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1.2.85 prefetch problem

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steven G Oct 30, 2013. 4 Replies

Michael,I got the map showing on the Flight Planner screen thanks to your advice. However, trying to prefetch using alt. and mouse right click does not work. Used to be you would draw a box around…Continue

1.2.85 Flight Planning screen blank

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Anderson Oct 29, 2013. 5 Replies

Hi,I just downloaded and installed MP 1.2.85. Now the Flight Planning screen is blank. I can't seem to figure out how to get a map on that screen. Any help appreciated.StevenContinue

Calibrating RxRSSI

Started this discussion. Last reply by iskess Sep 28, 2013. 3 Replies

Hello,Is there a way to calibrate the RxRSSI? Also, can this be made to read out in percent after calibration?Thanks,StevenI'm asking all my saved up questions today :-)Continue

 

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Steven G commented on Roberto Navoni's blog post VR Brain Micro 5.0 : yesterday start to delivery the pre order of VR Brain Micro . Now we are working on vrbrain wiki updates will be available in the next hours .
"Let us know how it performs and if you have a Pixhawk, how it compares. The price and shipping are really putting me off at the moment."
Tuesday
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Another exagerated drone news flash!

This just in...http://news.yahoo.com/drone-almost-blocks-california-firefighting-planes-182306913.htmlThe saddest part is the comments from readers. It's safe to say the general public are drone haters.See More
Monday
Steven G commented on Timothy Clemans's blog post Another false near miss
"Typical sensationalism not facts and data."
Jul 19
Steven G replied to Ron LaBorde's discussion "Camera Target" Icon in Mission Planner
"I've also noticed that in Flight Planner, the map tool, "elevation graph" is not working correctly."
Jul 19
Steven G replied to Eugene Greenwood's discussion Can't find "prefetch" on Mission Planner + GE display won't zoom in
"Hi Eugene, We have similar backgrounds. The learning curve is steep but a fun trip. Looks like Bill, below, already gave you my next suggestion, based on your location. Good luck and have fun! Steven"
Jun 30
Steven G commented on Alex Wong's blog post DJI Phantom flies through fireworks and over crowd. Brave or Foolish?
"The end is near...repent! The phrase more balls than brains comes to mind, especially in the fly over of the huge crowd."
Jun 29
Steven G replied to Eugene Greenwood's discussion Can't find "prefetch" on Mission Planner + GE display won't zoom in
"Ok. I admit I do get a bit irritated with people that don't read the "instructions". Yep, we techies are all guilty of this infraction. Anyway, the easiest way I can recommend is to plot your Way Points and do Pre-fetch WP. This is in…"
Jun 29
Steven G replied to Eugene Greenwood's discussion Can't find "prefetch" on Mission Planner + GE display won't zoom in
"Read the MP Wiki. Your answers are all there in plain sight."
Jun 29
Steven G commented on Roberto Navoni's blog post VR Brain Micro 5.0 : yesterday start to delivery the pre order of VR Brain Micro . Now we are working on vrbrain wiki updates will be available in the next hours .
"@Roberto, this site http://www.virtualrobotix.it/index.php/en/shop/autopilot/vrbrainmic... has "notify". Is the product really available for pre-order? If so, when will it ship? Thanks"
Jun 27
Steven G replied to Ultrafuge's discussion Mission Planner 1.3.2 - no yellow lines between waypoints ?
"Try reading WP again from FC. If that doesn't work, close and reopen program. If that doesn't work uninstall, delete folder and reinstall with msi file."
May 22
Steven G commented on Chris Anderson's blog post External LED and USB boards for Pixhawk
"I bought one too but still on the slow boat from China, if it ever gets here!"
May 21
Steven G replied to Dom's discussion Alternatives to 3DR radios?
"@jani, I was asking about Orange Rx villamany said he was using for telem. Not RFD 900. Maybe I missed something."
May 18
Steven G replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"I tried using the new Autotune mode via the transmitter however the MOSD doesn't change the mode to Autotune. I used to have it set for Man, FBWA and  RTL. I switched the FBWA to Autotune in MP. I thought the MOSD would follow suit but it…"
May 17
Steven G replied to Pierre Gibouin's discussion 3DRobotics temporarily stops shipments outside of US and Canada
"Didn't any of you ever watch Futurama? You're dealing with Hermes, the beraucrat. I worked in, around and with the NBIs (nothing but initials) We had to redact docs to an extent they were meaningless. If we got approval to sell to a…"
May 13
Steven G replied to Pierre Gibouin's discussion 3DRobotics temporarily stops shipments outside of US and Canada
"Read my statement again. I said on EITHER end. FYI I was security checked in Australia and NZ more than any country in the world including the US and Germany. I was actually called 2x Oz and 1x in NZ"
May 13
Steven G replied to Pierre Gibouin's discussion 3DRobotics temporarily stops shipments outside of US and Canada
"This line of discussion begs the question, if I leave the USA with my little portable FPV Bixler with a Pixhawk in it and go to Australia, for instance, am I in trouble at either end? Hmmm..."
May 13

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At 12:04pm on August 2, 2012, James Bennet said…

Thanks for the reply and the advice Steven. I *think* I've gone through your checks correctly. Just in case you're able to it would be great if you could let me know if there's anything obvious I am missing here. I've now tried 2 XP machined and 1 Win 7 laptop...

Symptoms: Steady Green LED’s so the units have binded. Units data read but won’t connect in Mission Planner 1.2.1 Mav 1.0

 

APM2 not connected via USB, although it works when it is.  

 

My settings:

 

Using Com 4 set to 57,600, or Com 13 on a Win 7 laptop.

Installed FTD2XX on XP and Win 7.

 

Via 3DR application;

 

Unit One:

SiK 1.5 on HM-TRP

S0: FORMAT=25

S1: SERIAL_SPEED=57

S2: AIR_SPEED=64

S3: NETID=25

S4: TXPOWER=11

S5: ECC=0

S6: MAVLINK=1

S7: OPPRESEND=1

S8: MIN_FREQ=433000

S9: MAX_FREQ=434800

S10: NUM_CHANNELS=50

S11: DUTY_CYCLE=100

S12: LBT_RSSI=0

S13: MANCHESTER=0

S14: RTSCTS=0

 

Unit Two:

SiK 1.5 on HM-TRP

S0: FORMAT=25

S1: SERIAL_SPEED=57

S2: AIR_SPEED=64

S3: NETID=25

S4: TXPOWER=11

S5: ECC=0

S6: MAVLINK=1

S7: OPPRESEND=0

S8: MIN_FREQ=433000

S9: MAX_FREQ=434800

S10: NUM_CHANNELS=50

S11: DUTY_CYCLE=100

S12: LBT_RSSI=0

S13: MANCHESTER=0

S14: RTSCTS=0

 

Click reset on APM2 as some suggest. APM 2 powered by ESC, blue GPS lock ok. SERIAL3_BAUD: 57.

 

Both units flash red when reading. Upgraded Firmware on both.

 

I am completely out of ideas :-(

At 1:47am on August 3, 2012, James Bennet said…

You make some excllent points there. I will ensure all the settings are the same. With regards to the Port Settings I've set everything to the same speed, 57 across the board. MP can deffo read the radios so they are working which is encouraging. Power is set to 11 as I am in the UK. I'll pump it up to test though. 

I dont get flashing red on the air side, so I wonder if APM2 is throwing data at it? When working does the airside start flashing red even before MP is connected? Or does it wait for the handshake and connection to be estabilshed before it starts sending data? I am wondering if I need to do anything to get the APM2 to start sending telem data to the radio.

The connections look fine, the TX/RX leads are crossed. Good point though, that would seem like the obvious problem.

Most interestingly you mention that you need to hit "connect" in MP, there seems to be conflicting info on this on the forums and even MP itself has a pop up saying it's not required unless using mavlink. The Com port and Baud speed must be set right as I am getting the settings from the radio's when I hit load. When hitting connect I get a timeout after 30 secconds. I've seen people mention heart beat messages but I've not seen where they are displayed.

Thanks again for all your advice, I'll try setting all the remaining settings the same, bump up the power, and try to hit connect more often. Failing that I've emailed the support team earier in the week so I hope they may get back to me at somepoint soon.

James

At 7:42am on August 3, 2012, James Bennet said…

Steven,

Almost got it... the telem lead I was using had the TX/RX ports crossed, using another lead where they are not the red light on the air side radio flashes away.

The problem I have now in MP is a "serial link isn't fast enough" regardless of what settings I use. Anyway at least I am on the right track now.

Thanks for all your advice and help,

James

At 9:04am on August 3, 2012, James Bennet said…

Right all up an running, the only issue is getting a GPS lock when using the radios/powered by the ESC but that seems to be a common problem.

Thanks again,

James

At 9:01pm on August 21, 2012, Dean said…

Hi Steven,

Sorry you are having this problem.  Can you send a clear macro closeup from a good camera and lighting of front and back of the PCB? 

Dean

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