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Old Apr 16, 2011, 08:43 AM
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Hello,

thank's Miru for these informations... i will deal with this later on...

No i didn't try your MOD, i will do it on tuesday, since i will receive at this date the "arduino mini" and the Molex connector to connect to the AR.Drone. I could have tried with the yellowJacket card and a DIY drone connection, but i prefer to wait for the original stuff. Moreover, i already fly the AR.Drone with my DX7, with the Wifi Mod that i converted to be able to fly with a non auto-hoveering mode... so i'm not in a hurry to convert...

By the way, if it can helps, i did that drawing to explain how your mod is structured on a french Forum. Here is an english version :


For your information, here is the french forum where i talk about your mod, it starts with MHeeli Mod and then switch on yours :
http://droneparrot.com/forumv2/trucs...ssique/page-3/

Cheers...

Laurent
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Old Apr 16, 2011, 09:20 AM
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the destination port of nav/vid-data is 5554/6, which is not a problem if you are on a computer different from drone. On the drone these port numbers are occupied by the firmware.
One of the workarounds I made for this is to use NAT:
http://www.ardrone-flyers.com/forum/...php?f=7&t=1394
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Old Apr 16, 2011, 10:10 AM
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Range test

miru

I've read reviews that the range is over 2000 feet for these cheep china TX/Rx. You will probably not be able to see the AR Drone after a 1000 feet or so. When my brother gets his flying I'll find out how well it does over grass.

Larry


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I have not experienced it lately, but then there is no grass out here, just dirt and some weeds. I am logging most flights (commands and navdata) so when it happens, I'll have data to see what is going on and provide a fix. If you can reproduce it, LAND + FTRIM, use FM_2 (the one where it is not told to hover) and let me know what happens.

Did you do a range check on these, very reasonable, radios?

miru
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Old Apr 16, 2011, 11:08 AM
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One of the workarounds I made for this is to use NAT:
http://www.ardrone-flyers.com/forum/...php?f=7&t=1394
Good solution for 1.4.6/7, on 1.5.1 you don't need it, just block external access to 5554 so it can't be pulled away.
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Old Apr 16, 2011, 11:37 AM
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Gps

One of the things I wonder is how the drOne would
Handle gps and all this extend range. I have flown my drone with an iDevice and when the wind kicks in, it like I can feel that I am in a losing end of
Controlling the drone.

Now, with extended range and Gps, we are going to
Fly it in much higher altitude and what would happen if a windy situation arises. Would be able to handle it, or will we be chasing it? :-)
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Old Apr 16, 2011, 04:38 PM
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Can't connect

I am getting an error when I try to connect the drone by itself to filezilla.

Status: Connecting to 192.168.1.2:5551...
Status: Connection attempt failed with "ECONNREFUSED - Connection refused by server".
Error: Could not connect to server
Status: Waiting to retry...
Status: Connecting to 192.168.1.2:5551...
Status: Connection attempt failed with "ECONNREFUSED - Connection refused by server".
Error: Could not connect to server

any idea why? need to have this connected to my Mac so , i can upload that one file.
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Old Apr 16, 2011, 05:07 PM
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Nevermind

My mistake. Wrong ip address
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Old Apr 16, 2011, 05:35 PM
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I am getting an error when I try to connect the drone by itself to filezilla.

Status: Connecting to 192.168.1.2:5551...
Status: Connection attempt failed with "ECONNREFUSED - Connection refused by server".
Error: Could not connect to server
Status: Waiting to retry...
Status: Connecting to 192.168.1.2:5551...
Status: Connection attempt failed with "ECONNREFUSED - Connection refused by server".
Error: Could not connect to server

any idea why? need to have this connected to my Mac so , i can upload that one file.
Upload what file? Use 'rx2atp.c' then you don't need to upload anything...
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Old Apr 16, 2011, 06:09 PM
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File

Thanks. I jump the gun.
I was thinking I needed to upload a file into the drone
Then read your guide and figured
That I didn't need too.

I connected the rx and turned on the drone. Drone lights turned red then green and it just sat there.

I did not do the hyper terminal test yet. I think I need to do that to make sure everything is working first.
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Old Apr 16, 2011, 06:59 PM
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Thanks. I jump the gun.
I was thinking I needed to upload a file into the drone
Then read your guide and figured
That I didn't need too.

I connected the rx and turned on the drone. Drone lights turned red then green and it just sat there.

I did not do the hyper terminal test yet. I think I need to do that to make sure everything is working first.
Definitely do that, I had to reverse some channels...
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Old Apr 16, 2011, 09:49 PM
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I have flown my drone with an iDevice and when the wind kicks in, it like I can feel that I am in a losing end of Controlling the drone.
In a windy case:
Have you tried with a higher Gaz speed and Tilt in the iDevice Settings?
have you felt a sudden going down with a fast speed when you keep holding the DOWN key?

I think AR.Drone was fighting with wind in its PID loop and may ignore the low value of Gaz/Pitch/Roll instruction.
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Old Apr 17, 2011, 12:19 PM
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settings

Here is what my radio is showing now.
All sticks in the middle
All channels normal except for gear (ch5a) in reverse
aux in the center.


RX2AT 0.03 20110412
AT2SO adr=0x0ef0 siz=7316 cks=0x3607 dat=0x7f,0x45...
DRUPD 25.0 HZ 40.0 ms

-RX- f[ms] p[us] value
THRO 22.0 1464 0456 -11
AILE 22.0 1464 0 FM_1
ELEV 22.0 1460 0
RUDD 22.0 1460 0
GEAR 22.0 1984 1420
AUX1 22.0 1464 0 FM_1 (aux channel is center)

RX2AT 0.03 20110412
AT2SO adr=0x0ef0 siz=7316 cks=0x3607 dat=0x7f,0x45...
DRUPD 25.0 HZ 40.0 ms

-RX- f[ms] p[us] value
THRO 22.0 1464 0460 0
AILE 22.0 1464 0
ELEV 22.0 1460 0
RUDD 22.0 1460 0
GEAR 22.0 1984 1420
AUX1 22.0 944 0(aux channel is up)


RX2AT 0.03 20110412
AT2SO adr=0x0ef0 siz=7316 cks=0x3607 dat=0x7f,0x45...
DRUPD 25.0 HZ 40.0 ms

-RX- f[ms] p[us] value
THRO 22.0 1468 0460 0
AILE 22.0 1468 0
ELEV 22.0 1460 0
RUDD 22.0 1460 0
GEAR 22.0 1984 1420
AUX1 22.0 1988 1420 LAND(aux channel down)
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Old Apr 17, 2011, 01:04 PM
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Here is what my radio is showing now.
All sticks in the middle
All channels normal except for gear (ch5a) in reverse
aux in the center.


RX2AT 0.03 20110412
AT2SO adr=0x0ef0 siz=7316 cks=0x3607 dat=0x7f,0x45...
DRUPD 25.0 HZ 40.0 ms

-RX- f[ms] p[us] value
THRO 22.0 1464 0456 -11
AILE 22.0 1464 0 FM_1
ELEV 22.0 1460 0
RUDD 22.0 1460 0
GEAR 22.0 1984 1420
AUX1 22.0 1464 0 FM_1 (aux channel is center)

RX2AT 0.03 20110412
AT2SO adr=0x0ef0 siz=7316 cks=0x3607 dat=0x7f,0x45...
DRUPD 25.0 HZ 40.0 ms

-RX- f[ms] p[us] value
THRO 22.0 1464 0460 0
AILE 22.0 1464 0
ELEV 22.0 1460 0
RUDD 22.0 1460 0
GEAR 22.0 1984 1420
AUX1 22.0 944 0(aux channel is up)


RX2AT 0.03 20110412
AT2SO adr=0x0ef0 siz=7316 cks=0x3607 dat=0x7f,0x45...
DRUPD 25.0 HZ 40.0 ms

-RX- f[ms] p[us] value
THRO 22.0 1468 0460 0
AILE 22.0 1468 0
ELEV 22.0 1460 0
RUDD 22.0 1460 0
GEAR 22.0 1984 1420
AUX1 22.0 1988 1420 LAND(aux channel down)
What kind of a receiver is this?
What kind of a terminal emulator? (looks like it is too slow... did you set it to 115200,8,1,N no handshake?) It looks like it is mixing up lines...
Your AUX1 channel does only two positions 0 and 1460, should be doing 1100,0,1900 (-1000,0,1000)
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Old Apr 17, 2011, 01:20 PM
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setting

Checking settings now again.
Will send you new snap shot in a few minutes.
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Old Apr 17, 2011, 01:25 PM
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This is what it looks like here:

RX2AT 0.04 20110412
AT2SO adr=0x1268 siz=7316 cks=0x3607 dat=0x7f,0x45...
DRUPD 25.0 HZ 40.0 ms

-RX- f[ms] p[us] value
THRO 22.0 1504 0
AILE 22.0 1508 0
ELEV 22.0 1508 0
RUDD 22.0 1508 0
GEAR 22.0 1108 -960
AUX1 22.0 1912 1060 LAND
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