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by tovrin
Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: MultiWii tweaking - flying experience
Topic: wired control by usb joystick
Replies: 1
Views: 742

Re: wired control by usb joystick

lol, that doesnt seem dangerous at all
by tovrin
Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: MultiWii tweaking - flying experience
Topic: Quadcopter shaking and stays a certain height.
Replies: 1
Views: 467

Re: Quadcopter shaking and stays a certain height.

if its shaking you likely have a vibration issue which can cause throttle issues and all kinds of performance issues, try eliminating all vibrations or enable a LPF on the sketch
by tovrin
Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: ESCs, propellers , servos and radios
Topic: Few questions for you
Replies: 1
Views: 457

Re: Few questions for you

1. to determine propeller size, weight limitations, throttle curve measuring etc, use a calculator, as the one below. 2. i run aeolian motors as well (2830 750kv), i hated them on generic ESCs, i love them on simonk ESCs, super smooth flight. 3. i despise hobbyking and refuse to buy anything there, ...
by tovrin
Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Modified tricopter
Replies: 12
Views: 1013

Re: Modified tricopter

someone else has done this not long ago, i cant remember who, but you should be able to search for it. i remember him posting a video with some insane YAW ability.
by tovrin
Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Connecting elements
Topic: disarming doesn't work ALL the time? why?
Replies: 4
Views: 648

Re: disarming doesn't work ALL the time? why?

if you can adjust the endpoints, do so, use the gui to see how far your sticks travel, if you can not adjust the endpoints enough, go into the sketch and change the values of MINCHECK and MAXCHECK to match what your TX is providing.
by tovrin
Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: ESCs, propellers , servos and radios
Topic: Is it necessary to calibrate Simonk ESC? And if so, how?
Replies: 9
Views: 1465

Re: Is it necessary to calibrate Simonk ESC? And if so, how?

my wife forbid me from working on my bird while watching TV in the living room from then on!
by tovrin
Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: Frames
Topic: New Cinetank Mk. I
Replies: 15
Views: 2945

Re: New Cinetank Mk. I

thats almost pornographic!
by tovrin
Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: ESCs, propellers , servos and radios
Topic: Is it necessary to calibrate Simonk ESC? And if so, how?
Replies: 9
Views: 1465

Re: Is it necessary to calibrate Simonk ESC? And if so, how?

yup, i have a scar on my arm to prove it.

its only ever did it the once, but it was my big bird when it happened and it launched itself straight up and into my laptop bouncing off the screen (shattering it) glancing my arm and smashing into the wall, all within 2 seconds.
by tovrin
Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: ESCs, propellers , servos and radios
Topic: Is it necessary to calibrate Simonk ESC? And if so, how?
Replies: 9
Views: 1465

Re: Is it necessary to calibrate Simonk ESC? And if so, how?

Kopinke and Scrat are right, be triply sure you remove those props, as there is a small possibility your motors will go full throttle when you do this.
by tovrin
Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: ESCs, propellers , servos and radios
Topic: quadcopter motors not running correctly
Replies: 7
Views: 2535

Re: quadcopter motors not running correctly

did you relaod the code afterward with the #define commented out this time?
by tovrin
Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: ESCs, propellers , servos and radios
Topic: Is it necessary to calibrate Simonk ESC? And if so, how?
Replies: 9
Views: 1465

Re: Is it necessary to calibrate Simonk ESC? And if so, how?

I have heard both ways, but when i calibrated mine they flew better...

i only use the MW sketch to calibrate for MW.
by tovrin
Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: ESCs, propellers , servos and radios
Topic: Lipo Batteries Voltage
Replies: 7
Views: 1298

Re: Lipo Batteries Voltage

good call nicnac, i spent $100 on my charger because i know how crappy cheap chargers are!
by tovrin
Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Recovery after a propeller loss
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: Recovery after a propeller loss

haha, i just posted this in ideas.
by tovrin
Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: Connecting elements
Topic: Problem connecting Bluetooth module to MultiWii pro
Replies: 4
Views: 2473

Re: Problem connecting Bluetooth module to MultiWii pro

I'm not sure i understand how you are connected, a diagram would be useful, or a picture. it sounds like you are not connected correctly, I am fairly certain my BT is connected via serial ports (same ones you would connect an LCD screen to). its the only BT i have used so i dont know for sure.
by tovrin
Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: prop loss failsafe recovery
Replies: 11
Views: 2897

prop loss failsafe recovery

I know i dont watch the IDEAS forum often, and I hope I'm not posting something already talked about, i did 'scan' the topics first... m the above link has a video and writeup about a project they are working on to recover from a loss of prop on a quadcopter. on Hex and octo i have heard of recovery...
by tovrin
Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: to much trim needed in acro mode
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re: to much trim needed in acro mode

have to ask the obvious, did you calibrate the ESC's using the sketch?

//#define ESC_CALIB_CANNOT_FLY // uncomment to activate

also, excess vibration can cause weird issues like this, does the gui show a lot of vibration while flying?
by tovrin
Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:29 am
Forum: MultiWii tweaking - flying experience
Topic: Aux3 and 4 Do not work
Replies: 7
Views: 1157

Re: Aux3 and 4 Do not work

then you either do not have them connected correctly, or your TX/RX is not compatible. its very easy to have your connections backwards by flipping the connector around. generally its signal/power/ground and if you have it flipped its ground/power/signal which will not work.
by tovrin
Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: GY-86 on Arduino
Replies: 6
Views: 4124

Re: GY-86 on Arduino

I am a lot confused by this, because I use a gy-86 in one FC and a MPU-6050 in another. Arduino is fully capable of reading them, with the MPU-6050 there is functionality that doesn't presently work as there has never been code written to control it, but its not critical to using the sensors.
by tovrin
Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: hexa x sketch issues???
Replies: 7
Views: 647

Re: hexa x sketch issues???

int he sketch is a piece of code that looks like this. //#define ESC_CALIB_CANNOT_FLY // uncomment to activate uncomment it, (with props off) load the sketch unplug all power to board and ESC's once sketch is loaded, power up using LI-PO (props still off, sometimes it will go full power at this poin...
by tovrin
Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: hexa x sketch issues???
Replies: 7
Views: 647

Re: hexa x sketch issues???

good to know, thank you, would love to see one of these in action.
by tovrin
Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Shields, boards and sensors
Topic: MW reads 0 from the MPU6050
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Re: MW reads 0 from the MPU6050

I do not, but you can email the site owner, hes very quick to reply usually.
by tovrin
Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: MultiWii tweaking - flying experience
Topic: Aux3 and 4 Do not work
Replies: 7
Views: 1157

Re: Aux3 and 4 Do not work

when watching the gui, can you see your aux3 and aux4 values move when you change settings?
by tovrin
Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Shields, boards and sensors
Topic: MW reads 0 from the MPU6050
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Re: MW reads 0 from the MPU6050

I tend to use prebuilt FC boards now because i had huge issues with my inability to solder micro connections.

this is what i use on my smaller quads now! basicallyt he same as you are building and only $15 american.
http://witespyquad.gostorego.com/flight ... oller.html
by tovrin
Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: MultiWii tweaking - flying experience
Topic: Wobble out of control
Replies: 6
Views: 1138

Re: Wobble out of control

no problem, keep flying, BTW, i also use the X525 frame, though my landing gear were replaced with lighter weight zip ties after i snapped them during my first crash last year, lol!
by tovrin
Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: MultiWii tweaking - flying experience
Topic: Wobble out of control
Replies: 6
Views: 1138

Re: Wobble out of control

good job Shred, now get it to ride the elevator! :)

btw,w hen posting youtube vids here, use the link but only post the code after v= as such eOB1jwklw-c

by tovrin
Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: ESCs, propellers , servos and radios
Topic: Motors not spinning until throttle at 40%
Replies: 7
Views: 1079

Re: Motors not spinning until throttle at 40%

for starters, disabled enable motor_stop until you resolve all other issues, the motors in MW are designed to be spinning when armed so that you know its armed, and dont accidentally kill yourself. lets see what happens when you fix this! we can always re-enable it once everything is working properly.
by tovrin
Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: MultiWii tweaking - flying experience
Topic: Wobble out of control
Replies: 6
Views: 1138

Re: Wobble out of control

that looks indeed odd, my first thought would be to check for vibrations. use the gui and if you have bluetooth, watch it while in flight, or at least while idling and see if there is a vibration at different throttles. there is also a way to test individual motors now, but i havent used it yet.
by tovrin
Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: MultiWii tweaking - flying experience
Topic: Aux3 and 4 Do not work
Replies: 7
Views: 1157

Re: Aux3 and 4 Do not work

you use the gui and assign tasks to the aux ports you want, for instance if you want to engage the barometer with aux 4 you would place a check in aux4 box for baro in the gui, and then save changes. you also have to obviously have aux 3 and 4 plugged into the FC board from your RX (and also obvious...
by tovrin
Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: hexa x sketch issues???
Replies: 7
Views: 647

Re: hexa x sketch issues???

hexa X, I am a little confused by this and I'm sure its me, but Hexacopter has 6 motors, X has 4 or 8 motors. what exactly is a hexa X then? and how are you configuring this in the sketch?
by tovrin
Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: Shields, boards and sensors
Topic: MW reads 0 from the MPU6050
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Re: MW reads 0 from the MPU6050

please list the settings you are using for the sketch. include links to the FC and chip you bought to help insure we understand exactly what you have.
by tovrin
Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: MultiWii tweaking - flying experience
Topic: New to the MultiWii, coming from APM 2.5 - *RESOLVED*
Replies: 3
Views: 681

Re: New to the MultiWii, coming from APM 2.5 - *RESOLVED*

awesome Geggog, i would love to hear a nice comparison of MW to APM from you soon!
by tovrin
Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: Motors start up at too high a R.P.M.
Replies: 6
Views: 4178

Re: Motors start up at too high a R.P.M.

ok, lets start by disabling motor_stop this confuses things, turn it back on later when you have the other issue worked out, if you desire, i never use this function, my props spin at slow speed when armed at min throttle, i like it. once motor_stop is disabled, use the above method tuning minthrott...
by tovrin
Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: Motors start up at too high a R.P.M.
Replies: 6
Views: 4178

Re: Motors start up at too high a R.P.M.

First, please make sure you have properly calibrated your ESCs so they all match, huge issues if you skip this step //#define ESC_CALIB_CANNOT_FLY // uncomment to activate uncomment this after removing your props, load the sketch reboot your FC using LI-Po comment above and reload sketch, reboot FC ...
by tovrin
Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Shields, boards and sensors
Topic: Best flight controller hardware?
Replies: 4
Views: 1429

Re: Best flight controller hardware?

it runs the 32 bit software based on MW called baseflight, written mostly by Timecop i believe.
by tovrin
Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Shields, boards and sensors
Topic: Best flight controller hardware?
Replies: 4
Views: 1429

Re: Best flight controller hardware?

well, in here you will find mostly MW fans, mainly because this is a MW community. with that in mind I THINK you would want a STM32 baseflight flight controller. lots of memory and space for expansions etc

http://witespyquad.gostorego.com/flight ... 2-249.html
by tovrin
Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: MultiWii tweaking - flying experience
Topic: sketch problems
Replies: 7
Views: 1561

Re: sketch problems

sweet, glad you are progressing!
by tovrin
Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: MultiWii tweaking - flying experience
Topic: sketch problems
Replies: 7
Views: 1561

Re: sketch problems

post your sketch settings, IE what setting changes you have made to your sketch. (if you havent made changes then thats why it doesnt work, you have to select what board, what sensors, what type of multirotor you are flying (ie tricopter in your case) etc or it simply wont work) also, post a link to...
by tovrin
Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: MultiWii tweaking - flying experience
Topic: Completely Stumped
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Re: Completely Stumped

yes, i did same thing and i was using flip1.5 and had hella yaw problems. all 4 props were exactly backwards, and all 4 motors spinning backwards so it did try to fly!
by tovrin
Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Micro Micro Quad with brushless motors
Replies: 1
Views: 377

Micro Micro Quad with brushless motors

http://news.msn.com/science-technology/video?videoid=74e2769c-b110-5237-6dda-755f56651497#tscptmf

very impressive, Hamburger, weren't you looking for something this tiny once?
by tovrin
Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: Shields, boards and sensors
Topic: my MultiWii with Atmega2561
Replies: 6
Views: 834

Re: my MultiWii with Atmega2561

good luck, keep us posted, show pictures/video as you can!
by tovrin
Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: Changing default flight mode
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Re: Changing default flight mode

1. initial calibration, and trimming of your copter needs to be done in acro mode. then trim in level mode. 2. when close to ground, either landing or taking off, i find it gets wobbly. 3. i only use level mode when i absolutely need it so that i am always used to flying my bird 'manually' in case o...
by tovrin
Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: Changing default flight mode
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Re: Changing default flight mode

yes, you can totally set all buttons to one flight mode, even use a aux you don't actually have. I don't recommend it, as i don't like taking off or landing in horizon mode, personally, but it will work.
by tovrin
Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Pictures & Videos
Topic: MOUNTAINS
Replies: 7
Views: 1144

Re: MOUNTAINS

ok, now i want to drive to Denver (2500 mile trip) and get in the mountains!
by tovrin
Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Autoland
Replies: 6
Views: 1163

Re: Autoland

I believe you need sonar, and you enable the sonar for autoland, but im not certain as i dont use this.
by tovrin
Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Shields, boards and sensors
Topic: Recommendation for board
Replies: 2
Views: 465

Re: Recommendation for board

http://witespyquad.gostorego.com/flight ... ption.html

this is a good atmega 2560 board.

http://witespyquad.gostorego.com/flight ... 2-249.html

this is a 32 bit STM32 version using Timecop's baseflight software (my next board will be this one)
by tovrin
Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: MultiWii tweaking - flying experience
Topic: Saving trim settings?
Replies: 12
Views: 1199

Re: Saving trim settings?

mopedcrosser has a good point, if your FC gets jostled while its calibrating the gyros (does this at first power on) it will cause very odd problems, also make sure nothing is loose, especially your battery. I believe he's wrong about leaving it in angle mode, I would not use angle mode until you ge...