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Old Oct 15, 2012, 02:50 AM
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Andre, you put it pretty much how I would have. I can say though the APM now with the new 2.5 board and the 2.7.4 fw is nearly there and with the new ublox GPS , sonar and optical sensors all working the AP GPS function are really improved now. I get loiter position hold even in strong wind and also RTL and way poitns working pretty good. The stability is that good I can fly my copters around my living room.

I finally got the wifi to work, seems YS forgot to tell me the new version wifi doesn't need a router now. Now I can go the next step and set it up to test fly it.
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 03:01 AM
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Thats good to know my apm2 is in my hobbyking epp fpv plane witch i had not maiden yet will use it on my plane sinse ysx6 does only support multicopters And i have to spend another $1000+ to have harware of zerouav to be able to fly a fix wing plane.
I know autoquad hardware is give exseptional results frankT own both and he sold his ysx6 because off the autoquad that is so good , and got so lucky and win a ysx6 again.
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 10:15 AM
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Does anyone know what these settings in the PC GCS control?

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Old Oct 15, 2012, 10:33 AM
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Wifi Modem Reset

As a new user of the YS-X6, I messed up the settings of the wifi modem and was no more able to access it. Unfortunately ZeroUAV was of no help with that issue.

Digging the net I found the web site of the Wifi module maker and some valuable documentation.

There is a reset procedure involving the opening of the case and shorting LED_NET pin to Ground for 3 sec during startup. When done you have to redo the settings according to YS-X6 documentation and save them, from the USR-WIFIMOD factory state.

In factory state(initial configuration), USR-WIFIMOD-II behaves as below:
􀂄 It’s NET&SERIAL LED Blink in every 2seconds.
􀂄 It will work in adhoc mode,whose ssid is “wifimodII@192.168.1.254”
􀂄 It holds a staticIP address “192.168.1.254”
􀂄 It works in Udp2Serial mode, and serial access port is 55555.

You have to set your PC TCP/IP properties with
IP static address: 192.168.1.105 (Exemple)
Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0
Default gateway: 192.168.1.254

No Wifi protection,

then access the Setup Web page 192.168.1.254 ( admin/admin as UserName/Password)

It may help.

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Im in the process of mounting the IMU and I see it came with a pair of small plates sandwiched with some spongy rubber in between which I assume is to take out any vibration. But it is very soft and it worries me if there would be some movement of the IMU relative to the copter it self. This has been know in other multi rotor aircraft to cause unusual behavior.

Here is is a link to some discussion on this issue. http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/...ot-a-good-idea

Id much prefer to mount it solid as possible to the center plate, but will this be an issue in the the experience others have had? How badly does vibration affect this YS-X6?
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 01:52 PM
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I dont know why they give it still with the ysx6.

Just hard mount the imu with double sided tape
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 03:50 PM
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Im in the process of mounting the IMU and I see it came with a pair of small plates sandwiched with some spongy rubber in between which I assume is to take out any vibration. But it is very soft and it worries me if there would be some movement of the IMU relative to the copter it self. This has been know in other multi rotor aircraft to cause unusual behavior.

Here is is a link to some discussion on this issue. http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/...ot-a-good-idea

Id much prefer to mount it solid as possible to the center plate, but will this be an issue in the the experience others have had? How badly does vibration affect this YS-X6?
Hi

I have a page of tips that I have loaded on my website. http://multirotor.co.za/?page_id=964 you will see it under tips.

One of the tips is not to use that soft sponge. You have to hard mount it.

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Old Oct 15, 2012, 04:07 PM
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Would love to see the log.
Unfoundable hj folder !!!
Neither in Iphone nor in Ipad
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 04:10 PM
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Altitude should primarily be computed from the altimeter (air pressure sensor), so does not sound like a GPS problem to me.
What I would do first is to check that the radio fail-safe is properly programmed. Common default F/S settings (centered sticks and zero throttle) on many radios would result in something like the crash you just described.
My throttle fail safe is "centered stick" on FUTABA T8, am I wrong ???
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 04:57 PM
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My throttle fail safe is "centered stick" on FUTABA T8, am I wrong ???
It's right but have you checked from CGS that failsafe is working properly and goes to RTH mode? You need also to put channel 5 to position 3 and channel 6 to position 1 in failsafe.

If i remember right i have set F/S to go to ch5/pos3 and ch6/pos3 to go straight to rth.

From manual page 35:

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Users must refer to the instruction of remote control transmitter to correctly set up F/S, and set CH5 to position 3,CH6 to position 1, throttle stick to the middle position (installation guide has tips).If enable F/S for any reason in “RC on” status, the autopilot will be switched to auto- hovering status(continue flight path for 3 seconds in auto-waypoints mode, wait for 3 seconds and start to return home if the signal can’t recover after 3 seconds.
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 05:10 PM
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It's right but have you checked from CGS that failsafe is working properly and goes to RTH mode? You need also to put channel 5 to position 3 and channel 6 to position 1 in failsafe.
If i remember right i have set F/S to go to ch5/pos3 and ch6/pos3 to go straight to rth.
From manual page 35:
RC Signal Lost
Users must refer to the instruction of remote control transmitter to correctly set up F/S, and set CH5 to position 3,CH6 to position 1, throttle stick to the middle position (installation guide has tips).If enable F/S for any reason in “RC on” status, the autopilot will be switched to auto- hovering status(continue flight path for 3 seconds in auto-waypoints mode, wait for 3 seconds and start to return home if the signal can’t recover after 3 seconds.
That's ok, all F/S are set properly...
it's just looks like the batteries are on low voltage protection...
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 05:12 PM
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That's ok, all F/S are set properly...
it's just looks like the batteries are on low voltage protection...
Right cell-number set in parameters?
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 05:21 PM
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Right cell-number set in parameters?
Yes, 4S !
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Yswifi.exe file is in var/stash/Applications.nGPD7P folder with all other xxx.app folders (including Cydia.app !!!)
Not any "app" on var/mobile/Applications folder...
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 07:52 PM
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Unfoundable hj folder !!!
Neither in Iphone nor in Ipad
I don't have an iOS device so am now guessing.
Do they have microSD cards installed?
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 08:38 PM
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I have a page of tips that I have loaded on my website. http://multirotor.co.za/?page_id=964 you will see it under tips.

One of the tips is not to use that soft sponge. You have to hard mount it.

Cheers
Rob
Thanks guys @Rod, Andre. Yes though as much, just wasn't sure how sensitive this IMU is.

Just a few other questions before I power it up. My throttle lever is on the right so to arm I hold it in normal V configuration or inverted V?

Is there any issue to mount the IMU directly on top of the MC Box? ( see photos of setup http://diydrones.com/photo/photo/lis...=30c2pkju7afae)

"Enable Insurance" What is that? Fail safe?

When I click "Init setup" what is happening? I don't see anything? (using PC GCS)

How can I see if the RC is properly calibrated?

How can I stop the default location going to YSs test field in Beijing?

With the "new" USB cable, Can I plug this directly into one of the data modules to connect it to the GCS software? If I can this means I can use internet live while using the GCS and flying. (No Wifi needed for connection then)

Is it ok to leave all the red wire connected to all the ESC sockets going to the MC unit? I see on the Alishanmao's YouTube tutorial he briefly mentions to disconnect all except one. But there isn't anything in the manual on this so assume this isn't necessary?

Are we able to connect any other sensors such as sonar or optic sensors?
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Just a few other questions before I power it up. My throttle lever is on the right so to arm I hold it in normal V configuration or inverted V?
Throttle and rudder on right?


Is there any issue to mount the IMU directly on top of the MC Box? ( see photos of setup http://diydrones.com/photo/photo/lis...=30c2pkju7afae)
Should be ok there

"Enable Insurance" What is that? Fail safe?
used for auto take off. Don't touch for now

When I click "Init setup" what is happening? I don't see anything? (using PC GCS)
Used for throttle calibration. You have to be in manual mode for it to have any effect. GCS should show "Init setup". Do not fly in this condition.

How can I see if the RC is properly calibrated?
Move the sticks. Manual servo position/R/A/E should not exceed +-40. Throttle, < 90

How can I stop the default location going to YSs test field in Beijing?
You can't

With the "new" USB cable, Can I plug this directly into one of the data modules to connect it to the GCS software? If I can this means I can use internet live while using the GCS and flying. (No Wifi needed for connection then)
I don't have a modem but I don't see why not. You do not need a live connection to use the map. You do have to cache the area you are flyinf and not close the PC GCS down.

Is it ok to leave all the red wire connected to all the ESC sockets going to the MC unit? I see on the Alishanmao's YouTube tutorial he briefly mentions to disconnect all except one. But there isn't anything in the manual on this so assume this isn't necessary?
Disconnect all the red wires from ECS. Some ECS can fry. Power to RX is supplied from the FC

Are we able to connect any other sensors such as sonar or optic sensors?
Current sensor. RPM. It holds pretty well without sonar
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 01:16 AM
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Yswifi.exe file is in var/stash/Applications.nGPD7P folder with all other xxx.app folders (including Cydia.app !!!)
Not any "app" on var/mobile/Applications folder...
That should be right path. If you go root folded and /applictions/ it goes to same folder. But you should not have yswifi.exe there as it is windows software, you should find yswifi.app.
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 01:17 AM
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I don't have an iOS device so am now guessing.
Do they have microSD cards installed?
No sd card installed on the Ipad...
On Android, either the sd card is in or not, I can found the hj folder....
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Just a few other questions before I power it up. My throttle lever is on the right so to arm I hold it in normal V configuration or inverted V?
Throttle and rudder on right?


Is there any issue to mount the IMU directly on top of the MC Box? ( see photos of setup http://diydrones.com/photo/photo/lis...=30c2pkju7afae)
Should be ok there

"Enable Insurance" What is that? Fail safe?
used for auto take off. Don't touch for now

When I click "Init setup" what is happening? I don't see anything? (using PC GCS)
Used for throttle calibration. You have to be in manual mode for it to have any effect. GCS should show "Init setup". Do not fly in this condition.

How can I see if the RC is properly calibrated?
Move the sticks. Manual servo position/R/A/E should not exceed +-40. Throttle, < 90

How can I stop the default location going to YSs test field in Beijing?
You can't

With the "new" USB cable, Can I plug this directly into one of the data modules to connect it to the GCS software? If I can this means I can use internet live while using the GCS and flying. (No Wifi needed for connection then)
I don't have a modem but I don't see why not. You do not need a live connection to use the map. You do have to cache the area you are flyinf and not close the PC GCS down.

Is it ok to leave all the red wire connected to all the ESC sockets going to the MC unit? I see on the Alishanmao's YouTube tutorial he briefly mentions to disconnect all except one. But there isn't anything in the manual on this so assume this isn't necessary?
Disconnect all the red wires from ECS. Some ECS can fry. Power to RX is supplied from the FC

Are we able to connect any other sensors such as sonar or optic sensors?
Current sensor. RPM. It holds pretty well without sonar
Thanks Westie. yes correct throttle and yaw on the right. I persisted with it on the left for ages but found I have much better control with this configuration having it on the right side.

I think its because i find for multirotor copters the altitude adjustment using the throttle and heading using yaw are quite critical and need quite accurate controls compared to flying a fixed wing which is where the throttle and rudder on the left comes from.
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In that case you arming will be
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Hi all,
which jailbreak software do you use ?
Maybe my folders problem comes from bad jailbreak...(I use absinthe-win-2.0.4 on Ipad and redsnow on Iphone)
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Hello
Just one stupid question.
How works the RTH? The point home initializes during the connection of the battery, or it is necessary to validate a function in the gcs? and witch fonction?

cordially for your help.
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Just one stupid question.
How works the RTH? The point home initializes during the connection of the battery, or it is necessary to validate a function in the gcs? and witch fonction?

cordially for your help.
Cédric
the system will automatically capture home position when enough satellites are locked, the process takes a bit of time after you connect the battery. You can also override the home position by clicking on the home position button in the GCS, the system will then record the updated position as the new home position.
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which jailbreak software do you use ?
Maybe my folders problem comes from bad jailbreak...(I use absinthe-win-2.0.4 on Ipad and redsnow on Iphone)
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maximus, try to update your GCS to the latest version. The older version had a bug that caused the ipad not to store HJ files.
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Has anyone used a Samsung Galaxy with android 4.0.4 on it to fly waypoints?
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 01:55 PM
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Has anyone used a Samsung Galaxy with android 4.0.4 on it to fly waypoints?
I have samsung andriod 4.0.4 but im unable to edit waypoints then program quits. Dont know whats wrong other people do have sucsess with it.
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I have samsung andriod 4.0.4 but im unable to edit waypoints then program quits. Dont know whats wrong other people do have sucsess with it.
Thats why I am trying to find out who is using that software because I know of 1 other person that is having problems and it might be linked to the fact that they are using the Galaxy Note.
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maximus, try to update your GCS to the latest version. The older version had a bug that caused the ipad not to store HJ files.
Damned !!!

ps: I remember yesterday I was online with ZHANG and update with latest version and it was the same bad result
"but" if I put the app on var/mobile/Applications/ folder, program doesn't work (no other app file in this folder) and if I put in /var/stash/applications.Gnd7n (or something like that) where all the app are, GCS works perfectly...but no Hj folder or file....
The "extention" of Applications folder makes me thinking that something is wrong....
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Right cell-number set in parameters?
I think that problem should come from batteries...
I sold original 6000mAh 35C KYPOM to my client and after a ten of flights (one pair in parallel for each flight), 3 packs on 8 became completely dead (one cell at 0volt on each pack) and 2 others are very unbalanced.
I saw a cell dropping at 1.2V on the QUANUM (at the end of flight) while other was at 3.55V.
I can presume that during the "last" flight, on cell died suddenly and make the FC go on "fast" auto-crash...
Client has few "alerts" before he crashed.
And big problem happened after a full power one minute climbing...
Total flight from take off to crash-landing was only 113sec...
Fortunately he could open parachute....only 3 arms broken.... and the 1500€ stabilised zoom lens !!!!

And cherry on the cake, no hj file !!!

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One min climbing can be very high i once watch my copter climbing full throtle up and in about 30 to 40 sec i lost it through the clouds.
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only 40m high...but fully loaded with 5DMKIII
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the system will automatically capture home position when enough satellites are locked, the process takes a bit of time after you connect the battery. You can also override the home position by clicking on the home position button in the GCS, the system will then record the updated position as the new home position.
Ok thanck
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Has any one tried Gimbal stabilization with zero UAV ?

If yes how did u power ur gimbal servo on board or BEC
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Has any one tried Gimbal stabilization with zero UAV ?

If yes how did u power ur gimbal servo on board or BEC
Ubec for servos
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do u use a Y cable to power the gimbal and giving one signal and ground to the controller.

Can post a small video how the gimbal behaves with YS because my servos do not even move when connected to gimbal
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do u use a Y cable to power the gimbal and giving one signal and ground to the controller.

Can post a small video how the gimbal behaves with YS because my servos do not even move when connected to gimbal
I use a y for power only and run signal lines for each servo from the controller.
Here is a cut from a trial run, my roll servo is twiching a little so I'll have to reduce that setting next time before I fly again and the roll axis is off a bit. It is a really crappy gimbal (STO S550), I've learned you get what yo pay for.
Today's test (2 min 17 sec)
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 02:06 AM
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Have you check out the new gopro hero3?

Very intresting specs can record up to 120fps
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Nexus 7 - Android 4.12

Is somebody use this tablet to control YS-X6.

I had one and cannot get the parameters from the AutoPilot.

Data, Map and settings access is OK but when I'm in the Parameter screen, when I hit the Get button, all parameters stay at Zero except the latest four (Receiver type, etc...).

Is it a bug or am I missing something?

Thanks for your help,

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I bought my system from UAV... AUS.... and they have responded to help.. i must be the only guy that's having problems... dam.
Your not Robinson Caruso mate. The system is crap really for the big price tag. The user guide is garbage.
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 12:49 AM
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I disagree with you. I'm based in Australia and I've been one of the first people to start using the ys-x6 system from Zero.

I was previously using a DJI WKM and I can say with 100% confidence, the YS-X6 system is much more accurate, and much more robust.

You're right however in the fact that it doesn't have nearly the documentation it needs. This is all new technology here, and we're all on the forefront of it all. There are going to be bugs and there will be missing documentation. It's just the name of the game. If you want a system that works right out of the box with excellent English documentation, go get yourself an AR Drone.

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Old Oct 20, 2012, 12:52 AM
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I have been trying to calibrate this thing all day using the PC GCS software.
1 connected through Wifi and reading the YS-X6 all good.
2 click "Init setup" Flight mode reads "Settings"
3 click "Channel Alignment" move all the sticks and 3 way switches.
4 click "Quit Init Setup"

I never get the neutral stick potions to read MP. Throttle is from 7-90 so ok. R/A/E never read L40-R40. They are all over the place.

Now is the "Manual Servo Position" the RX? And the "Realtime Servo Position" the output? I assume they are? If so why call it Servo for the RX? . Stupid!

So what am I doing wrong to not get the proper calibration?
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 01:02 AM
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I disagree with you. I'm based in Australia and I've been one of the first people to start using the ys-x6 system from Zero.

I was previously using a DJI WKM and I can say with 100% confidence, the YS-X6 system is much more accurate, and much more robust.

You're right however in the fact that it doesn't have nearly the documentation it needs. This is all new technology here, and we're all on the forefront of it all. There are going to be bugs and there will be missing documentation. It's just the name of the game. If you want a system that works right out of the box with excellent English documentation, go get yourself an AR Drone.
Im Australian as well but I live in Asia. You are very wrong mate. They promote this as an out of box plug in and ready to go system. Not a DIY or opensource project. With the way-points etc it expense kit so we should not have to be drawling for days on this forum to get it to work. I have 4 other multirotor copters with openpilot and APM and these are much easier to setup. I bought this system for mate who is not to technical and thought it would be easier for him to manage. But it is actual worse. Dont give me that we are on the cutting edge excuses because writing out a decent user manual is not cutting edge. Its a MINIMUM requirement at least for a high cost item. Just go back over this forum and look at the many difficulties people have to get it to work. Its not easy at all.
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 03:06 AM
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ext3 port - camera?

I am using the SBUS system - trying to get the ext3/3 port on the ys-x6 to use for a camera trigger. Have a s-led/optical trigger cord plugged in to the ext3 port, and tried assigning a 3 way switch to operate the trigger, but when I do its shifting the roll axis on my gimbal.. ( No idea why since the roll is plugged into a completely different channel and switch) Anyone have any ideas? Everything works perfectly otherwise with the av200 gimbal for auto horizon/tilt..

also - I am using the Futaba R6203SB RX - sbus to ys-x6 .. can one of the 3 extra channels be used for a trigger outside of sbus/ ys-x6 controller itself with the Super T8FG tx?
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 05:21 AM
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I have been trying to calibrate this thing all day using the PC GCS software.
1 connected through Wifi and reading the YS-X6 all good.
2 click "Init setup" Flight mode reads "Settings"
3 click "Channel Alignment" move all the sticks and 3 way switches.
4 click "Quit Init Setup"

I never get the neutral stick potions to read MP. Throttle is from 7-90 so ok. R/A/E never read L40-R40. They are all over the place.

Now is the "Manual Servo Position" the RX? And the "Realtime Servo Position" the output? I assume they are? If so why call it Servo for the RX? . Stupid!

So what am I doing wrong to not get the proper calibration?
I have mentioned this before, but I will mention it again. Go to my website and download my Tips document. http://multirotor.co.za/?page_id=964 I have sold a lot of these systems and not one person I have sold it to has had problems setting it up. I suggest that you use the android GCS to set it up. It is best if you use the "Install Guide" on the Android GCS as this takes you step by step through the procedure.

We haven't seen pics of your setup yet. Just 2 things: Do not use the sponge under the IMU and do not locate the IMU under the Main Controller.

Cheers
Rob

Edit:

Below are the steps out of the Install Guide:

Start Install

Check Data is connected. If connected click next

Step 1 : Please press the button "Channel Alignment" and confirm it, and then push/pull all pole positions of the RC Tx to the maximum and minimum of the leftmost/rightmost within 5 seconds. After 5 seconds the AP will finish the auto collection. Please confirm whether the manual operation and real RC operation displayed in "Data Interface" keep coincidency when moving any operating level. Only go to the next step after confirming that they are coincident.

Step 2: Check CH5/CH6 and set FS

Please carefully confirm whether the CH5/CH6 channel is correct: check whether the flight status bar on the GCS interface is switched to "Manual" "Circle Position" "Auto waypoint circling" and "back Landing" when moving CH5/CH6.
Set the FS of RC Tx as CH5=position 3, Channel 6: position 3, Thr is near the middle position and check whther the flight status is "Back Landing" by powering off the RC Tx.

Step 3: ESC stroke calibration

Please get into the settings first (Flight status displays "Settings", break the pole as V shaped to open throttle insurance and push the THR pole position to the maximum within 5 seconds, power on the ESC after completing above operation. Pull the throttle pole back to minimum after a prompt sound from the ESC. After completing the ESC stroke calibration please exit the settings, and get into next step.

Step 4: Set craft styles and parameters

Please read the user manual carefully, fill in correct parameters and recheck it. Push the throttle after breaking the pole and check whether the mixing control method is correct after starting the motors

Step 5: Check the installing directions of the IMU/GPS

Step 6: Complete magnetic calibration in outdoor space
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only 40m high...but fully loaded with 5DMKIII
Problem was coming from absoutely new Kypom batteries whose one cell on 4 was diing during flight and put the FC on auto-crash...
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I am using the SBUS system - trying to get the ext3/3 port on the ys-x6 to use for a camera trigger. Have a s-led/optical trigger cord plugged in to the ext3 port, and tried assigning a 3 way switch to operate the trigger, but when I do its shifting the roll axis on my gimbal.. ( No idea why since the roll is plugged into a completely different channel and switch) Anyone have any ideas? Everything works perfectly otherwise with the av200 gimbal for auto horizon/tilt..

also - I am using the Futaba R6203SB RX - sbus to ys-x6 .. can one of the 3 extra channels be used for a trigger outside of sbus/ ys-x6 controller itself with the Super T8FG tx?
I think I know how you have it connected, a picture would eliminate any confusion and we can give accurate advice.
Rather than exchange 10 post before getting it right.
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I was hard to get going!

I agree, the thing was a beast to get going. The manual is in desperate NEED of updating, there are critical points completely missing that you pretty much have to discover on your own.

It would only take a small bit of focus and perhaps a week to tweak/re-write the entire manual.

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Im Australian as well but I live in Asia. You are very wrong mate. They promote this as an out of box plug in and ready to go system. Not a DIY or opensource project. With the way-points etc it expense kit so we should not have to be drawling for days on this forum to get it to work. I have 4 other multirotor copters with openpilot and APM and these are much easier to setup. I bought this system for mate who is not to technical and thought it would be easier for him to manage. But it is actual worse. Dont give me that we are on the cutting edge excuses because writing out a decent user manual is not cutting edge. Its a MINIMUM requirement at least for a high cost item. Just go back over this forum and look at the many difficulties people have to get it to work. Its not easy at all.
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 07:28 PM
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OSD from Zero like DJI's sweet looking one anytime soon?

Anyone know if ZERO plans a killer OSD similar to DJI's for our YS-X6?

DJI's looks fantastic!

http://www.foxtechfpv.com/dji-iosd-f...tem-p-700.html
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Can be done with Ardupilot mission planner.
And some hackery
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