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APM (Arducopter or Other) Hangs, Crashes when RC Transmitter is transmitting

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Boyhan Jan 25, 2013. 1 Reply

Hi All,I have an APM 2.5 board (brand new), it's my second APM, I have another 2.5 in an aircraft, this one is for a quadcopter.I've loaded up 2.9 through mission planner, all good.  Then power…Continue

Tags: Hang, ArduCopter, Crash, Transmitter, 2.5

Map rotation - Can you stop it doing that?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Biggles Sep 23, 2012. 4 Replies

Firstly, I'd like to say that Mission Planner is a wicked piece of software, congratulations to the team behind it.The question I have is, can I stop the map from orienting with the heading of the…Continue


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I love aviation, and have an electrical engineering background. Currently I work in IT for a silicon valley company.
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I fly full size as well as models, and UAV's seem like the perfect merging of my interests! :) I'm working on developing a geomosaic software to collect IR images and stitch them together for analysis.

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X8 + APM 2.5 - Setup Photos

Posted on September 24, 2012 at 1:30am 17 Comments

I've received a number of requests to show the detail inside the X8 that we've been trialing.  So here we go with some photo's of my terribly messy cabling, and configuration.  Hopefully the next one will be nice and tidy.

Most equipment is attached to the foam using velcro (aka hook and loop) that is stuck onto the equipment and then velcro'ed down.  I like this…


APM 2.5 + X8 Wing First Flights

Posted on September 22, 2012 at 11:54pm 16 Comments

My spanking new APM 2.5 arrived earlier this week, along with the xBlo GPS and 3DR radio modems.  We've flown the X8 previously on RC just to make sure servo travels and CG are all good to go, but yesterday we conducted a series of 10 minute flights with varying levels of automation.

Note that we have not installed the Pitot sensor as yet, all flights we…


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