"Hi All. I flew a 3 WP test mission today twice. The first time it performed flawlessly except for the last 6 feet of the landing were very fast. The second test run again performed flawlessly except for the last 6 feet, where it was like the motors…"
Like everything new and undocumented, I'm a little confused. I couldn't find in APM_Config.h the normal hardware board directive:
#define CONFIG_APM_HARDWARE APM_HARDWARE_APM2
And I couldn't find the new:
#define CONFIG_HAL_BOARD …"
I power the camera stabilization servos from a separate ESC - APM is pwered, like you, from the 3DR power module. I also filter the +5v with a 50 uf and a .1 uf cap for good measure., but you probably don't need to. Not worrying about…"
I wasted a lot of hours on this one. I even wrote my own low voltage detect logic and added it to the LED code. Then one day, just couldn't stand it and found the answer staring me in the face.
Now that my loiter performance is rock solid using AC 2.8.1, I’ve moved onto flying missions. So far, only about 40% of mission sorties are a success. My basic mission is 1) takeoff, 2) Delay, 3) Time Loiter at new location for 5 seconds, 4) …
"Just wanted to tie off this thread for the benefit of others.
After mounting an external compass to the top plate of my quad and performing a few other magnetic interference reducing steps, my quad now fly’s perfectly. No more compass interference…"
"Success - sort of.
Well, I learned what everyone knew. I relocated an external 3DR magnetometer to the top plate of the 3DR frame using the APM 2.5’s external I2C connector and it works great (no surprise). No compass deviation with full throttle…"
I'm troubleshooting this problem and would like to use the CLI compass test while the motors are running. Has anyone done this?
Other than that, I'm at a loss as to why my compass deviates with increased motor current. I'm using all 3DR…"
My compass decreases its reading as much as 90 degress with take-off motor power (high current). It does this both on an APM 2.5 and an APM1 board. I've moved the APM board to the secnd deck in the stack and the deviation is only 10 degress, but…
Nice truck! I'm doing something very similar but am adding a Arduino mega and an xbee onboard the truck to simulate the RX inputs to the APM1. I hacked an old truck TX with an Arduino chip and an XBee and a custom built telemetry protocol.…"
"Wooa. The 2.7.2b Camera Mount configuration has changed drastically. Parameters have been renamed and new fucntions added to mission planner. Can I get some hints on how to make it work? My camera mount used to work great in 2.5, not so great…"
"Just fgured this out and am posting in case someone else has the issue. On an APM1 with both 3DR radio and MinimOSD connected all looks OK but no telemetry is displayed. Here is my error in thinking and what I did to get it to work.
You must first…"
"Hi Everyone - I had this exact same issue on an APM1 with both 3DR radio and MinimOSD connected. All looks OK but no telemetry is displayed.
This may not be your problem, but here is my error in thinking and what I did to get it to work.