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Old Nov 28, 2010, 03:26 PM
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Another cool feature to this mod is that you do not make a physical change to the drone at all. It still is controlled through wifi, but it's always with the drone and the range is limited to your eyesight I'm going to max out my iPhone settings and save them to the drone. Then I will setup 3 different flight modes, indoor, outdoor and crazy!!

Mheeli, no stabillization on the camera. Your sketch has worked out very well I didn't see the hitec rx on the list. No matter, the JR rx is a better rx anyways.

Brian.
So you can set the flight settings via the Ipod/Ipad as usual and save them to the drone. Are you saying that you can change those settings on the drone via the Regular TX remote by flipping a switch? Or will you have to use the Ipad or Ipod to change the settings every time then take over with the sticks?

Either way its fine.

The distance sucks with the Ipod.

Keep the documented testing going on..........
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So you can set the flight settings via the Ipod/Ipad as usual and save them to the drone. Are you saying that you can change those settings on the drone via the Regular TX remote by flipping a switch? Or will you have to use the Ipad or Ipod to change the settings every time then take over with the sticks?

Either way its fine.

The distance sucks with the Ipod.

Keep the documented testing going on..........
What I will do is max out the settings using my iphone, hit OK. It will save them to the Drone. On my tx, I set it up with 3 different flight modes, using a 3 position switch. I can then set up lower rates and expo on each switch position. It doesn't change the drone settings. The YJ just receives the signals from my rx, which are reduced because of lower rates programmed into my rc tx. That way I can easily adjust my rc tx settings instead of hooking up to my phone each time to adjust.
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Mheeli.
I had a closer look at the config file and see the dead zone values. The throttle is set at 40. Is that 40 out of 1000? I'd like to change it and would like to get a newer value the first time without trying this and then that. It would give me a better idea what value I'll try.


0 is min, 400 is max. @400 the deadzone is the full travel of your stick.

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What will the drone do if I loose rc signal to the YJ? I'd like to try a test by turning off my tx.
That depends on the failsafe settings during the binding process, like the normal RC.

So if you have sticks in mid position and the land switch is low, then your drone will automatically land if it loose radio signal.

Re-bind your rx with all sticks in mid postion and landing switch to low. Hover over a mattress then switch off the Tx. This should give you a peace of mind
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Here I go again. I've been thinking about the cameras on the Drone. Do you think it's possible to tap into the video from the Drone? I could send it to a vtx and back to the googles. I'm sure the YJ has room for another lead, to another switch on my rc tx. I could use the switch to toggle between front and down camera. Do you think this could be done?
Sorry Brian, that's beyond my skill at this time.

Technically, I think.

The camera output is not the normal Composite Video signal that we are customed to. The readings from the CMOS/CCD sensors are processed within the Ar.Drone to turn into video image.

It would just be easier to replace the camera with a normal Composite output camera and transmit to your goggles. But then you'll loose the "Cool" video feature on your iPhone.

Time to get a 2nd drone, me think.....
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This sounds very promising! Can you please explain a bit more how you managed to compile and run your program on the drone? I've been experimenting with the CodeSourcery stuff that Parrot links to on their website, but am only getting 'segfaults' when running code on my drone
Have you try a simple "Hello world" source?
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Just a quick note. Since Parrot released the SDK for PC. Many people are now coming out with a PC version of the Ar.Freeflight.

Now you longer need an iDevice (iPhone/iPod/iPad) to configure your Ar.Drone. Just a PC

So $299 + ($55 for the yellow jacket) for an extreamly ARTF quoadcopter with video and position hold, one battery and a charger, does not sound to bad to me
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Just a quick note. Since Parrot released the SDK for PC. Many people are now coming out with a PC version of the Ar.Freeflight.

Now you longer need an iDevice (iPhone/iPod/iPad) to configure your Ar.Drone. Just a PC

So $299 + ($55 for the yellow jacket) for an extreamly ATF quoadcopter with video and position hold, does not sound to bad to me
It is sweet. I odered my YJ last night. Cant wait to get it.
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Old Nov 28, 2010, 08:52 PM
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It is sweet. I odered my YJ last night. Cant wait to get it.
Don't forget to order the programming board as well.

And you're lucky, the YJ is now on 15% sale.

BTW, I'm not associate with Aynclabs in anyway. I praised them for low cost WiFI module.
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The snow melted, so I went outside for a test flight to check my reception. I did get some intereference. I'll try a better vtx then the cheap($19) one I used. I had indoor flight setting on and the drone had a hard time to hold a hover. It was a little windy and the indoor hull didn't help. Does the drone hold better if I select outdoor flight? I added a little holiday music to the video.

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This sounds very promising! Can you please explain a bit more how you managed to compile and run your program on the drone? I've been experimenting with the CodeSourcery stuff that Parrot links to on their website, but am only getting 'segfaults' when running code on my drone
I did a "Hello World" app on AR.Drone.

gps.c:
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#include <stdio.h>

int main () {
    printf ("Hello World!\nMAPGPS\n");
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}
Compile it on PC and run it on AR.Drone:
Code:
D:\Work\Test\AR.Drone>arm-none-linux-gnueabi-gcc gps.c
D:\Work\Test\AR.Drone>ftp 192.168.0.100
Connected to 192.168.0.100.
220 Operation successful
User (192.168.0.100:(none)):
230 Operation successful
ftp> bin
200 Operation successful
ftp> put gps
200 Operation successful
150 Ok to send data
226 Operation successful
ftp: 5679 bytes sent in 0.00Seconds 5679000.00Kbytes/sec.
ftp>

D:\Work\Test\AR.Drone>telnet 192.168.0.100
BusyBox v1.14.0 (2010-07-02 15:17:06 CEST) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.
# cd data
# chmod 755 gps
# ./gps
Hello World!
MAPGPS
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Hello Mheeli,
I found your wonderful instruction to modify the AR.Drone to RC and also ordered
the YJ last night. But I have to wait for some weeks for delivery.

What do you mean with above "programming board"? Should´nt an USB - RS232 adapter
with FTDI-chip be good for programming the YJ?

Since I fly a Quadrocopter with Spektrum DX7 and Satelite RX the main RX now is available for the AR.Drone.
Thank you for publishing the instructions to modify the drone.
Olaf
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Hello Mheeli,
I found your wonderful instruction to modify the AR.Drone to RC and also ordered
the YJ last night. But I have to wait for some weeks for delivery.

What do you mean with above "programming board"? Should´nt an USB - RS232 adapter
with FTDI-chip be good for programming the YJ?

Since I fly a Quadrocopter with Spektrum DX7 and Satelite RX the main RX now is available for the AR.Drone.
Thank you for publishing the instructions to modify the drone.
Olaf
This is the programming board I meant http://asynclabs.com/store?page=shop...&product_id=27

I was going to use the Satellite Rx as well, but the interrupts are all used up by the WiFi module.
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Hello Mheeli,
I found your wonderful instruction to modify the AR.Drone to RC and also ordered
the YJ last night. But I have to wait for some weeks for delivery.

What do you mean with above "programming board"? Should´nt an USB - RS232 adapter
with FTDI-chip be good for programming the YJ?

Since I fly a Quadrocopter with Spektrum DX7 and Satelite RX the main RX now is available for the AR.Drone.
Thank you for publishing the instructions to modify the drone.
Olaf
Olaf.
Your going to love this mod. Since you have quad experience, it will be a breeze for you to fly.

Mheeli.
How is your mini arduino mod comming along?
Parrot is missing out on a bigger market for their drone. People with rc tx's would jump all over a Rx ready Drone. It's such a pleasure to fly with my tx.

Brian.
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Brian,
it was you and your dialog with Mheeli and your impressive demo videos
inhouse and outdoor who made me planning to modify my Drone also.
Thanks a lot
Olaf
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I have a quick question about

wmiconfig -i ath0 --setfixrates 1 3 8 11


It says type

i

Then

1

To this line wmiconfig -i ath0 --setfixrates 1 3 8 11

The only difference I see is adding "1"

Were is this extra "i" going too.


Press i. Then 1. Then spacebar. Then exit?

I don't get it 100% what he is tring to use

Thank you..
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I have a quick question about

wmiconfig -i ath0 --setfixrates 1 3 8 11


It says type

i

Then

1

To this line wmiconfig -i ath0 --setfixrates 1 3 8 11

The only difference I see is adding "1"

Were is this extra "i" going too.


Press i. Then 1. Then spacebar. Then exit?

I don't get it 100% what he is tring to use

Thank you..
I'm not 100% sure what the "i" is but I think it means insert, just a command.
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I'm not 100% sure what the "i" is but I think it means insert, just a command.
Brian's right. It's an "Insert" command.
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Olaf.
Mheeli.
How is your mini arduino mod comming along?
Parrot is missing out on a bigger market for their drone. People with rc tx's would jump all over a Rx ready Drone. It's such a pleasure to fly with my tx.

Brian.
The initial test flights went OK. I will finish it soon. But.... I'm reluctant to release it because it involves running an extra Programe on the Ar.Drone. The Drone's CPU is already heavily used for Flight stability and Image processing. Running this extra program might effect Ar.Drone performance (but I have not notice it yet).

Also, we need to do a very minor change (just inserting 1 character) to a very critical configuration file. If you mess up this simple modification, you will Brick your drone. You will need a cable and a whole lot of software stuffs to un-brick it.

Apart from the fact the Arduino mini is about $30 cheaper, I do not see much benefit to risk the above.

Also, the YJ is already working very well.

But , if anyone is REALLY want to use Arduino Mini and fully aware of the risk, then I will hurry up and finish the Arduino mini sketch.
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That did the trick. The YJ didn't work with the hitec rx. It has channels 1-4 and ch6, no channel 5. Would that make a difference? I did hook up a JR spcm rx and it worked fine. I put a 5v camera and a 5v 10mw vtx on the hull. All I do is put the hull on, after the drone powers up, and plug in the power. RTF weight of 495g's. I did have some interference, cheap vtx, but it did clear up when facing me. It may be multi pathing in the room I was in, small area. I'll add a ferrite ring on the lines to my vtx, may help. I'll do a better test flight next week at indoor flying.

Cheers, Brian.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h--sHNtl-x4

Brian, looking at your picture



You might consider puting a heat shrink plastic over your YJ. Everytime we change the battery, the wire moves. And it could break loose from your YJ.
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WooooooHooooooo!!!! This thing rocks. I had three 8 minute flights tonight(850 mahs used out of 1300). The first flight was to check various rates and expo. I ended up seting up the drone with Mheeli's iphone settings. I also used full travel on all channels with 30% expo on pitch and roll only. The video is the second flight. On the third flight, I powered it all up and then started my flightrecord app on my iPhone. It connected and I had live video. I hit the record button and took off. It came up in a hover and then landed again. I had no rc control. It didn't like both systems running. I repowered the drone and had a good flight, no probs. I did notice when sticks were let go, the drone took a little longer to get a fixed hover position.

Enjoy the video, it was blast, well spent money, Brian.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG-m9iB6yQg
One cool thing about the Ar.Drone is the live camera downlink directly to your iDevice. No need for analogue video Tx and a seperate receiver and screen to watch the video.

With the current Sketch, video downlink was not possible, as mentioned by Brian.

Now the Ar.Drone is "cool" again.

With the new YJ Sketch, Video downlink to iDevice is now working

You can now fly your drone with your TX and see live video on your iDevice at the same time. One additional benefit is that you can monitor your battery level on your iDevice.

I tried the new Sketch last night with the latest Ar.Drone firmware and the latest Ar.Freeflight running on my iPad. It's sweeeeeeeeeet. Video at full iPad screen

The video on the latest Ar.Drone firmware had improved a lot.

Will post the latest sketch soon...
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Brian, looking at your picture



You might consider puting a heat shrink plastic over your YJ. Everytime we change the battery, the wire moves. And it could break loose from your YJ.
Thanks for the heads up. I noticed in your photos the shrink wrap. I have no large wrap so some electrical tape wrapped around to hold down my leads should work for the time being.

If I load the new sketch, do I have to reload my config file? I'll relaod it anyways, to change my throttle dead band.
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Thanks for the heads up. I noticed in your photos the shrink wrap. I have no large wrap so some electrical tape wrapped around to hold down my leads should work for the time being.

If I load the new sketch, do I have to reload my config file? I'll relaod it anyways, to change my throttle dead band.
When you open Arduino IDE and load the RC_AR_Drone_V2_YJ.pde file. The other 2 files will also be opened automatically. Do your modifications to the user_config.h tab , save the click upload to your YJ.

When I post the new sketch , you need to unzip it to its own directory (not the previous one), but you can replace the user_config.h file with your modified version.
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One cool thing about the Ar.Drone is the live camera downlink directly to your iDevice. No need for analogue video Tx and a seperate receiver and screen to watch the video.

With the current Sketch, video downlink was not possible, as mentioned by Brian.

Now the Ar.Drone is "cool" again.

With the new YJ Sketch, Video downlink to iDevice is now working

You can now fly your drone with your TX and see live video on your iDevice at the same time. One additional benefit is that you can monitor your battery level on your iDevice.

I tried the new Sketch last night with the latest Ar.Drone firmware and the latest Ar.Freeflight running on my iPad. It's sweeeeeeeeeet. Video at full iPad screen

The video on the latest Ar.Drone firmware had improved a lot.

Will post the latest sketch soon...
Mheeli and Buffythesaint, now that you have the video working again in tandem with the yj and TX, would it be possible in any way to hook up some video glasses to the ipod/ipad thus giving you a dual fpv setup? I've read about others using a screen sharing app but they had it running on a jail broken device and Cydia.

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Video over TX could get rid of the limitation of WiFi range (50m or 100m).
I expect a km level of range to FPV AR.Drone.

The 2M WiFi bandwidth between YJ and AR.Drone is not enough for Video.
Need to utlize the USB port on AR.Drone.
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Mheeli and Buffythesaint, now that you have the video working again in tandem with the yj and TX, would it be possible in any way to hook up some video glasses to the ipod/ipad thus giving you a dual fpv setup? I've read about others using a screen sharing app but they had it running on a jail broken device and Cydia.

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Video over TX could get rid of the limitation of WiFi range (50m or 100m).
I expect a km level of range to FPV AR.Drone.

The 2M WiFi bandwidth between YJ and AR.Drone is not enough for Video.
Need to utlize the USB port on AR.Drone.
From my understanding, the video would be sent to the i devive as normal. You would still have rc control through the YJ. The video doesn't go through the YJ. I believe if you have an iPhone 4, you can hook up a video out lead that will connect to a set of googles. I was thinking of putting my iPhone on my tx tray and watch from there. I also have a lawmate 100mw vtx on the way that I will try on my Drone for better FPV video quality.

I hope others are close to doing this mod. We need more happy rc Drone flyers.
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I mean the WiFi between AR.Drone and iPhone has range lmitation (50m or 100m), thus the video on iPhone will not be available if far away from 100m.
While video over TX could be more than 1000m.
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I mean the WiFi between AR.Drone and iPhone has range lmitation (50m or 100m), thus the video on iPhone will not be available if far away from 100m.
While video over TX could be more than 1000m.
Your right, it will have a range limit. Good for indoor practce though. I'm hoping my new vtx works out better with no interference.
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My 100mw vtx showed up today and I was able to do a test flight in my rec room. The reception was very good with one little piece of interference. I also set the failsafe on my rx. I'm using a JR790UL spcm rx and this will let me set failsafes on all channels. My AR6200 was not able to do this. I have a 2.4 module and the tx is set to ppm, which won't work on my JR9303 tx. All the sticks are set to the middle and landing mode selected for my failsafe positions. I did not try it in my rec room, set failsafe after my flight. I'll try at indoor flying, want someone there to grab it in case something goes wrong.

Mheeli, you can add my JR rx (72mhz) to the list of rx's that work.
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My 100mw vtx showed up today and I was able to do a test flight in my rec room. The reception was very good with one little piece of interference. I also set the failsafe on my rx. I'm using a JR790UL spcm rx and this will let me set failsafes on all channels. My AR6200 was not able to do this. I have a 2.4 module and the tx is set to ppm, which won't work on my JR9303 tx. All the sticks are set to the middle and landing mode selected for my failsafe positions. I did not try it in my rec room, set failsafe after my flight. I'll try at indoor flying, want someone there to grab it in case something goes wrong.

Mheeli, you can add my JR rx (72mhz) to the list of rx's that work.
Added, many thanks for sharing.
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I did a "Hello World" app on AR.Drone.
Thanks for the quick response. I actually did more or less the same thing, only using the Linux version of the CodeSourcery toolchain. I just tried compiling the same code using the Windows version, and now it works...

Thanks again!
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It is sweet. I odered my YJ last night. Cant wait to get it.
Any updates on your YJ Tony? I ordered mine with fedex priority on a Sunday and had it Tuesday. It was only $15 more then a ground parcel.
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Any updates on your YJ Tony? I ordered mine with fedex priority on a Sunday and had it Tuesday. It was only $15 more then a ground parcel.
I seen that but then shipping would have been $22 and that is almost 50% of the actual product cost. Mine is going ground from CA to NY so I wont have it till next week.
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Got one ordered last Sunday also. Received confirmation that it will arrive here on Tuesday Dec. 7 . Looking forward to playing!!

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Does anyone have a link to a pc version of freeflight?

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Just a quick note. Since Parrot released the SDK for PC. Many people are now coming out with a PC version of the Ar.Freeflight.

Now you longer need an iDevice (iPhone/iPod/iPad) to configure your Ar.Drone. Just a PC

So $299 + ($55 for the yellow jacket) for an extreamly ARTF quoadcopter with video and position hold, one battery and a charger, does not sound to bad to me
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I ordered sunday too.

Tons of people on this mod soon That is awesome.

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Got one ordered last Sunday also. Received confirmation that it will arrive here on Tuesday Dec. 7 . Looking forward to playing!!

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dang you. Mine shows Dec. 8.......the curse of living in Florida !!!!!!
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Old Dec 06, 2010, 01:47 PM
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New to the forum and been heavily considering purchasing an AR drone but was hesitant with the wifi range limits. I've been reading up on 3g and such but again priority limits with voice vs. data would make that unreasonable.

This thread is steering me to buy my AR, a YJ and an RX/TX setup as I am brand spanking new to the RC realm.

Any thoughts as to which RX/TX I should buy for this project? I'm comfortable with coding and soldering as part of my comp sci background but the radio tx stuff still scares me a bit.

Another question? As far as the video feed with the new sketch coming down to the iDevice, is the video also coming down to the PC side application that's been released for control? If so, why not just create a PC/briefcase basestation with video and control and pipe the video to a FPV headset from the pc.

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New to the forum and been heavily considering purchasing an AR drone but was hesitant with the wifi range limits. I've been reading up on 3g and such but again priority limits with voice vs. data would make that unreasonable.

This thread is steering me to buy my AR, a YJ and an RX/TX setup as I am brand spanking new to the RC realm.

Any thoughts as to which RX/TX I should buy for this project? I'm comfortable with coding and soldering as part of my comp sci background but the radio tx stuff still scares me a bit.

Another question? As far as the video feed with the new sketch coming down to the iDevice, is the video also coming down to the PC side application that's been released for control? If so, why not just create a PC/briefcase basestation with video and control and pipe the video to a FPV headset from the pc.

-Skantz
Welcome Skantz. You sure picked a nice place to start your RC experience. The Drone is very stable and would be a good start. Be warned, you may get sucked into RC and not turn back. As for a tx/rx, a 2.4 ghz system would be the place to start. 72mhz will also work. You can buy new/used, 4-9 channels(you need 5) and so on, lots of different options. If you have a friend thats into RC, see if you can check out some of his gear and ask some questions. If you buy new, you can save some $$ with a tx/rx combo, no servos/flight battery pack.

Mheeli can answer about pc video and flying the drone with an rc tx. Not sure if he tested his new sketch with the pc app.

Any word on the new sketch Mheeli?
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this mod is new for everyone.

A spectrum radio is what I will be trying it with .

I have a feeling a 35mhz radio would be better.


This item should get you off the groud at the cheapest price. meh. please correct me if I am wrong. I can not thank you for all your hard work in this project.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=15140
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Hello Mheeli,
I found your wonderful instruction to modify the AR.Drone to RC and also ordered
the YJ last night. But I have to wait for some weeks for delivery.
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this mod is new for everyone.

A spectrum radio is what I will be trying it with .

I have a feeling a 35mhz radio radio would be better.


This item should get you off the group at the cheapest price. meh. please correct me if I am wrong. I can not thank you for all your hard work in this project.

Thats one inexpensive 2.4 radio. Any idea on its performance?

Thats one inexpensive 2.4 radio. Any idea on its performance?

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=15140
vistauser lives in Germany and I think 35mhz is standard. When he gets his YJ perhaps he can test this frequency.
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vistauser lives in Germany and I think 35mhz is standard. When he gets his YJ perhaps he can test this frequency.

sure thing.

All I know from my FPV "hard learned lessons" is that 2.4 radio + 2.4 video = crash

and I know the ar.drone is 2.4.

but normally video tx's are rated over 500 watts, we are not playing with such a high output . not sure if that is going to help in our case.
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I'm hoping 2.4 will work out for video. I did an indoor test with a new 100mw vtx, which worked out much better. I have it mounted on the tail, away from everything. Separation is your friend for FPV.

Mheeli. You said the YJ uses 2M for wifi. Can you add any info on this subject, in laymans terms. I'm willing to learn something
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I just did a failsafe test with my 72mhz pcm rx. I set the failsafes for all 5 channels, sticks centred and landing switch to land. I brought it up into a hover and shut off my tx. The Drone landed and shut off. I selected the landing switch to land and turned on my tx. The drone took off again when I selected to take-off. I'm glad this worked out. I would hate to have to unpower everything and start again.
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I'm hoping 2.4 will work out for video. I did an indoor test with a new 100mw vtx, which worked out much better. I have it mounted on the tail, away from everything. Separation is your friend for FPV.

Mheeli. You said the YJ uses 2M for wifi. Can you add any info on this subject, in laymans terms. I'm willing to learn something
wow. 2.4 on the radio. 2.4 on the video. and 2.4 from the AR. drone.

living life on the edge.
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wow. 2.4 on the radio. 2.4 on the video. and 2.4 from the AR. drone.

living life on the edge.
I'm using 72mhz for control.
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Hello Brian,
just received a message from RobotShop in France that my YJ has been shipped today.
Hopefully I can start with the modification on my AR.Drone this week.
Will report any results.

The availabel TX here ist a 2.4 Mhz Spektrum DX7 which I use with a MK and a Blade MCX. Lets see if there are interferences together with the drone.
Olaf
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Mheeli. You said the YJ uses 2M for wifi. Can you add any info on this subject, in laymans terms. I'm willing to learn something
The 2M is just the speed the wifi chip is capable of. The AR.Drone can transmit at 11 Mbps. YJ can only transmit at 2Mbps. A lot slower than the Ar.drone. But fast enough to send control commands to the drone.

This speed is the same thing when you select your Internet Broadband package.
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I just did a failsafe test with my 72mhz pcm rx. I set the failsafes for all 5 channels, sticks centred and landing switch to land. I brought it up into a hover and shut off my tx. The Drone landed and shut off. I selected the landing switch to land and turned on my tx. The drone took off again when I selected to take-off. I'm glad this worked out. I would hate to have to unpower everything and start again.
How cool is that? The Ar.Drone guys thought of everything.
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Hello Brian,
just received a message from RobotShop in France that my YJ has been shipped today.
Hopefully I can start with the modification on my AR.Drone this week.
Will report any results.

The availabel TX here ist a 2.4 Mhz Spektrum DX7 which I use with a MK and a Blade MCX. Lets see if there are interferences together with the drone.
Olaf
I'm also using Spektrum DX7 , works perfect!
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