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Understanding ROI in Mission Planner

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Boyhan May 20, 2014. 1 Reply

I have a couple questions on how to use ROI in MPI think the way it works is thisI first need to set the location to point to by usingDO_SET_ROIIs that all I need or do I also need to add a RIO?…Continue

Take off using MP

Started this discussion. Last reply by Edgar Scott Oct 4, 2013. 8 Replies

I started this in another form, found that MP has its own disussion, sorry did not know that or I would have asked here. I want to ask before attempting becuase I am affraid of a flyaway.My Tx has…Continue

 

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Darwin Teague replied to Edgar Scott's discussion RTL activated but not sure why in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Here is the log from the APM Log Analizer program: APM Log File Analiser v2.0.0.2 Log FileName: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mission Planner\logs\HEXAROTOR\1\20150502160352.log Ardu Version: V3.2.1 Build: (36b405fb) Ardu Type: ArduCopter Hardware:…"
May 19

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Grant Morphett replied to Edgar Scott's discussion Using an APM/Pixhawk for Near Space Balloon Telemetry Data Collection in the group ArduCopter User Group
"It very much depends on what logging you have enabled in the log bitmask.  The APM only has 4Meg of storage (the Pixhawk with an SD card can have gigs and gigs!) for logs so 30 minutes of logs is about right but perhaps I log more data. …"
May 18
Edgar Scott replied to Edgar Scott's discussion Using an APM/Pixhawk for Near Space Balloon Telemetry Data Collection in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Gary, your correct, tracker is just more for recovery, but may break at altitude as its cheap china.  Looking at SPOT tracker too as its more rugged and still cheap and has been used by balloon groups with success.  Thanks!"
May 15

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Gary Mortimer replied to Edgar Scott's discussion Using an APM/Pixhawk for Near Space Balloon Telemetry Data Collection in the group ArduCopter User Group
"The $40 tracker might not work very well at altitude, the cellphone system does not point up."
May 15
Thomas replied to Edgar Scott's discussion Using an APM/Pixhawk for Near Space Balloon Telemetry Data Collection in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Hi Ed I collect my data with a hardkernel odroid-w(8gramms) running minibian with an 16GB SD-Card and mavproxy installed you can forward the data via 3dr telemetry Kit or/and 3/4G mobile network. The first test went about 6hours tracking…"
May 14
Edgar Scott replied to Edgar Scott's discussion Using an APM/Pixhawk for Near Space Balloon Telemetry Data Collection in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Grant, I do have one question for you.  I fly my 3DR APM for 15-20 min and my log often has 10+ logs in it before I clear them, that makes me think that the memory may not get full in a 2.5 hr balloon flight if I use my APM using teh default…"
May 14
Edgar Scott replied to Edgar Scott's discussion Using an APM/Pixhawk for Near Space Balloon Telemetry Data Collection in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Grant,This is wonderful news!  We do not require any "Real time" telemetry tracking, this will surely keep the cost and complexity to a minimum especially if we add it to the middle school makerspace program next year.   I…"
May 14

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Grant Morphett replied to Edgar Scott's discussion Using an APM/Pixhawk for Near Space Balloon Telemetry Data Collection in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Hi Edgar.  You will want a pixhawk, not an APM2.  An APM2 will run out of local storage very quickly.  A pixhawk has an on board SD card that will keep all the details of the flight should you loose telemetry connection with the…"
May 14
Edgar Scott replied to Edgar Scott's discussion Using an APM/Pixhawk for Near Space Balloon Telemetry Data Collection in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Thanks James, I just joined the group."
May 13
Edgar Scott replied to Edgar Scott's discussion Using an APM/Pixhawk for Near Space Balloon Telemetry Data Collection in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Gary that is so cool, thanks for the great links! "
May 13

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Gary Mortimer replied to Edgar Scott's discussion Using an APM/Pixhawk for Near Space Balloon Telemetry Data Collection in the group ArduCopter User Group
"You can't beat an NTX2B and Arduino Nano for cheap tracking along with a distributed reception set up. Have a look here http://tracker.habhub.org/ and https://ukhas.org.uk/guides:linkingarduinotontx2 People have heard the NTX2B at…"
May 13
james sowell replied to Edgar Scott's discussion Using an APM/Pixhawk for Near Space Balloon Telemetry Data Collection in the group ArduCopter User Group
May 13
Edgar Scott replied to Edgar Scott's discussion Using an APM/Pixhawk for Near Space Balloon Telemetry Data Collection in the group ArduCopter User Group
"> maybe the APM will record data, even without being armedgood point, ill check tonight...duh!"
May 13
Edgar Scott replied to Edgar Scott's discussion Recovery GPS in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Thank you, I will go out this weekend too and look a bit more. I found your Tower forum and and now following it too. Thanks again!!"
May 13
Gustav Kuhn replied to Edgar Scott's discussion Using an APM/Pixhawk for Near Space Balloon Telemetry Data Collection in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Easy, just use something like a PIC 12F675 to output a "servo" pulse train of the correct timing to arm the APM. Connect that to the "Mode" pins of the APM, heck, that will draw so little current, you can even power it from the…"
May 12
Edgar Scott added 2 discussions to the group ArduCopter User Group
May 12

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At 2:57pm on December 21, 2013, robincfey said…
hey , so I abandoned the apm 2.6 on my disco, ive been using the naza and to be honest I havent looked back , I had real issues trying to tune my pids I spent weeks and hundreds of different levels and it was still way to unstable to fly I then swapped out the apm for the naza and still had problems untill I changed my esc and then it flew perfectly on stock settings no tweeks no tuning it just worked and because I was so tired of trying to the he apm going ive left it ina box for anorher project , the problem esc were the tbs bullet proof esc I don't know if it was the apm that messed them up but I csnt get them to work with the naza either ,as for placement of the apm 2.6 keep it as central as possible if you need to leave it on the top deck while your configuring it once you have it sorted relocate it down stairs , just keep it as close to the center of gravity as possible good luck
At 3:25pm on December 21, 2013, Edgar Scott said…

Thanks for the info, well one good thing another person is using the APM without issues here so hopefully he will have enough insight on any issues I have.   He does not use the stock ESCs so hope thats not an issue.  I will let you know, I had a NAZA before they added waypoints and yeah, they are amazing.  But I like all the extras with the APM although that gap is closing more and more.

Ed,

At 3:35pm on December 21, 2013, Edgar Scott said…

Now that I think of it you maybe should have cut the red wire to the ESCs on the data line?

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