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V-Shaped Hexacopter

Started by David Dalmau Lopo. Last reply by David Dalmau Lopo on Monday. 3 Replies

Hello everyone,I want to manufacture a frame for a V-shaped hexacopter, to be used in industrial inspection functions with two cameras.Can you tell me if it is possible to configure arducopter 3.5…Continue

Tags: Hexa, V

Runcam 2 Remote Trigger Hack

Started by Doug Adduci. Last reply by jjvb Apr 15. 6 Replies

Hi all.  I purchased a new Runcam 2 for my Flamewheel 450 quad only to discover that there is no way to run a remote shutter trigger.  Nothing came up on forum searches so I came up with one myself. …Continue

Calling all Custom Multi-Copter Pilots!

Started by Forrest Frantz. Last reply by Jon Turner Jan 23. 6 Replies

I'm going to do what is called a "pull" to made changes to the custom code regarding custom shaped copters.  This change in code would only impacts irregular shaped quads, hexas, and octas when the…Continue

strange behaviour of pixhawk-request help to understand

Started by moriarty. Last reply by moriarty Jan 6. 2 Replies

HiI am building a 1300mm octocopter with 30AH lipo. I want to be using a tegra tx1 for onboard visual processing coming from a sony a6000. I have built the drone and assembled it. I have configured…Continue

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Comment by Don Pillow on April 8, 2016 at 8:58pm

@ Thomas Stanley-Jones the tool that Cala suggested works great for servo plug type connectors and the pins and sockets can be found just about anywhere-hobby.

As for the DF13 connectors I buy from Digi-key, here is the link to the CONN CONTACT 26-30AWG CRIMP TIN (pins), DF13-2630SCF

and here is a link to CONN SOCKET HOUSING 4POS 1.25MM, DF13-4S-1.25C:

I buy 2-6 pin housings and Digi-key sells up to 40 pin ones.

The HK crimp tool I didn;t have much luck with and I have a similar tool that I paid $130 for and doesn't do any better.

  The best tool I found that works numerous types of pins/sockets(package says

 80 different types of terminals) including the Servo and DF15 is a:

PA-09 Micro Connector Pliers by Engineer that you can get for under $40, works on 32-20awg wire, Molex, JST etc. pins.

Hope this Helps-Don

Comment by Stephen Zidek on April 8, 2016 at 5:17am

@Warren Keep in mind that the last firmware compatible with APM are Copter 3.2.1 and Plane 3.3.0.

Comment by Warren Purnell on April 8, 2016 at 3:14am
I want to upgrade to the last supported firmware for an APM. Could someone advise where I find the file please?

Comment by Bill Bonney on March 27, 2016 at 10:00am

We now have a new shiny discussion and support forum for ArduPilot and supporting projects at Please come visit us there for all things ArduPilot. We look forward to seeing you.

Full announcement @ here

Comment by Jasfer on March 24, 2016 at 4:01am

Im having a slight problem with my GPS unit. It's a NEO 6m. It was working fine before i updated its config file. Last night i upgraded its config file using the instructions written on wiki. It was all good then I checked mission planner. GPS is now getting more than 9 Satellite( im getting 11 now). When i checked my GPS. Its just solid blue now. The red or orange (sorry im colorblind) is not blinking anymore. Before, the LED is blinking if there's already a 3D fix.How can I make those LED blink again ? I checked mission planner, it has 3d fix but the led is not blinking.

Comment by Cala on March 18, 2016 at 8:00am

Thank's for fast response Stephen, is like the servo connectors? I try but it's looks that plastic tab doesn't move? they looks different, I'm going to share a photo.

Thomas, I hope you need this tool you can find in electronics shop too and the pins too

Comment by Thomas Stanley-Jones on March 18, 2016 at 7:52am
Along the lines of Cala's question, I would like to make my own wires for Jr connectors and Df connectors, but I haven't been able to figure out what the crimp tool is or where to get the pins that go on the end of the wires. Can someone point me in the right direction?

Comment by Stephen Zidek on March 18, 2016 at 7:44am

@Cala an exacto knife can be used to get under the plastic tab on the front of the connector and let the pin slide out.

Comment by Cala on March 18, 2016 at 7:27am

I'm installing the Lidar Lite, and have two wires that don't use, how can I remove them from molex connector without cutting them?

Comment by Bernardo Espinosa on February 27, 2016 at 8:29pm


I have no relation with the Barcelona Drone Center, just wanted to share their installations that are quite nice.

Regarding your project of CORS stations, please note that the hardware and sofware are available since 2012, so just let us know, whenever you want. Just drop a lite at and we can help you with the design and setup. I'll forward your email so you can talk with technical sales.

Regarding your rover, if you can feed 7-14VDC, then there is no problem to integrate the RTK on it.



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