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New USR Hexacopter on 2.9.1 - spinning out of control...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Guillermo Romero Mar 26, 2013. 25 Replies

Hi everyone, thanks in advance for reading my note here. I did do my best to read all the docs but could not find exactly what I was looking for - am hoping you much more experienced drone fliers…Continue

Tags: Planner, HexaCopter, Mission, 2.x, ArduCopter

DSLR control from ArduCopter

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark de Blois Jun 25, 2013. 14 Replies

Hi, I've been googling for this and haven't found much, was hoping perhaps the community here could help!  Thanks in advance.I am an experienced programmer and less experienced rc pilot and am having…Continue

Tags: control, camera, dslr, canon

 

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Mark de Blois replied to Quinn McLaughlin's discussion DSLR control from ArduCopter
"Hi Quinn, were you able to sort out your request, get your EOS connected/operated by the hexacopter? Am interested in something very similar, though entirely new to this field."
Jun 25, 2013
Guillermo Martinez replied to Quinn McLaughlin's discussion DSLR control from ArduCopter
"Any update!? you make it work? if it's yes, how looks now, Is it what you expected? Im looking to do the same as you, i want it for take aerial pictures to complement my topography work. I hope you can upload some pics or retro! "
Apr 2, 2013

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Guillermo Romero replied to Quinn McLaughlin's discussion New USR Hexacopter on 2.9.1 - spinning out of control...
"Hi Quinn, We checked your Hexa, RMA#86. We first had an error while trying to upload the code, it failed on the first two attempts, but on the third one was successfully uploaded. Then everything went as normal, ESC calibration and RC…"
Mar 26, 2013

3D Robotics
Guillermo Romero replied to Quinn McLaughlin's discussion New USR Hexacopter on 2.9.1 - spinning out of control...
"Hi Quinn, Thank you for your business,  A new replacement unit configured with your Turnigy RC and battery, test-flown, will ship out by Monday or Tuesday of next week, expect the tracking number by email.  I'll personally check your…"
Mar 21, 2013
Warren Purnell replied to Quinn McLaughlin's discussion DSLR control from ArduCopter
"Check out blip.com.au for camera controllers that operate on PPM. I've got a Canon Powershot and gives me Shutter & Zoom control. The older model controller I've got allows AV TV Manual option just like on the camera dial. Also has an…"
Mar 11, 2013
Quinn McLaughlin replied to Quinn McLaughlin's discussion New USR Hexacopter on 2.9.1 - spinning out of control...
"Thanks for the help everyone.  I send the drone back to 3DRobotics for a fix which appears to be ESC or soldering related.  They agreed that that seems to be the issue. I appreciate the help and hope to return it someday! Quinn"
Mar 6, 2013
Michael replied to Quinn McLaughlin's discussion New USR Hexacopter on 2.9.1 - spinning out of control...
"It is also possible that the motor and ESC are fine but you have a bad electrical connection.  I found those barrel connectors to the motors to be absolutely awful.  They resulted in motors losing current during flight and eventually a…"
Mar 5, 2013
Quinn McLaughlin replied to Quinn McLaughlin's discussion New USR Hexacopter on 2.9.1 - spinning out of control...
"Thanks!  Will try that when I get home tonight.  All the ESC's were calibrated - 3x actually... will work on it!"
Mar 5, 2013
Michael replied to Quinn McLaughlin's discussion New USR Hexacopter on 2.9.1 - spinning out of control...
"After seeing the video I am suspicious that you have a single motor or ESC that is behaving badly.  The lack of lift on one side combined with the spinning motion is an indication that a single rotor is turning too slowly.  Try this:…"
Mar 5, 2013
Quinn McLaughlin replied to Quinn McLaughlin's discussion New USR Hexacopter on 2.9.1 - spinning out of control...
"Here's a video of what this looks like if you try to lift off (and yes - calibrated the radio.  Throttle works great, I haven't reversed my yaw...).  My next steps are an "erase" command and a recalibration of…"
Mar 5, 2013
Quinn McLaughlin replied to Quinn McLaughlin's discussion New USR Hexacopter on 2.9.1 - spinning out of control...
"does anyone know if it is better to just issue the  > erase command or the  > reset  command - or erase then reset?"
Mar 5, 2013
Quinn McLaughlin replied to Quinn McLaughlin's discussion New USR Hexacopter on 2.9.1 - spinning out of control...
"John, I double checked this in detail and compared it to the motor pics in the manual taken from the link you provided.  I am pretty certain I have the right rotation and propeller order.  It does fly... just spins like mad after liftoff.…"
Mar 5, 2013
Quinn McLaughlin replied to Quinn McLaughlin's discussion New USR Hexacopter on 2.9.1 - spinning out of control...
"Ah... that was in the manual right...?  Ok... just "erase" from the CLI?  Then of course all the configuration steps again?  Will do.  Thanks!"
Mar 5, 2013
Tim Green replied to Quinn McLaughlin's discussion New USR Hexacopter on 2.9.1 - spinning out of control...
"Didn't you erase your old EEPROM stuff before doing the upgrade? Well surprise! Seems we need to erase EEPROM when migrating from 2.81 to 2.9x. That fixed my machine."
Mar 5, 2013

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John Church replied to Quinn McLaughlin's discussion New USR Hexacopter on 2.9.1 - spinning out of control...
"Hmmm... which end is the front? The top of the image, i assume. if that's the case, and it's a little hard to tell, it looks like all of your cw and ccw props need to be swapped. Then you may need to flip all motor directions as well.…"
Mar 5, 2013
Quinn McLaughlin replied to Quinn McLaughlin's discussion New USR Hexacopter on 2.9.1 - spinning out of control...
"I tried recalibrating the ESC's - same behavior.  Strange thing is the compass points accurately when I am on USB or on telemetry - I can move the device all over, no problem, compass is accurate, as are other accelerometer axes.  And…"
Mar 4, 2013

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About Me:
Noob! Computer programmer and RC Heli Pilot (not too advanced at that either) and ready to get into Arducopter!
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Mostly photography. It's just darn cool. Just got a hexacopter from 3drobotics and am setting it up.
Hometown:
Santa Cruz

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