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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

Tags: oscillation, pitch, ublox, GPS

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 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
James masterman commented on Arthur Benemann's blog post [Update] DroidPlanner v1.2.0
"Thanks Chris for the update. Nice work on the dialog Arthur. Having a parameter description like that is much more user friendly than cryptic raw values!"
Oct 27, 2013
James masterman commented on Arthur Benemann's blog post [Update] DroidPlanner v1.2.0
"One other question - what is the new telemetry module from 3DR? I don't recall seeing a new one being announced?"
Oct 27, 2013
James masterman commented on Arthur Benemann's blog post [Update] DroidPlanner v1.2.0
"Great work Arthur. Droid planner is my favourite android based ground station. I love the new bluetooth support, works really well. I also like that you don't automatically download all the parameters at startup like most other mission planning…"
Oct 27, 2013
Gábor Zoltán replied to James masterman's discussion MinimOSD and PAL
"Hi, Wiki Gábor"
Aug 9, 2013
mP1 replied to James masterman's discussion MinimOSD and PAL
"How do you fix or set your minimosd to *PAL* ?"
Aug 8, 2013
James masterman commented on wayne garris's group techpod users
"That is great news Mark. I assume you will also be distributing the original kick starter orders (of which I am one)?"
May 28, 2013
James masterman replied to wayne garris's discussion techpod APM 2.5 set up files in the group techpod users
"Hi Wayne, thanks for this. Did you mean to say 2 aileron channels and 1 flaps channel (with y cable). I assume you are actually using 2 flaps servos? I read on another forum that the slow boat to Australia arrives this week so hopefully I can try…"
May 20, 2013
James masterman replied to Roger Hill's discussion MP merging into Qgroundcontrol
"Hi Roger, I hope MP will continue into the future for a while at least. I have used Q ground control a little and agree that it is very unintuitive and hard to use. If MP is discontinued, I will be looking for other alternatives. I think we will see…"
May 9, 2013
Gábor Zoltán replied to James masterman's discussion MinimOSD and PAL
"That strange.... Ahhh! There is something! Don't use the middle wire on bough, camera and vtx! Gábor "
May 6, 2013
Tony Lehto replied to James masterman's discussion MinimOSD and PAL
"I just tried the r596, I set it to PAL, same as the display and gopro setting. I have the camera running, when I plug in the telemetry cable from APM to the MinimOSD for power and data, the camera picture comes on. If I disconnect the camera, the…"
May 6, 2013

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About Me:
Mining and software engineer. Perth australia
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Hobby and to enter the outback challenge UAV comp in Australia.
Hometown:
Perth

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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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