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Carbon Fiber frames bad for radio reception?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sam Arbizo May 21, 2015. 3 Replies

I understand carbon fiber can block radio signals.  However, I see a lot of carbon fiber frames out there.  Does CF block radio signals any more than aluminum does?  I can imagine that completely…Continue

Tags: signal, frame, radio, CF, fiber

MinimOSD and/or Mission Planner - set up Spektrum's RSSI - Pixhawk

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Schneck Aug 2, 2015. 5 Replies

Helloooooo.   So, I have a Spektrum DX7 radio talking to a Spektrum satellite receiver, which is plugged directly into my Pixhawk.  How can I get MinimOSD's RSSI field to show me how well the DX7's…Continue

Offline maps for Mission Planner

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Cooper May 5, 2014. 1 Reply

Hi. All.  I've seen the prefetch function for Mission Planner.  I'm wondering if there is a way I can just download "all the maps I'll ever need" at once and store them in case I need to use them…Continue

Setting Channel assignments at Pixhawk for Spektrum DX7

Started this discussion. Last reply by Henry Dec 7, 2015. 23 Replies

Hi all!  Thanks for all of the help you have already lent me in getting started with my 3DR Y6. The Pixhawk is looking for mode selection information to come to it via Channel 5, where it is finding…Continue

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Henry replied to Haygood's discussion Setting Channel assignments at Pixhawk for Spektrum DX7
"hey I've come across this thread because im trying to setup my DT7 and DR16 with a pixhawk quadcopter, I have already tried opening up the transmitter and swapping the channels round however the wrong pwm outputs were broadcasted because…"
Dec 7, 2015
Haygood replied to Wan fm's discussion Power module connection in the group PIXHAWK
"Well, I think the term male and female gets ambiguous with these particular connectors.  On my batteries from 3DR, the connector on the battery has a yellow plastic portion that fits inside the yellow plastic connector on the current sensor.…"
Oct 6, 2015
Haygood replied to jose's discussion Pixhawk and bad GPS health in the group PIXHAWK
"The quad being in another place on MP would not have anything to do with the compass. That position is governed by the GPS.  If it is in the right place, but facing the wrong direction, that would be a compass issue, potentially.  The quad…"
Sep 27, 2015
Haygood replied to Kamil's discussion [Good practice] Calibration compass before every flight in new place? in the group PIXHAWK
"I do not.  I believe compass calibration shouldn't have to be changed unless perhaps if you travel to a different launch location that is very far away from where you first did it.  I have calibrated my machine in East Texas and taken…"
Sep 22, 2015
Doug Teichroeb replied to Haygood's discussion Setting Channel assignments at Pixhawk for Spektrum DX7
"yep, im there too now. six modes are fine, but id like to set up auto tune to work with the aux2 switch. and i have a turnigy receiver controlled on/off switch. basically a relay. id like to be able to turn off/on LED's.... im thinking i should…"
Sep 15, 2015
Haygood replied to Sune Nielsen's discussion GPS Errors (GPS-0 / GPS-1 / GPS failsafe) in the group PIXHAWK
"This sounds a lot like what mine did when I had two motors dying. Run the motors for a while and compare their temperatures either by touching them or with an IR thermometer.  "
Aug 31, 2015
Haygood replied to Haygood's discussion Setting Channel assignments at Pixhawk for Spektrum DX7
"Thanks.  Good info. I got 6 modes working, but I was after the elusive 7th channel."
Aug 30, 2015
Haygood replied to Jacques Eloff's discussion Home Point Reset on Powering Up in the group PIXHAWK
"Am I just remembering this incorrectly?  I thought home was reset to where the machine was last armed, not where it was powered up?  "
Aug 30, 2015
Doug Teichroeb replied to Haygood's discussion Setting Channel assignments at Pixhawk for Spektrum DX7
"Hey, im not sure if you ever got six modes figured out, but I did using my DX7 Heli, using the 3 pos flight mode switch and gear switch.... here is what I used for mixing. D/R switch select : comm rudd input select Aux 2: Inh / Aux2 trim :Inh Flap…"
Aug 29, 2015
David Schneck replied to Haygood's discussion MinimOSD and/or Mission Planner - set up Spektrum's RSSI - Pixhawk
"Ever figure it out? I'm trying to do the same thing with a Naze32..."
Aug 2, 2015
Sam Arbizo replied to Haygood's discussion Carbon Fiber frames bad for radio reception?
"Carbon can have interference effects... I just drill a hole in my frame and then have the antenna hand out the bottom so I have no possibilities of any problems.  Though people do say this about carbon... I'm not sure about how thick the…"
May 21, 2015
Rotor56 replied to Haygood's discussion Setting Channel assignments at Pixhawk for Spektrum DX7
"I'm relatively new and noticed that what you posted last year concerning multiple flight modes are the troubles I*'m currently having with my DX9. Do you know if the feature you suggested (RCMOD_ for FLIGHTMODE) has been incorporated into…"
May 10, 2015
J Smith replied to Haygood's discussion Carbon Fiber frames bad for radio reception?
"I have not studied using much carbon fiber yet, but I think you may be blindly stumbling upon something very good here! lol. If carbon fiber does block signals to any real degree, then all you have to do is keep any receiving hardware (antenna, etc)…"
Apr 11, 2015
Josh replied to Haygood's discussion MinimOSD and/or Mission Planner - set up Spektrum's RSSI - Pixhawk
"Is there any progress for this? I have the same setup but with an APM, not able to get RSSI feed. Supposedly there was a firmware update recently (late 2014) that added the feature, but couldnt find anything else..."
Jan 13, 2015
Haygood replied to James A's discussion Y6 Hot motors and ESCs in the group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"Does anyone have a link to a good write-up of what's involved in using the NEO-M8N?  I'm not finding much concrete beyond specs on it."
Nov 12, 2014
Samuel B Udelman León replied to Haygood's discussion Y6 not currently available from 3DR? in the group Arducopter Y6 Owners
"Thanks Nathaniel! I was wondering that too. I'm just about to buy my first drone and this Y6 seems to be great! "
Oct 17, 2014

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At 8:17am on September 15, 2014,
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Good work,   keep it up.

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