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Working on robots and uav's retired software eng. plenty of time on my hands own uphi.net a small isp in new mexico ham radio op - N8TV UNM UNDERGRAD ASTROPHYSICS 4.16 GPA


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Earl replied to ThatJoshGuy's discussion Pixhawk BAD ACCEL HEALTH APM 3.2 - collecting data
"I Get Bad Lidar Health ... but it works."
Jan 17, 2015
Earl replied to Earl's discussion Pulsed Light Sonar
"Ahhh.....
I found the problem I THINK.
Just for grins I tried an APM2 with the LIDAR.
IT WORKS!
So I guess the Pixhawk code does NOT support LIDAR yet."
Dec 2, 2014
Earl posted a discussion
I have done what the wiki says to interface the PulsedLight LIDAR.Then I set the proper parameters like range type to 4 for the Pulsed Light unit.I do a write and it LOOKS like it saves.Has anyone used the Pulsed Light unit yet?I also noted the para…
Dec 1, 2014
Earl commented on Andrew Tridgell's blog post APM:Plane 3.2.0 released
"Still can't get LIDAR to display. On quick tab it always says 0. On status tab says 0 and next one down says 0. I tested and retested the LIDAR with an Audrino Mini and it functions fine. I can't seem to save the new params also. I do write the para…"
Nov 30, 2014
Earl commented on Randy's blog post ArduCopter 3.2 Released
"I have done what the wiki says. I also noted the params do not save to memory after write. If I unplug and power back up the params revert to defaults. I do a compass and rc tx calibrate and they dont save either."
Nov 30, 2014
Earl commented on Randy's blog post ArduCopter 3.2 Released
"Software looks great. 3.2 for plane
I have an interface problem. I got a LIDAR from PulsedLight. I interfaced it to an Arduino mini and uploaded the test program. The Lidar works great! Now on to the Pickhawk. Interfaced to the Pickhawk on the I2C p…"
Nov 30, 2014
Earl commented on Andrew Tridgell's blog post APM:Plane 3.2.0 released
"Further investigation finds on connect with the usb port the parms load.
Connection with the 3DR port the parms don't load."
Nov 25, 2014
Earl commented on Andrew Tridgell's blog post APM:Plane 3.2.0 released
"I reloaded 3.2 and now it gets params. I am able to change the param settings now (via serial port). I have the lidar connected but I dont see the sonar range (meters) on the quick menu change at all. I tried the the 3DR radio connection and the par…"
Nov 25, 2014
Earl commented on Andrew Tridgell's blog post APM:Plane 3.2.0 released
"Well, I can't get the params to load when I connect. The flight display works."
Nov 25, 2014
Earl commented on Andrew Tridgell's blog post APM:Plane 3.2.0 released
"Com8 57600 baud 3DR 900 mhz radio. Works for getting flight data. Screen tracks compass."
Nov 24, 2014
Earl commented on Andrew Tridgell's blog post APM:Plane 3.2.0 released
"I forgot. It is a Pickhawk with either of the 3 loads, beta,latest, or developer. Same problem.
Earl"
Nov 24, 2014
Earl commented on Andrew Tridgell's blog post APM:Plane 3.2.0 released
"I can't get full pram list. Says "there was an unexpected error"t. I use MP 3.1.5. I'll try to capture the detail on loading error.
Here is a jpg of the error screen."
Nov 24, 2014
Earl commented on Andrew Tridgell's blog post APM:Plane 3.2.0 released
"I have the new PulcedLight LIDAR.
The new code support reports "support wider range of I2C Lidars"
How the heck do you setup the LIDAR and have it display on the quick menu AND use the LIDAR date belor 100 feet?
I am 68 yo and have been with APM sen…"
Nov 24, 2014
Earl commented on Luiz Miranda's blog post Apprentice Drone kit conversion
"$139 FROM SHAPEWAYS is wat to much. How about ofering the stl file at les than $10"
Nov 24, 2014
Earl replied to AerospaceVlogger's discussion Supersonic, I'm going to do it.
"The P-51 Mustang prop plane in a dive could and did go supersonic!
Earl"
Sep 17, 2014
Earl commented on Mustafa TULU's blog post USA Trip Canceled
"I am at the sparkfun Avc this weekend if your near.
uphiearl 505 620 9602"
Jun 20, 2014
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