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Old Jul 26, 2011, 02:48 PM
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Yes make sure this line is commented out


//#define MINTHROTTLE 1120 // for Super Simple ESCs 10A


for witespy quads


you need to do this before you upload to the board
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Old Jul 26, 2011, 07:01 PM
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That did the trick Thank's guys.
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Old Jul 27, 2011, 05:45 AM
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How do I load the new quadrino sketch? the file contains several .pde files. Which one do I use?
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Old Jul 27, 2011, 06:02 AM
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How do I load the new quadrino sketch? the file contains several .pde files. Which one do I use?
You can open any one of the files in the Arduino software, and the others will also open as tabs. When you upload, they will all be uploaded. That's what I understand from another post I read somewhere.
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Old Jul 27, 2011, 12:25 PM
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How do I load the new quadrino sketch? the file contains several .pde files. Which one do I use?
I just open the one with the longest file name.
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Old Jul 27, 2011, 02:23 PM
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Thinking of getting one of theese boards ( the ADV version ) to try it out.

How does the Mag and Baro work on it ?

How well does it hold its heading and also how well does it hold height ?

Looked through the thread but couldnt see any or maybe i missed them..
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Old Jul 27, 2011, 03:23 PM
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I tried baro hold and did not find that it worked well. The 1.7 software for baro is not quite ready for prime time. But it was fun to play with.

Mag hold seemed to work fine for me.

Joel
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Old Jul 27, 2011, 06:01 PM
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Mag works ok but not great in 1.7, baro doesn't work well at all unless you are at 100+ feet altitude where you won't notice the +/- 6' accuracy that it currently has.

Version 1.8 is getting very close and the mag is supposed to be rock solid, there is actually a calibration routine you do through the GUI to get it right on. The baro is getting better but still not there yet, I'm not sure how much better it will be in 1.8.
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Old Jul 27, 2011, 06:09 PM
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Ok I downloaded and tried the DEV 725 with the 1.8 Gui. Mag is about as rock solid as you can get. Baro I tried today and about 30 ft. up I turned it on it dropped for a second they shot up a substantial ways and I turned it off out of fear it could keep going. (I tend to panic sometimes). Matt it's not just the 1.7. What Dev are you playing with in 1.7. I found DEV 714 the mag was rock solid. Much better than the Dev 710. I do think people should start posting screen shots of their settings though and thoughts of them so that we all can start playing more with out settings to see what works good. I did have some wobble coming down. Will work on it more. I'll Post the video as soon as I process.

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Old Jul 27, 2011, 06:21 PM
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You can open any one of the files in the Arduino software, and the others will also open as tabs. When you upload, they will all be uploaded. That's what I understand from another post I read somewhere.
Thanks, I hadn't noticed the tabs. I got it loaded.
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Old Jul 27, 2011, 06:25 PM
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Thanks, I hadn't noticed the tabs. I got it loaded.


I did a step by step here if you want.
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Old Jul 27, 2011, 07:46 PM
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Ok latest flight using the 1.8 Dev. 201100725. Mag works good baro still needs improvement. Didn't appear too much wobble from a distance but camera shows I think too much. Will have to work on the PID adjustments more. Overall though it seems to fly well. Part of the wobble could be what I believe is two bad motors. I have 4 new ones coming next week. Will see what happens after that. Video is unedited. I believe I turned the baro on about 5:44 it dropped a little then shot up. Not as fast as before but it did shoot up and I turned it off rather quickly. Props were balanced prior to flight. Using auto level mode and mag. Couple of false starts while I adjust some of the drift.
Quadrino DEV 725 test (7 min 29 sec)
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Old Jul 27, 2011, 09:25 PM
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Ok latest flight using the 1.8 Dev. 201100725. Mag works good baro still needs improvement. Didn't appear too much wobble from a distance but camera shows I think too much. Will have to work on the PID adjustments more. Overall though it seems to fly well. Part of the wobble could be what I believe is two bad motors. I have 4 new ones coming next week. Will see what happens after that. Video is unedited. I believe I turned the baro on about 5:44 it dropped a little then shot up. Not as fast as before but it did shoot up and I turned it off rather quickly. Props were balanced prior to flight. Using auto level mode and mag. Couple of false starts while I adjust some of the drift.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bA9aN_umofE
Looks Good

where do u have the cam mounted & R U flying FPV???

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Old Jul 27, 2011, 09:35 PM
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The baro is still a work in process... The two new PID settings ALT / VEL will need to be adjusted to get your quad holding without rising or dropping. The general adjustment process is:
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GUI changes:
1) The baro currently displaying altitude above see level in meters.
2) The baro graph automatically scaled with range +-1 m, so you can see alt. variations quite preciselly
3) The Estimated altitude is displayed on top of baro graph, it uses the same scale as baro graph. So it is possible to see how baro data is smoothed.
4) The additional PIDs added to configuration area.

How it works:
Complimentary filter: Mixing data from baro and accelerometers, to get estimation of vertical speed and altitude.
Velocity PID: Uses estimated vertical speed and adjusts throttle to hold desired vertical speed.
Altitude PID: Uses estimated altitude and adjusts vertical speed (Output is feed to the Velocity PID)

Setup procedure:
1) Set Vel. and Alt. PID values to the zero
2) Start increasing Vel. D. You should start feeling that quick throttle stick movements are dampened. Increase until really fast osculations starts in response on quick throttle stick movement. Than drop a little bit. My current value: 30
3) Start increasing Vel. P. Throttle response should be softer and softer and quad should start holding altitude. The tricki part here, that CF using baro data for vertical speed and it is fluctuating, but you can roughly assest amount from GUI. The good values for Vel. PID should give you the following behavior: After flicking switch the quad should stop and slowly drift.
4) Start increasing Alt. P. The quad should stabilize around set point. Increase until it start oscilating, the value could be really high: I have 20
5) Start increasing Alt. I. The stabilization should become more precise.
6) experiment..
You can find the altitude holding discussion here
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Old Jul 27, 2011, 09:38 PM
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Thanks. Wish I was flying FPV. Hope to be before fall. I have the gopro mounted on a plate that Vic20 makes with a lip http://www.hoverthings.com/catalog/p...products_id=43


I have it mounted facing forward. At first I had it mounted low.

But during this filming I have it mounted on the top not bottom of plate hence the props showing a little. I had her real steady using DEV 710 but mag wasn't that great. Now on this version mag is awesome but I have to again tweak my settings.
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