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Compassmot issues using CLI and MP

Started this discussion. Last reply by healthyfatboy Aug 2. 1 Reply

My setup:TBS Disco with a Pixhawk3DR GPS/compass combo3DR Power Module running a 4S systemV1 3DR Air telemetry module connected to Telem1Teensy 3.1 connected to Telem2 going to FrSky X8R for…Continue

For Sale: Event38 Bluetooth Bridge Telemetry (915MHz)

Started this discussion. Last reply by healthyfatboy Jul 23. 1 Reply

I have a like new Bluetooth Bridge telemetry setup for sale. Instead of using an OTG USB adapter to connect your 3DR telemetry radio, you can connect wirelessly through Bluetooth to your Android…Continue

Tags: Bluetooth, 915MHz, Telemetry

RCTimer 433 MHz Radios

Started May 12 0 Replies

I have a pair of 433 MHz radios for sale. Tested to make sure they work and then have been in a box since. Get them for half price and much faster.$22 shipped in the CONUS.Continue

Brand New 3DR Air/Ground Radios (915 MHz)

Started this discussion. Last reply by healthyfatboy Feb 13. 4 Replies

Genuine 3DR 915MHz radios for sale. Includes one air and ground module along with the antennas. Never used and sat in a box.$60 shipped in the CONUS.Continue

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healthyfatboy replied to Rolf Blomgren's discussion APM MavLink to FrSky X8R S.Port converter
"Okay, I downloaded everything, have the LUA firmware installed as I've tested other basic ones out, selected ApmTelem for LUA1, but how do you execute it to run everything? I know for other basic ones, I go to the SD card explorer and click on…"
6 hours ago
healthyfatboy commented on Jose Luis Cortes's blog post Huge quadcopters can be attractive alternative to fixed wing for mapping and survey
"True, you could have someone CNC it for you but using a CNC machine isn't a cakewalk either. Not only that, buying all the aluminum can get costly if you don't already have scrap to deal with. While 112 hours is a long time, it's not…"
Tuesday
healthyfatboy replied to Rolf Blomgren's discussion APM MavLink to FrSky X8R S.Port converter
"For those interested, I found that this set of code from Christian Swahn worked. I actually took what worked from his code and then interested it into the original code in the FrSkySPort file. case 8: // First 2 cells if(ap_cell_count > 0) {…"
Aug 12
healthyfatboy commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Drone with rotating WiFi antenna can create airborne hotspot
"True, while you could do video over UHF, the antennas required for directional use would be prohibitively large. If you scale it down, you're going to have to use a different frequency to maintain the same level of gain. OTA HD TV is all around…"
Aug 8
healthyfatboy commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Drone with rotating WiFi antenna can create airborne hotspot
"To get the range, they're using a directional antenna. If you use a directional antenna, then you have to be able to point it, which is what they're trying to solve. Mounting one on an airplane would negate having the ability to point…"
Aug 8
healthyfatboy replied to Rolf Blomgren's discussion APM MavLink to FrSky X8R S.Port converter
"Install 2.0.5 as that is the last good firmware that didn't mess with some of the device ID's. Don't expect people to answer questions from a year ago on a blog post. Go to the forums and if they don't answer there, well,…"
Aug 7
healthyfatboy replied to Rolf Blomgren's discussion APM MavLink to FrSky X8R S.Port converter
"So, was there a result to this? I want to upgrade to 2.0.8 but have held off because I hadn't hear a solution. If it's as simple as changing a couple of ID's in the code, I just need to know which ones to change. Thanks!"
Aug 6
healthyfatboy replied to Drone-University.com's discussion Arduplane vs Pixhawk in the group ArduPlane User Group
"Unless there is something in each set of release notes that specifies there is a feature that is Pixhawk specific, you're not going to notice any difference as the code base is the same, i.e., no improvement for "today." You might get…"
Aug 5
healthyfatboy commented on Thomas J Coyle III's blog post DIY Drones at 56,000 members!
"I'm curious how many of the 56,000 have actually logged on in the last 3 months. While the number registered may be 56,000, and what the media ends up using in their reports like they did when they outed people for not commenting on the FAA…"
Aug 4
healthyfatboy replied to Randy's discussion AC-3.1 autotune support discussion
"Thanks again! I decided to go back to stock PID settings and start from there. I had it tuned to what I thought was pretty good and save a backup of all the parameters and then reset the PID values. Once I did that, Auto Tune worked just fine and it…"
Aug 2
healthyfatboy replied to healthyfatboy's discussion Compassmot issues using CLI and MP
"Okay, I gave this a try again today. This time, I made sure Telem 1 and 2 were both disconnected and I couldn't connect to Mission Planner period! I assume this was some other Windows issues so I rebooted the computer and then tried to connect…"
Aug 2
healthyfatboy commented on Joshua Johnson's blog post CAD Drones Cloud - Open Source - Powered By Autodesk Fusion 360!
"No, not necessarily the donation buttons, but in general, you're starting up a company and with that company, there has to be some money made to support whatever is being done. If you're using Fusion 360, you'll be on the gray side of…"
Jul 31
healthyfatboy posted a discussion

Compassmot issues using CLI and MP

My setup:TBS Disco with a Pixhawk3DR GPS/compass combo3DR Power Module running a 4S systemV1 3DR Air telemetry module connected to Telem1Teensy 3.1 connected to Telem2 going to FrSky X8R for telemetry to TaranisRunning DJI 920kV motors and 30A OPTO ESCsPixhawk is running 3.1.5Mission Planner is 1.3.7I followed the compassmot instructions in the manual and connected the battery after I turned on the transmitter, then connected via USB to the laptop. On Mission Planner, I chose the correct COM…See More
Jul 31
healthyfatboy commented on Joshua Johnson's blog post CAD Drones Cloud - Open Source - Powered By Autodesk Fusion 360!
"Isn't the use of Fusion 360 dependent on being non-commercial and non-profit, which donations would go against? Maybe I understand the rules of all these free CAD programs (SketchUp Make, Fusion 360, and eduational version) all wrong but you…"
Jul 31
healthyfatboy replied to Randy's discussion AC-3.1 autotune support discussion
"Excellent! Thank you for answering and taking a look. Do you think it would be worth just resetting the PID values to default just to see what it comes up with? I already have the current PIDs saved so it wouldn't be difficult to do. Either…"
Jul 30
healthyfatboy replied to Rolf Blomgren's discussion APM MavLink to FrSky X8R S.Port converter
"The 3.1 is the only one that will work for this specific project. There are some issues with inverting signals that the other Teensy boards can't do so it really needs to be the 3.1. It's a pretty simple project as well and is fairly…"
Jul 29

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Ground Based OSD

Posted on March 23, 2012 at 9:07pm 10 Comments

So after reading through the comments on this post, it got me thinking about the possibility of using the MinimOSD, or soon to be released jDrones MiniOSD, on the ground to have one less item up in the air. The appeal of keeping the aircraft…

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Inexpensive Thermal Camera

Posted on March 22, 2011 at 6:09pm 6 Comments

I don't know how useful this would be but I thought it would be something that could be attached to a quadrotor to do some thermal analysis for a home to determine how to increase the efficiency of the heating and cooling systems by reducing the losses around windows and doors.

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