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Help, please, with RFD900a radio that appears to be bricked

Started this discussion. Last reply by Philip Giacalone Feb 10. 7 Replies

Hi folks,One of my RFD900 radios was working fine for months but is now only showing 1 solid red LED. Using USB/FTDI, I'm unable to connect or reset it with MissionPlanner ("No heartbeat packets…Continue

Which MAVLink messages to use to get the most accurate position and attitude data

Started Aug 14, 2014 0 Replies

A project I'm working needs to get the most accurate values of aircraft position and attitude. We're looking to obtain updated values at 50 to 100Hz from the APM IMU. Which MAVLink message or…Continue

Tags: roll, data, pitch, yaw, angles

 

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Philip Giacalone replied to Hugues's discussion Is there a Mavlink library or programming API (not python) ? in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Yes, understood, thanks. But there's still a need for an airborne java API, rather than python. Are there plans for this? "
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Philip Giacalone replied to Hugues's discussion Is there a Mavlink library or programming API (not python) ? in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Congrats on the DroneKit API rollout, Chris.  I see from the link that the airborne API is still only available for python. As this thread's original post requested, many of us are looking for a java or c/c++ API to send commands to the…"
Wednesday
Philip Giacalone replied to Hugues's discussion Is there a Mavlink library or programming API (not python) ? in the group ArduCopter User Group
"I've been keeping an eye on the java drone api development located at the link below. Perhaps this is partly what will be announced at the embedded conference?  https://github.com/diydrones/droneapi-java However, I'm still not…"
Mar 9
Philip Giacalone replied to Hugues's discussion Is there a Mavlink library or programming API (not python) ? in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Hugues and others, Just wondering if there's an update to this thread?  Has anyone found a working code examples showing how to send mavlink commands via an API call? Preferably via a java API, but I'll take c/c++ API examples,…"
Mar 9
Philip Giacalone commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post FAA to announce new rules for sUAS, today Sunday (yes sunday)
"Very encouraging rules. They seem very reasonable from the perspective of both air safety and allowing American UAV development to really take off. "
Feb 15
Philip Giacalone replied to Philip Giacalone's discussion Help, please, with RFD900a radio that appears to be bricked
"Here's a link to the "RFD900 radio model software" manual mentioned above. http://rfdesign.com.au/downloads/Software%20manual.pdf"
Feb 10
Philip Giacalone replied to Philip Giacalone's discussion Help, please, with RFD900a radio that appears to be bricked
"Thanks. It's helpful to have all this information together in one thread. "
Feb 10
Marcin Krawczyk replied to Philip Giacalone's discussion Help, please, with RFD900a radio that appears to be bricked
Feb 10
Philip Giacalone replied to Philip Giacalone's discussion Help, please, with RFD900a radio that appears to be bricked
"Thanks, Marcin."
Feb 9
Philip Giacalone replied to Philip Giacalone's discussion Help, please, with RFD900a radio that appears to be bricked
"One more piece info to help anyone else that cannot connect to the radio for reprogramming. Page 4 of the "RFD900 radio modem software manual"…"
Feb 9
Philip Giacalone commented on Víctor Mayoral's blog post First flight with Snappy Ubuntu Core using APM
"Good points, Thomas. More processing power aboard drones is inevitable. And having a modern operating system opens up so many more interesting design possibilities. "
Feb 9
Marcin Krawczyk replied to Philip Giacalone's discussion Help, please, with RFD900a radio that appears to be bricked
"Solid red means firmware update mode."
Feb 9
Philip Giacalone replied to Philip Giacalone's discussion Help, please, with RFD900a radio that appears to be bricked
"Here's a follow-up posting with the fix, in case others face this same issue. The simple fix that worked was to run the 3DRRadio.exe tool and click the "Upload Firmware (Local)" button. This successfully connected to the RFD900a and…"
Feb 8
Philip Giacalone posted a discussion

Help, please, with RFD900a radio that appears to be bricked

Hi folks,One of my RFD900 radios was working fine for months but is now only showing 1 solid red LED. Using USB/FTDI, I'm unable to connect or reset it with MissionPlanner ("No heartbeat packets received") or with the 3DRRadio.exe ("Failed to enter command mode") config tool.I've tried all the baud rates and even tried different USB ports. The other RFD900 connects just fine using the same USB/FTDI connection. Any suggestions on how to troubleshoot this? Or how to reset the device? Thanks in…See More
Feb 8
Philip Giacalone commented on Víctor Mayoral's blog post First flight with Snappy Ubuntu Core using APM
"Excellent stuff. Congrats! "
Feb 8
Philip Giacalone commented on John Githens's blog post Autonomous cars (unmanned ground vehicles) sooner than we think?
""It came as no surprise when CEO Travis Kalanick recently stated that Uber will eventually replace all of its drivers with self-driving cars." Travis Kalanick goes public to prove that he's an idiot? Let's see, he's…"
Feb 7

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Washington Post investigation - When drones fall from the sky

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 2:30pm 9 Comments

An interesting investigation into 400 crashes by military drones:

More than 400 large U.S. military drones have crashed in major…

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Introduction and UDB mode switching question

Posted on March 18, 2010 at 2:28am 14 Comments

Hello,



I've been silently following the progress of the UAV Dev Board team for a while now, and want to congratulate Bill Premerlani and his great team for their amazing accomplishments.



This is my first posting, so please let me introduce myself. I'm relatively new to RC flying, and have very little experience with micro programming, but do have some background in aerospace and software engineering. Anyway, after crashing a few planes, it's exciting to see that such a… Continue

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