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栩张
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how to get the drone fly?

I finished the initial setup and ubuntu system installation.

and I matched the receiver and transmitter

but the motors do not arm when I followed the procedure on the operation manual.

could any body tell me why?

Thanks for you help.

Xupei

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idata
Community Manager
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Hi Xupei,

 

 

Thank you for your interest in the Intel Aero drone.

 

Could you tell me the output of this command aero-get-version.py ?

 

Can you also tell me where are you trying to fly the drone and which flight mode are you using?

 

Did you re-calibrate the drone after installing Ubuntu?

 

Please make sure that the GPS antenna is correctly positioned.

 

 

Regards,

 

Alexandra

 

JoshDavisNC
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I'm having the same problem. I can arm the drone programmatically by sending the MAV_CMD_COMPONENT_ARM_DISARM message to pymavlink, and I can make the drone takeoff and land via QGroundControl running on my tablet, but I can't do anything with my Spektrum DXe. I followed the steps on https://github.com/intel-aero/meta-intel-aero/wiki/03-First-flight 03 First Flight, and the orange LED on the bottom of the drone is solid (not blinking) and the orange LED on the DXe is also solid (not blinking). I flipped the control to ARM and held the throttle control to the bottom right for at least 2 seconds, but the motors did not turn on. I've tried all three flight modes, 0, 1, and 2.

This is my output from aero-get-version.py

BIOS_VERSION = Aero-01.00.13

OS_VERSION = Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS"

AIRMAP_VERSION = unknown

FPGA_VERSION = 0xc2

AeroFC firmware version = unknown

idata
Community Manager
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Hi JoshDavisNC,

 

 

The flight controller firmware shows as unknown.

 

 

Please flash your flight controller following these steps:

 

https://github.com/intel-aero/meta-intel-aero/wiki/02-Initial-Setup# flashing-the-flight-controller-rtf-only

 

 

Hi tuantuan91,

If you're using Ubuntu, you are probably connected to the same network with variable IPs. Get your laptop IP and run on Aero:

  • sudo mkdir /etc/mavlink-router/config.d
  • create this file: sudo gedit /etc/mavlink-router/config.d/qgc.conf and fill it with:
[UdpEndpoint wifi] Mode = Normal Address = [your IP]
  • restart the router: sudo systemctl restart mavlink-router
  • launch QGroundControl on your laptop. It should receive automatically the telemetry feed from the drone.
  • try re-calibrating the drone following these steps:
https://github.com/intel-aero/meta-intel-aero/wiki/02-Initial-Setup# calibration

 

 

Regards,

 

Alexandra

 

 

JoshDavisNC
Beginner
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The flight controller firmware shows as unknown.

Please flash your flight controller following these steps:

https://github.com/intel-aero/meta-intel-aero/wiki/02-Initial-Setup%23flashing-the-flight-controller... https://github.com/intel-aero/meta-intel-aero/wiki/02-Initial-Setup# flashing-the-flight-controller-rtf-only

I have repeated this step several times. It always shows "unknown" for me.

aero@intel-aero:/etc/aerofc/px4$ sudo aerofc-update.sh nuttx-aerofc-v1-default.px4

BIOS_VERSION = Aero-01.00.13

OS_VERSION = Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS"

AIRMAP_VERSION = unknown

FPGA_VERSION = 0xc2

AeroFC firmware version = unknown

/dev/ttyS1:

Updating firmware on AeroFC

Writing force bootloader pin...

Done!

Reading force bootloader pin...

Force bootloader pin value = 0x1

==========================================================================================================

WARNING: You should uninstall ModemManager as it conflicts with any non-modem serial device (like Pixhawk)

==========================================================================================================

Loaded firmware for 41,0, size: 932900 bytes, waiting for the bootloader...

If the board does not respond within 1-2 seconds, unplug and re-plug the USB connector.

Found board 41,0 bootloader rev 5 on /dev/ttyS1

ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff type: ÿÿÿÿ

idtype: =FF

vid: ffffffff

pid: ffffffff

coa: //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////8=

sn: 001b00303335511839343335

chip: 20016419

family: STM32F42x

revision: 3

flash 999424

Erase : [====================] 100.0%

Program: [====================] 100.0%

Verify : [====================] 100.0%

Rebooting.

Writing force bootloader pin...

Done!

Reading force bootloader pin...

Force bootloader pin value = 0x0

aero@intel-aero:/etc/aerofc/px4$ sudo aero-get-version.py

BIOS_VERSION = Aero-01.00.13

OS_VERSION = Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS"

AIRMAP_VERSION = unknown

FPGA_VERSION = 0xc2

AeroFC firmware version = unknown

idata
Community Manager
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Hi JoshDavisNC,

Did you run this command afterwards?

aerofc-force-bootloader-pin.py 0

 

 

Regards,

 

Alexandra
栩张
Beginner
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Hi Alex

In fact I tried this method to connect the drone and my laptop.but it was failed.

maybe there are something wrong with the network.I'll try it again.

Do you mean that after recalibration the drone can fly?

BTW can I get the camera parameters(like the force length) by using the QGC?

Thanks for you help.

Thanks

Xupei

JoshDavisNC
Beginner
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Did you run this command afterwards?

aerofc-force-bootloader-pin.py 0

That command is already being executed as part of the aerofc-update.sh, but I ran it again manually and it still says unknown.

栩张
Beginner
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Hi Alex

I finished the recalibrate procedure.

but the drone can't fly either.

is there any procedure I missed?'

Thanks for your help.

Thanks

Xupei

栩张
Beginner
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Hi Alex

Thanks for your reply.

This is my output from aero-get-version.py

BIOS_VERSION = Aero-01.00.13

OS_VERSION = Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS"

AIRMAP_VERSION = unknown

FPGA_VERSION = 0xc2

AeroFC firmware version = 1.6.5

I have not recalibrate the drone.

because I can't contact the drone with QGC.

Thanks for your help.

Thanks

Xupei

idata
Community Manager
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Hi tuantuan91,

 

 

Please make sure you followed all the steps in this link https://github.com/intel-aero/meta-intel-aero/wiki/03-First-flight and tell me if it still doesn't work.

 

Regarding your question about the parameters in QGC, I think you will find this link helpful:

 

https://docs.qgroundcontrol.com/en/SetupView/Parameters.html

 

 

Hi JoshDavisNC,

 

 

I suggest you to try updating the BIOS.

 

Can you also tell me if you get the same issue with Ardupilot?

 

 

Regards,

 

Alexandra
栩张
Beginner
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Hi Alex

I just checked the bios.

it has been updated,now it is 01.00.16.

and I'm sure I fellow all the procedure in https://github.com/intel-aero/meta-intel-aero/wiki/03-First-flight https://github.com/intel-aero/meta-intel-aero/wiki/03-First-flight

Thanks for your help.

Thanks

Xupei

栩张
Beginner
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Hi Alex

I just install the PX4 as your link:https://github.com/intel-aero/meta-intel-aero/wiki/90-(References)-OS-user-Installation 90 (References) OS user Installation · intel-aero/meta-intel-aero Wiki · GitHub .

I haven't seen that I need to install Ardupilot in this link.

for now I don't know if the issue is the same in Ardupilot.

Thanks

Xupei

idata
Community Manager
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Hi tuantuan91,

 

 

Can you tell me if the re-calibration procedure has been successful?

 

Are you facing any other problems?

 

 

Thank you in advance,

 

Casandra
栩张
Beginner
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YES the re-calibration is successful.

I have question about the cameras' parameters

Do you know how to get the cameras'

/message/498245# 498245 camera's internal and external parameters
idata
Community Manager
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Hi tuantuan91,

 

 

You can find the parameters in QGroundControl:

 

https://docs.qgroundcontrol.com/en/SetupView/Parameters.html

 

 

Regards,

 

Alexandra

 

 

栩张
Beginner
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Hi Alex

I try to find it in QGC.

but those parameters are not what I'm looking for.

So I wondering if you know other way to get the camera parameters like focal length.

Thanks for your help.

Thanks

idata
Community Manager
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Hi Xupei,

 

 

Could you tell me what do you need these parameters for?

 

What are you trying to accomplish?

 

 

Regards,

 

Alexandra
栩张
Beginner
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Hi Alex

I want to use the drone for visual slam development.

So those parameters are very important to me.

I also want to know how to get the extrinsic parameters between IMU and camera.

BTW in ubuntu16.04 the downward and rotatable camera are not available.Do you have plan to fix this problem?

Thanks

Xupei

idata
Community Manager
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Hi tuantuan91,

 

 

You should follow this link for more information:

 

https://github.com/IntelRealSense/librealsense/blob/legacy/doc/projection.md# r200

 

 

Let me know if you have further questions.

 

 

Regards,

 

Alexandra
栩张
Beginner
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Hi Alex

I'm confused by one problem.

Do all the cameras are available in ubuntu?

I mean the downward camera and the front rotatable camera.

Thanks

Xupei

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