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Throttle setting problems

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayne Upfold Apr 29, 2013. 5 Replies

Hi All I have setup my eratix to fly on the apm 2.5, when i switch over to auto on the ground the motor winds up to 100%, however when in the air and i switch to auto the motor shuts down, despite…Continue

GOPRO Frustrations

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayne Upfold Mar 13, 2013. 5 Replies

Im battling to get my gopro to work on the av out, it is correctly wired, cut yellow plug off shield to ground wire to video in on tx, I have other leads for different cameras used on the same tx and…Continue

Using Apm 2.5 on large gas UAV

Started this discussion. Last reply by rafael soriano Jul 2, 2014. 10 Replies

Im considering fitting an apm 2.5 to a large mugen 50cc uav with 3m wingspan, my concern is vibration, I am firmiliar with the Panda autopilot and DJI for helis and multis, I dont doubt the fact that…Continue

 

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Wayne Upfold replied to Gareth Rens's discussion UAV for photogrammetry / surveys
"Hello Duffy, I have heard similar before, what sort of surveys are you doing size etc and altitude. I have considered going 35mm but would have to fly too high. What processing suit are you using and calibration software. "
Feb 18, 2015
Wayne Upfold replied to Gareth Rens's discussion UAV for photogrammetry / surveys
"Arga I have been using an a 5000 for about 6 months now, it is a good camera, Im using a 24mm sony lens. The camera we still use the most and you will be very surprised to hear this is an eos m,  we do stockpile volumes for corporate clients,…"
Feb 17, 2015
Wayne Upfold left a comment for Gustav Kuhn
"Hi All, I specialize in 300ha plus surveys, been in the business for 8 years, I do a lot of work for smaller multirotor operators whose equipment is not suitable for larger jobs, attached is a 2100ha job we have recently completed in…"
Nov 27, 2014
rafael soriano replied to Wayne Upfold's discussion Using Apm 2.5 on large gas UAV
"sos apm 2.5 rip all mounted engines and gas well but does not accelerate but if I give the stick if the gas engines work only serves to start and stop engine assistance that may be graacias"
Jul 2, 2014
rafael soriano replied to Wayne Upfold's discussion Using Apm 2.5 on large gas UAV
"sos apm  2.5 todo montado arranco los motores y bien  pero el gas no acelera  pero si le doy a los stick  si funcionan los motores el gas solo sirve para arrancar y parar los motores ayuda que puede ser graacias"
Jul 2, 2014
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3d Model

This is a 3d model of a construction site, accuracy is within 6cm on the z plane
Jan 18, 2014
Wayne Upfold replied to Thomas Rutter's discussion Arducopter or Russian Roulette?
"I have been using ardpilot commercially for a long time, I derive a living from uav platforms using the apm 2.5, its the backbone of my business, I don't have a problem and consider the product very good, make no mistake apm is a good…"
Jan 18, 2014
Ned Stojadinovic replied to Wayne Upfold's discussion Using Apm 2.5 on large gas UAV
"Hi Trigde, I had a look on your site and couldn't find anything on vibration isolation. Would you be so kind as to point me in the right direction? Thanks in advance, Ned"
Oct 6, 2013
Wayne Upfold replied to Reto's discussion Aerial images for ortho-mosaics, camera settings and more
"Gustav I can appreciate your understanding of processes behind  photography but as the gentleman says he is a beginner, your explanations as accurate as they may be are pointless for someone starting out, well that is my opinion anyway, The…"
Sep 27, 2013
Wayne Upfold replied to Reto's discussion Aerial images for ortho-mosaics, camera settings and more
"Gustav I have been mapping for 5 years and photogrametry for even longer, and i must say I think you are suffering a serious case of analysis overload, You have made a simple exercise seem hellish complicated, there is free online software that…"
Sep 26, 2013
Paulino M. Lacap Jr. replied to Wayne Upfold's discussion Using Apm 2.5 on large gas UAV
"Have you used the Panda on the Mugin? I recently bought the new Panda II and would try it and hopefully make some success. We plan to use this plane in photogrammetry.    "
Jun 9, 2013
Paulino M. Lacap Jr. replied to Wayne Upfold's discussion Using Apm 2.5 on large gas UAV
"Hi Tridge, We are planning to build the same set up (mugin, 50cc and APM2.5). Hopefully it will fulfill our need for crp monitoring of various fields here in the Philippines. We would like to address the problem of banana fusarium wilt disease and…"
May 10, 2013
Wayne Upfold replied to Gareth Rens's discussion UAV for photogrammetry / surveys
"I use Photomodeler and canon eos mirror less in one drone and a canon sx260 in the other, results are consistent, I have never had a problem with accuracy, if your results with photomodeler are inaccurate its because you doing something wrong, when…"
May 9, 2013
Wayne Upfold replied to Wayne Upfold's discussion Throttle setting problems
"@Pieter Thanks for the advice, i did check that out, in fact i fly at 4 m above sea level, I swapped esc and that has rectified the problem. Dont understand why but its working. Im very tempted to put the old esc back on and try solve the problem…"
Apr 29, 2013
Peter Ekelund replied to Wayne Upfold's discussion Throttle setting problems
"Check that you are using this setting in Mission Planner correct: Note that if the "Absolute Alt" box is checked, the altitude used will be altitude above sea level, NOT altitude above your launch position. If that box is…"
Apr 29, 2013
Peter Ekelund replied to Wayne Upfold's discussion Throttle setting problems
Apr 29, 2013

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I do Aerial photogrammaory using auvs for a living
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Fly uavs for a living, im a dji fan but would like to give apm 2.5 a try
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