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HIL firmware not downloading on latest mission planner

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maxwell Birley Mar 25, 2016. 2 Replies

Hey everyone, I'm trying to flash my pixhawk with the latest hil apm plane firmware but I'm getting the following error...Screenshot of error attached.Thanks for the help :)GContinue

Pixhawk orientation issue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Dellar Apr 6, 2014. 1 Reply

Hey everyone!My name is Gareth and im busy setting up a sky hunter for photogrammetry.Plane is assembled and test flown. She flies like a dream in manual mode. The skyhunter doesnt have a rudder, so…Continue

UAV for photogrammetry / surveys

Started this discussion. Last reply by Towab Muhammad Yusuf Feb 23, 2015. 54 Replies

Hi EveryoneIm putting together a UAV for aerial surveying using stereo photogrammetry.Id like to get some input for the experts before going ahead.My plan is to buy a high wing trainer coupled with…Continue

In-flight PID tuning using ch6

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gareth Rens May 19, 2012. 6 Replies

What are the definitions for the TUNE Pids???I cant for the life of me find them in the manual!I know TUNE 1 is for tuning STAB_P.But what are the other numers???Thanks :)Continue


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I am interested in anthing that has switches, buttons, gears or knobs...
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And have started an aerial photography company called RAD Aerial Photography. We Also sell multi-rotors on
Vereeniging, Gauteng

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Worlds smallest One-man Helicopter

Posted on June 30, 2012 at 12:49am 8 Comments

RAD Aerials first video edit

Posted on June 6, 2012 at 12:44am 6 Comments

Not too bad for my first edit. Used premier (my first time)

Tried uploading it to vimeo for copyright reasons, but no go.

So I uploaded to you tube. The only country that its blocked in is…


APM2 conversion to Naza

Posted on May 27, 2012 at 12:06am 38 Comments

Morning everyone!

So i decided to try the whole Dji thing. It took all of about 20mins to swop the APM2 with the Naza.

The setup is as simple as it gets. That took no more than 10 mins.

After installing the hardware and software I took it outside and attempted the first flight.

All I have to say is wow! A truly awesome…


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At 6:01pm on January 13, 2012, John Campen said…

Thanks for your help on the fail safe setting Gareth. I see that this was updated last week on the wiki document page for fail safe by Jason, but he has entered the same value for two functions for TH_FS_ACTION as value 1 which i think is an error. The two functions are either to reinstate the origination mission once signal is restored or to RTL even if connection is restored. I have got mine now set at 1 for both THFS and THFSA but Im yet to know what it will active if ti kicks in. Do you what are the correct values for THS ACTION?

At 11:26pm on January 13, 2012, Gareth Rens said…

Iv pm'd Jason to ask about the typo.

Testing is fairly easy. Arm the copter without props (needs to have GPS lock)

Run up the motors in STAB mode and turn the transmitter off. If the motors die, the failsafe didnt work.

You can also see if it works in APM planner if you connected via xbee. The mode will change from STAB to RTL if you turn off the transmitter.


At 11:44pm on January 13, 2012, Gareth Rens said…
At 11:05pm on January 24, 2012, nick said…

Gareth, I missed your message a couple of minutes ago but I am back on now.

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