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  1. I've just downloaded the latest files today and...

    I've just downloaded the latest files today and I'm having the same problem with Mega 2560 R2 and 2.0.7 shield. My Win XP SP3 laptop has COM6 reserved somehow so I could not get it to work. I tried a...
  2. OpenPilot Tuning Video: Does it apply to AQ?

    Hello again,

    In my quest for tuning information I came across this video for tuning the OpenPilot flight controller.

    http://vimeo.com/openpilot/pid-tuning

    Aside from the actual P and I...
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    Accel and Gyro out of Sync

    Hi,

    I'm tuning my quad (see "Tuning Help Needed" below) and was doing some further exploration to try and understand all the data available on the configurator.

    I noticed something odd......
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    Hi Cicero, Thanks for the reply. My battery...

    Hi Cicero,

    Thanks for the reply. My battery was fully charged when I started my tuning. I just checked it and it is still at 10.8V. Even in my outdoor flights I've never had to go anywhere near...
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    Tuning Help Needed

    Hi,

    I built and flew/crashed this quadcopter several times and now I'm trying to perform the tuning that has been referred to in several posts as being essential. I'm trying to achieve the stable...
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    Hi Mike, Nice blog and pictures. I have been...

    Hi Mike,

    Nice blog and pictures. I have been making a lot of 'copter parts on a small, primarily 2-D, CNC machine and am also looking into 3-D printers. I've found several hardware vendors, yours...
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    Thanks.

    Thanks.
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    Third LED on 2.0 Shield?

    Hi Guys,

    I've searched and probably overlooked it, however:

    What does the third LED next to the receiver inputs on the 2.0 shield do?

    Thanks.
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    Thanks, Franco.

    Thanks, Franco.
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    How to search forum?

    Hi,

    I'm trying to search the forums and need some guidance. In previous browsing I ran across some posts describing test stands and jigs. No I'm trying to find those again. I've tried to enter...
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    Thanks elchan. I'll try that. I'm also going to...

    Thanks elchan. I'll try that. I'm also going to built a test stand so I can practice and tune it without breaking anything.
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    Thanks for your replies. I'm just following the...

    Thanks for your replies. I'm just following the instructions in the PID tuning guide, which makes it sound like it should pretty much stay in place - I expect a little drift, not dashing off. I use...
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    First flight - can't get steady hover

    Hi, I built my AQ and started testing it tethered to weights. I went through all the setup and calibration, starting out with all the defaults. I'm currently using 2.7 / 2.4.2 combination of...
  14. Question about changes from 2.7 to 3Beta2

    I built my new QuadCopter and started out with 2.4.2 flight controller (FC) and 2.7 configurator. I wasn't having much luck getting a stable hover in rate mode so I thought I'd try the latest...
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    Lift-off, but many questions

    I put it all together, ran the configurator and have lift-off. Fortunately I played it safe and tethered it very short.
    This is like balancing a marble on top of a basketball. I can't get it to...
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    Don't forget the six female/female 6" servo...

    Don't forget the six female/female 6" servo extensions to connect the receiver channels to the shield. Also, if you are just starting with R/C as I am you will want the LiPo Charging sack, and a...
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    Thanks. As it turns out, the 5V pins on the PWM...

    Thanks. As it turns out, the 5V pins on the PWM connectors are not interconnected so I soldered a wire jumper from the PWM 1 center pin to the PWM 10 center pin. The I used another female to female...
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    Can I get shield power from the BEC?

    Hi,

    I've got Arduino Mega 2560 and 2.0 shield. I ran the configurator and tested the motors with the USB cable connected. I'm ready for my first flight, connected the main battery, motors beep...
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    My Quadcopter Implementation

    I've just completed construction of a Quadcopter. Pictures and details can be found on my website at: www.jgscraft.com/aeroquad.php. The website displays large format images so you can zoom in on the...
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    Many thanks for the quick replies.

    Many thanks for the quick replies.
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    Prop Mounting Question

    Hi,

    I'm new to R/C vehicles and I'm building my frame and trying to figure out which prop goes where.
    I ordered the APC 10x4.7 props from the AQ store. (Four of each so I have spares, as...
  22. What support for Spektrum DX6i Channels 5 & 6?

    I have a Spektrum DX6i Transmitter and the AR6210 receiver.
    I'm building an AQ with the 2.0.7 board and Mega2560.
    I understand channels 1-4 are used to fly the AQ. Channels 5 & 6 appear to be...
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    Thanks. Are all of these well supported in the...

    Thanks. Are all of these well supported in the current production version of the software?
  24. Thanks for the quick reply.

    Thanks for the quick reply.
  25. How do I make wired connection from Configurator to AQ Shield?

    Hi,

    I see lots of info for connecting the XBee but have not found instructions for making a physical wired connection from the AQ shield to my laptop that is running the configurator.

    Please...
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