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Mike Boland replied to Gérard Schumacher's discussion How to program 6 flying modes with JETI radios
"Have tried this from a few different angles and cannot get it to work.

Has anyone out there using JETI been able to get 6 flight modes using 2 switches?"
May 17, 2018
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Feb 15, 2018
Mike Boland replied to zubair hasrat's discussion Autonomous Quadcopter
"Yes, it should be straight  forward.
Just check the manufacturers compatibility of the APM2.8 which I am assuming is a clone Pixhawk.
The APM2.6 was the last 3DR branded 8 bit controller and it still works well using the 3.2.1 version of the Arducop…"
May 17, 2017
Mike Boland replied to David Nelson's discussion Flight Controller transplant into older quadcopter: possible?
"Be thankful of the difference.
You are more likely to have problems converting a Phantom due to their cheap non standard ESC's.
If you decide to go the Pixhawk route then get a small PWM to PPM convertor (couple of bucks on eBay) and you can still u…"
Apr 14, 2017
Mike Boland replied to David Nelson's discussion Flight Controller transplant into older quadcopter: possible?
"You have a working airframe, so your build is mostly done.
If you put an older APM in then the Rx will just connect straight to it.
The Pixhawk on the other hand uses PPM input so you need a PWM to PPM convertor.
Stick a GPS somewhere and your done.…"
Apr 13, 2017
Mike Boland replied to S1CAR1US's discussion Cause of fly away when selecting RTL
"If your compass was out by 180 roll, then yes, this would screw up any auto functions.
Compass is one of the most important, sensitive and troublesome sensors on the aircraft.

Make sure it is calibrated and check the orientation in your GCS is corr…"
Mar 26, 2017
Mike Boland replied to Suman Ghimire's discussion Mobius ActionCam Image Distortion correction for aerial mapping and plant health analysis
"Check out Peau Productions
They specialise in this sort of thing.
Just a matter of matching up the lens "
Mar 14, 2017
Mike Boland replied to David C Phillips's discussion Drone goes up, doesn't come down.
"The copter had real problems with compass variances and EKF in the red.
A lot of vibration as well which either contributed or raised the issues.

When it comes to EKF problems it is out of my area.
You will probably get better answers by posting on…"
Jan 23, 2017
Mike Boland replied to David C Phillips's discussion Drone goes up, doesn't come down.
"Can you put up the .log or .bin file?
Cannot read the .mavlink and is it from the flight controller or the ground station?"
Jan 23, 2017
Mike Boland replied to David C Phillips's discussion Drone goes up, doesn't come down.
"posting your log files would really help to see what was going on."
Jan 23, 2017
Mike Boland replied to Andrew's discussion APM2.8 not working
"Have you checked the power module under load?
It sounds like the power module is failing when load is applied.
Have you checked the current draw on the power module?
The standard 3DR power module is only rated at 500mA, so a check of the current bei…"
Nov 5, 2016
Mike Boland replied to andycross1's discussion RAW sensor outputs different in ArduCopter User Group
"Nothing.
There is always slight variations in outputs due to variations in the level of the FC.
It's not until it is flying that it can use sensors other than just the gyros, so your best bet is to fly it, after making sure everything moves in the r…"
Nov 1, 2016
Mike Boland replied to Lyn Rees's discussion Hexcopter rolling with neutral input
"What firmware are you using?
Have you checked the radio calibration page on your GCS?
Is the throttle and roll moving as expected?
Have you tried recalibrating your radio?
In the HUD on your GCS does the horizon stay level?"
Oct 30, 2016
Mike Boland replied to Jeff Horton's discussion GPS Loiter holding issues in ArduCopter User Group
"The first step would be to post a data flash log so we could see what was going on."
Oct 19, 2016
Mike Boland replied to guido fiore's discussion how to recover apm burned? in ArduCopter User Group
"I had a power module blow out and did much the same thing to a Pixhawk.
It would actually still boot and fly quite well, you couldn't connect to it.
I could identify the chip that got fried, the multiplexer I think, but unless you could rework the b…"
Oct 1, 2016
Mike Boland replied to Spagettilegs's discussion Newbie Question About Batteries
"120A on the 4000mAh30C is right not he edge, you are working it to it's maximum stated capacity.Not a great way to treat the battery and I would watch your discharge and temperatures carefully.
Your 16000mAh10C is rated at 160A so not so bad BUT you…"
Sep 2, 2016
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