R. D. Starwalt's Blog – July 2012 Archive (2)

More progress for a South Carolina Arducopter - The APM2 lives!


It was a productive weekend: MP up and running on my shop PC, aircraft firmware loaded into APM2, radio connections troubleshot and calibrated, Wow! There's my house with a graphic quad hovering over it! (I am not worried about giving away my coordinates. Come on by but call first, please.) After performing the leveling cal I even was able to watch the…


Added by R. D. Starwalt on July 30, 2012 at 6:22pm — 7 Comments

Motor direction correction and APM2 power up for a South Carolina Arducopter


After reading several blog posts and discussions about folk having startup issues with ESCs, APM2s, etc, I thought it prudent to build a simple servo tester to allow ESC checks sans APM functionality. The new issue of Make Magazine, #31 (I did a discussion post last week after the mailman delivered it) has a section on servos and their function. It included a…


Added by R. D. Starwalt on July 18, 2012 at 7:35pm — 7 Comments

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