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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 Brian S's discussion MP telemetry signal strength graph
"Yes, for ground and air. The ground is actually %good packets received. I forget what the air is. I'm note where I can open MP. I think it might be remrssi. You can also, look at the noise floor."
23 hours ago
Steven G commented on Nicholas Witham's blog post Game of Clones...........
"Yeah, shut it down!"
Tuesday
Steven G commented on Nicholas Witham's blog post Game of Clones...........
"mlk JUNIOR, Hmmm...not only didn't you answer the question but you proved that, contrary to Rob's belief, these forums are indeed populated with rude and insulting folks. Sorry but I have to go do some adult things now. Bye."
Tuesday
Steven G commented on Nicholas Witham's blog post Game of Clones...........
"You're hilarious! Who pays the developer of MP? Then who influences the content? Then is it open or not? See Rob's ethical point above. To be clear, are YOU saying the Developers have decided to support only 3DR??? Are you speaking for…"
Tuesday
Steven G commented on Nicholas Witham's blog post Game of Clones...........
"What will be, will be. To be honest, I think a large part of the community's negative reaction to the 3DR embedded DRM code to detect a 3DR Pixhawk was, 1) the surprise of it 2) the apparently covert inclusion and 3) apprehension about the…"
Tuesday
Steven G commented on Nicholas Witham's blog post Game of Clones...........
"I've never been more kool, just ask my GF. To ur point, we all would like this resolved amicably."
Tuesday
Steven G commented on Nicholas Witham's blog post Game of Clones...........
"You are right to a degree, internet forums seem to allow alter egos to get into full gear but being banned for pointing out that a moderators' comment to a user was "arrogant and condescending" does not seem to warrant a PM from Craig…"
Tuesday
Steven G commented on Nicholas Witham's blog post Game of Clones...........
"Rob, with all due respect, this forum and the APM forum are fraught with moderator bullies. Any thought that is contrary to the 3DR party line and one will disrespectfully be accused of whining, complaining or not reading the sometimes poorly…"
Tuesday
Steven G replied to Alfie's discussion New mission planner compass calibration
"Did you try CLI Test, Compass to make sure compass health is good?"
Monday
Steven G replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"Hello Miguel, You certainly are the expert, however, my rssi still shows up to 101% every so often but I haven't seen a double %% since I used the CT Tool r730 and char. 2.4. Best, Steven"
Monday
Steven G replied to Alfie's discussion New mission planner compass calibration
"Are you using external or onboard compass? I've had this problem on an external compass and found one pin/connector to be loose."
Monday
Steven G replied to Gábor Zoltán's discussion Adding extra functions to MinimOSD
"Hi Miguel, I just wanted to let you know, using the font (2.4) and the latest CT Tool r730  with MinimOSD-Extra Plane Pre-release r719, the double %% issue seems to have gone away. Got to tell you guys, I really like the flight summary screen.…"
Saturday
Steven G replied to mark's discussion 'uBlox 6M GPS Module V2' and APM 2.5.2.....WTF!!! in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Second that. And after you think it's configured correctly, double check by refreshing. I found mine did not take the first couple of times."
Saturday
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."
Apr 16
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…"
Apr 15
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…"
Apr 14

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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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