This release modifies the Antenna Test screen to allow better servo setup for other antenna platforms/servos. Schedules an additional Mavlink message to support the display of some parameters on the 3DR OSD. Adds servo reverse defines. Adds an option to use VFR Hud altitude (derived from baro alt) instead of GPS altitude for antenna pointing. 

I've also added a pdf which describes how to add configure Ardustation 2 for other antenna mounts/servos.

Available here:

https://code.google.com/p/ardustation-ii/downloads/detail?name=Ardustation2_APM_ACM_2.0.20_Mavlink1.0.zip

YouTube video demonstrating the antenna test screen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woa-6Slzbjg

Please be sure to download the zip file to a empty folder and to  only use the library folder contained in the distribution. Do not merge this library folder with either the ACM or APM library folders. This software should be compiled with Arduino 1.0.3 or Arduino 1.0.1.  Do not use the earlier versions as indicated in the Ardustation wiki. 

Please let me know if you have any issues with this release.

Heino R. Pull heyno@heino.com

ServoAdjustment2.0.20.pdf

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  • Heino,

    I searched over the net and didn't find appropriate hardware for your software, except jdrones but this requires some changes in your code, as you wrote. Where can I buy some ardustation mega working with your code?

    Or 3drobotics offers its ArduStation kit with ATMEGA2560 chips?

    I can't see the description on their site, if is it ATMEGA2560 or Atmega328...

  • Does Ardustation Version 2.0.20 work on the Ardustation Mega sold by jDrones?  If so, where can I find an already compliled HEX file for the version?

     

    Cheers

  • Only today did I get a chance to really try it and it's working MUCH better. Seems much more accurate, especially in altitude. One thing that I would like to change is when it starts up, it does a full 360° turn of the pan which always tangles my pan servo cable coming from the base that is fixed. I know I need a better mounting to make that more free but is there a way to disable the 360° when the software boots up?

  • Just installed 2.0.20. The antenna test is very helpful in getting the right end points. Takes all the guess work out. Tomorrow I will test it in flight.

    I had to reverse my tilt servo by changing to 1 in the code. I guess it was wrong because in the antenna test, when i pressed the up button, it tilted down.

  • Thanks Heino!!! I'm going to try it today or tomorrow and let you know how it goes.

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