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Pixhawk Plane V3.8.3 Takeoff throttle not at maximum

Started Dec 6, 2017 0 Replies

Hi and thanks in advance for your thoughts.I have been flying Pixhawks on fixed wing aircraft for years without too much trouble.  Now I have trouble.  I am attempting autotakeoff in AUTO mode using…Continue

Update Plane V3.8.0

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steven Sarns Aug 28, 2017. 1 Reply

Hi & thanks in advance...I am having a hard time successfully updating from ArduPlane 3.7.1 to 3.8.0.  I am using Mission Planner 1.3.49.  The actual plane has been flying well using a Pixhawk…Continue

Tags: planner, mission, pixhawk, update, upgrade

Mission Planner - "Load Presaved"

Started Sep 13, 2016 0 Replies

Hi Guys, (newbie, so I welcome any corrections),I am running Mission Planner 1.3.39 (last version that runs on XP) and Arduplane V3.3.0.  Flying fine.  I have two questions:1) The "Load Presaved"…Continue

Tags: from, file, , Load, , Load, Presaved", Planner

Flap operation

Started Aug 10, 2016 0 Replies

Hello All, this is my first post to this forum so I apologize for all of my newbie errors.The "executive summary" of my problem is: I cannot reverse my flap output channel.  When I change the CH5_REV…Continue

 

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Pixhawk Plane V3.8.3 Takeoff throttle not at maximum

Hi and thanks in advance for your thoughts.I have been flying Pixhawks on fixed wing aircraft for years without too much trouble.  Now I have trouble.  I am attempting autotakeoff in AUTO mode using TKOFF_THR_MINSPD = 2 m/s, TKOFF_THR_MAX = 100%,  TKOFF_THR_SLEW=100%.   I run with the plane until the motor starts, then toss it.  The problem is that the throttle is only 65% to 75% max throttle at ~1750 mS. (monitoring CH3OUT and CH3%).  The value changes, suggesting that someone in there is…See More
Dec 6, 2017

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About Me:
Long time UAV since 1998. Started several companies. Retired.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Flying several now. Formerly based on my AP40 autopilot, now using Pixhawk (faster, cheaper, smaller, better). More at www.flying-eye.com
Hometown:
Salida, Colorado

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