Ian forbes
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  • San Antonio, TX
  • United States

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X 8 coax multi Firmware question.. Bird is built but I can't fly!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hugues Jun 13, 2013. 24 Replies

I have finished building up my x quad up to an x8 coax configuration.  I found the diagram for wiring the motors as per the Wiki for APM 2, and have double checked the actual motor wiring by listening for the esc beep as I disconnected the motors 1…Continue

Tags: arduino..., firmware, cofiguration, x8

DAMN YOU XBEES! Not connecting AGAIN after update...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian forbes Mar 30, 2012. 4 Replies

OK so I have had tons of issues w xbee telemetry...  I just updated via usb, disconnected the battery, reconnected and now I get mavlink no connection via xbees.   Nothing changed with regards to hardware at all. Actually had 4 great flights…Continue

How to wire a multi without a power distribution board for idiots. Need simplified input please...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian forbes Mar 24, 2012. 15 Replies

I LIKE BOOKS WITH LOTS OF PICTURES...I followed the wiki instructions exacly, but I think I have a warning if you are not bulding an ardu copter specifically!The wikis are absolutely fantastic, but  I have been frustrated by the lack of whole actual…Continue

How important is a PDB? New wiring mistakes...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian forbes Mar 22, 2012. 1 Reply

Your chance to pick a newbs wiring apart! I blew the power in diode on the motor side, so I had to get even more creative. …Continue


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About Me:
No particular background, field of interests range from green sustainabilty/inventing/ technology applications.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Interested in researching unexplored applications for automated drones. Particularly partial to quads.

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At 2:32pm on April 11, 2012, Sid Lookingbill said…

Hey Ian

I got my 550 built as a X8, I am hoping to make test hop this weekend if weather holds

Gets kinda windy up here .

At 2:38pm on April 11, 2012, Sid Lookingbill said…

I'll gets some pics and specs put together and post later

At 10:49am on April 14, 2012, Ian forbes said…

Hey have you had a chance to fly X8?  I am having a odd glitch in esc 7 and 8, you had any issues loading via arduino and getting 7 an 8 to acknowleged by APM2??

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