Aaron Riddick
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Camera Lens Extend/Retract during flight

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andreas Aug 23, 2013. 5 Replies

Hello all,  I'm using a Canon SX230 with APM2.5 and everything is working well so far.  I plan to put CHDK on the camera and I would like to command the camera to start an intervalometer script and…Continue

Auto Flight Mode Issues

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eduardo Romero Jan 21, 2013. 4 Replies

Hey guys,  We have gone through the tuning process and have our plane navigating well with FBW-A and RTL.  Our first two auto flights went well.  Several of our later auto flights did not navitage to…Continue

 

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Andreas replied to Aaron Riddick's discussion Camera Lens Extend/Retract during flight
"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHAf3UCa8fQ&feature=youtu.be Check that jeff. A question, Jeff are you from the event 38 team?"
Aug 23, 2013
Andreas replied to Aaron Riddick's discussion Camera Lens Extend/Retract during flight
"You can use the gentwire-usb2 cable, it should work with the autopilot. I havent use it yet, im looking info for using the V10 servo switch. But that wire seems to be working just fine."
Aug 23, 2013
Eduardo Romero replied to Aaron Riddick's discussion Auto Flight Mode Issues
"I extracted the waypoints from the tlog file "
Jan 21, 2013
Eduardo Romero replied to Aaron Riddick's discussion Auto Flight Mode Issues
"It looks like your first waypoint is set at 1293m!!! are you flying a rocket? "
Jan 21, 2013
Jeff Taylor replied to Aaron Riddick's discussion Camera Lens Extend/Retract during flight
"I'm sure you can turn off the camera using a 5V pulse into USB with CHDK but I'm not sure if you can turn it on or start scripts. I think the script has to be running already. Maybe there's a way to write the script  so that it…"
Jan 7, 2013
Dries Raymaekers replied to Aaron Riddick's discussion Camera Lens Extend/Retract during flight
"Hi Aaron, I had exactly the same question as you when I smashed my plane and camera into the ground a couple of months ago which caused the lens to be stuck. Luckily I still had a valid warranty and Canon provided me with a brand new one. (No, I…"
Jan 4, 2013
JP replied to Aaron Riddick's discussion Camera Lens Extend/Retract during flight
"Hello, you can use CHDK scripting with an interval to delay the opening of the lense and also closing the lens after a period of time. Thanks"
Jan 3, 2013
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Jan 2, 2013
Aaron Riddick commented on Alpo Hassinen's blog post How I made a CHDK-launcher to Canon camera
"Alpo, is this switch starting and stopping a script or somehow turning the camera on and off?  I'm looking for a way to turn off/on or extend/retract the lens on my Canon SX230 camera while in flight.  Basically, I need to protect the…"
Jan 2, 2013
Aaron Riddick replied to Aaron Riddick's discussion Auto Flight Mode Issues
"Thanks for the quick reply.  That's probably it.  I thought writing a new set of waypoints would wipe out the previous mission.  I'll try restarting the mission each time."
Jan 1, 2013

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Chris Anderson replied to Aaron Riddick's discussion Auto Flight Mode Issues
"If you don't finish a mission and don't power cycle or command APM to restart the mission, it will pick up where it left off. When missions are over they will RTL and loiter until you take over manual command. "
Jan 1, 2013

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