"It was able to be fixed! Instead of a new oil-pan, I ordered a hot air rework / solder station, only about $90, and it works nice. Way good for shrink tubing, and the solder iron heats up very fast. (I did open it up and double check inspect…"
"I had seen Roberts setup before, and looked also at others. Theres a Skookums item for this purpose.
I made a small power distribution block for the servos, from a right angle 3x7 header. Connect the two shorter rows together with wire/solder, these…"
"Touched up the solder on the x y and neighboring pins. now the y axis works normal again. But the x axis output seems shorted to ground. At the pins on the ADC, the y and z are 1.6 +- now, but the x is 0."
We have here a Hotel 1.0 oilpan 8/19/2010, on a 2560 APMega. :>( It has worked fine for a few flights on a plane, and have been setting up now in a 450 heli. It seemed to be working correctly until tonight... Have done only a few run ups on the…
"If you add separate BEC, caution if it puts out more than 5v, suspect it can make 3.3 vs. 5v serial signals from gps not work with the 5v side APM. if it puts out only 5.0v, all should be good. Oh I see now Montasser mentioned this."
"Is it possibly a voltage issue? What is the voltage level of the APM board? If the 5v supply voltage on the APM is high enough, maybe the serial communication high signals from the 3.3v (or lower if the GPS regulator is drooping) GPS may not…"
"Thanks! Save me some measureing I hope. I'm making a deck for bixler.
I think maybe will make a glass/epoxy collar, bonded to the amputee nose, and tight fit over the first 1 inch of fuselage stump, then rubber band or interior velcro to hold it…"