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Geir Engebakken replied to Shane's discussion Arducopter just not reliable.
"He, he. Been there said that, back in 2011 that was.

I built my own drone, parts  bought from 3dr but never got it to work satisfactory. Now, I have bought a Nova PNF from hobbyking, based on APM 2.5 and it works flawlessly. Tried auto, FPV flights…"
Aug 24, 2014
Geir Engebakken posted a discussion
Been away for a ehile due to winter, but was thinking to start out again. Have a new PC with win 7, so inserted 3dr radio, and it was detected and firmware installed. Downloaded MP 1.2.32 since I have 2.8.1 on arducopter, and it installs ok. Now I…
Mar 2, 2013
Geir Engebakken commented on Damian Axford's blog post 3DR Hexacopter - maiden flight to wipeout in 4 days
"ok .... 20 meters then :)

And for propellers dont use the ebay black ones! They have bit me several times, so I have a bunch lying in the drawer, Switched std grey APC ones 12*3.8 , they withstand a crash into dirt - most of the times, not tonight…"
Nov 25, 2012
Geir Engebakken commented on Damian Axford's blog post 3DR Hexacopter - maiden flight to wipeout in 4 days
"I have been in the Arducopter scene for more than a year, only recently I started getting serious flying time with FPV 3DR radio and a good PID config. Tonight the quad went straight into the dirt due to a loosened hex lock screw on the motor…"
Nov 25, 2012
Geir Engebakken replied to Knut Graf's discussion Could use log analysis help.
"Hmm, this reminds me of something that happened last time I flew my copter. It had been working just fine for a few flights, auto, rtl, alt hold, just loiter was a bit problematic. So I went out flying  in stabilize, and after a while hit RTL, and…"
Oct 16, 2012
Geir Engebakken replied to Sam's discussion ardu 2.5 flying, but have questions
"1) Dont know but has seen somewhere that trim is not good, and definitely not for yaw!

2) When you say channel 7, I guess you mean you have configured it for "automatic trim", right?

I have experienced the same in many recent releases too, and…"
Sep 19, 2012
Geir Engebakken posted a discussion
Finally made some flights with 2.5.5 after months of trouble just getting it flying acceptably.Now i have a few minor issues:1I want to put on some led strips,does any one know which an pins supplies which led function in the new 2.6 code by Robert…
Jun 5, 2012
Geir Engebakken replied to Patricio's discussion jdrones GoPro Camera Mount
"I guess metal screws should be fixed with blue threadlock, otherwise they will tend to loosen."
Mar 9, 2012
Geir Engebakken posted a discussion
Twice earlier this winter, I have had a go wit my quadcopter,and both times I went home with a damaged copter due to a blade snapping in mid-ait during easy flying or hover. Since the temperatures were arounbf -10 degrees C, I thought this could…
Mar 4, 2012
Geir Engebakken replied to Andre Admiraal's discussion Arducopter
"We all have problems with the settings, where exactly in the process are you and what problems do you face?"
Mar 1, 2012
Geir Engebakken replied to fuzzur's discussion Turnigy 9x ppm and failsafe
"As fat as I understand the failsafe in T9X is only working for PCM, and not PPM that the 2.4 GHZ modules uses, and as such not available."
Feb 6, 2012
Geir Engebakken replied to Andre K.'s discussion What's the proper upgrade procedure ?
"Wondering about the same, I have recently started to diff the parameter setting to see if any has changed, but dont really know what necesitates a reset.

I just upgraded to 2.2b2 from MP and reset to factory settings and discovered some new…"
Jan 20, 2012
Geir Engebakken replied to jjohow's discussion The best way to find the CG of a quadcopter
"Merry christmas to you too!

I found that in-flight leveling is the best way to calibrate level, static leveling on ground always leads to drift in some direction. My 2 c:)

Dec 24, 2011
Geir Engebakken left a comment for Jason Short
"I see in the wiki that to enable SuperSimple :

"You can enable this option by setting the parameter named RESET_SIMPLE to 1 ( 0 = disabled)"

Isnt the parameter called SUPER_SIMPLE?"
Dec 19, 2011
Geir Engebakken posted a discussion
Tried to fly 2.1.0 (Alpha as called in MP)  today. Tried Loiter , which I didnt find particularly good, but noticed that at sonar altitudes (0 to 8 meters)  something was wrong, the copter just decended. Thought I should test the sonar in Mission…
Dec 19, 2011
Geir Engebakken replied to Rupert Kent's discussion What am I doing wrong...?
"Just to sure- you do arm the quad by pushing yaw stick to the rigth with throttle at 0 for a few seconds so that green light goes on?"
Dec 18, 2011