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Ancient southpaw needs stick mode 3 to fly fixed wing VTOL

Started by James Miller. Last reply by Nobel0 Apr 2. 1 Reply

I'm new to Arduplane, but I've got high-mileage left-handed reflexes, and need mode 3 to fly. But neither of the ground stations I've tried allow for that control layout. How can I configure Mission…Continue

Pixhawk not controlling servos

Started by Samuel Rosenstein. Last reply by Angel Espinal Mar 24. 6 Replies

Ok, this is an odd problem. Here goes:I have the pixhawk armed without GPS (solid blue light, APM Planner says "armed").Pixhawk is plugged into my computer over USBBEC powering servos (well, one…Continue

payload mechanism

Started by Richmond A. Acheampong. Last reply by Nobel0 Mar 23. 22 Replies

hi everyone, I am building a quadcopter with pixhawk that will be able to deliver stuffs(like pizza), I am done with the entire frame with wood but I am haven a little challenges in the creation of…Continue

Airspeed (synthetic) not being reported in Plane 3.8?

Started by Henry Wurzburg. Last reply by Hein du Plessis Jan 15. 5 Replies

I just installed 3.8 on a pixhawk without AS sensor and was surprised to find that Airspeed (synthetic since I have no sensor) was not being reported over Mavlink to my OSD....I am pretty sure that…Continue

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Comment by Aeropixel on September 15, 2015 at 8:13am

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
Comment by Craig Elder on September 2, 2015 at 10:23am

@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/

Comment by Mark A. Sarno on September 2, 2015 at 9:38am

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

Comment by Jasfer on May 22, 2015 at 2:34am
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.
Comment by Dan Marsh on May 21, 2015 at 4:42am

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

Comment by Jasfer on May 21, 2015 at 4:29am

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...

Comment by Ard Surspec on March 4, 2015 at 11:50pm

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
Comment by Bill Bonney on January 10, 2015 at 10:14pm

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


T3
Comment by healthyfatboy on January 10, 2015 at 7:40pm

Great to know! I guess I forgot there's also I2C on the APM2.


Developer
Comment by Andrew Tridgell on January 10, 2015 at 1:25pm

The I2C digital airspeed sensors do work with APM2.

 
 
 

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