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Old May 07, 2012, 03:27 AM
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Hello there,

I have a few questions:

1) Has anyone tested Mheeli's WiFi Mod with an AR.Drone 2.0 yet?

2) This new ruggedcircuits yellowjacket board (http://ruggedcircuits.com/html/yellowjacket.html) has 802.11 b/g/n capabilities. Has anyone tried this out yet? Is it still needed to telnet to the drone and change the config file in order to force the drone to connect to a at 2Mbit/s signal?

3) I wonder if the Mod can me modified to use the PPM output (sum-signal) of a RC receiver. Most copter projects use a RC receiver which is only connected via a single servo cable to the flight control board. This would make things even easier, smaller and lighter. e.g. I use a Jeti receiver like this on my other copters:


4) This tread is rather old. Is there a newer (and possibly) better mod? Is GPS return to home and stuff like this possible yet?

Best regards
Thomas
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Old May 09, 2012, 09:20 PM
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I have got to tell ya. I have had my Drone 2.0 for two weeks now and this is the neatest thing I bought in a long time. Everyone and I mean everyone that watches it in action loves it. Guys at my flying field were ordering it on their phones as I was flying it. This is going to get really good. I can see 10 flying at the same time.
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Old May 23, 2012, 04:49 PM
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Question about extending flight distance on Parrot AR

I'm new to quadrotors, so please forgive me if I sound like I don't know what I'm talking about, as I'm trying to learn.

I want to extend the flight distance of my Parrot AR, maybe up to 500 meters, and came across this:
AR.Drone + iP4 + PowerAP N Ultra Long Range - 500m+ (TEST) (4 min 22 sec)

and this:
http://dronehacks.com/2011/08/21/ar-...-5-kilometers/

What equipment would I need to make this possible? Or at least to test if it would work?

From reading elsewhere, it seems maybe a radio-control 2.4GHz receiver, a Yellowjacket for the WiFi, a Ubiquiti PowerAP N router for the distance, and a controller. Am I missing something, or confusing various methods of remote control?

Any help appreciated.
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Old May 23, 2012, 04:56 PM
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Look here he has it all
http://www.ardrone-flyers.com/forum/...php?f=8&t=2873
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Old May 31, 2012, 05:41 AM
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Why a BEC?

I'm in the process of building this mod and am awaiting the Yellow Jacket.

I've been reading all I can find about this and cannot see any discussions or suggestion as to why you must use a BEC? Unfortunately I ordered the YJ and then a couple of hours later saw the Serial/USB mod. Oh well, may be later....

I am thinking of powering the YJ via the RAW port directly from the AR Drone battery via a Y splice cable I'll make up.

From http://ruggedcircuits.com/html/yello...t.html#PowerIn I can see that the RAW port can take 7V-24VDC.

And from http://ruggedcircuits.com/html/yello....html#PowerOut I can source 5V for the AR6100e.

Am I (as an RC and Arduino noob) missing something here or has no one realised you can power the Arduino/YJ directly?
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 10:17 AM
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Anyone sell the complete mod? for parrot AR
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 09:57 PM
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I am trying to use Mheeli's code and instructions with the ar drone 2.0 and the rugged circuits yellow jacket and the wifi isn't connecting, as far as I can tell. I could really use some help, getting a bit frustrated here, (I am using this set up for a school project and need to have it connected and at least take/off land by Tuesday. Since I can't seem to figure out if I am actually paired with the drone or not at this point I'm pulling my hair out!).

I am using the old arduino version 0020 and Mheeli's code. It is uploaded and running. I am showing that the wifi is running on the yellowjacket but the drone just sits there like a lump on a log with no indication that it is doing anything. I know I am sending commands at it. I did do the edit to add the 2mbs connection to the drone. I am using the libraries and code supplied.

Trying to make sure I get all the information needed but it seems I am missing quite a bit. If somebody is willing to lend a hand I'll post the code.

Thanks!
Postholes

I ended up clearing code and re-wrote from scratch using a UDPApp type project. With this I was able to get my YellowJacket to connect and control the AR Drone 2. I'd be happy to upload/share more notes if anybody is interested.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 03:33 PM
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For anyone wanting to go up to 300 feet high and 1,400 feet away. Get a TP-Link Range Extender it is a TL-WA830RE. Go to YouTube to see them work. All you do is turn on Ar.Drone then turn on Range extender and push Range Extender button on bottom right (Green). Once it hooks up turn on IPad, Iphone or clone and hook up to Ar.Drone,very simple. I hooked a Lipo 11.1 battery to the range Extender and it is very portable. Works great go to Amazon to buy. Also pick up a low battery alarm to monitor the 11.1 Lipo battery.
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Old Jul 26, 2014, 05:25 PM
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Postholes, how did you mod your ar drone 2.0 to use rc transmitter?
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