This blog leads on from the blogs Flight Controllers, see the section on APM/Additional Required Extras, (in particular Safetly Use CLONE APM Power Modules), as well as Low Voltage Warning for CC3D. There are varying reports that claim that these devices can pass the full battery voltage to the flight controller and fry it, but there are also others that say that this is scaremongering – so who is telling the truth? Also there are cheaper clones versions that lack certain components. This article explores both of these points.
Continue reading APM Power Modules
Following on from CC3D, I need a low voltage cutoff on my quad, for the 3S LiPo, as I am constantly running my batteries down to 3% of the batteries capacity.
Continue reading Low Voltage Warning for CC3D
Following on from 3D Printer control boards, the description below is taken from eBay – US MKS Base V1.5 3D Printer Controller Remix Board (Mega2560+Ramps 1.4+5*A4988)
Note that MKS have a bad reputation. From Google Forums – MKS Base 1.5:
And here’s the problem with MKS. They produce other people’s open source projects. Generally not adhering to the MKS. Generally not contributing back to the community. Generally sending their customers to the author of the project they produced for any assistance. There is a absolute hatred of MKS in the smoothie ecosphere, and I, personally, put them in the same build quality as Geeetech.
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If you are suffering issues with your Naze32, this blog could be useful. I came across this little lot whilst looking for a way to replace the MCU on my friend KK2 Mini.
Continue reading Naze32 diagnostics and fixes
This is just part of the ZMR250 build log, Drone kit -Building a ZMR 250. This section on configuration of the CopterControl (CC3D) flight controller has been moved to a separate post, in order to reduce the size of the original blog.
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This is just part of the ZMR250 build log, Drone kit -Building a ZMR 250. It was moved to a separate post, in order to reduce the size of the original blog.
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I provided an answer on Stack Exchange 3D Printing site, to a question relating to an extruder stepper not operating correctly, Extruder stepper motor problem, what can be wrong?
I have replicated the question and answer below.
Continue reading Extruder stepper issues
I have killed my KK Mini flight controller by powering it up with the polarity reversed, see KK Mini, so I was in the market for another flight controller. I thought about simply replacing the KK Mini with another one, but could I get something better for my money as the KK Mini is rather a noddy affair. I saw the SP3 Racing F3 (also labelled as the SP Racing F3), and thought that it might be worth taking a look.
Continue reading SP3 Racing F3
I could not find a simple guide for wiring up a KK Mini (also known as KK2 Mini). So, this is a quick note on the connections needed to be made, in order to use a KK Mini.
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Following on from RC Transmitters, here is a quick look at the receiver modules. Continue reading RC Receivers