Take off using MP

I started this in another form, found that MP has its own disussion, sorry did not know that or I would have asked here.

 

I want to ask before attempting becuase I am affraid of a flyaway.

My Tx has the a 3 toggle switch set to Stabalize|Auto|RTL, All including Auto mission tested and working by Tx, the mission has TakeOff/WP/RTL working well.

 

So my first question is with the Action you can Arm/Disarm, apparently you can with the Arm button.

But can I actually "kick off" the Auto mission that includes Take Off from the MP or will I still need to throttle up my Tx stick directly from the MP?

If I can take off from MP so what is the proper procedure to do this, and should my Tx 3 pos toggle be in a specific position or does it not have input if started from MP?

 

Once again, sorry about the prev post.

 

Thanks, Ed,

You need to be a member of diydrones to add comments!

Join diydrones

Email me when people reply –

Replies

  • Or maybe use this virtual joystick in Windows to throttle up :)

    https://sourceforge.net/projects/vjoystick/?source=typ_redirect



    Edgar Scott said:

    If you want you can just use menu > arm to arm and the virtual joysticks built into andropilot to take off and not have to use your Tx at all, you can do it all from your Android device.  I was actually looking for one button take off, but this is a way you can do it with no Tx at all.

    They don't recommend it yet since they virtual joysticks are still not tested much.

    So I keep my Tx around my neck just in case :)

    vJoy
    Download vJoy for free. This project was originally designed to provide an open-source replacement for PPJoy. The product, at this point, consists o…
  • I wonder if there is option to start mission from shell command. Without mission planner, just by simple sending command to device by serial connection... if MP can do this so the only question is how to do this manually from console. 

    I dont want to reinvent wheel, so before digging in code I decided to ask first;)

  • 3702259312?profile=original

    This works without any transmitter. Just a link between laptop and aircraft. (I used rfdesign.com.au radio modems as they can be programmed for power and channels)

    The above menu is called from mission planner with [Ctrl] [F] keys from the laptop.

    Home
    Designers and manufacturers of RF Electronics, Telemetry modems and RFID equipment. Specialists in UAV telemetry with the RFD900 radio modem.
  • I tried this yesterday but could not find a way to start the drone without a TX. It armed perfectly but no command of Auto of MISSION_START had any effect. Failsafe status read false. I was inside our clubhouse and the drone was on the field. I took the TX out of the box and switched it on and the drone started. I did not touch any controls. After the mission it landed and i tried again, resetting the mission ect. I disarmed it with the TX after it had landed and and armed it again through MP. Again no response from the drone other than an Armed  status. Auto or MISSION_START do make the ARMED text dissapear, like when you start flying, but no response. I touched the throttle and it started. I guess it needs some input from the TX to start.

     

    Is there another way to start completely from MP? I know it is not advised to fly without a TX but is it possible? Maybe a safety parameter prevents the drone from starting without a TX input.

This reply was deleted.

Activity

DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @a1k0n: @SmallpixelCar @diyrobocars It's just something that's easy to track with chroma keying. I ended up using different colors on th…
10 hours ago
DIY Robocars via Twitter
10 hours ago
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @TinkerGen_: "The Tinkergen MARK ($199) is my new favorite starter robocar. It’s got everything — computer vision, deep learning, sensor…
Nov 23
DIY Robocars via Twitter
Nov 23
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @roboton_io: Join our FREE Sumo Competition 🤖🏆 👉 https://roboton.io/ranking/vsc2020 #sumo #robot #edtech #competition #games4ed https://t.co/WOx…
Nov 16
DIY Drones via Twitter
First impressions of Tinkergen MARK robocar https://ift.tt/36IeZHc
Nov 16
DIY Robocars via Twitter
Our review of the @TinkerGen_ MARK robocar, which is the best on the market right now https://diyrobocars.com/2020/11/15/first-impressions-of-tinkergen-mark-robocar/ https://t.co/ENIlU5SfZ2
Nov 15
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @Ingmar_Stapel: I have now explained the OpenBot project in great detail on my blog with 12 articles step by step. I hope you enjoy read…
Nov 15
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @DAVGtech: This is a must attend. Click the link, follow link to read the story, sign up. #chaos2020 #digitalconnection #digitalworld ht…
Nov 15
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @a1k0n: Got a new chassis for outdoor races (hobbyking Quantum Vandal) but I totally didn't expect that it might cause problems for my g…
Nov 11
DIY Drones via Twitter
First impressions of the Intel OpenBot https://ift.tt/36qkVV4
Nov 10
DIY Robocars via Twitter
Nov 9
DIY Robocars via Twitter
Excellent use of cardboard instead of 3D printing! https://twitter.com/Ingmar_Stapel/status/1324960595318333441
Nov 7
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @chr1sa: We've got a record 50 teams competing in this month's @DIYRobocars @donkey_car virtual AI car race. Starting today at 10:00am…
Nov 7
DIY Robocars via Twitter
Nov 6
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @a1k0n: Car's view, using a fisheye camera. The ceiling light tracking algorithm gave me some ideas to improve ConeSLAM, and having grou…
Nov 5
More…