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testuser0001 posted a discussion
Hello all,On my Wing Wing z84 I use an APM 2.8 with Arduplane 3.4. I know this is archaic hardware and software. But I have it laying around so why not use it.I have performed an extended autotune flight and I am pretty happy with the results. As fa…
Mar 11, 2018
testuser0001 replied to testuser0001's discussion Bix3 crash in auto mode (log included)
"Hi,
Thank you for your help. I have bought a new Bix3 and will try this.

Jakub Mędrzycki said:
http://flitetest.com/articles/pixhawk-fbw-a-autotune-lethargic-reso..."
Nov 7, 2016
testuser0001 replied to testuser0001's discussion Bix3 crash in auto mode (log included)
"One additional remark: the Arduplane seemed to respond sluggish to keeop the plane level. When I had the plane in my hand before flight I noticed the sluggish movement of the servos like the Ardupilot was giving just a little bit of input."
Apr 13, 2016
testuser0001 posted a discussion
Hello all,In the last couple of months I have utterly destroyed two Bixlers. Needless to say I need some advice.The last crash went like this. The auto mode was set up to fly a trip around the ball park at an altitue of 60 meters (approx. 200ft). Wh…
Apr 13, 2016
testuser0001 replied to testuser0001's discussion External Compass direction
"For some reason I can't get it to work. I may have found an explanation. When I turn the APM 2.6 itself the compass turns from south to north or whatever I point it to. So it seems the APM has an on board compass.

I assume it would cause problems w…"
Feb 24, 2015
testuser0001 replied to testuser0001's discussion External Compass direction
"It is very strange. No matter what yaw I set it to it still keeps pointing in the wrong direction. I give the APM a power cycle after I set the yaw of the compass."
Jan 7, 2015
testuser0001 replied to testuser0001's discussion External Compass direction
"For some reason I thought this was a live adjustment. I was wrong.

When I am able to work on my plane again I will check this. This should fix it I think.

By the way, +90 degrees yaw should do the trick? I will check this out.

Thanks for your kin…"
Dec 1, 2014
testuser0001 replied to testuser0001's discussion External Compass direction
"Thanks Randy for the link. Honestly I had already seen that. For some reason none of the orientations works good enough.

The direction is correct i.e. move the plane left, the compass goes left and vice versa. But when I point the nose of the plane…"
Nov 30, 2014
testuser0001 posted a discussion
Hi pilots,If you look at the picture you see how I have mounted the external compass and GPS. The arrow the the direction it should be mounted. However I have not followed the direction because the wires come out of the left side of the module.Ofcou…
Nov 11, 2014
testuser0001 replied to testuser0001's discussion No rudder control
"Hi Ron,

That was it! Thanks. Now I have to do refinements because the heli drifts very slowly backwards. Lets say 7 o' clock. I think I have to make mechanical adjustments to the swash rods. Make the elevator a bit longer so the bird will not be pu…"
Sep 6, 2014
testuser0001 replied to testuser0001's discussion No rudder control
"Hi Rob,

Thanks for your excellent reply. I will try that. I got these settings from the internet because it has not flown yet :-(

Hopefully these settings make the bird fly so I can start from there.

I must say the HK450 is my first helicopter an…"
Sep 4, 2014
testuser0001 replied to testuser0001's discussion No rudder control
"Never thought of the params file. I have attached it. Please see if this helps.testusers-hk450.param"
Sep 2, 2014
testuser0001 posted a discussion
Hi fellow pilots,I have a strange issue with my rudder servo. When I move the yaw stick the rudder servo is not moving. The swash servos do move when I move the yaw stick.All other controls are correct. When I move throttle and cyclic controls the c…
Aug 28, 2014
testuser0001 replied to Chadel P.'s discussion Where can I mount APM on a 450 heli
"Looking good!
If you use this (link) anti vibration set it will fit nicely between the legs of the landing gear. The narrow top part of the set fits nicely. Use tie rips to tie it down. Also it helps reduce vibrations :-)

Remember to mount the APM…"
Aug 18, 2014
testuser0001 replied to Chadel P.'s discussion Where can I mount APM on a 450 heli
"Hi Chadel P,

It is very difficult to see because my machine is crammed with electronics. Hopefully these images give some clarification.

HTHIMG_61300.jpg"
Aug 18, 2014
testuser0001 replied to testuser0001's discussion Helicopter tilts / flips to one side during take off
"It seems the APM tilts the swash to the wrong direction when I tilt the heli. So I have changed the servo settings in MP and reversed the channel in the radio. Now it does not flip over when trying to take off.

However, I cannot take of fully becau…"
Aug 18, 2014
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