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Old Aug 21, 2011, 12:37 PM
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I assume it's going to be some months before any more are available then ?
No, not at all. The next order is being resolved now.

I will add, these smaller releases are a bit frustrating but please understand the project is small, we are just hobby guys, not some large business and we simply can not offer the level of support we want to if we released a massive number of boards at once.
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Old Aug 21, 2011, 12:48 PM
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Drat...I broke my tricopter today. I did a flight with and without a camera on my tricopter and it felt pretty good. I'm still having 'sluggish' response in attitude mode...almost backed into a tree 'cause it didn't want to respond to my forward stick. I figured it would be a good time to try my dual rate idea with dual rates in Rate mode and full rate in Attitude mode. Well, I think I jumped the gun and tried resetting to many parameters at once. It seemed to be doing okay in Rate mode, except had a little side slip going on, but when I went into Attitude mode it continued with the side slip and corrective stick just wouldn't stop it. I side slid into the ground, not very fast or hard. I used fiberglass booms for my tri arms and everyone of the arm split. So much for the fiberglass idea. I guess I'll be installing some wood arms next.

So...I wasn't able to 'tweak' my attitude controls much. I think it would be nice if the user could increase/decrease the amount of control desired in attitude mode via the GCS. This would allow the flier to adjust control reaction in both Rate and Attitude modes. Just a (possible) wish for a future firmware revision.
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Old Aug 21, 2011, 12:50 PM
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No it won't be months. but once again.

Announcements will be at OpenPilot forums first

Then Twitter @OpenPilot

Then mention will happen here.
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Old Aug 21, 2011, 01:08 PM
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I bought a Copter Control Board from kiwirc.com. It is now listed as processing.
Could the administrator please let me know how long my possible wait is as I am listed when I look at my account as#20.
Any news would be appreciated. I heard that a new batch of boards had been sent out did any of them have my name on it? Thanks in appreciation of any news.
Dusty
Hi Dusty, i sent you an email when i recieved your order, and have just sent you one right now - all of the NZ/Aus boards landed here on thursday, i am hoping to get them all sent out tonite - worked the last 13 days straight so havent had a chance in the last few days to get to the post office

The best way to contact me with these matters is a quick email, i dont always scan every post in this thread the can be several pages in a day !
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Old Aug 21, 2011, 01:44 PM
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Drat...I broke my tricopter today. I did a flight with and without a camera on my tricopter and it felt pretty good. I'm still having 'sluggish' response in attitude mode...almost backed into a tree 'cause it didn't want to respond to my forward stick.

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hm same thing that happened to me yesterday with my Y6, i will later (or tomorrow) upload the short 30some second Video from it and post it.
In the beginning it was very stable almost unbelievable stable and then jkust took of backwards
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Old Aug 21, 2011, 02:01 PM
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hm same thing that happened to me yesterday with my Y6, i will later (or tomorrow) upload the short 30some second Video from it and post it.
In the beginning it was very stable almost unbelievable stable and then jkust took of backwards
Which mode you use?
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Old Aug 21, 2011, 02:16 PM
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Right now it appears that the settings that 'feel' good to me in rate mode result in sluggish response in attitude mode and when adjusted from more response in attitude it becomes to 'touchy' in rate mode.
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I was hoping there would be a setting somewhere in the GCS that varied the amount of 'response' in Rate and Attitude modes. Thanks...
There is. Please read this page http://wiki.openpilot.org/display/Do...lization+panel specifically "Stick range and limits". If it is unclear please ask us questions so we can improve it - but it does exactly what you want. I haven't know anyone that has needed expo. I would remove that while starting.
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Old Aug 21, 2011, 02:18 PM
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Also regarding the two comments about not having enough authority in attitude mode. Please watch the video on tuning. If you want to get it as good as possible it takes a bit of work on your part since everyone's quad is different. A properly turned quad should be horizontal in attitude mode when the sticks are let go.
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Old Aug 21, 2011, 02:30 PM
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My little y6 was superb with the cc board, it just takes a bit of reading, watching and tuning to sort it also if your getting drift or strangeness after a few minutes turn the accel kp in the object browser up to .05 from .03
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Old Aug 21, 2011, 02:41 PM
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There is. Please read this page http://wiki.openpilot.org/display/Do...lization+panel specifically "Stick range and limits". If it is unclear please ask us questions so we can improve it - but it does exactly what you want. I haven't know anyone that has needed expo. I would remove that while starting.
Ah...that helps a lot. My GCS screen doesn't look anything like the one on the link though. Perhaps I have an older version? Mine only shows the angle limits, not the 'stick rate' and 'max rate in attitude'. I thought I had downloaded the latest version...or at least the one that was recommended. There was another one for 'testers only...be forewarned' at the time I got mine. Perhaps this has changed now. Thanks for the help....

edit: Yep, I was a couple of versions behind on my firmware. I'll replace my broken tri arms (in work now) and load in the new firmware and give it a go. I guess I'll do some more reading too...Thanks for the great help!!!!
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Old Aug 21, 2011, 03:06 PM
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Which mode you use?
OP CC Mode at Crash: Attitude/Autolevel
TX Mode: Mode 2
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Old Aug 21, 2011, 04:05 PM
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Im having lots of drift problems. I dont see anything labelled accel kp or anything labelled object browser. Is there any other name those terms go by? . Its probably right in front of me but I cant seem to find those things you mention Josh.

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My little y6 was superb with the cc board, it just takes a bit of reading, watching and tuning to sort it also if your getting drift or strangeness after a few minutes turn the accel kp in the object browser up to .05 from .03
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Old Aug 21, 2011, 04:11 PM
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Is there any boards left about to order one, just as i confince my wife to agree to spend more money on my hobby im to late.
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Old Aug 21, 2011, 04:17 PM
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Hi,
Here you go. See attached.
Cheers,
Jim
Quadrocopter and Tricopter Mega Link Index

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Im having lots of drift problems. I dont see anything labelled accel kp or anything labelled object browser. Is there any other name those terms go by? . Its probably right in front of me but I cant seem to find those things you mention Josh.

Thanks
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Old Aug 21, 2011, 04:31 PM
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No, not at all. The next order is being resolved now.

I will add, these smaller releases are a bit frustrating but please understand the project is small, we are just hobby guys, not some large business and we simply can not offer the level of support we want to if we released a massive number of boards at once.
I wasn't criticising dankers, just trying to anticipate the release as I know it was a while since the last batch
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