Rob Bartlett
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Now I'm crashing all of a sudden - 3.0.1

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Bartlett Jul 29, 2013. 4 Replies

Up until yesterday, things were going well.  I could loiter, RTL, and fly auto with no issues. But there was one little annoyance-- The heading was always pointing about 15 degrees off from the…Continue


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I'm a lapsed pilot, new to RC and drones. I'm a software engineer just getting into physical computing.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I built a DIY tricopter, using the kk2 board. The thing flies great until I crash it, which I do depressingly often. (I am flying the sim a lot lately to save $$$, lol).

I just bought APM2.5 and a hexacopter kit. I'm planning to get that working and explore the world of autonomous flight, and FPV. The tricopter is fun for zooming around but I want something better able to carry FPV and a gopro, with improved range.

My long term goal is to build something that will automatically follow a target and film it while avoiding obstacles like trees, signs, stray kids, police cars, etc. I would also like it to be able to land autonomously on a dedicated platform. Kind of like a carrier landing.
queen creek, AZ

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At 7:34am on June 29, 2013, Greg Jordan said…

Hey Rob,

Sounds very cool, you're ahead of me on the learning curve by some margin. I'm at the point in my build where I'm deciding where everything should mount. Had a small setback having to RMA my APM board yesterday because it would not take it's initial firmware upload. I'm guessing that's going to add about a week to getting in the air. I'll add some pics of the build as it progresses (on my wall I guess?). 

Look forward to comparing notes with you in our new hobby!


At 10:01am on June 29, 2013, Greg Jordan said…


No sir, I'm not too knowledgable on the ESCs either, just what I've read on the subject in these forums. But from what I've read, I would not think you would need to re-cal the ESCs, just the RC radio cal settings in Mission Planner. I went with the DJI Opto ESCs, from what I've read they cannot be calibrated and run right out of the box.

One less thing!

      -Forest Gump



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