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Tim B replied to Tim B's discussion Pixhawk - Hexacopter - First crash following autotune attempt - Log
"Huh. Thanks.

Guess when battery goes low it goes low quick cause when I saw it around 21 on my phone is when I went to disable autotune and land, maybe coulda been a delay on the telemetry link or something. Live and learn I guess."
Jun 30, 2016
Tim B replied to Tom Gear's discussion Autotune Crash after unexpected yaw movement
"Hey man. 

Yea I just made a post about a similar issue I had today with hexacopter. Saw battery voltage starting to get low while it was autotuning yaw after finishing roll and pitch so figured I better cancel autotune and land. Switched to stabili…"
Jun 27, 2016
Tim B posted a discussion
Hey All.So I built a large hexacopter last year with a Sony Nex-6 in 3 axis gimbal with a pixhawk as the controller. It sat over the winter and I got it out the other day and updated / installed new firmware etc. I took it out today and after making…
Jun 27, 2016
Tim B replied to D Ohlarik's discussion Getting SOLID RED Main LED and constant beeping... what is it? Battery Low?
"I was having an issue like this after my hexacopter with pixhawk sat through the winter and I got it out the other day to update it / set it up etc. I formatted the micro sd card on my pc and put it back in the pixhawk, ejected / reinserted a couple…"
Jun 27, 2016
Tim B replied to Dave's discussion Lynxmotion V Tail Configuration and ArduCopter
"Yea no. I guess they had some more delays because I still haven't received the new controller I preordered. For now my vtail is sitting till the new controller ships."
Apr 5, 2015
Tim B replied to Dave's discussion Lynxmotion V Tail Configuration and ArduCopter
"I only ever put a pixhawk on it. I didn't have super high expectations since it wasn't officially supported / only recently supported. I actually bought the pixhawk for a hexacopter I'm working on but thought I would try it on the vtail when I saw v…"
Jan 13, 2015
Tim B replied to David Antwis's discussion Pixhawk With V-Tail Quadcopter???
"Kool. I haven't looked at the footage yet to see if I captured it (just set my cell on it's side and hit record) but I did fly a bit more on the vtail 500 and pixhawk and it flys fine except for giving it yaw. Giving it any yaw even just a little bi…"
Jan 6, 2015
Tim B replied to David Antwis's discussion Pixhawk With V-Tail Quadcopter???
"You know I actually only flew it once. The short legs was an issue with the rear props hitting into the grass which prompted me to get it up higher. The first time I flew it I had to swap the 2 and 4 motor connections to get it to fly right but it s…"
Dec 30, 2014
Tim B replied to David Antwis's discussion Pixhawk With V-Tail Quadcopter???
"Well no tips but can verify what your seeing I guess.

I have a lynxmotion vtail 500 but i modified it (added longer legs). I was trying to fly it after extending the legs and adding a gopro / gimbal. I could take off and hover a bit but not maintai…"
Dec 30, 2014
Tim B replied to Dave's discussion Lynxmotion V Tail Configuration and ArduCopter
"Had to reverse the servo wires going to the pixhawk, swap connectors 2 and 4. At the time I contacted the guy who submitted the vtail config for inclusion into arducopter software and he said he was pretty sure he had it right but the dev flipped th…"
Dec 24, 2014
Tim B replied to Dallin Briggs's discussion V-tail and flaperon mixing
"There is a vtail option, they just haven't bothered to add it to the gui. If you use latest beta 3.2+ iirc then you set frame type to "4" and it's a basic vtail configuration. I was able to get my lynx motion vtail 500 flying with it pretty well wit…"
Dec 23, 2014
Tim B replied to Dave's discussion Lynxmotion V Tail Configuration and ArduCopter
"I was able to get my V-tail 500 flying with pixhawk because there is now a frame type "4" aka v-tail preset basic configuration. The only problem I had was having to reverse motors 2 and 4 the back ones because it wouldn't work the other way around…"
Dec 23, 2014
Tim B commented on Randy's blog post ArduCopter 3.2 Released
"Previously I was able to tick the "enable sonar" box just fine for my pixhawk with a mb1240 hooked up to the 3.3v port, now it's not letting me. I go to the sonar under optional hardware in mission planner and it won't let me check the box or select…"
Dec 1, 2014
Tim B replied to David Antwis's discussion Pixhawk With V-Tail Quadcopter???
"Just got a quick clip but managed to do some flying with my Vtail 500 and pixhawk. Will do a better one sooner or later. Was a bit windy / some gusts and this was just a fresh flash of 3.2-RC2 and recalibrated accel but no tuning whatsoever. It did…"
Jun 22, 2014
Tim B replied to David Antwis's discussion Pixhawk With V-Tail Quadcopter???
"I've got a Pixhawk on my Lynxmotion Vtail 500. I was taking off and it was spinning like crazy, had to reverse the back motors connection 2 and 4. I was able to take off twice and hover a bit before drifting and letting off throttle and catching / g…"
Jun 18, 2014
Tim B replied to David Antwis's discussion Pixhawk With V-Tail Quadcopter???
"Update: I got in touch with the guy who added the vtail code into arducopter I guess. He sent me a link to the request to get it in to master or what not. From everything I found on the subject I had the motors how they should be but then he mention…"
Jun 16, 2014
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