Questions tagged [ardupilot]
For questions relating to the ArduPilot open source autopilot software
How much current can float through all pads of the PDB (Power distribution board)?
I want to buy the „PDB-HEX, 12S“ Power Distribution Board. Are the current values of PDB/current sense resistor and ESC power pads meant for the summarized current of all motors or for each Motor? Why ...
Is my FC for regular rc planes or for drones with multiple props?
recently I decided to build a drone. While I'm learning everything I picked a FC. While researching about the FC I'm not sure if I picked the right one. https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/2023-New-...
Connecting a RS232 sensor to the Pixhawk
I have an airspeed sensor that outputs a RS232 signal. This is the sensor: https://www.aeroprobe.com/micro-air-data-system/. I want to connect this sensor to the Pixhawk in order to use the data for ...
Control drone from PC
I’m a programmer and novice in 'copters. I want to control my handmade drone from PC. (Use Python script to change yaw, roll, and pitch in real-time as if it can be controller using transmitter’s ...
Raspberry Pi 4 between flight controller and receiver
I have TBS Crossfire Micro TX, Nano RX and Raspberry Pi 4, I haven't bought a flight controller yet because I have a problem: Until the drone receives a special command from the transmitter - I ...
Ardurover: Cannot get NMEA from GPS to ardurover: Raw serial is fine
I am running ardurover (title bar says "Mission Planner 1.3.77 build 1.3.8110.38294 ArduRover V4.4.0-dev (650e8652) on a Beaglebone Blue with Linux 5.10.140-bone-rt-r68. I have a GPS connected to ...
Custom flight mode in pixhawk flight controller
I am trying to convert a pixhawk drone into a quadrotor biplane tailsitter. Is there a way to create a transition flight mode where a motor pair will lower its RPM for a while until the drone's axis ...
Import Cinema 4D produced animation as a mission plan
I'm looking for a way to convert animation paths and features that I created in Cinema 4D to something that Ardupilot can understand and import as a mission plan. Is there anything out there for this ...
How to program a flight controller?
I am using a HolyBro Kakute F4 V2 flight controller loaded with ArduPilot firmware. I am using Mission Planner currently. I wish to know how can I program the board so that I have some additional ...
How can I read the recording status of a Runcam Split 4 through UART?
I am working on a project where I need to interface with a Runcam Split 4 using its UART protocol. You can find the protocol documentation here I am able to get info about the device features through ...
Which Arduino Nano should I use to make a nano-scale drone
Which Arduino nano is best for creating a nano drone? Will it be compatible with 3.7 v coreless brushed motors?
For a typical dual controller + companion computer UAS, is it normal to have UART only from controller, and USB only from companion computer?
When I'm reading the extension capability of 3DR Solo, I realise that its breakout board interface has some peculiar limitation. Here is the context of the entire 3DR Solo design: it is an open-source,...
Can I use a quadcopter AIO FC (or stack) to control a micro helicopter via Arducopter or iNAV?
I have found a lot of resources on building your own quadcopter(drone)...but none on micro helicopters. The only helicopter resources I have found were large model helicopters. However I want to ...
ArduCopter motor spins at full throttle when armed
When I arm the drone the motors start rotating at some throttle percentage may be (7%) and the drone will automatically disarm after 14sec and again the process repeats after I arm the drone. After ...
Dshot 600 ESC is not responding to the transmitter
I'm building a drone with arducopter 2.8 (ArduCopter V3.2.1) and I'm using the DSHot 600 (BLHELI_S) Opto ESC's as my ESC and when I connect the Opto ESC to the arducopter and arducopter to the ...
Suitable ready-to-fly micro copter for a beginner
I read several docs on the ardupilot website, in particular about building a copter. It was suggested that total newbies (like me) should buy a small inexpensive copter first and learn how to fly/use ...
Serial Communication Not working in APM 2.8
I have being trying to establish Serial Communication connection between APM 2.8 and Raspberry Pi Board. But the connection is not being recognized in the Raspberry Terminal Console. Configuration ...
Affordable ways to crimp your own connectors
Ever since PX4 and DroneCode came up with their connector pinout standards. I see more and more sensors and devices off the shelf adopting the same This is particularly the JST-GH and Dupont ...