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Traditional Heli. Trex 550E


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David Boulanger replied to Colin Doughty's discussion Rudder control for kontiki in ArduBoat User Group
"apm 2.8 is not supported much anymore.  You would be better off getting a Pixhawk type controller.  However, everything you need to know is in the Rover Docs."
Jan 19, 2019
David Boulanger replied to Colin Doughty's discussion Rudder control for kontiki in ArduBoat User Group
"http://ardupilot.org/

It's all here."
Jan 19, 2019
David Boulanger replied to cristi's discussion Bait boat- new project in ArduBoat User Group
"I think you can set home position in Mission Planner."
Feb 7, 2018
David Boulanger replied to AntimatterCrusader's discussion ArduBoat: Any way to have it hold position against current/wind? in ArduBoat User Group
"So a Loiter " flight mode " does not exist yet?"
Nov 13, 2017
David Boulanger replied to AntimatterCrusader's discussion ArduBoat: Any way to have it hold position against current/wind? in ArduBoat User Group
"It's a mode of operation just like Manual, Learning, Steering etc.  Or I would assume it can be programmed into a mission on Mission Planner.  Try Ardupilot.org."
Nov 12, 2017
David Boulanger replied to AntimatterCrusader's discussion ArduBoat: Any way to have it hold position against current/wind? in ArduBoat User Group
"The latest Rover code supports this.  I'm still using 3.0 because it suits me just fine.  Latest code I believe you set a Loiter radius around a waypoint and if the "vehicle" leaves this radius it will go back to the Waypoint.  So there may be a Way…"
Nov 1, 2017
David Boulanger replied to AntimatterCrusader's discussion ArduBoat: Any way to have it hold position against current/wind? in ArduBoat User Group
"Also, if your mark is round its behavior in the wind and waves will be totally different than a boat as shown in the video.  Try Ardupilot.org and post on the forum.
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Nov 1, 2017
David Boulanger replied to AntimatterCrusader's discussion ArduBoat: Any way to have it hold position against current/wind? in ArduBoat User Group
"There is a Loiter function now.  I have not used it yet.  I guess it depends on how much your mark is allowed to move to achieve the purpose of it."
Nov 1, 2017
David Boulanger replied to Erik's discussion Feiyu-Tech Gimbal and pixhawk
"Adjusting the parameters in mission planner should solve your problem."
Aug 9, 2017
David Boulanger replied to John Easton's discussion Mapping Boat 'Fly Away' during Mission - WHY? in ArduBoat User Group
"John Easton said:
1 - I thought this is the Arduboat User Group
2 - Why would I need commercial support?
3 - Yes it is terrible, hence this thread.
John, Do you have a .bin log of this event?

David"
Jun 1, 2017
David Boulanger replied to Andreas Spiracopoulos's discussion Glow Vs Electric question in ArduBoat User Group
"Pollution on the water is one.  Most of the ponds I have worked on in communities don't allow internal combustion engines in the water.

David"
Jun 1, 2017
David Boulanger replied to William Billings's discussion Using ALT HOLD with a helicopter in ArduCopter (traditional heli) user group
"Tlog will be on your computer if you have flown while linked to Mission Planner via Telemetry.  You can then graph your acc x,y,z vibrations.
INAV_Z will be in the full parameter list on Mission Planner.
Honestly don't remember if 3.2.1 is OK with a…"
Apr 6, 2017
David Boulanger replied to William Billings's discussion Using ALT HOLD with a helicopter in ArduCopter (traditional heli) user group
" Also a number of autonomous test flights can be watched on youtube.  SWF Drones is the channel name.  Did a ROI that worked out very well as a test.  3.2.1 works very well once everything is set up properly."
Apr 5, 2017
David Boulanger replied to William Billings's discussion Using ALT HOLD with a helicopter in ArduCopter (traditional heli) user group
"I have not tried simple mode.  I fly a 600 size Heli on 3.2.1.  Low head speed, spin blades, and a bit of weight with the various payloads.  You need to check your vibrations on the z axis to make sure they are not to high.  A log with mission plann…"
Apr 5, 2017
David Boulanger replied to William Billings's discussion Using ALT HOLD with a helicopter in ArduCopter (traditional heli) user group
"I run mine at .3 .  Try it with more altitude and be ready to switch back to stabilize and hit the collective.  It could also be some other parameters or a vibration issue.  Post a log and parameters and I'll have a look.  Ardupilot.org may be a bet…"
Apr 4, 2017
David Boulanger replied to William Billings's discussion Using ALT HOLD with a helicopter in ArduCopter (traditional heli) user group
"Try turning down your THR_ACCEL_P.  What is it set at now?"
Apr 3, 2017
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