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Powering servo camera Gimbal

Started Aug 16 0 Replies

I am wanting to install a servo camera gimbal to the pixhawks and am wondering if the servo rail on the pixhawk is powered via a BEC does that also power the auxiliary out put pins to provide power…Continue

Hil Firmware on a Pixhawk

Started this discussion. Last reply by Huh Jae-Yeon Aug 14. 1 Reply

I am wanting to install the Hil firmware on to a pixhawk to do some simulations in xplane but keep getting upload errors.Works fine on APM.Is this possible to do with a pixhawk?Continue

Simulate GPS fail in xplane

Started Aug 11 0 Replies

I have been testing auto mission in xplane with the HIL firmware installed and was wondering if there is a way to simulate gps failure in xplane to see if the plane will auto loiter? Continue

Setting up multiple failsafes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hein du Plessis Aug 7. 5 Replies

I am wondering how multiple fail safes can be set up such as in this situation.If i am flying in Auto mode and the plane flys out of range of my rc transmitter the plane continues in auto mode. I…Continue

 

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John Hestness commented on Bob's blog post Man Creates Flying Hexacopter Drone With 3Doodler 3D Printing Pen
"I think part of the pen process is art.  Like comparing a computer or a formula to Picasso or Michelangelo.  I can see both sides of this being exactly right.  Sometimes you feel like precision, sometimes you don't."
Thursday
Jesse commented on Bob's blog post Man Creates Flying Hexacopter Drone With 3Doodler 3D Printing Pen
"Looks like a step-up from using toothpicks and hot glue. I'm still lost about the practical purposes of this 'pen'. It takes a lot man-power to create something, and lacks any of the precision and automation afforded by cheap 3D…"
Wednesday
Bob posted a blog post

Man Creates Flying Hexacopter Drone With 3Doodler 3D Printing Pen

by · August 17, 2014The body of DeRosa’s first hexacopter (source: Plasticity Productions)When 3D printing pens burst onto the scene about a year and a half ago, many people saw the technology as no more than a glamorized hot glue gun. They were fun to play with, but not really useful for creating anything practical. At…See More
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Powering servo camera Gimbal

I am wanting to install a servo camera gimbal to the pixhawks and am wondering if the servo rail on the pixhawk is powered via a BEC does that also power the auxiliary out put pins to provide power to the servo's driving the camera gimbal or do these servo's need there own separate power supply.See More
Aug 16
Huh Jae-Yeon replied to Bob's discussion Hil Firmware on a Pixhawk
"By modifying  APM_Config.h, you can do HIL try This one // #define HIL_MODE HIL_MODE_SENSORS#define HIL_PORT 0#define GPS_PROTOCOL GPS_PROTOCOL_HIL#define HIL_PROTOCOL HIL_PROTOCOL_MAVLINK // save above code, and upload by PX4 console... You…"
Aug 14
Bob posted a discussion

Hil Firmware on a Pixhawk

I am wanting to install the Hil firmware on to a pixhawk to do some simulations in xplane but keep getting upload errors.Works fine on APM.Is this possible to do with a pixhawk?See More
Aug 13
Bob posted a discussion

Simulate GPS fail in xplane

I have been testing auto mission in xplane with the HIL firmware installed and was wondering if there is a way to simulate gps failure in xplane to see if the plane will auto loiter? See More
Aug 11
Bob replied to Oliver Buhn's discussion GPS format of mission planner
"I would like to know this also ,Is it possible to display the gps in mission planner in Degree's ,minutes ,seconds"
Aug 11
RocketMan replied to Bob's discussion Xplane simulation does not work on newer firmwares
" I can verify HIL is broken past AP 2.70 perhaps Google did something that broke it? Anyway I guess we need to open an issue. RM"
Aug 7
Bob commented on Ioan Ghip's blog post HK Pilot32 (Pixhawk clone)
"I for one think this is great never had any problems with hobby king products and there shipping is quick. We ordered 2 pixhawks from 3dr over 3 months ago and still have not got them. Hold up was because they were not shipping over seas and then we…"
Aug 7
Hein du Plessis replied to Bob's discussion Setting up multiple failsafes
"Yes, if you want it to ignore failsafe while in auto, set FS_SHORT_ACTN to 0 etc."
Aug 7
Bob replied to Bob's discussion Setting up multiple failsafes
"Thanks both for the help ,got it working ,I had to disable the fail-safe setup in the rc receiver as when I turned the rc transmitter off it would always hold auto mode."
Aug 7
iskess replied to Bob's discussion Setting up multiple failsafes
"Bob, If you have failsafe set to continue the mission, but you happen to be in Manual mode at the time of the failsafe event, it will RTL. Just be sure the throttle failsafe is setup properly so it failsafes when you turn off your Tx."
Aug 7
Bob replied to Bob's discussion Setting up multiple failsafes
"Could not find anything there on how to setup a separate failsafe for manual mode. Both the short fail-safe and long fail-safe modes only control Auto,guided and loiter mode unless i am missing something "
Aug 7
Hein du Plessis replied to Bob's discussion Setting up multiple failsafes
"Indeed there is an option to only engage RTH when in manual mode. See http://plane.ardupilot.com/wiki/arduplane-setup/apms-failsafe-function/ "Short failsafe action (ArduPlane:FS_SHORT_ACTN) The action to take on a short (1.5 seconds) failsafe…"
Aug 6
Bob replied to Bob's discussion Xplane simulation does not work on newer firmwares
"mission planer stays in initialising in the latest firmwares and does not change."
Aug 6

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Man Creates Flying Hexacopter Drone With 3Doodler 3D Printing Pen

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 9:00pm 2 Comments

The body of DeRosa's first hexacopter (source: Plasticity Productions)

The body of DeRosa’s first hexacopter (source: Plasticity Productions)

When 3D printing pens burst onto the scene…

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Amateur drone pilot finds man missing for three days

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 2:00am 26 Comments

Apparel-company owner David Lesh found a missing elderly man in a bean field Saturday using a camera-equipped drone.

http://www.examiner.com/article/amateur-drone-pilot-finds-man-missing-for-three-days

When Virginia resident Guillermo DeVenecia went missing last Wednesday, police and searchers were dispatched to find the 82-year-old man, who suffers from dementia and hearing…

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