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Haygood left a comment on PIXHAWK
"Staying at low power, then shooting upward as you pass mid throttle sounds like typical behavior in alt hold mode.   You are requesting higher, and it throttles up suddenly to go from not flying to flying and climbing.  What flight mode were you…"
Aug 19, 2018
Haygood replied to Gene Stribling's discussion New to all of this Drones, I have a S-500 Drone. need help Missing Electronics ???? Pixhawk 100% ???? in PIXHAWK
battery wires and/or current/voltage sensor,
power distribution board and maybe another voltage regulator board if you need 5v for cameras and don't want to run them off of the pixhawk's…"
Feb 23, 2018
Haygood replied to Ian Graham's discussion Y6 Manuals & Basic Instructions - 3DR links are dead in Arducopter Y6 Owners
"The Y6 uses an autopilot system called Pixhawk, which uses Arducopter firmware.  Pixhawk is very similar to the ArduPilotMega, or APM flight controller/autopilot.  So, any programming or testing you need to do will be covered in instructions for…"
Jul 25, 2017
Haygood replied to Roger DeVries's discussion Pixhawk PX 4 2.4.8 / spectrum DX 8 channel mapping problem in PIXHAWK
"I was pretty sure everything after a DX7i allowed you to program the outputs from the transmitter's own menus, right?

If you want to do it in the Pixhawk itself, then look at the RC Map options:
Jul 14, 2017
Haygood replied to terry vance's discussion Best way to balance a 3DR Y6 in Arducopter Y6 Owners
"The center of gravity should end up at the center of the three arms.  If you draw a straight line along the center of each arm, you can find the intersection of those three lines.  I took a silver paint pen and put a tiny dot at that point on the…"
Jul 6, 2017
Haygood replied to Wan fm's discussion Power module connection in PIXHAWK
"Well, I think the term male and female gets ambiguous with these particular connectors.  On my batteries from 3DR, the connector on the battery has a yellow plastic portion that fits inside the yellow plastic connector on the current sensor.…"
Oct 6, 2015
Haygood replied to jose's discussion Pixhawk and bad GPS health in PIXHAWK
"The quad being in another place on MP would not have anything to do with the compass. That position is governed by the GPS.  If it is in the right place, but facing the wrong direction, that would be a compass issue, potentially.  The quad being in…"
Sep 27, 2015
Haygood replied to Kamil's discussion [Good practice] Calibration compass before every flight in new place? in PIXHAWK
"I do not.  I believe compass calibration shouldn't have to be changed unless perhaps if you travel to a different launch location that is very far away from where you first did it.  I have calibrated my machine in East Texas and taken it to New…"
Sep 22, 2015
Haygood replied to Sune Nielsen's discussion GPS Errors (GPS-0 / GPS-1 / GPS failsafe) in PIXHAWK
"This sounds a lot like what mine did when I had two motors dying. Run the motors for a while and compare their temperatures either by touching them or with an IR thermometer.  "
Aug 31, 2015
Haygood replied to Haygood's discussion Setting Channel assignments at Pixhawk for Spektrum DX7
"Thanks.  Good info.

I got 6 modes working, but I was after the elusive 7th channel."
Aug 30, 2015
Haygood replied to Jacques Eloff's discussion Home Point Reset on Powering Up in PIXHAWK
"Am I just remembering this incorrectly?  I thought home was reset to where the machine was last armed, not where it was powered up?  "
Aug 30, 2015
Haygood replied to James A's discussion Y6 Hot motors and ESCs in Arducopter Y6 Owners
"Does anyone have a link to a good write-up of what's involved in using the NEO-M8N?  I'm not finding much concrete beyond specs on it."
Nov 12, 2014
Haygood posted discussions in Arducopter Y6 Owners
Oct 14, 2014
Haygood replied to Elvis's discussion Y6 Payload Capacity in Arducopter Y6 Owners
"You know, in all of the discussion going on here, I forgot about my very first Y6 flight.  
When I got the machine, and finally got the "RTF" fixed so it really might actualy fly (GPS in the wrong port, and so on), I decided I needed to test it…"
Oct 14, 2014
Haygood replied to Bernard Andre Lacasse's discussion A theoretical X8 copter question
"Another way to do something like this would be to use gas engines. There is a racing quad that uses one gas engine and four variable pitch props. That is probably something that would scale up nicely. The problem with scaling up a normal quad or x8…"
Oct 10, 2014
Haygood replied to Pedals2Paddles's discussion Compass/GPS without mast? in Arducopter Y6 Owners
"Late hit here, but I'm interested in where you put your ground shield, and how big you made it.  Any other posts or info you would care to share on this?  Thanks."
Oct 7, 2014