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GCS General / Saving PFD gadget to mpeg file..
« Last post by Marico on June 21, 2022, 10:14:17 am »
Hello,
is it possible to save PFD gadget animation with black background (during log playback) to a high resolution mpeg file? I need it for post process video editing/merging  with high resolution videos.  I read "New gadget" thread but it covers only mixing video input (USB camera etc) with PFD, not saving only PFD to a file....
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Applications - Autonomous Flight / Re: homeleash cause a config error
« Last post by TheOtherCliff on June 20, 2022, 07:56:41 pm »
I'm using a 16.09+r782-g8c101ad on win 10 laptop. Now i'm working on a Debian 11 computer and can't do any trial.
+r782 is a recent "next".  If you are up to a bit of configuring, you can get the latest next (r796, maybe higher since we are actively updating next to make it easier to build) to build on Linux.  Ubuntu is the #1 target, so Debian should also work.

Some links leading up to building from source code.  Warning: This may or may not go smoothly.  You may need to find some correct package versions or use the ones supplied in your system update function.
https://librepilot.org
https://librepilot.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/LPDOC/pages/2818105/Welcome
https://librepilot.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/LPDOC/pages/57671696/Linux+-+Building+and+Packaging

I will look for a location where drone can move around freely. The gps position move on the map (google satellite is not displayed) more than 20 meters around even if it is steady on the ground. I suppose my gps is a fake M8n.
All GPSs do that (drift 20 meters randomly all over) when sitting stationary on the ground.  That is the picture that a PositionHold hover will make when hovering for that time.  That is a good visual image of why you cannot trust GPS to stay exactly in the same place except for short times and why you must give a large safety zone when making waypoint flights that are low enough to hit things (example: trees).

Actually, the picture when sitting stationary on the ground is the inverse of the picture that PositionHold hover will make when hovering for that time.  If the stationary GPS position drifts north, the drone will fly south so that it keeps the same numeric coordinates.
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General Discussion / Re: Dshot instability in 16.09+r782?
« Last post by TheOtherCliff on June 20, 2022, 07:34:55 pm »
If motors increased speed when you banked, then it sounds like CruiseControl was directly or indirectly (through some flight modes or thrust modes) being used.

You say that on Manual thrust mode it now flies a long way without gaining or loosing altitude.  On Manual thrust mode, if you hover and find the throttle for that, then when you bank away (say bank angle 30 degrees or more) and keep the bank angle it will loose altitude and you will have to add a little throttle.  Maybe your bank angle is very small because you are flying gently, not zooming away fast?  Oh well, good to know you have it set where you like it now.  :)
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Applications - Autonomous Flight / Re: homeleash cause a config error
« Last post by supermax on June 20, 2022, 12:07:58 pm »
Thank you very much for your detailed answer!
I'm using a 16.09+r782-g8c101ad on win 10 laptop. Now i'm working on a Debian 11 computer and can't do any trial.
I will look for a location where drone can move around freely. The gps position move on the map (google satellite is not displayed) more than 20 meters around even if it is steady on the ground. I suppose my gps is a fake M8n.
As soon as possible i will post the results of my trials.


 
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General Discussion / Re: Dshot instability in 16.09+r782?
« Last post by Marico on June 20, 2022, 11:16:03 am »
When hovering or flying level and then you bank fairly steeply, you (using Manual thrust) or the FC (when you have it configured to use CruiseControl) must increase the throttle, or the quad will loose altitude.

On the previous config setup I always had to *reduce* throttle because of climbing during banks (motors significantly increased speed) . I can't get rid of that and I just used to reduce the throttle. Now it was very surprising for me that quad perfectly maintains the same altitude  during banks without touching the throttle. In the previous setup I tried flying with CruiseControl  which a bit reduced that climbing but not much. But to maintain the stable altitude I had to use AltitudeVario or AltitudeHold mode. Now altitude is stable in manual throttle mode without any GPS modes in fly mode switch settings (only INS13 is selected in attitude estimation algo). I'll test it further, l wonder if in basic (complementary) mode is the same. Of course the previous setup has differ props (5x3x3, now 5x4.9x3) and motors (2204, now 2207) but I doubt this had such impact for altitude stability.

When you bank steeply, with no throttle stick change, can you actually hear the motors spin faster at the steep bank angle?

No, I can't.  Now they are "quiet", no audible changes in motor rotation. Quad just gently banks and fly on the same altitude for long distance (as far I can see to safe control it). In the  previous setup there was audible increase od rotation and quad increased altitude.
To be honest I'am very happy with this now but still wonder which settings (or hardware change) had impact on it.

I
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General Discussion / Re: Dshot instability in 16.09+r782?
« Last post by TheOtherCliff on June 20, 2022, 08:47:16 am »
With Manual throttle, the average motor speed (stabilization still causes some motors to be faster and others equally slower) is exactly what the the throttle stick says.

When hovering or flying level and then you bank fairly steeply, you (using Manual thrust) or the FC (when you have it configured to use CruiseControl) must increase the throttle, or the quad will loose altitude.

When you bank steeply, with no throttle stick change, can you actually hear the motors spin faster at the steep bank angle?

The only things I can think of that keep the quad from descending when you bank steeply are:
- you only bank steeply for a very short time
- CruiseControl or some other flight mode (all GPS flight modes) or thrust mode (ALtitudeHold or ALtitudeVario) that uses CruiseControl internally is being used
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General Discussion / Re: Dshot instability in 16.09+r782?
« Last post by Marico on June 19, 2022, 10:30:28 pm »
OK. after some testing (and re-configuring after settings loss) think I got quite nice stability in 4S,  QuickSmooth helped a lot.
That unexpected data reset has a good sides, too. On the previous settings (on attitude stabilization) during pitch forward or backward quad always climbed up, regardless of throttle settings manual or cruisecontrol, even on cruisecontrol banking was always with increased altitude. Now (on default settings) even on manual throttle quad preserve altitude even on manual throttle and high pitch angle. Which option has impact on climbing during pitch forward/backward with manual throttle settings?
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General Discussion / Re: Serial Receiver options
« Last post by TheOtherCliff on June 18, 2022, 08:34:20 pm »
I just picked up a quad nearby to check and it has a FrSky X8R in it (connected to FC with SBus).  Certainly the X6R would work and would have more than 6 channels available on SBus.  I would bet that any FrSky SBus receiver that you use would work fine.  Some small receivers don't even have the PWM connectors any more.
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My problem with Bluetooth has been that different brands of dongles that are supposedly compatible actually have different commands.  Finding the instructions that match the dongle is difficult some times.  Also, for my setup, I had to reconfigure it each time I wanted to use it.  I should try again with the helpful instructions here on the forum.
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General Discussion / Re: Sudden configuration loss (revo)
« Last post by TheOtherCliff on June 18, 2022, 08:11:58 pm »
Anyway thanks for pointing out, that something wrong in config could hard reset the board.
The settings are there, but you have to follow procedure mentioned earlier to clear the bad setting and get the rest of the settings back.

Does "export UAV settings" save whole settings/config (just in case if again something went wrong with the config)...?
It does, but there are two buts:
- the FC must be booted normally, not in failsafe mode (like after 3 reboot attempts fail) (I think)
- when doing this via OpLink telemetry, it does not save the Revo class OpLink settings correctly.  It saves the GCS OpLink settings in with the rest of the Revo settings.  I consider this a bug as it used to (before 16.09) save the Revo OpLink as one would expect.  It works as expected if the FC is connected with USB.
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