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Hey all,I'm working on converting my traxxas rustler into an ardurover. I have the APM 2.6 that I pulled from my quadcopters as well as a fatshark fpv setup. I'm looking to get a range of a few miles with obstructions. What do you recommend in terms

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Huge Quadcopter Build

3691098416?profile=originalSo I'm thinking of doing a huge (I mean huge) quadcopter build. Think something like the picture above, but not an X8. Anyone have any ideas/cautions/suggestions? I'm probably going to custom build the frame. Once I have the frame done I'll post its

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I need some help!

So I might of gotten a job doing flyovers of a solar farm to make an advertisement. Right now I have a stock 3DR quadcopter, with the APM. The client wants nice sweeping view of the farm, smooth and sub professional. The problem is, I'm not a pro! I

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battery issues anyone got any ideas?

So my Quadcopter (apm 2.5) has been getting terrible battery life. It would always exceed 8 minutes, but recently its been getting more like 3-4. I thought something might be wrong with the copter, but I know its not now. I plugged my battery in to m

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Flyaway

Today I was flying in a relatively large yard. There were light winds with gusts at the highest around 10-15 mph. I was flying around a little and my copter went too high and I couldn't control it, so I flipped the switch to RTL. The copter started g

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LiPo voltage help

So I've been have trouble with voltage on my quadcopter. I am still learning so I keep it low, but recently I've been going higher up. I'm a little nervous about the battery because my quad starts descending slowly, gaining speed in the process. I ge

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Need some camera mounting help

I have a 3DR quadcopter and a Nikon AW100. I want to mount the camera to the bottom of the quad, but don't need a gimbal. Just need a platform to aim it out, with minimal vibes. Any idea how I could make one, lightest possible because the camera is h

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ESC won't program

Im using the stock 3dr 20 amp escs on my arducopter. I programmed 3 escs manually because I coulden't figure out the automatic programming. The last esc won't program. It always turns on, gives the start up beeps, the lipo beeps, and every few second

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Confused with the APM set up- accelerometer

I followed all of the steps for the accelerometer calibration, APM flat, Apm left side, etc and noticed, when its connected through USB the telemetry screen shows that it pointing down 10 degrees. Its also turning to the side a little. I tried the ca

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