Hello DIY Drones,
I'm taking on this project so I can find a Low Cost, Durable, easy to install solar solution for this communities APM 2.5 Operated Projects. I've spent almost $800 USD of my own money to purchase electrical gauges and equipment to make this project possible. Also I own the majority of the electronics needed for this…Continue
I have been working on a new airframe over recent weeks and wanted to replace the rather abstract 66 x 35mm box used to represent the APM 2.5 board with something a little more detailed and accurate. My search for an existing model found nothing I could use, so a few hours later this is what I…Continue
Fred De F I Want FPV Now
video musical clip on saint martin island.
Tricopter , apm 2.5, arducopter 2.9.1 , ntm motors 750kv with 11x4,5 (gelo effect !!!) , 3 s 2200ma , esc simonk rc timer.
Go pro Black edition , protune and profile RAW by techincolor.…
I never do a range check. But when I do, I forget to take it out of range check mode before takeoff.
APM2.5 saved the day and loitered…Continue
Here is a short build log of how I converted my APM2.5 Quad to a X8 Octo quad.
First I dismounted everything which is always a pain, especially when you have to disconnect these little bastard DF13 connectors. By doing so a few times already (it is my fourth build with same APM...), I had finally to…Continue
This week has had quite the number of battles. I finally got the Coffin Copter in the air and flying very nice using the Ardupilot. I don't think I'll even go back to Naza.
I flew my Arducopter IFR-FPV Sunday!
It was pretty cool once I landed safely back at the takeoff point.
For various reasons which I won't go into, my video camera view became unusable 2 or 3 minutes into the FPV flight in my rural neighborhood, and I found that I had no idea where I…Continue
A very Successful test of the DroidPlanner Android App, connected through a 3DR Radio Kit and the 3DR APM2.5
Before taking off, I ensured that there is a proper connection between the APM and the Tablet and that both devices's GPS is locked. Then I take the drone up and put it in Loiter mode.
Follow Mode must be activated in the Settings of the…Continue
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Hmmm Now hobbyking is selling:
Delta Wing Mixing 101
As a lot of newbies to delta wings often ask the question "Why is the mission planner not doing the necessary mixing for my servos to just work?" well for the stabilize the mission planner will work…Continue
I'm very grateful to be in community that supports a laser-equipped Fab Lab. Lately I've been designing and fabricating custom components for my unmanned aircraft, especially components that are easily integrated into existing systems.
Above is a photo of one of my latest creations: a solution that houses a five or six-cell LiPo, an APM 2.5 autopilot…Continue
I finally got around to the X-8 maiden flight. Nice day, gentle breeze, batteries charged and ready to go. Things went as well as they could for a first flight. The plan was to take off in manual, trim things out, then try stabilize and maybe even RTL. Unfortunately when I switched to Stabilize the plane leveled then seemed unresponsive to my control…Continue
Here is an interesting quad frame that Hobbyking is selling. I can see this really working.
Nice enclosures for the motors…Continue
Bottom of Rover
Is this a project you would like to tackle as a community and is this a project you would like to see become more serious?! As a community would you like me to build a discussion or group around this project?! Let me know what you think.…Continue
Someone sent me the link of this of the APM rebranding.
I started to document some flights wth HUGO this week . Here is some footage of "loiter" and "stabilise" flight modes.Also took some decibal readings from approx. 10' to 1.5'. The dB level never exceeded 95 dB. This is not a scientific test. I hope to show a comparison with open frame as a control and get some proper testing procedures in place.
I have been using a single axis gimbal for FPV ,…Continue
For fellow wire haters out there, here's a way that I figured out for attaching a 6 channel Hobby King receiver directly to the APM 2.5 without those pesky wires and connectors. The complete assembly of the APM 2.5 and the receiver is now only 18 grams and the clutter of wires goes away. I've flight tested this setup with…Continue
I have been poking this build with a stick occasionally as I was working on my Power Wheels Rover project in the meantime. But now I am back to working on this quad.