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XBEE Connection error on Mission Planner

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Oborne Aug 26, 2013. 13 Replies

I have come to use my XBEEs for the first time and having an issue connecting to mission planner.The XBEEs have been set up for 57600 baud and I can see data coming in of the receiver when using…Continue

LOITER just not holding despite compassmot <30%

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tissy Jul 8, 2013. 1 Reply

Having completed the compassmot calibration and got my readings down to <30%, I'm still having issues with GPS hold.I tried a couple of tests today and when switching to LOITER, the throttle on…Continue

ArduCopter 3.0 CIRCLE / PANORAMIC mode

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tommy Larsen Jun 23, 2013. 5 Replies

With the new ArduCopter code, it is possible to set the RADIUS to 0 allowing the aircraft to rotate on a single axis for panoramic images etc.It it possible to set the amount of rotations the…Continue

Motors spinning on arming

Started this discussion. Last reply by Randy Jun 18, 2013. 1 Reply

I'm sure this has been asked before, just can't find the answer.Similar to the DJI devices, is it possible to make the motors spin at a low RPM when the APM is armed?I'm sure there has been safety…Continue

 

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Glenn Gregory commented on Tissy's blog post DroidPlanner Telemetry Bluetooth Bridge
"Great work! Any more details on what hardware etc you used? Bluetooth module?"
Feb 24
Tissy replied to Thomas Rutter's discussion Arducopter or Russian Roulette?
"With all the rants and frustrations post here, I can help but comment that people knew what they were "buying into" and effectively moulding the future for. Can anyone 100% be confident that no ideas dreamt up here, by the devs or the…"
Jan 17
Tissy commented on Joshua Johnson's blog post Will drones become the future of farming? - BBC on Chris Anderson
"I'm in the UK and it states I need to be outside the UK to view it !!"
Jan 10
Tissy replied to Auk's discussion Flying a UAV at night over a forest fire.
"The APM and PixHawk flight controllers have a telemetry output which with an extra module (minimosd) overlay this telemetry data onto a video link. From the ground you will therefore have your live thermal images and overlaid is a personal…"
Jan 8
Tissy replied to Thomas Rutter's discussion Arducopter or Russian Roulette?
"To bring something positive out of this, is there an option to have some form of barometer failsafe introduced into the code?  Its unlikely someone will be flying at -190 unless they have the UAV inverted and are tunnelling for oil ;-) I have…"
Jan 7
Psylokz commented on Tissy's blog post DroidPlanner Telemetry Bluetooth Bridge
"+1 -Build and sell!"
Dec 21, 2013
Tissy commented on Jeff Taylor's blog post Bluetooth Telemetry Bridge Now on Kickstarter
"Anyone ? :-("
Dec 17, 2013
Tissy commented on Richard Warrender's blog post Windsock iPhone App - In the App Store now
"Was a beta tester on this app and have purchased it. It really is an excellent app and well worth the small fee. The "SiRi Shake" is a particularly cool feature."
Dec 16, 2013
Tissy commented on Jeff Taylor's blog post Bluetooth Telemetry Bridge Now on Kickstarter
"Anyone know what case that is, like to use it for another project. Looks quite robust."
Dec 11, 2013
Tissy replied to Hercules's discussion Anyone trying to connect xbee with mission planner???
"mmmm, strange. Just a thought, have you tried running a serial terminal monitor to look at COM23 outside of MP and see if you are receiving anything coming in?"
Dec 8, 2013
Tissy replied to Hercules's discussion Anyone trying to connect xbee with mission planner???
"Now you have a screenshot, try changing all the SR0_* and SR1_* values to 0. I have done this previously when I was experiencing XBee related issues."
Dec 8, 2013
Tissy replied to Hercules's discussion Anyone trying to connect xbee with mission planner???
"Can you connect via USB without issue ? If so, what are the rates for SR0_* and SR3_* in advanced parameters ?  Screenshot could be useful of this page. "
Dec 8, 2013
LTMNO commented on Tissy's blog post DroidPlanner Telemetry Bluetooth Bridge
"Steve, great work... been meaning to do this as well.  Count me in..."
Dec 6, 2013
Tissy commented on Tissy's blog post DroidPlanner Telemetry Bluetooth Bridge
"Any tablet that has bluetooth and runs Android OS. The tablet featured is the Google Nexus 7."
Nov 30, 2013
craig commented on Tissy's blog post DroidPlanner Telemetry Bluetooth Bridge
"hat kind of tablet?"
Nov 30, 2013
UK flyer commented on Tissy's blog post DroidPlanner Telemetry Bluetooth Bridge
"You can make your own telemetry modules, you need two HopeRF HM-TRP modules and suitable circuitry to power them. Then run on 3.3V, will need a bluetooth module that is 3.3V for the ground station.  It's easier to make a ground station one…"
Nov 30, 2013

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DroidPlanner Telemetry Bluetooth Bridge

Posted on November 28, 2013 at 8:52am 29 Comments

Pleased with the way this has turned out for a Saturday project :-)

It compliments Arthur Benemanns DroidPlanner app to give a wireless link between the aircrafts radio and a Bluetooth connection to the Android tablet.

  • Its fitted with a 1000mah LiPo battery and charge circuit which is chargeable by a small USB slot at the bottom of the unit.
  • Ultrabright LEDs for the…
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OctoCopter Photoshoot at dusk

Posted on August 24, 2013 at 5:30am 10 Comments

Almost finished the Octo build and thought I would take some shots at dusk.

Quite pleased with how these have come out, the LEDs really set the Octo off nicely.…

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APM anti-vibration floating plate

Posted on July 20, 2013 at 11:00am 17 Comments

It looks nice, so I hope it does the job :-)

Its effectively a floating plate on specific anti-vibration grommets.  The APM then sits on anti-vibration pads.

The jDrones telemetry expansion board is also mounted onto this plate for its close proximity to the APM.

The plates are made…

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Anti-vibration APM mount

Posted on April 27, 2013 at 11:00am 12 Comments

I have been looking into my own method of mounting the APM with antivibration in mind.

To this end I wanted to source some freely available components specifically designed to reduce vibration.

I found a couple of such products which I am hoping will be ideal.

These coupled with a custom…

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