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ArduCopter v3.0.0 peculiarities

Started this discussion. Last reply by Randy Jun 22, 2013. 5 Replies

I took AC3.0.0 for a test flight using my new MAVPilot software as the GCS. I programmed a simple flight path as so…Continue

Tags: 3.0, ArduCopter

GPS cable

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Bonney Jan 4, 2013. 1 Reply

Is there a JST 6 cable to DF13 6 cable. When using the Bixler case the JST cable is hard up against the side at 90deg exit. Mine just broke. Now when you add the new case it there isn't enough room…Continue

Using ATTO sensor and the new APM Power Module connection

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mohamed Saleh Jun 5. 3 Replies

I am powering my APM with two batteries, one for the outputs and one for the inputs. So I don't require the APM Power Module to power my board, but I would like to add V & I sensing for the the…Continue

Tags: Atto, Power, Management

 

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Bill Bonney commented on Bill Bonney's blog post APM Planner 2.0.15-rc1 (Beta Release)
1 hour ago
steve F11music.com commented on Bill Bonney's blog post APM Planner 2.0.15-rc1 (Beta Release)
"Auto downloaded rc4 today and now it refuses to boot up. I'm using OS X 10.10"
2 hours ago
Kenneth Beason commented on Bill Bonney's blog post MAV Pilot V1.0 for iPhone is available in the App Store
"@Bill. I'll be receiving my Walkera GCS early this week and will be testing it to see if they have restricted it to their software. They are using the UART port just like a 3dr radio on the Flight Controller side, I'm assuming they…"
3 hours ago
Rick commented on Bill Bonney's blog post MAV Pilot V1.0 for iPhone is available in the App Store
"Looks nice and clean, can't wait to try it out. When can we expect to see imperial measurements?"
3 hours ago
mP1 commented on Bill Bonney's blog post MAV Pilot V1.0 for iPhone is available in the App Store
"@Bill Typo, you spelt Satellite wrong (first pic, map overlay)."
4 hours ago
mP1 commented on Bill Bonney's blog post MAV Pilot V1.0 for iPhone is available in the App Store
"@Nigel, 3DR doesnt write any software. They do however sponsor some of the most popular tools we know and love."
4 hours ago
Nigel Cartwright commented on Bill Bonney's blog post MAV Pilot V1.0 for iPhone is available in the App Store
"Isn't 3DR working on an iOS solution, or is this it...??"
4 hours ago

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Bill Bonney commented on Bill Bonney's blog post MAV Pilot V1.0 for iPhone is available in the App Store
"@Ken: I can make technically make Bluetooth work on iOS, the problem is that Event38 HW isn't iOS compatible and the Walkera amodule only works with their app AFAIU."
10 hours ago
Kenneth Beason commented on Bill Bonney's blog post MAV Pilot V1.0 for iPhone is available in the App Store
"I'm also intersted in a bluetooth bridge. Would be able to use the event38 bridge or possibly the Walkera Bluetooth GCS. If you enable bluetooth in the app let me know!"
12 hours ago

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Bill Bonney commented on Bill Bonney's blog post MAV Pilot V1.0 for iPhone is available in the App Store
"I can reenable BLE as an option, but the update rate was slow. full Bluetooth on iOS requires an encryption chip, and FCC approval, so prohibitively expensive. Creating a UI to configure the wifi module is eaiser and cheaper."
12 hours ago
UAS_Pilot commented on Bill Bonney's blog post MAV Pilot V1.0 for iPhone is available in the App Store
"when are you planning to incorporate bluetooth bridge. I was never able to get the wifi bridge to work? Thanks Joe "
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Bill Bonney replied to armen t's discussion battery not correct in telemetry
"As i said, it can measure voltage. You will always know when it drops below the warning level you set. What isn't acurate is power drained, i.e how many amps have been consumed over time. With a fresh battery the calculation is approximae. But…"
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Bill Bonney replied to armen t's discussion battery not correct in telemetry
"It does monitor the voltage. But the voltage drop is no linear and almost flat for mid part of energy expenditure for a lipo. The battery % is calculated correctly if you plug in a fully charged battery and have the mAh param set…"
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Bill Bonney replied to richard hale's discussion UDP link... trying to understand basics.. please help !!!!!
">do you know how i can clear the communication link history , try APM Planner 2.0.15-rc3 or greater. You can trigger that download by enabling the 'beta' option in the APM Planner 2.0 Config pane. As for the specifics, maybe send a…"
Oct 18

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Bill Bonney replied to Goh DongLiang's discussion Upload code to Pixhawk using Arduino
"In APM Planner 2.0 enable 'Advanced Mode' front he File menu item. Then in the Install Firmware view under Intial Setup you can click the 'custom' button to upload your fw image."
Oct 18

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About Me:
A personable guy that likes to help as this helps me learn the quickest.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I really like the idea of being able to communicate with objects, things, stuff remotely. From my early years connecting a Commodore Vic 20 and Commodore 128 together with bell wire my dad salvaged from a skip to infra-red protocol development on early PDAs. I've been recently inspired by remote 'telemetry', I always think rockets and Apollo with that word!

As I become more informed of this project lets see where it takes me.
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APM Planner 2.0.15-rc1 (Beta Release)

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 1:30pm 5 Comments

APM Planner 2.0.15-rc1 release is available.

When we released 2.0.14, we added a feature to subscribe to beta releases (we've called them 'release candidates' i.e. rc releases)

If you would like to help us test these new releases before we declare them stable (which would be awesome!) You…

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APM Planner 2.0.13 released (was 2.0.12/11 released)

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 5:00pm 66 Comments

NOTE: Parameter settings was also broken. Next release we will also have 'beta' releases so we can avoid these simple mistakes…

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Crowd Funding Tracker/Update

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 2:30pm 1 Comment

After reading the post “Yet Another follow-me copter on Kickstarter” I thought is would be interesting to list the campaigns crowd sourced and get an update of the…
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Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 5:31pm on September 27, 2012, Stephen R Mann said…

I didn't want to perpetuate bad info.  But since I can edit the original post....

At 7:09pm on January 15, 2014, Aakash Dawadee said…

Hi Bill,

         I read your comment on following thread: http://www.diydrones.com/forum/topics/auxilary-tm-output-using-uart2-serial2?id=705844%3ATopic%3A1000518&page=1#comments

         I have ArduPilot 2.5. I need to get it connected to my linux based computer via the serial port. I soldered jumpers such that UART0 is routed to AutoMUX. I think now, I have UART2 free for use. I would be pleased if you could explain me whether this is correct? Also, could you please explain with example what I have to do to get ArduPilot talking to my linux based computer? I was thinking of modifying firmware codes of ArduPilot. Will this be correct method? or do you have any alternative idea?

At 8:48am on January 16, 2014, BustamyTool said…
I can't connect with mission planner. Keeps saying no heatbeat packets. Plz help
At 5:14pm on April 23, 2014,
MR60
Forrest Frantz
said…

did you ever solve the no heatbeat problem.  i've got the same thing.

At 9:46pm on May 3, 2014, Richard Kennedy said…

Hi Bill

re-The best solution for iOS devices is to use IP and Wifi and not bluetooth [BT].

Does wifi have a better range? What is the supposed advantage some see with BT? I would like to get a bridge set up to avoid the OTG cable but not sure which direction to go.. wifi or BT. I have a droid now but hope to get set up with an iPad once a ground station app get's rolling. But there is no advantage with an iPad either wifi or BT would work just fine right? 

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