Complete Guide To APM2.5 Ardupilot V3.0.1 Setup For F450 Quadcopter Flamewheel Or F550 Hexacopter




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Richard Hamilton: Hey Peter, Greetings from Cambridge, Firstly, thank you for all your great video's. I've just built a HK "DeadCat" 450 Quadcopter with APM 2.5, 20A Simon K ESC's and some other bits and bobs, (Find me Buzzer, LED's) and will install my FPV gear once I'm more proficient as a pilot with the stock Quad, I also just received my Taranis Plus (OpenTX ver 2.0.13). So, all that said. I know you're a bit of a Taranis fan and was wondering if you would be prepared to share your EEPE and APM settings with me, I think most quads (450) are probably much of a muchness right?

Greyhat Infiltrator: Do you have enough experience with the DJI E300 OPTO ESCs? I bought the DJI F450 kit that comes with the E300 proportion system and since then, have only been experiencing problems. The motors don't spin in order, its like they are out of sync or something. I've done the compass, accelerometer, transmitter calibration but still unable to get the motors to spin simultaneously. I've flashed the APM board with the new firmware and nothing. Any suggestion you may have, will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

ElecTrev: Thanks Peter, nothing explains compass calibration as well as actually watching somebody do it. Hopefully when I try Loiter tomorrow it won't go waltzing all cver the field at constant altitude ! Great idea about the USB extension too !

Pat B: Great video thanks:)

tptwk: My laptop does not see the comport when I connect the APM 2.6. (Arduino Mega). What configuration do I need to do to my laptop? P.S. I am new to this. Thanks for you patience.

Jagdeesh Shahani: Which is better, the 3DR radio telemetry, or using the Taranis rx s port connected to the APM

Tania Jorajuría Gómez: Hi Peter! We have a 2.6 APM mounted on a DJI F450. We are suffering tremendous problems related with the altitude and attitude when flying Loiter mode. We have covered the barometer (small piece of foam) and still crashes everytime. The parameters log shows a fictitious altitud descent (50 m down the actual level). At this time we have many doubts about several potential causes: overpressure produced by props?, Wrong PID parameters? Rest of parameters? With these poor data, could you please bring us some light? Thanks a lot, Tania

Mohammed Buti: Hey bro you are doing a good job keep it up I have the tilon tri copter I want it to enable the loiter and althold on the tricoptr need help can you help me please. 

andrew de leon: Hi. Is it possible to install 4 ESC with Positive and Negative wire to APM 2.6? Im using linear ESC.. thanks

mechtheist: Thank you, it's rare to see such a thorough and concise tutorial, especially one that's as clear and understandable.

Neto Salvador: Peter, Can you inform websites that you download firmware for crius v2, i have big problem to configure, when connect the, mission planner on terminal, show me megapirateIG. other dougts is how to clean all the program setup and start on zero again with all the program. Please canyou help me . Firts i need aderess from websites to download the firmwares that can install used mission planner. Thanks, Neto Salvador

SkySessions Uk: I enjoyed watching this video. Im starting to build a quad using a 450 frame, 1000kva motors , apm 2.6. Ublox gps .. and 3dr telemetry. Fatshark fpv setup. Ill be reverting back to this video during setup. Very helpfull. Subscribe if u want . Lots of videos going up soon! 

Alexander Dumbhead: Hello again, Peter! After following your instructions and answers to my questions, I have finally successfully put my F450 in the air (stabilize mode)! Thanks for all the help! However, there are still some things that are quite unclear to me, for instance: 。When I put my quad in Loiter mode, it starts bobbing up and down quite violently, losing, and then regaining altitude, which almost every time, ends in a crash. Any Idea what might be causing this problem? 。Another weird fact about my quad is that when I put it through the setup "compassmot", it indicates as only 1%. Is this normal? 

Max A Million: what does ap_motors: failed to create throttle curve mean?

Johnny Chang: Hi Peter, I've tried your setups for the 680pro, but only 4 motors span when I raised the throttle. The motors and escs are fine. What is the problem? By the way, Do you have the Pids for the 680pro on your google docs? I'm stuck. Please help me.

MrBlakepare: Terima Kasih kerana video anda telah banyak membantu saya.

Mario Halkyer: Thanks Peter, I will definitely be following your lead. cheers

Henry Lee: Hi Peter, many thanks for taking the effort to make this video. I just bought my first quad with apm . It's definitely not easy BUT after watching yr video, it's seriously not that bad. I have a query though. I m using dsx9 or x9303. I could only manage to get 5 flight modes out of radio 5. Any suggestions on how I can get 6 modes or am I stuck owing to the hardware limitations of this old transmitter? Thanks again for the hard work put in.

Breathe - RC: hi peter simple question what is the difference between the ardu pilot and the hk pilot mega ? doing a search for setups takes me to the same place everytime ? help

Juan Esteban Jaramillo: Hey Peter, I've been watching your videos and It has really helped me to get my f450 in the air. I'm having 2 problems right now with my build, when I put my gopro and my tarot gimbal the quad struggles to mantain altitude, and no matter what I do I can't get rid of small yaw oscillations on my videos. I'm using your F450 PIDs btw

beaver2206: Great Vid. I am taking notes! I cannot see the Parameters file you mention in your google docs folder. Will this work for a Tarrot 650 frame? Thanks

Philip Price: I have been flying mine for over a week on dead cat setup works great...using taranis for controller .....next step a bixler with apm....`Big thanks Peter will send you a couple of pint via paypal the very least I can do.

Marcus Keeler: It's interesting this video is 36 minutes long. A similar setup video for a Naza would be probably 4 minutes long and the thing would work perfectly afterward unlike the random results from this open source POS

Cismas Alexandru: Hi Peter, I have a frame just like yours. I am doing the exact same steps, but my quad is not working the only think i can control at it is throtle. Also nothing from the PID controling meaning the stabilization . Tell me what i am missing. I am trying to make this for someone if i will succeed i will take more quads and i will take it from your shop . REspectfully alex.

george g: very useful info.

Akbar Akbari: proper British setting!

MrTaz0079: You mention fastex, have you got any more information please. 

mat green: Ok apm cost about 100 quid for every thing. Naza lite, very basic 180 quid approx and no where near the features of apm

al h: Have just finished mounting the brushless gimbal you supplied - works so well! check out this video of a short flight: Arducopter 2.6 - gimbal stabilised footage Although not used in this video it has an amazing loiter - seems not to move at all! 

Alexander Dumbhead: thanks you Peter for the awesome video, however, when I try to arm my quad by pulling the throttle to the right, it doesn't work. Any suggestions? Btw, I use a DX6i.

patrick douglas: I find your videos very good technically and easy to follow. Earlier this year I purchased an APM 2.6 to mount on a tri6copter I will be assembling in 2014; I already have the APM 2.5 installed on a 3Drobotics hexcopter. I find the software easy to use and the APM 2.5 is an awesome autopilot. Keep up the great work you do and thanks for those helpful videos.

Stentoumis C: Dear sir Please let me know which update Is the most accurate and up to date

DAVE NORTH: well it just does not seem to work its been driving me mad.looks like ill have to buy one off you next week.thanks again for your help.

DAVE NORTH: thanks will try again and let you know.

MrMiguu1: Lol, cables transferring vibration... how about making a real APM than can handle the 4x BEC..

Tick C: yes just tried it and it worked thanks Peter This is my first Build ... i need all the help i can get LOL Thankx again

Philip Price: Just followed you video step by step really easy to understand replaced my naza m v-2 with apm 2.6...only thing i couldn't calibrate was the qbrain esc throttle with my taranis otherwise pretty slight forward a big thanks...I just couldn't get the red amber blue...but reboot osx and recycled apm and everything now sweet..thanks....going to look at your tarains setup next 

Stentoumis C: dear sir Thank you for your time and your applies I ve tried ESC calibration and the throttle response was perfect.After arming APM the problem still exist no sitable response. Any advice,?

Alexander Dumbhead: When I switch off my transmitter, the PWM jumps from 1099 to 1612. How do I solve this problem?

DAVE NORTH: hi peter could you help me please.I am trying to connect my APM 2.6 to mission planner.i have selected correct com port.it will download firmware.but when i try to connect to mavlink,it stoped at "got param RC6-TRIM".i figuered that one out by pluging in my gps + compass.but now it keeps stopping at," got param RC10-TRIM". i have tried hundreds of times to connect.but no joy.Hope you can HELP thx Dave

SuperDoroto: Hi Peter I did what you said 3.1 beta firmware from Mission Planner and my 3.1 tuned params file in my x copter but I get this message prearm: acro_bal_roll/pitch How can I fix it sorry for my english (google translate) greetings Toon

rabone1963: here you go bud have a look at this APM 2 5 flight board you can make this

giorgos arab: hi very nice video where can i find your price lists?

Philip Price: Hi is this the same instruction for your new dead cat model? The spider FPV

Mohammed Buti: hi flite test have recently bought a APM2.6bord buti im have problems like the bored is not recognizing the ESC its going to a calibration mode but not arming noting can you help me pleez ? this is my e-mail mohammedbuti@hotmail.com

Stentoumis C: dear sir Please let me know if you ever had a problem in radio reaction to throttle I use a futaba T6EX .I move forward throttle and the controller reacts after 5 sec. Please advice

Andrew Larking: Life saving video, thanks. :)

26Falcon: Thank you Peter this is a great help and a time saver I still put a plug in for you every time I take it to the field still flies great now it will be better

MrCorby4: Its not one of yours. Got it from a china hobby supplier . I'm in the US. The throttle signal pin has continuity with the resistor on the board next to it. so.......... I tried to re flow the solder joint anyway. It didn't work. This was all before I discovered the parameter setting. I sent an e-mail to supplier,but still waiting for an answer.

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