"There are two ways to attach the mag to the APM/IMU. One is to use a modified GPS cable and connect to the i2c port. The other is to solder it directly to the board. The instructions are found on the wiki:…"
"Norf is flying his hexa on the ArduPirates code. Here is a video of his initial flight. I think that the arms of the Arducopter are too light weight for heavy lifting. There are plenty of hexa frame options available or you can DIY.…"
It seems like this is one of my many posts with difficulties. I am running a stock FahPah kit with an AR8000 receiver and a Dx8 transmitter. I am using RC2/NG software with Mag and GPS in "X" mode. My APM/IMU has been tested by Chris prior to…
ATTENTION: The magnetometer (HMC5843 - Triple Axis Magnetometer Rev 1.1) item has been removed from stock. There is a malfunction currently affecting this product; once we have determined exactly what is the…"
"I have reloaded the code, reset the eeprom, redone just about everything several times and nothing has worked. At this point I cannot even get the esc's to calibrate with CLI. I am lost, frustrated and tired. I will try this again tomorrow. I…"
"I just tried Configurator v1.22. It did not work. I kept loosing connection with the APM/IMU and when I tried to calibrate the transmitter, I saw no input from it. Gave up since I don't like working with it anyway and I don't trust it's accuracy.…"
Here is was is going on. I have an ArduCopter kit running NG/RC2 with GPS and Mag in "X" mode. I have successfully calibrated my ACC, Mag and ESC's with CLI. I also ran the min throttle calibration and it logged a min throttle of 1109. I…
"Christopher, you don't mention how you have your mag mounted. Did you solder to the board or connect with the molex connector? Also did you check the configurator? I am still a noob here myself but I have had my share of problems that the fine…"
"That is a long time to charge a 2200mAh lipo. I use a Hyperon 615 Duo which is capable of charging at a higher rate, on 3S I typically charge at 4.4A. I would experiment with seeing how high you get the charger to go. I don't even charge my 1S…"
"You don't mention what transmitter/receiver that you are using. If you are using JR/Spektrum then you may have an issue where the there is a lag in the initialization of the receiver at the time the ESC's are initializing. This occurs as the…"
"If you are using the ArduPirates Super Stable v1.5 then it does not support CLI. It is only supported in RC2/NG. If you want to use CLI, I would suggest that you stick with the official release, RC2. The Pirates are doing great things with their…"
"I received my new OilPan from DIY today and soldered the header pins, the Mag and the pins for telemetry. I downloaded the Arduino v0022 and the new RC2 code. I got the code to compile and when I attached the boards via the USB I got an error…"
"You have an ACRO transmitter with a ratchet. You may want to see if you can remove the indent on the spring or get a replacement spring. That way you will be able to adjust the throttle to any position."
"I will ask an uninformed question. Have you individually calibrated the ESC's using just your transmitter, receiver, esc and motor? I have experienced similar problems when I thought that I had them correctly calibrated when they weren't. If you…"