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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 Robert Haddad's blog post Adding External Configuration GPRS Telemetry Module to APM 2.6 or Walkera X350 Pro
"Post your code on gist.github.com or pastebin. It will format and syntax highlight it much better for reading"
15 hours ago

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Bill Bonney replied to Jordi Salvador's discussion Pressure sensor problem
"Did you wait for the sensor to get up to temperature? it will change as it normalizes, and the scale only show 2.106 for high and low, so the change looks very small, it's only cm"
Tuesday

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Bill Bonney commented on Bill Bonney's blog post Looking For Testers: New MAVPilot App
Monday

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Bill Bonney replied to Shane's discussion Arducopter just not reliable.
"@Tim: Sunlight is a problem on the PX4 as well, the sensor design helps with it being enclosed with two holes in the case, but it's best to have the sensor in a dark container, away from direct sunlight to avoid problems. Just shine a bright…"
Monday
Brian Leroux commented on Bill Bonney's blog post Looking For Testers: New MAVPilot App
"Look like this is in the app store as of 10/25/2014. I am interested in buying this app but need to figure out what other equipment needs to be purchased and configured to get this up an running. Is there any official documentation supporting this…"
Monday

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Bill Bonney replied to richard hale's discussion UDP link... trying to understand basics.. please help !!!!!
"I have had the same issue with logic levels. And logic level converters not doing what was expected."
Monday

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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
"WiFi and Radio Control using 2.4Ghz are in the same radio spectrum. The issue about interference happens when you have them in close probity, as it impacts the sensitivity of the receiving stage of the radios. What also impacts this is the…"
Sunday
jg commented on Bill Bonney's blog post MAV Pilot V1.0 for iPhone is available in the App Store
"Will follow me mode work with MAV pilot?  And I am only tech savvy enough to get myself into trouble, so how does this actually work?  I thought WIFI and 2.4 were on the same spectrum?  And using wifi close to the aircraft, on your go…"
Sunday
F. C. Bearsch "Tearig" commented on Bill Bonney's blog post MAV Pilot V1.0 for iPhone is available in the App Store
"My daughter is excited, now she will be able to use her IPAD, she has asked me why this was not an option enough times, great work"
Sunday

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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
"@mP1: That typo is fixed in the app, i'll update the screenshot"
Saturday

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Bill Bonney commented on Bill Bonney's blog post APM Planner 2.0.15-rc1 (Beta Release)
Oct 25
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"
Oct 25
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…"
Oct 25
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?"
Oct 25
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)."
Oct 25
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."
Oct 25

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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.
Hometown:
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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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