Rodney Johnson
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Question for the Developers "" Can Pixhawk save and Fly GPS trail instead of GPS waypoints??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andre K. Jan 1, 2015. 7 Replies

If this question has already been answered please point me to the forum.To clarify .I have some Autonomous filming work I would like to do in tight locations but way-point navigation is not up to the…Continue

Tags: filming, flight, data, Pixhawk, GPS

3DR confirmed a known Telemetry ""BUG"" issue in mission planner "whats the fix".

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rodney Johnson Nov 5, 2014. 11 Replies

I just got off the phone with 3DR a few days ago and 3DR confirmed a known telemetry bug in Mission planner so I know I am not the only one having this issue and I'm not going crazy, (well not today…Continue

Tags: pixhawk, apm, planner, mission

3DR confirmed a known Telemetry ""BUG"" in mission planner Today ""Copter"" Pixhawk. Help thanks

Started this discussion. Last reply by yuvraj Oct 26, 2014. 14 Replies

I just got off the phone with 3DR today and 3DR confirmed a known telemetry bug in Mission planner today. This is the issue I told them I am having.First off I would like to clarify a few things. My…Continue

Tags: pixhawk, planner, mission, Apm

 

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Rodney Johnson commented on Klaus Heinrich's group PIXHAWK
"Good luck on that one."
Dec 29, 2016
Rodney Johnson replied to Vincent's discussion Pixhawk for Jet turbine plane in the group PIXHAWK
"I would not mount it on top of an aircraft unless it has a canopy or some sort of cover over it. Remember there is a barometer inside and depending on how air will be directed internally it could effect or cause issues the the Baro sensor."
Sep 20, 2016
Rodney Johnson replied to Vincent's discussion Pixhawk for Jet turbine plane in the group PIXHAWK
"Having your FC off of CG will be an issue Especially at high speeds. Just for the hell of it, On one of your other fixed wings move your pixhawk From CG to the same distance as you would on your skyrunner. Take it out on a calm day and fly it at…"
Sep 20, 2016
Rodney Johnson commented on Klaus Heinrich's group PIXHAWK
"You may want to look into a PixHack. Pixhawk with updates."
Jul 22, 2016
Rodney Johnson commented on Klaus Heinrich's group PIXHAWK
"Why not simply use this. They work great and it's plug and play. http://store.rfdesign.com.au/rfd-900p-modem/"
Jul 19, 2016
Rodney Johnson replied to Kelly Small's discussion Setting/Clearing Waypoints with Ch6 in the group PIXHAWK
"My best advice is to go to the rover form and ask. All my experience is flight related and I fly auto , preset waypoint missions for my line of work. I have a few customers that are in need of watercraft mapping drones for maping lakes so I will be…"
Jul 14, 2016
Rodney Johnson replied to Kelly Small's discussion Setting/Clearing Waypoints with Ch6 in the group PIXHAWK
"You will have to be outside and run your rover to the waypoints you want to learn. Remember your waypoints will only be accurate in open areas, you need an unobstructed view of the sky. If you want to set waypoints in advance for a mission then you…"
Jul 13, 2016
Rodney Johnson replied to David Kershaw's discussion Flight mode confirmation??? in the group PIXHAWK
"Did you confirm operations in MP when you setup your flight modes? Also pixhawk will beep when flight modes are changed and MP will also give you audio and visual confirmation."
Apr 1, 2016
Rodney Johnson replied to muhannad alrawahi's discussion How to know if my Pixhawk is working or not ? in the group PIXHAWK
"How do you know it's not working? Or why don't you think it is not working. Your question is like asking if your shoe is tied. Sorry but your not giving any useful information that indicates that it's not working."
Mar 31, 2016
Rodney Johnson replied to Samuel Rosenstein's discussion Lose all servos on takeoff - Pixhawk in the group ArduPlane User Group
"For what its worth I would add the Zener and the cap as seen in Wiki. I have seen pixhawk shut down and reboot using digital servos. Remember to power the rail with good clean reliable power because the power that is plunged into the rail is…"
Mar 16, 2016
Rodney Johnson replied to Paul Harris's discussion New Pixhawk failing internal safety checks Status light flashing yellow in the group PIXHAWK
"Paul Take the props off your aircraft. Using the latest Mission planner connect to the pixhawk, NOT WITH USB because it will not allow you arm pixhawk so only via radio as you would flying missions. Boot up pixhawk and connect to MP. Take a look at…"
Feb 7, 2016
Rodney Johnson commented on Klaus Heinrich's group PIXHAWK
"Phil Try loading a copter program onto pixhawks. Do a mock setup and take the pixhawk outside during calibration. If everything works without error then you know that is not the pixhawk or its hardware it's a issue with Arduplane V3.5.0…"
Feb 3, 2016
Rodney Johnson replied to Rnold's discussion Ruined my Pixhawk by plugs in the group PIXHAWK
"For what its worth, what would you say if they came unplugged in flight and you lost 10 grand in camera equipment. They are doing what they were designed to do and do it very very well. I have 5 pixhawks now and have had Zero issues with them and or…"
Oct 6, 2015
Rodney Johnson replied to Pmarche's discussion Loosing Altitude Help in the group PIXHAWK
"I have 2 pixhawks mounted out in open air and have had no issues with loosing altitude. As Ian had suggested, , get some logs to look at. Logs will tell the story. You did start from a fresh setup and have no mixes involved, I'm sure there…"
Sep 30, 2015
Rodney Johnson replied to Pmarche's discussion Loosing Altitude Help in the group PIXHAWK
"How much altitude are you losing? If you were to keep flying forward would it fly itself into the ground?"
Sep 29, 2015
Rodney Johnson replied to Kamil's discussion [Good practice] Calibration compass before every flight in new place? in the group PIXHAWK
"If you're traveling 100 or more miles it's a good idea.. 25 ,50 or so miles isn't a big deal. Personally anything over 50 miles I recalibrate just to be on the safe side.. But that's me."
Sep 22, 2015

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50 years old, I have been in RC since I was 9 years old. Technology is catching up to what I have wanted when I was a kid.
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Love the technology around it. I am glad to see that there are so many smart people to contribute to DIY.
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