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Compass mag_field hard interference: solved

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian forbes Apr 16, 2012. 14 Replies

I had really hard mag_field interferences compass in one of my custom copters (see Tridge analysis done in…Continue

Arducopter 2.1.1. alpha Loiter proposal

Started this discussion. Last reply by afernan Jan 17, 2012. 37 Replies

I´ve been working some weeks in a code for improvement of LOITER since I found not good enough for me (IMHO) the one of AC2.1.1.r8 (and previous up to 2.0.49). I´ve started with the AP-NG that I´ve…Continue

2.0.47

Started this discussion. Last reply by afernan Oct 12, 2011. 5 Replies

I was wayting that Jason open this discussion page "2.0.47"( as usual in previous updates) in order to  joint all experiences on 2.0.47, so we avoid the dispersion we have now.I´d sugest that allways…Continue

Quadropter flight time

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Pursifull Sep 21, 2011. 14 Replies

I´ve did a small numerical exercise in order to improve the flight time for an electrical quadropter. I did for a family of 5 quadropter weights from 500g to 1.5Kg, dry mass, (without battery).The…Continue

Tags: battery, duration, quadcopter, quadropter, AC2

 

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Paul Meier commented on afernan's blog post DroidPlanner & 3DR flight test (APM for Android)
"1) blue end to phone 2) maybe core does not support otg"
Nov 27
David Pawlak commented on afernan's blog post DroidPlanner & 3DR flight test (APM for Android)
"Arthur, I have a Samsung Core (GT i82670L) Android 4.1.2. I plugged in a 3DR radio via the USB cable that comes with the radio (micro USB connector on either end) and NOTHING. There are no lights even on the radio. What do I need to connect to a…"
Nov 27
afernan replied to Ewen Rankin's discussion One Hour Flight Times - Specs
"For long endurance I use RcTimer 5010, 360 kv with RcTimer CF 15x5.5 props all in a small quad using a Warthox frame with alu tube 10x10x1 mm arms.  With 5000mA,4s i get close to 1h. Stability its an issue, mainly with wind, so I need to use…"
Oct 19
afernan replied to Kate's discussion Flight time vs. battery life
Jun 3
afernan commented on Chris Anderson's blog post "Spain's ban on drones is a punch in the gut for its film industry"
"@Chris Anderson: as moderator, you must stop people like Mr. Butler. He´s seriously damaging this web site and the comunity. "
Apr 21
afernan commented on Chris Anderson's blog post "Spain's ban on drones is a punch in the gut for its film industry"
"@Mr thomas Butler (Mr. mantequilla?), we don't need your products in Spain. We don't need your companny in Spain. We don't want people like YOU in Spain. This is a quiet place where we don't kill indians. If you're are able…"
Apr 20

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Arthur Benemann commented on afernan's blog post DroidPlanner & 3DR flight test (APM for Android)
"@Roy Le: What if you plug a USB flash drive? Anything happens?"
Apr 2
Roy Le commented on afernan's blog post DroidPlanner & 3DR flight test (APM for Android)
"I connect the Xtend to my HTC butterfly with a OTG cable, but it doesn't work, is the power too low or others problem? thanks!"
Apr 2

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Arthur Benemann commented on afernan's blog post DroidPlanner & 3DR flight test (APM for Android)
"@mdisher: I can confirm that droidplanner works with the nexus 7 2013 WiFi edition, running android 4.3 and 4.4, via USB and Bluetooth. Also being rooted or not doesn't matter."
Dec 4, 2013
mdisher commented on afernan's blog post DroidPlanner & 3DR flight test (APM for Android)
"I'm trying to confirm that the Nexus 7 2013 Edition actually works with this.   Seems there is conflicting informaition about OGT being supported on the newer one. I just returned a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0   I can confirm, rooted or…"
Dec 4, 2013
Sirglider commented on afernan's blog post DroidPlanner & 3DR flight test (APM for Android)
"@Arthur Done"
Nov 4, 2013

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Arthur Benemann commented on afernan's blog post DroidPlanner & 3DR flight test (APM for Android)
"@Sirglider I have tested with a rctimer module without problems. Please post all your info at the forum (DP version, APM board and version, modules ...), then we will be able to help you: ardupilot.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=15"
Nov 4, 2013
Sirglider commented on afernan's blog post DroidPlanner & 3DR flight test (APM for Android)
"@Arthur Well it seems to work as I can mount a USB stick as a flash drive. But I use Stickmount Software to let it recognize it. But it doesn't come with a prompt window neither. My air module is a rctimer one, but it should behave exactly the…"
Nov 4, 2013

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Arthur Benemann commented on afernan's blog post DroidPlanner & 3DR flight test (APM for Android)
"@Sirglider Make sure your USB adapter works by testing it with something like a flash drive. I now have a Nexus (2013) and it woks without problems in any of the connection modes (USB,TCP,UDP,Bluetooth)."
Nov 4, 2013
Sirglider commented on afernan's blog post DroidPlanner & 3DR flight test (APM for Android)
"Hi all! I have unlocked my Nexus 7, but when I plug my telemetry module, I don't get any prompt. Telemetry has solid green LED and blinking red one. Same module connected to my laptop is ok. Then in Droidplanner, when I click on connection, it…"
Nov 3, 2013
afernan replied to Andrew Tridgell's discussion APMrover2 2.42 released in the group ArduRover User Group
"Thanks Thomas. I´ll do that andreport the result. Angel"
Jul 16, 2013

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DroidPlanner & 3DR flight test (APM for Android)

Posted on April 7, 2013 at 12:30pm 23 Comments

I´ve succeeded to use the DroidPlanner (by A. Benemann) software with my Arducopter using a 3DR telemetry link in a real flight tests on the field.

To do that you'll need a couple of things:

- OTG (On The Go) USB cable (3€ in Amazon)

- A "rooted" Android…

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ARDUCOPTER SONAR - what´s the best?

Posted on August 7, 2011 at 3:30am 24 Comments

 

Sorry to insist, but SONAR in 2.0.37 was perfect.

 

Please have a look to this video. This is using 2.0.37, defaults PIDs and the behaviour, I consider almost perfect.

http://vimeo.com/27394631

 

Same hardware with 2.0.38 is really much worst and oscillating. Maybe it could be re-consider to come back to the 2.0.37 philosophy.

 

Noise problems are ALL solved isolating and…

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Arducopter 2.0.38 Flight test - Wind effect

Posted on August 5, 2011 at 3:30pm 9 Comments

I want to add this discussion to record experiences in flight test from 2.0.38 and on mainly in RTL, LOITER and AUTO. Also to analise the effect of the WIND, that for me is THE big problem. I´ve tested several days my copter in different wind conditions. Below is a summary of my conclussions.

 

RTL flight tests

We can say that RTL works, but depending on wind conditions and direction of the wind in the moment of…

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