Welcome to Garage Pilots!

Garage Pilots is a community site dedicated to amateur pilots of multirotor aircraft.  "Multirotor aircraft" include builds of all shapes and sizes: drones, quadcopters, hexacopters, and any copter configuration you can think of.

Our goal is to make getting into this hobby dead simple and hopefully provide a network of like-minded individuals that you can share ideas with, bounce ideas off of, and most importantly, learn from.

We encourage you to sign up and share you build logs through blog posts, participate in the forums by posting and answering questions, or just browse our community at your leisure. We are all "Garage Pilots" at heart and hope you join us on this incredible journey.

***** UPDATE *****

Check out our new GitHub project for 3D printed designs. Our goal with this project is to design useful parts & mods for the multirotor community. We believe in designing quality parts that can be printed and sourced locally instead of ordering from China! If you're interested in contributing then sign up for a free GitHub account and follow the project. 

https://github.com/dbaldwin/garagepilots

If you have any requests for parts or design ideas then post them in our forums:

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Latest Activity

Profile IconGyörgy Kiraly and Bob Heron joined Garage Pilots
12 hours ago
Dwight Mc Lean posted a discussion

Retracts

Hi guys. Does anyone know how to get retracts working on a Quad using Pixhawk? I am using a Taranis radio, with a X8R, Someone told me to use the camera control in Mission Planer. I tried that and all it does is retracts them, but it will not let them go down, I am using the pitch control on output 2 on channel 8. I am using the roll to control the Gimble on the LS on the output 1 and in the radio I am using channel 6 and this works. I could setup my Taranis to 16 channel  and use channel 9,…See More
20 hours ago
Bobby Combs replied to Bobby Combs's discussion Tarsnis flight modes
"I would like to know how it would possible to make the 6 flight modes without the logical switches"
yesterday
Dwight Mc Lean posted a status
"Does anyone know how to hook up retacts using a Pixhawk. I am using an X8R on a Taranis."
yesterday
jacklab updated their profile
Friday
Profile IconDennis Milenkovic, James Cramer and Paul R joined Garage Pilots
Thursday
jacklab posted a discussion

cc3d + taranis+ ezuhf+ discovery , setup problem

Hi, I'm a new member of this site. I found this thanks to your user Dennis Baldwin looking on youtube info to make setup a FC cc3d. Arrival from the model on wheels and I've never flown a UAV until recently. My setup is the following and I would be grateful if I can give indications on the material assembled by me. Radio: Taranis module EzUhf JR. 8ch receiver EzUhf lite ...Frame: TBS Discovery, I like to stabilityEngines: Dji 2212ESC: 18A OPTO DjiBEC: Power FCI do not understand English well…See More
Thursday
Bobby Combs replied to Bobby Combs's discussion Tarsnis flight modes
"Well that Taranis program that I recently posted I have gave up on becasue it is did not seem correct. I have tried my hand at doing a new program for the Taranis and Pixhawk and it seem to be going together somewhat better. I will upload an eeprom…"
Wednesday
Profile Iconjacklab and Jerry joined Garage Pilots
Wednesday
John Cammilleri replied to John Cammilleri's discussion Led srips for quad and how to set up switches to turn on and off .
"got it thanks"
Wednesday
Dennis Baldwin replied to Bobby Combs's discussion Tarsnis flight modes
"Bobby, quick question about your setup. Before you get to doing logical switches (and maybe you already have) but have you flown with your Taranis and standard switches setup for flight modes? Just curious if you'd done that. I haven't…"
Wednesday
Dennis Baldwin commented on Chuck Ruggles's blog post QAV400 & CC3D Fly away
"Awesome to hear, Chuck! Make sure you have a good fix and it flies well in GPS Atti mode before you try RTL. Once you do that RTL will work like a dream."
Tuesday
Chuck Ruggles commented on Chuck Ruggles's blog post QAV400 & CC3D Fly away
"I was able to finally get the Naza Lite configured and working.  Have not tried the RTL yet, setting gains which I think I may have them dialed in. Thanks for the help Chuck."
Apr 13
Chuck Ruggles commented on Chuck Ruggles's blog post QAV400 & CC3D Fly away
"After 1 fly away, quad never found, another fly away, quad was returned to me, another fly away resulting in a spectacular but costly crash.  I found the cause of my fly away issue I think.  Dead spot in antenna, pointing the antenna at…"
Apr 13
Adrian Bartosik is now a member of Garage Pilots
Apr 12
Dwight Mc Lean posted a blog post

PIXHAWK CANNOT CONTROL SPEED

 (PIXHAWK) I AM USING A Taranis RX. I cannot control the speed. THE TROTTLE HAS NO CONTROL. I CHECKED MY SETTING. Do I need a new controller, is this on defected. Why? When I go to right Ail it speeds up and when I go to left it slows down I am talking about the motors. When I engage the throttle the motors only run at the same speed, no matter where the throttle is. Has anyone encountered this problem?       See More
Apr 12

Forum

Retracts

Started by Dwight Mc Lean in Welcome and General Multirotor Flight Discussions 20 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hi guys. Does anyone know how to get retracts working on a Quad using Pixhawk? I am using a Taranis radio, with a X8R, Someone told me to use the camera control in Mission Planer. I tried that and all it does is retracts them, but it will not let…Continue

Tarsnis flight modes

Started by Bobby Combs in Welcome and General Multirotor Flight Discussions. Last reply by Bobby Combs yesterday. 8 Replies

Could someone here that has more experience with the Taranis than myself look over my program and see if it would work or be ok to use. Right now I"m having a hard to figuring out what switch would be for what mode.Continue

cc3d + taranis+ ezuhf+ discovery , setup problem

Started by jacklab in Welcome and General Multirotor Flight Discussions on Thursday. 0 Replies

Hi, I'm a new member of this site. I found this thanks to your user Dennis Baldwin looking on youtube info to make setup a FC cc3d. Arrival from the model on wheels and I've never flown a UAV until recently. My setup is the following and I would be…Continue

Led srips for quad and how to set up switches to turn on and off .

Started by John Cammilleri in Welcome and General Multirotor Flight Discussions. Last reply by John Cammilleri on Wednesday. 2 Replies

I have a set of leds attached with the hobby king LED controller unit. Should be simple but having trouble setting switches to turn on and off with my Taranis plus. Im using  S bus setup with the full 16 channels.can someone shine some light ?…Continue

Hexacopter build, problem with throttle not working!

Started by Regzgz in Multirotor Electronics. Last reply by Regzgz Apr 11. 6 Replies

Hello Garage Pilots,After a long brake due to work, I was able to continue my build and moved from the Quad to an Hexacopter.The build went great but now on the testing face I hit a problem with either the Naza V2 maybe the Receiver, a bit of info…Continue

Tags: Opto, V2, Naza, Hexacopter

No go Ardupilot Tri

Started by Ivor Nathan in Welcome and General Multirotor Flight Discussions. Last reply by Louis Wise Apr 3. 16 Replies

Hi all.Nearly finished my tricopter with Hk frame and components.Using a Ardupilot 2.6, with power module, turnigy 9 radio and setup as per Ardu specs,ie, using only 1 pos neg and program for both input and output.Not quite sure where to go from…Continue

Tags: turnigy9, go, no, Arduopilot

APM Voltage Problem...

Started by B.Fun in Multirotor Electronics. Last reply by nikiforos Apr 3. 20 Replies

Well, I bought an APM "2.8" from Banggood. I know...China! But at $48 I just couldn’t resist giving it a try to see if it would deliver. Well, as it turns out, it’s done pretty well except for one problem and a couple of little caveats. But I’ll…Continue

Tags: Voltage, Controller, Flight, FC, APM

NAZA M lite

Started by Ranjitharavi in Welcome and General Multirotor Flight Discussions Apr 2. 0 Replies

hi,I will use the fly sky (fs-R6B) 6 channel receiver. and  i'll give the connection with the help of manual tips in page no:15. but i have error in installation. Any one help me to solve  this error.(Please may sure you select the right receiver…Continue

NAZA M lite

Started by Ranjitharavi in Welcome and General Multirotor Flight Discussions Apr 2. 0 Replies

Hi,I have configuration error, any one tell me the actual problem and solution for this problem.(Configuration error, this may cause by firmware upgrade from old version.or abnormal Tx calibration. Re-calibrate your transmitter,and power cycle your…Continue

NAZA M lite

Started by Ranjitharavi in Welcome and General Multirotor Flight Discussions Apr 2. 0 Replies

Hi,thank you for your replay,  I'll use the 1100kv, brushless motor, 10*4.5 propeller.shall i give the battery supply,and ESC connection in the time of installation to the NAZA M lite.Continue

 
 
 

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PIXHAWK CANNOT CONTROL SPEED

Posted by Dwight Mc Lean on April 12, 2015 at 8:23am 1 Comment

 (PIXHAWK) I AM USING A Taranis RX. I cannot control the speed. THE TROTTLE HAS NO CONTROL. I CHECKED MY SETTING. Do I need a new controller, is this on defected. Why? When I go to right Ail it speeds up and when I go to left it slows down I am talking about the motors. When I engage the throttle the motors only run at the same speed, no matter where the throttle is. Has anyone encountered this problem?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QAV400 & CC3D Fly away

Posted by Chuck Ruggles on March 29, 2015 at 4:13am 5 Comments

I have/am building a QAV400 with CC3D, Sunny Sky 2212 1400kv.  I have flown it a handful of times.  I am still dialing it in and learning how to configure the board, I am getting the hang of it. This morning, it decided to go to a different park as I stood there my radio not doing anything to stop it.  Fortunately I had my cell number on the quad and I got a call a couple hrs later.  Funny thing it was found in a different park, a HUGE place I knew nothing about and an RC club flys and hangs…

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T960 build

Posted by Jaime Castillo on March 16, 2015 at 9:32am 2 Comments

Building a Hex Tarot T960, Naza-M v2, Multistar 4010 x 6, Multistar 45 OPTO x 6, Taranis -Plus/X8R. No issues at the moment but I'm  an amateur pilot.. I'll be posting.

Radio question

Posted by Bert Lexington on February 19, 2015 at 4:46pm 1 Comment

 I bought the Naza  M Lite and have a question, can I use a Aerosky transmitter and receiver   with the Naza or does it need to be  a Spectrum ? I'm getting mixed Information about this. please help thanks.

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