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Victoria Fire Department gets green light for drones

[Editor’s Note: In addition to the Fire Department, the drones could also be used by other city departments, such as planning, engineering and parks.] This post originally appeared on http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/victoria-fire-department-gets-green-light-for-drones-1.7594759. The Victoria Fire Department is adding drones to its emergency response tool kit, reflecting a trend among first responders. The drones, also known as unmanned aerial […]

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Here’s what miners should expect and do in 2017

[Editor’s Note: Drones are driving productivity gains.] This post originally appeared on http://www.mining.com/heres-what-miners-should-expect-to-see-in-2017/. Global miners, particularly Canadians, are showing increasing signs of optimism as commodity prices are on the rise, shallow growth is returning to different end markets, and most are in better cost positions than in the recent past, the annual “Tracking the Trends” report by Deloitte released Wednesday […]

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How to configure a GPS for CC3D — LibrePilot/OpenPilot Wiki 0.1.4 documentation

How to configure a GPS for CC3DCC3D or Atom flight controllers do not support GPS functions such as Return to base or Position Hold. The original CopterControl (CC) board does not have memory left for GPS use.The only purpose for GPS use is telemetry using radio modems (OPLink) or GPS position send to OSD device.NMEA is not supported anymore because is less memory efficient, this page only refers to UBlox GPS and UBX protocol.NoteOthers boards like Revolution support auto-configuration and no need this manual configuration using UCenter.This means also if you connect your ‘CC3D GPS’ to a Revolution board, your previous configuration is lost!PrerequisitesDownload the UCenter software here, check Zip icon in bottom page.NoteUCenter is for Windows only.Install UCenter softwareSetup a serial connection with GPS using USB port (if any) or USBSerial (Gnd, +5V, Tx, Rx).Configure your GPSConnectConnect GPS to USB serial or USB.Start UCenter software.Select COM port used for GPS.Open console (F6 key) or View > Packet Console and check if link is correct, you should see messages output from GPS.Reset to defaultsOpen Configuration View window: View > Configuration View.Reset current GPS config to defaults: Check Revert to default configuration.Send config: Select set of messagesOpen Messages View window: View > Messages View.Disable all active NMEA messages.Enable UBX messages needed:POSLLHDOPSOLVELNEDSave current configuration using a little icon with a gear on top. NoteUsing this configuration you can’t display satellite in GPS plugin because GPS don’t send this data (usually SVINFO message).CC3D works only with minimal messages. (POSLLH, DOP, SOL, VELNED)Setup port and protocolOpen Configuration View window: View > Configuration View. Move to PRT (Ports) in left column.Change message output in UART1: only UBX for protocol in/out.Change baudrate for UART1 port, same baudrate set for Flexi/Main GPS port.CautionYou should use 9600 or 19200 baudrate for CC3D, or packets are dropped at higher speed.Send config: Change refresh rate and saveMove to Rate (Rates) in left columnChange Measurement Period value to 200ms for a 5Hz refresh rate.Send config: Save current configuration: Check Save current configuration.All devices selected in blue.Send config:

Source: How to configure a GPS for CC3D — LibrePilot/OpenPilot Wiki 0.1.4 documentation

Revolution Board Setup — LibrePilot/OpenPilot Wiki 0.1.4 documentation

Revolution Board SetupIntroductionWelcome to the Revolution (Revo) board setup page. Here you will find a number of video tutorials to assist you in setting up your new Revo board.Along with the tutorials you will also find links to the relevant Wiki pages to assist you in setting up the best Flight Controller board on the market.WELCOME TO THE OP EXPERIENCE.The OpenPilot Revolution board, also called ‘Revo’, is a new breed of Autopilot using the STM32F4 series, 210MIPS ARM Micro-controller. This is important, as it contains a hardware floating point unit (FPU), which is a huge advancement for hobby-class autopilots. Of course, OpenPilot has been 32bit since day one, and the FPU is another step up the performance ladder. The FPU allows precise, low-latency processing of real-life measurements using advanced attitude estimation algorithms.The Revolution is a flight control computer with autopilot, intended for multirotors, helicopters and fixed wings. It is a full 10DOF with gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer and pressure sensors.

Source: Revolution Board Setup — LibrePilot/OpenPilot Wiki 0.1.4 documentation

Quick Tip we cover the problem with the latest version of the Openpilot GCS software not supporting the CC3D board

Published on Jul 17, 2015

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To See more videos on the CC3D then visit https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list… In this Quick Tip we cover the problem with the latest version of the Openpilot GCS software not supporting the CC3D board. Some builders and pilots are downloading the latest version (15.05, Banana Split) and missing the text in the web page that explains that the CC3D is not supported. You need to download Openpilot GCS V15.02.02 to make it all work. Hope this helps some of you from getting stuck!

CC3D wont connect to PC : Multicopter


CC3D wont connect to PC from Multicopter

CC3D wont connect to PC self.Multicopter Submitted 2 years ago by Jonlazza hey guys, just assembled my first build (250 mini H) and i was going to go fly today, but after assembling everything, i went to plug in my FC to program it through Open Pilot and it wouldnt recognize my board. when i plugged it in, at first both lights came on on the board. after some troubleshooting, i saw a forum where someone uninstalled the driver and reinstalled it and it worked. after i uninstalled it, for the first 30 seconds

Troubleshooting – LibrePilot Documentation – Confluence

Skip to end of metadata Created by Laurent Lalanne, last modified by Harold Hankins on Feb 11, 2017 Go to start of metadata Windows driver issue Symptoms Board is detected and automatically connected to GCS, Board information after Firmware Rescue is correct, Board looks running: fast led blinking at bootup, But No Rx data received, only Tx data   Possible solution Uninstall windows driver and reinstall following this steps: Control Panel -> Device Manager Expand “Universal Serial Bus controllers” Most li

Source: Troubleshooting – LibrePilot Documentation – Confluence

Downloads – LibrePilot Documentation – Confluence

Created by Paul Jewell, last modified by Laurent Lalanne on Mar 12, 2017 Go to start of metadata — RELEASE-16.09 – Second LibrePilot Release – Black Rhino This is the second LibrePilot release. This release introduces new features and new hardware support like Sparky2 board and improved external mag support. New hardware support: Sparky2 board from Taulabs, Auxiliary Magnetometer: I2C and Naza GPS, Revo FlexiIO port usage e.g. PPM+GPS. New input modes: Jeti Ex.Bus, Graupner Hott, FlySky IBus, PPM up to 16

Source: Downloads – LibrePilot Documentation – Confluence