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    Andrew. Looks like you have a big problem. I am not sure if 3DR frames are designed for big motors and big propellers but way how they are in your hexa is bad and you cannot use it like that. all jDrones frames are fully tested with 12" propellers. I would suggest to use only 10" props on that your current hexa.

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  • Hello.. Shiny new hexa with all the toys about to leave bench (I hope).. however prop clearance3692568322?profile=original issue! Or am I missing something.. 880 motors 11x4.7 props

    thanks

  • 2012-12-09%2020-01-10.tlog

     

    Hi Guys

    I was in the middle of tuning for my Loiter and suddenly the quad started coming down out of control and crashed. Luckily no damage but it went out of control. this is the log i appreciate if any one can help and see what went wrong. thanks

     

    2012-12-09%2020-01-10.tlog

     

  • OK I got the Loiter going almost good. I had problem with my CH_6 knob on TX. fed the info directly from the ground station. all good for now. Thanks.

     

  • @Randy

    Randy thank you for the response. Frankly I dont really know what to look for in the log. any idea what i should expect in the log? sorry I have never done this before.

  • @Avionics

    Have you reviewed the logs? That would be a good starting point to see what is happening.

    Randy

  • I have a H.A.L quad by hobby king with 1200kv motors and freshly assembled. It flies beautiful in stablise and alt Hold and when i try to loiter it doesnt hold its position. The GPS both LEDs are locked and steady before i start. It drifts and loses altitute very slowly. Tried playing with PIDs but no luck. I ran out of ideas appreciate if anyone can throw some light. Does the WP loiter config PIDs have any effect whilst on loiter or it is only for when on Auto mode? Thanks for the help in advance.
  • @Shayam, if you want to experiment with quaternions, DCM, euler angles, etc. you might want to check out the various pluggable AHRS subsystems in paparazzi.

    http://paparazzi.enac.fr/wiki/Subsystem/ahrs

  • @Randy, Thanks for that nice explanation on accelerometer with quads! Now, my understanding gets better.

    I would want to try out Quaternions once myself, it seems different people are having different opinion. My friend, who works purely on Quad uses quaternion. He mentioned to be that it was 'much' faster than DCM. But, since truth is one but scenarios differ, I will ask him if he can lend me some benchmarking ;)

  • Developer

    @Shyam re Quaternions,

         There's a thread by Bill Premerlani re DCM vs Quaternions.  My understanding is that they're equivalent.  II think perhaps DCM is faster but maybe not, i'm not sure.  I don't think it's as simple as one has 4 elements so it's faster than the other that has 9.

         When the copter/plane accelerates in any direction, the accelerometers sees this.  The problem is that we generally use the accelerometers to tell us which way is down.  So any acceleration of the copter/plane has the potential to throw off our attitude estimate.  Normally the accelerations are short-lived so they don't cause much problem but if they're long lived (for example you're constantly travelling in a circle) it can be a real problem.

    -Randy

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HELP quadcopter: one motor twitching and stuttering

Hello guys,I have a problem with one motor, do not spin and making a sound (videos in attachment), I changed the motor to another ESC and is work, so I checked the connections on ESC and all connections looking great. any ideas or something I can do, iam trying to build YMFC32 Brokking .thank youhttps://youtu.be/LagBqwGbixkhttps://youtu.be/PU20nCxApcs

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Will AHRS_ORIENTATION=8 for Arducopter 3.2.1 on APM 2.5 using a traditional Heli

I have been Reading Chris Olsen posts and watching his videos on Arducopter with traditional Helis using a Pixhawk.I have inherited an older Trex 450 heli with the old Align 3G FBL hardware.  The FBL controller appears to be bad.  So I have an old APM 2.5 without a compass or GPS on board.  I just want to replace the failed Align 3G FBL system with the APM.Now I have to mount the APM under the skids on the heli so the APM will be upside down.I have Two questions.1)  Is the AHRS_ORIENTATION=8…

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Maximum number of Lidar for Object Avoidance

Hi all,I'm setting up my PX4-based quad with ST VL53L0X Lidar sensors (I currently have three) and I noticed that line #24 of the current Rangefinder library (here: https://github.com/ArduPilot/ardupilot/blob/master/libraries/AP_RangeFinder/RangeFinder.h#L24) has the maximum number of sensors set to 10 (ten). Am I understanding this correctly? And has anyone ever tried to setup this many rangefinders (or anything close) with any measure of success?Any input/advice will be greatly appreciated.

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Valid values for Mavlink SCALED_PRESSURE

I have a raspberry pi reading mavlink messages from a pixhawk. When I read SCALED_PRESSURE I get hPa values around 490  - less than half of what I would expect - and a temperature around 4834 in cdegC - seems warm to me. This is consistent with what is shown in Mission Planner (see below). Is this normal or is my barometer on the fritz? I am trying to calculate my own altitude like AP_Baro::get_altitude_difference but in a companion computer.

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