Steven G
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Latest release 1.3.16 WP table something wrong.

Started this discussion. Last reply by iskess Dec 12, 2014. 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, 2014 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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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Steven G commented on Nick Arsov's blog post AUAV-X1 , a new vision of the PX4 autopilot
"What connectors are used on the X2? For example, DF-13 or Molex picoblade?"
Jan 23
Steven G replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"Here is what I did... I loaded the stable (see downloads) FW and Char Set. Then I loaded the R800 Char set>>load R800 FW. It worked fine, no issues. You will find the MOSD a bit quirky, almost magic to get it working just right. Once you get…"
Jan 13
Steven G replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"what you describe is the correct way to connect everything. I have problems every once in a while one out of 10 times the OSD will not boot. it will not show any Mavlink data but it sounds like yours is a lot more unpredictable than that"
Jan 12
Steven G replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"Do you have Tx connected to OSD? Don't. Enable Telem in MP"
Jan 12
Steven G replied to vishwanath rambhatla's discussion apm 2.5 mavlink issues
"Try changing to plane or some other vehicle and back to copter. stay at  115200 baud "
Jan 8
Steven G replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"I haven't seen this but I have seen plenty of weird stuff. I found that going back to the last STABLE FW and uploading the LATEST character set and THEN uploading the LATEST FW gets things as good as they get. I believe R800 is the latest…"
Jan 7
Steven G replied to vishwanath rambhatla's discussion 413mhz 3dr telemetry range issues
"The telem radios usually come set at 20dBm. If he isn't sure he has the right antenna, then there is a lot of work to be done. Btw, I doubt VSWR could be off enough to do any damage at 100mw. Far worse to have no antenna and get all the RF…"
Jan 3
Steven G replied to vishwanath rambhatla's discussion 413mhz 3dr telemetry range issues
"If he has The latest 3DR Telem radios, no FTDI cable is required. If he has even 6 month old ones or clones then there is a high probability he will need the FTDI cable. In any case, I recommend good old fashioned reading the "manual" as…"
Jan 3
Steven G replied to vishwanath rambhatla's discussion 413mhz 3dr telemetry range issues
"You need a FTDI cable. Then connect to your computer, open MP and connect. Read the manual too. :-0"
Jan 3
Steven G replied to vishwanath rambhatla's discussion 413mhz 3dr telemetry range issues
"Sorry, you're quite right. It was 5AM when I wrote that and I always fly 915MHz. None the less, long range depends on good antennas and the stock antennas are crap. What I do is use a RFD900 for the ground with supplied di-poles and 3DR or…"
Jan 3
Steven G replied to vishwanath rambhatla's discussion 413mhz 3dr telemetry range issues
"The supplied antennas are crap. Get some good ones at RFDesign. Also, make sure your power is set to max of 20dBm."
Jan 3
Steven G replied to Jordan Hensley's discussion Mission Planner is reading Pitch and roll reversed
"No, I didn't mean change anything on taranis. Take a look at radio Calibratiin in MP. Check direction manual and on FC modes. Also make sure you hooked up your quad? Wiring correctly to hawk"
Jan 1
Steven G replied to Jordan Hensley's discussion Mission Planner is reading Pitch and roll reversed
"Check your radio calibration settings and reverse the ones you need to. Manual and FC modes can be different. Test on ground, of course."
Dec 31, 2014
Steven G commented on Andrew Tridgell's blog post APM:Plane 3.2.0 released
"Interesting post in an APPM Plane 3.2 release thread??? Nice air quality too..."
Dec 25, 2014
Steven G replied to Pascal P.'s discussion Weird display for waypoints
"It's a bug and most probably will be corrected in the future. You found the work around for now..."
Dec 21, 2014
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"
Dec 12, 2014

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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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