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Copter rescue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martin Szymanski Aug 15, 2011. 2 Replies

Does anyone have any ideas on how to rescue a multicopter stuck about 200 feet up in a pine tree with another multicopter? The copter needing to be rescued is kind of just hanging there for about a…Continue

Gaining altitude during forward or backwards flight

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Cramer Aug 13, 2011. 3 Replies

Hi,Is there a setting I can change so that my quad doesn't over compensate during flight and gain altitude? Tis happens especially when trying to fly backwards.I'm running 2.0.38.ThanksLeeContinue

Oil Pan Relay

Started this discussion. Last reply by UnmannedTechShop.co.uk Jul 26, 2011. 3 Replies

Is the relay needed for anything?  I noticed that my 5V relay has come loose and almost fallen off.  Can I just remove it if it is not needed?  Will this affect the oil pan in any way? Thanks Continue

APM ESC Signal Output issue with one pin

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Anderson Jun 29, 2011. 1 Reply

Hi, I'm having a problem with my Arducopter/hexacopter.  I'm only having an issue with pin 1 which is connected to my first  esc.  Using a multimeter and touching the ground and signal pin, I'm get a…Continue

 

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Martin Szymanski replied to Lee's discussion Copter rescue
"There are multiple ways to rescue. Here is one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25YhYagC15Q The video is long. Go to 4 min plus and see how it is done. More development may be needed.  "
Aug 15, 2011
Don Cramer replied to Lee's discussion Gaining altitude during forward or backwards flight
"Also, on a rotary wing aircraft, the rotors as they spin (in our case props) will generate additional lift as a wing would on a fixed wing aircraft during flight (forward, backward etc...)... How much depends on your velocity so it may or may not be…"
Aug 13, 2011
Lee replied to Lee's discussion Gaining altitude during forward or backwards flight
"I'll give that a try.  Thanks Jason!"
Aug 13, 2011

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Jason Short replied to Lee's discussion Gaining altitude during forward or backwards flight
"Lateral motion will be converted to altitude when you straighten out. Is that your problem? There is also a section of the code called throttle_boost that takes the pitch and roll and compensates the lack of downward thrust by increasing throttle.…"
Aug 13, 2011
Lee commented on Michael's blog post The Samarai, Lockheed's maple-seed-like drone
"I could really use this if it had a real blade to cut down some tree branches way up in the air!"
Aug 13, 2011
CyberCrash replied to Lee's discussion Copter rescue
"In Germany we have sth. like a voluntary fire department. Especially in small villages they will probably save your copter for beer and barbecue.   I guess cheaper that buying/bulding a new one.   If that doesn't help. There are…"
Aug 12, 2011
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Aug 12, 2011

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Chris Anderson replied to Lee's discussion DIYDrones.com on the iPad
"Yes, Safari on the iPad has issues with lots of sites, this one included. One of two things is going to happen: either Apple will fix Safari or Ning will change the platform DIY Drones runs on to work better with Safari. I can't do anything…"
Jul 29, 2011

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John Church replied to Lee's discussion DIYDrones.com on the iPad
"Same question- how can we disable the floating chat bar?"
Jul 29, 2011

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UnmannedTechShop.co.uk replied to Lee's discussion Oil Pan Relay
"The relay is just used to trigger cameras and other things you can think of, but as martin said, it is not a core components of the IMU.   May I ask how it managed to come off?   Regards Unmanned Tech"
Jul 26, 2011
Lee replied to John Grouse's discussion How to use the relay to trigger a parachute ejection if the quad is detected as being inverted (ESC fail)? in the group ArduCopter User Group
"How about a backup multicopter that flies underneath and follows the primary copter with a safety net or a trampoline?  :)"
Jul 25, 2011
Lee replied to Lee's discussion Oil Pan Relay
"Thanks Martin."
Jul 18, 2011

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Martint BuildYourOwnDrone.co.uk replied to Lee's discussion Oil Pan Relay
"Hi Lee, The relay is not needed to use the oilpan, if you dont need it then it should not cause an issue. Regards Martin"
Jul 16, 2011
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Oil Pan Relay

Is the relay needed for anything?  I noticed that my 5V relay has come loose and almost fallen off.  Can I just remove it if it is not needed?  Will this affect the oil pan in any way? Thanks See More
Jul 16, 2011
Lee commented on Kevin Vertucio's blog post Arducopter Y6
"Kevin, are you using a magnetometer? I never had luck using it in the past and blame it for the loss of one of my hexas. But maybe I'll try it again since I have extras just lying in the drawer. But as of right now my yaw is very sluggish Ora…"
Jul 12, 2011
Lee commented on Kevin Vertucio's blog post Arducopter Y6
"Nice frame Kevin.  I can't seem to get my Y6 to yaw correctly....  Do you have all the top rotors spinning in the same direction like in the wiki?"
Jul 11, 2011

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