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by linuxslate
Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Cleanflight aka Multiwii port to STM32 F10x and F30x
Replies: 761
Views: 1379425

Re: Cleanflight aka Multiwii port to STM32 F10x and F30x

I actualy need the opposite, since the PDF is already largely done. (OK, a start is somewhat done.)

It's being done in LibreOffice, and there are ways to go LibreOffice ---> Export HTML ---> HTML to Markdown.
by linuxslate
Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:43 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Cleanflight aka Multiwii port to STM32 F10x and F30x
Replies: 761
Views: 1379425

Re: Cleanflight aka Multiwii port to STM32 F10x and F30x

Awesome! Creating good documentation is hard and I thank you for wanting to help with this! Here's a few thoughts on this subject, of the top of my head - in no specific order. 1) We don't ever want the documentation to get out of sync with the code. If it lives with the code it's easier to update ...
by linuxslate
Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Cleanflight aka Multiwii port to STM32 F10x and F30x
Replies: 761
Views: 1379425

Re: Cleanflight aka Multiwii port to STM32 F10x and F30x

Hello, Dominic et. al. I am doing a user manual for CleanFlight on the Massive32 and MassiveAcro boards: m I am experienced with the 8 bit MW stuff, including messing with the code (although I now run a stock 2.3). After a quick look at the various 32bit MW forks, it was me that convinced MassiveRC ...
by linuxslate
Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:55 am
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: Failsafe on MW Flip
Replies: 1
Views: 380

Failsafe on MW Flip

We just converted my Son's Skyartec Butterfly over to MW 2.3 on a Witespy Flip 2.5 board. It flys well, but after having recently witnessed an expensive fly-away at a local field, we really wanted to get Failsafe working. As mentioned it works and flys fine with #define FAILSAFE commented out. With ...
by linuxslate
Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: ESCs, propellers , servos and radios
Topic: Lipo Batteries Voltage
Replies: 7
Views: 1515

Re: Lipo Batteries Voltage

Don't be too quick to knock cheap chargers. I have one of these: http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/catalog/21044-3(1).jpg http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=36906 US$ 9.xx ...and I think it is awesome. I bought it to charge my Video batteries (2S) and the 2S batteries ...
by linuxslate
Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: First Quadrocopter with MultiWii 2.3 non-stable flight
Replies: 4
Views: 754

Re: First Quadrocopter with MultiWii 2.3 non-stable flight

Almost all problems like this are due to improper configuration of the ESC's. When I built my first quad, it was also my first electric R/C aircraft (I'm from the days of gas-powered models). So I had a bit of a learning curve. I had never heard of a "programming card". I thought it was so...
by linuxslate
Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:09 am
Forum: FPV, OSD, Cameras
Topic: PRO-HUD OSD, a branch of KV Team OSD
Replies: 5
Views: 3384

Re: PRO-HUD OSD, a branch of KV Team OSD

Latest development screen shot Screenshot-PRO_HUD_OSD_Development.jpg New and Working: Continuing the movement to (back to?) a more HUD-like look. Reverted back to the original symbols for rate of climb. They are now just inside the right scale. They take up 3 characters high, and sequence in a more...
by linuxslate
Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:56 am
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: Spektrum PPM SUM Basic Question
Replies: 0
Views: 547

Spektrum PPM SUM Basic Question

I was getting poor range with my cheap FlySky FS-T6 radio, so I just spent the $$$ for a Spektrum DX6i. I simply unplugged my FlySky receiver, and plugged in the Spektrum AR6210 "Full Range" reciever. I think I have it set up correctly (Including forcing more usable AUX channels as in this...
by linuxslate
Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:38 am
Forum: FPV, OSD, Cameras
Topic: PRO-HUD OSD, a branch of KV Team OSD
Replies: 5
Views: 3384

Re: PRO-HUD OSD, a branch of KV Team OSD

What's comming in PRO_HUD_OSD: FPI.jpg FPI: Flight Path Indicator (Red Circle). It is currently coded and working, but probably not in any way accurate. It is currently just showing the accelerometer data without much smarts behind it. It is probably functional as a turn slide/slip indicator, but I...
by linuxslate
Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: prop loss failsafe recovery
Replies: 11
Views: 3289

Re: prop loss failsafe recovery

I have had 2 crashes due to broken props in flight.

These were the only 2 crashes that resulted in breaking arms, or any expense other than just broken props. (Last one bent a motor shaft, too.)

My solution - Buy better props; Pre-flight Quad.
by linuxslate
Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: FPV, OSD, Cameras
Topic: PRO-HUD OSD, a branch of KV Team OSD
Replies: 5
Views: 3384

Re: PRO-HUD OSD, a branch of KV Team OSD

I really like the look of your OSD, but can not fly without my RSSI. Try the latest version in the PRO_HUD branch (from source). It should support RSSI. Note that RSSI has moved to the upper right, use my latest .mcm file for the new RSSI Icon. (I changed Icons so that the icon is not confused with...
by linuxslate
Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: KV Team Multiwii OSD
Replies: 1021
Views: 191347

Re: SW Development on Minim Osd

These are from now on our supported and advised OSD´s. Independant mini review (I paid for mine ): I just got one of the "discount" KV_Team_Mod V.5 OSD's from witespy: m I connected my 2S battery voltage (video battery) directly to the first (Square) of the "Batt12" pins. I did ...
by linuxslate
Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: KV Team Multiwii OSD
Replies: 1021
Views: 191347

Re: SW Development on Minim Osd

To be clear, Support for the GUI is only going away in my branch.

The official KV_Team_OSD will continue to use the GUI.

To avoid confusion, I am going to start a new thread for the PRO-HUD branch in the FPV, OSD, Cameras forum.

viewtopic.php?f=25&t=4368
by linuxslate
Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: FPV, OSD, Cameras
Topic: PRO-HUD OSD, a branch of KV Team OSD
Replies: 5
Views: 3384

PRO-HUD OSD, a branch of KV Team OSD

PRO-HUD-OSD is a branch of KV-Team OSD. Discussion being moved here to avoid confusion with the "real" (main branch) KV_Team_OSD. As implied by the term "PRO", it has a little different aim than KV_TEAM_OSD. It is hoped that it looks and works more like an aricraft HUD. It is mea...
by linuxslate
Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: KV Team Multiwii OSD
Replies: 1021
Views: 191347

Re: SW Development on Minim Osd

There is a short (22 Sec) video of my version here: http://youtu.be/3LDhB4BXUiU I only got 22 sec of actual flight video because my capture software kept crashing. Also, I am already working on some new changes: RSSI Icon changed to antenna icon. (Use .mcm file in this thread) RSSI Moved to upper ri...
by linuxslate
Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: KV Team Multiwii OSD
Replies: 1021
Views: 191347

Re: SW Development on Minim Osd

Where is the right .mcm font file ? can not find it ?


The correct .mcm is in the data folder for the Linux32 version of the GUI.

The latest (All my changes + New RSSI icon) is attached to this post.

MW_OSD_Team.mcm.zip
(4.42 KiB) Downloaded 96 times
by linuxslate
Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:10 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: KV Team Multiwii OSD
Replies: 1021
Views: 191347

Re: SW Development on Minim Osd

Updated Screen shots showing PRO_HUD_OSD, and what I am trying to accomplish. Current Screen shot: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attachmentNew.php?attachmentid=6281337 Annotation - What is currently done is shown in Yellow text, Planned changes in Orange: http://static.rcgroups.net/forums/attachmen...
by linuxslate
Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:15 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: KV Team Multiwii OSD
Replies: 1021
Views: 191347

Re: SW Development on Minim Osd

I will be posting a new screen shot shortly, so that it shows the corrected (and slightly moved) throttle slider.

Video when I fly Sunday.
by linuxslate
Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: KV Team Multiwii OSD
Replies: 1021
Views: 191347

Re: SW Development on Minim Osd

Announcing HUD-OSD: A branch of KV-Team OSD. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attachmentNew.php?attachmentid=6275087 As implied by the term "PRO", it has a little different aim than KV_TEAM_OSD. It is meant for expirienced RC pilots, possibly with acutal aircraft training expirience. Feature...
by linuxslate
Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: My First Multirotor, Comments Requested
Replies: 3
Views: 1460

Re: My First Multirotor, Comments Requested

I don't see any settings anywhere to configure such a link, or specify my secondary data serial port. I'm not an authority on this, but AFAIK, you do not have to. MultiWii will answer MultiWii Serial Protocol communications on any serial port that is not configured for something else. (My answer co...
by linuxslate
Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: Boards
Topic: MultiWii on Cortex M0 with 16kb flash? (toy quadcopter)
Replies: 5
Views: 2497

Re: MultiWii on Cortex M0 with 16kb flash? (toy quadcopter)

Just a note that the WLToys V252 is a very similar toy Quadcopter. I own 2 V252's and I have flown the JXD 385, and they fly very similarly. I now see that it is not coincidence. The 2 boards seem to be very similar. The V252 board also has the ports brought out to pads: http://www.massiverc.com/Pre...
by linuxslate
Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Shields, boards and sensors
Topic: [Q]Conformal Coating the FC
Replies: 2
Views: 437

Re: [Q]Conformal Coating the FC

I have not done so yet. 1. There were no replies to this thread. 2. While it is not that difficult to pull the FC out of my Quad, there is not currently any other reason to do so. My Quad is flying well, and often, and I just don't want to take the FC out at the moment. 3. My can of Konform AR is ve...
by linuxslate
Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Release v2.3 is coming soon... prepare
Replies: 96
Views: 25522

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

Comment on ONLYARMWHENFLAT: When we fly the toy mini's and micro's, one test we do is the upsidedown hand-toss. Starting with motors off, and holding the Quad upsidedown, toss it out in front of you, then give it some throttle. A mini or micro with good flight control system should right itself, and...
by linuxslate
Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: MultiWii tweaking - flying experience
Topic: dev_2013_08_23_r1573_pre_2.3 user feedback
Replies: 14
Views: 2416

Re: dev_2013_08_23_r1573_pre_2.3 user feedback

Since I started this feedback thread, I guess I should provide mine. In short - No complaints. Works fine. I have a very generic 450 quad HJ Alien frame upgraged to DJI arms. Crius AIO Pro 1.0 UBLOX GPS Bluetooth MinimOSD 0.1 KV Team r345 (Haven't upgraded OSD yet.) Fat Shark Predator 250mW 5.8 tran...
by linuxslate
Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: MultiWii tweaking - flying experience
Topic: dev_2013_08_23_r1573_pre_2.3 user feedback
Replies: 14
Views: 2416

dev_2013_08_23_r1573_pre_2.3 user feedback

MultiWii_dev_2013_08_23_r1573_pre_2.3 - Are you grinning like a Cheshire Cat due to the awesome stability and performance, or are you in hospital preparing to undergo back surgery from having to bend over so many times picking up the pieces? Please post experience, GUI config shots, config.h lines h...
by linuxslate
Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Release v2.3 is coming soon... prepare
Replies: 96
Views: 25522

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

So is there a thread for pre2.3 feedback? Is this it? I'm willing to put MultiWii_dev_2013_08_23_r1573_pre_2.3 in my (very generic) quad before I fly this weekend. Perhaps a pre2.3 feedback thread for non-developer (l)users like myself should be in 'Tweaking - flying experience' instead of here. I t...
by linuxslate
Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: Shields, boards and sensors
Topic: Multiwii Pro 2.0 broken USB port - FTDI shield possible?
Replies: 3
Views: 2753

Re: Multiwii Pro 2.0 broken USB port - FTDI shield possible?

Not sure exactly what board you have, but they almost all have the "normal" serial pins in addition to the USB connector. You can still use the serial 0 pins even if they are shared with on-board FTDI --- You just cannot use both at once (Which is not an issue for you, in your current situ...
by linuxslate
Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Shields, boards and sensors
Topic: MultiWii on a KK Board?
Replies: 4
Views: 886

Re: MultiWii on a KK Board?

Thanks for the info. I guess I'll give the KK board to someone at the flying field.

I found essentially the same kit even cheaper on eBay, and the same eBay store is selling a decent, small MultiWii board with on-board USB, and a compass, so I'll just get that.
by linuxslate
Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: Need Help getting gps to work on Crius AIOP
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Re: Need Help getting gps to work on Crius AIOP

Here's the Gotchas that seem to get a lot of people: -- Connecting RX and TX GPS Flight Controller Rx <----> Tx Tx <----> Rx No water flow flows if you connect 2 faucets (of the same pressure) together, and if you connect 2 drains together, there's no water flow either. -- Power If an All-in-One Pro...
by linuxslate
Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Idea: Coordinated Turn Mode
Replies: 14
Views: 2867

Re: Idea: Coordinated Turn Mode

IceWind; You are correct. I noticed that when I started flying FPV, I sort of naturally made coordinated turns without even consciously trying. (Not that I was not trying -- I was just trying to stay in the air and avoid trees, poles, etc. I mean I was not consciously trying to make great turns). As...
by linuxslate
Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Board Request - FPV, OSD, Cameras
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Re: Board Request - FPV, OSD, Cameras

Thanks !!!
by linuxslate
Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Shields, boards and sensors
Topic: MultiWii on a KK Board?
Replies: 4
Views: 886

MultiWii on a KK Board?

Is it possible to load MultiWii (2.2), on an original KK board? I'm not talking about interfacing the two, or anything. I want to completely wipe the firmware (Bootloader, too, if necessary) and making it MultiWii board. Should be the same hardware (It is an atmel chip isn't it?) and I am sure Multi...
by linuxslate
Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: KV Team Multiwii OSD
Replies: 1021
Views: 191347

Re: SW Development on Minim Osd

Wasn't going to get into this since it is O/T for MinimOSD, but --- Yes, we need to get rid of Analog Video coming down. Once you have digital video, it makes sense to do the OSD on the ground. You can encode the tlm along with the digital video, and then do the OSD image creation/tlm integration on...
by linuxslate
Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Board Request - FPV, OSD, Cameras
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Board Request - FPV, OSD, Cameras

I know that it is not specific to MultiWii, but neither is "ESCs, propellers , servos and radios". Most of us have at least at sometime put a camera on our quad/multi, and many of us fly FPV. It would be a good addition, and hopefully maintain the better "Signal to Noise Ratio" t...
by linuxslate
Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Safety alarm!!!Copter want to take off immediately after arm
Replies: 21
Views: 8267

Re: Safety alarm!!!Copter want to take off immediately after

I added

Code: Select all

&& !f.BARO_MODE


To my 2.2, and have been flying for several weekends.
I confirmed that it will not arm in GPS_HOLD or GPS_HOME (my only uses of baro)

My Quad still arms/flies/HOLDs/RTHs fine, and I still have a face, 2 eyeballs, and 10 fingers. ;)
by linuxslate
Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: Quadcopter shaking
Replies: 17
Views: 3813

Re: Quadcopter shaking

The department of redundancy department does not approve of the term:

LPF Filter
by linuxslate
Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: cannot write PID values / bricked HK pocket quad
Replies: 5
Views: 929

Re: cannot write PID values / bricked HK pocket quad

I'm not sure if this helps at all since I do not have a pocket quad (yet), but: There was a previous post(s) about some sort of mini/pocket MultiWii Quad shipping with bad boot loaders. If you've tried everything else, you may want to try re-loading the boot loader, but of course, you could turn it ...
by linuxslate
Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: Magnetic Declination
Replies: 2
Views: 746

Re: Magnetic Declination

The answer is:

-2

It is interesting that they report -1 Deg 60 Minutes, since 60 minutes is a degree ?!!

So I would just call it -2 even.

So your line in config.h is:

#define MAG_DECLINIATION -2.0f

(Never realized the spelling error before).
by linuxslate
Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Connecting elements
Topic: Powering the Video Transmitter
Replies: 11
Views: 2739

Re: Powering the Video Transmitter

Wow. Maybe I did the right thing then.

Another 50m or so downwind, and it would have been in dense tall trees and Florida thicket. It would have been very difficult to retrieve.
by linuxslate
Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: MultiWii tweaking - flying experience
Topic: Flight Modes and FPV
Replies: 3
Views: 970

Flight Modes and FPV

I now have FPV set up and working well on my Quad -- Thanks to the MW and KV ODS Team. I also normally fly in acro mode. I used to fly conventional RC airplanes, I have some real flight training, and my job is partially related to how things fly, so acro seems to me to be the "correct way thing...
by linuxslate
Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Connecting elements
Topic: Powering the Video Transmitter
Replies: 11
Views: 2739

Re: Powering the Video Transmitter

Thanks for all the replies. I have temporarily ended up using a separate 430mah 2S Lipo. I only purchased that battery because it was what the local hobby shop had on the shelf. It works, but the 250mW Fat Shark Transmitter/Camera/MinimOSD drains it pretty fast. The 430mah battery is inadequate for ...
by linuxslate
Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Shields, boards and sensors
Topic: [Q]Conformal Coating the FC
Replies: 2
Views: 437

[Q]Conformal Coating the FC

Has anyone thought of/or done conformal coating of the Flight Controller? I assume that most of us that are running multiwii are running on bare boards. I don't have a big landing gear, and my Crius AIO Pro is on the lower deck of my frame. Add to that morning dew on the grass, and 4 props that spra...
by linuxslate
Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: KV Team Multiwii OSD
Replies: 1021
Views: 191347

Re: SW Development on Minim Osd

I'm looking into the smeared black you see on my screen shot. I noticed two things: In Max7456.ino: // set all rows to same charactor white level, 90% digitalWrite(MAX7456SELECT,LOW); uint8_t x; for(x = 0; x < MAX_screen_rows; x++) { MAX7456_Send(MAX7456ADD_RB0+x, WHITE_level_120); The comment says ...
by linuxslate
Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:13 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: KV Team Multiwii OSD
Replies: 1021
Views: 191347

Re: SW Development on Minim Osd

all good if youve had the training, but we need something that beginners can jump in and fly Exactly. I don't think the units are as helpful as labels. Here is a screenshot after I have been working on some of the icons (No code change). Note Larger, Clearer Battery Icons (Flight, and Video) and la...
by linuxslate
Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: KV Team Multiwii OSD
Replies: 1021
Views: 191347

Re: SW Development on Minim Osd

Kataventos; Thanks for your quick reply, and it is good to see that you are back online. Yes, I understand about the limits of the MAX 7456, and I agree that we do not want to fill the screen with more characters. Also, I am sorry if this was already covered, but this thread is huge. On the Font upl...
by linuxslate
Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: KV Team Multiwii OSD
Replies: 1021
Views: 191347

Re: SW Development on Minim Osd

What follow are some suggestions for the way data is presented in Rush/MinimOSD. I am working on some of these things, and may have a font file and/or code to share shortly. I am sorry if it sounds like a rant, and is long. It's not a rant, I just want to explain. Background: I'm at the age where I ...
by linuxslate
Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Idea: Coordinated Turn Mode
Replies: 14
Views: 2867

Re: Idea: Coordinated Turn Mode

felixrising ; Yes. But a coordinated turn is even more than that. Let's say our flight software did that -- in level and forward flight, it responded to a yaw about an earth-relative z, instead of a frame (FC) relative z. We would not drop, and we would remain in a far better orientation/flight thro...
by linuxslate
Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: KV Team Multiwii OSD
Replies: 1021
Views: 191347

Re: SW Development on Minim Osd

I'm up and running ! First FPV flight with OSD was last night. In case it helps anybody, I too, had difficulty uploading the font. (Ubuntu). I, like some people, did not read, or forgot the part about powering the video side during the font update. My board is not jumpered, and I have a separate LiP...
by linuxslate
Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:29 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Idea: Coordinated Turn Mode
Replies: 14
Views: 2867

Re: Idea: Coordinated Turn Mode

Cool. Thank you felixrising . I am no where near enought of a dev (or flight dynamisist -- I can't even spell it) to try to figure this myself, but with your start, I may just look into it. I'm working on FPV / OSD stuff right now (and possibly planning my first Tri), but I will definately look at w...
by linuxslate
Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:19 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: KV Team Multiwii OSD
Replies: 1021
Views: 191347

Re: SW Development on Minim Osd

How are you doing your power?

Are the power (power and ground) jumpers jumped, or isolated?

What voltage (and from what source) are you powering the video side?

Check power carefully before jumpering anything.

Also check for multiple ground paths (video side). You could have a ground loop.