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Motor Surge/Drop Off While Flying In Circles

Started Apr 15 0 Replies

I have a Tarot 650 Sport quadcopter that I built. It uses an APM flight controller and is powered by four MN3220 T-Motors, which require 6S power.I have flown this several times, but recently made a…Continue

Telemetry Connect Problem In Mission Planner

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Buckmaster Mar 27. 2 Replies

Hi all -I recently had a GPS issue with my quadcopter that almost flew away when I switched on the autopilot to fly a waypoint mission - successfully brought it back manually and a review of the logs…Continue

Tags: Planner, Mission

Another Radio Calibration Failure

Started Nov 19, 2016 0 Replies

Guys, I hate to post this, as radio calibration failures have been reported before, typically the problem was something simple such as reversing the pins (signal to gnd) or reversing the…Continue

Large Voltage Drop After Takeoff

Started this discussion. Last reply by Graham Dyer Dec 21, 2016. 8 Replies

I built and modified a Parallax Elev-8 quadcopter - added an APM 2.6, external GPS/compass, telemetry transceiver, and later a Tarot 2 axis gimbal and 600 mW video transmitter. But I was not happy…Continue

 

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Motor Surge/Drop Off While Flying In Circles

I have a Tarot 650 Sport quadcopter that I built. It uses an APM flight controller and is powered by four MN3220 T-Motors, which require 6S power.I have flown this several times, but recently made a few mods/adjustments, including adding 15"x5 carbon fiber props. I wanted to test it's flight endurance, using a 6000 mAH lipo, so I charged the battery pack and took it out to the field for a timed flight.…See More
Apr 15
Brian Buckmaster replied to Brian Buckmaster's discussion Telemetry Connect Problem In Mission Planner
"RESOLVED!   After reviewing my results I decided that the problem was the Silicon Labs driver I was using. So I uninstalled the driver and downloaded an FTDI driver from the Dell download page and installed, rebooted the Dell..... It works…"
Mar 27
Brian Buckmaster replied to Brian Buckmaster's discussion Telemetry Connect Problem In Mission Planner
"Addendum: I can connect to my aircraft by plugging a USB cable from the APM to the laptop - M.P. sees COM4, which I used and it connected just fine even though it connected at a higher baud rate. I've attached a screen snippet of ther error."
Mar 26
Brian Buckmaster posted a discussion

Telemetry Connect Problem In Mission Planner

Hi all -I recently had a GPS issue with my quadcopter that almost flew away when I switched on the autopilot to fly a waypoint mission - successfully brought it back manually and a review of the logs suggested some sort of GPS glitch. So I decided that in the future, I would take a laptop with me to the field and monitor telemetry.I have a telemetry transceiver that connects to a USB but needed a laptop, so I bought a used Dell Inspiron 14 from a neighbor, loaded Mission Planner and installed…See More
Mar 26

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About Me:
Retired, living in a Sun City development in Georgetown, Texas. I have a software background and built model planes as a kid.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Want to learn about UAVs by building my own. I built a Parallax Elev-8 but wanted to explore more advanced features, so I built another Elev-8 to be controlled by an APM 2.6 autopilot. It has an external compass, GPS and 900 mhz telemetry.
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