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Auto-TakeOff / Launch to pre-config Altitude, control handback to Pilot - mode (eg like DJI Ph)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Henri Jun 27, 2016. 13 Replies

Hi All,  Does Copt  3.3.3 support this feature/function/mode  (which I believe is possible with DJI Ph) -Pilot set the correct mode/params -The pilot now initiate Auto-take-off / Launch  (via his tx…Continue

Tags: Pos, Hold, then, off, Auto-Take

Motor Mech Vibration Test?

Started May 16, 2016 0 Replies

Hi Group, Is there a method available via MP, or else, to detemine mechanical motor vibration levelson a Quad-X  (PixHawk FW333)Thanks!GerhardContinue

Tags: Vib, Mot, gG

Vibe Xok Ybad IMU problem

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerhard Laubscher May 17, 2016. 6 Replies

Hi Group, (Quad Tarot 650S, Motor-4114, Prop 15.5PixHawk FC FW333, Batt 6S, Atun Success, MP 1.3.37)I have had this problem where plotting the Vibes Graph in MP I find that the X-axis appears…Continue

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XP : MP fail to run after upgrade to 1.3.37

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerhard Laubscher Apr 21, 2016. 2 Replies

Hi All,MP on Win XP refers -I have installed MP 1.3.30 on an XP machine, running ok Upgraded MP to 1.3.37 successfully.However, now running MP fails with msg ...not a valid win32 application. (see…Continue

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Gerhard Laubscher replied to David Woodward's discussion Drone sinks when put into Auto mode
"Hi David, Interesting topic.  May I suggest that you post in in >> http://discuss.ardupilot.org/ ;   (3.5) Gerhard"
Jul 4
Matt Greenway replied to Gerhard Laubscher's discussion Autotune successfull on low kv Motors, heavier Quads, advice?
"Hi Olivier        Out of curiosity, what were you PID setting for that size x8?   cheers. -Matt"
Aug 2, 2016
Gerhard Laubscher replied to Rob Summers's discussion Done flies fine in stabilized mode jerky in Loiter and RTL.
"Hi Rob, I had similar experience on a 650 quad with pixhawk. (AUW 3kg)  Vib results were not good  I added a ~24g lead underneath the fc, which resulted in good vib results and the percieved 'jerky-squeeky-noisy' issues were…"
Jul 21, 2016
Henri replied to Gerhard Laubscher's discussion Auto-TakeOff / Launch to pre-config Altitude, control handback to Pilot - mode (eg like DJI Ph)
"Forgot to upload the menu screen grab showing the mission planner arm and takeoff command."
Jun 27, 2016
Chris N replied to Gerhard Laubscher's discussion Auto-TakeOff / Launch to pre-config Altitude, control handback to Pilot - mode (eg like DJI Ph)
"I would recommend using the Tower app on a device attached to your transmitter. (similar to dji app) Using telemetry connection and Tower, you can use on screen buttons to arm and takeoff to a set altitude. Switching the mode on transmitter will…"
Jun 26, 2016
Henri replied to Gerhard Laubscher's discussion Auto-TakeOff / Launch to pre-config Altitude, control handback to Pilot - mode (eg like DJI Ph)
"Mission planner: { [CTRL] [F] quad: arm and takeoff } Question There is now 27th June 2016 a command in mission planner which seems to do arming the aircraft and take off.I can't get any details of what exactly it is doing. Ichecked the…"
Jun 26, 2016
Gerhard Laubscher replied to Gerhard Laubscher's discussion Auto-TakeOff / Launch to pre-config Altitude, control handback to Pilot - mode (eg like DJI Ph)
"Hi Stefan,  Thanks for your input.   At this time I was not aware of this option.    I assume you are referring to Copter 3.3.3? If I understand the option, in practice- 1) Set the PILOT_TKOFF_ALT  (MP) 2)  Pilot set…"
Jun 26, 2016
Stefan Arbes replied to Gerhard Laubscher's discussion Auto-TakeOff / Launch to pre-config Altitude, control handback to Pilot - mode (eg like DJI Ph)
"Maybe I missunderstand your quesition, but you know the PILOT_TKOFF_ALT parameter? "vehicle climbs automatically to PILOT_TKOFF_ALT alt when taking off in Loiter, AltHold, PosHold, Sport (disabled by default, pilot's throttle input…"
Jun 26, 2016
Gerhard Laubscher replied to Gerhard Laubscher's discussion Auto-TakeOff / Launch to pre-config Altitude, control handback to Pilot - mode (eg like DJI Ph)
"Hi yes,  I was thinking that the feature could be an additional 'mode' option - Operation for example could be in broader term outline - 1)  'Auto-Launch' (AL) mode can be selected via a Switch on the Pilot's…"
Jun 25, 2016
Jason replied to Gerhard Laubscher's discussion Auto-TakeOff / Launch to pre-config Altitude, control handback to Pilot - mode (eg like DJI Ph)
"That may be something for the future, it's all software so it would just take someone that knew how to write the code, if someone hasn't already.  I'd like to see that implemented, you could have it on a switch, or it could be as…"
Jun 25, 2016
Gerhard Laubscher replied to Gerhard Laubscher's discussion Auto-TakeOff / Launch to pre-config Altitude, control handback to Pilot - mode (eg like DJI Ph)
"I guess that may be a method indeed.  btw, from my understanding, one can only load one Auto Mission profile to pixhawk? someone else comment in ArduPilot - 'You can send takeoff cmd with desired alt in GUIDED, POSHOLD and LOITER'"
Jun 25, 2016
Gerhard Laubscher replied to Gerhard Laubscher's discussion Auto-TakeOff / Launch to pre-config Altitude, control handback to Pilot - mode (eg like DJI Ph)
"Thank you Jason, you understand my topic query spot-on.  Having read the the appropriate pages in the manual,  I came to the same conclusion that at this time the feature cannot be implemented with a switch on the Tx radio. Regards, GertJL"
Jun 25, 2016
Jason replied to Gerhard Laubscher's discussion Auto-TakeOff / Launch to pre-config Altitude, control handback to Pilot - mode (eg like DJI Ph)
"You can probably plan a mission with only the takeoff set up, then arm, select auto mode, and it should just go to your selected altitude and hover."
Jun 25, 2016
Jason replied to Gerhard Laubscher's discussion Auto-TakeOff / Launch to pre-config Altitude, control handback to Pilot - mode (eg like DJI Ph)
"Person is asking if you can put the takeoff command on a switch without planning a mission, which you cannot.  Takeoff is only available through the mission planner."
Jun 25, 2016
Gerhard Laubscher replied to Gerhard Laubscher's discussion Auto-TakeOff / Launch to pre-config Altitude, control handback to Pilot - mode (eg like DJI Ph)
"I have had a look at Copter, yet could st"
Jun 25, 2016
Andre K. replied to Gerhard Laubscher's discussion Auto-TakeOff / Launch to pre-config Altitude, control handback to Pilot - mode (eg like DJI Ph)
"Yes, it can do that, and much more than the toys you mention. Read ardupilot.org/copter"
Jun 25, 2016

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Build a quad 650 for vid/photo/survey

Current Build -
Frame : Quad X Tarot 650 Sport
Motor : Tarot 4114 with 1550 props
FC : PixHawk FW 3.3.3
Telemetry : 3DR 433Mhz
Vid tx : 5.8GHz
Batt : 6S 8000mah
Radio : Taranis X9D +
GSC : NetBook with MP 1.3.37
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At 1:49am on June 1, 2015, David Pulvermacher said…

Hi Gerhrard, If you'd like to give me a buzz,  we could have a chat about your new setup....I have an APM 2.6 setup on a 550 quad. I live in Woodstock. 0724126030. Best DP

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