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Old Mar 05, 2014, 02:02 AM
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So..... any good news about hibrid mode on APM ? or possibly on pikshawk only
Actually it looks like it was written specifically for APM

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!to...ss/CEMcMjAdGI0

if the weather ever allows I may have to give it a try see.
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Old Mar 05, 2014, 07:57 AM
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Actually it looks like it was written specifically for APM

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!to...ss/CEMcMjAdGI0

if the weather ever allows I may have to give it a try see.
OK, for us programing challenged , can some one post some easy instructions on how to compile it and implement it. This looks very good, they should call it Loiter+.

Thanks.
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Old Mar 05, 2014, 08:41 AM
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OK, for us programing challenged , can some one post some easy instructions on how to compile it and implement it. This looks very good, they should call it Loiter+.

Thanks.
It will take more than a few paragraphs to explain how to compile it, ALL that information is thoroughly covered in the wiki.

http://dev.ardupilot.com/

http://dev.ardupilot.com/wiki/buildi...duino-windows/

Normally I would be all over it however lately I have not had good weather and lousy GPS as well as other distractions, also I am a bit more cautious testing Beta firmware on APM 2.5 as I suspect there is very little APM 2.5 testing of firmware if any !. I base that on strange behaviour I definitely noticed in the 3.1.1 release firmware for APM 2.5 which others want to argue about [I am NOT interested in arguing] I do NOT feel I need to convince anyone.

Notice the replies on the Link Questor posted are from people flying PixHawk.
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Thanks Joe.
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That hybrid mode sounds awesome. My main complaint about Arducopter has been the loiter mode not behaving DJI GPS-like. I'll definitely be loading this up on one of my APM birds to try.

Now if we could get Arducopter to be less sensitive to vibrations like the DJI FCs, there'd be absolutely no advantage that the DJI FCs have over APM.

Edit: why not just call this new mode GPS? :-)
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Old Mar 05, 2014, 12:15 PM
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I compiled it from Git but I can't figure out how to enable it

Later today I'm going to integrate it with 3.1 and 3.1.2 but right now it's 3.1.1 rc something.
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I compiled it from Git but I can't figure out how to enable it

Later today I'm going to integrate it with 3.1 and 3.1.2 but right now it's 3.1.1 rc something.
Very nice, thanks
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Old Mar 05, 2014, 02:17 PM
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Actually it looks like it was written specifically for APM

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!to...ss/CEMcMjAdGI0

if the weather ever allows I may have to give it a try see.
No, it wasn't written for the APM, it was actually created by the VRBrain guys, and then back-ported to the main code-base.

I haven't seen anything say that it won't run on APM, but there's also no guarantee that it will be implemented in trunk.

Personally, I'd prefer to fix the existing Loiter instead.
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I don't think they should hold up a new flight mode just so loiter can be fixed. Nothing wrong with another flight mode other than the space taken in flash. Loiter can be fixed in time while we're enjoying the new GPS mode.

I'm just glad someone with the right coding skill took the time to fix a longstanding problem.
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I don't think they should hold up a new flight mode just so loiter can be fixed. Nothing wrong with another flight mode other than the space taken in flash. Loiter can be fixed in time while we're enjoying the new GPS mode.

I'm just glad someone with the right coding skill took the time to fix a longstanding problem.
Agreed but it it is yet to be made available for everyone, the git he linked to in that thread will NOT compile for me without errors.
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I don't think they should hold up a new flight mode just so loiter can be fixed. Nothing wrong with another flight mode other than the space taken in flash. Loiter can be fixed in time while we're enjoying the new GPS mode.

I'm just glad someone with the right coding skill took the time to fix a longstanding problem.
Room taken in flash is a MAJOR issue. Randy has spent the past couple weeks just trying to get the latest code to fit on APM. IMO, it's a waste of his time, and we should have called 3.1 the last major APM release, and moved on. 3.2 will definitely be the last APM release, and no idea if the new Loiter will make it.

They thought they were going to be able to restructure the main body of code to allow better separation of the APM and 32-bit code bases, so that APM could continue to plod along while the 32-bit stuff goes ahead. But just creating that structure is too much for the APM. Up until now, the code has been extremely streamlined and efficient. All the efforts to make it more flexible is just too much.
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Agreed but it it is yet to be made available for everyone, the git he linked to in that thread will NOT compile for me without errors.
I compiled it on Linux not using Arduino IDE
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Kendall, maybe you should spend more time running your business, and less time making childish comments on internet forums.

http://www.diydrones.com/forum/topic...ge=47#comments
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Kendall, maybe you should spend more time running your business, and less time making childish comments on internet forums.

http://www.diydrones.com/forum/topic...ge=47#comments
Maybe you should look at the Weather...and quit looking to Start Something
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