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Miles Smith posted a discussion
Does anyone have PIDS for the 540g frame? Also, I'm having an issue with mine where when attempting to take off it flips over to one side. I'm not sure if this is because I need to tune the PIDS, or if I've set it up wrong some how.What frame style…
Nov 11, 2013
Miles Smith replied to Edgar Scott's discussion Can't power Gimbal with AMP :-( in ArduCopter User Group
"PWM stands for Pulse Width Modulation, it's not a connector, but a "protocol" of sorts. What the instructions are telling you is that you should ONLY connect the signal line (usually white) to the APM. The gimbal servos should be connected to power…"
Sep 20, 2013
Miles Smith replied to Brian Pappas's discussion What causes the "level" position in stabilize to change so quickly?--Crash with Video
"Hrm, I see nothing unsual about the logs, but I'm not an expert either. I do notice that you switch to RTL and then back to Stabilize right at the end, not sure if that was intentional or not."
Aug 11, 2013
Miles Smith replied to William Burkert's discussion 3DR 880Kv Motor Setup in ArduCopter User Group
"Loctite. Ample amounts of the 242 (aka Loctite Blue). DO NOT USE 271 (aka Loctite Red) as that will permanently fix those puppies to the motor.

READ THE LABELS: My 242 came in a RED container, and my 271 came in a BLUE container. The irony I know."
Aug 10, 2013
Miles Smith replied to Miles Smith's discussion Motor continues spinning after disarm
"SOLVED: Anyone else having this issue, make sure that you RESET and ERASE your EEPROM after loading a new firmware on it. Transient values in the EEPROM were to blame for the erratic behavior."
Aug 9, 2013
Miles Smith posted a discussion
I am nearing completion of a new build. I'm having a problem where after arming the copter, and throttling up, and then back down, one of the motors continues to spin. The only way to stop the motor from spinning is to remove power.It's only one,…
Aug 9, 2013
Miles Smith replied to Justin Friedman's discussion Need help with batteries
"It shows that the input voltage is between 9 and 12.6v, which would make that a 3s lipo."
Jan 21, 2013
Miles Smith posted a discussion
Is this possible? Has it at least been discussed?
Jan 2, 2013
Miles Smith posted a discussion
Can someone explain what the benefit of props like this:http://www.rctimer.com/index.php?gOo=goodspic.dwt&goodsid=747are over props like this:http://www.rctimer.com/index.php?gOo=goods_details.dwt&goodsid=..., what are the meanings of the…
Dec 20, 2012
Miles Smith replied to Jason's discussion Hexacopter kit assembly, esc issues (I'm probably missing something)
"Okay, I have the exact same setup (3DR Hexa, DX8). I found that what i had to do was calibrate each ESC manually, and THEN do an auto calibration.
Only after doing those, one right after the other, did they sync up."
Dec 18, 2012
Miles Smith posted a discussion
I have a new build coming up that's an Octo that I'm planning on using http://www.foxtechfpv.com/tmotor-351515-kv400-motor-p-822.html with 14x4.7 APC's. That pulls max current of 21A. Times 8 that's nearly 170A max. I'm wondering if there's a…
Dec 18, 2012
Miles Smith posted a discussion
I'm trying to get HIL working in X Plane 10 (or 9 if it's not possible in 10). From all the instructions I've found, I need to download a special version of arduino (22 with a relaxpatch). I've done that (download from the *deprecated* section of…
Dec 11, 2012
Miles Smith replied to Garrick Merrill's discussion Throttle Failsafe in Action
"Thank you for that. Good to know that it actually works!"
Dec 6, 2012
Miles Smith commented on oejang aja's blog post DJI Phantom, Full RTF from dji $700 ..
"TBH, the 4xAA makes it easier to integrate into everyday life. Especially if you can charge the drones batteries using a standard wallwart that's presumably included. No need to know anything about lipo tech."
Dec 6, 2012
Miles Smith posted a discussion
I just received my Hexa-B Sonar mount. It seems like the only place that the mount would fit, is if I was to turn the arms 45 degrees counter-clockwise.Can someone help me figure out what's going wrong here?I've attached some pictures to show what I…
Dec 3, 2012
Miles Smith posted a discussion in 3D Printing Drone Parts
Thanks to this group, I've ordered a set of parts for a RepRap Prusa Mendel.I'm going to be taking the build slowly, and wanted to see if anyone has any tips that would pertain specifically to printing multicopter parts.Is there a specific type of…
Nov 30, 2012