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How do you set gimbal neutral point and proportional servo travel?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rigel Oct 12, 2012. 1 Reply

Hello All,I've been trying to figure out how to tune the gimbal on my hexa using ArduCopter 2.7.3  Both pitch and roll movements are not proportional to the movement of the hexa and center points are…Continue

Tags: servo, travel, proportional, point, gimbal

GPSHDOP problem

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jake Stew Jul 19, 2012. 3 Replies

So I had a bit of a scare today.  My hexa was set to loiter mode at about 10m altitude when all of a sudden it just took off like a bat out of hell, due North from its intended loiter position.  I…Continue

Tags: signal, loss, gps, precision, dilution

CH6_RATE_KP tuning not working

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tissy Jun 3, 2013. 4 Replies

Hi everyone,I've been trying to use the CH6 tuning option with no luck.  I've set the CH6 option to CH6_RATE_KP and set the min and max values to 0.10 & 0.14 respectively before clicking Write…Continue

Erratic altimeter readings on ArduCopter 2.5.5

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rigel Jun 18, 2012. 14 Replies

Hi Everyone,I recently setup a new hexacopter and loaded ArduCopter 2.5.5.  I'm using an APM 1.  After plugging in the battery and using wireless telemetry to connect to the Mission Planner the…Continue

Tags: bad, barometer, altimeter, Erratic


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The biggest rocket powered quad I know of is set to land on Mars. Don't miss out!

Posted on August 4, 2012 at 12:30am 36 Comments

Curiosity Rover on Track for Monday Landing

MSL Rover

Curiosity, the car-size, one-ton rover is bound for arrival on Mars at 1:31 a.m., EDT on Monday, Aug. 6.




Posted on July 13, 2012 at 2:45pm 7 Comments

Try to do this with your quad! The cup is not attached.  If you pay close attention to the cup, you'll notice it sliding back and forth during maneuvers.  That's just too cool!

Jago Svensson is a talented aerial photographer and all around tinkerer.  I'm sure you'll also enjoy checking out his website here: …


Another GoPro competitor

Posted on July 13, 2012 at 2:02am 9 Comments

I recently noticed these cameras in one of my local stores.  By the looks of it they are basically built along the same lines as the GoPros.  I'm not sure how they compare, but if anyone has any experience with these little cameras, please feel free to post you comments.  You can find more info on their website here: …


Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 7:36pm on September 8, 2011, Cliff Gill said…

Rigel, thanks for the comments. Yes, I have had the jitter on roll stabilization with Alpo's code. My recent tests have had lots of intermittent jitter, which was not present back several months ago.

I am not sure why the skywalker crashed, I think the aileron linkage slipped a bit and it began rolling more and more, and before I could get it back to the ground it spiralled in.

I am now trying to get the new camera enabled code up a running instead of alpo's code, but haven't gotten too far yet.


At 7:38pm on September 8, 2011, Cliff Gill said…

Rigel,  Also, your skywalker looks very interesting, can you post a close up photo of your stabilized belly pod? I am also trying to implement something on my skywalker other than the internal gimbal, and your idea might be the best option.

At 5:46pm on September 10, 2011, Cliff Gill said…

Rigel, When you say you are building it for topo mapping, do you mean specifically for making elevation models and topographic surveys, or more generally for aerial mapping and or orthophotography? Also, the .rar file shows up as a link and I am not able to open or even download it, do you have a suggestion to download and open it, or can you attach a jpg instead?

At 11:50pm on September 10, 2011, Rigel said…

Both DEMs and orthophotos.  Here are the pics:


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