"Well, you have some reading to do! Gimbals don't just work you need to calibrate the accelerometers, physicaly balance the gimbal mechanism, do an auto detect to get all the motors going the right way. And about the connections, I really…"
"Yes the mode channel must stay in RTL. If the mode channel changes the new mode will be selected. If RTL mode was the result of a low battery or radio lose it will stay in that mode even when the radio is working again. The mode switch must change…"
"The clockwise motors,1,3,6 are less power than the counterclockwise,2,4,5 motors. It is compensating for an inherent yaw in the airframe. I am assuming you have clamp type motor mounts and tube arms. Check that all the motors are on the same plane,…"
"From your picture I can see that it is installed correctly with the yellow arms being the front. Also the fact that is flying means it is the correct orientation, otherwise it would flip over. I think what you need to do is reverse the pitch…"
"Probably real good for a efficient long endurance fixed wing, but not so much for a copter. While the energy density doubles, the maximum C rating is one fifth of the best copter batteries, only 2C. You would still be pushing C limits, but my 650…"
"I had this happen to my copter after a benign modification. I have very well balanced props and they are checked on a Dubro balancer. I changed motor mount because I thought they would be more secure, but they added 20 g and extended the arm length.…"
I have just looked at some of your latest logs. Same critical problem exists, bad voltage to the pixhawk, excessive battery voltage drop from idle to flight.
power from my copter
Hey Greg ! It hit me while I was sleeping tonight and woke me up ! Getting baby scale is an Excellent idea! not just to weigh the plane but if I get one that shows ounces and fraction of ounces I can weigh each item and figure it's moment before I put it in the plane and help figure the best spot for it from the COG + or - and keep the trimming ballast to a minimum. the rest of the plane will be foam I have been looking at power plants and might do Something Novel ? I am aiming for a take off weight of 4 1/2 to 5 pounds if I get a power plant out of something 7 to 10 pounds it should be lots Thanks! Have a Great Day!
I read your posts that you have made a camera gimbal stabilizer. I work on Arduplane source code, with the APM-1 board, attaching 2 servo to work out solution for 2-axis stabilizer. It will be helpful if you could share your source so that I can have a look at it to get a better idea !
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