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Applications - FPV / Sunset at the Ropotamo Estuary
« Last post by jdl on November 17, 2021, 10:45:22 am »
The Ropotamo Estuary
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ropotamo



GepRC Mk4 7" / Revolution FC / LibrePilot / Runcam5 Orange
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GCS General / Re: Outputting PPM or iBus from CC3D
« Last post by TheOtherCliff on November 02, 2021, 09:34:10 am »
To get back to your plan A (FC to output PWM to drive some transistors to drive the brushed motors).  It has been done and with CC3D.

My quick search of the forum for
  brushed PWM
found this and others.

https://forum.librepilot.org/index.php?topic=1597.msg11639#msg11639

As for outputting PPM, I would imagine that OpLink could do that, but not an FC.  And it would be the RC control channels, not the motor channels, etc.  Just won't work without a lot of code changes.
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GCS General / Outputting PPM or iBus from CC3D
« Last post by cheapcoptermaker on November 01, 2021, 09:42:48 am »
Hey guys, just joined the forum.
I'm trying to make a cheap mini quadcopter (hence the username) with coreless motors and a CC3D atom.
I searched the forums for a way to output regular PWM from the Atom instead of servo PWM but the workaround I found here didn't work.
My plan B is to use an Atduino to decode the output servo signals and control the coreless motors via MOSFETs.
Now I was wondering if Atom can output anything other than PWM?
If something with one or two wires is possible like iBus or PPM or I2C it would help both with the weight and wire management and also with Arduino code simplicity.

Just to be clear, I know it can have PPM, iBUS and many othet INPUTs. What I need is to OUTPUT PPM in one wire instead of four wires (for 4 channels).
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Applications - FPV / Re: Post your Videos!
« Last post by jdl on October 28, 2021, 09:28:08 pm »
I've got my last Runcams and accessories directly from their site (runcam.com) and have no complaints.

Both Runcam2-4k and RC5 Orange capture great quality videos. I'd only wish they had a little better HDR at sunset conditions, flying directly towards the sun (although I don't have any GoPros for comparison). For their price of approx. $100 I'm more than happly with what I get from them.
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Applications - FPV / Re: Post your Videos!
« Last post by TheOtherCliff on October 28, 2021, 08:53:39 pm »
Yea, note that my search just said "runcam remote control" (without quotes, no mention of the number 5), but they returned the banggood page "runcam 5 remote control adapter".  It might even be google using my past search history or "liked searches".

If expense is a primary concern, it looks like ordering directly from shop.runcam.com may be the best price.  It is the typical list price, but free shipping and for non-VAT countries at least, no tax.  Probably coming from China, et. al.

I went ahead and ordered an RC2-4K and some cables from them.  I paid an extra USD $3 to get tracking.
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Applications - FPV / Re: Post your Videos!
« Last post by jdl on October 28, 2021, 10:48:10 am »
Right! A nasty practice of their.

User manual of RC5 does not mention neither taking still pictures, not remote control capabilities.

According the manual, TV-Out is supported.
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Applications - FPV / Re: Post your Videos!
« Last post by TheOtherCliff on October 28, 2021, 09:52:25 am »
Update:
I can't find the reddit post at all (and it may have been about the other cable), but the aforementioned post links to the important post (make a partial remote control) and also describes electronically closing the main button.

https://diydrones.com/group/arducopterusergroup/forum/runcam-2-remote-trigger-hack

About the remote control for RunCam 5, I may be thinking of the tv-out cable which works with many different runcam models including RC5 but banggood has a specific page called "runcam 5 remote control adapter" that you get from Google when you just search for site:banggood.com runcam remote control.  It is just click bait.
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General Discussion / Re: Can not download Libre Pilot to laptop
« Last post by karla on October 28, 2021, 07:44:53 am »
Hang in there @eighttram

I have now and previously downloaded and run LibrePilot under Windows 10 both on real windows machines and virtual win10 under Macs.
So it should 'just' be a troubleshooting exercise for you.
Lots of strange things have happened, but in the end usually its been sorted out.
Don't have any specific tips or solution for you though.
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Applications - FPV / Re: Post your Videos!
« Last post by TheOtherCliff on October 28, 2021, 04:59:21 am »
I can't find a reddit post right now, but here are two ways to control it.  1 - electronically close the button contacts, 2 - make a partial remote control cable

(This page links to another that describes #2)
https://diydrones.com/group/arducopterusergroup/forum/runcam-2-remote-trigger-hack

About the remote control for RunCam 5, I may be thinking of the tv-out cable which works with many different runcam models including RC5.
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General Discussion / Re: My Source for LibrePilot / OpenPilot Boards
« Last post by jdl on October 27, 2021, 11:03:45 am »
Oplink Mini

I've bookmarked this link (from AliExpress seller):
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32465862268.html?spm=a2g0o.cart.0.0.1a773c00vLkxhG&mp=1

$23.99 (including VAT) + Free shipping to my country.

Although I haven't bought it (I do already have enought spares, hopefully...), it might desereve a try, the price is good.

PorcupineRC sells it for $12.63 but at checkout the shipping cost (Air Parcel to Bulgaria) is $55.90! This is insane. Thankfully, the Revolution FC is still offered with a free shipping!
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