"More power is generally not the best solution. It will add to your problems in most cases.
Usually antenna placement and checking RF cables for loss will help. In most systems poor quality cable and connectors will have the greatest effect."
"I updated to Win 10 but without any issues. If the com port is showing up in the device manager but not in Mission Planner try uninstalling/reinstalling MP or perhaps try updating to the beta version via the help page.
"First, before you go any further make sure that all of the wiring from the outputs of the pixhack to your motors is correct. Motors 3 & 4 (C & D) should not spin together during the motor test.
It looks like you have the QUAD version of Arducopter…"
All great information and I think I have already come to the same conclusion in regards to printers. Or Enclosed with heather and capable of printing with more materials. More expensive up front but in the long run cheaper.
Great info in…"
"Thanks Rob, good point. I do realise that this is the case.
I guess I was just trying to reassure Nick that testing the failsafe indoors without the GPS lock is fine. You can be confident that the failsafe code will select RTL (if that is how it…"
Am I missing something but isn't testing the THR failsafe the same no matter what mode you are in?
I thought that testing the failsafe in STAB or ALTHOLD was the same as testing it from one of the GPS modes.
I don't quite understand why…"
If you look graph "Battery Issues" from the pull down in the log analyser, you can see strange drops in the VOLT reading (It actually goes negative). VOLT drop whenever there is a spike in THROUT (Maybe a battery issue). It seems that…"
"What is the best way to bias the EKF towards the IMU a bit more (or in other words, less wieghting on GPS) in rc10? I realise that the IMU is already prioritised but can I adjust this even more?
Is increasing EKF_POSNE_NOISE the best way to…"
"Why not just hit the Default button in Mission Planner? The one on the advanced Param or tree view page.
I thought this also put all values to default.
On point 3. Calibrate Level I founbd it best to do this once, when I can be sure to make the…"
"I had a look and it seems that the TimeUS column is the one you can use to change into Date/Time fields in Excedl. You need to do a few things though.
Firstly, I think that the FMT and PARAM messages are logged before there is a stable GPS time so…"
"Thanks for the replies. Now I know what to focus on I will try a newer GPS model (when it arrives) and see what happens.
Richard, I am not complaining about the code and I understand it is Beta software. I have been working on this on my own and…"
Thanks for the info, I really appreciate the effort. I have another GPS on order and will see if that make the difference.
I have also previously tried replacing all of the GPS cabling and running the system removed from the frame (to get…"
"Can anyone explain what might cause the EKF>2 RATIO to get stuck at exactly 50%? I see that this is supposed to be the blend ratio of IMU1 & IMU2 data. I have three 3DR boards all the same. Not sure if this is the problem ar a symptom of something…"