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I may be the first person to fry APM 2.0

Started this discussion. Last reply by RickP Jan 20, 2012. 4 Replies

G'day Everybody.Well I finally finished building a new quad and put APM 2.0 on it, have to say I was very impressed, no PID changes needed, and very solid Alt hold. Did several test…Continue

Tags: Sensor, Current, 2.0, APM

Adafruit XBee Adapter?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Thompson Apr 17, 2011. 2 Replies

Hi, Just a quick question.Is the Adafruit Industries XBee adapter compatible with Ardupilot Mega? If so are ther any special setup requirements to get Telemetry functioning?Cheers PaulContinue

APM not funtioning in auto modes

Started Apr 17, 2011 0 Replies

Well after a crash last week, seems I cannot get APM to function correctly. I'm not sure whether APM failed before of after the crash, I lost radio signal, and the aircraft failed to respond, but it…Continue

Airspeed sensor limit?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Galczynski Jul 1, 2011. 1 Reply

Have just noticed that my airspeed sensor seems to show a maximum reading of 45.5m/s is this normal?Would this airspeed be bringing the sensor to its 3.92kPA max limit?Cheers PaulContinue


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Quad Flight Testing

Posted on December 4, 2010 at 6:30am 7 Comments

Here is a bit of video I have put together of my quad flight testing. Have been getting about 7mins of flight time with the very inefficient props I have at the moment. Will be putting larger two blade props on it when they turn up.

The flight I did after this video was a little less successful, doing some more aggresive flying I found out a heavy quad does not like high rates if decent, It seemed to get a lot of prop wash spilling around and… Continue

My First Quadcopter

Posted on December 2, 2010 at 5:30am 5 Comments

Well I have finally moved to the dark side and made myself a Quadcopter, and had my first successful flight tonight.

Some Specs:

Weight: 2100g (4.6lbs) Without Flight battery

Span: 102cm (40")

Airframe: Black Anodized Aluminium square tube

Motors: Turnigy… Continue

My APM Test Platform

Posted on November 16, 2010 at 6:30am 8 Comments

Hi guys, thought it was about time put up some photo's and some details of my APM aircraft.

First up I have to give a big thanks to the DIY Drones community for developing such a great system, particularly the support documentation. After setting up, tuning and test flying APM the last few months, I have now had…


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