I got my start on DIY Drones, first building a tricopter with the help of people on this form. So, I figured, I my as well shamelessly plug my latest project on here as well. Some pictures attached! Meet Tanky Drone! We have a ton of photos and a vi…
"Ok, after fiddling around with the APM with no luck I decided to try and change manually the throttle calibration settings in the ESCs. I used BLHeliTool to set the max throttle to 1900 and multi gain to 1.25. Now the tri is pretty punchy. I don't t…"
"I could not figure out how to get logs out of APM Planner 2. If some one could point out how to do that, that would be grate. The info in the wiki is for Mission Planner, but I have a Mac, so I have to rub Planner 2.
However, Servo Outputs on the MA…"
I just finished building a tricopter today and started setting it up. It is running APM 2.6 with Arducopter 3.1.5 firmware. At the moment it can barely hover at full throttle. It looks like after 1/2 throttle the APM simply ignores the inputs from t…
"The tri is pretty small, about 12inch wide, but while trying to figure this out I dismounted everything and moved the receiver about 12 inches away from the telemetry module, as far away as the cable would allow, it doesn't really help."
I have a 2.4GHz FrSky transmitter and receiver combo and a 915MHz telemetry module from 3DR. After plugging in the telemetry module, I noticed a twitch in the tail servo on my Tricopter. It twitches every 1 second or so in a little pattern. like T-T…
"I think the main failure of the video isn't the subject matter, it's just the video it self. The project might in fact be very cool, but the video does not do anything to sell the project. They could have shown the drone hunting for a good landing s…"
"They didn't really say much about the vision based navigation. I am not sure how it's really even helpful. All they showed is a bunch of people checking things off on a clipboard and a robot clumsily dropping on the ground."
"@FMcC, I think they have to use WiFi due to apple restrictions on use of USB and Bluetooth. So you probably have to carry in your pocket another device, a transceiver, that communicates with the drone. They are using the standard 3DR telemetry link.…"
"From the project page:
Obstacle Avoidance: Right, we know that everybody wants it and that there are solutions out there, but trust us this is no piece of cake. We've had it on the horizon for a while and the one thing we can tell you with certaint…"
"Also, are there any high res pictures of the front and back of the real APM 2.6 PCB. I would like to compare it to the one I get from 3DR, just to at least make sure it has all the same stuff on it. Google search turned up lots of pics, but it's har…"