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Failsafe in Auto mode

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Thompson Jan 25, 2013. 9 Replies

When my plane is in Auto mode and flies out of range of my RC gear (at about 1.2km), the failsafe is triggered. I have set my receiver to deliver a signal around 920 when it loses the Tx. This…Continue

Changing UART0 on APM2.5

Started this discussion. Last reply by James masterman Aug 15, 2012. 4 Replies

Just got an APM 2.5, but unfortunately without the DF-13 to XBee connector that was supposed to come with all APM2.5's. While assembling the board, I noticed that the new DF-13 port is marked as…Continue

Lea-6 GPS causing pitch oscilation

Started this discussion. Last reply by James masterman Aug 15, 2012. 3 Replies

Hi, I am using the new 3DR Ublox GPS with the big antenna. It gets a lock very fast and appears to be doing the right thing. However, I am having a weird problem whereby the pitch of the plane…Continue

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Timer in firmware

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gábor Zoltán Jul 18, 2012. 6 Replies

For anyone interested, I've tweaked the OSD firmware to add a timer and a " time to battery empty" indicator.The timer is very simple and just starts counting when the speed is over 3m/s so you can…Continue

 

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James masterman commented on Hai Tran's blog post Coptercam makes its aircraft available to the public for the first time
"Looks like a well thought out and professional platform, Hai. Fills a good niche between the cinestar and others, like you said.  @Simon, personal attacks are uncalled for and inappropriate. There's too much of that on these forums these…"
Aug 6
Flying Buddha replied to James masterman's discussion MinimOSD and PAL
"Here we go again (with a solution)...with different set up, same issue. I loose video or my overlay when I plug in my gimbal. Heres my set up: Primary Battery (6.0 4s) powers my power plant (Y6) and the minumOSD (5v side) via the APM 2.6 Secondary…"
Jul 28
James masterman replied to James masterman's discussion MinimOSD and PAL
"I agree it's a difficult issue to solve. Doesn't seem to be one particular solution that works for everyone. I'm not even sure the MAX chip is at the heart of it given how widely used it is.    "
Jul 24
Paulo Melo replied to James masterman's discussion MinimOSD and PAL
"Unfortunately not to everyone that blast from the past... i can still see recent posts regarding this issue, and mine is just another one one. Besides, in every single forum discussion about this, no one gives a solid answer. I believe i tried…"
Jul 23
James masterman replied to James masterman's discussion MinimOSD and PAL
"This is a blast from the past! For me the problem was software. The early versions of the standard minim osd software didn't set the board to PAL properly, but any of the minimosd-extra builds of the last few years fixed that problem. I also…"
Jul 23
Paulo Melo replied to James masterman's discussion MinimOSD and PAL
"Im using a regular ebay board fpv camera, sony 700tvl. Any suggestions? Im almost giving up..."
Jul 23
Paulo Melo replied to James masterman's discussion MinimOSD and PAL
"Have the same problem! Wean i connect the video it overlays the osd info screen :(  i have tried everything, still nothing. I have found that if i feed the osd on 5v side, using my regulated psu, i can get both video and osd for one second.…"
Jul 23
F. C. Bearsch "Tearig" replied to James masterman's discussion MinimOSD and PAL
"Gabor, hopefully you can help me trace this problem, as I want to figure out what happened so I can mitigate it in the future. Had a working MinimOSD been using on Adrucopter 3.1.5 with minimosd extra 2.4 beta, solution to nonupdating data... Worked…"
Jun 29
James masterman commented on Simon's blog post UAV's and shark spotting - a case study
"Sorry for the slow reply - yes I can put up the imagery that I have left. I deleted a lot as it was taking up so much space and was uninteresting (to me!). It mainly consists of mpg videos taken from a PAL analog video camera. Is there  a place…"
May 4
James masterman commented on Simon's blog post UAV's and shark spotting - a case study
"Hi guys. Tridge,I am a member of PerthUAV, who are OBC entrants. We are using your excellent recognition code. The OBC is keeping me very busy and I haven't had time to do any work on shark spotting lately. I'm a beginner when it comes to…"
Apr 28
James masterman commented on Simon's blog post UAV's and shark spotting - a case study
"Forgot to mention, there was a guy at my talk who was proposing to put up large balloons along the coast for shark spotting. He also wanted to sell advertising on them! Not sure when this was going to happen, but sounds l uke a good idea."
Mar 1
James masterman commented on Simon's blog post UAV's and shark spotting - a case study
"Nice video of the balloon. Good to see people trying the idea. As has already been mentioned, the wind is a big issue here in WA. A stabilised camera would help, and with a stills camera you can also set a very high shutter speed to help further.…"
Mar 1
James masterman commented on Simon's blog post UAV's and shark spotting - a case study
"Looks like they spelt my surname wrong in the you tube comments! Thanks for the feedback. I tried to present a hype free version of events, and it was really just my journey, I don't pretend to be an expert on sharks or spotting them from…"
Feb 27
G.S. D.P. replied to James masterman's discussion MinimOSD and PAL
"Hi, i have consumed many hours searching for the same problem... But fortunately i have ALWAYS OSD , but FLICKERING when using 700TVL camera... tested both signals on oscilloscope, seeing slight difference in frequencies (maybe PAL N/M as stated…"
Jan 18
James masterman replied to Bob Flint's discussion Telemetry interference
"Yes, pick a number other than 25 and you will be ok. There are no guarantees that someone else is not using it, but if you work out unique numbers amongst your flying buddies, you should be ok."
Jan 15
James masterman replied to Bob Flint's discussion Telemetry interference
"You need to change the NetID of your telemetry radios to something unique. You can do it through mission planner. See http://copter.ardupilot.com/wiki/common-using-the-3dr-radio-for-telemetry-with-apm-and-px4/#Configure_3DR_air_radio It's still…"
Jan 15

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Mining and software engineer. Perth australia
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Hobby and to enter the outback challenge UAV comp in Australia.
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Mapping with Ardupilot

Posted on November 1, 2011 at 1:45am 57 Comments

I've been playing with ArduPlane for quite a while and have finally got to the point where I can make it do something useful. I've been inspired by others on this site to use it for aerial photography to make 3D maps and the like.

 

I have an ST Models Discovery as the airframe (awesome platform for Arduplane by the way) and have made my own camera mount out of plywood for the bottom. It has one servo for roll stabilisation using CHAN 8 on the autopilot to keep the camera…

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