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Will this H-Frame Hexacopter layout work with APM2?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Carson Oct 13, 2014. 1 Reply

Hi,Just wanting to confirm whether this frame layout will run OK with arducopter before I commit to building it, I don't see why it shouldn't work as a circular hex frame firmware considering the…Continue

Tags: hex, apm, Hexacopter, Frame, H

Arducopter 2560 oilpan is bricked! *UPDATE* Now Fixed!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Carson Sep 4, 2012. 1 Reply

Hello!SO had the below problems and finally hooked up the Hobbyking FTDI USB adaptor to the top of the oilpan and now I have full functionality, able to do everything and now have a spare APM!!!!I…Continue

Tags: 2560, APM, oilpan, bricked

Helicopter build - Help with spacing a ball on a servo horn (trigonometry problem)

Started this discussion. Last reply by malcolm churn Aug 22, 2011. 1 Reply

Hello!Can I please appeal to the community with greater trigonometry knoweledge than myself to help solve this little problem I have come across?During my build of an Arducopter Traditional Heli on a…Continue


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I am your average heli nut, have been trained in CPL theory and currently have 32 hours in a H300 - Live in little old NZ, with a life philosophy of "Do No Harm" and really wanna change the world for the better!
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Spent the last 5 years researching all things vtol and want nothing more than to work in the field of UAV's, Have a lot of experience with RC Helis, from Gassers to little micro FP's and I strive to find the ultimate application of all this wonderful technology we now have at our fingertips!!

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MAking Headway with a Gasser Traditional helicopter Arducopter (APM1) Camera Ship.

Posted on August 14, 2012 at 5:00pm 20 Comments

The test hop was short due to having spit balled the throttle and pitch curves to come out with a head speed of ~1300rpm and a motor speed of ~1-,500rpm

The vibration dampening seems to be more than adequate for both the…


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At 5:46am on July 19, 2011, nubli hashim said…
hi Ben, thanks for inviting me to be friends. yup I relly need somekind of help. Just wonder if we load quad codes, can later on be reloaded with hexa code or tri code? I think can right?
At 5:23pm on August 21, 2011, malcolm churn said…



hi ben i have posted the manual on here for you...


At 7:38am on August 25, 2011, malcolm churn said…



Have written an arduino quick setup page

At 4:51pm on February 8, 2013,
Kevin Hester

Hi Ben, no problem.  Can you post your question with description of the problem on the support thread for Andropilot?  So others also have a chance to answer.

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