"I'm also getting this issue on my APM2 with Plush 30 amp ESCs. I've found that the only way to ensure that all ESCs are initialized is to let the APM2 boot and then hit the reset buttons a few times until I get the battery-cell beeps out of my…"
The $100 credit was being offered as a gesture of goodwill. Considering the amount of nagging that has gone on here, do you still feel you have that goodwill (and considering your tone)? You preordered knowing there would be a delay of 8…"
"My vote would be an APM2 powered drone with a loudspeaker that flies around to everyone's shipping addresses and informs them of their estimated shipping date. For example:
(robot voice here) "Your ArduPilot Mega 2 will ship in 2.5555556 days"…"
"So my question is, why CAN'T there be a turnkey solution, except with less features. The 3DR frame/jDrones frames are standardized. The hardware that people install is standard. Why couldn't I come in, pay $300 +$40 or a magneto or $200…"
"@Ian: Arducopter in its current form is highly flyable. The stability mode is great and has been stable for a long while now. In my experience, altitude hole and loiter are less stable, but that doesn't mean they don't work well (I may well be an…"
"@Ian I also run custom frames. It is entirely possible that the official frames fly just fine. I was just speaking from my experience where say firmware 2.0.xx flew nearly perfectly but firmware 2.0.xy did not or introduced regressions in…"
"If a lot of people are coming directly into the hobby, then the stability of the project is of utmost importance, especially loiter and altitude hold. While crashing is part of the hobby, it can be incredibly frustrating to put a lot of time and…"