Bill Jowitt
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Zoom Cameras on MultiCopters/CAM_X_DZ parameters

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Boland May 20, 2012. 3 Replies

I am trying to use a zoom video camera - does anybody else have experience of doing so? Specifically, I have a problem with tuning the yaw. When in full zoom, I need a very precise and stable yaw.…Continue

Tags: video, zoom

Setting up and testing Failsafe

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Smith Mar 25, 2012. 55 Replies

A few comments on how to make the wiki clearer on how to set up Failsafe, and a question on how to test it. Extract from the wiki with my comments: If you have enabled failsafe (how? I have set my…Continue

Tags: Failsafe

APM 2.0 Quad - It flies, but it scares me!

Started this discussion. Last reply by u4eake Dec 27, 2011. 12 Replies

After a rather painful and stressful process of getting my new APM 2.0 board working on my 3DR Quad, I have finally got it to fly, but it is really twitchy and scary.I had recently started with an…Continue

Tags: board, 2.0, APM

 

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Bill Jowitt replied to David Brewster's discussion DJI equipment violently flips in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Yeah, probably just that - try it on as close to the default PID parameters to start with and make sure that your are in STAB mode when you take off. Good luck!"
Aug 16, 2012
Bill Jowitt replied to David Brewster's discussion DJI equipment violently flips in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Quick thought - have you checked the motor numbering? DJI and ArduCopter have different numbering schemes. DJI from front right anti-clockwise in X format is 1,2,3,4 but ArduCopter is 1,3,2,4"
Aug 16, 2012
Mike Boland replied to Bill Jowitt's discussion Zoom Cameras on MultiCopters/CAM_X_DZ parameters
"I will throw my hat into the ring, does anybody have this info available or have worked it out. It would be really helpfull to us newbies trying to get our heads around real world applications."
May 20, 2012
surndliha replied to Bill Jowitt's discussion Zoom Cameras on MultiCopters/CAM_X_DZ parameters
"I am also wondering about CAM_R_DZ and CAM_P_DZ parameters .."
May 17, 2012
Sayan Andriyanov replied to Bill Jowitt's discussion Zoom Cameras on MultiCopters/CAM_X_DZ parameters
"Yes-yes-yes, what do they do and what range of values they accept?"
Apr 27, 2012
Brad Smith replied to Bill Jowitt's discussion Setting up and testing Failsafe
"you should see the mode change in MP ,,you might have to set your home away from you actual location. you quad guys have got a tough time with testing it seems . good luck"
Mar 25, 2012
Glenn M replied to Bill Jowitt's discussion Setting up and testing Failsafe
"Cheers yeah I did it by going into the Epoint menu on the trasmitter, setting the down point to 120% which equates to 983, hit the failsafe button on the receiver, then in MP set my THR_FAILSAFE to 1, THR_FS_ACTION to 2 and THR_FS_VALUE to 990. In…"
Mar 24, 2012
Brad Smith replied to Bill Jowitt's discussion Setting up and testing Failsafe
"Hi Glen connect to your MP APM and go to setup radio and use your end point adjustment in your menu on the radio to set below 975 hit menu then go to fail safe set up in the radio and set throttle FS and push and hold menu button for 2 seconds or…"
Mar 22, 2012
Glenn M replied to Bill Jowitt's discussion Setting up and testing Failsafe
"I'm having trouble understanding how to set the ch3 output to go as low as 950. I'm using a turnigy 9x with frsky module, and currently I have the frsky receiver failsafe set to about 50% throttle and it will switch it into RTL using the…"
Mar 21, 2012
theo van niekerk replied to Bill Jowitt's discussion Setting up and testing Failsafe
"hey guys , I Couldn't help myself - so stuck a point and shoot to the centre plate with masking tape....needless to say it vibrated hectically... any way looking forward to the lean being sorted.....other that that apm2 flying…"
Feb 29, 2012

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Marco Robustini replied to Bill Jowitt's discussion Setting up and testing Failsafe
"I know Tomas, open new issue about this, also for "ALT_HOLD_RTL" (disabled in the code)."
Feb 29, 2012
Tomas Soedergren replied to Bill Jowitt's discussion Setting up and testing Failsafe
"Hi Roger, I used APM2 board with AC2.4.1 (GIT 28feb). Yes, set THR_FAILSAFE to 1. But before it will work you have to program your RC receiver to output less than 975us on the trottle channel in case of lost signal. Refer to the failsafe…"
Feb 29, 2012
roger replied to Bill Jowitt's discussion Setting up and testing Failsafe
"Tomas, Nice to hear the failsafe protocol is working for you. Just to summarize things, can you provide the specs of your setup. What version of the software you used and is it indeed as simple as turning the value of the THR_FAILSAFE to 1 (0 =…"
Feb 28, 2012
Tomas Soedergren replied to Bill Jowitt's discussion Setting up and testing Failsafe
"Ehrm.. Regarding that 10m climb from present altutude, upon entering FS RTL. Seems I was wrong about that not working. I flew Stable mode today, turned the TX off. AC dropped for a fraction of a second, then, according to the log, it climbed 10m…"
Feb 28, 2012
Bill Jowitt replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter 2.4 released
"Hi Randy - which blog? I started looking through the blogs pages, but it was not obvious. A link would be a great help. Tx, Bill"
Feb 28, 2012
Bill Jowitt replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter 2.4 released
"Thanks for getting the terminology right. Murphy's law came to play - took it out to the park and it seemed ok, at least I could not provide definitive evidence of the level changing. I could not auto-trim because there was wind."
Feb 27, 2012

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About Me:
Reasonably experienced R/C plane and heli pilot, English, middle aged (sadly!)
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Ex Military, so have had a long term interest in UAVs and have been convinced of the potential of using cheap and cheerful UAVs whereas the military are currently focussed on big and expensive ones.
Hometown:
Ripon, North Yorkshire, UK

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