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Afroflight Naze32 Setup Guide For Dummies, like myself. Flashing the new firmware onto the quad.

Afroflight Naze32 Setup Guide For Dummies, like myself.

First of all, you need to get a way for the board to be read by the computer. This is by downloading and installing this driver… The board will be connected via a mini USB cable, of which, most people have a million lying around the house. Quadcopter PID Explained and Tuning. Many Multicopter, Quadcopter software (such as KK2.0, Multiwii, etc) allow users to change PID configuration values to adjust the performance of their quadcopters.

Quadcopter PID Explained and Tuning

In this post i will try to explain briefly what is PID, how does it affect the stability of the quadcopter (or multicopter), and how to tune the PID for your quadcopter. Be prepared, this article is a bit more “academic” than mine other PID explained post, so do check it out also! Apart from PID, Rates and expo also affects your flight performance and control. PID (proportional-integral-derivative) is a closed-loop control system that try to get the actual result closer to the desired result by adjusting the input. Quadcopters or multicopters use PID controller to achieve stability.

Quadrocopter and Tricopter Info Mega Link Index!! The Walkera UFO #4, #5 and #8 are listed both in the poll and links info area.Cheers,Jim Quote: *Edit: This was yet another workaround to the 600,000 character per post RCG limit __________________________________________________ ___________________________________________We now return you to our regular program: MEGA Multicopter Index part 4/4 continued!

Quadrocopter and Tricopter Info Mega Link Index!!

__________________________________________________ ___________________________________________ Props:--TIP 1 **WARNING! APM 2.5 / Ardupilot Mega / RCTimer Arduflyer Discussion Thread (updated 5/8/13) Ben.

APM 2.5 / Ardupilot Mega / RCTimer Arduflyer Discussion Thread (updated 5/8/13)

Your problem is one of the following. SEE Above, the procedure is here, if you need it. 1. Your USB Ardu drivers are not installed. I went through this myself. 2. 3. Close the Device manager, you should be good to go in the Mission Planner. PS: You must do all this with the card plugged into the USB port, or the com port will not appear. RC Groups - View Single Post - APM 2.5 / Ardupilot Mega / RCTimer Arduflyer Discussion Thread (updated 5/8/13) Quote:

RC Groups - View Single Post - APM 2.5 / Ardupilot Mega / RCTimer Arduflyer Discussion Thread (updated 5/8/13)

Installing Rctimer C&V Sensor 90A to ArduFlyer 2.5. There is a lot of information in this lengthy blog, please read it all, possibly read it more than once, do not start to apply any of the information before you fully understand it all and it actually makes sense to you, if there is anything you are not sure about, ask first, it can save a lot of time, expense and frustration.

Installing Rctimer C&V Sensor 90A to ArduFlyer 2.5

A lot more APM 2.5 information can be found on Page 1 at APM 2.5, ArduCopter, RC Timer ArduFlyer, Tutorials & Discussion, updated regularly Obviously you are measuring large currents, you do need thick conductors capable of handling those large currents soldered to the Rctimer Current & Voltage Sensor 90 A [CS] board. We are measuring the current flowing through the thick red lead from the Lipo connector to the Power Distribution.. The next choice is up to you, there is no need to use plugs and sockets, there is no good reason why the CS cannot be incorporated permanently into the lead between Lipo connector and Power Distribution. The contents of the CS Schematic. RC Groups - View Single Post - Closed obsolete - RCTIMER ArduFlyer - Discussion. Hot APM 2.5 topic right now is Auto Tune Many seem to have problems getting Auto Tune to actually start.

RC Groups - View Single Post - Closed obsolete - RCTIMER ArduFlyer - Discussion

Important facts you need to be aware of in order to successfully engage Auto Tune You must have all TRIM and SUB TRIM on your radio set to ZERO, else ArduCopter will not be able to tell if you have in fact released all sticks on your radio.You Must be in AltHold modeYou Must let go of ALL of your Radio sticksYou Must switch the switch you assigned in Mission Planner so it delivers Maximum PWM to engage AUTO TUNE, CHECK which position of your switch delivers Maximum PWM in Mission Planner - Radio CalibrationAuto Tune will ONLY START IF ALL of the above conditions are met. RC Groups - View Single Post - APM 2.5 / Ardupilot Mega / RCTimer Arduflyer Discussion Thread (updated 5/8/13)

Hovership MHQ2 by Hovership. Mini Quad - Build a FPV250 Mini-H Quadcopter. Having flew small and large size quadcopters, tricopters and hexacopters, I realized mini quadcopter is still my favorite, especially mini-h quad.

Mini Quad - Build a FPV250 Mini-H Quadcopter

Small quadcopters are light weight, agile and tough against crashes. It’s generally quicker and cheaper to build too. Configuring Turnigy 9x with arducopter. Manual There had been two blogs regarding configuration of Turnigy 9x with APM but i had experienced difficulties in them.

Configuring Turnigy 9x with arducopter

So here i am, writing my own experience. I am using the Turnigy 9x Mode 2 with RF 9X v2 2.4GHz module and 8 channel receiver but the same applies to Mode 1 as well. About Turnigy 9x: I think they are good for their price. a4326756-26-T6A_CCT.gif (GIF Image, 934 × 666 pixels) Nutshell - 9X Guides. So you bought a 9x - $50 vs $300<, Wow that is cheap!

Nutshell - 9X Guides

Hey, build quality is not bad either! Switch it on and you see the menu system (Firmware) is not what it could be, it is what it is and could be better. By now you should know that the guys here rewrote the firmware to be AMAZINGLY fast and clever. If you combine your inexpensive radio with the new firmware you end up with a radio system that rivals any brand out there. So, how do I get this new firmware on my potentially funky 9x? The easiest way is using Software designed to do this (Eepe or Companion9x) Alternatively you can use your favorite flashing utility and flash the .hex yourself. Simple Flashing of HobbyKing Blue Series with SimonK Firmware. Super Simple Flashing Method I recently received the some HobbyKing Mystery 30A BEC Brushless Speed Controllers (Blue Series) and contemplated how to flash them. Should I solder wires to the flashing pads? Should I create some special device to make the connections?

Then, I decided to see if I could connect some pins to the flashing pads through the clear heatshrink (taking special care not to short anything) and it worked great! It is easy to see where to insert the connecting pins and the transparent heathshrink holds them in place while flashing. Connecting to the Flash Pads Here is what the connectors look like inserted into the ESC:

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Jamiedco. Bargain Hobby King 2.4Ghz 6Ch Tx & Rx V2 for Multicopters. Hobby King 2.4Ghz 6Ch Tx & Rx V2 The Hobby King 2.4Ghz 6Ch Tx & Rx has to be about the cheapest transmitter / receiver combination out there. At $22.99 plus shipping from China, it is quite a bargain. MultiCopter - Details of our Quadcopter Build. Here is a picture of our quadcopter in all its prototype glory. The board is sitting in some foam to help dampen vibrations from the motors. The frame is made from 1/4 inch aluminium tubing riveted to 2 peices of aluminium plate.

There are two 11.1V Li-Po batteries wired in parallel underneath which together provide 4.4Ah.