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Is APM 2.0 still usable?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jack Chomley Jul 23, 2017. 4 Replies

Hi all,I was one of the early users of jDrones and APM, but I had some personal problems and didn't do anything for years.Now I'm back but I've seen that everything changed.ArduCopter doesn't run…Continue

Can I still use the APM board 2.0 with arducopter 3.x?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simone Chiaretta Jul 3, 2014. 6 Replies

Hi all,I have built a arducopter a few years ago end 2012, but I encountered some problems and left it there (and also for other personal reasons) till now.It was with the APM 2.0 board. Now I'm…Continue

Arducopter drifting a lot to one side, and loosing height when doing anything else

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shyam Balasubramanian Jul 21, 2013. 3 Replies

Hi finally was able to test my jDrones quad outdoors but I'm not sure everything is ok, but maybe, having never flew copter, this is the right behavior.Behavior I noticed in the quad First problem…Continue

How to setup FailSafe for Arducopter with Turnigy 9x stock firmware?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Justin Peeples May 1, 2014. 18 Replies

Hi,I'm trying to setup my Turnigy 9x to trigger failsafe on arducopter, but I noticed that when I turn off the radio, the signal of the throttle stays the same as it was before turning it off,…Continue

Tags: Turnigy, FailSafe


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I'm an web software developer with passion for hardware, arduino and AI
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I'd like to build my first quad-copter and maybe help with the development of the quadcopter code

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Testing Arducopter using a bench power supply

Posted on December 13, 2012 at 10:28am 7 Comments

I'm starting to build my Arducopter and immediately after having gone through the tests I could do with Mission Planner and a USB only I started looking for a solution on how to avoid recharging LiPo batteries every 10 minutes of testing, a especially how to avoid spending money on replacing AA stilo batteries just for testing the radio.

So I came with the idea of using…


The end of drones in Belgium?

Posted on September 7, 2012 at 2:00pm 12 Comments

Life is becoming pretty difficult for drones lover in Belgium: apparently the department of air transports in Belgium has either approved a new law or a new interpretation of an old one, which equiparates drones to any other RC aircraft: under that interpretation, drones can only take off from approved terrains, and can only go maximum 400m from the RC club, and must stay at more than 200m from any…


Quadcopter storage/transporation box

Posted on June 18, 2012 at 6:48am 3 Comments

On Instructables I found a very nice project of a storage/carrying case of a quadcopter.

It also have the DFX file available, but I the dimensions depend on size of your copter, so…


RC quad helps surveying buildings destroyed by earthquake

Posted on May 31, 2012 at 8:30am 5 Comments

As you might have heard, a few days ago a strong earthquake hit the North of Italy, destroyed lots of industrial buildings and caused several deaths. On an Italian news portal there is a video of a RC quad (cannot recognize the model, but maybe someone else can) used to survey collapsed buildings, trying to spot survivors and assess damage.

Unfortunately the…


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