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Latest release 1.3.16 WP table something wrong.

Started this discussion. Last reply by iskess on Saturday. 4 Replies

I just updated MP to 1.3.16 and the WP altitude, command table is scrunched up in the left hand corner. I need to revert as the table cannot be used.Continue

Low Level Long Period Y axis oscillation

Started Nov 29 0 Replies

Hello,I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this. I have my Bixler pretty much tuned but have noticed a long period vertical oscillation. It's very minor but shows up in otherwise great HD…Continue

Serious Problem in the current beta MP

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steven G Nov 16. 6 Replies

I was having many problems with 3.1.11 MP release. So, rather stupidly, I updated to the latest beta. Most of my prior issues were gone, good.I do a pre-launch calibration after the accels and…Continue

Plane in Auto mode continuously banks 3 degrees to the right

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steven G Nov 25. 8 Replies

My plane, when in Auto, banks about 3 degrees to the right like I was crabbing with left rudder. I can't figure out what's making it do this.Accels are calibrated, level set and it is trimmed out.Any…Continue

 

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iskess replied to Steven G's discussion Latest release 1.3.16 WP table something wrong.
"This might of been my fault, explained here: https://github.com/diydrones/MissionPlanner/issues/752"
Saturday

3D Robotics
Craig Elder replied to Steven G's discussion Latest release 1.3.16 WP table something wrong.
"Agreed. It is just a work around for now.  You can go back to a previous version here http://firmware.diydrones.com/Tools/MissionPlanner/"
Saturday
Steven G replied to Steven G's discussion Latest release 1.3.16 WP table something wrong.
"Thanks. Doing what you suggest helps a lot but the columns are still not wide enough to contain all info. As an example, it's like an column in Excel that is not wide enough and some of the data is truncated. In 1.3.15 all was well so I…"
Saturday

3D Robotics
Craig Elder replied to Steven G's discussion Latest release 1.3.16 WP table something wrong.
"If you click Add Below the problem goes away."
Saturday
Steven G posted a discussion

Latest release 1.3.16 WP table something wrong.

I just updated MP to 1.3.16 and the WP altitude, command table is scrunched up in the left hand corner. I need to revert as the table cannot be used.See More
Saturday
Steven G replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"That is sad. You guys gave an end of life product a new life! Anyway, us in the community are forever greatful for your and Miguel's contributions!"
Dec 1
Steven G replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"worked for me. make sure you "case" is right."
Nov 29
Steven G posted a discussion

Low Level Long Period Y axis oscillation

Hello,I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this. I have my Bixler pretty much tuned but have noticed a long period vertical oscillation. It's very minor but shows up in otherwise great HD videos. In fact, during FPV, I didn't notice it. After reviewing the HD on the ground I noticed a very gentle undulating up and down. Looking at the tlog pitch and navpitch, the long period oscillations are confirmed. The pitch is changing very slowly, +- 2 degrees around what might be considered…See More
Nov 29
Steven G commented on Andrew Tridgell's blog post APM:Plane 3.2.0 released
"Tridge, Sorry it has taken me awhile to get back to you. Ref. do I still use CLI? Yes, I use it to test sensors and detected sensors, for example two GPS, two compass. I have been able to use it until this latest release. Is there a way to do the…"
Nov 29
Steven G replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"Hello Iskess, Thank you. If it wouldn't be imposing on you too much further, would you mind posting the character set and config.exe that works with the hex? I always manage to end up with a mixed bag that precipitates some strange…"
Nov 28
Steven G commented on Andrew Tridgell's blog post APM:Plane 3.2.0 released
"Plus 1"
Nov 26
Steven G commented on Andrew Tridgell's blog post APM:Plane 3.2.0 released
"Hello Tridge, I updated to 3.2.0. I wanted to verify in Terminal but when I connect I get the jiberish one gets if they are connected and try to connect. Is it me or ? Thanks for continued value added to "Plane"."
Nov 25
Steven G replied to Steven G's discussion Plane in Auto mode continuously banks 3 degrees to the right
"Hello, I wasn't trying to imply your problem was the same. My point is to those who may have a problem with sl"
Nov 25
iskess replied to Steven G's discussion Plane in Auto mode continuously banks 3 degrees to the right
"Very interesting. I Don't think it could simply be the GPS receiver. The issue is caused by a sideslip and the gps isnt aware of the airplane's attitude. I have seen this issue with many differnt GPS receivers. Perhaps your issue is…"
Nov 25
Steven G replied to Steven G's discussion Plane in Auto mode continuously banks 3 degrees to the right
"Thanks. I had this issue on two planes, a Bixler and a SW. That seems unlikely so I set about looking for another cause besides torque or P factor. After much random research, I decided to upload the Neo 7 cfg.txt file for my TWO NEW GPS Neo…"
Nov 25
iskess replied to Steven G's discussion Plane in Auto mode continuously banks 3 degrees to the right
"Are you using a pusher prop? I'm curious why you needed Right rudder, while others with this issue needed Left rudder to correct the slip. Most people are using regular props even on pusher motors.  Are you still having this issue? Much…"
Nov 25

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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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