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Beginner Builder UAV Drone wannabe


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Build a quad 650 for vid/photo/survey Current Build - Frame : Quad X Tarot 650 Sport Motor : Tarot 4114 with 1550 props FC : PixHawk FW 3.3.3 Telemetry : 3DR 433Mhz Vid tx : 5.8GHz Batt : 6S 8000mah Radio : Taranis X9D + GSC : NetBook with MP 1.3.37


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Gerhard Laubscher replied to David Woodward's discussion Drone sinks when put into Auto mode
"Hi David,
Interesting topic.
 May I suggest that you post in in >>
http://discuss.ardupilot.org/    (3.5)

Gerhard"
Jul 4, 2017
Gerhard Laubscher replied to Rob Summers's discussion Done flies fine in stabilized mode jerky in Loiter and RTL.
"Hi Rob,
I had similar experience on a 650 quad with pixhawk. (AUW 3kg)
 Vib results were not good
 I added a ~24g lead underneath the fc, which resulted in good vib results
and the percieved 'jerky-squeeky-noisy' issues were resolved.
I hope it help…"
Jul 21, 2016
Gerhard Laubscher replied to Gerhard Laubscher's discussion Auto-TakeOff / Launch to pre-config Altitude, control handback to Pilot - mode (eg like DJI Ph)
"Hi Stefan,
 Thanks for your input.
  At this time I was not aware of this option.
   I assume you are referring to Copter 3.3.3?

If I understand the option, in practice-
1) Set the PILOT_TKOFF_ALT  (MP)
2)  Pilot set the required mode ( eg Loiter,…"
Jun 26, 2016
Gerhard Laubscher replied to Gerhard Laubscher's discussion Auto-TakeOff / Launch to pre-config Altitude, control handback to Pilot - mode (eg like DJI Ph)
"Hi yes,
 I was thinking that the feature could be an additional 'mode' option -

Operation for example could be in broader term outline -
1)  'Auto-Launch' (AL) mode can be selected via a Switch on the Pilot's Tx
2) As per normal proc, the Pilot now…"
Jun 25, 2016
Gerhard Laubscher replied to Gerhard Laubscher's discussion Auto-TakeOff / Launch to pre-config Altitude, control handback to Pilot - mode (eg like DJI Ph)
"I guess that may be a method indeed.
 btw, from my understanding, one can only load one Auto Mission profile to pixhawk?
If this the case, each time I do load a proper mission and I want to revert back
to your mentioned method, I will have to re-loa…"
Jun 25, 2016
Gerhard Laubscher replied to Gerhard Laubscher's discussion Auto-TakeOff / Launch to pre-config Altitude, control handback to Pilot - mode (eg like DJI Ph)
"Thank you Jason,
 you understand my topic query spot-on.
 Having read the the appropriate pages in the manual,
 I came to the same conclusion that at this time the feature
cannot be implemented the way I think it could work.

It seems AndreK knows h…"
Jun 25, 2016
Gerhard Laubscher replied to Gerhard Laubscher's discussion Auto-TakeOff / Launch to pre-config Altitude, control handback to Pilot - mode (eg like DJI Ph)
"Hi, thanks for your interesting and valuable reply.
I had a look-read at copter prior to posting here.  I am still unsure and could not find the topic page of how to implement such a feature, hence the topic query within this friendly supporting com…"
Jun 25, 2016
Gerhard Laubscher posted a discussion
Hi All,  Does Copt  3.3.3 support this feature/function/mode  (which I believe is possible with DJI Ph) -Pilot set the correct mode/params -The pilot now initiate Auto-take-off / Launch  (via his tx cmd)The vehicle launch and auto-take-off to a set…
Jun 25, 2016
Gerhard Laubscher replied to Rolf Blomgren's discussion APM MavLink to FrSky X8R S.Port converter
"Thanks Paul for point to me re the FrSky Lipo unit
 I understand that PnP of the SmartPort unit and ease of implementation.
I am going to purchase the FrSky BattM unit, but it takes 3-6 weeks-forever... to land, locally. :(
 ITMT, I would have like…"
Jun 23, 2016
Gerhard Laubscher replied to Rolf Blomgren's discussion APM MavLink to FrSky X8R S.Port converter
"Hi All,  PixHawk Copt 3.3.3 and latest OpenTX loaded on X9D+ using X8R rx refers -
I am sure this is 'basic' Telem application, however, my first time attempting Telemetry features on  Taranis.
I would like to receive and display the craft's batt vo…"
Jun 22, 2016
Gerhard Laubscher replied to Gary McCray's discussion Vibration Isolation and Dampening of APM / PX4 for version 2.9
"Hi Thorsten,
bit off topic - Do you mind sharing the still-pic camera model that you use on your rig?
  I assume it is a Canon and you use CHDK scripting etc.
Thx,
Gerhard Laubscher"
Jun 2, 2016
Gerhard Laubscher replied to Rob_Lefebvre's discussion AC3.3 Vibration Logging Discussion Thread
"Hi Rich,
 The double-mountplate with anti-vibration rubbers were supplied with the kit, when I bought it. 
So unfortunately I can't recommend a supplier for the mount-kit alone, at this time.
 Gerhard"
May 19, 2016
Gerhard Laubscher replied to Rob_Lefebvre's discussion AC3.3 Vibration Logging Discussion Thread
"Hi Derek,
Thanks for your feedback.
 I am sure there may be vibration on the gps-stalk, however, limited, from my observation.
The cable that runs from the GPS is fixed with hotglue on the left black box foot.  So vibrations on the GPS does not impa…"
May 19, 2016
Gerhard Laubscher replied to Rob_Lefebvre's discussion AC3.3 Vibration Logging Discussion Thread
"Hi RC,
 I agree, I am going to re-work those with thinner flexi wires, to get rid of
the heatshrink within the loop.

Further, on investigation, where the ESC's plug-in on the back, those wires
may also have an effect on the dynamics of the FC, as m…"
May 19, 2016
Gerhard Laubscher replied to Rob_Lefebvre's discussion AC3.3 Vibration Logging Discussion Thread
"Hi Group,
 Feedback -

Following on on my discussions and experience re Vibrations - (I have included the flight-log bin-file, compressed)

As you may have followed my attempts,  the ad hoc 'Eraser' effect dampened the FC, which inturn reduced the v…"
May 19, 2016
Gerhard Laubscher replied to Rob_Lefebvre's discussion AC3.3 Vibration Logging Discussion Thread
"I agree with you Ivan,
 call me a novice, but I don't understand how to use the 'Clip0,1,2' either in conjunction with the Vibe xyz
 Gerhard"
May 19, 2016
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