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by capt
Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: ESCs, propellers , servos and radios
Topic: motor turns slowly
Replies: 17
Views: 1678

Re: motor turns slowly

Where the propellers slipping in the hubs?
by capt
Tue Sep 30, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: ESCs, propellers , servos and radios
Topic: motor turns slowly
Replies: 17
Views: 1678

Re: motor turns slowly

We need more information. What is the problem?
Screen shot of GUI and config.h might help.
by capt
Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: Crius SE V 2.5 Flight Control Board
Replies: 13
Views: 19834

Re: Crius SE V 2.5 Flight Control Board

I looked at your Config.H and you have a problem. The independent sensors you selected after you selected SE 2.0.
Comment out the independent sensors and use just the SE 2.0.
by capt
Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: Not flying well pops up fast!
Replies: 46
Views: 2538

Re: Not flying well pops up fast!

The wonderful world of electronics. Some things just don't play well together, cheap can be hit or miss.
by capt
Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: Crius SE V 2.5 Flight Control Board
Replies: 13
Views: 19834

Re: Crius SE V 2.5 Flight Control Board

Does not respond in the GUI? Are you using the Linux GUI? It should respond in the GUI even without a tx/rx connected.
by capt
Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: Crius SE V 2.5 Flight Control Board
Replies: 13
Views: 19834

Re: Crius SE V 2.5 Flight Control Board

willow wrote:Hi i also have the same problem and would like to know if you have found a solution yet?



Have you choose the proper board in Arduino?


In the Arduino environment what board type do I select?

Under Tools-> Board select Arduino Pro or Pro Mini (5V, 16MHz) w/ ATMega328

http://forum.hobbycomponents.com/viewto ... =52&t=1637
by capt
Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: ESCs, propellers , servos and radios
Topic: motor turns slowly
Replies: 17
Views: 1678

Re: motor turns slowly

You could try to calibrate them by plugging directly into the RX CH3.
RX off
TX on
Throttle full
Plug RX in to power
ESC beeps
Pull Throttle to idle
ESC beeps again
done.
by capt
Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: ESCs, propellers , servos and radios
Topic: motor turns slowly
Replies: 17
Views: 1678

Re: motor turns slowly

Calibrate you ESC's?
by capt
Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: Not flying well pops up fast!
Replies: 46
Views: 2538

Re: Not flying well pops up fast!

Load version MWC 2.2 and try again, if good then load back 2.3
This will also clear the EPROMM.

I had an issue where my motors armed but would not spin up until half throttle on 2.3 and a Flyduino mega board. I had to reload 2.2 and the back to 2.3 and all is good. Might be a bug?
by capt
Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: Not flying well pops up fast!
Replies: 46
Views: 2538

Re: Not flying well pops up fast!

The GUI looks OK.
I'd look again that ESC calibration procedure, seems to be a lot "issues" in the reviews. Do you have another ESC to test with and rule it out?
by capt
Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:43 am
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: Not flying well pops up fast!
Replies: 46
Views: 2538

Re: Not flying well pops up fast!

Sounds like baro is active.
How about a GUI screen shot after it s armed?
by capt
Sat Sep 20, 2014 5:05 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Tricopter Stability Problem Multiwii pro
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re: Tricopter Stability Problem Multiwii pro

I don't think that is FFIMU ?
If that is everything defined in ConfigH theres your problem.
PM me if you still need help.
by capt
Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:37 am
Forum: ESCs, propellers , servos and radios
Topic: Paris Sirius Air Tricoper Rudder Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 549

Re: Paris Sirius Air Tricoper Rudder Issue

You should not have those I2C errors running in the GUI?
by capt
Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:15 am
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: Help a newbie - no arming light!
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: Help a newbie - no arming light!

I don't think it will arm in BARO mode. Think about it and ask why you would want the quad to hold the altitude (ground level) you are trying to arm the motors at? Only check one box for BARO > H/M/L and assign a TX CH and switch to activate BARO hold when you have the quad at the desired altitude. ...
by capt
Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:36 am
Forum: Shields, boards and sensors
Topic: HOW-TO: Update FMP04
Replies: 20
Views: 7228

Re: HOW-TO: Update FMP04

http://www.f-tech.com.tw/uploads/publis ... RevA04.pdf

http://www.f-tech.com.tw/modules/publis ... p?itemid=5

Did you figure this out?
I have the same GPS, it only works with 38400 set in the ConfigH, I would like to run it at 115200 since it is a 10hz GPS.
by capt
Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Airplane mode
Replies: 512
Views: 87959

Re: Airplane mode

Hello guys. I'm from Russia and speak english bad. So i can't understand, what should i do to my airplane come back to me (to home) when it lost signal from my TX(or when i switch off it). Help me please. I have got crius multiwii, gps, i2c gps, software version 2.2 installed on my plane. Help me p...
by capt
Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: ESCs, propellers , servos and radios
Topic: Using XBee (or eg. APC 220) for control
Replies: 35
Views: 6724

Re: Using XBee (or eg. APC 220) for control

No, you will need a controller. TX/RX.
by capt
Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: Shields, boards and sensors
Topic: 3DR Radio 433 MHz on MultiWii
Replies: 16
Views: 12467

Re: 3DR Radio 433 MHz on MultiWii

That is where I changed the code. The win GUI has a drop down box for port speed so I don't remember changing the config java GUI speed.
I can test 57.6k on cable but it will be few days as I am in a hotel room out of town.
by capt
Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:51 am
Forum: Connecting elements
Topic: Heading 180 degree out
Replies: 13
Views: 2178

Re: Heading 180 degree out

You may have to physically remount the 10DOF board and go through the process all over again. It has to do this> How should be the sensor axis directions TILT the MULTI to the RIGHT (left side up): •MAG_ROLL, ACC_ROLL and GYRO_ROLL goes up •MAG_Z and ACC_Z goes down TILT the MULTI forward (tail up):...
by capt
Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:44 am
Forum: Shields, boards and sensors
Topic: 3DR Radio 433 MHz on MultiWii
Replies: 16
Views: 12467

Re: 3DR Radio 433 MHz on MultiWii

My APC220's ran great on 57600 with no drops, I say ran because I seem to have lost one somewhere recently.
I would suspect the 3dr settings are where you should look.
Have you tried the wingui? it seems to run smoother.
by capt
Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:37 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: Altitude Hold improvement solution
Replies: 580
Views: 1431531

Re: Altitude Hold improvement solution

Is 165 the default in code 2.1?
Also what kind of accel do you have and was the 180 what showed in the GUI?
Just looking for more info so others can check theirs.
by capt
Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: The supreme vibration
Replies: 5
Views: 654

Re: The supreme vibration

Something is off center, the prop adapter or the prop. A while back some props were being sold that had the blades not excatly 180 degs!
by capt
Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Shields, boards and sensors
Topic: Clone Wii Sensors, or original?
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Re: Clone Wii Sensors, or original?

Stay away from WII clones and for that matter just stay away from WII components altogether as they have been superseded by low cost all in one IMU's. Grab one of the low cost IMU's for the same price or less.
by capt
Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: wishlist for v2.1
Replies: 62
Views: 10043

Re: wishlist for v2.1

GUI-
download firmware option/configuration to your board without the need to use arduino. Arducopter has this now in their mission planner, very nice feature for noobs!
by capt
Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:03 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: I²C Errors after flashing 2.0
Replies: 24
Views: 4067

Re: I²C Errors after flashing 2.0

Try powering the board with bec then connecting the FTDI.
by capt
Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Shields, boards and sensors
Topic: Problems with WMP,BMA and Pro Mini
Replies: 10
Views: 893

Re: Problems with WMP,BMA and Pro Mini

I assume you have "armed" the motors? Run throttle up a little (above min throttle) and then see if they react.
by capt
Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: shelving my quad for now
Replies: 22
Views: 1885

Re: shelving my quad for now

Are your props turning the in the right direction? How does the gyro readout in the GUI look?
http://www.multiwii.com/connecting-elements

You can feel if the vibrations are bad just by holding it in your hand and running up the throttle, everything should be smoooth.
by capt
Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Shields, boards and sensors
Topic: HMC doesn´t work ....
Replies: 5
Views: 754

Re: HMC doesn´t work ....

I removed the mag from the mega board and put it on my promini quad and all is working well, my mega board has died. I had to change the code (added -Z) in the code to get the right orientation. I also have the APC220's working good after setting 57600 baud in cofigH and connecting to FTDI on promin...
by capt
Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Shields, boards and sensors
Topic: HMC doesn´t work ....
Replies: 5
Views: 754

Re: HMC doesn´t work ....

OK I have one with similar problems and I suspect my SeeduinoMega board, I have removed everything and still I am getting errors. The next step will to be remove the board and touch all the pins with a solder tip to make sure a pin did not break loose. If that don't fix it the board must be dying.
by capt
Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:47 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: MultiWii 2.0 is coming
Replies: 256
Views: 54129

Re: MultiWii 2.0 is coming

Bmp085 working good on pre 3 for me.
by capt
Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Connecting elements
Topic: APC220 Wireless and Arduino Mega 2560
Replies: 5
Views: 2083

Re: APC220 Wireless and Arduino Mega 2560

Can I connect my APC220 to serial 0 on my seeduino 1280? or is that taken.. I have tried it briefly but did not get any answer from the F/C according to win GUI?
Set 57600 in configH and 57600 in winGUI.3
by capt
Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:06 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: WinGUI public beta
Replies: 132
Views: 30893

Re: WinGUI public beta

Looking good!
by capt
Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Alt. Hold Ideas and discussion
Replies: 193
Views: 64438

Re: Alt. Hold Ideas and discussion

I think you guys nailed it!
Steady hold within 1m (maybe.5m!) stock PIDS
Seeduino mega
WM+ BMA020
BMP085
compass
0 deg C no wind
by capt
Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: WinGUI public beta
Replies: 132
Views: 30893

Re: WinGUI public beta

Hangs at the finish step?

I have no copter contected when I tried.. maybe?
If I click continue anyway it will open and loooks to be OK but the program will then not close except by task manager.
Win 7 64bit
by capt
Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Possible issue with LEVEL I implementation + fix?
Replies: 59
Views: 5984

Re: Possible issue with LEVEL I implementation + fix?

I have 022 and 1.0, will try on a different computer.
by capt
Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Possible issue with LEVEL I implementation + fix?
Replies: 59
Views: 5984

Re: Possible issue with LEVEL I implementation + fix?

I could not get your release to open in arduino for some reason, only the config file.?
by capt
Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Possible issue with LEVEL I implementation + fix?
Replies: 59
Views: 5984

Re: Possible issue with LEVEL I implementation + fix?

Is it possible some snow blew up into the ESC's? or motors on T/O? I have had that happen and when it does the snow melts and causes strange things to happen as you can imagine.
by capt
Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:27 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Possible issue with LEVEL I implementation + fix?
Replies: 59
Views: 5984

Re: Possible issue with LEVEL I implementation + fix?

The vids are gone?
I would like to try this dev, maybe tomorrow. Hopefully I will have some time and will give it a try.
by capt
Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:29 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: Improving Altitude Hold Performance
Replies: 98
Views: 34583

Re: Improving Altitude Hold Performance

Tested my Tri outside tonight in a light breeze and alt hld was not good, unpredictable "zoom climbs"10-15 meters. Baro is covered in foam under a heli 450 canopy so it might be creating pressure in there while hovering in outside in light wind. Alt control in stable mode only was pretty s...
by capt
Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:32 am
Forum: Frames
Topic: The ideal multicopter
Replies: 2
Views: 1900

Re: The ideal multicopter

Vibrations, Vibrations, Vibrations, Well balanced props are crucial. Well balanced motors with no bad bearings are very important, feel for vibs on arm while running up. WM+ is fine, the Nunchuck not so good. look at abma020 or IMU like FF, Drotek etc. Proper PID tunning Never had a hexa, quad sligh...
by capt
Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:11 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: Improving Altitude Hold Performance
Replies: 98
Views: 34583

Re: Improving Altitude Hold Performance

Good results with alt hold, I started with Ankimo's PID's. Holds within 1 meter in my garage. It did seem to want to increase in dev amplitude after some time? Will try some more test outside with better wx. Ver 1.9 Acc Z trusted Tricopter 750KV motors 10x3.8 APC props 3s 22Mah on seeduino mega cont...
by capt
Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: FMP04 GPS troubleshooting
Replies: 4
Views: 685

Re: FMP04 GPS troubleshooting

Thanks, checked P5 and nada. I reflowed and checked all the pins also but it will not come to life. I suspect it is bricked so I dropped it into an envelope and sent it back to Ohararp and hopefully they will test it for me.
by capt
Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:49 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: FMP04 GPS troubleshooting
Replies: 4
Views: 685

FMP04 GPS troubleshooting

Have been unable to get any sats out of my GPS so I am trying to run a test program (simple GPS tester).
Will the FTDI basic be able to do this? I have not been succesful with the test program and looks like no com between the FTDI and the GPS unit?
by capt
Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: MultiWii Yaw problem
Replies: 9
Views: 2669

Re: MultiWii Yaw problem

You might try to re-calibrate your TX centers @1500 in GUI and the end points to 1095-1905. Also as the battery voltage drops it will effect stability, are you using good batteries?
One other thing to try is if you have a different rx or better a tx/rx.. just some ideas.
by capt
Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:48 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: 1.9 on seeduino mega?
Replies: 3
Views: 515

Re: 1.9 on seeduino mega?

Happy Happy Joy Joy! So I went in to check the voltages as you suggested and in the process I scrapped some junk from between sda-grd pins, re soldered 5v wire, re soldered 2k2's, reloaded the code and what do you know it worked flawlessly. No bugs in GUI, test flew in the garage and turned down PID...
by capt
Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: 1.9 on seeduino mega?
Replies: 3
Views: 515

1.9 on seeduino mega?

I have been unable to get 1.9(v3) running on my seeduino mega. Code loads fine but no gyro or accel in GUI and many errors in debug2 I have tried 5v to sensors WM+ and BMA020 with 2k2 on and off the SLC/SDA. Also tried 3v on sensors tried no 2k2 externals with pullup enabled and disabled in code but...
by capt
Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: To alex: ACC drift Issue: a bench test:
Replies: 99
Views: 30261

Re: To alex: ACC drift Issue: a bench test:

OK thanks, I flew it and see the difference, still dips now and then but seems to recover better. Since I am running sensors (WM+ BMA020) on 3.3v the next change I think will be 5v and adding the 2k2 between sda/slc then loading 1.9.
by capt
Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: To alex: ACC drift Issue: a bench test:
Replies: 99
Views: 30261

Re: To alex: ACC drift Issue: a bench test:

I have made this change in code 1.8p2 for my BMA020 and it loads and run fine but ACC Z now shows 61-63 in the GUI, is this OK? I have not test flown it yet. #if defined(BMA020) void ACC_init(){ i2c_writeReg(0x70,0x15,0x80); uint8_t control = i2c_readReg(0x70, 0x14); control = control & 0xE0; //...
by capt
Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:48 am
Forum: Software development
Topic: Unusually Slow Frame Rate on GUI?
Replies: 3
Views: 536

Re: Unusually Slow Frame Rate on GUI?

If your just using usb cable turn off blutooth on your laptop and it should run fine.