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APM Firmware Version from Mission Planner?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luis Oct 20, 2013. 4 Replies

How do I tell what FW version I have loaded from MP? Sorry for this basic question, but I haven't needed to find this out before, and now I don't know how... Thanks.Also, it would be really handy to…Continue

What is the minimum laptop requirement with which I can fully utilize Mission Planner?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Githens Sep 30, 2012. 7 Replies

I don't really need one to do much else, since I have a pretty powerful desktop. Just need it for field use for adjusting stuff, so small and medium ruggedness are good. Guess I don't need a…Continue

Channel 7 Options Clarification

Started this discussion. Last reply by Craig Fraser Aug 30, 2012. 1 Reply

Could someone please clarify the setting of these for me? The wiki doesn't say *how* to set the different options, just tells what they are (were?). I see the parameter is by default set to 7, and I…Continue

 

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Luis replied to Craig Fraser's discussion APM Firmware Version from Mission Planner?
"How do you go back further currently under " Pick Previous Version"  is only goes to 2.9   .. would like to test 2.7"
Oct 20, 2013
Craig Fraser commented on Earl's blog post CAUTION ..I REALLY mean it !
"My very first LiPo (ThunderPower=not so cheap) burnt spectacularly on my very first flight with it lol. This was when they were kind of new and the first cars/rooms had just started getting burnt during charging. Anyway, my excuse is I had…"
Aug 19, 2013
Craig Fraser commented on Vladimir "Lazy" Khudyakov's blog post Slowly, but still going on...
"Very nice! Do you live at an airport?"
Jun 8, 2013
Craig Fraser commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Flight of a "Cyclocopter"
"Put it upside down, and I bet it could really rip across the water..."
May 23, 2013
Craig Fraser commented on Bernardo M. A.'s blog post Parachute tests with a multirotor
"^ Somebody, somewhere in this blog (months ago), demonstrated a chute using the "bent springy rod" technique...seemed to work just fine. Alternatively, the hobby rocketry technique of blowing out a chute from a tube using a small black…"
May 7, 2013
Craig Fraser commented on Lorenz Meier's blog post Help Us Improving the Status Feedback of APM and PX4!
"Yeah, that DJI system is about as helpful as nothing (of course it can be learned...). Consider traffic lights. Simple, no misunderstanding (though I admit *some* people don't know what to do when some colors of traffic light are flashing). If…"
Apr 26, 2013
Craig Fraser replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter 2.9 / 2.9.1 released
"Don't be distracted by that fact (I was...), it doesn't matter, the remote Armed LED will eventually flash. I never did try to figure out exactly why they do the "low voltage flash" when I appear to have set the low voltage level…"
Mar 22, 2013
Craig Fraser replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter 2.9 / 2.9.1 released
"Yes, it's IMO kind of annoying that the Arm remote LED behaves as a regular "copter LED" as far as low battery etc. flashing (actually, all except the GPS 3D Lock remote LED will, IIRC - been a while). I'm afraid you won't…"
Mar 22, 2013
Craig Fraser commented on Hugues's blog post Even More ! Possibly the cheapest (and quickest) way to dampen a hard landing
"You can also cut off about a 2" length of pool noodle, then half it across the diameter. Fold it around then Ty-rap one of those pieces to the end of the 3DR leg. Some shock absorption, plus a great "bootie" if flying from messy…"
Mar 18, 2013
Craig Fraser commented on Stephen Carlson's blog post Introducing the "Orange Hawk" Tricopter/Flying-Wing VTOL UAV
"Great work! I can't help but think this sort of thing (VTOL aircraft) is really what a lot of people want, rather than a pure copter or plane. They just haven't had a lot of (economical) chances to find it out yet though... With some…"
Mar 18, 2013
Craig Fraser commented on Gary McCray's blog post Vibration Control Wiki Section Started for Better or Worse
"Yes Gary, it has to be addressed formally, sooner or later. I'm sure it's being looked at. Thing is, it almost certainly can't be something as simple/functional as what I euphemistically called "grommets" above. Due to the…"
Mar 5, 2013
Craig Fraser commented on Gary McCray's blog post Vibration Control Wiki Section Started for Better or Worse
"I won't be satisfied until there are some kind of "grommets" that can be screwed down. A totally repeatable method/process that also anchors the APM, IOW something that 3DR could include in a kit and say "use these" and…"
Mar 4, 2013
Craig Fraser commented on Stefan Gofferje's blog post Easy to use FrSky-library for Arduino
"Agree about the FrSky telemetry interfering with GPS, it certainly does here. A little space helps adequately, wrapping the case in copper foil helps some too. I don't know how to disable it...the documentation I have is extremely unreliable,…"
Feb 24, 2013
Craig Fraser commented on Xerravon's blog post Easy LED Sonar Heater
"Here's what we commonly use in "hobby astronomy" (as an alternative): 330 ohm 1/2W resistors. The last bag of 100 I got at digi-key was ~$3. This is for 12V/3s use only, adjust resistor value for other voltages. Parallel as many…"
Feb 22, 2013
Craig Fraser commented on Gary McCray's blog post Vibration Control Wiki Section Started for Better or Worse
"I think some people (not here) are trying to directly translate their vibration experience with helicopters to multicopters, and thus the proliferation of "that doesn't work" comments in some places. Those with more experience, or…"
Feb 19, 2013
Craig Fraser commented on Gary McCray's blog post Vibration Control Wiki Section Started for Better or Worse
"Thanks guys. I am still experimenting, I still gotta try those E-A-R things on the APM board itself too. Though I much prefer the idea of screws/standoffs/grommets etc. so everything is tied down if possible (my preference != good necessarily). And…"
Feb 19, 2013

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About Me:
Retired electrical engineer, power systems and real-time computer stuff. Ham and A/V plus general electronics tinkerer.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Like microcomputers and R/C craft, and like building things.
Hometown:
Edmonton

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