 27, 2011 at 8:08pm

I have yet to actually fly my APM in one of my TSIIs and in my Maja. I have several Ardupilots that I plan to fly in my EZ*s also. The weather here in North TX has not be cooperating with me, at least when I am at home and not at work. However, I have learned a lot about what to do and what not to do by visiting the Forum every day and taking note of useful informantion.





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