Control multiwii quadcopter from computer without receiver

Control multiwii quadcopter from computer without receiver

Postby monster_fm » Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:31 pm

Hi,

I think everything has been said in the title. I want to control my quadcopter with multiwii on my arduino but i haven't a radio receiver. So i want to replace the receiver with something on my computer. Is this feasible?
The final idea is to replace the radio receiver by a smartphone and control the quadcopter by wifi or bluetooth, but firts i want to do it from computer for test purpose.

Thanks
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Postby FengShuiDrone » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:48 pm

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Re: Control multiwii quadcopter from computer without receiv

Postby monster_fm » Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:20 am

hi,

thanks for the repsond, i know the spec of BT and wifi, and i know that you can replace transmitter (here is some project that do it http://aeroquad.com/showthread.php?3297-AeroQuad-controled-by-PC-via-XBEE, http://www.multiwii.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=5272). My point was if i can do it directly with the GUI of multiwii, even if i had to code a little?
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Postby FengShuiDrone » Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:25 am

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Re: Control multiwii quadcopter from computer without receiv

Postby monster_fm » Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:15 am

hi,

Relax man, first i have not the budget to buy a real radio, that's why i want first to only test it at home in a close space (i do care about safety issues, im not a 14 kids, dont worry about me thanks), secondo it's a nice project like u said, may be you dont need this kind of functionnality but ur are not alone in this planet, and there is not a unique way to think. Third im on the multiwii forum not in RealWordlOfRcFlight.com and specialy in the section 'IDEAS' so im exactly at the right place. Im not a huuge fan of RC, i like more software developement and arduino project, thats why im doing a quadcopter.
Again thanks for your answer, u show me that im wasting my time trying to fly my quadcopter with multiwii GUI, now i know that i should start a software project to make it possible, so now anyone else have good ideas for making it work?
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Re: Control multiwii quadcopter from computer without receiv

Postby PatrikE » Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:14 am

You can control a copter with EZ-gui on a Android.
And you can find others have experimented with PC control on the forum.
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Re: Control multiwii quadcopter from computer without receiv

Postby monster_fm » Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:54 pm

Thanks!

Here's the situation, I can connect my arduino with my phone by bluetooth, and i receiver the correct data from my MPU6050, but it only work when the arduino is also connected with the multiwii GUI (i dont understand why). But my motor are still not running with the app. Any idea why? (it's not a hardware problem, my motor and ESC are all fine, they work great when i run a simple sketch on arduino to test them).
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Re: Control multiwii quadcopter from computer without receiv

Postby PatrikE » Fri Aug 07, 2015 3:01 pm

There's a Arm function...
You need to start with reading wiki.
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Re: Control multiwii quadcopter from computer without receiv

Postby Cereal_Killer » Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:57 pm

Wow, we lost a really good one today.... Here's an idea, dont attack people trying to lookout for the hobby (and in a sense you personally too)

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Re: Control multiwii quadcopter from computer without receiv

Postby monster_fm » Fri Aug 07, 2015 7:02 pm

hi,

Thanks PatrikE i will test it later today, but i dont think that's my problem.

Cereal_Killer sorry i didn't understand what bother you?
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Re: Control multiwii quadcopter from computer without receiv

Postby Wipo » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:30 pm

this might be what you are looking for:
http://www.multiwii.be/multiwiijoystick
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