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How to configure CAM_TRIG_DIST to ouput a PWM signal from a Pixhawk output ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hugues Mar 4. 5 Replies

Hi,I would lile to use the Survey function in mission planner which uses the CAM_TRIG_DIST method to trigger a camera at regular distance intervals.I'm using an infrared camera trigger which is activated by a PWM signal (configurable).The question…Continue

Is Minimosd incompatible with Sony NEX5R ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hugues Jan 7. 17 Replies

Hello,I'm trying to use my Sony NEX5 camera as a FPV camera using this HDMI AV converter :…Continue

NEVER connect a Capacitor backup or voltage protector on APM board

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hugues Nov 19, 2013. 71 Replies

Hi,Edit : from the posts below I deduce the issue seems specific to my config. Threfore I remove temporarily my request to add a line a caution in the wiki as it might not be a general problem for everyone, until further investigation and…Continue

Throttle channel 3 output either min, either max

Started Feb 7, 2013 0 Replies

Hello,I face a strange issue on my quadcopter 3DR:I calibrated the ESCs according to the following automatic procedure:1 Disconnect USB and battery. The entire system must not have power2 Turn your radio on and put the radio throttle stick at…Continue

Question about PITCH channel : what is forward, what is backward ?

Started Feb 3, 2013 0 Replies

hello,The question seems stupid but it is actually confusing for me to confugure the channel 2, pitch, on my Tx to correspond to what the wiki says : "CH 2: Pitch Forward = low PWM – Pitch Back = High PWM" Indeed , what is forward ? what is backward…Continue

[PROBLEM] Mission planner updater error

Started this discussion. Last reply by dudz Apr 17, 2013. 5 Replies

Hi,I launched today the mission planner that started an auto update. It starts downloading files updates (as visible in the console window) but after 2 minutes it stops with error, giving this display and error message:…Continue

LEDs use on APM2.5 board

Started this discussion. Last reply by TJ Feb 2, 2013. 1 Reply

Hello,I have seen a picture in the Wiki for the 2.0 APM board showing ouputs A9 to A4 being named "Motor LEDs".Is there any explanation what that is and how is it used ?For example can those outputs be used to power 12Volts LED strips ? (or is it…Continue

Programming with Arducopter/Arduino

Started this discussion. Last reply by duster3 May 6, 2013. 15 Replies

Hello,I would like to compile and upload the Arducopter code to my UAV. To do so I followed the instructions on the wiki, that is :-installed the Arduino 1.0.3 (Arudpilot) version on win7-installed the 2.8.1 software version (the two folders…Continue

Tags: Arducopter, Arduino, Programming

Sonar minimum distance ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leif Hedman Jan 9, 2013. 2 Replies

Hello,I have installed the sonar XLL-EZ0 on the quadcopter (3DR). Then I launch a sonar test though the CLI in the mission planner software. The arducopter is connected via USB only (no battery).The minimum reading with the sonar command is 20 cm.…Continue

Tags: EZ0, 3DR, Sonar

Power for analog pins (servos for roll/tilt, sonar, etc)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hugues Dec 28, 2012. 3 Replies

Hi,On a 3DR quad arducopter, I am powering the APM2.5 with JP1 off and using the 5v input from the 3DR power module BEC (connects through the voltage measurement port).This powers , If I understood correctly, all of the APM2.5 boards including the…Continue

Tags: power, module, 3DR, servos, pins

 

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◾ About Me:

◾I'm the founder of AirbotServices that provides UAV expertise and services for professionnals. We aim more particularly at serving the agriculture, real estate and industrial sectors.
Web site : www.airbotservices.com

Background:

◾Engineer - Ecole Polytechnique of Brussels (ULB), specialization in Telecom & Electronics
◾MBA - Solvay Business School (ULB).

Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest:
◾I dove into the subject a few years ago when I was searching how to upgrade a very bad camera on my 8 years old son's remote controlled helicopter.
◾I found the diydrones community on the basis of which I built up this passion.
◾Contributing Blogger and Editor of DIYDrones APMcopter and APMplane wikis.
◾Currently developing AirbotServices products and services.

Latest Activity

Hugues commented on Fredia Huya-Kouadio's blog post Announcing Beta releases for DroidPlanner 3 and 3DR Services
"+1 for your objective to facilitate the development of drone apps. However I believe you are trying to close a tiny hole, not seeing the huge gap next door that should have priority in the facilitation efforts. I explain below what I mean by…"
Wednesday
Hugues commented on RaptorBird Robotics's blog post Next Generation Smart Drone Platform, Pixhawk Compatible
"And I must add , +1 for the fact that you will provide this interface in other languages than python scripts."
Wednesday
Hugues commented on RaptorBird Robotics's blog post Next Generation Smart Drone Platform, Pixhawk Compatible
"Signed up. I'm particularly interested about the high level API/interfaces you will provide to be able to program data processing applications, without messing around with the low level droneapi or mavproxy laryers. Thx!"
Wednesday

MR60
Forrest Frantz left a comment for Hugues
"4 motor mounts and 4 tube plugs, cut, lightly sanded, ready to ship, and after you clean, ready to adhere. Where do you want me to send them?"
Tuesday
Hugues replied to George Sugden's discussion ADVICE on Roof surveying
"These guys claim they are accredited for Belgium when actually there is no drone use law yet and it is forbidden.... I it hate when companies are lying about their products or services."
Tuesday
Hugues commented on technicus acityone's blog post Rotor DR1 series as sign as new drone image in the public mind?
"Hmm not such a good idea if the objective was to push for a positive civilian drone image as they are once again associated to a very negative apocalyptic situation. Too bad Chad went in this direction, but I guess he was advised to go toward…"
Monday
Hugues replied to Forrest Frantz's discussion Build Your Own Copter--Part V (1.5 hour Video/FPV Quad)
"i'll do the test. Those damned chocolate mint must hide something ! We'll find out."
Monday
Hugues replied to Forrest Frantz's discussion Build Your Own Copter--Part V (1.5 hour Video/FPV Quad)
"It is only 4,75 British pounds...here:http://www.easycomposites.co.uk/products/structural-adhesives/vm100-black-methyl-methacrylate-adhesive.aspx That hurts after I paid ten times this for the3M ... I will get this one too..."
Monday
Hugues replied to Forrest Frantz's discussion Build Your Own Copter--Part V (1.5 hour Video/FPV Quad)
"yes I will hard mount the pix to see the results. I'm curious too to see if we can put this endless debate to an end ! (maybe, someday...) By the way what do you think of this adhesive material…"
Monday
Hugues replied to Forrest Frantz's discussion Build Your Own Copter--Part V (1.5 hour Video/FPV Quad)
"Thx for your kind proposal. I do not have a CNC so I would gladly accept motor mounts. I will most probably use the tmotor 3508 or 3510 that should be a perfect match for the mounts thickness and holes alignment? "
Monday
Hugues replied to Forrest Frantz's discussion Build Your Own Copter--Part V (1.5 hour Video/FPV Quad)
"excellent! I'm building one following your technique. I ordered: -For the masts, 16mm OD - 14mm ID, 71 g for 1 m 3K CF: (available : http://www.pitlab.com/pitlabshop/accesories-for-multirotors/carbon-pipe-16mm-detail.html)   -For the motor…"
Sunday
Hugues replied to Forrest Frantz's discussion Build Your Own Copter--Part V (1.5 hour Video/FPV Quad)
"Results of these analysis will be interesting. I use a cheap scam vibration !easurememt device to tune the dampening of my gimbal. So far I had best result with the secraft silicon rings damping system."
Saturday
Hugues replied to Forrest Frantz's discussion Build Your Own Copter--Part V (1.5 hour Video/FPV Quad)
"What will be your objective of two pixhawks (one Pixhawk will be mounted on the VDEP base and and a second Pixhawk mounted on the VDEP)? To compare vibrations on both ?"
Dec 13
Hugues replied to Forrest Frantz's discussion Building Copters with Round Tubes - Stronger, Lighter, Easier to Mount Motors than Square Tubes in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Wow thx for the european links. The Pitlab link is great for carbon tubes and fixing accessories and for a good price too!"
Dec 13
Hugues replied to Forrest Frantz's discussion Building Copters with Round Tubes - Stronger, Lighter, Easier to Mount Motors than Square Tubes in the group ArduCopter User Group
"How do you get motor cables out at the center of the cross? Or do you leave cables running outside the tubes? "
Dec 12
Hugues replied to Forrest Frantz's discussion Building Copters with Round Tubes - Stronger, Lighter, Easier to Mount Motors than Square Tubes in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Thx. So there is no reinforcement to counter torque forces in the booms plane, to keep the right angle between them. Isn' t a weak point in case of crash ( I' m as a bad pilot as you are...) ? I intend to build to carry 2kg payloads."
Dec 11

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MavExcel : an Excel sheet to modify your Pixhawk's failsafe parameters via mavlink

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 4:52am 3 Comments

This is a continuation of my previous blog "how-to-write-set-a-pixhawk-parameter-using-the-mavlink-protocol"; where I fixed myself a little technical challenge to…

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How to Write (Set) a Pixhawk parameter using the Mavlink protocol standard

Posted on November 27, 2014 at 4:03pm 6 Comments

Hi,

I'm sharing with this community about my project's experiments which has for an objective to write (i.e. set = modify) a parameter (i.e. parameters we can see in the full parameters list in mission planner) using Mavlink.

You're now thinking : what a stupid objective, just use a GCS like mission…

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Comment Wall (9 comments)

At 10:26pm on March 19, 2013, Oliver said…

Hi, I just posted the parts list with some notes in the comments below my original post on the gimbal.

Cheers,

Oliver

At 12:11am on March 20, 2013, Hugues said…

thx

At 12:52pm on November 7, 2013,
MR60
Forrest Frantz
said…

Didn't want to say this in the crowd.  But I think mass distribution has a bearing on the PIDs as does distance from the respective axis.

Example:  Say there is a rectangular cubic battery pointing fore and aft at CG on a symmetric quad copter.  Say the rotors are 20 cm from their axis and the battery is 10cm x 2 cm.

o The torque factor exerted in pitch over the battery would be 20/(10/4) = 8 to 1

o The torque factor exerted in roll over the battery would be 20/(2/4) = 40 to 1

If you have two steel wheels of the same mass, the larger one will be more difficult to get rolling (there is a larger change in momentum).

So it is 5x easier to roll than pitch.  I think that should be accounted for in the PIDs?  But maybe I'm wrong.

Of course this is an extreme example where everything else weighs nothing, so the differences in ratios are never that high.  But it is common I think for the factors to be up to 1.5X.

Your thoughts?

At 1:42pm on November 8, 2013, Tyler McGahee said…

Yeah, the PIDs are definitely affected by the "mass distribution" (moment of inertia), as well as by the motors and propellers and ESCs and the control algorithm and on and on. I don't think it hurts to list the PIDs though. Could save some time when starting from scratch on a similar or identical rig.

At 10:37pm on November 21, 2013, Alejandro Cadavid said…

Hello,

A curiosity ... as I turn apm 2.5 and esc with 2 separate batteries.

Battery 1: APM 2.5 and FPV
Battery 2 Engines - BECS (servos)

Unrecognized?

Thank you!

At 7:28pm on March 11, 2014, Alejandro Cadavid said…

Ardupilot on PX4 + IO won't arm motors.

Hi I have the same problem Mystery 30A ESC's ...

You Might explain "load up the firmware ArduCopter" Bootload firmware?

System works without problem, arm and disarm perfectly.

Safety Switch OK.

Calibration OK, ENGINES TURN.

Connect and disconnect battery and ESC sounds uncalibrated, not save settings.

/ / / / / / / Can not save the ESC Mystery Calibration and PX4FMUIO / / / /

At 1:11pm on March 12, 2014, Alejandro Cadavid said…

Hi,

/ / / / / / / Can not save the ESC Calibration in PX4 FMU IO / / / /

You know it could be?

Another question.

You know how I connect to OSD Remzibi px4 as if telemetry data and to see video on my monitor?

We appreciate evidence.

Thanks for you time.

You are responsible to give answers of diydrones community? curiosity!

Thanks.

At 8:11am on August 26, 2014,
MR60
Forrest Frantz
said…
At 1:45pm on December 15, 2014,
MR60
Forrest Frantz
said…

4 motor mounts and 4 tube plugs, cut, lightly sanded, ready to ship, and after you clean, ready to adhere.

Where do you want me to send them?

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