Discussion group for ArduPlane users
Hi,I want to adjust cruise speed.At default settings I have a ground speed of about 42km/h (without airspeed sensor), and I think the optimal speed should be lower. In the mission planner I have value "Cruise speed", default 12m/s. I updated it to 9.5, but don't see any change in actual cruise speed.How to set cruise speed?Are these different settings with RTL speed? For RTL I prefer keep it as is - less efficient, but more reliable.Is it possible to adjust cruise speed during flight, providing…Read more…
k H743 Wing flight controller which is supposed to run under Ardupilot but I'm unable to get the firmware loaded.
When Ardupilot 1.3.74 tries to load firmware for Plane 4.0.7 it gets the error “Failed to discover board ID. Please reconnect via usb and try again.” This happens when flight controller is connected with the boot button pressed or not pressed.
When the boot button pressed the Device Manager has an additional USB controller with a “DFU in FS mode”.
Without the boot button pressed, there is an additional USB controller with a “STM32 Virtual ComPort in FS Mode”
Also, without the boot button pressed, the normal startup lights and sounds for a flight controller initialization occur.
Does anyone know what how to get the firmware loaded in Ardupilot?
Also my pixjawk is in a Sig Senorita 3 channel plane. When I originally set it up I simply put the rudder on the aileron channel. It seemed to work. Should I do that differently now? I see some things in the params on that but not sure how to set that up. Thanks
Hi there everybody. I have been out of the loop so to speak for 2-3 years. I have the original pixhawk. It's running 3.7.1 ... should I update the FW?? Is there a limit to the versions I should not go beyond with my older Pixhawk? Thanks
Hi ArduPlane fans,
For all of you interested in the Internet of Drones platform which we are developing, please join to this group
Among the many benefits provided by the platform some are:
1. Remote visualization of the drones flights including others than your own
2. Routes planning and remote control of own drones, from any place where the internet access is available
3. Evaluates risk assessment for the planned routes
4. Alerts for the potential colision, drone malfunction, entering restricted space and others
5. Encrypted connection with the drone (optional for downlink)
6. Manage your drone(s). In case of larger fleet, the drones can be gouped by purpose
7. Visualization of the flights history
8. Data sharing among the drones for the detected objects in airspace
9 .Displaying dedicated airspace for drones (in later version as this will be specific to countries which currently in most of them is not fixed)
The first version of the DroneRoute device will support Pixhawk flight controller
i like the group, i like everyone in the group.
Any suggestions for vendors stocked with the variety of electrical connectors and cables needed for connecting RC gear to autopilot modules (e.g., Pixhawk2, etc.)?
Thanks Craig- that's something I never knew. Really cool. My glider is more modest. I'm really new to pix4 and I was looking for advise or strategies to achieve a RTL on loss of signal or visual ID. Should I use a geofence. Or a loop to achieve a circling descent to the launch site. Thanks for educating me on this project!
@Mark : lots of gliders and rocket planes too.
Check out Project Lohan http://www.theregister.co.uk/science/lohan/
(Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator)
It's pretty cool
3D printed - Check
Rocket powered - Check
ArduPlane - Check
Supersonic - Check
I was wondering if anyone has worked on, or knows someone who has, developed a rocket glider or any type of glider application with arduplane.
I wish there was more in that story about the nuts and bolts of the flight system. It looks very well designed and thought out. I'd say that plane probably has a far superior range of a multi rotor but it's interesting ,and perhaps telling, they didn't share any footage of how they retrieve the plane. That is one advantage of a multi rotor you need basically zero ground clearance for take of and retrieval. Like anything I guess it's hard to have your cake and eat it too.