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Carbondale, IL


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Electrical Engineering Technology student at Southern Illinois University


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Bourbonnais, IL


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Robb Smith replied to Robb Smith's discussion HK GCS not connecting, APM Planner will....
"Happy,
     The Oilpan problem I was experiencing was due to faulty wave soldering from the factory and an improperly calibrated gyro.  I sent it back to DIYDrones and they fixed that for me as well as confirmed my suspicion that it was faulty. …"
Apr 18, 2011
Robb Smith replied to Robb Smith's discussion HK GCS not connecting, APM Planner will....
"Ok here is the link to the vid.  Keep in mind using this same computer just after the vid I opened APM planner and read the waypoints via XBee's with no problems...
I also forgot to say THANK YOU to everyone at the end of the vid.  This entire…"
Apr 18, 2011
Robb Smith replied to Robb Smith's discussion HK GCS not connecting, APM Planner will....
"Upon further testing I have found something interesting.  HK GCS thinks my throttle channel is my aileron channel.  I 'bump' the ailerons during auto mode flight and it changes the throttle percentage.  I can read configuration parameters with…"
Apr 18, 2011
Robb Smith replied to Robb Smith's discussion HK GCS not connecting, APM Planner will....
"Ok I thought I had it working and to some extent it is.  The GPS will now zero in on and follow the plane but every time I try and read waypoints I get a message stating:  "APM failed to respond to command request....retrying."  This happens after…"
Apr 18, 2011
Robb Smith posted a discussion
I am running APM 2.012 with the most current build.  I have absolutely no problems programming waypoints using the APM planner as well as using the APM planner for wireless telemetry monitoring.  The problem is that I can't connect wirelessly with…
Apr 18, 2011
Robb Smith replied to Robb Smith's discussion XBee's are driving me up the wall....
"Ok now I have been searching on how to do a direct chat with someone and cannot figure it out..."
Mar 22, 2011
Robb Smith replied to Robb Smith's discussion XBee's are driving me up the wall....
"Darren, thank you for replying but I already have that in my APM_Config.h file and it doesn't work. What is PM and I believe I will hit you up for live chat but it will most likely be tomorrow if that is good for you. Doug, I have to use 9600 baud…"
Mar 22, 2011
Robb Smith posted a discussion
I recently had an issue with gyros during initial post assembly checks. After sending my APM and IMU back for solder re-flow I now have a functioning stabilization mode and am waiting for my new transmitter to get here. In the mean time I have…
Mar 21, 2011
Robb Smith replied to Robb Smith's discussion Complete Oil Pan Gyro/Accel Failure???
"I received the parts back today and HOORAY! All CLI data looks very good now! I am a couple of days away from getting back home to my plane so I can't install it yet. Thanks to all again!!

-Robb-"
Mar 17, 2011
Robb Smith replied to Robb Smith's discussion Complete Oil Pan Gyro/Accel Failure???
"Thank you to everyone that helped me! Support emailed me today and confirmed that the XY Gyro was out of calibration or something and also needed to be reflowed. They tested my IMU afterwards as well as my APM module and have now said that…"
Mar 15, 2011
Robb Smith replied to Robb Smith's discussion Complete Oil Pan Gyro/Accel Failure???
"Thanks for the reply and yes, I have tried the tests under USB power only. I have emailed the problem to diydrones help address and received this reply:

"Hi Robb,

Thank you for all the information and we apologize for the malfunctioning board. I…"
Mar 9, 2011
Robb Smith replied to Robb Smith's discussion Complete Oil Pan Gyro/Accel Failure???
"No I've only powered up inside and never have gotten a GPS lock. How do I know if the MediaTek GPS firmware is version 1.6 or not? Honestly I'm not that worried about it. I have seen people on here have a working 'stabilization mode' without the GPS…"
Mar 8, 2011
Robb Smith replied to Robb Smith's discussion Complete Oil Pan Gyro/Accel Failure???
"In the video it is being powered by the plane's battery which is an 11.1v 15C LiPo controlled to 5vDC by the ESC. The board itself is the 1.4 APM and the code is Ardupilot Mega 1.02. I apologize that I did not include that information!

-Robb-

P.S.…"
Mar 8, 2011
Robb Smith replied to Robb Smith's discussion Complete Oil Pan Gyro/Accel Failure???
"By the way I attatched CLI data from the ADC, the Gyro/Accelerometer and the IMU. Also, when I say I'm a noob in the video, I mean in a programming aspect. If it is a software problem I will *never* find it on my own...."
Mar 7, 2011
Robb Smith posted a discussion
I am 99% confident I have a problem with the IMU board. It was much easier to explain my problems via video so here is a link of a demonstration of what is happening with my ArduPilot Mega IMU board. There was a *very* tiny scratch on one side of…
Mar 7, 2011