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by copterrichie
Tue May 17, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: MWii development beyond v2.4
Replies: 73
Views: 22111

Re: MWii development beyond v2.4

I believe the question should be, just how much outside pressure is being applied by members of the FAA and other protesting entities to suspend development? There are bills in the US congress and similar bills in other countries making it harder for drone owners/builders.
by copterrichie
Mon May 16, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: MWii development beyond v2.4
Replies: 73
Views: 22111

Re: MWii development beyond v2.4

Good to know MWii is alive.
by copterrichie
Tue May 10, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: MultiWii EZ-GUI
Replies: 1434
Views: 255945

Re: MultiWii EZ-GUI

ezio wrote:http://ez-gui.com/manual/controlling-a- ... he-ez-gui/

Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk



Thank you.
by copterrichie
Sat May 07, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: MultiWii EZ-GUI
Replies: 1434
Views: 255945

Re: MultiWii EZ-GUI

P.S. I would be willing to purchase an unlock key for this feature. :)
by copterrichie
Fri May 06, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: MultiWii EZ-GUI
Replies: 1434
Views: 255945

Re: MultiWii EZ-GUI

Ezio, I have a special request if possible and if you want to incorporate it into the Ground-station, I have a number of USB joysticks and wonder if it would be too much trouble for you to add support for them to use with a 3DR or WiFi setup? The one shown below works with Windows, Mac and Linux. I ...
by copterrichie
Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Finishing up APM2.0 Support
Replies: 24
Views: 4686

Re: Finishing up APM2.0 Support

Question please, was the code ever made public and available for downloading? If so, is there a link?


Thank you.
by copterrichie
Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Connecting elements
Topic: PID Tuning
Replies: 1
Views: 632

PID Tuning

The following video illustrates why it is very hard to use a standard PID settings on any Arduino based design. The Control Loop varies, even on boards from the same production batch.


by copterrichie
Fri May 22, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: MultiWii tweaking - flying experience
Topic: Extending Bluetooth Range
Replies: 31
Views: 5697

Re: Extending Bluetooth Range

If you are in the mood to tinker around, here are some videos showing ways to extend the range of bluetooth:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... oth+range+

I personally tried some and they do work however, I live in a highly RF congested area and the results were disappointing.
by copterrichie
Thu May 14, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: got MultiWiiConf running in OS X Yosemite
Replies: 4
Views: 826

Re: got MultiWiiConf running in OS X Yosemite

The problem is, all of the locations and sizes are HARD coded but should be variables that can be manipulated based upon the system call for screen size. :(
by copterrichie
Thu May 14, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: got MultiWiiConf running in OS X Yosemite
Replies: 4
Views: 826

Re: got MultiWiiConf running in OS X Yosemite

Awesome, this is similar to the issues I had with my Raspiberry Pi port "size(windowsX,windowsY,OPENGL)". What is required is a total rewrite of the screen handling routines to accommodate various screen sizes. Lots of work and the real question, is it worth the effort?
by copterrichie
Fri May 01, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Shields, boards and sensors
Topic: APM 2.6 to run Multiwii ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1164

Re: APM 2.6 to run Multiwii ?

Arakon wrote:I'm talking about porting the APM software to APM. Megapirate is nothing but a port of the APM software to non-APM boards.



I agree with your statement but was the code for the MPU-6000 ported? I personally looked at the APM code for the mpu-6000 and could not follow it.
by copterrichie
Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Shields, boards and sensors
Topic: APM 2.6 to run Multiwii ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1164

Re: APM 2.6 to run Multiwii ?

Arakon wrote:There's no reason why mpng should work with apm, considering it's merely a direct port. No point in porting something that already exists in a better form.


Well, I think better is subjective. I think Multiwii is much easier to configure especially for a layperson.
by copterrichie
Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Shields, boards and sensors
Topic: APM 2.6 to run Multiwii ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1164

Re: APM 2.6 to run Multiwii ?

thanks for the info. I am interested and try to work it. I have also seen the MegaPirateNG software, if I am not mistaken, MPNG works with apm and arduino. this may help me do it. I am not sure of the MegaPirateNG have code to access the MPU-6000 but if it does, that would be an excellent source to...
by copterrichie
Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Shields, boards and sensors
Topic: APM 2.6 to run Multiwii ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1164

Re: APM 2.6 to run Multiwii ?

There has been previous talk on this subject but few are willing to take on the task. I personally have not had the time but it is something I really would like to do.

for what it is worth, here is a demo link on accessing the MPU6000: http://diydrones.com/forum/topics/find- ... u-v3-using
by copterrichie
Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: MultiwiiConf 2.4 Graphical Enhancements
Replies: 19
Views: 3328

Re: MultiwiiConf 2.4 Graphical Enhancements

I know this would be a VAST undertaking but it would be nice to have auto resizing of the screen. This would make it easy for the MultiwiiConf to run on other screens and even Tablets.
by copterrichie
Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Shields, boards and sensors
Topic: Voltage sensor with improved resolution for MultiWii
Replies: 36
Views: 9421

Re: Voltage sensor with improved resolution for MultiWii

Also, the first resistor serves as a current limiter to prevent overloading the Arduino Pin.
by copterrichie
Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:13 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: Goggle Code is Shutting down.
Replies: 16
Views: 3107

Goggle Code is Shutting down.

Copy of the email just received: m Hello, Earlier today, Google announced we will be turning down Google Code Project Hosting. The service started in 2006 with the goal of providing a scalable and reliable way of hosting open source projects. Since that time, millions of people have contributed to o...
by copterrichie
Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:27 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: MultiWii GUI on Raspberry Pi or Banana Pi
Replies: 5
Views: 1750

Re: MultiWii GUI on Raspberry Pi or Banana Pi

With all honesty, it is a mess. You have to get a special version of Processing and compile the GUI on the Raspberry PI.
by copterrichie
Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Why development has stopped?
Replies: 230
Views: 24465

Re: Why development has stopped?

I think adapting WMC to run on the APM hardware would be a major step in the longevity of this project. As stated, with the availability of this hardware and the decision of the APM development team to suspend support, there is plenty of room for WMC to grow. I have personally loaded WMC 2.2 on to t...
by copterrichie
Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Why development has stopped?
Replies: 230
Views: 24465

Re: Why development has stopped?

Linux is the perfect example, look at the MANY favors such as Ubuntu, Debian, Redhat, openSUSE just to name a few. So again, there is nothing preventing anyone wanting to create their own distribution.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Li ... tributions
by copterrichie
Fri Dec 26, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Why development has stopped?
Replies: 230
Views: 24465

Re: Why development has stopped?

I see no reason why some talented person or persons can not pick up the ball and run with it. Only requirement is, give credit to the source.
by copterrichie
Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Shields, boards and sensors
Topic: SPI support for MPU6000 IMU
Replies: 2
Views: 635

Re: SPI support for MPU6000 IMU

If MWii supported SPI, MWC would run on APM hardware. That would be a blessing.
by copterrichie
Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Alt Hold with hacked $25 IR laser distance measurer
Replies: 24
Views: 3394

Re: Alt Hold with hacked $25 IR laser distance measurer

I think adding new althold sensors doesent make much sense if the althold algo doesent improve. I was never able to get decent althold out of mwii. It IS difficult to cope with a high-delay pid loop, but as DJI and APM shows it is possible with todays baro sensors. Also, changing "throttle ang...
by copterrichie
Fri Dec 05, 2014 2:20 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Alt Hold with hacked $25 IR laser distance measurer
Replies: 24
Views: 3394

Re: Alt Hold with hacked $25 IR laser distance measurer

brewski wrote:How are the guys with APM2.5 (which is just Atmega2560 @ 16Mhz) doing it & getting good results from what I have read http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/lid ... and-terrai & already in 3DR store https://store.3drobotics.com/products/lidar-lite for $79


The above sensor is not laser, it is optical, works similar to an optical mouse.
by copterrichie
Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Alt Hold with hacked $25 IR laser distance measurer
Replies: 24
Views: 3394

Re: Alt Hold with hacked $25 IR laser distance measurer

However, the named device in the OP is not laser but ultrasonic. It has a laser pointer to aid in aiming the device at a target.
by copterrichie
Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:17 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Alt Hold with hacked $25 IR laser distance measurer
Replies: 24
Views: 3394

Re: Alt Hold with hacked $25 IR laser distance measurer

Yea, it was temping for sure but I have enough stuff sitting about. Be interested in hearing about your results. ;)
by copterrichie
Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:33 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Alt Hold with hacked $25 IR laser distance measurer
Replies: 24
Views: 3394

Re: Alt Hold with hacked $25 IR laser distance measurer

Personally, I don't think it will fare any better than the existing ultrasonic devices.
by copterrichie
Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:57 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Alt Hold with hacked $25 IR laser distance measurer
Replies: 24
Views: 3394

Re: Alt Hold with hacked $25 IR laser distance measurer

Well, you can get the same one from ebay for 12 bucks. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ultrasonic-Tape ... 5404f5eb10

And this ad states, it is ultrasonic distance measuring meter.
by copterrichie
Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Best way to share files?
Replies: 7
Views: 1050

Re: Best way to share files?

I have no concrete evidence, just the chatter on G+, Google will drop the googlecode at some point in the future. Again, this is just chatter.
by copterrichie
Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:07 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: pre 2.4 version r1729
Replies: 100
Views: 22569

Re: pre 2.4 version r1729

There is also GDrive but it is clear, maybe it is time to consider Github or SourceForge http://sourceforge.net/
by copterrichie
Mon Nov 24, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: MultiWii based balancing robot (Segway)
Replies: 29
Views: 30840

Re: MultiWii based balancing robot (Segway)

You may find this instructable interesting.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Raleigh ... g-scooter/
by copterrichie
Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: MultiWii based balancing robot (Segway)
Replies: 29
Views: 30840

Re: MultiWii based balancing robot (Segway)

No one will ride on the thing, it will be a robot.

LOL, as a point of reference, this is a toy also. ;)

hot_rod-t2.jpg
by copterrichie
Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:10 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: MultiWii based balancing robot (Segway)
Replies: 29
Views: 30840

Re: MultiWii based balancing robot (Segway)

Believe it or not, I have a power wheelchair that I am going to try this on. Will keep you posted. :)
by copterrichie
Mon Nov 24, 2014 3:53 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: MultiWii based balancing robot (Segway)
Replies: 29
Views: 30840

Re: MultiWii based balancing robot (Segway)

Kudos, job well done.
by copterrichie
Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:56 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: Alt hold with sonar
Replies: 6
Views: 926

Re: Alt hold with sonar

Yes, I did fail to mention, there was a substantial difference in accuracy when I was testing on my concrete patio and on the grass. :)
by copterrichie
Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Alt hold with sonar
Replies: 6
Views: 926

Re: Alt hold with sonar

I have seen some pretty good demonstrations but all were under nine fleet. my personally testing with sonic measurement accuracy was best under six feet. In my opinion, ultrasonic would be a great addition for auto-landing but beyond that, it is useless for anything other than hovering between 6 to ...
by copterrichie
Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: Multiwii + RasPi + PS3 controller = FUN!
Replies: 6
Views: 964

Re: Multiwii + RasPi + PS3 controller = FUN!

No, I use Wifi however, I have not completed the system. Been on the back shelf for awhile. Was just looking at it today before reading your post. :)

Will have to get back on it now. ;)
by copterrichie
Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: Multiwii + RasPi + PS3 controller = FUN!
Replies: 6
Views: 964

Re: Multiwii + RasPi + PS3 controller = FUN!

The issue of connecting the Raspi serial to an Arduino, the Pi is 3.3 volts and the Arduino is 5 volts. There are a number of ways of doing that, I opted with a voltage divider on the Raspi RX and connected the TX directly. the 3.3 volts is high enough for the Arduino to read however, it would be be...
by copterrichie
Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Mag calibration by samples instead of time?
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Re: Mag calibration by samples instead of time?

I have watched guys with DJI products calibrate mag before flight, Interesting to say the least and have wondered the same myself.
by copterrichie
Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: Multiwii 2.3 Dev - GPS Hold...
Replies: 15
Views: 2680

Re: GPS Hold...

This may or may not be related but one thing that I have observed with all of my copters is, as soon as the copter become airborne, they will YAW to the Left about 10-20 degrees. I have learned to compensate by giving them some right-yaw on take-off but it has always puzzled me why they do this and ...
by copterrichie
Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Why development has stopped?
Replies: 230
Views: 24465

Re: Re:

I know it's too much to ask from people like you to click the link I provided but feel free to comb through the list of pull requests. Most of the submitters are random strangers. You're welcome to lurk in the IRC channel and check for yourself. Sorry that the facts don't fit your preconceived beli...
by copterrichie
Fri Oct 03, 2014 1:35 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: Why development has stopped?
Replies: 230
Views: 24465

Re: Re:

Why do you have to be brave to make a submission? You're welcome to look at the commit history and list of pull requests on github ( https://github.com/multiwii/baseflight ). If the patch is useful and properly formatted it's going to get merged. With proper credit and all that jazz. That is, if yo...
by copterrichie
Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Ext Mag should be compulsory!!
Replies: 8
Views: 809

Re: Ext Mag should be compulsory!!

IMO, it all comes down to how the main power-lines are routed.
by copterrichie
Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Why development has stopped?
Replies: 230
Views: 24465

Re: Why development has stopped?

All of this Tit for tat, who shot John BS is not getting anything done. There is only one person that makes decisions and when he is good and ready, things will resumes. Personally, I am just sitting on the sideline. That is all.
by copterrichie
Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: ESCs, propellers , servos and radios
Topic: EMAX QUATTRO 25A x4 in 1
Replies: 9
Views: 1638

Re: EMAX QUATTRO 25A x4 in 1

PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE this device, it is junk!! I ordered two back up ESCs and apparently, there is something wrong with the main motherboard. Burnt one of the ESC and a BRAND NEW Motor. Huge mistake made with this junk. Can not speak for the Hobbywing version.
by copterrichie
Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Why development has stopped?
Replies: 230
Views: 24465

Re: Why development has stopped?

e_lm_70 wrote:
MultiWii is not very user friendly for normal PnP people.


In my opinion, this MAYBE a blessing in disguise! Taking a look at all of the current news events involving multi-rotor copters, overwhelming they have involved an idiot with PnP.
by copterrichie
Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: Frames
Topic: VTAIL configuration
Replies: 2
Views: 2070

Re: VTAIL configuration

Based upon my bench testing, as long as the angle remains the same in all four configurations, the efficiency is the same. they are all the same V-Tail, just appearance and the YAW direction varies. However, number 1 is the simplest to construct and the most durable in my opinion. As for which one i...
by copterrichie
Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Why development has stopped?
Replies: 230
Views: 24465

Re: Why development has stopped?

There is also an unmaintained wiki here: https://code.google.com/p/multiwii/w/list