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Will AHRS_ORIENTATION=8 for Arducopter 3.2.1 on APM 2.5 using a traditional Heli

Started by Mitch Sep 21. 0 Replies

I have been Reading Chris Olsen posts and watching his videos on Arducopter with traditional Helis using a Pixhawk.I have inherited an older Trex 450 heli with the old Align 3G FBL hardware.  The FBL…Continue

Pixhawk external LED?

Started by Hugues. Last reply by Vaggelis Aug 17. 51 Replies

Hi,Anyone succeeded to install external LEDs on Pixhawk?On APM we could configure the param Led_mode to a binary value representing which actions turn LEDs on A5 and A6.Is there an equivalent feature…Continue

SBus on APM

Started by Damo. Last reply by William Jul 13. 5 Replies

Hi,Does anyone know if this works or if there is newer firmware. From reading the comments there are issues ?…Continue

Capstone Search and Rescue Project. Help Needed to Finish!

Started by Talha A.. Last reply by Greg Bjorg Jul 7. 48 Replies

I had initially raised this question in Arducopter 2.x group yesterday but since no one replied and I really need help, I am posting this question in the Arducopter User Group.Here is the situation:I…Continue

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Comment by Cala on May 29, 2016 at 1:18pm

Finally I found the gps in Gervais post, reverse Tx and Rx and works :D http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2576614 in Pixfalcon they are reversed :(

Comment by Cala on May 29, 2016 at 1:07pm

No GPS, the green light work, horrible that any stamped references, any documentation, bad product. :(

Comment by Cala on May 29, 2016 at 7:47am

Thank's Tony, perhaps devs take in consideration your intersting sugestions in gihtub https://github.com/ArduPilot/ardupilot_wiki/pulls

Comment by Tony Wall on May 29, 2016 at 7:47am

...so this one defaults to 56k baud out the box, and must be set to 9k to get a reliable flash to the new 3.01 firmware for Galileo support and other improvements. So expect to get hold of a CP2102 USB serial adapter and make-up a cable to connect this GPS directly if you want the best out of it. It should still work out the box on the old firmware, but then in APM you must enable GPS auto config and save config when needed, then hopefully it will set the GPS to 38k and you won't get garbled data (by default from HK it's sending 56K but APM wants 38k kind of hard coded from what I gather). That was my impression, after many hours of work with these devices (like 4 different units/quadcopter builds). The debug messages on the console clearly indicate APM has issues with GPS serial speed, disregarding what the physical port is set to (strange).

Comment by Tony Wall on May 29, 2016 at 7:40am

By the way this GPS unit is very good. It will run up to 10Hz in GPS mode and 3Hz in SBAS-DGPS mode. The only issue is that APM is unable to detect this device at speeds higher then 38k baud, so best leave the update RATE at 500ms (2Hz), The problem is with APM not the GPS, if you connect to a PC with u-Center you should get good results. Until the GPS issues are solved in the current APM (and there are, those horrible arm delay horiz/vert GPS errors still) it will force the GPS back down to 38k baud even after you successfully configure higher rates. You can't even disable auto detection in APM because if you do it doesn't bother detecting any GPS at all (doh).

Comment by Tony Wall on May 29, 2016 at 7:36am

You can derive the pin-outs of the GPS from the PixFalcon documentation here: http://www.pixfalcon.com/download/MICRO-PX4.pdf

Page 4 GPS & I2C port.

Comment by Cala on May 28, 2016 at 5:44pm

the only thing that I found that wire is compatible with Pixfalcon and I found Pixfalcon  labels but 5v is in the middle and not the red one

Comment by Cala on May 28, 2016 at 5:41pm

I opened but anything :(

Comment by Craig on May 28, 2016 at 5:10pm

Guys, someone have this micro gps m8n from Hking?http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=...

I need diagram connections and I can't find and nothing write on the board :( , I only find that red isn't 5v .I'm afraid to burn it. (is for connect to a Pixracer) 

open the case, the board should have the labels to which pin goes where.

Comment by Cala on May 28, 2016 at 4:00pm

Guys, someone have this micro gps m8n from Hking?http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=...

I need diagram connections and I can't find and nothing write on the board :( , I only find that red isn't 5v .I'm afraid to burn it. (is for connect to a Pixracer) 

 
 
 

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