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ESC Calibration - No beeps on throttle up

Started Apr 24, 2016 0 Replies

 I'm running 30a Simonk firmware ESCs on a quad with genuine 3DR Pixhawk.When I run ESC calibration (all at once) I run through the process in the ardupilot documentation.When the throttle is up, I…Continue

Couple of questions regarding Mission Planner.

Started this discussion. Last reply by iskess Apr 24, 2016. 3 Replies

 These are accuracy questions really.First -  Voltage readout. Am using a 3DR pixhawk (genuine) with the 3DR power module.Testing a 4000mAh 11.1V battery I'm reading 12.61V with a digital…Continue

Tags: Module, power, 3DR, readout, Voltage

Altitude based auto retract on landing gear

Started Apr 16, 2016 0 Replies

 I've looked through the documentation and can't find specifics on this.My landing gear runs fine. Does everything it's supposed to do. It operates fine in Land mode and will deploy (really cool btw)…Continue

Tags: altitude, automatic, gear, landing

Dedicated MP Laptop

Started Apr 10, 2016 0 Replies

 I'm curious about laptop boot up for Mission Planner. I'm fortunate enough to have a couple spare laptops kicking around, so I want to use one for MP only.I'm an amateur musician who has my own home…Continue


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About Me:
42 yr old Englishman living in NC. I drive a truck for a living, but am an absolute nerd and maker. I love making, breaking, repairing and figuring stuff out. Not new to the R/C world, but new to Multirotors and drones.
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My wife bought me a UDI R/C on my birthday and I loved it. I fly it every day.
I've now made an x-alien F450 and recently updated it with a Pixhawk and GPS. Still working this drone stuff out and loving the adventure!!!
Raleigh NC

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Quick tip 1

Posted on April 16, 2016 at 4:30pm 2 Comments

As you work on things or change things you will frequently have to disconnect a lot of cables. It can be confusing or a pain to remember exactly where everything connects back in.

Get yourself a pot of nail polish, brightly colored and a pack of toothpicks and use the toothpick to put marks where you need them. In fact, whether you are building quads or repairing your Aston Martin, you should ALWAYS have nail polish and toothpicks in any well stocked toolkit; you'll…



Posted on April 14, 2016 at 10:59am 10 Comments

I figured I'd type up the instructions for setting up the FlySky FS-I6/Turnigy TGY-I6 flight mode switches for the ardupilot manual.

l'll include a link to the video at the end as well.

You will use a 3 position switch (SWC) and a 2 position switch (in this case, SWD. You can use any of the 2 position switches, but it makes…


FlySky FS-I6 Mission Planner Flight Modes Setup Guide

Posted on April 6, 2016 at 2:30pm 6 Comments

 Here's a link to a video I did explaining how to set up Flight Modes on your Aux switches on the FS-I6. This should also work with the Turnigy TGY-I6.

When I looked around the net I couldn't find an explanation on this particular RX, so I hope this helps anyone in the same situation :)



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