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Mini Pix Introduction video on Youtube

Started Oct 10, 2018 0 Replies

Good day allI am starting a review of the mini pix flight controller which is a small version of teh pixhawk fromradiolink. If you want to watch:…Continue

Tags: pix, mini, review, Youtube

Joystick sensitivity on Mission PLanner

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mohammed sultan Alotaibi Oct 10, 2018. 1 Reply

Good day allI have a quad ( pixhawk 2.4.8 ) runing Copter 3.5.5 on a 450 frame. I can fly my drone with a joystickvia mission planner, but I find that the sensitivity is very high. It is a Logitech 3…Continue

Tags: pixhawk, joystick, Planner, Mission

Hexaxopter maiden a success , but ....

Started Aug 26, 2018 0 Replies

Good day allJust completed a very basic ( I have to say ) hexacopter. Just a FC, radio and GPS.But a start non the less !!! It was a success ... all I did was fly it in stabilise mode by hand.I shall…Continue

Tags: hexacopter, LED, pixhawk

Copter not arming

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Longland Aug 27, 2018. 2 Replies

Good day allI have completed my F450 copter with a pixhawk 2.4.8 a month or so ago.Setup :F450pixhawk 2.4.8APM copter 3.5.5R_XSR receiverBL-Heli 32 ESC ( 40 A)All went well and I completed all the…Continue

Tags: ARM

 

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Mohammed sultan Alotaibi replied to John Longland's discussion Joystick sensitivity on Mission PLanner
"Hi John did you find a solution..I think if you play with the expo well do something"
Oct 10, 2018
John Longland posted a discussion

Mini Pix Introduction video on Youtube

Good day allI am starting a review of the mini pix flight controller which is a small version of teh pixhawk fromradiolink. If you want to watch:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl1IMOQLBAkThis is my first video and I would like to improve by using a screen-capture to captures anymission planner screens to video.Can anyone suggest a software pack ?ThanksSee More
Oct 10, 2018
John Longland posted a discussion

Joystick sensitivity on Mission PLanner

Good day allI have a quad ( pixhawk 2.4.8 ) runing Copter 3.5.5 on a 450 frame. I can fly my drone with a joystickvia mission planner, but I find that the sensitivity is very high. It is a Logitech 3 axis joystick and I have been adjusting the settings on the Logitech software itself, but it does not seem to have an effect.Its almost like Mission planner accesses the device directly ??And currently it is just way to sensitive to fly safely..Does anyone perhaps have a work of wisdom ?Many thanks…See More
Sep 20, 2018
John Longland replied to John Longland's discussion Copter not arming
"Good evening all I have solved the problem and wish to add a description here so that anyone else can benefit. Turned out that the RC needed calibration. Yes, I DID calibrate it during the the WIZARD cycle, but for one reason or another, that was…"
Aug 27, 2018
John Longland replied to John Longland's discussion Copter not arming
"Good evening Since I made this post, I have done the following: Reset all parameters to default. Re-calibbrated my copter. I redefined another model on my RC ( incase it is something on my RC config ) I also did the following test: I connected my…"
Aug 26, 2018
John Longland posted discussions
Aug 26, 2018
Gregmaan replied to John Longland's discussion RSSI in the group PIXHAWK
"First you must setup your QX7 .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-evOAS9Mkg Then configure the coresponding channel in MP ... First setup the rssi type and reboot. Then the channel and range."
Aug 8, 2018
Don Gagne replied to John Longland's discussion QGroudcontrol or Missionplanner on iOS
"iOS will only support WiFi connections since iOs requires anything connected to it to be licences. Hence you can't connect an SiK radio to an iPhone."
Jul 5, 2018
John Longland posted a discussion

QGroudcontrol or Missionplanner on iOS

Good day allMy 450 drone is flying and I have tested most of the autopilot functions. I have flown it with Mission planner on my laptop. Now I want to fly it with either MissionPLanner or QGroudcontrol on a cellphone. (iOS).My Huawei P9 Lilte does not connect to the 3DR radio and I assume its because my phone is notOTG-enabled. I am wanting to try an iOS phone but , googling the issue it seems iOS has only limitedOTG-support.Has anyone else used QGroundControl or MissionPlanner apps on iOS with…See More
Jul 3, 2018
John Longland added a discussion to the group PIXHAWK
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Obstacle avoidance

Good day allI completed my second drone a week or two ago and I thought it was finished !!!  Hehe ... !!a Few days ago I decided to add obstacle avoidance on and I found some information about that.Enough to get me going. What I was wondering ..... if I mount my sonar device facing the front of the drone and set therequired constants in the parameter list, what will pixhawk do if I fly towards an obstacle ?Does it back-off ??? Does it go into loiter mode ?? Does it try and find a new way ??I…See More
Jun 28, 2018
John Longland posted a discussion

Power level on 3DR radio

Good day allThe first 2 phases of my second drone is complete. I now have:F450 frame2312 motorsBl-Heli32 (40A) ESC9450S propsRXSR Frsky receiverPixhawk 2.4.8 ( running APM copter V3.5.5 )M8N GPSCADDX Turbo SDR1 1200TVL cameraTBS Unify Pro 5G8 HV Race (MMCX) VTXMiniOSD for Mavlink OSD on FPVFPV running on separate PDB from 3SI now want to add my 433 MHz telemetry to Mission-Planner.I have purchsed my 433MHz 3DR radios (500mW)  and I am busy configuring that.WHat I did see in the Sik radio tab on…See More
Jun 15, 2018
John Longland added a discussion to the group PIXHAWK
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RSSI

Good day allAs you may have seen on other discussions, I have completed phase-II of my second drone.Just to recap my setup:F450 frame2312 motorsBl-Heli32 (40A) ESC9450S propsRXSR Frsky receiverPixhawk 2.4.8 ( running APM copter V3.5.5 )M8N GPSCADDX Turbo SDR1 1200TVL cameraTBS Unify Pro 5G8 HV Race (MMCX) VTXMiniOSD for Mavlink OSD on FPVFPV running on separate PDB from 3SMain power 4STaranis QX7Tested automatic functions ( loiter , RTL etc .. etc ) and all seems well.I have also configured all…See More
Jun 11, 2018
John Longland replied to John Longland's discussion Prioriy levels for flightmodes in the group PIXHAWK
"Good day all My second drone setup: F450 frame2312 motorsBl-Heli32 (40A) ESC9450S propsRXSR Frsky receiverPixhawk 2.4.8 ( running APM copter V3.5.5 )M8N GPSCADDX Turbo SDR1 1200TVL cameraTBS Unify Pro 5G8 HV Race (MMCX) VTXMiniOSD for Mavlink OSD…"
Jun 11, 2018
John Longland replied to John Longland's discussion Prioriy levels for flightmodes in the group PIXHAWK
"Hi Javier Many thanks for your response. That gives me some comfort when I go and test all the functions that I have programmed in. If RTL does go flying off when I test RTL, then I can regain control. Will report back when I have tested the…"
Jun 10, 2018
Javier Cerna replied to John Longland's discussion Prioriy levels for flightmodes in the group PIXHAWK
"Hi John, If you're using a radio, just change mode with one of the radio sticks as usual. It will override the RTL."
Jun 8, 2018
John Longland added a discussion to the group PIXHAWK
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Prioriy levels for flightmodes

Good day allI am busy building my second drone :Setup:pixhawk2312 motors9450 propellersM8N GPSRXSR receiverI have done a successful maiden flight, but I would like to test some of the autonomousflight modes as I have programmed into the pixhawk. I am very cautious to create a situationwhere my drone can fly-away !!! And this raised a question with me about how I can regain control of my drone if RTL was activated. I was told that there are priority levels assignedto the flight modes but I…See More
Jun 8, 2018

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I like hiking , diving and singing.
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I have just started and built my first drone. Would like to build a more sophisticated drone now.
Hometown:
Johannesburg, SA

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