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Forum: UAV / FPV 12-12-2013, 10:33 AM
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Posted By emdeex
APM 2.5 and Mission Planner KML logs

Hi All,

I'm using an APM 2.5 with Mission Planner, I'm on the most recent update, and although I can download the mission logs, and view the KML file in Google Earth... the KML doesn't have the...
Forum: Beginners 11-30-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 778
Posted By emdeex
Sure thing, in fact I flew it tonight. Just me. ...

Sure thing, in fact I flew it tonight. Just me. A storm was slowly coming in from the West, but it was pretty still with a gentle southerly blowing in from the sea.

I have a great spot, a bluff...
Forum: Beginners 10-30-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 778
Posted By emdeex
Smile Bixler - first flight - thanks !

I just flew my new Bixler in the park across the street, on a beautiful warm evening after work, with my two little kids.

I checked it all out, powered up, threw it up, and it took off!

I...
Forum: Beginners 10-24-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,673
Posted By emdeex
Some more questions !

Thanks, but mine was a PNF build, so the motor was with the Bixler, but the ESC I had to buy separately, so maybe that was why.

I haven't flown it yet, but power seems to be pretty high with the...
Forum: Beginners 10-21-2012, 03:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,673
Posted By emdeex
Bixler - thrust reverse?

Hi, my Bixler build continues. I've got it glued together, motor, servos working etc.

But on a stationary test with the prop, the prop wash comes towards the front of the plane. Like the motor...
Forum: Beginners 10-20-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,991
Posted By emdeex
Now, you tell me! (joking). It's a lesson I'll...

Now, you tell me! (joking). It's a lesson I'll never forget. I'd not encountered those wires before. I was wondering how they attached to the motor, now I see they are just extensions of the...
Forum: Beginners 10-20-2012, 04:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,991
Posted By emdeex
Thumbs up Eureka!

Wow, so persistence has paid off, I've got it to work, and the cause was surprising but also simple.

When I got the model, I'd read that the motor leads were generally too short, and for ease of...
Forum: Beginners 10-20-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,991
Posted By emdeex
OK, so I've done this to try to benchtest the...

OK, so I've done this to try to benchtest the motor:

Put the shaft into a variable speed electric drill, attached two of the motor leads to a digital autor-range multimeter on AC mode ... ran the...
Forum: Beginners 10-19-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,991
Posted By emdeex
The motor was hot glued in already, it was a PNP...

The motor was hot glued in already, it was a PNP version.

I've got the motor out with the help of a hair dryer.

I've played around trying to test the continuity on the wires, but they are heat...
Forum: Beginners 10-18-2012, 05:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,991
Posted By emdeex
Oh no, thats my nightmare scenario. Could you...

Oh no, thats my nightmare scenario. Could you fix the motor?

I've ordered the new ESC's in, but I do understand that it could be the motor...arrg!

Did you have order in a new motor? Which...
Forum: Beginners 10-15-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,991
Posted By emdeex
Thanks, but won't the ESC even beep once, even if...

Thanks, but won't the ESC even beep once, even if the throttle is up? I don't get any beeps.

I've tried your troubleshooting tips though, thanks. All the servo channels work well, and channel 3...
Forum: Beginners 10-14-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,991
Posted By emdeex
Thanks for the replies. I'll order in another...

Thanks for the replies. I'll order in another ESC, and hopefully that is what's wrong.
Forum: Beginners 10-14-2012, 02:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,991
Posted By emdeex
I've tried with the throttle all the way down,...

I've tried with the throttle all the way down, even the trims down. Tried throttle reversed. Tried with throttle at neutral position. Viewed the "display" mode on the 9x to verify the throttle is...
Forum: Beginners 10-13-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,991
Posted By emdeex
Bixler - motor or ESC won't work ?

Hi All.

This is my first RC plane. I've bought :

Bixler
HK 20A ESC
Turnigy 9x and receiver
Turnigy 2200mah 3S battery
XT60 plugs and bullet connectors
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