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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

Change Altitude

Started Sep 28, 2013 0 Replies

In the MP Actions Tab is Change Altitude. I've tried this but not sure what it actually does. If you use this feature, you will notice you cannot exceed 1,000 ft. So my question is, are the feet…Continue

 

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Steven G replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"Hi Miguel, Apparently the "short" clip was not short enough! It got rejected at upload for being greater than 7MB. I will try again."
yesterday
Steven G replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"Hello Miguel, Here is a very short clip of minimosd-extra at work. Usually there is a %% after the number in RSSI but wouldn't you know it, on this one it looks fine. I will capture again with it showing.  The graphics look better than in…"
yesterday
Steven G replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"Hola Miguel,Thank you for the reply. I believe all my settings are as you suggested below. I will double check.I notice you guys like videos, I will send one soon. It shows another very small issue and that is, my RSSI shows in percent and works…"
Monday
Steven G replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"Hello Miguel, Thank you for responding. I'm using latest pre-release of plane for all. Steven"
Monday
Steven G replied to Ken Gaines's discussion Hobby King Shipping SUCKS!!!
"Security Camera 2000 is the same. They say something is in stock in the USA warehouse but a couple of days after you have placed the order, you get an email from "Sue" that says can they ship from the Chinese warehouse. I'm still…"
Saturday
Steven G replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"Hello all, I have all laying flat now except for the rotation of panels using a free RC channel. I have done radio cal in MP and tried the rotation and 3 way switch approach to no avail. I get panel 1 or no panel with 3 way and no change at all with…"
Friday
Steven G replied to Brad Roekle's discussion Mission Planner waypoints
"Yes, of course. I didn't mean to imply otherwise. I assumed his street was linear, with no mountain in the middle. :-)"
Apr 9
Steven G replied to Brad Roekle's discussion Mission Planner waypoints
"I fly a plane so cannot be absolutely sure on a quad but on the plane, the altitude gains gradually and proportionately towards the higher elevation. There is a tool in MP, under Map Tool, called Elevation Graph. You can check to see if your height…"
Apr 9
Steven G replied to Todd's discussion Osd or not
"S is for screen and so, no screen no need. So, yeah, look at MP tlogs. Q2, yes, of course. keep in mind you need telem for MP to get the flight data."
Apr 5
Steven G replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"Yes!! That's it. Thank you very much!!"
Apr 4
Steven G replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"Hello, I'm still looking for the location or direction on how to read out the Thomas Scherrer LRS lost packets info. I'm certain I have seen it somewhere but search as I might, I can't locate the info. Any help appreciated, Steven"
Apr 4
Steven G replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"Exactly. That's why I believe I'm getting degrees C even though I've configured for degrees F. ???"
Mar 30
Steven G replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"I have a new issue that I'm sure was there the first time I actioned the MOSD and that is, my altitude is showing different (higher) than the telemetry altitude. I have every reason to believe the telem is correct. Any ideas what's causing…"
Mar 30
Steven G replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"@Thomas, thanks. My situation is that I am getting temp readings that look like they are in degrees C even though I have the MOSD set to Imperial. Yes, I fully expect the stationary temps to be from 90 to 105 degrees F. But I'm getting more…"
Mar 30
Steven G replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"Hello, I'm getting there. Thanks to those who have helped. I could swear I once saw a FW that would allow the MOSD to read the "bad packets" info from the TSLRS. I can't find it anywhere. Can someone provide a link or just tell…"
Mar 29
Steven G replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"Thank you. I have the OSD set for Imperial units but here is the issue I did not explain thoroughly. When I see the real time temp on the OSD in a room that is roughly 73F, I get a reading of 28. Which to me is probably C due to localized heating…"
Mar 29

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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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