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3D Air module Red LED on solid

Started this discussion. Last reply by Aerhead Oct 30, 2012. 4 Replies

The 3D radios have worked very well for 6 weeks and after a little crash the air module has the red LED on solid and no green LED.  I've tried to connect to 3D config and I get "failed to enter…Continue

APM 2 octo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adam Rivera Feb 20, 2012. 1 Reply

Does APM 2 support octos?Continue


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AQ Octo

Posted on April 13, 2013 at 8:00am 2 Comments


  I have an Autoquad Cube challenge to post.  I'm a farmer and as soon I saw the first quad I knew that I wanted to use that type of aircraft as a tool for farming.  For the last seven years I've built multicopters using many of the opensource autopilots. The…


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At 12:27pm on March 10, 2012, Darrel Hauer said…

Dear Aerhead,

We great, I'm down in Albert Lea MN. I have owned and flown a 

gyrocopter,which I have sold, and I designed and built a power parachute, which I've flown.My wife and I agreed that I'm not ready to continue flying, so this is my next project.

Happy flying


At 12:38pm on March 10, 2012,


I'm in Olivia and my brother and I built and flew a Kolb ultralight in the early 1980's.  For the last five years I've been playing with multicopters and have had a lot of fun with them.  Now that a retired from farming and my wife is also retired, I'll be building more multicopters.  I'll let you know how my test of the sonar goes.


At 4:46pm on March 16, 2012, Darrel Hauer said…

Thanks for keeping me informed, I am really looking forward to this adventure. This will give me the view of flying without the risk. I'm really looking forward to getting started. I

At 8:45am on July 3, 2012, Patrick L said…

Hi Larry,

Have you considered writing a separate DIYD post about your flat flyer ? The community might be interested.


At 9:16am on July 3, 2012,

I have had it on the Openpilot forum five months ago and have had little interest.  The problem is that my method of control is not at all efficient.  I am not a programmer.  At 60 years old I think it is too much to learn and a little too late for me learn.

I just used two CC boards from openpilot and set one to control four motors like a quad in "+" mode and the other controller to control four motors in the "x" mode.  Then with radio mixing magic it flew the first time I tried it.  I know with the proper mixing scheme programmed in a FC it would be quit easy to do also.  To me it was interesting to see it work and work well.  I tried many different configuration.  The frame was made out of plywood and left over tubing from a Ultralight aircraft I built in the 80s.  The tubing bent easily and I tried about any angle you can think of.  The first way i tried it worked best.  40 degrees of tilt up and 40 degrees tilt down.  More angle and it's too inefficient and less it does not develop enough side thrust to fight wind.  It could only fly well in about 10mph wind or less.


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