I am having a problem with my 3dr modules. I can get them to connect and I can load/change/save settings from the configuration menu in Mission Planner. However, when I try to go to Flight Data and then connect using the button in the upper right it times out. I get a Mavlink error saying no heartbeats. The air and ground modules are connected and solid green. The only thing I have plugged in is the ground module (not connected to APM via usb) and I have the quad powered.
Is there a trick to get it to connect while in Flight Data? Everything else seems fine, I even updated the firmware on BOTH modules.
I appreciate any help.
0 · April 6
Can someone explain to me why my drone will float down to the ground and back up when flying at steady throttle (say about 50% throttle). It seems to slowly drop and bounce back up like it is losing lift for a few seconds or something.
Is that normal? Am I doing something wrong?
0 · March 22
By the way, there is a direct shuttle from the Metro to GMU: Metro --> Mason: http://shuttle.gmu.edu/pdfs/fal...
It's about a 30 minute ride from the Vienna station. I think it drops you off at Mason Inn, which is across campus from the lab. However, on the way back you can leave from the Sandy Creek stop, which is close to the lab:
Mason --> Metro: http://shuttle.gmu.edu/pdfs/fal...
0 · March 19
Looks like the 3DR telemetry air modules are still out of stock at RCTimer and they say it won't be in until the end of March. For those of you still waiting for them, there are a three options:
1. Wait and I will eventually put the group order through when it's available. This might take a month or longer.
2. Get a $20 refund from me for the missing air module. Then you can look elsewhere for a 915 MHz air module, such as store.diydrones.com.
3. Get a used one from me. I have a bunch of genuine 3dRobotics air modules and a couple of RCTimer Air modules which work just fine. In fact instead of "used" you could say "tested"
0 · March 17
By the way, the Fourth Group Buy is open, at store.dcdrone.org. Feel free to order any parts you might want, let me know if there's anything extra you want and I'll add it. This order will be combined with the order for the missing telemetry air modules, which still aren't back in stock at RCTimer, despite their claim that they'd be in by Mar 10....
0 · March 17