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App with mission control and live video?

Started on Tuesday 0 Replies

So I played around with a Phantom Vision 2 plus over the weekend and really like the simplicity of having the camera control and mission control all available in the android app. Is there any option…Continue

3DR Radio and MinimOSD won't work together

Started May 2 0 Replies

I used this same OSD and radio on a previous APM. I changed to a 2.6 APM with the dedicated ports for power etc. This also included the new telemetry port which I adapted my existing cable to connect…Continue

Need info on AutoTune. What does High and Low actually mean?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrés Bott Nov 30, 2013. 2 Replies

So I am about to try using AutoTune but want to make sure I know which position the switch should be in. It is only explained as "Put your switch in the High position to engage auto tuning". Can…Continue

About to give up (Trim constantly changes, Radio calibration wont "stick"

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Oct 31, 2013. 5 Replies

So I have been struggling with 2 issues with my APM on an X8.1. After recently resetting to defaults and starting over, the APM will not remember my radio calibration. Regardless of how many times I…Continue

 

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John posted a discussion

App with mission control and live video?

So I played around with a Phantom Vision 2 plus over the weekend and really like the simplicity of having the camera control and mission control all available in the android app. Is there any option fro this with APM or Pixhawk? How about any other systems?See More
Tuesday
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3DR Radio and MinimOSD won't work together

I used this same OSD and radio on a previous APM. I changed to a 2.6 APM with the dedicated ports for power etc. This also included the new telemetry port which I adapted my existing cable to connect to. Here is the problem;- When the OSD and radio are connected, I get stuck at "Getting Params.. (sysid 1 compid 1)" when trying to connect to MP. If I disconnect the OSD, it connects fine. If I reconnect the OSD after it connects, it works fine. The OSD always works regardless.Troubleshooting;-…See More
May 2
Andrés Bott replied to John's discussion Need info on AutoTune. What does High and Low actually mean?
"i asume with low position, it is refered a low ppm value maybe arround or under 900 and high position arround or over 2000, the basic funcion of a on/off switch (boolean)  you can check your actual per channel ppm in mission planner in radio…"
Nov 30, 2013
John replied to Randy's discussion AC-3.1 autotune support discussion
"Ok, I used auto tune today for a "normal" quad and it worked great! I have awesome position hold now. But, I then tried it on my X8 and it didn't work. I got a couple twitches but then it refused to do anymore. I think the problem is…"
Nov 29, 2013
John commented on Arthur Benemann's blog post [Update] DroidPlanner v0.9.0
"I have Droid Planner setup on my tablet and working great. I also got a small bluetooth keyboard so it is really easy to navigate. But, the main reason I wanted to use this was to assign different functions to channel 6 so I can tune my…"
Nov 29, 2013
Guy Midkiff replied to John's discussion Need info on AutoTune. What does High and Low actually mean?
"I have the exact same question re: "3. ensure the ch7 or ch8 switch is in the LOW position" I can't find any documentation on this "minor" point. I am using a Spektrum DX8. Appreciate and answer, as I am dying to test out…"
Nov 23, 2013
John replied to Guy McCaldin's discussion Disappointing customer service. Slow order fulfillment, wrong item sent, 3DR wants me to pay to resolve the issue.
"I have had a similar experience. I placed an order and got an email that the shirt I ordered wasn't available. I replied and said that is fine, just credit me back for the shirt and ship the order. I got the credit and thought everything was…"
Nov 17, 2013
John replied to mark's discussion How is this guy getting this FPV range/ battery time? in the group ArduCopter User Group
"This is probably what he is doing. I have that same setup, 2.4 FASST RX PPM out going to TSLRS and I put the repeater up on the highest thing at my starting point. It gets the uhf away from my GCS, gives better range and keeps me from having a LRS…"
Nov 16, 2013
John replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.0.1 released!
"That would explain it then! Thanks"
Nov 16, 2013
John replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.0.1 released!
"I am running 3.01 (not an RC) and tried autotune today and it would not engage. I saw that RC4 had an issue with it engaging but didn't see anything about 3.01 having an issue. Anyone have any suggestions on what to check? I have it on channel…"
Nov 16, 2013
John posted a discussion

Need info on AutoTune. What does High and Low actually mean?

So I am about to try using AutoTune but want to make sure I know which position the switch should be in. It is only explained as "Put your switch in the High position to engage auto tuning". Can someone advise approx what value I should be seeing in the High and Low positions in Mission Planner? I use a Futaba and they aren't always in line with the rest of the worlds view on channels etc. Really, as technical as the APM and its documentation is, I would think that it would refer to a PWM value…See More
Nov 12, 2013
John replied to John's discussion APM won't remember RC calibration
"Well technically yes. It wouldn't arm but was receiving the correct arm signal. I could see on mission planner that the APM kept saying the radio wasn't calibrated even though I had calibrated it several times. It fixed itself when I…"
Nov 3, 2013
John replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"I will try the latest pre-release as I am having several other issues too. I am getting freezing when arming most of the time, and you can see that I have a weird extra line that floats around the AHI at times. It locked up so bad when I armed once…"
Nov 3, 2013
Mick replied to John's discussion APM won't remember RC calibration
"Hi John, I just came across your post looking for answers to my problem. I have a new Futaba radio, and I can't get it to arm. Is that the problem you were having? Thanks Mick"
Nov 3, 2013
John replied to John's discussion About to give up (Trim constantly changes, Radio calibration wont "stick"
"Ok, I just updated my MP and rebooted (it had been awhile since I rebooted) and recalibrated the radio and it seems to have fixed the calibration issue. After a couple power cycles it seems to be working now. Now I just need to figure out the trim…"
Oct 31, 2013
John replied to John's discussion About to give up (Trim constantly changes, Radio calibration wont "stick"
"I haven't tried that but will give it a shot. I have reflashed the firmware a couple times but it didn't fix the issue. One thing I have noticed is that some other settings wont "stick" if applied in certain locations but if I…"
Oct 31, 2013

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