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  • in reply to: dRonin for Tricopters! (TriRonin) #63265

    swissfreek
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    Yup that’s the mode you want.

    in reply to: BETAFLIGHT 4.0.3 and KAKUTF4V2 #62955

    swissfreek
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    Everything in your video looks and sounds totally normal except for the throttle not returning to neutral and the tail servo starts to behave badly. I would be willing to bet it has to do with the props being off, which is probably confusing the hell out of the flight controller since it’s not getting any movement in response to the throttle. The weird behavior of the tail could also be due to throttle position and lack of props.

    I’d say put props on it and try to hover once you get the motors spinning in the right direction. It’s not a normal flight condition at all to be at full throttle for so long which such large control inputs (and you move it by hand), even if it did have props on. I’m not surprised it behaves strangely.

    in reply to: dRonin for Tricopters! (TriRonin) #62952

    swissfreek
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    Sorry, the “Radio” is called “input” (but the picture clearly looks like a radio transmitter), and the tab in the middle at the top is called “Flight Mode Switch Settings”.

    in reply to: dRonin for Tricopters! (TriRonin) #62951

    swissfreek
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    On the left side where the icons are, click the Radio icon. Then in that window, at the top, there’s a set of tabs. The middle one should say “Flight Modes” or something like that. This will bring you to a set of dropdowns to change modes based on the mode switch you set up during the radio calibration. Set one of these drop boxes to ServoCal. When you set whatever mode switch you have to this position, it will engage ServoCal mode (either disarmed mode for setup, or armed mode for the flying calibration).

    • This reply was modified 1 month ago by  swissfreek.
    in reply to: dRonin for Tricopters! (TriRonin) #62946

    swissfreek
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    Well, that’s where it lives. Not sure what would cause it to disappear if you followed all the steps.

    in reply to: dRonin for Tricopters! (TriRonin) #62941

    swissfreek
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    Should be the bottom option in the drop-down where you select the flight modes, as long as you’ve followed the direction in the video to enable Triflight in the settings and such. It will be called ServoCal.

    The most recent version that @jihlein has developed is posted here: https://rcexplorer.se/forums/topic/dronin-installers/

    • This reply was modified 1 month ago by  swissfreek.
    in reply to: Wiring up GPS #62902

    swissfreek
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    That’s for the GPS module itself, but I have yet to find a board that didn’t have a 5v regulator on it. I have that GPS and ran it off 5v without issue. If you’re concerned, you could also run it off the 3V3 pad on the flight controller, that should work fine as well.

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by  swissfreek.
    in reply to: dRonin for Tricopters! (TriRonin) #62894

    swissfreek
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    As far as I can tell, this is normal. Most other firmwares don’t let you see behind the curtain, so to speak, like they don’t have those range sliders, it’s all just dealt with as a black box. Without a doubt the difference you see in dRonin is happening behind the scenes when you change the protocol in iNav or BF or whatever (notice how you get more or less options to set, like Min Command, etc.). This is my first set of BLHeli_32 ESCs (on the LR), but I remember on my old OneShot ESCs the range was different than a normal PWM range (I found it annoying at the time, because I was used to setting min throttle as a PWM value like in BF). I don’t think there’s anything to worry about. I think in many ways, dRonin is very “old” firmware, and doesn’t behave or visualize things the way we are used to with “modern” BF or iNav (which aren’t necessarily better or worse, they have just become the expected behavior due to wider adoption).

    in reply to: dRonin for Tricopters! (TriRonin) #62881

    swissfreek
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    Yeah, Pawel Spychalski on YouTube is a big proponent of the 7” quads and he says the same thing: on a multirotor this large the arms should be a minimum of 6mm thick, ideally 7 or 8 (because anything thicker just isn’t practical in carbon fiber). And those are usually more rigid in general, with no moving parts or folding mechanisms, etc.

    in reply to: dRonin for Tricopters! (TriRonin) #62877

    swissfreek
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    Are you keeping the arms doubled or have you gone back to “normal”?

    in reply to: dRonin for Tricopters! (TriRonin) #62875

    swissfreek
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    Wow that’s a significant improvement. I’ve got the same 7x4s and a big 4S pack from my 7” quad, might try swapping them out.

    in reply to: dRonin for Tricopters! (TriRonin) #62837

    swissfreek
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    It’s worse: you have to go into the settings list and set the X/Y coordinates of each element. There is no graphical interface.

    in reply to: dRonin for Tricopters! (TriRonin) #62835

    swissfreek
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    KakuteF4 has OSD onboard. No need for MWOSD.

    in reply to: Connecting servo to kakute FC #62806

    swissfreek
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    If you’re using dRonin there’s nothing you have to do in BetaFlight to make the servo work. If you connect the signal to LED, it will work in dRonin (obvious assumption that you have the power and ground and feedback also connected as explained in the setup video. You will need to set it up as described in the setup video, though.

    in reply to: dRonin for Tricopters! (TriRonin) #62793

    swissfreek
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    Yeah Trappy can get a little prickly and he’s a polarizing personality, but I think his intent is genuine (the hobby succeeding vs. just grabbing for money), their customer service is first rate (they’ve replaced stuff I admitted I blew up) and they really do have solid products. CrossFire is impressive now, and when it adds in the Fusion module here shortly to link your video and RC feed it’ll be even more so. The module itself is also impressive just as a module. Maybe I’m a bit of a fanboy, though, I dunno.

    Anyhow, if you need more help deciphering stuff BillyD say the word and i’ll Help how I can. I know CrossFire really well, but not dRonin, most of my knowledge is with iNav and BetaFlight, so sometimes what I know to be “the way” just doesn’t exist in dRonin. I guess this time it did.

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