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




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Mehedi Hasan Pulok: Best guideline i ever got :) thnx for such a tutorial :)

Freddy Beko: Hello
I have a problem when i try to set u the accelerometer when i try to do it i get the 40 sec time but i dont get asked to turn the board around only the count down i have this board connected only to the laptop with the usb
i have the ardupilot 2.8 & using the apm planer 2.0.20 looks different from the one u have don this video
when try to calibrate at the end i get success executed CMD 241 but i have not move the board if i move it around the same thing the jumper is on the first pins next to the gps
thnx hope u have some idea how to sort this out

Rajat Tripathi: hi, iam making f450 with apm 2.6 i want to know that other than the gps wire in the apm flight controller which wires i have to connect for flight modes such as RTL or altitude hold to the recivers other channels and apm board plz guide me as iam a beginner.. Thank u your reply will be appreciated.......

meow kitty: can u plze help me.. I have a 250mm quadcopter and the apm 2.8 fc.. and when I try to take of it wobbles like crazy. I tried the roll setting from lowest point to highest and no luck. any ideas?

Emzo Abzhandadze: hi, i have problem, don't work pitch, roll and yaw can you help me? give me any solution for this problem?

gordon bennett: hello sir:I`m now building a large plane with apm 2.6 and a turnigy 9 radio. could you plase let me download your suggested setting para. for a apm. I did get a apm to work for a blimp. you have some bixler settings on your google docs files but I`m not sure which ones to done load. please if you would make some suggestions.   I got my qrx 350 pro apm version to work.

alej cis: all red wires of the ESC must be disconnected?

David Garcia: Hello,
my drone engines u10 esc t-80A engine and prop 27x8,8
I want to connect batteries in parallel 21000mah 6s.
as I can feed the pixhawk and engines? atopilot 90A? atopilot 180A? please at...

Sultan ilyas Ali: i m new to rc. please help me... i did calibration on apm2.6 but it is not getting arm..

Saeed Al-Amri: hi Sir . can you please help me with this one :

https://youtu.be/R7v5tBrVhj4

gordon bennett: did I load the correct one from old file because I lost everything I did till date.

gordon bennett: forgot my e-mail is flashnine@msn.com  thank you very much. PEACE

gordon bennett: i`m building a qrx 350 pro using a apm2.6 arducopter,3dr gps ,3dr telemetry , and a walkera devo 7f radio .  any suggestion.  I watched your Complete guide to APM2.5 Ardupilot v3.0.1 setup for F450 Quadcopter Flamewheel or F550 Hexacopter I down loaded your doc file v3.01 new from old files and loaded them. I need to be able to use a camera gimbal which is a walkera 2d brushless gimbal , and suggestions. I been trying for months. I`m also building a blimp with apm 2.6 arducopter , 3dr gps , 3dr telemetry , and 2 cameras , one wifi ,one 5.8 . I only need the apm as a fail safe incase of a fly away. I need to be able to arm the2.6 with and without motors.the motorless one I need to use the geofencing ablity ,in case the teather line gets cut and flys away. I need to connect a servo with a razor to put a cut into the blimp to slowly deflate for safty when the geofence is activate..  any thing you can tell me will help me greatly .

John Bailey: Used your PID's from your Google Drive page on my APM2.6 Hex. Bravo Zulo, it stayed withing 1/3 meter. Bravo Zulo, sir.

Tawanda Harrington: Could anyone please explain why only 2 of 4 of my quad copter motors turn? Is it because of my ESCs (emax simon series) Or possible due to power distribution? Please assist me as I have been stuck on this issue for months spending far too much money. Please give advise.
Thank You

Gary O'Hare: i nead help with my cheerson cx 20 its not stable ,bin on mission planner.but:(( have you got a facebook?so i can contact. you thanks gary.

V Patankar: Hi Peter,

I am using APM 2.8 can you please when possible answer some the questions listed below. I know you are busy, but you are also very knowledgeable. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

1.        When possible please create a APM 2.8 parameter file (with modified values)
           that can be loaded into Mission Planner as you have done for APM 2.5
2.        How do I configure an external LED connector to reflect the APM binding LED
           status (blinking or not blinking) - as you did it in the APM 2.5 setup video
3.        I want to attach a 12v LED to the quad body, and use it as landing light. But I
           want to be able to turn it on and off using a programmed switch on Devo-7. So
           it is not on all the time, specially when flying during the day time.
4.        APM 2.8 firmware 3.2.1 does not allow CLI option in the Mission Planner. So
           how do I caliber the compass-offset information in CLI (as shown in your earlier
           APM 2.5 video) and run the motor test when putting the quad 450 together

Thank you in advance.

Newozuer

Gary O'Hare: question have you ever lost your quad? just a thought

V Patankar: Hi Peter,

I would appreciate if you point me in the right direction.

Using APM 2.8 - not arming and bad compass health error

Current setup
APM 2.8, JP1 jumper (used) as I have not connected the PM module to APM
External GPS connected to APM
Receiver connected with the correct cabling
The receive is binded to the RC

What worked:
Using MPlanner - I was able to calibrate accelerometer and RController (moving the sticks for calibration

What does not work
Arming the RController
GPS connection

I tried to reset the APM by pressing the reset button, the red and the purple light soon start blinking, and then the red continues to blink slowly

When in MP I enabled the Monitor and after connecting the APM (pressed the connect) tab on the top right hand screen - I see gibberish characters scrolling on thes screen

MP will only allow me to use the Wizard option to run the setup.

I had all the switches on the RC set to back position (as you explained in this video)
I turn the throttle stick to bottom right and hold it for 5 sec (in order to get it to arm)

Any idea what is going on, what I am doing wrong and how I can fix it.

Your feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers
newozuser

V Patankar: Hi Peter,

Thank you for the videos they are good value.

I am a newbie and just ordered the 450 frame and APM 2.8 with T-Motors 2213.

Are you planning to post any setup videos on APM 2.8.

Would it be possible to send you some basic questions via email?

Cheers
newozuser

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