"There is a lot of enthusiasm for the Simonk firmware. Some of it warranted some not so much. Fact is you do need to calibrate them because of variances in the clock circuits from ESC to ESC even of the exact same type and brand. Latest versions of…"
"I got with Jordi and the 3DR team and we researched and clarified the power requirements for the APM2.0 and there is new, more detailed information on the power requirements that are approved by the 3DR engineering team. This information is based…"
"I have the board set - FC plus GPS/Nav. It is truly amazing. The position/altitudhold/loiter is spot on and RTH, etc all work as advertised. It's a bit pricey compared to open source stuff but it truly works right out of the box. I've tried it on 3…"
This seems to have been sitting here for about a week so I'll help out and just go down the page in order.
- Optima 9 RX cables: The little notch is intended for a "key" on the mating connector. Only Futaba type connectors have these and it…"
Lot's of folks are writing portions of code from scratch.The current Ardupilot dev team consists of about 5-10 expert programmers and another 10-15 people contributing code. Same for multiWii and other full autopilot projects. I guess it depends…"
"There actually is a lot of prior art here. In the traditional helicopter comment we've been dealing with this for several years now especially when it comes to Flybarless controllers and especially the more advanced ones that have both gyros and…"
"I wasn't trying just dredge up an old topic or cause pointless debate with this blog post. I also want to say that the young man that flew this mission is a real good guy and I don't consider him irresponsible. I spoke with him at length and it was…"
Another title might be "How long before we kill someone?".Why such a provocative title? Well, a few days ago a fellow RC enthusiast approached me brimming with pride and sense of accomplishment. He wanted to tell me how he had flow his FPV RC…
Wow! This is very cool. I've been wanting to implement SBUS on APM 1 and 2 for a number of months and have dabbled at it but haven't spent any serious time or brainpower. Your work will help. I want to implement it in the on-board PPM encoder.…"
I'm back from my 3 month trip so starting to get re-engaged....
I'm never one to reinvent the wheel and having used the governor's built into nearly all the good ESC's on the market can I ask have you used them (Align and Castle) and why…"
"Good question. This is often the subject of much debate and speculation without much data to back up the decisions. If you want to take a more data based approach that can get you exactly the results you desire.
This is more of an observation and a suggestion rather than a complaint and it's not directed at you but rather those responsible for getting the APM2 into production and marketing it. So here you go: