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3DR telemetry schematics?

Started this discussion. Last reply by roger Apr 21, 2013. 2 Replies

Hi ya'll,So I'm poking around on my 3dr radio trying to increase SNR - I suspect I'm picking up a fair amount of noise from USB land.  It would really help to have a schematic.  I tried opening the…Continue

Andropilot - discussion for Android ground controller users/developers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Henri Jul 26. 834 Replies

Hi ya'll,The thread on my blog post is getting a little unmanageable.  How about we…Continue

Tags: Android

Minor problem building from source

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Hester Dec 25, 2012. 3 Replies

Hi ya'll,I'm planning on modifying the ArduPlane code for a recreational project involving hang-gliders.  I had no problem downloading binaries etc... but when I built the current master branch (or…Continue

 

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Kevin Hester replied to Tony Coppock's discussion FOLLOW ME MODE in the group Andropilot Users Group
"alas - the follow-me in andropilot is currently busted (the latest arducopter release changed how things worked).  Until I get back to fix it you'll need to use droidplanner for this feature..."
yesterday

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Kevin Hester commented on Kevin Hester's group Andropilot Users Group
"yes it should be fine."
Sep 23
OwlPic commented on Kevin Hester's group Andropilot Users Group
"Is Pixhawk FW 3.1.5 (last release) compatible with Andropilot 2.1.08 (current release)? If not ... what Beta revisions should I be using for testing? Thank You."
Sep 21

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Kevin Hester commented on Chris Anderson's blog post 3DR announces partnership with Intel on Edison for Linux-based companion for Pixhawk
"@Seb - oh my Sebastian, my apologies - I hadn't checked that page.  Bravo on your good work!"
Sep 12

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Kevin Hester commented on Chris Anderson's blog post 3DR announces partnership with Intel on Edison for Linux-based companion for Pixhawk
"Though I will be pushing a small number of minor changes in the next few days... (mainly because the api changed a little)"
Sep 12

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Kevin Hester commented on Chris Anderson's blog post 3DR announces partnership with Intel on Edison for Linux-based companion for Pixhawk
"Hi John, yes - the code is open source, it is here: https://github.com/diydrones/visual-followme (written 99% by Arthur) Soon I'll do a post on dev.ardupilot.com with instructions on how to build/run etc..."
Sep 12

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Kevin Hester replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.2 beta testing
"Hi Thor and Rana, I'm finally getting around to releasing a new andropilot beta for this latest change to guided mode.  It will go out today (you'll need to join the betatester group to get it).  Thanks for the report!"
Sep 4
TheMightyThor commented on Kevin Hester's group Andropilot Users Group
"hello all, today i was wanting to try out follow Me on APM 2.6 FW 3.1.5 Arducopter. the last time i tried it was when my firmware was in 3.0.1 APM 2.6 and had an unexpected crash. Today i launch my Quad, put it into Loiter, then switched to the…"
Aug 22

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Kevin Hester replied to Oliver Volkmann's discussion Unexplained "Fly Away"?
"yep!"
Aug 5

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Kevin Hester replied to Oliver Volkmann's discussion Unexplained "Fly Away"?
"Hi Oliver, I uploaded your flight to our droneshare service: http://www.droneshare.com/mission/12423 and ran the analyzer.  This tool is very young and might be incorrect but it generated warnings about high vibration and poor compass…"
Aug 5

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Kevin Hester commented on James Betker's blog post APM Telemetry using an Android Smartphone
"Hi Dan, We can use either and UDP makes more sense, but many 3G carriers drop UDP with extreme prejudice ;-).  "
Aug 4

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Kevin Hester commented on James Betker's blog post APM Telemetry using an Android Smartphone
"Hi James, Cool beans!  We've been working on a similar project as part of droneshare (using our existing servers).  Later this week we should have a blog post/set of alpha tester instructions (the code is already built into Andropilot…"
Aug 4
Nigel Bisset commented on Kevin Hester's group Andropilot Users Group
"Just tried using AndroPilot today for the first time, worked perfectly on a Google Nexus 10 I purchased just for this purpose (can't find anything for iPad) Thanks to the developer I won't have to cart a laptop to the club. Nigel"
Aug 3
Michael Bishton left a comment for Kevin Hester
"Kevin, I've been away from this for a while. Want to get back into it. Hope it's not to late to find out you used ardupilot for his challenger. Regards, Michael"
Jul 30
Otto Küng replied to Kevin Hester's discussion Andropilot - discussion for Android ground controller users/developers
Jul 26

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Kevin Hester commented on Kevin Hester's blog post Introducing Droneshare, the 3DR cloud flight and fleet management service
"Hi ya'll, We have a new update out on beta.droneshare.com.  Ramon has added infinite scrolling to the mission list!  So you can now see much more than the 12 most recent flights.  We now have over ten thousand missions…"
Jul 23

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Introducing Droneshare, the 3DR cloud flight and fleet management service

Posted on June 7, 2014 at 4:30pm 58 Comments

Hi ya'll. So we've been working away on the original proposal for a new much more flexible version of droneshare.  

Thanks to the…

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Textbook delivery by drone in Australia?

Posted on October 14, 2013 at 9:30am 15 Comments

Or is it just marketing?  I have a hard time seeing how this works financially...

As countries around the world gradually lift regulations on the use of commercial drones, a new startup called Flirtey hopes to…

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'Simpler' Andropilot 1.8 released to production

Posted on September 29, 2013 at 11:46am 27 Comments

Hi ya'll,

Thanks to Luciano Zanchi, Gary Mortimer and Remigijus this new release is now out to production.  

The main features compared to the last GA release:

  • Substantially simplified user interface (the sidebar now gets hidden by default in…
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New major beta release for Andropilot

Posted on September 14, 2013 at 12:30pm 5 Comments

New major beta release for Andropilot (if reports from brave users are good, it will go out to the 'safe' general release in about a week).  I'm testing out some changes to simplify the UI - this release includes some of them.  Here's a 'picture' of the new code:…

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Comment Wall (6 comments)

At 1:48pm on June 15, 2013, Doug Bright said…

Sweet. This is for Gaggle too. I got my glider rating a little over a year ago and have been looking for something exactly like that. Everyone at the field was still using software running on Compaq iPaqs and HP Jornadas. 

Also, I saw you built an RV-7 as well. You certainly are prolific!

Doug

At 7:44pm on June 16, 2013,
Developer
Kevin Hester
said…

super cool!  thanks!  

At 3:12am on July 16, 2013, mP1 said…

I just tried your site, and the sample flight is somebody literally a 10 minute drive down the river :) Small world.

At 1:13am on December 30, 2013, Willy Fernandez said…

Hi Kevin,

Thanks... I tested auto takeoff, Guided and Land successfully. In fact, i was arming and disarming my quad through the Adropilot. Anyway, i still use my Futaba radio to raise the throttle to about 1/4 to be able to do auto take off. Is there a way to fly the quad totally using the Andropilot? Here's the link to the Youtube video that i made...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMF0tn4PaGg

best regards

 

 

At 6:05pm on July 1, 2014, Willy Fernandez said…

Hi Kevin,

I upgraded my copter  to the AC3.2 rc2 firmware.  Now, i have problem with spline waypoints since Andropilot doesn't show spline waypoints. Will it be integrated to the Andropilot?  I have been using Andropilot for aerial survey of banana plantations here in the Philippines on fully autonomous flight covering large areas.  Thanks Kevin for your support.  Best regards.

At 4:05pm on July 30, 2014, Michael Bishton said…

Kevin,

I've been away from this for a while. Want to get back into it. Hope it's not to late to find out you used ardupilot for his challenger.

Regards, Michael

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