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See Launch/Arm location in MP

Started this discussion. Last reply by Willie Botha Feb 6, 2013. 2 Replies

Where in MP can I see the Launch/Arm location (and distance to launch/arm)? If its not there I think it must be added.  My copter wanted to fly away once and I wanted to see where  the Launch/arm…Continue

Tags: location, arm, launch, mp, apm

Alien in my 3DR 433 radio's?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Pursifull Jan 25, 2013. 2 Replies

I don't know what is wrong, but my radio's connect 100% and I can do everything in Mission Planner but as soos as I click on the Terminal button it opens and then start talking alien to me.If I…Continue

Tags: mp, error, 3dr

First flight = crashed ... :(

Started this discussion. Last reply by Willie Botha Feb 1, 2013. 16 Replies

Well I was happy to do my first test flight ... until it crashed/malfunctioned!GPS locked,  I armed,  take off,  hovered for a few seconds, then wanted to check the RTL, switched to RTL ... up and…Continue

Tags: first, crash, quad

 

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Willie Botha replied to Willie Botha's discussion See Launch/Arm location in MP
"Thanks, will check that this afternoon!"
Feb 6, 2013

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Michael Oborne replied to Willie Botha's discussion See Launch/Arm location in MP
"do a wp read after you have armed. and it will show the home location"
Feb 6, 2013
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See Launch/Arm location

Where in MP can I see the Launch/Arm location (and distance to launch/arm)? If its not there I think it must be added.  My copter wanted to fly away once and I wanted to see where  the Launch/arm location was but can not find the parameter/variable.See More
Feb 5, 2013
Willie Botha replied to Kevin Hester's discussion Andropilot - discussion for Android ground controller users/developers
"This is the best app that I have on my Phone & Tablet ... BIG thank you!!!"
Feb 4, 2013
Willie Botha replied to Willie Botha's discussion First flight = crashed ... :(
"Ok, I see there is 2 "home" locations.  One when arming and the other set in MP, do you know where I can "see" the Arming home location?  I want to make sure it's correctly set."
Feb 1, 2013

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Graham Dyer replied to Willie Botha's discussion First flight = crashed ... :(
"Yes, it should, at least that's how I thought it worked but now I'm not 100% sure as I've also seen a 3D lock but my home postition way off, but read this post from Randy here. I've not had any incidents where my quad has…"
Feb 1, 2013
Willie Botha replied to Willie Botha's discussion First flight = crashed ... :(
"No, I had no waypoints. I yesterday had almost a similar experience, and found today that there is a bug on the 2.9 ... and it sound like what happened to me. Even yesterday I armed and next moment the quad was RTL…"
Feb 1, 2013
Willie Botha replied to MarvinS's discussion APM2.5+ Gone
"I have read the manual more than a few times and did all the callibrations, tests, ect.  Also did a few tests where I just Take off and land to see motor direction ... bla bla bla.  I don't think that I missed anything "in the…"
Jan 29, 2013
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"The reason I'm asking is that I started going through DaveC's tuning guide and I'm getting a _very_ high rate_d parameter. In the region of 0.03 - 0.04. It might be because the frame is light and extremely stiff and that it is…"
Jan 29, 2013
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"Forgot, I would not have mind to mount my ECS's upwards, but they are too wide."
Jan 29, 2013
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"Played a bit and will be having time this weekend to do some fine tuning.  I got the following settings from Jaco at SteadiDrone: Change the Angular Rate Control P from 0.175 to 0.1 Change the Stabilize Control P from 4.5 to 4.2 Change the WP…"
Jan 29, 2013
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"Looking good. Hi Willie. I've just finished assembling a slightly older 2012 model QU4D. Mine's got the arm end-motor mounts that slot into the carbon tubes, instead of the clamp-on fixtures like yours. I mounted my ESC's upright. I…"
Jan 29, 2013
Willie Botha commented on Duran - SteadiDrone's blog post Video - SteadiDrone QU4D
"Great Video ... also like the "water drag"!!!"
Jan 29, 2013

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Graham Dyer replied to Willie Botha's discussion First flight = crashed ... :(
"Willie, do you have the dataflash log file? At the point of when you switched to RTL I see your DistToHome is listed as 10411840 and which seems to indicate that your Home (or RTL) position was way off for some reason even though you had a 3D GPS…"
Jan 28, 2013
Willie Botha replied to MarvinS's discussion APM2.5+ Gone
"What did I not read in the manual?"
Jan 28, 2013

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Michael Pursifull replied to Willie Botha's discussion Alien in my 3DR 433 radio's?
"1) originally, you could not connect to CLI over wireless 2) with APM2+, USB and wireless UARTs are shared, but there were good reasons to prevent cli over wireless. When you switch to CLI, you are no longer running flight processes. Drop into CLi,…"
Jan 25, 2013

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Programmer, and I like it!
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Want to play a bit with FPV.
Have the following:
SteadiDrone QU4D, 3DR telemetry, Fatshark, Gopro3, HiTec Aurora9
Hometown:
Letsitele, South Africa

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