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    souzaxdr
    @souzaxdr

    @kellyschrock Analyzing some apps and I see that it would be interesting also to display the battery status in bar graph, marking the reserve point for return.
    with screen priority for maximized video and telemetry capabilities (Velocity / Distance / Altidute larger sources on the screen) and can be transparent background.

    I'll try to draw a picture of what that would look like and share it later.

    André Kjellstrup
    @AndKe
    @Pedals2Paddles Thanks , I renamed and installed the daily - just needed to test something on AC.
    souzaxdr
    @souzaxdr
    I still have the Cube Black is it important to upgrade to Cube Green?
    Buzz
    @davidbuzz
    no.
    souzaxdr
    @souzaxdr
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    @kellyschrock As I had commented on the interface and visual improvements follows here some photos of apps like DJI-GO 4 and XIMOMI FIMI X8 SE. See if some of these points would be possible to implement in SolexApp.
    Kelly Schrock
    @kellyschrock
    This falls into the category of "I would, but I don't want to." :-)
    L Kurt Shaw
    @hdtechk
    Yes we agree DJI looks like crapp. Stick with solex its a much better user experience
    Matt
    @Pedals2Paddles
    Lol
    souzaxdr
    @souzaxdr
    The solex app is for power users. I had difficulty using flight modes.
    The official 3dr app is easier and friendlier. I have now discovered that Solex is for more advanced users.
    Kelly Schrock
    @kellyschrock
    What sort of difficulties did you encounter? To pick a mode, you select it from a drop-down menu.
    Matt
    @Pedals2Paddles
    The vast majority of users of Solex are not advanced power users. So they would probably beg to differ with the notion that the Solex app is only for advanced power users.
    souzaxdr
    @souzaxdr
    I do not think I can express my experience to you. sorry
    Kelly Schrock
    @kellyschrock
    It's really not difficult to click the drop-down view and touch one of the items. That's really all that's required to change modes. I find it a bit curious that you're suggesting UI changes to Solex to make it look more like the DJI app, but picking a flight mode from that drop-down view was too much?
    souzaxdr
    @souzaxdr
    I have 2 Solo I did a comparison of use in the solex app and in the official app the level of difficulty is quite different. Not only do I mean flight mode. There are other difficulties. He did not give me confidence to use it. Return to home for example was the biggest scare. I'm doing some videos of use and experiments.
    Of course DJI is simpler and the UI / UX is much better, as it has a company with investment back. The whole world uses. Solex is just the community.
    souzaxdr
    @souzaxdr
    I just used Solex App to update the Solo firmware. But as my Smartphone is Galaxy S8Plus and Android 9 and is not compatible with the official SoloAPP, I decided to use the SolexAPP to fly.
    André Kjellstrup
    @AndKe
    Usually - newer Android will run that just fine, except 3DR did never "approve" that device, and require approved devices.. but it you just install the APK, it will most likely work... but Solex is better for OpenSolo.
    Also, you complain about mode change, you have 4 modes right on your left thumb, two of which you can assign as you like, so that should not be something you need lots of UI to do.
    Matt
    @Pedals2Paddles
    The app, whether Solex or 3DR has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with return home. I believe you may be very confused about how your drone actually works.
    L Kurt Shaw
    @hdtechk
    If RTL was scary it probably because chose SMART RTL and you don't know how it works. Or pressed button to long so you got smart RTL instead of regular RTL
    souzaxdr
    @souzaxdr
    Now I'm happy with my Solo. I am using Opensolo 3.0 and Ardupilot 3.7dev AND SolexAPP.
    Matt
    @Pedals2Paddles
    https://github.com/OpenSolo/OpenSolo is now live. Many separate repos combined and cleaned up into subdirectories. And others made sub-modules. Github wiki for documentation instead of readmes.
    With all the changes I've been working on for Open Solo 4, to include the current ArduCopter master that's now fully compatible.
    @FLYBYME I saw you forked the OpenSolo repo from my account. I think it should redirect on its own, but if it doesn't, you'll need to re-clone it from the Open Solo account.
    Chris Stevens
    @stevenscg
    🎉 Thanks for all the work, Matt!! This looks fantastic.
    Matt
    @Pedals2Paddles
    thx
    André Kjellstrup
    @AndKe
    Thank you.
    André Kjellstrup
    @AndKe
    4.0-dev docs say "Camera shutter trigger in ArduCopter if no GoPro is connected"
    I would say that even with a gopro, recording logging the usual CAM messages is essential, and a great help in getting time-stamping right. I suggest it is logged regardless of gopro being connected, or not.
    Matt
    @Pedals2Paddles
    It always logged cam messages before too
    This just redirects from GoPro trigger to Ardupilot shutter when no GoPro is detected.
    Mike Boland
    @mboland
    I am hooked on OpenSolo4. Great work. Now with the arse kissing out of the way I have an issue I hope is only my ignorance. I am trying to change controller mode on the Artoo from Mode 1 to Mode 2 and it is defying my every attempt. I followed the manual method in the Dev docs of SHH into the controller and changing the files as described. No effect. I have borrowed an Android phone (I don’t have ANY android devices) and used the 3DR app to change the Controller Mode from 1 to 2. No effect. What am I missing? Has something changed in OS4 that won’t allow the Controller Mode change? I am familiar with RCMAP in the parameters and have tried changing that and all looks good except now throttle and pitch are going the wrong way and the Reverse parameter in AC has no effect??? Can anyone give me a kick in the right direction please?
    Matt
    @Pedals2Paddles
    I haven't changed anything related to the existing methods of controller modes. At least not intentionally that I know of
    But I have also never tried to to change it
    Are you sure you're changing the correct reverse parameters? It would be RC1_REVERSED, RC2_REVERSED, etc
    Mike Boland
    @mboland
    Thanks for the reply @Pedals2Paddles , yes, I am familiar with the Arducopter parameters, which is where I initially went to change the RCMAP and then reverse the input channels for throttle and pitch.
    This is what started me chasing my tail as it made no difference to the inputs at all.
    Upon reading further I came across the old 3DR Solo pages in our Docs @ http://ardupilot.org/dev/docs/solo.html which mentioned changing controller modes.
    I followed those instructions but they seem incomplete as there is no apparent way to lock in the changes.
    QGC will do a Mode 2 calibration but then refuses to write the parameters because the throttle is reversed even if I set RC.
    I have also been circling through Github trying to find the binaries for the Artoo so I can go through it on the desktop without luck.
    If you need any assistance with the Wiki’s for open solo I would be happy to help where I can.
    Peter Barker
    @peterbarker
    @mboland FWIW I've bodged things together using RCMAP - so it is doable. We really should locate that configuration file and document its use, 'though.
    André Kjellstrup
    @AndKe
    This may be somehow linked to the fact that Solex cannot longer change controller to sane, metric units after 4.0-dev install. The command did not change, so it is hard to explain why, but it does work via SSH, not from Solex. Also, in my installs, it did not switch to Mode1.
    Mike Boland
    @mboland
    @peterbarker Thanks for that, amazing how we overlook the obvious. I was able to use RCMAP to remap the input channels and RC2/RC3_REVERSE to get the direction right. What muddied the waters was I was following the Wiki at https://github.com/ArduPilot/ardupilot_wiki/blob/master/dev/source/docs/solo.rst which is wrong.
    André Kjellstrup
    @AndKe

    I do

    git checkout ArduCopter-beta 
    modules/waf/waf-light configure --board CubeGreen-solo ArduCopter

    then get

    [ 64/643] Compiling libraries/AP_Baro/AP_Baro_BMP280.cpp
    ../../libraries/AP_Airspeed/AP_Airspeed_UAVCAN.cpp:10:52: fatal error: uavcan/equipment/air_data/RawAirData.hpp: No such file or directory
     #include <uavcan/equipment/air_data/RawAirData.hpp>
                                                        ^
    compilation terminated.
    
    Waf: Leaving directory `/home/andre/prog/ardupilot/build/CubeGreen-solo'
    Build failed
     -> task in 'objs/AP_Airspeed' failed (exit status 1): 
        {task 140112187138256: cxx AP_Airspeed_UAVCAN.cpp -> AP_Airspeed_UAVCAN.cpp.0.o}
     (run with -v to display more information)
    • What am I doing wrong here ? (trying to compile current AC 4.0beta)
    Matt
    @Pedals2Paddles
    @AndKe , that isn't the right branch. The Copter 4 branch is called Copter-4.0. https://github.com/ArduPilot/ardupilot/tree/Copter-4.0
    ./waf distclean
    ./waf configure --board CubeGreen-solo
    ./waf copter
    Are the commands I use. I've never used the light waf
    André Kjellstrup
    @AndKe
    Thanks, I had master checked out.