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External usb port Pixhawk

Started Sep 1 0 Replies

I have installed the l2c splitter and into that installed the external usb module.Problem is if I connect to the external usb port with my computer the computer does not detect a port and I cannot…Continue

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

 

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External usb port Pixhawk

I have installed the l2c splitter and into that installed the external usb module.Problem is if I connect to the external usb port with my computer the computer does not detect a port and I cannot connect to pixhawk.If I plug directly into the pixhawk usb port with pc /pc finds port 5 and I can connect.The pixhawk is powering up via the external usb model when i plug the computer in but I have no way to connect as the pc does not detect the pixhawkSee More
Sep 1
Keith hetherington replied to Bob's discussion Xplane simulation does not work on newer firmwares
"Martin,  will try again, thank you. I think IP stuff OK - ..005 out 000 in etc."
Aug 31
Martin Poller replied to Bob's discussion Xplane simulation does not work on newer firmwares
"The red light flashes on mine up to the point where I press the "Sim Link Start" button, then the sim screen fills with data and the red light changes to solid with a blue light next to it coming on solid too. Have you checked that you…"
Aug 31
Keith hetherington replied to Bob's discussion Xplane simulation does not work on newer firmwares
"Yes, I get data on all areas, but just the initialising red light flashing still!"
Aug 31
Martin Poller replied to Bob's discussion Xplane simulation does not work on newer firmwares
"On the simulation configuration page of Mission Planner, is there live data showing against each of the headings."
Aug 30
Keith hetherington replied to Bob's discussion Xplane simulation does not work on newer firmwares
"yes I am running them on one PC"
Aug 30
Martin Poller replied to Bob's discussion Xplane simulation does not work on newer firmwares
"Keith are you running Mission Planner and X-Plane on the same computer?"
Aug 30
Keith hetherington replied to Bob's discussion Xplane simulation does not work on newer firmwares
"Also, in messages on Flight Data screen reads - Waiting for first HIL_STATE message"
Aug 30
Keith hetherington replied to Bob's discussion Xplane simulation does not work on newer firmwares
"Rocket Man, Tried APM Plane 3.1.0 (HIL?) again just now - loads up OK, but then remains initialising i.e red flashing!! Any more ideas please? Everything works perfectly on normal Plane 3.1.0 with correct lights GPS lock etc,,,, help,,,, "
Aug 30
RocketMan replied to Bob's discussion Xplane simulation does not work on newer firmwares
"There was an issue. However it has been solved and HIL should now be working again."
Aug 30
Martin Poller replied to Bob's discussion Xplane simulation does not work on newer firmwares
"Yes, when I select the HIL version of ArduPlane halfway down the Mission Planner "install firmware" page it reads "Are you sure you want to upload ArduPlane V3.1.0?" and I select yes. But you're correct it used to to…"
Aug 30
Keith hetherington replied to Bob's discussion Xplane simulation does not work on newer firmwares
"Martin thank you for your reply, When I look at the Firmware screen on 1.3.9 I see Plane as 3.1.0, but I also see HIL plane as 3.1.0 (without any HIL suffix)! Is this what you have please? I've tried it a few times, with the red APM light…"
Aug 30
Martin Poller replied to Bob's discussion Xplane simulation does not work on newer firmwares
"Hi Keith, I have the latest HIL version of Arduplane working on my PC right now with no issues, I'm using Windows 7and X-Plane 10. It is working with my arduflyer 2.5 clone board and my original APM1 too. I did have a problem with the more…"
Aug 30
Keith hetherington replied to Bob's discussion Xplane simulation does not work on newer firmwares
"How do you open an issue please? Is it something the site administrators get involved with, or what? I would very much like the HIL failure to be looked at/resolved ASAP. I am sure that we all appreciate the work done by the project teams, and hope…"
Aug 30
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."
Aug 20
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…"
Aug 20

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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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