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Pixhawk external LED?

Started by Hugues. Last reply by André Zibaia da Conceição yesterday. 50 Replies

Hi,Anyone succeeded to install external LEDs on Pixhawk?On APM we could configure the param Led_mode to a binary value representing which actions turn LEDs on A5 and A6.Is there an equivalent feature…Continue

Throttle mid/hover.

Started by Jason Greening. Last reply by Doug Adduci on Sunday. 33 Replies

In mission planner it tells me that my throttle hover is 649 or 64.9%. So am I right in assuming I need to set my mid throttle at the same 649?Continue

Mission Planner 1.3.43 problem

Started by Don Roberts. Last reply by Mark Brummett Jan 11. 4 Replies

Just updated to this and now I don have access to the full parameter list and some main menu items are missing.What is up?Continue

MAVLink Tutorial for Absolute Dummies (Part –I)

Started by Shyam Balasubramanian. Last reply by Randy Grinter Jan 11. 98 Replies

Hi All,I was recently fiddling around the code for a while and decided to create a tutorial out of it so that others may find it useful. If I would have known this knowledge long back, I am sure I…Continue

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Comment by Artem on December 16, 2014 at 12:58pm

Question about pixhawk hardware:

pixhawk logs vcc @ 5.13v, however its servo rail voltage measures 4.41v. I use 6s lipo, so I have a non 3DR power module and at first I though that the problem was with its BEC sagging under load, so I disconnected it and measured voltage without load exactly 5.13v (as pixhawk logs) When I connect a 9W LED, voltage goes up to 5.2v so this is definitely not a PM issue. Is there some kind of a diode between the main vcc and the servo rail? 

Comment by Josh Welsh on November 27, 2014 at 12:39pm

I hear ya man, don't sweat it.  Now let's go fly! :)

Comment by Doug Walmsley on November 27, 2014 at 9:27am

@Josh and @David

I apologize for the comment I made earlier, I'm venting because there are folks out there who think they know what's best for me and others.  I do see a benefit for having it, but I don't want it forced on me unless I break the 400' ceiling.

Comment by Josh Welsh on November 26, 2014 at 8:29pm

I actually live inside two circles haha


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Comment by David Anders on November 26, 2014 at 7:19pm

I live within one of the circles... The dotted lines in the sky are quite annoying. But seriously, I share your pain.

Comment by Doug Walmsley on November 26, 2014 at 6:50pm

My issue is with the display.  I can barley see the map due to the TFR circle over my property.  I'm not saying to rid it, but I'm allowed to fly withing the TFR as long as I do not break the 400' ceiling.  Therefore, I should have the right to turn off the TFR circles if needed.  Since I'm sure you don't live within one of these circles, it's easy for you to stomp your feet and be vocal for something that doesn't affect you. 

Comment by Josh Welsh on November 26, 2014 at 6:24pm

"I don't think an option to turn off should be addressed or added

since they are regulated no fly zones anyway ,by turning off you knowingly break the regulations"

That is exactly right, and the operators are held responsible 100% of the time for their actions, regardless of what the copter does, so this choice should absolutely not be removed.  Use the TFR data and build a fence and call it good.

I also want to echo what David said - there are times where these activities are allowed, so, stop trying to turn the software in to big brother and start educating the operators better.


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Comment by David Anders on November 26, 2014 at 6:09pm

Just to throw a spanner in there. There have been instances where drones have been officially used at airports so I'd been keen to ensure there are no restrictions at all. Information / warning screens sure, but no restrictions.

Comment by Doug Walmsley on November 26, 2014 at 6:09pm

@ Nathaniel

I submitted a Issue ticket at Github Mission Planner for a need to disable but provided another option.  Take a look and let me know or MichaelO if there is something I missed or if others feel there is something better to offer.

~Thanks~


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Comment by Nathaniel Caner on November 26, 2014 at 6:05pm

@Doug,

I think that sounds like a good compromise. It achieves notification but won't interfere with acceptable flight standards. Do you fly at one of the AMA sites I spoke of?

Regards,

Nathaniel ~KD2DEY

 
 
 

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