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emile's Discussions

Sneak Preview of next firmware revision?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Garrick Merrill Mar 9, 2012. 5 Replies

I am posting this hoping to give some mouthwatering to all you Multicopter addicts!The DEV Team is working really hard to get up with a new release of the current Arducopter.I was brave enough…Continue

Tags: DCM, hexa, quad, arducopter, sneak preview

Jdrones ESC programming and settings.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Feb 2, 2013. 8 Replies

Hello, I was wondering if the JDrones ESC's are compatible with the turnigy programming card. It looks like they are (I have successfully connected the esc and read the settings), but just wondering…Continue

Some considerations about SIMPLE feature. And why you shouldn't use it for recovery

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michal Rusina Oct 3, 2011. 7 Replies

I am a bit concerned about the energy spent and fuss about the Simple feature, so I will post my considerations, hoping it will help someone understand better this feature. The simple mode (feature)…Continue

Bug in 2.0.45 - get_throttle was not declared in this scope.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Short Sep 25, 2011. 1 Reply

The 2.0.45 in download area has a  bug.If you compile with # define CH7_OPTION CH7_FLIP in apm_config.h you get this error: ArduCopter.cpp: In function 'void roll_flip()':flip:62: error:…Continue


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Latest Activity

emile commented on Roberto Navoni's blog post The first drone helicopter entirely made in Italy: Frame Protos 500 + VR uBrain and GPS.
"Great work and very good results! Bravi!"
Sep 28, 2015
emile replied to Mario Vitti's discussion RC su Vrbrain 5 in the group ArduCopter Italian Group
"In teoria la tua ricevente supporta 8 canali. Con i firmware recenti (dalla 3.2.1 in poi) è possibile collegare fino a 8 canali alla VRBRAIN, quindi non capisco il tuo problema. Con SBUS avresti fino a 14 canali utilizzabii sulla scheda e in…"
May 24, 2015
emile replied to Mario Vitti's discussion RC su Vrbrain 5 in the group ArduCopter Italian Group
"CIao, per usaree il PWM tradizionale (1 cavo per canale) devi installare un 'custom firmware' che trovi qui: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6g7whsxe63t0fai/AADAV7G4tx5oqEtxWU0bP5EHa/Firmware/Copter/custom/stable/PPM?dl=0 Se usi SBUS invece…"
May 23, 2015
emile commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Photos from the Ferrara Drone Show
"Thanks for coming Chris! It was a pleasure to meet you in person, finally after all these years. Emile"
Mar 30, 2015
emile commented on Roberto Navoni's blog post VirtualRobotix VR Spark 350, the Italian answer to DJI Phantom . (it's compliant to the New EU/US regulation!)
"Julien, in Italy you have to ensure you never go out the buffer zone (200m. radius around the pilot, and 70m. high) whatever happens. The only way to do this is to have an independent elctronics (or mechanics) that enables you to switch off the…"
Feb 19, 2015
emile commented on Mark Harrison's blog post The End is Nigh...
"I always try to imagine myself in those occasions and I can tell you I would never do that... too risky. Does't look like the pilot is very confident as he tries to walk with the drone, and in fact the video stops just as it passes near the…"
Jan 13, 2015
emile replied to Larry Grimm's discussion Why are motors not getting full power from arducopter
"Because on bench tests the majority of escs was at full throttle with 97% of the maximum PWM. So the throttle curve tries to linearize this curve and give full PWM at 93% of throttle. Throttle curve does this to find the maximum PWM: int16_t…"
Dec 5, 2014
emile replied to Andre B.'s discussion Why is copter armed after esc calibration? Shouldn't this be disabled?
"Because if it wasn't armed it will not be able calibrate the esc. Also it is good to have throttle passthrough because then you can check that calibration was successful by applying some throttle. Maybe the image in…"
Dec 5, 2014
emile replied to Larry Grimm's discussion Why are motors not getting full power from arducopter
"Throttle curve was made to try linearize ESC output, that usually has it's last 7-10% output same value. Instead of changing MOT_TCRV_MAXPCT to 80 (default is 93) try disabling throttle curve by setting MOT_TCRV_ENABLE to 0. Emile"
Dec 5, 2014
emile replied to Reuben's discussion Copter turns before waypoint and cuts the corners.
"Hi, this is a normal behaivour because the virtual point that the copter follows is always in front and on the track of the next WP. The only way to make the copter pass on the WP is that it has a very narrow angle or it has a 1 second stop on that…"
Nov 25, 2014
emile commented on Randy's blog post ArduCopter 3.2 ready for wider use
"Congats to all! This is a real major update that will put APM:Copter at the top of the list!"
Nov 7, 2014
emile left a comment for Paul Meier
"Hello Paul, I'm Emile from VirtualRobotix, I sawe your comment on the thread of the VR GPS8, i can give you support to make it working and eventually prepare an RMA. You can contact me on e.castelnuovo@virtualrobotix.com Emile"
Oct 29, 2014
emile replied to Kesco's discussion saluti in the group ArduCopter Italian Group
"Google translate sicuramente ti sarà d'aiuto. Nel caso puoi iscriverti al forum Italiano su www.baronerosso.it Lì ci sono alcuni post di Arducopter. Ciao! Emile"
Sep 22, 2014
emile commented on Roberto Navoni's blog post The new plug and play VRX GPS NEO-M8 MULTICONSTELLATION (GPS , GLONASS , GALILEO) with HMC5983
"Hein, I can answer your Q. Yes you can plug the GPS and Mag and just fly. You will have to redo mag calibration and eventually compass motor, though! You will take advantage of the better performance of the mag and superb performance of the GPS. At…"
Jul 15, 2014
emile commented on Roberto Navoni's blog post The new plug and play VRX GPS NEO-M8 MULTICONSTELLATION (GPS , GLONASS , BEIDU, GALILEO) with HMC5983
"@Oz wrote: " I would think with all this new tech it would be better than "Some RTL and Loiter tests in the Field with precision of less than 1 meter". Anyways looking for new tech, thanks for sharing!" @Oz it…"
Jul 13, 2014
emile replied to Francesco's discussion APM 2.5 frSky Delta 8 e Futaba T8j in the group ArduCopter Italian Group
"Se non ricordo male sulla APM devi anche mettere un ponticello tra i pin 2 e 3 degli input. Emile"
Apr 23, 2014

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Started as a ArdupilotMega follower, I now help the port of the great APM firmware to the VRBRAIN hardware by VirtualRobotix.

Emile's Blog

Testing X8 configuration without two propellers

Posted on March 17, 2014 at 5:04am 10 Comments

Yesterday I had a few tests with our Tiger Shark in Octa Quad configuration.

The tests were made to see how the copter would cope the loss of one or two propellers.



Obviously the test was in a ideal condition where the propeller just loosens and falls off the Octo.

The test…


VirtualRobotix new products revealed

Posted on December 11, 2013 at 6:00am 10 Comments


It is with great pleasure that we are able to present the result of our latest work.

In the last 4 months we designed, built and tested 2 frames and 2 Gimbals.

This is just a preview of these new products, production will start in the next month and pre-orders are…


The future of UAVs is...

Posted on January 27, 2013 at 3:30am 9 Comments

Some GPS artistic drawings...

 Hehe, just a teaser for my yesterday's tests on VRBRAIN with latest 2.9 firmware! VRBRAIN uses the powerful ARM STM32F4 CPU and runs with the actual 2.9 firmware codebase.…


FPV on holiday

Posted on June 25, 2012 at 8:29am 6 Comments

My wife was nice enough to let me bring my quad and FPV gear on vacation :)

This is the result.


Had dozens flights using Multipilot32 with MPU6000 and latest ported Arducopter32 2.6 firmware.

Unfortunately the quad had some vibration problems and wind was always quite strong.

I think it's time to change motors and frame....

Had a lot of fun. This…


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