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Gaza07:
22 Aug 2019 22:47:32
Sorted mate  ~~
Andy7:
22 Aug 2019 10:27:36
Sure. But basically, all the subjects are getting cut off.
Gaza07:
21 Aug 2019 18:14:54
Can you pm me a screen shot of what you mean
Andy7:
21 Aug 2019 12:15:41
Gaza - can you make the subject line section in the forum topic list wider? It's cutting off the subject field really short.
Andy7:
19 Aug 2019 09:14:20
Good for you!  ~~
DarkButterfly:
18 Aug 2019 19:13:57
Had another negative encounter, it's been a few years since the last one, just an uneducated ******, going on about drones being illegal yada yada yada.    :-/
Still that didn't spoil my flying time, had an absolute blast  ~~
Gaza07:
07 Aug 2019 19:52:01
ooooh mrs jones  :D
hoverfly:
30 Jul 2019 15:26:34
D.B. you tightwad.. :cool:
atomiclama:
29 Jul 2019 20:14:10
DB that just means you have shed loads of props in the first place ;-)
DarkButterfly:
29 Jul 2019 18:53:33
Just had a thought, even with all the crashing I've done, I haven't bought any replacement props in over a year ~~
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Received my ArduPilot 2.5+

Started by DarrenG, Monday,April 29, 2013, 12:51:32

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DarrenG

My APM 2.5+ arrived from BYOD on Saturday. Already have it set-up in Mission Planner with the latest firmware. I had a GPS lying around that seems to be working with this fine, it';s reporting position etc (I Work with GPS so it';s the one area I know something about!).

I already have the frame here and built, a Q650 (X650 clone). As soon as I';ve identified the motors and ESCs i need I';ll get them ordered.

In the meantime I need to sort a suitable mount for the APM so that it';s isolated, and I need a longer cable for the GPS so I can mount it in the top of the dome that came with the frame.

Super excited to see how APM performs. I';ve worked with Arduino';s for years but had never heard of the ArduPilot. Was planning to buy a Phantom but when someone mentioned ArduPilot it was a no brainer, a home build and hopefully a Quad with autonomous missions, hell yeah!!
Darren Griffin
@DarrenGriffin, @TheMacFixer & @PocketGPSWorld
Sky-Hero Little Spyder with Naza V2, Arducopter Quad with Pixhawk and Emax 250 with Naze32

dazza22

I love my APM .
Put the time into get the vibration out of the system , and all should
rosie .
I use moongel at the minute to attach the APM to  my quad  .It works well ,but I am not sure  how well glue work on it .So on lookout for other solutions .

DarrenG

Ah yes, I';ve not yet decided how to best mount the APM. I need to figure out how to mount it on a gel or foam bed but still secure it in place, perhaps an elastic band over the shell?
Darren Griffin
@DarrenGriffin, @TheMacFixer & @PocketGPSWorld
Sky-Hero Little Spyder with Naza V2, Arducopter Quad with Pixhawk and Emax 250 with Naze32


DarrenG

Thank you, got some Sorbothane sheet already.
Darren Griffin
@DarrenGriffin, @TheMacFixer & @PocketGPSWorld
Sky-Hero Little Spyder with Naza V2, Arducopter Quad with Pixhawk and Emax 250 with Naze32

Gaza07

Your going to love the APM its the best flight controller Ive tried up to now  ~~

DarrenG

Definitely.  One more APM related question.

I';ve read various discussions on the merits of powering the APM via the ESC or a separate uBEC. I was considering the APM Power Module but read that it had some issues too, so I';ve gone with a Turnigy 5v uBEC, is this the best solution? 
Darren Griffin
@DarrenGriffin, @TheMacFixer & @PocketGPSWorld
Sky-Hero Little Spyder with Naza V2, Arducopter Quad with Pixhawk and Emax 250 with Naze32


rickp

Quote from: DarrenG on Monday,April 29, 2013, 21:28:27
Definitely.  One more APM related question.

I';ve read various discussions on the merits of powering the APM via the ESC or a separate uBEC. I was considering the APM Power Module but read that it had some issues too, so I';ve gone with a Turnigy 5v uBEC, is this the best solution?


I wouldn';t use an ESC as they';re just linear regulators and generate lots of heat. Personally, I use the APM power module and have no problems with it powering the APM and RX. Do not use it to power servos though.