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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 ;-)
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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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APM 2.6 with external compass

Started by Jumpy07, Wednesday,June 12, 2013, 19:47:05

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Jumpy07

Coming soon..  LEA-6 with built in compass for APM...  guess similar to Naza etc..  also 6s support power module..




Details here : http://www.diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/apm-2-6-gps-with-compass

New APM 2.6 has no on board compass.. some other changes such as bigger fuses and some component upgrades.. but much the same as the 2.5 board.
New LEA 6 with mag will work with older 2.5 and give the same functionality it appears..
BNUC-S Pilot with PfCo /PFAW.
UAQ / CAA PfCo Instructor / Flight Assessor

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing"

peter_a

so 2.6 is 2.5 without the compass ?

To me having the compass and gps on a extra board is`nt a improvement .

DarrenG

It';s necessary as the compass is easily affected by other components such as motor wiring. Naza has compass in GPS housing.

But you can do the same yourself with the external compass on an APM if you suffer from compass issues.
Darren Griffin
@DarrenGriffin, @TheMacFixer & @PocketGPSWorld
Sky-Hero Little Spyder with Naza V2, Arducopter Quad with Pixhawk and Emax 250 with Naze32

Srocupado

It';s not necessary.
If you move away escs or motors, or event put the apm a few cm away from the source of EMF you will have the same result.
My apm on my quad is just 8 cm away from the lipo and 10 cm from my hobbywing quattro esc. With those figures I get around of 5% of interference (stay below 30% and you are good to go).

firey1

the easiest and cheapest solution if you want a separate compass is to fit an external one  you can pick them up on ebay for under $5.00 usd
make your own mounting pole for your GPS/Compass just like a NAZZA

Made mine out of two standard  X servo arms and a carbon rod
MIKE

550 RC Spider quad for FPV
550 Alien quad (my sons now)
F450 quad
450 size bell 212, MD500,Augusta 109
600 size Huey running apm 2.5  3 planes  Taranis and 9xr  radios Skyzone FPV goggles

DarrenG

Thursday,June 13, 2013, 12:47:48 #5 Last Edit: Thursday,June 13, 2013, 17:34:42 by DarrenG
Quote from: Srocupado on Thursday,June 13, 2013, 01:13:32
It';s not necessary.
If you move away escs or motors, or event put the apm a few cm away from the source of EMF you will have the same result.
My apm on my quad is just 8 cm away from the lipo and 10 cm from my hobbywing quattro esc. With those figures I get around of 5% of interference (stay below 30% and you are good to go).

Good for you, but others have not had so much luck.  Mine';s still in the APM and fine, but that';s not the optimal solution for some.
Darren Griffin
@DarrenGriffin, @TheMacFixer & @PocketGPSWorld
Sky-Hero Little Spyder with Naza V2, Arducopter Quad with Pixhawk and Emax 250 with Naze32

rickp

So whilst I';m quite happy with the performance of my 2 airframes with onboard compass - does anyone know if its possible to disable the compass on the APM2? Simple on the 2.5, but I';ve not seen instructions for the 2.0 board...

DarrenG

Found this on DIYDrones which discusses how to do it. Not simple by the looks of it!
Darren Griffin
@DarrenGriffin, @TheMacFixer & @PocketGPSWorld
Sky-Hero Little Spyder with Naza V2, Arducopter Quad with Pixhawk and Emax 250 with Naze32

firey1

Friday,June 14, 2013, 09:07:09 #8 Last Edit: Friday,June 14, 2013, 09:12:33 by firey1
yes darren much harder on the apm 2.0 than the 2.5
MIKE

550 RC Spider quad for FPV
550 Alien quad (my sons now)
F450 quad
450 size bell 212, MD500,Augusta 109
600 size Huey running apm 2.5  3 planes  Taranis and 9xr  radios Skyzone FPV goggles