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Mick posted a discussion
Greetings...  I just bought a new Futaba T8FG Super. After going through the process of setting it up with APM 3.0.1 , the ESC's/motors wouldn't arm. I checked off everything in the troubleshooting guide down to calibrating the ESCs, which I did…
Nov 2, 2013
Mick replied to John Kleiber's discussion The fastest 20 minutes of my life.
"It is fun, but I suggest you forget the FPV & fatshark for now. Focus on getting consistent uncomplicated flights for now, within easy line of sight. Things will arise that will take some time to figure out. You don't want that happening with your…"
Jul 22, 2013
Mick posted a discussion
Greetings,  this has happened twice:  perfect flight, 6 or 7 minutes in, climb to about 60 feet, suddenly motors dead stop, power gone, drop from the sky with no response from the TX. Hit the ground with heavy damage. In both cases, a couple of…
Jul 22, 2013
Mick replied to Mick's discussion Mexican jumping bean Hexa...
"More info: Hexa; motors 880 KV; APM 2.5; v2.9.1
Logs attached (sorry, no Wireless Telem). "
May 5, 2013
Mick posted a discussion
Hi all, the Mexican jumping bean reference is what my Hexa acts like when I activate RTL & Alt Hold. Please read on:Started with drifting Simple mode, heading goes off by up to 90 deg. Then a lethal problem where in Stab mode,it gradually stopped…
May 3, 2013
Mick replied to Mick's discussion CRASH 2.8.1, 2.9.1
"Here are 3 more Logs:

Mick2013-03-30 21-15 80.log2013-03-30 21-15 81.log2013-03-30 21-15 85.log"
Mar 30, 2013
Mick posted a discussion
Greetings... a bit long, but please read on :Hexa, APM 2.5, 2.8.1    A few weeks of trouble free flying. Then while in stab/simple mode,  bearing suddenly starts to drift about 60 degrees,  but only when I yaw left or right. When the nose is in the…
Mar 30, 2013
Mick posted a discussion
I have seen a number of similar posts like this, but no one has answered to help, so I'll try to word it differently :  Arducopter 2.5, Hexa... while in stable/simple mode, bearing drifts up to 90 degrees. Very troubling. Please help.Thanks
Mar 25, 2013
Mick posted a discussion
When I look at the satellite map (Google) on the mission planner, the place where I want to lay out a geo-fence is not defined enough to put in the points. I do live in a rural area, but when I look at the map on my iPhone, I can clearly see enough…
Dec 24, 2012
Mick posted a discussion
With the APM mission planner, does one have to have an Internet connection to set and execute waypoints? What if I'm in a remote area...?And... can waypoints be programmed using just the Rx, no computer?Thanks
Nov 15, 2012
Mick replied to Mick's discussion ESC Calibration
"I will try, thanks."
Nov 7, 2012
Mick posted a discussion
Greetings, I have the Hex kit well on it's way. Doing calibrations with APM 2.5. Tried the "automatic" calibration for all 6 ESCs. 2 motors didn't respond, just clicking from their ESCs. Tried the "manual" approach. Same motors/ESCs... no go, just…
Nov 6, 2012
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Oct 10, 2012