AQ6 Calibration & Calculation Services 2015

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AQ6 Calibration & Calculation Services 2015

Postby kinderkram » Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:34 pm

As previously announced, Marcus aka teramax aka "Who dances with Copters" will offer a complete service for soldering, Calibration & Calculation and setup according to your wishes.

- Soldering all connections as required
- Static calibration (temperature curve)
- Dynamic calibration (Dance with the copter)
- Calculation and preparation of parameter files
- Pre-configuration of Motormix and Radio

You will receive a finished board and the parameter files on an SD card with a brief guide to complete the setup.
This reduces the efforts to less than the usual setup of other flight controllers.

This service is mainly directed at people who already have an AQ.
Later, Paul will add the option in his Flyduino shop for purchases of new AQs, so a flyable board will be shipped.

Hopefully this will help to get your craft airborne in a very short amount of time.



If you have questions, please contact teramax directly via PN: ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=785


As an additional service Marcus will offer soldering the DIMU connectors to existing AQ6 boards and needed parts for the ESC32 CAN bus upgrade. Please contact him via PM.

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Re: AQ6 Calibration & Calculation Services 2014

Postby LPR » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:19 am

Norbert

This is the way multicopter autopilots should be in the future. You first build or buy the multicopter so it meets the recommended spects and then bolt in the Autopilot, connect the wires, setup the receiver and failsafe the way you like and fly.

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Re: AQ6 Calibration & Calculation Services 2014

Postby hogster » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:29 am

Sounds like a good idea - will he come to the UK and do my dynamic calibration of a ~5.5kg X8 for me? :D

Seriously though, it would be great if at least the static calibration could be done already - the dynamic calibration is obviously very platform (and to a certain degree, location) dependent.

Cheers, David
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Re: AQ6 Calibration & Calculation Services 2014

Postby teramax » Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:03 am

hogster wrote:Sounds like a good idea - will he come to the UK and do my dynamic calibration of a ~5.5kg X8 for me? :D

Seriously though, it would be great if at least the static calibration could be done already - the dynamic calibration is obviously very platform (and to a certain degree, location) dependent.

Cheers, David


You pay the flight i´ll come where ever you whant :D

We found that calibrating on an default frame like Flyduino FCP-HL and positioning ESC not directly under the flightcontroll does the trick very well. I´ve done meanwhile 15 AQ´s this way and not all are ready to fly but the one that fly do very well.

The cal i do is good for lineup of the sensors and a basic mag cal.
Good for a first liftoff and play with the AQ and all the stuff it is able to do.
You maybe archieve just 90% of a self calibrated system but this 90% calibrated AQ is 90% more precise than every other flight controll on the market.
somehow everything can fly
http://www.youtube.com/user/ter4m4x
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Re: AQ6 Calibration & Calculation Services 2014

Postby kinderkram » Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:14 pm

We now have 3 Hexas in the air with pre-calibrated boards by teramax.

They all fly with default PIDs and they are behaving very well, though they are 2 completely different setups.
This one carries a Black Magic Cinema with an AUW of ~10kg:



To me it´s the final proof that Marcus´calibration service works as advertised. Thumbs up! 8-)
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Re: AQ6 Calibration & Calculation Services 2014

Postby hogster » Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:12 pm

Wow that video is smooth as silk! 8-) Curious why you need two tilt motors for the stabilisation? Is one not strong / fast enough?

I've already bought my AQ so this service won't be applicable for me, but is the idea you can buy a pre-calibrated board direct from teramax, or will the likes of Flyduino and Viacopter stock these pre-calibrated boards for a higher price-tag?

Cheers! David
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Re: AQ6 Calibration & Calculation Services 2014

Postby kinderkram » Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:02 pm

When we planned the gimbal conversion we looked at similar setups which in most cases had 2 motors for the pitch axis.
To be on the safe side we decided to follow that path.

Another advantage is: the roll axis is balanced without the need to use the camera as a counter weight and push it to one side with the lense off center.

At hindsight it was a good decision - I doubt we´d been able to manually tilt the cam down 90deg as smooth as we can now...
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Re: AQ6 Calibration & Calculation Services 2014

Postby hogster » Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:45 pm

Interesting ... are you using two AlexMos boards, or how are you driving two motors simultaneously? Or are you not using AlexMos / similar at all?

Cheers! David
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Re: AQ6 Calibration & Calculation Services 2014

Postby LPR » Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:38 am

Norbert

Your Hexa's videos are very impressive.

Larry
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Re: AQ6 Calibration & Calculation Services 2014

Postby kinderkram » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:59 am

Thx, Larry. It´s an interesting experience to get such a monster in the air.

@ David: We´re using a 2axis Alexmos. It can easily handle 2 big motors on each axis.
The pan axis is driven by a servo, directly connected to the camop´s receiver.
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