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by Katch
Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Boards
Topic: Cleanflight - changing Mag orientation
Replies: 1
Views: 1462

Cleanflight - changing Mag orientation

Hi guys, Had a long long break from Quads but started flying again these past few days and decided to revisit an old problem of a Flight Controller. I bought on of these 32 bit STM32F103CBT6 Kcopter Flight Controllers that were always pretty poorly supported; m understandably so as they were chinese...
by Katch
Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: What makes Naza 'better' than Multiwii
Replies: 83
Views: 13214

Re: What makes Naza 'better' than Multiwii

I'm gonna fly my Naza. Good riddance. Thanks for a great last post. Quoting me out of context... very helpful TC. if I want a quad that I know is gonna stay where I put it when I want it to, I'm gonna fly my Naza. And I'm not going to stop working with MWii on other frames nor am I going to stop co...
by Katch
Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:33 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: What makes Naza 'better' than Multiwii
Replies: 83
Views: 13214

Re: What makes Naza 'better' than Multiwii

Gonna chip in here since I recently picked up a Naza Lite GPS; first off you must remember 'haters gonna hate' and you need to install your very own LPF to filter out the haters that are not objective... ie TC - I don't want to knock TCs knowledge or his contribution to MWii but a guy that took a ha...
by Katch
Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:47 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: wishlist for v2.3
Replies: 104
Views: 16526

Re: wishlist for v2.3

Not sure if this has been suggested or even if it would work but could you; Have the motors cut if the acc detects that the quad is inverted? So basically in Acro - when you flip the quad - while you're learning if you forget to cut the throttle you bury your quad props first into the deck (whilst p...
by Katch
Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Controlled accent/decent speed
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: Controlled accent/decent speed

So it is default behaviour in Alt Hold?

Anyone know where in the code you change the speed of accent and decent during a Baro Hold?
by Katch
Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:10 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Controlled accent/decent speed
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Controlled accent/decent speed

Quads have been gathering dust and I've been busy with other things - so not been keeping up with developments. Seeing how 2.2 just dropped it might be time to dust them off and have a play again... when it stops raining! Just wondering if any one knows if there has been any development to add contr...
by Katch
Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: GPS integration
Replies: 1724
Views: 438114

Re: GPS integration

*yawn - stretch* hey ho - just about time for me to come out of hibernation, dust of my LiPos and get flying again. I'm a little out of touch with the GPS development but wanted to see what people think of this GPS module that has popped up on GLB; m http://www.goodluckbuy.com/images/detailed_images...
by Katch
Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: RFC: move default pin for FAILSAFE from throttle to roll?
Replies: 47
Views: 3233

Re: RFC: move default pin for FAILSAFE from throttle to roll

@hamburger

Just mentioning it in case it has some relevance to the code change proposed.

Need to see if we can get mwc failsafe to kick in regardless of how the spektrum failsafe is setup.

Just checked and the first method sends last known signal.

Second sends stick position when bound.
by Katch
Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: RFC: move default pin for FAILSAFE from throttle to roll?
Replies: 47
Views: 3233

Re: RFC: move default pin for FAILSAFE from throttle to roll

There are 2 ways to bind spektrum Rxs and it results in a different failsafe being used. Bind plug in power Rx power Tx holding bind And Bind plug in power Rx bind plug out power Tx holding bind I'm not completely sure of the effect of each method, its not clearly documented. But I believe the secon...
by Katch
Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Rushduino OSD - Multiwii based open software osd
Replies: 782
Views: 83958

Re: Rushduino OSD - Multiwii based open software osd

Still not managed to get into the stick menu...

have uncommented

//ConfigMode = 1;

in serial.ino of the latest rushduino sketches.

Full pitch and full right right yaw still not getting me into the menu.

Do in need to enable something in the config.h of the MWC code?
by Katch
Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Rushduino OSD - Multiwii based open software osd
Replies: 782
Views: 83958

Re: Rushduino OSD - Multiwii based open software osd

I'm gonna join the 'can't get into the menu' club.

Got everything pretty much set up and working but the stick command full pitch and full right yaw isn't bringing up the Rushduino menu.

Any ideas?
by Katch
Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: 0.96" SSD1306 128X64 OLED Display Module
Replies: 207
Views: 166484

Re: 0.96" SSD1306 128X64 OLED Display Module

can't argue at that price all soldered and plugged ready to go!

they've also just listed this nice cased ublox gps... but that's a different thread.

http://www.goodluckbuy.com/ublox6-2-5m- ... cable.html
by Katch
Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: 0.96" SSD1306 128X64 OLED Display Module
Replies: 207
Views: 166484

Re: 0.96" SSD1306 128X64 OLED Display Module

http://www.goodluckbuy.com/crius-co-16- ... v1-0-.html

$8.54 inc delivery from our chinese friends at GLB!
by Katch
Sun Sep 02, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Rushduino OSD - Multiwii based open software osd
Replies: 782
Views: 83958

Re: Rushduino OSD - Multiwii based open software osd

New questions; 1) Do you need an additional temp sensor for temp readings, if so where does it connect. 2) How do you attach the Pololu ACS715 current sensor into the whole equation? http://b.pololu-files.com/picture/0J1313.600.jpg?cacfb11b51d50c4388c2a3a3981c3609 3) would be nice to have the abilit...
by Katch
Sun Sep 02, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: 3D visualisation not working
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: 3D visualisation not working

You need an accelerometer for the model to move - WM+ is gyro only.
by Katch
Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Rushduino OSD - Multiwii based open software osd
Replies: 782
Views: 83958

Re: Rushduino OSD - Multiwii based open software osd

Rushduino_OSD_MCE_V9 isn't compiling for me on IDE 1.0 something about metro not being defined. Do I need to use a different version of the IDE or am I missing a lib or something? EDIT; Yes needed the Metro lib from Arduino.cc but now I get EEPROM.cpp:25:24: error: WConstants.h: No such file or dire...
by Katch
Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Open Pilot CC Board
Replies: 3
Views: 1692

Re: Open Pilot CC Board

I've sent you a PM John
by Katch
Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: LED Ring I2C device
Replies: 97
Views: 16257

Re: LED Ring I2C device

Here's mine mounted on my MWC X250

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by Katch
Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Rushduino OSD - Multiwii based open software osd
Replies: 782
Views: 83958

Re: Rushduino OSD - Multiwii based open software osd

itain wrote:What's up? The Rushduino OSD have disappeared from qcrc.ca and there's no software update from JohnyGab yet. I hope everything is OK.


also waiting for the new 2.1 compatible version
by Katch
Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Inflight data logging HW+SW
Replies: 55
Views: 6882

Re: Inflight data logging HW+SW

Flytron does a little data logger - might be worth having a look at his schematic. I'm sure Melih would be willing to help in development.
by Katch
Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Baseflight
Replies: 5
Views: 2472

Re: Baseflight

Nice - now we need the Aux I2C working on the MPU6050 so that the mag will work on the FreeIMU 0.4.3 and its clones.
by Katch
Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:32 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: LED Ring I2C device
Replies: 97
Views: 16257

Re: LED Ring I2C device

is this now completely broken in the 2.1 release candidates? can't get it working.
by Katch
Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Shields, boards and sensors
Topic: MPU9150 board implementation
Replies: 28
Views: 7869

Re: MPU9150 board implementation

keep us posted on this one - I'm keen to see this sensor integrated as I'd much rather have one sensor that does it all than 2 or 3. It shouldn't be too hard to get it working as it is just a logical step from the mpu6050.
by Katch
Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Baseflight
Replies: 5
Views: 2472

Baseflight

Just wondering if anyone could list all the sensors currently supported by baseflight?
by Katch
Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: [idea] Low voltage visual cue - LEDs
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Re: [idea] Low voltage visual cue - LEDs

it is in the code already. You can attach LED strips (togehter with the buzzer) to the BUZZER pin (may need a transistor to feed 12V). That gives you flashing LEDs in 3 different frequencies for the 3 VBAT warning levels - and for the capacity (mAh) warning, should you run the powermeter. Only thin...
by Katch
Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: GPS integration
Replies: 1724
Views: 438114

Re: GPS integration

Rockin! Glad I got my ublox ready.
by Katch
Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: GPS integration
Replies: 1724
Views: 438114

Re: GPS integration

EOSBandi; #define NAV_SPEED_MIN 100 // cm/sec #define NAV_SPEED_MAX 300 // cm/sec #define NAV_SLOW_NAV true #define NAV_BANK_MAX 3000 //30deg max banking when navigating (just for security and testing) These settings in GPS.ino only effect serial GPS or also I2C? I seem to remember I2C settings are ...
by Katch
Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: [idea] Low voltage visual cue - LEDs
Replies: 3
Views: 375

[idea] Low voltage visual cue - LEDs

Just a little idea that I thought I'd throw out there. Low voltage buzzers are all well and good but I quite often fly out of the range of the sound. Could we write a little routine that combines vbat sensing with triggering LED strips to flash. Basic functionality would be LED strips that turn on w...
by Katch
Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: GPS integration
Replies: 1724
Views: 438114

Re: GPS integration

GGAand RMC sentences at 10Hz each. BUT, I'll code a u-blox binary protocol parser, since it seems that in binary form we have direct 1e7 precision position information, which will eliminate need for time consuming NMEA parsing and computing, plus the GPS filtering.... (and U-Blox NEO-6 gps modules ...
by Katch
Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: GPS integration
Replies: 1724
Views: 438114

Re: GPS integration

Hi Eos , sounds great ! can you tell us how did you config the Ublox modul ? via u-center ? did you have a config file ? Hi, I did not save a config file, but changed only three setttings with u-center. Baudrate : 115200 update rate : 100ms (It seem that Ublox IS support 10Hz update rate) NMEA sent...
by Katch
Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Will Autoquad firmware be of any use to us?
Replies: 28
Views: 2070

Re: Will Autoquad firmware be of any use to us?

I'd love to see Auto takeoff/land and POI orbit making its way into our GPS functions
by Katch
Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Will Autoquad firmware be of any use to us?
Replies: 28
Views: 2070

Re: Will Autoquad firmware be of any use to us?

Linux is a perfect example, many MANY corporations are using Linux in their data centers and many companies sell their servers with Linux installed, IBM happens to come to mind. Clarity, when I said Commercial, I was implying the same as the road Linux has taken. Where is the problem of having a Po...
by Katch
Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Will Autoquad firmware be of any use to us?
Replies: 28
Views: 2070

Re: Will Autoquad firmware be of any use to us?

That said, feature tradeoff will very quickly make a 328 look like a bad option. I know that the 328 will always be fine for great basic flight. Its the advance stuff that will need bigger hardware, which is fair enough. Which brings me back to an earlier comment - maybe it is time to tie up loose ...
by Katch
Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Will Autoquad firmware be of any use to us?
Replies: 28
Views: 2070

Re: Will Autoquad firmware be of any use to us?

I like to think of us as the Linux of the Multirotor world. I hope we can continue doing what we do in the way we do it without moving to closed hardware and commercially motivated development. I don't know what provisions and deals are made with people that commercialize MWC based hardware but I Mu...
by Katch
Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Will Autoquad firmware be of any use to us?
Replies: 28
Views: 2070

Re: Will Autoquad firmware be of any use to us?

how abt naza 32? board.. I didnt check the memory .. but faster processor...and pretty good price Naze32 is already part of the MWC family running Dongs' baseflight which is a port of MultiWii and uses an STM32 processor. There's plenty of talk and reason to move to a new primary platform - it's mo...
by Katch
Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Will Autoquad firmware be of any use to us?
Replies: 28
Views: 2070

Re: Will Autoquad firmware be of any use to us?

It's nice that several very affordable options for 2560 FCs have recently hit the market. I wonder how much longer the 328 can hold on. I guess it will always have a place as a sport flying controller but I think it's days are numbered in development terms. I wonder if it might almost be time to wra...
by Katch
Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Will Autoquad firmware be of any use to us?
Replies: 28
Views: 2070

Re: Will Autoquad firmware be of any use to us?

MultiWii started as a sports multirotor controller for sure and that is still one of the things it does best but Alex and the devs are taking it far beyond that with the goal of being a fully featured controller with GPS and autonomous functions whilst remaining scalable and affordable. GPS is final...
by Katch
Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: Will Autoquad firmware be of any use to us?
Replies: 28
Views: 2070

Re: Will Autoquad firmware be of any use to us?

So many of our current difficulties in getting good alt hold, solid navigation etc stem from poor calibration techniques. I completely agree their's is a different beast altogether but there are lessons to be learned and techniques to be appropriated into our controller.
by Katch
Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: Will Autoquad firmware be of any use to us?
Replies: 28
Views: 2070

Will Autoquad firmware be of any use to us?

Some of you may be aware that the Autoquad team have finally finished tinkering and are coming to market with their first set of test products (ESCs and FC). The FC is an incredibly piece of hardware and software; Full auto takeoff/landing, POI navigation and orbiting, control of speed and alt to wa...
by Katch
Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: Let's try to release 2.1: first try based on r949
Replies: 74
Views: 6023

Re: Let's try to release 2.1: first try based on r949

Gusting 30mph winds.... no testing for me today :(
by Katch
Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: Lost transmitter connection: what happens?
Replies: 30
Views: 2397

Re: Lost transmitter connection: what happens?

Failsafe was added because Shirka lost his multicopter. (a runaway to the sky in stable mode...) The cause was a bad connection between FC board and the RX. In this case the failsafe detects there is a signal loss and takes actions to land. Failsafe can do nothing if the TX-RX link is lost and if t...
by Katch
Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: GPS integration
Replies: 1724
Views: 438114

Re: GPS integration

You have a PM
by Katch
Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: Permanent setup of Mediatek 3329 GPS needed...
Replies: 8
Views: 2419

Re: Permanent setup of Mediatek 3329 GPS needed...

shift+s or ctrl+s in MiniGPS saves settings to eeprom - not sure of the exact key combo - RTM
by Katch
Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: Lost transmitter connection: what happens?
Replies: 30
Views: 2397

Re: Lost transmitter connection: what happens?

You can set up failsafe in the config.h. Basically you have a motor idle speed (the speed they run at when the quad is armed and throttle at zero) When flying if you lose Tx signal after a few seconds failsafe kicks in which is usually idle speed + X (X being a variable you set up in the config.h) -...
by Katch
Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:34 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Timecop
Replies: 21
Views: 2164

Re: Timecop

Again 2nded for a 32bit forum.

I've got one of those cheapy stm32s coming from china at the moment as do several other people. It would be nice to have somewhere to focus 32bit development and help each other out.
by Katch
Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Simple mode for beginers
Replies: 70
Views: 19944

Re: Simple mode for beginers

Hi - I'm relatively new to quads and trying out the headfree mode - I thought it was working ok but after close testing it seems like the 'referance plane' is rotating some with the quad. Even at first, after power on, there appears to be a 10-15 degree offset from where it was pointing at poweron....
by Katch
Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Timecop
Replies: 21
Views: 2164

Re: Timecop

2nded.

I couldn't stand the guy when I joined RCG but over time you learn his sense of humor and he knows his stuff.

I can see why he winds people up but he has always been an ally to MWC even if it runs on 8 bit;-)
by Katch
Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Tapatalk plugin
Replies: 10
Views: 893

Re: Tapatalk plugin

We have lift off. Tapatalk is working.:grin:
by Katch
Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Tapatalk plugin
Replies: 10
Views: 893

Re: Tapatalk plugin

great news. let me know if you need any help or someone to test it.