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by vtpete
Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: MultiWii tweaking - flying experience
Topic: Insanely simple GPS hold question
Replies: 5
Views: 1892

Re: Insanely simple GPS hold question

Metori, Hey, thanks for replying! Since I posted that, my experience with MultiWii has taught me that GPS HOLD, when triggered, tells the copter to stay at the location the controller was in when it was activated. If you then fly somewhere, your copter will fly fine, but as soon as you release the s...
by vtpete
Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: Possible to get more than 10 mission commands in WinGUI?
Replies: 0
Views: 566

Possible to get more than 10 mission commands in WinGUI?

Hi Guys, Forgive me if I have the wrong thread, or if this topic is already covered. I've been reading the pages to find the answer to this, but, well... I'm using WinGUI and the 2.4 code with my Quadrino controller. I have waypoints working nicely and I've looked at the source code to figure out ho...
by vtpete
Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: Software development
Topic: GPS NAV
Replies: 964
Views: 176827

Re: GPS NAV

Hi Guys, Forgive me if I have the wrong thread, or if this topic is already covered. I've been reading the pages to find the answer to this, but, well... I'm using WinGUI and the 2.4 code with my Quadrino controller. I have waypoints working nicely and I've looked at the source code to figure out ho...
by vtpete
Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:29 am
Forum: MultiWii tweaking - flying experience
Topic: Insanely simple GPS hold question
Replies: 5
Views: 1892

Insanely simple GPS hold question

Hi all, Here are some really simple questions about GPS hold. (Which I think is working for me, by the way.) 1) With regards to stick input, when can I use it? For example, let's say I'm at 100% throttle, rocketing skyward and I flip the switch for GPS hold. What happens if I keep throttle full? 2) ...
by vtpete
Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: MTK3329 - NEMA wasn't working... Works in MiniGPS tool..
Replies: 12
Views: 857

Re: MTK3329 - NEMA wasn't working... Works in MiniGPS tool..

Great idea! I've probably got just the diode in one of my electronics kits. But, hey, how is everyone making theirs work? I mean, isn't this one of those cases where the stock hardware shouldn't work? In my frustration, I actually ordered another one when I thought I had fried it. I'm considering in...
by vtpete
Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: MTK3329 - NEMA wasn't working... Works in MiniGPS tool..
Replies: 12
Views: 857

Re: MTK3329 - NEMA wasn't working... Works in MiniGPS tool..

You know, I said to myself, "nothing to lose". Read on, this is cool. For anyone with "MTK 3329 GPS doesn't work" issues, this will be very enlightening! I started to read everything I could online about this combo of MultiWii Pro board and MTK 3329. The fact that the serial port...
by vtpete
Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: MTK3329 - NEMA wasn't working... Works in MiniGPS tool..
Replies: 12
Views: 857

Re: MTK3329 - NEMA wasn't working... Works in MiniGPS tool..

Well, it's a couple weeks later. The weather warmed up, so I grabbed my quad and plugged it in with a fresh battery. GPS is not communicating again. The only difference is that it sat on the shelf for a couple of weeks. Reflashing firmware including resetting GPS doesn't help. When powering on, the ...
by vtpete
Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:11 am
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: HK multiwiipro w/gps gps issues
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: HK multiwiipro w/gps gps issues

Interesting.... I've found that I can get it to work consistently if I run the sketch (upload the firmware) when I have full battery power coming to the board rather than just USB power. I've now loaded the 2.3 and 2.4 versions of MultiWii fine. It looks like I may have a power issue causing my odd ...
by vtpete
Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: HK multiwiipro w/gps gps issues
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: HK multiwiipro w/gps gps issues

Hi,
Did you ever figure out why it started working? I'm having the same issue.
-Pete
by vtpete
Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: MTK3329 - NEMA wasn't working... Works in MiniGPS tool..
Replies: 12
Views: 857

Re: MTK3329 - NEMA wasn't working... Works in MiniGPS tool..

For what it's worth, I'm having the same problem with my MTK 3329GPS. My story *might* help a bit. Last week I had it all working, but I wasn't using the 2.3 MultiWii software and as such couldn't use the INIT_MTK_GPS to change my baud from 115200 to 57600 because of errors in the MultiWii sketch wi...
by vtpete
Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: 2.3 error in GPS.cpp (serialGpsPrint) Can't init MTK
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Re: 2.3 error in GPS.cpp (serialGpsPrint) Can't init MTK

Wow, thanks, QuadBow. I was *so sure* that I had been working on a fresh copy of 2.3. But, after your post, I downloaded a fresh copy and just as you say, it's fine. Hey, I really appreciate you spending your time to help me out! And, I apologize for not checking that myself. I *believe* that what I...
by vtpete
Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: 2.3 error in GPS.cpp (serialGpsPrint) Can't init MTK
Replies: 2
Views: 353

2.3 error in GPS.cpp (serialGpsPrint) Can't init MTK

When trying to compile the 2.3 MultiWii code, you have the options of defining: (#define INIT_MTK_GPS) I'd like to do this in order to use the BAUD of 57600 rather than the default of 115200. But, there is a compile time error in the code that seems to be well known. But, I can't find a solution on ...
by vtpete
Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: Disarming issues: Should I use separate BEC?
Replies: 0
Views: 149

Disarming issues: Should I use separate BEC?

Hi, Yesterday I flew my quad around quite a bit. On the bench in my house, I can arm, spin up and disarm fine. When I go flying, I'm finding that after I land I can't disarm any longer. I'm trying to figure out why. I read in another thread that it's possible my board isn't getting enough voltage an...
by vtpete
Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:41 am
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: GPS working, but I cannot use rtf poshold or any gps option?
Replies: 13
Views: 1555

Re: GPS working, but I cannot use rtf poshold or any gps opt

Got it all working! To make an extremely long story extremely short.... I had, at some point, ran a configuration GUI with the wrong version of the flight software (2.3 vs 2.4). Don't do that. To fix it all, I deleted everything and started over. Took about 15 minutes. The full refresh meant: 1) Dow...
by vtpete
Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: Getting Started - MultiWii config and setup
Topic: GPS working, but I cannot use rtf poshold or any gps option?
Replies: 13
Views: 1555

Re: GPS working, but I cannot use rtf poshold or any gps opt

I'm having basically the same problem. As with many, I've spent far too many day getting it all working and I refuse to give up now. I have the Hobby King MultiWii Pro with the GPS module. The GPS is working; I get 8 or 9 satellites sitting near a window. But, I've had the weirdest behavior that I'm...