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Mar 23, 2011, 09:20 PM
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Another question from the newbie. I noticed three OSDs on the market with stabilization and waypoints (Dragon, Super Cyclops, and Range Video). Can the GCS work with these to provide in-flight monitoring? Also, can the mission planner by Michael Oborne be used to load these OSDs with waypoints? My guess is no because the mission planner looks to be hardware specific.
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Mar 24, 2011, 08:17 AM
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The GCS is not compatible with any of those OSD (or any OSD right now). To the best of my knowledge, none of those OSD's have a telemetry datastream output....so there is no data other than the video signal that reaches the ground. Michael Oborne's planner is only for the ArduPilot Mega.
Mar 24, 2011, 09:02 AM
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anyone use joystick with Atto? I have Atto RTL and is using the GCS to config Atto, the GCS has calibrated my Joystick, wonder it will fly the plane?
Mar 24, 2011, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by piccoloflyer
anyone use joystick with Atto? I have Atto RTL and is using the GCS to config Atto, the GCS has calibrated my Joystick, wonder it will fly the plane?
Having flown a UA over a 900Mhz control link I can tell you that you won't like the latency very much. You have have to stay about three steps in front of the aircraft to keep from over/under controlling it into the ground!
Mar 24, 2011, 10:25 PM
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I'm not sure the guys from Atto have actually flown it with the joystick....but they tell me that you're more or less nudging the plane where to go. It's joystick assisted auto pilot....not the other way around.
Mar 25, 2011, 03:00 AM
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Yeah I can't wait to try it!
Mar 25, 2011, 03:47 AM
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I guess the xbee 900 pro only transmit 256kbit/s , maybe good for camera pan&tilt,
Mar 25, 2011, 05:45 AM
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Hi guys i have few question im looking for an answer,


in my serial setting i see max Altitude , max GPS and max way point


the question which is best for my config ? i used U-block GPS and zigbee 900


after finishing mission plan how to make the airplane take off auto or how to do ground test , to check the motor speed and servo respond ?

3- can we make ground test in RC car ?
Mar 25, 2011, 09:03 AM
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1) That's really a function of the processing power of your computer. If you're seeing extreme lag, then you'll need to turn down either Attitude or GPS or both. Waypoint (for right now) also includes the servo and sensor data so that means those data streams will only update as fast as your waypoint setting is configured. So I typically use 5, 3, 2. At 38,400 the X-Bees will easily handle that throughput. At 57,600 it's even better.

2) With APM no current ability to auto take-off or land.

3) Jason (ArduPilot/ArduCopter developer) has a version of the APM code he uses on a car. I haven't seen it posted anywhere but you might want to ask on DIYDrones for a copy.
Mar 25, 2011, 04:01 PM
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thanks HK for your reply, i will try my best if i faced any issue i will ask later .
Mar 26, 2011, 10:07 PM
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is there a way to recorde your mission to play back later as i thought the data file was for that but didnt work
Mar 27, 2011, 09:09 AM
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tazmadman, there have been some recent changes to the way I'm handling data behind the scenes. I had to disable the data file playback for a short time to get those issues resolved. With the latest build that's up on the Google Code site, you should be able to type in a new file name in the combo box and hit the record button.
Mar 27, 2011, 05:50 PM
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thanks Happy
also thanks for all your hard work what youve made is great and we really do thank you for it
Mar 27, 2011, 06:14 PM
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Hey guys,

For everyone that it loving this GCS, remember there is a Donate button on Happy's site.


Mar 27, 2011, 06:54 PM
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Thanks guys

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