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  • in reply to: Testing – Triflight rebased on 3.2.2 Betaflight #65776
    MadPoet
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    Hope this helps.

    Triflight / Betaflight 3.2.2 v2 RCExplorerF3 hex

    Triflight / Betaflight 3.2.2 v2 Matekf405 hex

    You’ll need Betaflight configurator 10.1 to use it.

    in reply to: Where to Connect the Servo on this FC? #60077
    MadPoet
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    Yep, any free motor signal pad should work.

    in reply to: Baby Tri back in the air #60031
    MadPoet
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    @jihlein Thanks for the update. I’ll try it again on RX2, failing that I try another UART.

    in reply to: Testing – Triflight rebased on 3.2.2 Betaflight #60030
    MadPoet
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    Hi Ted,

    Sorry, but as far I am aware there is no hex for that board and this version of triflight. You may want to have a look at the threads we have for dRonin, as the triflight routines are being incorporated into it. Sorry it wasn’t the information you were hoping for.

    in reply to: Matek 405-STD – For Bi and Tricopters #60025
    MadPoet
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    I miss having 6v at the servo, so will be going back to a two board stack. I’ll swap out the F405-CTR for a F405-STD and use the RCE PDB. Well, when I get around to working on it 😉

    in reply to: Baby Tri back in the air #59988
    MadPoet
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    Cool thanks, when ever you get a chance. Just so you know it is EITHER RX2 without tele module OR TX2 with it, not BOTH pads at the same time.

    Thanks

    in reply to: Baby Tri back in the air #59985
    MadPoet
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    @jihlein I am not having any luck with my flysky receivers and Jumper radio – reinstall betaflight, no issue. I’ve tried all the combinations I can think of; it should work with the jumper set to IBUS/PWM and the RX soldered to RX2 without the telemetry module OR TX2 with the telemetry module. Nothing is working on dRonin, any suggestions?

    Here’s a link to the RX, diagrams there; https://www.banggood.com/Flit10-2_4G-10CH-Micro-Telemetry-Flysky-Compatible-Ibus-Receiver-for-FS-I6X-FS-i6S-Turnigy-Evolution-p-1260238.html?cur_warehouse=CN

    Here’s some notes on how I have things soldered;
    – Servo Feedback to RSSI
    – Servo pwr to nearest 5v
    – Servo gnd to nearest gnd

    Flit10 RX (w/ telemetry module)
    – TLM to TX2
    – vcc to 4v5
    – gnd to nearest gnd

    Matek VTX HV
    – 7-27v to VBT (near cam)
    – gnd (-) to nearest gnd
    – 5v not used
    – gnd to nearest gnd
    – video to vtx
    – TX to TX3

    RunCam Split 2
    – vcc+ to 5v (near cam)
    – gnd to nearest gnd
    – video to cam
    – audio to VTX audio in
    – gnd to next nearest gnd
    – RX (blue) to TX4
    – TX (orange) to RX4

    Any suggestions?

    in reply to: Baby Tri back in the air #59799
    MadPoet
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    I’ve tried the battery ontop, I do like it. Recently I’ve been running smaller batteries (850mAh -1100mAh) so I’ve been thinking about it again, drop it to 20mm standoffs and top mount the battery pack. Looks slick too. It feels less swooshy with the bat on top.

    Well I finally got off my lazy A$$ and soldered in a feedback wire on this servo. Had one on my previous servo, just wanted to see the difference, then didn’t want to open it back up. Since I printed new impossible tilt parts in black (on a new printer @ .1 resolution) I figured I might as well. Then I took it out for a few batteries on the old firmware.

    I’ve since loaded the matekf405 hex for dRonin via betaflight, and gone through the configuration – a few times. I am stuck. I go through the config wizard, I can’t set the motor idle and servo end points, due to channel mapping. No worries I click through so that I can change it manually.

    When I go to radio set up, I get nothing. When I troubleshoot radio setup, I often get my FC stuck in a boot loop. I am using the following;

    Flit10 RX (w/ telemetry module)
    – TLM to TX2
    – vcc to 4v5
    – gnd to nearest gnd

    Jumper T8SG Plus transmitter
    – default IBUS/PWM, no joy
    – IBUS/PPM, no joy
    – SBUS/PWM, no joy
    – SBUS/PPM, no joy

    Also went through all the possibilities in the Hardware pane. I suspect it has something to do with how the Flit10 opperates w/ the telemetry module. I will have to pull it all apart and review my notes next chance I get. Bummer.

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    in reply to: Kakute F4 as the next FC on the RCExplorer store? #59664
    MadPoet
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    Wow! Awesome work guys. I am going to hold off a bit while things are worked out, but I do have a Matek F4fc in my baby tri, still running triflight. I’ll rewire it per @jihlein specs and load me up some dRonin next chance I get. Well after I do a bit more flying in it first 😉 I’ll be the one testing the MacOS installer.

    in reply to: Tri-Ronin(™) & Matek F405-CTR target testing #58395
    MadPoet
    Participant

    Well that right there looks like one hell of a help doc! Just what I need to boost some confidence. I’ll resolder the servo to S1. I should be able to leave the ESC connected to those pads, right?

    in reply to: Tri-Ronin(™) & Matek F405-CTR target testing #58384
    MadPoet
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    When I originally looked at the MatekF405, I had the tail motor on Motor1 (still do), servo on Motor3, left motor on Motor4 and right motor on Motor2 – as it made the most sense. Motor3 didn’t work for the servo, so moved it around until I found something that worked.

    As this is my ONLY copter right now (main stuck in a tree, secondary in pieces needing parts, and new build still waiting on parts), I am going to load triflight back on it. I can pick this back up after I get back from California. Although when I am ready to power up the iron, I’ll likely move back to the F3FC as we can bounce between firmwares on that FC. I know betaflight, I am learning dRonin.

    in reply to: Tri-Ronin(™) & Matek F405-CTR target testing #58376
    MadPoet
    Participant

    @jihlein Thanks, noob mistake there. I still can’t wrap my head around how to remap resources. I couldn’t put the servo on output 1 unless I can remap it as the tail motor is soldered there. I have all my motors mapped and working. Servo isn’t moving, it’s soldered to RX5 which leads to pin D02. This https://dronin.readme.io/docs/getting-started#remapping-output-motor-channels-and-setting-board- did not really help.

    Should I be expected to resolder the FC? I don’t mind but it seems a bit excessive.

    Thanks dude, latest config attached.

    Attachments:
    1. BabyTri2.txt
    in reply to: Tri-Ronin(™) & Matek F405-CTR target testing #58367
    MadPoet
    Participant

    @jihlein no joy. I can arm, the GCS says so, but nothing happens when I do. Here’s what I did and observed.

    1. Downloaded dmg from link above.
    – mounted it, used the hex for the matek and loaded on fc through Betaflight
    2. Loaded up the GCS (new version from dmg)
    – reported that the version was not correct
    – – click through to update
    3. Configuration tab
    – HW updated input for Ibus (uart1)
    – left the rest as default
    4. Vehicle tab
    – set to tri
    – motor ouput NW channel3
    – motor ouput NE channel2
    – motor ouput S channel1
    – Yaw Motor channel5
    – – I kind of just guessed with the above, here’s the pins I actually have the motors/servo on
    – – NW signal is soldered to pad that leads to pin C07
    – – NE signal is soldered to pad that leads to pin C09
    – – S signal is soldered to pad that leads to pin C06
    – – Servo Signal is soldered onto RX5 which leads to pin D02
    5. Input tab
    – used the config wizard
    – Arm on switch
    – connects, input direction verified, failsafe works, no clue how to configure a beeper onto a switch 🙂

    The other tab I pretty much left alone, poked around to see what is where. Under the Flight Data view no errors reported, I see it go through the motions like it is armed, but nothing. Also tried with the USB disconnected.

    Under the firmware tab I exported my config and attached it.

    uav file

    Attachments:
    1. babytri-1.txt
    in reply to: New Build: Baby Tricopter #2 #58346
    MadPoet
    Participant

    @jihlein Dude! very cool, shame I only just saw this post. Yes, please if you could get me a MacOS build of it, I will load it straight away. Maybe drop a link in my thread or in the new on Kevin created.

    in reply to: New Build: Baby Tricopter #2 #58336
    MadPoet
    Participant

    Back at your typical field I see, thanks for posting this FPV. Loads better than mine on BF/TF3.2.2, more tuning for me (I’ve got dRonin loaded on the F3FC on the bench, a couple of more tests and I will move it back into the baby tricopter). I seriously thought you were gonna crash a couple of times, good job getting it back into control.

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