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Bill replied to jjohow's discussion After Calibration Motors keep beeping!
"This apparently happens when ESC's don't think the throttle is "off".   I had one motor beeping on my hexacopter; it turns out that the ESC's are not "calibrated" the same (and vary by temperature; only crystal controlled ESC's don't), and as…"
Mar 14, 2013
Bill replied to Oliver's discussion APM 2.5 Firmware Upload Verify Fail
"I've had this happen several times when trying to load Arducopter firmware 2.9.1;  after (4 or 5) attempts, successful load and verify was achieved.   In the midst were a couple of reboots of the virtual machine.  I'm running windows 7 home premium…"
Feb 24, 2013
Bill commented on Chris Anderson's blog post ArduPilot MUX issue update: CKDIV8 fuse
"I ordered an ArduPilot board from SparkFun on March 11, and it came with the wrong fuse value in the AT45. I had to reflash with open-source avrdude (using tinyUSB programmer from Lady Ada). See bcr's comments on page 5 of:…"
Mar 22, 2009
Bill commented on Chris Anderson's blog post ArduPilot 2.0 Beta Code Released!
"I ordered my ArduPilot on March 11 from SparkFun, and it arrived with the wrong divisor programmed into the AT45 (so the autopilot control input was not being processed properly; effectively ignored). Thank goodness for bcr's comment on Feb 22,…"
Mar 22, 2009