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Everything posted by Spitfire76

  1. Yes, I believe that was back when 3DR were still involved with DIY. My understanding is that the licensing is also no longer same. Ardupilot uses the GPL licensing and PX4 uses BSD licensing. The difference is that with GPL any contribution to the code has to be shared whereas with the BSD version that PX4 is using it does not and its why its favored by companies like Yuneec. He recently founded https://auterion.com which like RedHat is for enterprise Linux they provide enterprise PX4 software. They received $10M in seed funding last year.
  2. Actually I have more experience with the Ardupilot flight stack than PX4 but thought it would be interesting to watch them and so yes I have watched quite a few and I am currently watching the one on UAVCAN.
  3. I like to use this open source flight control stack http://ardupilot.org It provides both manual and autonomous flight modes. You can even setup a development/test enviroment on a computer without actually building a drone. Its a good way to learn and understand the flight control software and ground control station. Let me know if this is what you are looking for and I can help your further.
  4. The open source flight control stack PX4 recently held a developer summit in Zurich and have published the sessions on their youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/PX4Autopilot
  5. Ok...... https://www.commercialdroneprofessional.com/dji-launches-most-secure-drone-solution-to-date-for-use-in-high-security-situations/
  6. I think that I already have one although not 70mm.
  7. Also this guy is really good with FPV troubleshooting.
  8. That's too bad. I don't FPV race so can't recommend a drone although I do have a Tiny Whoop style drone to fly around the house. I mainly like to build larger autonomous drones, both multi-rotor and fixed wing. You may want to check out Oscar's site for recommendations. Also I noticed that he has these tips for troubleshooting arming issues. https://oscarliang.com/quad-arming-issue-fix/
  9. Well a couple of other things but I am running out. When you plug in the battery do you hear the same beeps as on the video ?. The beeps are generated by the motors from the ESCs. Also do you have a second battery to try in case the one you have is bad ?.
  10. and lastly you might want to have a look at this second video on the Betaflight setup for the Q215 if you haven't already.
  11. It looks like the only other leads that you had to solder were for the receiver which according to the video should be in this order.
  12. You make a good point about not buying the FPV goggles if the drone is not working. I just wanted to check if at least something was working. Since this is came as a kit can you double check the wiring and solder joints. Red wire from battery should go to the + and black to - but of course you would be in real trouble of that was not the case. The small capacitor has a grey line to indicate the negative -
  13. To add to my previous post although you are getting a bad logging message is the rangefinder actually operating ?. One way to test it without flying is to simply to go to Initial Setup in Mission Planner and under Optional Hardware select rangefinder it should show distance.
  14. I would imagine that's normal behavior as you have configured a rangefinder but have disconnected the hardware. LIDAR is referring to the rangefinder what ever type you have configured. This we need to troubleshoot further. Is it constantly reporting bad logging ?
  15. ok, good at least we can eliminate that from having done any damage. The video that you posted earlier looks like its just flashing F then a 4 which I would imagine is the band and channel its using for the 5.8 Ghz video channel. In fact have you been able to test the camera by using FPV googles or a monitor ?. Also in that video is that 7 pin connector securely plugged in as it looks kind of wonky ?
  16. Hello @Jure Novak and welcome to this forum. My first thought is that you might have some loose connections. Check all connectors are secure and also for any bad solder joints. Is this now a solid problem or does it work sometimes and not others ?
  17. Before we understand why the video channel is changing I would first like to follow-up on that camera connection to the flight controller as it sounds like from the build video that it could have caused some damage. I managed to capture this from that build video and as you can see the marking's on the board are 5V, GND and V but the red wire is connected to the V pin and the yellow wire to the 5V and this should be reversed. Can you check if this is the case with your kit, if not its something we can eliminate.
  18. In that case it must be something in the build that's not right. I am sure you have checked the wiring but I found this video on the build and he mentions that his kit had some wiring crossed between the flight controller and the camera so maybe simply disconnect camera as you don't need it to test the motors.
  19. Sorry to ask this but is the battery charged and connected as although the flight controller will get enough power from the usb connection of the PC its not sufficient to power the motors.
  20. Have you tried the "motor test" in betaflight ?. You will need to select the "I understand the risks....." to enable it as they want to make sure you remove the props but you should be able to test each motor and you don't have to be in arm mode or even have the transmitter on. In retrospect I should have suggested that earlier.
  21. Here are a couple of screen shots from my setup. The first is one is with the switch in disarm and the second is when its armed. You are right it looks like the square to the left does not turn orange but whats important is the small orange PWM indicator moves from the gray range to the orange range.
  22. Interview with Richard Lopez, the National UAS Operation Executive with Hensel Phelps Construction Co.,
  23. I recall seeing this article about Parrot along with 5 other companies being selected by the DOD to develop a drone for the US army https://www.suasnews.com/2019/05/parrot-selected-by-u-s-dept-of-defense-to-help-develop-next-gen-drone-for-army/ and from what I understand the other 5 companies that were selected are Skydio Altavian Teal Drones Vantage Robotics Lumenier
  24. Now that you are connected with the Betaflight configurator you should be able to check that the arm switch is actually working by going to the modes menu. You should have an "ARM" mode configured and when you operate the switch on your transmitter it should move from the gray area to the orange. Its that the case ?.
  25. Ok, what is the role of the Raspberry Pi ?. If you just need to turn on a LED you could simply use the aux outputs of the the HKPilot32. These can be controlled by either a mission script or a switch on the transmitter. http://ardupilot.org/copter/docs/common-relay.html