I have a few older ArduCopters, and really liked the way they turn on the motors at low idle speed when the ship is armed. That's a very clear visual indication of Arming and Disarming, and served as a reminder when approaching, and showing all motors working.
The new software (3.0.1 Y6 configuration) has only the LED indication for arming, and it's hard to see when nestled into the frame in daylight.
I found references to MOT_SPIN_ARMED parameter:
Which is precisely what I'm looking for in this new Y6.
This parameter is not listed in the full listing, or the settings shown in the CLI. Is this parameter not present in 3.0.1? Is there something similar? I'd really like to bring it back.
Yes, I believe you are correct.. I searched the source code and there is no mention of MOT_SPIN_ARMED I could find.
I really miss it, and will see about adding it back. Note that they did not spin quickly or with much force.. they were just barely ticking over at minimum ESC rate.
I've noticed that this software Disarms automatically at low-throttle after a time, so it's been confusing thinking it was armed when it was not. Better than the alternative, sure, but I either need a brighter indicator, or sound, or something.
It's here. MOT is a group, search for SPIN_ARMED
Yes, that's exactly what I'm looking for. Was it removed for APM 3.0.1? I see the code in the git repository you pointed to, but not in APM 3.0.1 source I downloaded.
Sorry, I just did some more thorough checking, it wasn't removed, as it has just been added to master. Will be in AC3.1 most likely
Hi Bill, If it wasent removed and its not in the full parameter list, then where can we find it ?
(i too realy miss this, as my drone has a black house - HALL)
Thanks in advance
Ahaa... found this thread http://diydrones.com/forum/topics/motors-always-spin-when-armed-mot... where it is stated that " the documentation is ahead of the release. That feature won't be out until AC3.1."