"In many countries, discharging a firearm with intent to cause property damage is a serious offense, regardless of if it's annoying yoy , on your property or not. For that matter, I seriously doubt any judge is going to consider responding to said…"
"Checking the battery unloaded isn't going to tell you a whole lot. The fact that you've got a swollen cell is very, very suspicious. It's entirely likely that cell's output voltage drops badly when you start pulling some current out of it."
"The reason for the adapter is that the APM2 has a hole spacing that doesn't match any of the holes already built into the HT-FPV frame, and I didn't want to drill additional holes. You could double-sided tape the APM2 onto the frame, but I also…"
"I get a similar issue. I definitely have current sensing working in the hardware (the AttoPilot current output pin varies in voltage as the current varies), but my current and load metrics always show as 0 in the Planner.
I got myself a HoverThings HT-FPV frame, and I made up an adapter board using Eagle for connecting the APM2 to the frame and also allowing me to only hook up one ESC to the APM2 without having to cut wires anywhere. I got the board manufactured by…
"Only catch I see there is that as soon as you hover, the wheels will fall off (metaphorically), since your direction of travel will change very rapidly as you balance the hover. Of course, you could rig up the mode to auto-disable when the forward…"
When you say the ESC produces 6 volts, are you measuring this open with a voltmeter? The ESC regulation circuit may be a switching type, and you can't rely on the voltage output being sane on them when you're not drawing a load…"
So, I've bought an APM2 with integrated GPS and Magnetometer, and I'm planning on putting it on a HoverThings HT-FPV frame.First up, is anyone using this combo? Have you encountered issues with the magnetometer skewing because of current draw from…
"Is the issue here that the _earlier_ boards had an issue and not the later boards, but the code was written with the earlier ones in mind? IE, newer boards don't actually have something wrong with them? I'm asking this because my APM2 order is due…"