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John Edgerton replied to Brian Buckmaster's discussion Terrible Endurance Flight Time in ArduCopter User Group
"You are dropping from 12v to 10.5 almost immediately.  A good failsafe is 3.5v per cell so that's 10.5v and that appears to be where your failsafe is set.  I agree that your props look very small for 3s.  My F450 uses 10" 4.5 props when I use 3S…"
Apr 10, 2016
John Edgerton replied to Robert C. May's discussion Minim OSD and Telecom MavLink Transceiver Simultaneously in ArduCopter User Group
"Check the cables that came with the Minim OSD. Mine included the Y cable and at first I wasn't sure how it was intended to be used."
Dec 3, 2015
John Edgerton replied to m ridwan hakim's discussion Pixhack, x8r, taranis or esc issue? in ArduCopter User Group
"This may not be very likely but are you sure your flight controller is oriented correctly? I have seen flipping similar to what you described when someone mounted the flight controller 90 degrees out of alignment. Make sure the arrow on the flight…"
Nov 7, 2015
John Edgerton replied to Kevin McLendon's discussion Newbie question in ArduCopter User Group
Oct 6, 2015
John Edgerton replied to Bernardo's discussion Hexacopter does not fly like before a crash in ArduCopter User Group
"This is unlikely to be the issue but did your APM flight controller come loose as a result of the crash?  If the flight controller isn't securely mounted and facing forward, you could see similar symtoms."
Aug 19, 2015
John Edgerton posted a discussion
I hope someone can help.  I finally added an FPV camera and transmitter to my F550 hex based on an APM 2.6 flight controller.  I am using a MinimOSD board to overlay telemetry data on my video feed.  The issue is that upon power up, the video seems…
Jul 31, 2015
John Edgerton posted a discussion in ArduCopter User Group
I am adding FPV to my APM 2.6 based F550 hex and I see that the Minim OSD v1.1 uses the same telemetry interface as the radio used for the connection to my ground control station (915 MHz 3DR radios).  My question is, can I use both?I see all of the…
Jul 27, 2015
John Edgerton replied to Tom Gates's discussion APM 2.6-2013 Quad RTF Original APM Firmware in ArduCopter User Group
"Yes, you need to update to the latest firmware to take advantage of spline waypoints."
May 26, 2015
John Edgerton replied to Christopher Gehrich's discussion Scary Wobble During Quick Movements. Cause? in ArduCopter User Group
"Is there any chance that one or more props is installed upside down? I saw similar symptoms once when I installed one of my props incorrectly."
May 9, 2015
John Edgerton posted a discussion
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Nov 16, 2014
John Edgerton replied to NIK.YAP's discussion IRIS+ , /W GIMBAL. ISSUES
"I think 3DR uses a Tarot gimbal. Mine would occasionally begin quivering and the issue turned out to be a loose set screw where the camera mount attaches to the pitch motor. A little thread locker solution took care of the problem.

Nov 15, 2014
John Edgerton replied to Mark Aylward's discussion Choice and use of Flight Modes in ArduCopter User Group
"My choices we're Stabilize, Alt-hold, Acro, Loiter, RTL and Auto.

Nov 12, 2014
John Edgerton replied to xiangli's discussion magnetic interference to pixhawk on F450 in ArduCopter User Group
"I have an F550 clone with an APM 2.6 FC mounted directly to the lower PDB. I'm having no interference that I can detect and everything is working fine. Of course the GPS and compass are mounted in a pod about 6" above the top board.

Nov 11, 2014