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Provo, UT


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University Student, BYU Provo, from Wyoming


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Looking to do UAV flight systems once I graduate


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Star Valley, WY


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Nolan Crook replied to EchoSakura's discussion Esc calibration and motor spinning problem
"what do you mean that the pixhawk restarted?  Did you hear the startup noises again?  Did you unhook the faulty ESC's and try to calibrate, arm, and run the one good working ESC/motor?  Also, what kind of noises / LED flashing did you get from the…"
Feb 26, 2015
Nolan Crook replied to Nolan Crook's discussion APM 2.5.2 Won't Install Firmware/Connect Mavlink - TX and RX constantly blinking
"Hi Joe,
I've been able to interface my ardupilot with several computers, I've never ran into one which wouldn't work (obviously as long as ardupilot was functioning correctly). 

I have interfaced with the ardupilot with an acer aspire one laptop…"
Aug 30, 2014
Nolan Crook replied to Nolan Crook's discussion APM 2.5.2 Won't Install Firmware/Connect Mavlink - TX and RX constantly blinking
"It turns out that the voltage regulator off the battery I was using was dead and giving my board double the voltage it required...after checking F1 and F2 fuses, the zener diode, and the onboard 3v voltage regulator (which all checked out), and then…"
Jul 2, 2014
Nolan Crook replied to Scott Green's discussion Pixhawk wont spin motors after arming...
"Hi Javier,

I had the same thing happen to me with my pixhawk.  I had to push the safety button down every time within a few seconds of startup or else it wouldn't work.  

Good luck
Nolan"
Jun 10, 2014
Nolan Crook replied to Scott Green's discussion Pixhawk wont spin motors after arming...
"I know this is late...but just for reference for people with the same problem.  I had trouble calibrating my ESC's and getting the props to spin up at arming.  HERE IS THE SOLUTION (thank you gregmaan)

-When doing ESC calibration (throttle at max),…"
Apr 18, 2014
Nolan Crook posted a discussion
Hi all,So my APM 2.6 is dead, whether powered by the 3DR PM, USB, or ESC's through J1 (i normally do not use J1, I temporarily hooked it up - with only one ESC 5V input - to see if it would power the board), nothing will register - no LED's.  I…
Apr 10, 2014
Nolan Crook replied to Nolan Crook's discussion APM 2.6 FRIED from broken Power Module - Salvage??
"The PM that I was using that fried it was a 3DR PM that was about a year old.  When I tested it was putting out about 10 V but by that time it was too late.  I replaced it and am getting the correct PM 5V output but the APM is dead.

I contacted 3DR…"
Mar 22, 2014
Nolan Crook replied to Nolan Crook's discussion APM 2.6 FRIED from broken Power Module - Salvage??
"For clarification, have not been using JP1, only was powering through battery (XT-60 connectors), or USB (always seperately, never USB and battery at the same time).

I've downloaded the schematic and opened it using Eagle.  F2 and F1 have…"
Mar 21, 2014
Nolan Crook posted a discussion
Hi all,I need help figuring out what fried on my APM 2.6.  It turns out the 3DR power module that I was connecting my board to is putting out waaay more than the 5V to the board...so naturally...my board was toasted cause I didn't check the 5V…
Mar 21, 2014
Nolan Crook replied to Nolan Crook's discussion APM 2.6 - No USB communication - Tried to flash but no success
"Are there any places on the board that I can check voltage to rule out hardware failure?"
Mar 21, 2014
Nolan Crook replied to Will Fellmeth's discussion Obstacle avoidance with Sonar
"I searched through your posts to find the info on the sonar setup but was unable to locate it.

I have an APM 2.6 with a quadcopter setup and I am trying to do some basic obstacle avoidance such as turning a pre-planned direction once an obstacle is…"
Mar 20, 2014
Nolan Crook replied to Nolan Crook's discussion APM 2.6 - No USB communication - Tried to flash but no success
"Yeah I wish I had some.  Was looking at buying some last night but they aren't cheap!  It may be worth it for the future though."
Mar 20, 2014
Nolan Crook posted a discussion
Hi all,My brand new APM 2.6 was working yesterday, and now when I plug it in to multiple computers with multiple cables it doesn't even register over USB.  Here's a summary:-The board lights up when connected to USB, the red and blue lights flash,…
Mar 20, 2014
Nolan Crook replied to Nolan Crook's discussion Generic Magnetometer on APM 2.6??
"I got my new 3DR magnetometer and hooked it up and it didn't work!  Then I realized that I had wires the 4 pin molex connecter exactly BACKWARDS!

Some quick soldering fixed the problem.  But it will take more than that to fix my broken ego!!! haha!…"
Mar 20, 2014
Nolan Crook replied to Nolan Crook's discussion Generic Magnetometer on APM 2.6??
"Thanks for your reply Para.  I double-checked the wiring (SCL, SDA, power, ground) just to be sure everything was connected properly (per the link I shared below).  I also tried it with different orientations but it seemed to give me the same error.…"
Mar 16, 2014
Nolan Crook replied to Nolan Crook's discussion Generic Magnetometer on APM 2.6??
"I just found this thread today...would have been nice to have it seen it a few days ago :/  It's not the same chip but is still helpful info.http://diydrones.com/m/blogpost?id=705844%3ABlogPost%3A1404376&..."
Mar 16, 2014
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