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Xbee causes Restart

Started this discussion. Last reply by philip desborough Mar 18, 2012. 1 Reply

V1.0.62

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Oborne Sep 7, 2011. 22 Replies

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Started this discussion. Last reply by malcolm churn Jul 25, 2011. 1 Reply

 

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Amycyrus replied to malcolm churn's discussion ArduCopter Traditional Heli (was: "600-size heli")
Jun 23, 2017
Amycyrus replied to malcolm churn's discussion ArduCopter Traditional Heli (was: "600-size heli")
"I NEED HELP SO BAD!   I'm so confused because I downloaded file APK so that I can enjoy the game I like without feeling nervous of being regional blocked, BUT...after I finished downloading, I'm stuck in finding it in my phonne? Can…"
Jun 21, 2017
malcolm churn replied to Rob_Lefebvre's discussion AC3.3 TradHeli Release Discussion
"Hi rob, have just picked up a pixracer, as i have been out for quite sometime and done know if the pixracer is supported by your heli code i thought i should ask. malc "
Apr 21, 2016
malcolm churn replied to Randy's discussion PixRacer with Ardupilot
"Hi all, been away for some time, my pix racer has just turned up so will be following this thread. Very impressed with the board, will hopefully be trying this on a traditional helicopter and when the next one arrives on a HK Go Discover.  malc"
Apr 21, 2016
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"Thank You Mr Malcolm Churn."
Aug 10, 2014
malcolm churn replied to Rob_Lefebvre's discussion Arducopter 2.9 for TradHeli Discussion
"I all been reading through the thread and it looks like the hardware and code has come on leaps and bounds. congrats to all :)  As for your problem, in another closed autopilot system, and i don't know if this is correct in the…"
Apr 3, 2013
Rob_Lefebvre replied to malcolm churn's discussion ArduCopter Traditional Heli (was: "600-size heli")
"I have just started this thread: http://www.diydrones.com/forum/topics/arducopter-2-9-for-tradheli-discussion I would like to try and segment the Trad Helis discussions a bit since this monster thread has become a bit unwieldy and makes…"
Jan 2, 2013
Christoph replied to malcolm churn's discussion ArduCopter Traditional Heli (was: "600-size heli")
"Happy new year. Same for me. I was out of the game for some months. Randy could you give a brief update how to load that version. With arduiono? How? Which parameters? Sorry to ask but lately only used the MP versions"
Jan 2, 2013
Manfred Dickgiesser replied to malcolm churn's discussion ArduCopter Traditional Heli (was: "600-size heli")
"After the bad weather has passed I might look in to it with my 450. How can I help? Where do I find the test 2.9"
Jan 1, 2013

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Randy replied to malcolm churn's discussion ArduCopter Traditional Heli (was: "600-size heli")
"Happy new year. 2.9 is getting close to being released.  It would be great to get some more trad heli people trying it out before we push it to the mission planner.  The discussions can be found at the end of the ArduCopter 2.8.1 release…"
Jan 1, 2013
malcolm churn replied to malcolm churn's discussion Two APM 1's plus various sensors and Flybarless Helicopter
"I think i may have a spare bottom board, i'll look tonight when i get in."
Dec 7, 2012
malcolm churn replied to ContraSpec's discussion DJI WK-H on Traditional Heli - X-Cell Spectra-G
"Apparently there is a data log but only DJI can read it. You have been saying though contra that your Tail servos keep failing. i wonder whether this might have been a pre-warning to the IMU failing.?."
Nov 29, 2012
malcolm churn replied to ContraSpec's discussion DJI WK-H on Traditional Heli - X-Cell Spectra-G
"Flybarred or not if the IMU fails the bird will fall out of the sky, all of the inputs are carried through  the IMU much in the same way as the APM. Flybarred helicopters have a mechanically stabilised head, there are a few pro's and…"
Nov 29, 2012
malcolm churn replied to ContraSpec's discussion DJI WK-H on Traditional Heli - X-Cell Spectra-G
"Well the good news is DJI seem to have found the fault, are you going to send the unit back to DJI? I dont know much about the Hitec radios, but if the CPU crashed then it does'nt matter what radio you are using. Keep us informed of whats…"
Nov 28, 2012
malcolm churn replied to ContraSpec's discussion DJI WK-H on Traditional Heli - X-Cell Spectra-G
"Really sorry to hear that, what radio you are flying? I know on some of the 7 channel futaba's you can only setup failsafe on the throttle.  This is the worry of flying expensive machines when it goes wrong. I hope you find the…"
Nov 27, 2012
malcolm churn replied to Rob_Lefebvre's discussion Is Anybody Using APM1 on TradHeli Anymore?
"I was about to do rebuild my 600, found the source of vibrations, bearings feel like they have notches in them, so new ones on order. Have already spoken to martin about 2.5+ board. So there is no point in trying with the…"
Nov 26, 2012

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At 10:09am on February 8, 2012, Kevin said…

Hey Malcolm,

Nice Helicopters!!!

I have a 700e that I am setting up a similar system with!

Is the Mission Planner working with your current setup?

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Traditional Helicopter 2.6 Loiter Test

Posted on July 1, 2012 at 10:30am 5 Comments

As some of you know i have been trying to get my heli to Loiter since last year. Today i got the heli to Position Hold for around 3 mins, it would have gone longer but it was blowing a gale, and starting to rain, so i cut it short.

So after a few more tests with this heli, more tuning etc i'll be starting the on the much larger Gas Helicopter, 23cc. 

I tried to download the logs but didnt really get anything out of the APM that would have been…

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ACM Loiter (GPS) Hold Traditional Helicopter

Posted on September 3, 2011 at 4:08pm 6 Comments

 

 

Firstly thanks to Jason for his New Alpha code. 2.0.40. Randy for all the help and Martin who keeps supplying tea

The new control laws that he has implemented work really well. The oscillations have virtually disappeared in stabilise, and Loiter held for over 8 mins with only very slow drift, had to bring the heli back to the start point…

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Traditional Helicopter Stabilise & Loiter Test

Posted on August 25, 2011 at 1:46pm 5 Comments

 

 

The aim this evening was to prove the new flybarless head with the ACM, and whether it would make a good deal of difference to the flight characteristics. We flew a full 5 min flight which is pretty good as the Heli is quite heavy now with all the extras fitted to it. Also i use a separate flight and main Power battery. a 2700mah 2cell and a…

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ArduCopter Traditional Heli Altitude Hold

Posted on August 21, 2011 at 11:52am 11 Comments

 

 

Been out testing today with my Razor600e.

Wind was Blowing around 8-10mph on the ground, you can hear it on the video.

 

Testing altitude hold.

I'm still having trouble with the tail control but i think i have the Altitude Hold is sorted out now.

Running Code Version 2.0.38

Had a few small problems with the…

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Arducopter Traditional Heli Plus Quad

Posted on August 13, 2011 at 5:00pm 8 Comments

I met up with martin today (buildyourowndrone.co.uk) to take some video of my Arducopter Traditional Heli and his Quad.

I have got rid of all the wobbles and oscillations, After a few days of talking to randy, he made some changes to the code in the trunk (svn?) you will have to excuse my ignorance. I uploaded it and could see that the changes he made had…

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