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  • 3D Robotics

    3DR Controller Prototype Testing

    Hi everyone,

    We're doing some user testing for new prototypes at 3DR here in Berkeley Ca. If you are in the Bay Area and would be interested in testing and giving feedback on the prototypes, please drop me a line. We'd love to get your feedback and thoughts!

  • Installing Boscam 600mw Transmitter. Does it have to be placed far away from the GPS module. does the transmitter interfere with GPS or not?

  • how do i get the logs off of the iris. it doesnt seem to work in mission planner. i had a minor crash today. iris was doing some weird stuff in stabilize mode. i am trying to figure out if it is pilot error. I had control, was making a nice decent after the iris had done some things i had never seen before, just decided to fly west. 99.9 sure i was giving no inputs, as i made it to the ground it took off again prop hit ground and it flipped over. broke a prop no biggie. i could have sworn when it took off i tried to climb out of it. lost my faith in the RTL when it started flying on its own. too bad cause rtl had saved me twice before.

  • Well, I tried out the new 5,000MAH batteries today. The fit snugly in the bay and with the Deans connectors I put on the Iris the bay door closes nicely. I got about 12mins of aggressive fly time with GoPro3 and 2-axis Gimbal. Very happy with the performance and durability of the IRIS. I've crashed it several times now, once 20ft up in a tree and 3 times into the ground. Pick it up, dust it off, re-arm it and off I go ;-)

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kl_4WxZ9u1w

    12 mins with a 4S 3000mah battery

  • Have anyone experienced this on IRIS?

    Circle radius 0 (panorama) rate at 72, IRIS stops circling every 3-4 turns and does a 1/4 circle opposite direction as if it's trying to correct something.

    I don't get this at slower rates like 18 or 36.

    See video (sorry for the flip)


  • http://youtu.be/k89J_IEMp2s

  • I tried the procedure described here to bind one of the remote receivers from an AR10000 Rx with my Dx8 and Dx9, however I failed to find the "Click on Bind in QGroundControl". Spent a few hours digging through the scattered documentation, and reloaded the Pixhawk firmware. Gave up and reconnected the FrSky Rx.

    Then spent several hours trying to fix the horizontal leveling to the Tarot Gimbla. That was an interesting exercise.

    The FrSky may has some technical advantages, but the transmitter feels like what it is;a value-engineered product Completely Handassembled In North America (CHINA). It just doesn't feel or balance like the Spectrum. I fly with a neck strap and pinch the sticks. A thumb flyer may feel differently.

  • I have another question: I have a FS TH9X transmitter for my IRIS. I really don't know much about this transmitter and I think the IRIS version has had software modifications. My Questions: 1 How do you change the display contrast?

    2: Has anybody converted to the Spectrum DX8 ? if so what should I look out for during the conversion. The robotics techs did offer great pointers, but I would love to hear from those who have do it at home. 

     My info source: http://www.frsky-rc.co.uk/receivers-telemetry-modules-taranis

    Thanks Byron

  • Iris is not in beta or developer anymore what we have are the consumer versions.

    Did you run the MP wizard if so this may have caused issues, reload the Iris parameters.


    Also the support forum is documented above community and 3dr have been helpful there.


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"OLD" IRS+ am I out of luck for parts?

Hello,I bought an Iris+ with the gimbal, Black Pearl FPV and a GoPro in 2015 and used it to take a video of my farm.--After the initial activity in 2015 (my first experience with a drone), I was busy with other things, so the drone sat on a shelf (in it's case).In 2017 I brought out the IRIS+ again, and discovered online that 3DR was out of business-- and I could no longer get parts--so I thought I was just totally out of luck with this drone and put it back in the box.2022:  I got out the…

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bad crash last Saturday - can someone here read logs and analyze ?

well today just wasn't my day.I wanted to video some today of a lake near here that is soon to be refilled after the dam was replaced for the 2nd time. I preflighted my IRIS+ and even flew it around the yard some, it operated flawlessly. so i got ready and went to the lake. I put in my battery, waited for the IRIS+ to give the green light.i took off, flew around the perimeter of the lake some, and then headed offshore ( no water yet, just the streams ) i get about half way over the lake and…

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Iris + won't arm

I have an Iris + using a Spektrum satellite and DX9 radio. I can only get the Iris to arm and motors run when the Iris is connected to my computer via USB (plus with LIPO plugged in of course).If I go through this procedure without the USB cable attached, The Iris will initialize, LED will blink green, safely button pushed, stick right down on radio, LED changes to yellow and alarm goes off. It will also turn from blinking green to yellow without attempting to arm if I just leave if for a short…

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Iris+ Tarot gimbal camera compatibility

Took Iris out for some flights yesterday and still flies great.  But the USB port on my GoPro 4 Silver seems to have failed for charging and data transfer... but strangely still worked for Iris+ FPV.  So the battery is dying and who knows how long the FPV will function even if I get an external battery charger.Question: are there any other cams that are compatible with the Iris/Tarot setup?  I am reluctant to get another GoPro 3 or 4 since they seem to have fragile USB ports... and I don't…

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