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E.T.s Martian 2 Hack up with Betaflight and GPS
« on: June 01, 2019, 07:14:27 PM »

Martian 2 Hack job with Betaflight and GPS Rescue Mode.

 Given up with iNAV and Quads, I know Betaflight and it just seems far more polished and complete by comparison. I had problems again with oscillation and motor heating with iNAV. No doubt it works for some, but it has a different feel all round compared to Betaflight so I chose the devil I know rather than re-learn it for the sake of one GPS Quad.
  That said, iNAV and Fixed Wing works great for me....Horses for courses I suppose. Here is the Maiden Flight complete with abysmal video quality. The Runcam Sparrow and a poor vtx antenna are the culprits. Whilst I can fix the VTX antenna for a better one, I think I need to fit a Swift Camera TBH. The footage was recorded at the GS as the DVR in my Viper Goggs is shyte. I may eventually fit the onboard DVR.

 



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Re: E.T.s Martian 2 Hack up with Betaflight and GPS
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2019, 07:21:40 PM »

Wow that looks like a long pole for the gps!!!
Have a look at Caddx Ratel camera. CurryKitten recently reviewed it and it does look great and you can even use it in darkness!!!!
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Re: E.T.s Martian 2 Hack up with Betaflight and GPS
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2019, 12:07:22 PM »

Wow that looks like a long pole for the gps!!!
Have a look at Caddx Ratel camera. CurryKitten recently reviewed it and it does look great and you can even use it in darkness!!!!

 Hi m8,

            Yeah, I will look at it for sure, but if its a CMOS I won't be buying it. I have since adjusted the Sparrow, but its still not good enough and that Mr Blobby blob in the sky is still appearing and disappearing during the flight. I have managed to boost the colour saturation up a bit. BTW, one of my brand new Sparrows runs for around 15 seconds and then greys out the image, Faulty, thanks Runcam..explains why it was only 19.
  It's going to be a Runcam Swift I recon.

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Re: E.T.s Martian 2 Hack up with Betaflight and GPS
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2019, 12:25:50 PM »

These videos are getting more weird and wacky.  It looked like we were having some alien invasion - the blue blobs are coming :D  Flight looked nice - was that GPS puck as tall as it looked though ?

The Ratel is amazing - it is CMOS and yet it looks fantastic - I'm as surprised as you.  However, you are still getting lots of noise into your feed from elsewhere, and I'm sure once you sort that things will look better.

I've never tried iNav on quads, and I've never tried a GPS in Betaflight, but this month (disclaimer: time permitting)  I am going to try putting Ardupilot on an F4 FC and seeing how that goes

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Re: E.T.s Martian 2 Hack up with Betaflight and GPS
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2019, 03:01:41 PM »

These videos are getting more weird and wacky.  It looked like we were having some alien invasion - the blue blobs are coming :D  Flight looked nice - was that GPS puck as tall as it looked though ?

The Ratel is amazing - it is CMOS and yet it looks fantastic - I'm as surprised as you.  However, you are still getting lots of noise into your feed from elsewhere, and I'm sure once you sort that things will look better.

I've never tried iNav on quads, and I've never tried a GPS in Betaflight, but this month (disclaimer: time permitting)  I am going to try putting Ardupilot on an F4 FC and seeing how that goes
There is a vid on you tube where some one mounted a BN-180 gps receiver to a diatone r349 and shows emergency return to home on betaflight working. It's quite interesting as the gps only weights 5gms and you get speed readings  :D
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Re: E.T.s Martian 2 Hack up with Betaflight and GPS
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2019, 09:38:07 PM »

Oh yeah - it certainly works, but it sort of depends on the type of flying you do IMO.  One of the problems with the emergency return in betaflight is that you really need (and I don't think they've done this yet) to be able to set your betaflight failsafe on a switch.  There are lots of places I tend to fly where I go under stuff (mostly trees) and the last thing I want the quad to do in a failsafe is go up and return... or even just return !  So it needs a switch so you can choose the normal drop to the ground or the RTH.

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Re: E.T.s Martian 2 Hack up with Betaflight and GPS
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2019, 03:30:59 PM »

Oh yeah - it certainly works, but it sort of depends on the type of flying you do IMO.  One of the problems with the emergency return in betaflight is that you really need (and I don't think they've done this yet) to be able to set your betaflight failsafe on a switch.  There are lots of places I tend to fly where I go under stuff (mostly trees) and the last thing I want the quad to do in a failsafe is go up and return... or even just return !  So it needs a switch so you can choose the normal drop to the ground or the RTH.
Good point. No point having a failsafe cause you to get stuck in a tree.
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Re: E.T.s Martian 2 Hack up with Betaflight and GPS
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2019, 06:47:09 PM »

Oh yeah - it certainly works, but it sort of depends on the type of flying you do IMO.  One of the problems with the emergency return in betaflight is that you really need (and I don't think they've done this yet) to be able to set your betaflight failsafe on a switch.  There are lots of places I tend to fly where I go under stuff (mostly trees) and the last thing I want the quad to do in a failsafe is go up and return... or even just return !  So it needs a switch so you can choose the normal drop to the ground or the RTH.

  It's a consideration for sure, however I dont think I will be flying under trees 2 kms away from Home...

  Unlike in iNAV, the way the quad does a RTH is non adjustable, in fact Im still looking where I can choose a height for it to fly back at.....Does anyone know how that's done..?

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Re: E.T.s Martian 2 Hack up with Betaflight and GPS
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2019, 11:48:01 AM »

Martian GPS with Betaflight....UPDATE:






   The VTX gets a homemade antenna mount and the Runcam Sparrow has been evicted....The standard IRC RD is a definite improvement over the tiny sleeve Dipole.

 Image is much better now and the noise has been reduced.


  Runcam micro DVR for onboard footage and a tiny LC Filter on the way....yet to be fitted.....HobbyRC.com

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Re: E.T.s Martian 2 Hack up with Betaflight and GPS
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2019, 11:48:06 PM »

Interesting going with linear on a quad on 5.8. That's what circular was designed for all the multipath problems associated with it. 
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Re: E.T.s Martian 2 Hack up with Betaflight and GPS
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2019, 07:01:19 PM »

Interesting going with linear on a quad on 5.8. That's what circular was designed for all the multipath problems associated with it.

 Hi Ian,
             I dont really get Multipathing issues using Linears TBH...The other reason I use them is that the 5.8G receivers in my Viper Goggles do not like CP antennas. They are not very sensitive as it is, and CPs antennas cut down the range even more.
  It won't matter soon, because the quad will be on UHF and 1280 video anyway.  Tried it on the Stingy last year and it works really well, as you might expect.

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