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Mission Planner Driver Install Problem

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Donovan Aug 21, 2013. 2 Replies

Was trying to find out why I had issues updating to 3.0.1 so I made the fatal mistake of deleting the 2560 Driver from Windows. Now no matter what I do I get an "access is denied" if I try to…Continue

Can't get Mavlink working on 3.0.1

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Donovan Aug 20, 2013. 2 Replies

Hi AllBeen running getting everything settled on my quad on 2.9 and now happy to go to 3.01. When I upgrade (no issues) I cannot get Mavlink to connect. Can downgrade and all works but it locks up on…Continue

PID settings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Donovan Oct 5, 2011. 2 Replies

I have my copter working OK in Loiter now but once it starts to get out of position it starts in ever increasing circles. I have looked at all the info on tuning but it is confusing and sometimes…Continue

Loiter issue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Donovan Oct 1, 2011. 4 Replies

I have built my first Arducopter from a jdrones store kit and how cool is it! I have been manually flying it to test it and check the Xbee link etc and have no real issues with that. Floats around…Continue

 

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Brian Donovan commented on Brian Donovan's blog post Octocopter - basic to start
"Hi Bruce My memory is not great and I actually hadn't had it out for 2 years as I had moved house. I see it under the stairs and wonder when I will use it again. I have many others so don't have time. I think my setup on the control is…"
May 22
Bruce Ardern commented on Brian Donovan's blog post Octocopter - basic to start
"Hi Brian, How's your memory! How do you set up a Turnigy 9X to operate for an Octocopter. I know very little about radio setup but have successfully followed instructions to set up for a quadcopter. cheers, Bruce"
May 22

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Mechanical Engineer always been into model aircraft
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combining a RC plane and giving it a brain is simply awesome!
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Octocopter - basic to start

Posted on August 8, 2013 at 5:42am 13 Comments

Have been building up a basic octocopter (already have other quads) based on cost looking to eventually go to a nice frame.



Whilst the Hobby King frame is nasty and cheap it is a start and for under $40 it…

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