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Mar 19, 2012, 03:55 PM
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Excellent! I wish I could fly like you.

Did you never loose your quad when sending it so high?
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Mar 19, 2012, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Rifraf
That is really impressive, as always. Thanks for that, Warthox!

I have the stock X400 setup and after just a couple flights, I can't understand how you have so much speed and power. I know reflashing the ESC's helps improve response, but your vertical thrust and forward speed is about 5 times mine. I'm running same motors, 8" props, 3S2200. I am at 6000' altitude, I know that doesn't help.
He's running 9" props. That would make a big difference.
Mar 19, 2012, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Breezemont
He's running 9" props. That would make a big difference.
I don't know their altitude difference, but 6000 ft. altitude also makes a huge difference in performance, and power systems that are sized properly at low altitudes can swiing props with larger diameters at 6000 ft. and not be overtaxed (as you already know living in Colorado!)
Mar 19, 2012, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Tom Frank
I don't know their altitude difference, but 6000 ft. altitude also makes a huge difference in performance, and power systems that are sized properly at low altitudes can swiing props with larger diameters at 6000 ft. and not be overtaxed (as you already know living in Colorado!)
Yeah. With planes, I prop up one pitch. But, this is a whole new game. Since there's not a lot of pitch options in these style props, I might go up an inch and see how it goes. On the bright side, I probably get longer run times than Warthox.
Mar 19, 2012, 04:47 PM
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I think one thing is that the stock Free Flight firmware limits maximum power.
Mar 19, 2012, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Tom Frank
I don't know their altitude difference, but 6000 ft. altitude also makes a huge difference in performance, and power systems that are sized properly at low altitudes can swiing props with larger diameters at 6000 ft. and not be overtaxed (as you already know living in Colorado!)
Yes indeed. Props, wing loading and carb jetting all require recalculating.
Mar 19, 2012, 07:13 PM
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Hi,

Well i tried going back to FF firmware and im sorry, its not for me, it just isnt right, the acro mode isnt acro and the level mode doesnt like the wind, but hey thats just me being a bit of a control freak i suppose and if that was the only quad i had and tc hadn't done the multiwii port, i would have to get used to it.
So back to tc's multiwii port and she flys so much better. So this time i thought i'de tidy things up a bit and go PPM-sum as i had a spare D4FR lying about, But it dont work
As you can see from the attachment i've enabled PPM but the ing FF board doesnt know it!
I attached the RX to the first channel and all it does is wobble the throttle line a bit, so i reconnected the normal five wires and bingo it works again. By the way i did also check all the other channels and no go.
So anyone got any ideas what i am doing wrong.

Ray
Last edited by whiteturbo; Mar 19, 2012 at 10:56 PM.
Mar 20, 2012, 12:10 AM
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Originally Posted by whiteturbo
I attached the RX to the first channel and all it does is wobble the throttle line a bit, so i reconnected the normal five wires and bingo it works again. By the way i did also check all the other channels and no go.
So anyone got any ideas what i am doing wrong.

Ray
Did you connect channels 3&4 on the D4FR by a jumper?
Mar 20, 2012, 12:29 AM
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Originally Posted by drkdgglr
Did you connect channels 3&4 on the D4FR by a jumper?
Yes, i took it straight off of another working quad. Something in the firmware is broken because i reflashed it to a version where you had a separate ppm(baseflight-20120228a) and it worked fine so now after i proved everything was working with the quad i reflashed baseflight-20120319 and back to the same problem, it works in pwm and not ppm. Strange

Ray
Mar 20, 2012, 12:34 AM
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It works on my FF board so the firmware is fine. It did take me some time to get it to work though. Try save and reboot command in cli after enabling ppm.
Mar 20, 2012, 12:34 AM
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As you can see from the attachment i've enabled PPM but the ing FF board doesnt know it!
did you try 'save' after doing 'feature ppm'?
Mar 20, 2012, 12:48 AM
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did you try 'save' after doing 'feature ppm'?
No, But guess what LOL, i have now and it works, why didnt i think of saving it FFS. Once again tc comes to the rescue
Mar 20, 2012, 02:01 PM
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hi guys, just question, is their a stable mode with this firwmare (acc working?) http://afrodevices.googlecode.com/fi...t-20120319.zip
Because i already try wii firmware but it's not good for fpv flight !
Thanks
Mar 20, 2012, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by snapper1234
new PID with a level controller:
if you turn right level is high like MWC
you can see Roll and Pitch number change !
I tried to install the PID software but I got this message:
"mscomm32.ocx" or one of its dependencies not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid.

Do you know what's wrong?
Mar 20, 2012, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by quentusthetroll
hi guys, just question, is their a stable mode with this firwmare (acc working?) http://afrodevices.googlecode.com/fi...t-20120319.zip
Because i already try wii firmware but it's not good for fpv flight !
Thanks
multiwii.com/software for explanation of how to use switches to enable/ disable stable mode and tune pids.


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