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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

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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 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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Kevin Hester replied to Lucas Proenca's discussion "Unfortunately, Andropilot has stopped"
"Ah - I see!  You built it yourself.  Cool beans.  I don't think it is possible for just eclipse to build it correctly.  Can you try building it using the steps in the README and let me know what you find?"
Jul 22

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Kevin Hester replied to Lucas Proenca's discussion "Unfortunately, Andropilot has stopped"
"Sure - what Android device are you using and what is the version of android on that device?  Can you tell me the time in UTC when the crash occured (so I can check for crash reports at google). Also, what is the version of andropilot you are…"
Jul 22

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Kevin Hester commented on Kevin Hester's blog post Introducing Droneshare, the 3DR cloud flight and fleet management service
"Thank Jethro. New feature - we now support satellite map views on the beta server (just click on view menu in the upper right): "
Jul 10
Jethro Hazelhurst commented on Kevin Hester's blog post Introducing Droneshare, the 3DR cloud flight and fleet management service
"This is fantastic!!! I can't wait to give it a try... thank you so much for the hard work you guys are doing."
Jul 9

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Kevin Hester commented on Kevin Hester's blog post Introducing Droneshare, the 3DR cloud flight and fleet management service
"New features: All mavlink based autopilots should now work with droneshare (not just Ardupilot based) - please send me a note if you see any problems. Thanks to the cool work by the folks atDoarama we now have a new "Movie" button which…"
Jul 7

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Kevin Hester replied to Quentin Mayberry's discussion TLogs in the group Andropilot Users Group
"that's correct usage, and yep - you should have had three logs.  You might try rebooting your tablet and then seeing if more logs are listed in the directory.  I've heard that there may be bugs in the 'sdcard' browser…"
Jul 6

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Kevin Hester replied to Quentin Mayberry's discussion TLogs in the group Andropilot Users Group
"hmm - strange.  andropilot doesn't have any code to delete logs.  so a mystery ;-)"
Jul 6

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Kevin Hester replied to Quentin Mayberry's discussion TLogs in the group Andropilot Users Group
"It defaults to saving all tlogs.  However, if you've enabled droneshare after uploading the tlogs will be moved from the "Logs" folder to the "Sent" folder."
Jul 6

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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,
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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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