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Tarot Gimble on X8

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Podesta Sep 20, 2014. 6 Replies

Hi, i have a 3DR X8 and have have been trying to get the gimble to work fo a week now..  I have followed every instruction to the letter.Upload latest Firmware - Check (to both motors and Board)Load…Continue

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RTF X8 Gone Mad any suggetsions? watch the Video.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Podesta Apr 28, 2014. 16 Replies

Hi Jut bought this X8 RTF ,  used it once then asked for a softawre update and now its all Pete Tong !!I have done all the following and can not figure it out..Reloaded FirmwareReconfigured all the…Continue

Drone used in Vic prison smuggle attempt

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerard Toonstra Mar 9, 2014. 1 Reply

Can be used for good and bad.. Drone smuggles drugs into prisonContinue

Help Help - Battery Issues - last 4-6 Minutes all thee of them...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Aaron Chadd Dec 26, 2013. 25 Replies

Hi All,Very new to this addiction and getting the hang of flying my new 3DR X8 but the battery  life is terrible.. i have asked 3DR to look at logs but they have no suggestions but to check props..…Continue

 

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Chris Podesta commented on Advanced UAV's group Australia
"Hi All,  selling m 3DR 2014 X8,  its done about 3 hrs since new if that. It has FPV kit,  3 Lipos, gimble.  Its listed here on gum…"
Feb 11, 2015
Chris Podesta replied to Chris Podesta's discussion Tarot Gimble on X8
"Hi David,  great stuff and thanbks for your reply its much apreacited..   i hav ebene traveling for the past few months and have not had the X8 out for a while but never had got around to fixing this gimble bit will for sure now give…"
Sep 20, 2014
David Pulvermacher replied to Chris Podesta's discussion Tarot Gimble on X8
"I wonder if you have solved your problem? There is a very clear Youtube video showing exactly what to do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXsvsYbW09E I discovered that it is necessary (for me) to increase the motor power in the motor power setup,…"
Sep 18, 2014
Alan D replied to Chris Podesta's discussion Tarot Gimble on X8
"Attached are the default config files that were supplied with my gimbal. I'm using these with Firmware v1.5 and a GoPro Hero 3+ and it works really well. Your videos look like a calibration issue, I had similar when I accidentally pressed the…"
May 15, 2014
Chris Podesta replied to Chris Podesta's discussion Tarot Gimble on X8
"HI Alan, thanks for your reply and apologies for my late response but traveling for work,  i really have done the config as per instructions but it still all crazy.. i used the recommended 3DR setup and it was to load 1.4. any files you could…"
May 15, 2014
AKRCGUY replied to Chris Podesta's discussion Tarot Gimble on X8
"Did you point the gimbal strait up and run the calibrate gimbal button?"
May 9, 2014
Alan D replied to Chris Podesta's discussion Tarot Gimble on X8
"OK, I have the same gimbal so i'll try. First, does the software connect to it? (I assume so). What firmware? I'm using 1.5. Disconnect from your receiver / APM etc until it works fine without. Connect to the motor port, load the motor…"
May 9, 2014
Chris Podesta posted a discussion

Tarot Gimble on X8

Hi, i have a 3DR X8 and have have been trying to get the gimble to work fo a week now..  I have followed every instruction to the letter.Upload latest Firmware - Check (to both motors and Board)Load 3DR recomened settings - Checki have been though the process  a million times ot make sure its OK.. on the BMGC software all the saner does is spin it does not seem to level at al;l see vid attachedit does not resond to any movemnt of drone - leveling etc..  it tilts and rolls with the drone.I am…See More
May 9, 2014
Chris Podesta replied to Chris Podesta's discussion RTF X8 Gone Mad any suggetsions? watch the Video.
"Rogelio"
Apr 28, 2014
Rogelio Nunez replied to Chris Podesta's discussion RTF X8 Gone Mad any suggetsions? watch the Video.
"Hi Chris, Please try to load this file in your DX7s."
Apr 28, 2014
Toby Mills replied to Chris Podesta's discussion RTF X8 Gone Mad any suggetsions? watch the Video.
"Let us know how you get on. Its more than likely something simple but it may be useful to know what so others can find out."
Apr 27, 2014
Chris Podesta replied to Chris Podesta's discussion RTF X8 Gone Mad any suggetsions? watch the Video.
"says the latest firmware on board alraedy wont let me load..   its up to 3DRT i think..    Thanks Toby for your Help Mate..    "
Apr 27, 2014
Toby Mills replied to Chris Podesta's discussion RTF X8 Gone Mad any suggetsions? watch the Video.
"ok, just to be absolutely sure, I would reload the firmware again. Just to make sure, when you load the firmware, you click on the icon with 8 props (4 green and 4 blue) If that doesn't get it then it leaves me rather stumped and unless someone…"
Apr 27, 2014
Chris Podesta replied to Chris Podesta's discussion RTF X8 Gone Mad any suggetsions? watch the Video.
"Toby,  Got it .. loaded them plugged in Battery armed and see the result..   still whacky!! "
Apr 27, 2014
Toby Mills replied to Chris Podesta's discussion RTF X8 Gone Mad any suggetsions? watch the Video.
"Configuration tab > Advanced Params > Adv Parameter List > "Load""
Apr 27, 2014
Chris Podesta replied to Chris Podesta's discussion RTF X8 Gone Mad any suggetsions? watch the Video.
"OK just now sussing out how this is done with mission Planner"
Apr 27, 2014

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IN sydney .. New to Drones..
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3DR RTF X8 i just bought one
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At 1:35pm on December 26, 2013, Graham Harding said…

Hi Chris, had a great Xmas, nice and quite, spent a bit of time working on the hex tidying up the wiring. There complex little buggers that's for sure. Hope you had a good one.

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