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Oct 29, 2012, 08:35 PM
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Ordered two both arrived today after sitting in New York for 7 days, Hoping to get caught up with school and work and get them up in running in the next few days. I also have a v2 gps from rctimer and a lea 6h to compare, a air data module from rctimer, minimosd from goodluckbuy to test out as well
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Oct 29, 2012, 11:17 PM
Taka
How to get into their website ?

I can't get thru to : www.rctimer.com
Oct 29, 2012, 11:43 PM
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Mine just turned up.
Oct 30, 2012, 06:00 AM
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Mine arrived uk this morning.. loaded up Ardupcopter 2.8.1 .. but couldnt do it through APM Planner.. had to do it through Arduino.. alll well though now..







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Oct 30, 2012, 08:05 AM
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Hi Jumpy,
Thanks for your report re: loading the software. I'm not IT-tech here... so what does your experience conclude? That it is not compatible with APM mission planner and 3DR software, or just that it was delivered without the appropriate boot loader?
For a newb, is it complicated to "load through arduino"?
Cheers for your thoughts and advice. :-)
-Matt
Oct 30, 2012, 08:10 AM
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No its fine with Planner.. was prob just the default boot loader they had on the board... some people have had similar probs with genuine boards depending on f/w version etc.

Pretty easy to update through Arduino .. follow this guide http://code.google.com/p/ardupilot-mega/wiki/Code

Also have a look at this site.. good guide for people new to the whole APM scene http://www.arducopter.co.uk/arducopter-quickstart.html

Looks exactly the same as the genuine board... waiting on a frame for it.. will update when I have it up and running..
Oct 30, 2012, 09:35 AM
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Thanks heaps for info and tips Jumpy!
Oct 30, 2012, 12:09 PM
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Quick reference..some very small differences v genuine board.. but overall looks the same with the same i/o

Oct 30, 2012, 02:39 PM
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Can someone verify if it uses the same BOM as the orignal?
Oct 31, 2012, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by compuatic
Can someone verify if it uses the same BOM as the orignal?
Havent seen anything, all of the links point to the genuine 3DR stuff.. looks mostly the same.. few components actually look better quality such as the protection diode. .. but that's a laymans view
Nov 01, 2012, 02:27 AM
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How are you guys planning on mounting your FC? Standoffs, double sided tape, or with O-rings...

It has an odd form factor.
Nov 01, 2012, 04:14 AM
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Originally Posted by danger_mouse
How are you guys planning on mounting your FC? Standoffs, double sided tape, or with O-rings...

It has an odd form factor.
I bought a case and have mounted it on double sided foam tape..

http://www.buildyourowndrone.co.uk/A...p/apm-2box.htm
Last edited by Jumpy07; Nov 01, 2012 at 07:20 AM.
Nov 01, 2012, 07:16 AM
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Pins soldered and APM fitted into case.. went for side entry case and pins for Outputs and Inputs

Nov 01, 2012, 02:45 PM
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Glad you posted that picture. I was wondering how well 2.5 would fit in a 2.0 case. Looks like a no go unless some cutting is done to get at the DF13 telemetry/GPS connectors. Everything else comes out OK.

Dave
Nov 01, 2012, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by wildpalms
Glad you posted that picture. I was wondering how well 2.5 would fit in a 2.0 case. Looks like a no go unless some cutting is done to get at the DF13 telemetry/GPS connectors. Everything else comes out OK.

Dave
Yeah some trimming required.. but no big deal.. looks good in case and gives it a bit of protection


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