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pixhawk signal logic voltage?

Started by Hugues. Last reply by Artem Bulashev 17 hours ago. 4 Replies

Hi,What is the signal's logic voltage level on pixhawk I2C and GPS port? 3.3V or 5V?I do not have an oscilloscope so if someone had the answer, it would spare me to buy this equipment :)ThxHuguesContinue

CAN NOT INVOKE AUTOTUNE FLIGHT MODE

Started by Marco C. Last reply by Marco C Nov 30. 15 Replies

Hello everybody,I'm trying to fly my exa in autotune flight mode, unfortunately during my indoor test I can't invoke it.As you can see in the attached imagery once I switch on flight mode 3 pixhawk…Continue

Apm 2.6 Impossible stabilization, what do you think about this problem?

Started by Freddy Alcarazo. Last reply by Freddy Alcarazo Nov 27. 9 Replies

Hello dears from diydrones.This quadcopter that I mounted using apm with AC 3.1.5 and the frame x alien..I did  a cheap power distribution board for give supply energy to four motors, but I don't…Continue

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back up power

Started by Marco C Nov 27. 0 Replies

Hello everybody,I was wondering if it is possible to configure servo rail for back up power, I have read this sentence on this wiki …Continue

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Comment by Jani Hirvinen on December 17, 2012 at 7:00pm

Andrew. Looks like you have a big problem. I am not sure if 3DR frames are designed for big motors and big propellers but way how they are in your hexa is bad and you cannot use it like that. all jDrones frames are fully tested with 12" propellers. I would suggest to use only 10" props on that your current hexa.

Comment by Andrew McKinstry on December 17, 2012 at 10:10am

Hello.. Shiny new hexa with all the toys about to leave bench (I hope).. however prop clearance issue! Or am I missing something.. 880 motors 11x4.7 props

thanks

Comment by avionics on December 9, 2012 at 9:45am

2012-12-09%2020-01-10.tlog

 

Hi Guys

I was in the middle of tuning for my Loiter and suddenly the quad started coming down out of control and crashed. Luckily no damage but it went out of control. this is the log i appreciate if any one can help and see what went wrong. thanks

 

2012-12-09%2020-01-10.tlog

 

Comment by avionics on December 7, 2012 at 8:16am

OK I got the Loiter going almost good. I had problem with my CH_6 knob on TX. fed the info directly from the ground station. all good for now. Thanks.

 

Comment by avionics on December 6, 2012 at 10:26pm

@Randy

Randy thank you for the response. Frankly I dont really know what to look for in the log. any idea what i should expect in the log? sorry I have never done this before.

Comment by Randy Brazeau on December 6, 2012 at 11:38am

@Avionics

Have you reviewed the logs? That would be a good starting point to see what is happening.

Randy

Comment by avionics on December 6, 2012 at 11:04am
I have a H.A.L quad by hobby king with 1200kv motors and freshly assembled. It flies beautiful in stablise and alt Hold and when i try to loiter it doesnt hold its position. The GPS both LEDs are locked and steady before i start. It drifts and loses altitute very slowly. Tried playing with PIDs but no luck. I ran out of ideas appreciate if anyone can throw some light. Does the WP loiter config PIDs have any effect whilst on loiter or it is only for when on Auto mode? Thanks for the help in advance.
Comment by Chris Gough on November 29, 2012 at 1:36am

@Shayam, if you want to experiment with quaternions, DCM, euler angles, etc. you might want to check out the various pluggable AHRS subsystems in paparazzi.

http://paparazzi.enac.fr/wiki/Subsystem/ahrs

Comment by Shyam Balasubramanian on November 29, 2012 at 1:24am

@Randy, Thanks for that nice explanation on accelerometer with quads! Now, my understanding gets better.

I would want to try out Quaternions once myself, it seems different people are having different opinion. My friend, who works purely on Quad uses quaternion. He mentioned to be that it was 'much' faster than DCM. But, since truth is one but scenarios differ, I will ask him if he can lend me some benchmarking ;)


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Comment by Randy on November 29, 2012 at 1:15am

@Shyam re Quaternions,

     There's a thread by Bill Premerlani re DCM vs Quaternions.  My understanding is that they're equivalent.  II think perhaps DCM is faster but maybe not, i'm not sure.  I don't think it's as simple as one has 4 elements so it's faster than the other that has 9.

     When the copter/plane accelerates in any direction, the accelerometers sees this.  The problem is that we generally use the accelerometers to tell us which way is down.  So any acceleration of the copter/plane has the potential to throw off our attitude estimate.  Normally the accelerations are short-lived so they don't cause much problem but if they're long lived (for example you're constantly travelling in a circle) it can be a real problem.

-Randy

 
 
 

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