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Pixhawk external LED?

Started by Hugues. Last reply by André Zibaia da Conceição on Tuesday. 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 Dan Skaggs on July 6, 2013 at 7:08am

Just did CLI test on GPS and it seemed to report it was fine.

Did CLI test on compass and report said "Not Healthy".

Comment by Dan Skaggs on July 6, 2013 at 6:49am

I just noticed/confirmed, Mission Planner Flight Data page gives message, "No GPS". I had GPS when I first loaded firmware and flight data showed it locked on my house - 3 days ago...

Comment by Dan Skaggs on July 6, 2013 at 5:55am

Tx in mode 2.

No signal from Rx is recognized by the board unless I'm in ESC calibration.

I can calibrate ESCs, but can't arm the system afterwards. Also, I now don't get a GPS response.

Comment by Mike Boland on July 5, 2013 at 1:14pm

Just swap over the cables from roll and yaw.

What mode is your Tx in?

Comment by Dan Skaggs on July 4, 2013 at 6:45pm
Mike, Tx is set to acro. Throttle bar was only moved in MP by throttle, but Rudder was moved by roll & roll was by rudder. That's why I initially thought receiver wires were wrong, but they checked out right (see Logan's comment below). Now I can't get board/ESCs to initialize.
Comment by Dan Skaggs on July 4, 2013 at 6:38pm
Bo, good thought, but I read the same note about trimming throttle - tried it but no change.
Comment by Mike Boland on July 4, 2013 at 1:16pm

Have you got your Tx set to Heli by mistake, instead of Acro?

In your radio calibration window on mission planner, when you move throttle is only the throttle moving. This window with the moving bars should aid you in sorting out which channels are doing what.

When you move the rudder to the right is the rudder bar going to max?

Comment by bobarry on July 4, 2013 at 8:45am

I had problems arming, but it worked when selecting arm in the mission planner. Then I read that the throttle trim needed adjusting so that the down & to the right for four seconds really cuts the throttle to zero.

good luck.  bo

Comment by Dan Skaggs on July 4, 2013 at 6:21am

Logan, thank you for your help. However, the hook-up you suggested is what I have on my set-up, so I guess that's not my issue. What's odd is that the board did power up initially and I went through the initial RC set-up with calibrating the sticks; got the ESCs calibrated; all motors & servo worked, although the servo  seemed connected to the throttle inputs. Also, I could not arm or disarm the copter - copter only responded to ESC calibration process. I also started to notice  that when powering up  the copter the board LEDs don't seem to work to show initialization is complete. So I don't think the board is powering up with connection to copter only (Tx/Rx/Battery & no usb). Board powers and connects to computer fine w/ USB only, as when installing firmware.

Comment by Logan Graves on July 3, 2013 at 5:03pm

@Dan Skaggs

Assuming you are using the AR8000 receiver the hookup should be as follows.

Aile to Input 1

Elev to Input 2

Thr to Input 3

Rudd to Input 4

Aux 1 to Input 5

You will probably want to reverse Aileron, Elevator, and Rudder from the RC controller.

 
 
 

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