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Drone Pilot required in LA

Started Mar 24, 2015 0 Replies

Hi Guys,Would there be anyone out there that is fully accredited and is prepared to fly drones around the rural areas of LA?You would be required for a couple of days to fly my custom camera rig…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Boyhan Aug 1, 2013. 1 Reply

READY-TO-FLY RTF DJI S800 HEXACOPTERwithWookong-M Autopilot with GPS latest version and Futaba 8FG Super RadioANDZenmuse Gimbal with Sony Nex-5N  …Continue

Tags: brushless, gimbal, zenmuse, s800, Wookong

Is my APM 2.0 broken?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Slater Mar 9, 2013. 4 Replies

In the pursuit of a vibe free frame i have been experimenting with easy low-cost solutions, and I've come up with a cracker that i will soon share with you all once I've finished gathering data. In…Continue

Tags: z-axis, on, spikes, vibration

Arducopter Tuning Guide

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andre K. Oct 12, 2018. 574 Replies

The arducopter tuning guide. This guide was written at the time of the release of Arducopter 2.8.1 FW. It is a compilation of everything I have gathered from the experts in the field of flight…Continue

Tags: rate_P, rate_I, rate_D, guide, tuning


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Lithium battery dreams

Posted on May 23, 2013 at 12:14pm 7 Comments

New lithium-ion battery design that’s 2,000 times more powerful, recharges 1,000 times faster... I'm drooling!


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At 10:19am on January 16, 2013, Jared Reabow said…

ask away!

At 1:29pm on October 1, 2013, Phil said…

Hi Dave

Thanks for accepting me as friend. i live in sutton coldfield so am fairly close i think. i have a quad that i am trying to get going and have fitted an air sensor. It just does not show up on mission planner? the tick boxes are just greyed out? i have a m8 who is checking the unit out, but any suggestions?

Thanks in anticipation


P.S. its a 700 version not the 500 version i have been seeing probs with on on forums.

At 1:32pm on October 1, 2013, Phil said…

Jared?  confused with forum lol

At 9:15am on December 10, 2015, Klayt Morfoot said…


I just saw your PID tutorial today and am going to do it this weekend. I am wondering if you have any thoughts on whether the issue I'm having sounds like it could be the PIDs.

I have been dealing with a yaw/CW motor issue for a while now. I posted an explanation about it today. I have a monster quad with KDE Direct 4014XF motors, very strong output. I had it flying quite smoothly a while back on default settings but before that time and after it has had the CW 3&4 motors running higher (~150pwm) and therefore hotter than CCW 1&2 motors. I have been running on 8S batteries but recently made a swappable power board setup to use 6S as well. So far with the 6S batteries it is underpowered (~16-17lb all up weight) and yaws clockwise very badly to the point that I do not even want to lift it off the ground much until its resolved. When I was using 8S it was definitely not underpowered, but still suffered the problem of 3&4 running hot and yaw/rolling when jumping the throttle. I am really hoping its the PIDs because that's the only aspect I haven't gotten serious with yet, but it doesn't seem like such a consistently one-directional thing would be caused by PIDs?

At 8:43am on January 22, 2016, Klayt Morfoot said…

My issue was too low an integral term. I have the quad flying great with maxed out P and D, and I = 0.250. Thanks for the tutorial btw, its an awesome resource.

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