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APM2 ESC BEC doesn't power up the board

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tiaan Roux Dec 25, 2011. 10 Replies

OK, I got my shiny new APM2 purple board on Tuesday.  I powered it up with the microUSB cable, installed 2.1a and everything checks out.  Easiest Out-Of-Box experience ever.  I can't find Arducopter…Continue

Mission Planner 1.1.4 doesn't support the MB1260 XL EZL0 ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by john seaman Dec 13, 2011. 2 Replies

I just downloaded the newest Mission Planner 1.1.4 to see what changed.  I see after enabling the sonar we can now choose our model.  I have the MB1260, but when I choose it (or any of the other…Continue

Compass problem with 2.0.55

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Boyle Jan 2, 2012. 8 Replies

I've wiped my board (reset APM to default), then reprogrammed 2.0.55.  I have the compass and sonar, along with an XBee 900 pro for telemetry.  Removed the XBee, no change.  Removed sonar, no…Continue

Tags: compass, APM, 2.0.55

Failsafe in 2.1 failing ( was 2.0.50 fail...?)

Started this discussion. Last reply by john seaman Dec 29, 2011. 4 Replies

I've been flying very close to my TX while I get the hang of AC2, now I'm trying to configure failsafes so I can go a little further without the threat of falling out of the sky.My setup is a quad,…Continue

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computer nerd, photographer, ham radio
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Flying with wood...

Posted on November 26, 2011 at 2:34pm 5 Comments

Here's my quad copter flying with my 1.7 kg 3/4" plywood bench testing jig designed to prevent it from flying.

I was in the backyard yesterday testing my failsafe settings and decided to give it some throttle, much to my surprise it actually lifted off.  I'll have to try lifting something in the near future... and I'll have to clamp the test jig down from now on.

(Yes, I am concerned about prop safety and the motors are not powered up most of the time.  The test jig is for…


AVroto / BQ-2 / Quad build

Posted on October 22, 2011 at 11:05pm 0 Comments




Hello everyone, this is my 2nd quad.  I decided to go heavy duty for aerial photography and FPV in the future, starting out lighter weight with a goPro HD for…


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