Andropilot - discussion for Android ground controller users/developers

Hi ya'll,

The thread on my blog post is getting a little unmanageable.  How about we discuss test results here instead...  

I'll also post release notes as new builds are out.  The device must support 'USB host mode' (most devices running android 3.1 or later are fine).  You'll need a 'OTG' adapter such as this

Please post feedback here or on the github issues site - the google play comments are not really useful yet.

Hi ya'll.  Please move further discussion of this app to a newly created group:

http://www.diydrones.com/groups/705844:Group:1132500?xg_source=msg_...

Feel free to make new approprately titled discussion threads.  

Future app releases will be announced only there.

 

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yes, no monitoring....

Earl

thx Earl - just uploaded a fix (won't bother announcing)

# 0.1.27

* Don't consider -1 for battery pct a problem (it just means vehicle doesn't have appropriate hw)
* Fix rare autobug of first time direct connect to APM failing...

I've been keeping up with this for a while but haven't actually had a chance to do anything since I don't have my APM set up yet. I did have the app on my S3 but just switched over to a Nexus 4 and found that the app doesn't seem to be available on the play store. I assume it means it is currently not compatible with 4.2?

Hmm... It is compatible with 4.2 (in fact I do most of my testing with a Nexus 7" running 4.2.1).  What country are you in?

What does google tell you when you go to thisURL(from your desktop)?

It tells me

"AT&T LGE Nexus 4

This item is not compatible with your device."

I bought the phone this week when it finally became available on the Play Store again and use it on the AT&T network, not T-Mobile. Maybe that's a problem?

Forgot to mention I'm in the US.

still shows -1 and yellow plane

Earl

Alas - (surprisingly for an otherwise top of the line phone), the Nexus 4 apparently had USB OTG support removed at the last minute (some sort of hardware problem):

https://android.googlesource.com/device/lge/mako/+show/f608db225c5e...

http://www.androidcentral.com/google-edits-nexus-4-online-help-manu...

It sounds like the 5V supply was missing, so it _may_ be that the hobbiest crowd can add back usb.host support but you'd have to use a powered USB hub (defeating much of the point).  I've added Nexus 4 as a non compatible device:

https://github.com/geeksville/arduleader/wiki/Device-compatibility

Wow, that stinks. I might have to reconsider the N4 then and possibly keep my S3. I'll think about it.

Thanks!

suggestion....In upper left of screen says Andropilot

pls add version ie "Andropilot V 0.1.27"

Earl

For now you can go to the system settings, then apps, then andropilot and it will show the version #.  Within a week or so updates should become pretty infrequent - with most folks just using whatever version the play store thinks is current.

oh!  I see the problem - will be fixed in next version. thx for the report!

Hi Kevin,

My hexa flighted for the 1st time today. I'm very happy.

1) I did'nt use GPS because the plane icon was not moving in the map.

I went to 30 meters and plane icon stayed at the same place.

2) Plane icon was always yellow. Something going wrong ?

3) Hexa on the ground, disarmed. My switch was on hold position but in Andropilot, it was displayed hold pos/Stabilize/hold pos/Stabilize switching all the time......

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