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Some more information on my setup to test the Andropilot app using VRBRAIN

 

 

In my test, I use:

- My great VRBRAIN Controller running the latest 2.9 firmware

- 3DR Radio Telemetry Kit - 433Mhz

- USB OTG adapter

- Google Nexus 7 tablet (other android Tablets and Phones can be used)

- The Andropilot Application

 

The 3DR Radio module is Connected to the telemetry com port on my VRBRAIN (TX, RX; GND and +5V)

In the image, I Power my VRBRAIN using the USB cable.

No hacking - all Plug and Play :-)

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Comment by Oyvind Amundsen on March 18, 2013 at 3:33pm

Guiallaume - Great work on the Java MAVLink code :-)

Comment by Guillaume Helle on March 18, 2013 at 2:25pm

i have tested it with XBee 2.4Ghz and my Galaxy S2 and it works fine with VrBRain and last 2.9 firmware...

For information i have written Java MAVLink code fro Andropilot! :-)

For HDU (Artificial Horizon) Android 4.2 or sup. is needed else it is slow.

Comment by Roberto Navoni on February 9, 2013 at 11:56pm

I solved :) I upload the firmware in ground and air module . In windows 8 the ftdi cable is not visible until i have installed ftdi usb-ttl . When i installed the driver i see as com9 the ground module and then i use the cable for upload the firmware on ground and air module.

After upload firmware i see the green led fixed on two module and all work fine !!! 

Now i retry to check andropilot on an android pad ...

Best

Roberto

P.S. 

Oyvind thanks for your support !! 

Comment by Oyvind Amundsen on February 9, 2013 at 10:24pm

Hi Roberto,

I use the same 433mhz module. On the computer/Nexus 7 side I use an 3DR module that have USB like this one (but 433mhz). I think the drivers are installed when you install MissionPlanner.

 

Comment by Roberto Navoni on February 9, 2013 at 10:06pm

Hi Oyvind,

today i check the 3dr radio  , i have the revision for europer 433 mhz , i try to connect to my android pad , but i don't see the link with radio connected with mission planner . So the strange is that when i try to connect to pc with win8 i don't see the usb ... could be a problem of my cable or there is a strange driver that i need to install before to use it  ? 

You don't have problem with 3dr radio driver  ?

Comment by Oyvind Amundsen on February 9, 2013 at 10:05pm
Comment by Oyvind Amundsen on February 9, 2013 at 1:26pm

URL to the New Andropilot wiki

Comment by Roberto Navoni on February 8, 2013 at 11:53pm

Hi Oyvind ,

that's true , is possible to use the usb port also with a portable battery pack , as the expander for smartphone and disable in config the use of usb port !!!

Comment by Oyvind Amundsen on February 8, 2013 at 11:41pm

Remember - If you use firmware that support connecting to MissionPlanner using USB, you can not use the USB cable to Power Your VRBRAIN (like I have done in the image), because then the telemetry port used to Connect the 3DR Radio module is disabled.

You can solve this by Power VRBRAIN using LiPo. 

Comment by Roberto Navoni on February 8, 2013 at 11:13pm

Great Work :)

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