X-CAM 100B Gimbal Test on APM2.5 Reptile 500 Quad

This is the first test flight I am attempting while using the X-CAM Tech X-CAM 100B 2 axis Brushless Gimbal. The initial results are very promising. Although...

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Comment by Simu on July 2, 2013 at 7:18am


I have the same setup (Reptile Z500 APM2.5 etc.)
Currently I still have problems to find the correct values ​​for old hold and loiter.
Can you give me maybe even announce your configuration.

Thank you very much


Comment by weelian soh on July 2, 2013 at 7:34am

Hi Simon, my settings are pretty much stock values from the current 2.91b firmware for X copter configuration. I did use the Ublox LEA-6H antenna. For an effective hold, I usually ensure that the blue light on the board is lit constantly before I take off. Also to ensure a good Loiter, I will manually fly my quad to a stationary position BEFORE activating loiter. If you flick the loiter switch while it is in motion, it will sometimes behave erratically and struggle to settle to a stationary spot in my experience. Also make sure your barometer sensor is covered with a piece of foam or cotton wool and shielded from Sunlight as sudden changes in air pressure will cause the barometer to send false readings causing the copter to bob up and and down

Comment by Simu on July 3, 2013 at 9:28am

Thank you for your feedback. I have with me activates the Y fashion.
Un ddiverse P values ​​adjusted. unfortunately without erfolg.Ich still using the sonar module Max LV EZ0 this may cause probleme.Ich still go once again to the defaults of 2.9 1b and will continue testing.
Best regards from Switzerland

Comment by Simu on July 3, 2013 at 10:17am

Sorry I meant the V Frame Type

Comment by Christiaan van Vollenstee on July 4, 2013 at 3:29am

I build a Reptile 500 yesterday for the first time.


I have loaded the 3DR quad params that is available on the website and set the frame to V.


I hovered it in my kitchen this morning without any issues, need to do some more test.


I have the battery at the back and I find it is making the quad a bit unbalanced.


@Weelian can you please post some pics on how your quad is build?


Kind Regards


Comment by weelian soh on July 4, 2013 at 3:48am
Just follow this link for pictures of my Reptile 500 buildhttp://forum.rcdrone.sg/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=829
Comment by weelian soh on July 4, 2013 at 3:48am
Comment by Christiaan van Vollenstee on July 4, 2013 at 4:00am

Nice, do you have sonar on it? and what is the battery and weight of the battery you are using at the back there?

Comment by weelian soh on July 4, 2013 at 7:58am

Nope I'm not using any sonar sensors. The batteries I'm using are Turnigy 2200mah 20-30c 3S, Zippy Compact 2700 3S 25C, NanoTech 2200mah25-50C 3S and ZippyK 3S 25C 2600mah batteries. The Zippy Compact 2700 is by far the best performing battery. I'm not sure about the weight, though you can easily check them on HobbyKing's website.

Comment by weelian soh on July 4, 2013 at 7:59am

Ah Correction, other than the Turnigy 2200mah 3S, the rest are all 4S batteries.


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