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by rbirdie001
Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: ESCs, propellers , servos and radios
Topic: Alternative ESC firmware (reflashing)
Replies: 640
Views: 140187

SimonK ESC's give less power than others?

Hi! while searching found this old thread so trying to reborn it I bought on ebay G-SUN 30A ESC's with originally loaded SimonK firmware (unknown version) and I'm disappointed because I'm with it getting much less maximal thrust from my motor/propeller (about 70%) compared to other models (more diff...
by rbirdie001
Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: r1637 I2C GPS problem
Replies: 0
Views: 230

r1637 I2C GPS problem

Hi, I'm using I2C_GPS_NAV module with 2.2 r62 from eosbandi with the promini boards. In MW 2.3 there was already known problem with I2C errors from the beginning, but after using this patch from varvar http://www.multiwii.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=4246&start=30#p43393 it worked perfectly...
by rbirdie001
Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Airplane mode RTH
Replies: 824
Views: 119033

Re: Airplane mode RTH

Can anything ever work for me straightforward without days and weeks troubleshooting? I prepared new I2C GPS board, modified FW_Nav_131122 config accordingly, uploaded, connected and it communicates but I have 31 I2C errors from the beginning. I aplied this patch: http://www.multiwii.com/forum/viewt...
by rbirdie001
Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Airplane mode RTH
Replies: 824
Views: 119033

Re: Airplane mode RTH

Hi Patrik, I hope you had peaceful weekend at work and all robots behaved well . I tried to test new version FW_Nav_131122 but as I had several complications, so not much results . I loaded it and firstly connected bluetooth module to the promini serial port. I did adjustment and servo trimming, tes...
by rbirdie001
Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:34 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Airplane mode RTH
Replies: 824
Views: 119033

Re: Airplane mode RTH

Hi Patrik,
I see there are many news in the code so I hope NOW it will start working also for me. :lol:
I made minimal necessary changes only and loaded into my wing. Tomorrow should be reasonable weather, so... ;)
Have as good working weekend as possible!
Roman
by rbirdie001
Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Airplane mode RTH
Replies: 824
Views: 119033

Re: Airplane mode RTH

HI! I watched videos I made using "head camera" during my last RTH tests and unfortunately I have to admit, that there is not much to see to show you my problems. Because I really want to make RTH working for me, I'm again reading the code, will try to do some changes and then do new tests...
by rbirdie001
Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: ESCs, propellers , servos and radios
Topic: New Transmitter
Replies: 2
Views: 568

Re: New Transmitter

Hi! I'm using motor_stop on all my copters (not doing any acro) + arming by stick gesture and all works normally. Tricopter runs motors at similar time but quad sometimes acts strange and one (diagonal) pair of motors start later than the other pair. But no so late as at 50%. Check with GUI, if your...
by rbirdie001
Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:48 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Airplane mode RTH
Replies: 824
Views: 119033

Re: Airplane mode RTH

Hi guys, thanks for so many ideas to think about! I currently have little time for that because I have to complete some Iceland photos for Saturday presentation to friends, but then I'll read all again, study the video I took during last RTH test flight and hopefuly there will be visible some of str...
by rbirdie001
Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:09 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: GPS NAV
Replies: 964
Views: 176836

Re: GPS NAV

Quick note..... (I'm traveling in the US so no time to develop till end of Oct)...I2CGps_nav will be discontinued by me. There will be one update to 2.3 including all patches and recommendations. But it will not include waypoint nav. If anyone willing to take over it is the time. But it puts unnecc...
by rbirdie001
Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Airplane mode RTH
Replies: 824
Views: 119033

Re: Airplane mode RTH

Hi, I'm trying to follow your discussion but don't feel like having enough knowledge to join it. Because I see it's going close to altitude control which I'm still fighting with, maybe at least my observations could help you: I tested FW_nav_131024 with commented out all additional conditions for al...
by rbirdie001
Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:48 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Airplane mode RTH
Replies: 824
Views: 119033

Re: Airplane mode RTH

Hi Patrik, new version 131024 is loaded in my flying wing, but there weren't good conditions to test it yet. Just to be sure - do I understand right, that altitude control was rewritten and now P term is adjusted via GUI (Alt P)? Does it remaid only P or full PID regulator? Thanks for explanation! R...
by rbirdie001
Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: KV Team Multiwii OSD
Replies: 1021
Views: 151482

Re: SW Development on Minim Osd

Hi Carlo, thanks, this is the answer I didn't know about internal 1.1V reference and maximal value 110. My RX gives between 1.0-1.1V without signal (this little changes according the noise) and 1.6V with 100% signal so I was exactly on the edge - about 105-109 without signal and 110 with full signal...
by rbirdie001
Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:49 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: KV Team Multiwii OSD
Replies: 1021
Views: 151482

Re: SW Development on Minim Osd

Hi guys, another trouble with RSSI reading: I had to stop using RSSI reading from MW (I use so many functions on my 328P board that MW 2.3 crashes so I had to disable something). I need to read RSSI like analog voltage 0.8-1.6V directly by OSD ADC. I soldered wire with 1K resistor to pin A3 (as show...
by rbirdie001
Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: FPV, OSD, Cameras
Topic: FPV Equipment discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 3126

Re: FPV Equipment discussion

Hi Patrik and Andrej, today I got my Orange Open LRS TX + RX. After first quick test with stock firmware it works but again there is a mystery. I bought "Futaba" version TX m and installed it into my old (originally 35MHz) Hitec Optic 6. It works BUT only when trainer switch is UP. This so...
by rbirdie001
Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Airplane mode RTH
Replies: 824
Views: 119033

Re: Airplane mode RTH

Yes but it's time to make a corrected update. Probably tomorrow. Sound great! Weather forecast still say it should be here good weather this weekend so I'll take new version (if ready ) and hopefully make the RTH code finally working also for me . Patrik, I told you that I'm natural beta tester. If...
by rbirdie001
Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Airplane mode RTH
Replies: 824
Views: 119033

Re: Airplane mode RTH

Hi Patrik, I see you are back! Because I'm preparing another attempt to make running well new vesion FW_NAV_PID, I want to ask you if you can confirm my observations here: http://www.multiwii.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2456&start=330#p42370 This weekend we should have nice weather here so...
by rbirdie001
Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:33 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Airplane mode RTH
Replies: 824
Views: 119033

Re: Airplane mode RTH

Hi Patrik, I'm now trying to understand at least a little of RTH code, namely the height control and I'm still wonder about some lines in last FW_NAV_PID version GPS.cpp. In lines 1493 and 1500 I see that GPS_AltErr - means I am low and + means I am high, right? : GPS_AltErr = GPS_altitude - GPS_hol...
by rbirdie001
Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Airplane mode RTH
Replies: 824
Views: 119033

Re: Airplane mode RTH

Hi Andrej, I'd be caredul with this. I have feeling, that I term should be sometimes reset. Imagine, that your wing is waiting for GPS fix or you just hold it with one hand longer time so I term accumulates until is full an then you throw the plane into the air. Due to I term influence it could make...
by rbirdie001
Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Airplane mode RTH
Replies: 824
Views: 119033

Re: Airplane mode RTH

Hi, thanks for both oppinions. Next week I'll be on bussiness trip so I hope on evenings at the hotel I'll look again at the RTH code and understand more if it . Also I took today one of my wings with me to family walk (Drenalyn - no computers, no GPS, no gyros, everything 100% manual) and whole fam...
by rbirdie001
Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Airplane mode RTH
Replies: 824
Views: 119033

Re: Airplane mode RTH

Hi guys, I for some time had returned to my tricopter (also because I was so long time so unsuccessfull with the airplane RTH height control ) but now I got new idea which returned me to it. When searching on ebay I found this baro sensor BMP180: m . It should be compatible with BMP085 but better an...
by rbirdie001
Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Crius GPS and I2C_GPS_NAV
Replies: 95
Views: 36892

Re: Crius GPS and I2C_GPS_NAV

Hi, I managed to reproduce the problem with your config.h I think the problem comes from too much functionality simultaneously. If I remove: #define BUZZER or #define RCAUXPIN12 it works ok. I suspect a limitation of RAM memory Hi Alex, I think that you are right. In meantime I tried to reproduce t...
by rbirdie001
Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: GPS NAV
Replies: 964
Views: 176836

Re: GPS NAV

Hi dramida, I have to do small "lobbing" for 328p boards and I2C GPS (at least with current functionality). As I wrote many times (because there were even voices wanting to discontinue 328p processor), these small and cheap boards are great for beginners and hobyists (not for professionals...
by rbirdie001
Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Crius GPS and I2C_GPS_NAV
Replies: 95
Views: 36892

Re: Crius GPS and I2C_GPS_NAV

Hi, I did more discovering about my I2C GPS reboot problem in r1573 and I found the dependecy : Reboot when writing to EEPROM happens with TRI and with HEX motor config (only with I2C GPS selected and connected) but doesn't happen for QUADX and QUADP configs (This is why most of you didn't see it......
by rbirdie001
Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: Crius GPS and I2C_GPS_NAV
Replies: 95
Views: 36892

Re: Crius GPS and I2C_GPS_NAV

Alexinparis wrote:could you try to activate internal pullups ? (#define INTERNAL_I2C_PULLUPS)

Hi Alex,
I tested it and with pullups active there is no change: 3 I2C errors and when writing to EEPROM - reboot.
When I have more time I'll try different optins like Quad or different board.
Thanks for effort!
Roman
by rbirdie001
Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: GPS on Crius SE board
Replies: 121
Views: 39293

Re: GPS on Crius SE board

are you sure about this? i see msot people are using the GPS modules stock as they come from the factory. will it run on 3.3V also? I'm just writing what I know, I can't do any magic... UBLOX NEO6M is internally running at 3.3V so for correct connection to 5V system you should have level converter ...
by rbirdie001
Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: GPS on Crius SE board
Replies: 121
Views: 39293

Re: GPS on Crius SE board

i3dm wrote:since im using the I2C-GPS-NAV board, i dont need to change the voltage level right ?

You have to change levels between GPS module (3.3V) and I2C-GPS-NAV board (5V), but then you connect I2C-GPS-NAV board to FC directly over 5V I2C.
Roman
by rbirdie001
Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: KV Team Multiwii OSD
Replies: 1021
Views: 151482

Re: SW Development on Minim Osd

Hi, so today I was driving in the car with Multiwii on the pasenger seat and it's confirmed: Wrong (/10) speeed measurement on the OSD from I2C GPS is caused by small mistake in I2C_GPS_NAV_v2_2.ino, line 724 case 7: i2c_dataset.ground_speed = (atof(string)*0.5144444)*10; //convert to m/s*100 It can...
by rbirdie001
Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: GPS on Crius SE board
Replies: 121
Views: 39293

Re: GPS on Crius SE board

Thank you Roman, your reply is very helpful! This is the GPS i ordered: m once i get it i will connect it to Ucenter and configure to 115200 Baud and 5hz. next i will flash my I2C-GPS board - is V2.2 Beta1 r62 stable? everything else is clear. just to make sure - the I2C-GPS board is 5V I2C right (...
by rbirdie001
Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: GPS on Crius SE board
Replies: 121
Views: 39293

Re: GPS on Crius SE board

did i get this correctly? in order to use my Ublox Neo6M GPS module on MultiwiiSE board with V2.2 FW i need to: 1. configure the Ublox GPS to 115200 and 5Hz. 2. disable GPS filtering in code. 3. connect GPS module to GPS-I2C-NAV board. 4. solder other side of NAV board wiring to appropriate points ...
by rbirdie001
Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: FPV, OSD, Cameras
Topic: FPV Equipment discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 3126

Re: FPV Equipment discussion

Hi! Thanks for oppinions, I think I'll buy Hobbyking orange OpenLRS modules and start playing with them. I'm only afraid, that it's another developement project and I have big talent for finding faults or having troubles with projects which for most people work fine . BTW (Patrik and Andrej, you are...
by rbirdie001
Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Crius GPS and I2C_GPS_NAV
Replies: 95
Views: 36892

Re: Crius GPS and I2C_GPS_NAV

Hi Roman, yes 328p + I2C board running r1570 maybe I2C errors - I didnt notice. or look! Not getting frozen FC on write for sure. I wrote a few times getting servo directions and PIDS etc correct. WIll try the I2C errors in next couple of days Hi shikra, I'm using r1573 (I use only "packed&quo...
by rbirdie001
Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: KV Team Multiwii OSD
Replies: 1021
Views: 151482

Re: SW Development on Minim Osd

@rbirdie001, Hi Roman, Please investigate on that and also, if is possible, please verify if the arrow home indicator on OSD is correct or is 180° reverted because a friend of mine as this issue. About MWii data I can confirm that on MSP the speed is transmitted as cm/sec. On actual KV Team OSD all...
by rbirdie001
Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: FPV, OSD, Cameras
Topic: FPV Equipment discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 3126

Re: FPV Equipment discussion

Guys, also I have question to discuss: what radio would you recommed to buy for medium distance FPV? I'm not planning to fly over 1km distance but I need really reliable link. I have bad experience with 2.4GHz Spektrum DX6i and even my second 35MHz radio isn't perfect for FPV. With Spectrum I crashe...
by rbirdie001
Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: FPV, OSD, Cameras
Topic: FPV Equipment discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 3126

Re: FPV Equipment discussion

talking for googles....have you seen those ? http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Virtual-Private-Cinema-Theater-Digital-Video-Eyewear-Glassess-52-Wide-Screen-with-Earphone-free-shipping-wholesale/727817556.html Hi, I have very similar ones from Hobbyking and they are so-so useable, but not very good. Di...
by rbirdie001
Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: KV Team Multiwii OSD
Replies: 1021
Views: 151482

Re: SW Development on Minim Osd

Hi guys, first I want to thank to all developers because this OSD is really GREAT! Today I practised FPV flying (I'm just beginner in it) and OSD worked perfectly! OK, almost perfectly, because speed measurement was obviously incorrect - I guess that OSD was displaying just 10% of real speed. You c...
by rbirdie001
Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Crius GPS and I2C_GPS_NAV
Replies: 95
Views: 36892

Re: Crius GPS and I2C_GPS_NAV

is this right? I did a quick poshold and RTH on mine with one of the latest devs and it worked for me. Just using default settings. 3) Anyway in last MWI dev. versions after 2.2 is broken communication with I2C NAV module so until someone (probably eosbandi himself) will update I2C NAV module softw...
by rbirdie001
Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Crius GPS and I2C_GPS_NAV
Replies: 95
Views: 36892

Re: Crius GPS and I2C_GPS_NAV

Hi, I noticed your idea and have some comments which may be useful: 1) I wouldn't try to connect 3.3V and 5V logic directly - it's too risky and it's so simple to interface it. I have proven solution consisting just two SMD FETs soldered directly at the pins and it works PERFECTLY. It's based on wel...
by rbirdie001
Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: KV Team Multiwii OSD
Replies: 1021
Views: 151482

Re: SW Development on Minim Osd

Hi guys, first I want to thank to all developers because this OSD is really GREAT! Today I practised FPV flying (I'm just beginner in it) and OSD worked perfectly! OK, almost perfectly, because speed measurement was obviously incorrect - I guess that OSD was displaying just 10% of real speed. You ca...
by rbirdie001
Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: GPS NAV
Replies: 964
Views: 176836

Re: GPS NAV

Hi guys, sorry, I didn't want to make "war zone" of this practically oriented thread. I wrote my post for much more practical reasons: I have 3 different multicopters with 328 based flight controllers. They are flying great with MW 2.2 and are using I2C GPS to full satisfaction (THANKS eos...
by rbirdie001
Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:17 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: GPS NAV
Replies: 964
Views: 176836

Re: GPS NAV

I hope I2C GPS is killed with 2.3 so people move on and stop wasting time with trying to "navigate" on "promini". ffs, its 16mhz with like 16k flash and 1k ram. give UP. Hi! But what about people who don't want to navigate through waypoints? I want only fly and have Poshold / Re...
by rbirdie001
Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: GPS NAV
Replies: 964
Views: 176836

Re: GPS NAV

Hi eosbandi, I know you probably have lot of work with preparing GPS navigation code but if once you have chance, can you please look at compatibility I2C GPS code with upcoming MW 2.3 ? There seems to be some troubles (at least I have it ) so if you could tune it a little to work well, it would be ...
by rbirdie001
Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Release v2.3 is coming soon... prepare
Replies: 96
Views: 20834

Re: Release v2.3 is coming soon... prepare

Hi, today I tested r1573 in 328 (Crius SE) with I2C_GPS_NAV_v2_2 loaded in Arduino Promini and ALWAYS after powering ON I see three I2C errors in GUI. Then it works normally and number of errors remains on 3, but previously it wasn't like this. Probably just bad timing during bootup, but doesn't lo...
by rbirdie001
Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Release v2.3 is coming soon... prepare
Replies: 96
Views: 20834

Re: Release v2.3 is coming soon... prepare

Hi, today I tested r1573 in 328 (Crius SE) with I2C_GPS_NAV_v2_2 loaded in Arduino Promini and ALWAYS after powering ON I see three I2C errors in GUI. Then it works normally and number of errors remains on 3, but previously it wasn't like this. Probably just bad timing during bootup, but doesn't loo...
by rbirdie001
Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: KV Team Multiwii OSD
Replies: 1021
Views: 151482

Re: SW Development on Minim Osd

Hi kataventos, I really marvel that you all are spendig so much time for us! Just because I'm reading that you are working on completely new GUI, please let me say one experience: When I work again with Minim GUI after some weeks, I'm always confused about the meaning of dark/light blue switches for...
by rbirdie001
Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Release v2.3 is coming soon... prepare
Replies: 96
Views: 20834

Re: Release v2.3 is coming soon... prepare

Hi, in r1573 GUI at the tab "settings" are newly adjustments fields for buzzer alarm voltages but unfortunately the step of modification is 1V. This is too raw to be useful - I can set only e.g. 9 or 10 or 11 or 12 volts but not 10.2 or 10.3. Is it possible to modify it in final 2.3 GUI to...
by rbirdie001
Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: KV Team Multiwii OSD
Replies: 1021
Views: 151482

Re: SW Development on Minim Osd

Hi Roman, I can not simulate RSSI issue, but I look into code: At line 406 of KV_Team_OSD.ino file you have else { if (Settings[S_MWRSSI]) { aa = MwRssi; } Please try to mod with else { if (Settings[S_MWRSSI]) { aa = rssiADC; } Ciao Carlo Carlo, now with both mods it works perfectly! I think that w...
by rbirdie001
Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: KV Team Multiwii OSD
Replies: 1021
Views: 151482

Re: SW Development on Minim Osd

Hi Roman, I've tried (simulated) some time ago and to me seems working well.... I've noted that changing the RSSI signal received this take some second ( one or two or tree) to update the screen percent due to calculation of the average of the last 30 received values, so wait a little.... Have you ...
by rbirdie001
Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: KV Team Multiwii OSD
Replies: 1021
Views: 151482

Re: SW Development on Minim Osd

Carlo, again thanks for prompt support but unfortunately still not work well. I added /4 to line 166 so now RSSI shows values between 51-86 and adjusting MIN and MAX values works also perfectly, but final RSSI percent value is now ALWAYS 100%. I guess that original undivided value is used somewhere ...
by rbirdie001
Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: KV Team Multiwii OSD
Replies: 1021
Views: 151482

Re: SW Development on Minim Osd

Hi rbirdie, try to set the RSSI min and max as linked here that I suggested in some previous post. Set min and max RSSI received values as discussed here http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1786599&page=31 in post n. #451 and #452 Carlo Thanks Carlo, I tested this procedure and it w...
by rbirdie001
Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: KV Team Multiwii OSD
Replies: 1021
Views: 151482

Re: SW Development on Minim Osd

Hi guys, I just intalled Minim R370 and connected with MWC R1555. Everything seems to work well, except RSSI readout. I have configured Multiwi to measure RSSI as analog voltage on the pin A7 and Minim to get RSSI from Multiwii. OSD shows RSSI percentage and it's somehow dependent on voltage at MW p...