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IMU shield/ oilpan gyro problem

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vincent Mees Sep 26, 2010. 6 Replies

I am using configurator v1.2.1 and software 1.31 for my arducopter.The gyros do not show any movement when I twist and turn the quad.The acell pitch and roll move all over but the gyros stay centered…Continue

Arducopter vs Aeroquad

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas J Coyle III Sep 2, 2010. 3 Replies

Can someone tell me what is the difference between these quads?Do they use the same boards?Continue

Arducopter receiver

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Sep 2, 2010. 2 Replies

I am trying to use my DX6 and AR6000 receiver which use DSM and am asking if this transmitter and receiver will work with the Arducopter?If so, I will go back to trying to get it to acknowledge…Continue

Arducopter build software

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Aug 14, 2010. 2 Replies

I just joined the Ardu pilot Mega and the IMU shield/ oilpan.I loaded the drivers for Windows Vista.I plugged in the brain and started the Arduino.exeI need some help.I loaded the drivers OK3. - go…Continue

 

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John replied to Robert Beatty's discussion Propeller style question
"I used the EPP and they were very resistant to crash damage. Now I am using the APC and they break much easier. I like the APC better because they seem to respond faster to motor rpms. Better hover and response. I just carry more spares since they…"
Dec 5, 2010
John replied to Gunnar Forsgren mobimation.com's discussion ESC placement / power wiring
"Let us know if you have heating problems with the ESC's protected this way. Mine are on the arms so they will get some air to stay cool. I like your idea so give us some feedback on the heating."
Dec 3, 2010
John replied to Gunnar Forsgren mobimation.com's discussion Frame addons for visibility (LEDs, Paint....)
"My arms are red but they are still hard to see."
Dec 1, 2010
John replied to Gunnar Forsgren mobimation.com's discussion Frame addons for visibility (LEDs, Paint....)
"I am interested in this topic too. I have trouble seeing the orientation when flying fast or further away. I have two legs painted red but they all look the same when zipping about. Maybe use the brilliant red spray paint? Phosphorescent? I will…"
Nov 30, 2010
John replied to Toby Stein's discussion Using 4 cell and 5 cell lipos with arducopter
"What do your ESC's and motors use? Can they use the higher voltage without burning up? Some ESC and some motors will allow higher voltages but some will not. My motors and ESC's will only go up to 3 cells so I stop there."
Nov 30, 2010
John replied to Tom Myers's discussion X Configuration Observation
"Tom I fly in the x configuration and use the original software not the latest. Try this thread for help. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1286011"
Nov 1, 2010
John replied to JussiH's discussion Catch 22 DIYD warranty terms
"I purchased the oilpan from DIYDrones and found it didn't work. I e mailed and quickly received a reply telling me what to do. I sent in my oilpan and received it back in about two weeks. I was worried since it was my original oilpan with my…"
Oct 29, 2010
John replied to Dean Lamborn's discussion PID Explained
"Thanks for the easier to understand explanation. I was scared to touch anything but now I will start with baby steps.........."
Oct 22, 2010
John replied to Vincent Mees's discussion Arducopter in the air with mikrokopter frame.
"Kamil you are correct. Satellites orbit the earth staying in the same orbit. That is why you see maybe three satellites in the morning and maybe 12 the next day in the evening. They do stay in the same altitude or pretty much so."
Oct 22, 2010
John replied to Vincent Mees's discussion Arducopter in the air with mikrokopter frame.
"When starting up I power the quad and wait for the green light to steady. Then I push the reset button and let the green light become steady again. That seemed to solve my early problems with motors starting at different times."
Oct 19, 2010
John replied to geir's discussion ESC calibration
"No I mean the programmer made by Turnigy to program their ESC models. So you can program how the motors start, when the ESC's cut off and several other parameters. Here is a…"
Oct 15, 2010
John replied to geir's discussion ESC calibration
"Did you make sure you do not have any trim on the throttle? Did you set up the ESC's using the hand held controller from Turnigy? Did you set up each ESC using the throttle channel on your transmitter?"
Oct 14, 2010
John replied to Robert Beatty's discussion Need help understanding RC with ArduCopter
"There is small printing next to one button. It says reset. After I connect the battery and wait until the solid green comes on, I then push the reset and wait for the solid green to come on again. This was recommended to me as a kind of fail safe…"
Oct 14, 2010
John replied to Robert Beatty's discussion Need help understanding RC with ArduCopter
"Before you go out and test do this. Hold the quad over your head and raise the throttle so all motors are spinning. Tilt it forward and back and side to side. The self-levelling should change the speed of the motors and resist your efforts. Then…"
Oct 13, 2010
John replied to Robert Beatty's discussion Need help understanding RC with ArduCopter
"Mine is also sensitive to the throttle changes. I removed the detent inside so it is smoother now. The Arducopter will change altitudes as the wind moves it around so you have to constantly move the throttle to keep it where you want."
Oct 12, 2010
John replied to Robert Beatty's discussion Need help understanding RC with ArduCopter
"Did you calibrate the ESC's to your throttle? Did you use the hand held programmer for the Turnigy ESC'sto set them all the same?."
Oct 11, 2010

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About Me:
Retired from phone companies, married many years, rving and rockhounding
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
quads, helicopters, planes
Hometown:
Clyde, Ca

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At 2:11pm on September 3, 2010, Scott Quartochi said…
I had to buy another one. It was my fault.
At 2:41pm on September 3, 2010, John said…
OK Thanks.
My motors are working again so I guess I narrowly missed the big one.

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