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DF13 connector to larger connector?

Started Nov 2, 2013 0 Replies

Hi,Does anyone know of a connector that converts from the DF13 (1.25 mm pitch) connector, Like on the APM, to a regular bread board (2.54 pitch) connector? I would like to use the larger connector so…Continue

Range with 3DR radios

Started this discussion. Last reply by Todd G Aug 21. 34 Replies

Hi,I did a first flight with my 3DR telemetry radio a few days ago. I only flew a distance from home of about 0.4 km and I think I am getting a very weak signal. I am using the stock antenna and the…Continue

Tags: 915 mhz antenna, 3DR radio

Which values should I be looking at?

Started Jun 23, 2013 0 Replies

HI,I am trying to analyze my log files to see if I can find out why sometimes my Bixler has some very radical  maneuvers with no input from me.  I would like to see: 1) What the APM received from the…Continue

Suggestions on landing Bixler 2

Started Jun 10, 2013 0 Replies

Hi,I have a Bixler 2 with an APM 2.5 and 3DR radio and have loaded the Bixler parameters file and have leveled the plane, etc. When I fly with the APM I launch in stabilize mode with a little up…Continue

 

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KiwiHC16 replied to Tom Rieckhoff's discussion 9xr radio and throttle failsafe?
"Thanks for this explanation. I was still missing one point after reading it. I finally found the solution on the net. To set the 125%, it's not on the 9XR menu 5 (mixer menu) but in menu 6 of 11 (Limits menu). I just tuned the FS on the…"
Friday
Todd G replied to Tom Rieckhoff's discussion Range with 3DR radios
"I re-used a repeater Yagi (tuned for 440Mhz) and connected the 3dr radio.  I have not been able to send the drone far enough to drop it below 98% (LOS).  The extreme range for a roundtrip, limited only by battery supply, has been about 3…"
Aug 21
Karim Ahmed replied to Tom Rieckhoff's discussion Range with 3DR radios
"Please tell me how to connect the  rfd900 to APM 2.6 and what's the best antennas to give me more range. thanks"
Apr 6
Richard Kennedy replied to Tom Rieckhoff's discussion Range with 3DR radios
"WOW!!!!!!!! Major improvement over 3DR!!! Major price difference reflects this too. ha I hope to fly aprox 5 miles at 60 meters. Not sure if it will work that low as signal  will then be going through lots of trees. I do have a high gain…"
Nov 27, 2013
Rostislav Kolotov replied to Tom Rieckhoff's discussion Range with 3DR radios
"Richard , I used RDF900 radios with great sucess , had very solid link at ~30km during flight at 200m. "
Nov 27, 2013
Richard Kennedy replied to Tom Rieckhoff's discussion Range with 3DR radios
"I get about 1200 meters stock 3DR through some trees as well. Was at about %25. "
Nov 27, 2013
Richard Kennedy replied to Tom Rieckhoff's discussion Range with 3DR radios
"Was this at max power? You had one on each end? Just curious I haven't had a chance to try my new RDF900 yet."
Nov 27, 2013
Tom Rieckhoff commented on Lukasz's blog post APM RSSI 3.3V input
"The wiring diagram should be posted on the wiki page also :-)"
Nov 22, 2013
Tom Rieckhoff commented on Lukasz's blog post APM RSSI 3.3V input
"Hi, When will this be made available? I just downloaded/install the latest firmware and the RSSI_Range parameter did not show up? Am I missing something? Too soon? thanks farmertom "
Nov 22, 2013
Tom Rieckhoff replied to Thor jourdan's discussion horyzon HD and minimosd
"HI, Yeah, the Horizon HD is a problem camera. I have three and have given up on them. There are better cameras out there that are less expensive. Look at a Mobius Action camera ~70$. Much better video quality. Look at this thread started by…"
Nov 16, 2013
Tom Rieckhoff commented on Lukasz's blog post APM RSSI 3.3V input
"Great work. Can you post a diagram of the wiring and components required? For us lowly non-electrics type. thanks!"
Nov 16, 2013
Tom Rieckhoff replied to Tom Rieckhoff's discussion Range with 3DR radios
"Hi, An update to my 3DR radio range. I am now using a dipole antenna on my ground station. The antenna is on a 12 ft. pole. I am still using the stock antenna on the airborne radio. I did a test flight of about 1100 meters at an altitude of 500 ft.…"
Nov 9, 2013
Dean Miller replied to Tom Rieckhoff's discussion Range with 3DR radios
"Cool, thanks Tom. Had no idea about putting the scale on the right.  Now if I can just figure out how to get a 1 to 1.5 km range.  My rssi values seem low for some reason, even when up close."
Nov 4, 2013
Tom Rieckhoff replied to Tom Rieckhoff's discussion Range with 3DR radios
"Dean, I am not sure which graph you are referring to. On my graph the scale to the distance for home is on the right. The rssi, etc are on the left. On your graph all scales are on the left. If you uncheck the distance to home and then click on…"
Nov 4, 2013
Ovidiu Sopa replied to Tom Rieckhoff's discussion Range with 3DR radios
"thank you. I want to find some settings that work, I tried lowering the airspeed but it did not worked better, using some settings it did not even connect .  Does anyone knows some combination of setings that we can use (lower speed for…"
Nov 4, 2013
Dean Miller replied to Tom Rieckhoff's discussion Range with 3DR radios
"Thanks for sharing Tom, perhaps your altitude is helping with the range as well as the pole, I am running about 180 ft AGL but only 80 ft ATL (above tree level). In your graph it appears the range in this flight is about 175m, is this the right…"
Nov 4, 2013

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