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Help! Random Motor surge/twitch

Started May 4 0 Replies

I completed a build of a Tarot 650 Ironman and have done two short test flights. I am experiencing random motor surge/twitch which makes the aircraft unstable. In a previous build I had the same…Continue

Motor Surge/Drop Off While Flying In Circles

Started Apr 15, 2018 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, 2018. 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

 

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Help! Random Motor surge/twitch

I completed a build of a Tarot 650 Ironman and have done two short test flights. I am experiencing random motor surge/twitch which makes the aircraft unstable. In a previous build I had the same problem. Once, during a waypoint mission, the aircraft suddenly went uncontrollable and fell out of the sky, destroying the airframe.This quad is built with the following:APM 2.6 loaded with Arducopter V3.2.1APM Power Module rated for up to 10S powerSpektrum AR8010T ReceiverT-Motor MN3420 motors…See More
May 4
Brian Buckmaster commented on Klaus Heinrich's group PIXHAWK
"I solved my telemetry and compass calibration problems. The telemetry issue was my mistake - I plugged in an identical looking module into my laptop; once I used the correct one, it worked just fine. The compass calibration issue was solved by…"
Apr 6
Brian Buckmaster commented on Klaus Heinrich's group PIXHAWK
"John, forgot to thank you too.  I hooked things up and tried again, but this time I got calibration failures and I decided to quit after three tries. It's a pain to do the compass dance while the quad is connected to my laptop! I wanted to…"
Apr 3
Brian Buckmaster commented on Klaus Heinrich's group PIXHAWK
"Golly, thanks for the help Cliff!  I did use M.P. and the compass calibration page dis not display the graphical rotating dots as I expected from doing the compass calibration with an APM. Instead, the aicraft repeated a slow beep and I started…"
Apr 3
Brian Buckmaster commented on Klaus Heinrich's group PIXHAWK
"I need help! I have just completed a build of a Tarot 650 Ironman and I chose to use a Pixhawk PX4 for my flight controller/autopilot: I am using a MATEK 6S FCHUB PCB for power distribution, a 10S APM Power Module and 40A OPTO ESCs for my power…"
Apr 2
Brian Buckmaster posted a discussion

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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018

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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.
Hometown:
Georgetown

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