We had a successful day, except auto takeoff didn't seem to take off properly (it just sat on the ground and got "lighter"), this may be a tuning issue, maybe the I term limit needs to be higher (I have a lot of weight on the copter).
I made an electrically isolated voltage and current sensor board (and power distribution) for my quad. It seems to work fine, but I can't find a place where I can read the current in the mission planner anywhere. Is it only used to calculate the remaining power? I can read the voltage just fine. Sure is nice to see, using my new 3DR setup!
Hi all again,
Nobody replied, so I thought I'd ask again. "How can I read the quadcopter battery current from mission commander????"
I went through all the parameters, I see the voltage, and also, on the heads up display, I see battery life remaining, but NO-WHERE do I see the current.
I see that the motor CURRENT can be logged in the LOG file, I'll be adding that to my new piece of software called APMLogVisualizer, which I'll post here soon. But I would like to be able to see the battery current from mission commander.
Here's a preview of my APMLogVisualizer:
Let me know if you're interested in trying it out.
But please, if there's a way, let me know how to read the battery current from mission planner, if not, no big deal, but it would be VERY nice, especially for performance testing.
Sorry, I don't have an answer for you on the battery current. But is the source to the log visualizer available?