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Mission Planner 1.3.9 Hanging on Update

Started this discussion. Last reply by Todd Oct 21, 2014. 35 Replies

I'm sure I have had this problem a while back, but can't recall if it was a software bug or something else.Anyhow, after updating Mission Planner to the latest update (1.3.9) it hangs if I perform a…Continue

XBEE Connection error on Mission Planner

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eliji Mondesir Jan 15, 2017. 14 Replies

I have come to use my XBEEs for the first time and having an issue connecting to mission planner.The XBEEs have been set up for 57600 baud and I can see data coming in of the receiver when using…Continue

LOITER just not holding despite compassmot <30%

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tissy Jul 8, 2013. 1 Reply

Having completed the compassmot calibration and got my readings down to <30%, I'm still having issues with GPS hold.I tried a couple of tests today and when switching to LOITER, the throttle on…Continue

ArduCopter 3.0 CIRCLE / PANORAMIC mode

Started this discussion. Last reply by BaNe Machine Sep 26, 2014. 6 Replies

With the new ArduCopter code, it is possible to set the RADIUS to 0 allowing the aircraft to rotate on a single axis for panoramic images etc.It it possible to set the amount of rotations the…Continue


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DroidPlanner Telemetry Bluetooth Bridge

Posted on November 28, 2013 at 8:52am 29 Comments

Pleased with the way this has turned out for a Saturday project :-)

It compliments Arthur Benemanns DroidPlanner app to give a wireless link between the aircrafts radio and a Bluetooth connection to the Android tablet.

  • Its fitted with a 1000mah LiPo battery and charge circuit which is chargeable by a small USB slot at the bottom of the unit.
  • Ultrabright LEDs for the…

OctoCopter Photoshoot at dusk

Posted on August 24, 2013 at 5:30am 10 Comments

Almost finished the Octo build and thought I would take some shots at dusk.

Quite pleased with how these have come out, the LEDs really set the Octo off nicely.…


APM anti-vibration floating plate

Posted on July 20, 2013 at 11:00am 17 Comments

It looks nice, so I hope it does the job :-)

Its effectively a floating plate on specific anti-vibration grommets.  The APM then sits on anti-vibration pads.

The jDrones telemetry expansion board is also mounted onto this plate for its close proximity to the APM.

The plates are made…


Anti-vibration APM mount

Posted on April 27, 2013 at 11:00am 12 Comments

I have been looking into my own method of mounting the APM with antivibration in mind.

To this end I wanted to source some freely available components specifically designed to reduce vibration.

I found a couple of such products which I am hoping will be ideal.

These coupled with a custom mounting plate, I am hopeful it will be a good…


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