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APM planner or Mission Planner - I've been away!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jakey Boy Feb 5, 2014. 2 Replies

Hello people, I've been away from Ardupilot for some time having had some bad experiences previously (probably my fault), but i'm back to give it another go.I've noticed talk of APM Planner now which…Continue

Tags: mission, ardupilot, arducopter, planner, apm

3DR uBlox GPS with Compass - crazy mag offset readings

Started this discussion. Last reply by dronepilot Jun 11, 2014. 7 Replies

Hi,I was having some problems with my quadcopter (running the APM 2.5) shooting off in random directions when I put it in Loiter or RTL modes.After doing some reading I came to the conclusion that…Continue

Tags: apm2.5, declination, magnetic, compass, gps

Adjusting throttle PIDs (which should I adjust?)

Started this discussion. Last reply by leonardthall Aug 25, 2013. 12 Replies

Hi Guys, I finally got my newly built quad out for a test flight yesterday, set up is as follows:X650 Carbon quad APM 2.5 (currently no GPS fitted as it stopped working) Tiger MN series 700Kv motors…Continue

Tags: planner, apm2.5, mission, adjustment, throttle

uBlox gets hot to touch, and now no longer works

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jakey Boy Aug 13, 2013. 3 Replies

Hi,My uBlox GPS has been working very well for the past few days since installing it into my quad connected to the APM 2.5. However, I noticed it starting to get very hot yesterday, and now it…Continue

Tags: working, not, hot, gps, uBlox


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About Me:
Aerospace Engineer and a keen user of Quadcopters.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I own a F450 quadcopter with NAZA, GPS and FPV gear etc. I'm keen to learn more about the electronics side of things and have a play with the Ardupilot FC.

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Horizon:51 put Drones to Good use to Survey the Flooding on the Somerset Levels

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 5:46am 2 Comments


As the UK government declares the extensive flooding of the Somerset Levels as a major incident, calling in the assistance of the army and red cross to reach some of the marooned villages, a local company, Horizon:51, take to the skies to survey the damage. These incredible photos, taken using their new H:51 SkyPix H6 copter fitted with a Sony Nex camera, show the extent of the damage.

Up to 30 square miles, across the Somerset Levels are…


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