Release candidate 2.50RC2 ready for download!

Release candidate 2.50RC2  is ready for download.
This version has all work done and  tested.  Now it is time  to verify last build and if everything is OK this will become oficial release.

Changes since RC1:

Autopilot:  

  • In SBUS input mode in OFF mode servo output for “zero” was shifted 10us (1%)

OSD:

  • During auto landing, when circling over beginning of approach path icon next to distance was  “base flag” instead of “*” (asterisk)

GroundStation:

  • No changes

FPV_manager:

  • small bug removed in runway removal.

All files in ZIP format are available in Download section (see left menu).

Release candidate 2.50RC1 available!

Release candidate 2.50RC1  is ready for download.  After one month of public BETA tests it’s now time for finalize work and prepare release candidate.
This version has all work done and  tested.  Now it is time  to verify last build and if everything is OK this will become oficial release.

Changes since last BETA3:

Autopilot:  

  • Smoother throttle operation in AUTO modes, especially on higher altitudes
  • Cut engine altitude during landing lowered from 5m into 4m
  • Better vertivcal speed control in AUTO mode with steep slopes.

OSD:

  • Full support for different AMSL of runway and base during autonomous and manual landing. More info in manual.
  • During Auto landing  destination fields changes periodically between “Land” and current runway name
  • In Hold mode when aileron/elevator stick is deflected  destination fields shows new course/altitude respectively
  • Routes: bug fix -changing route altitude from “current” into “default” sets minimum aultitude instead of default.
  • In AUTO/Circle mode immediate change of circling direction when aileron stick is deflected.
  • Better alghritm for circling (to get desired altitude) before approach path entered.

GroundStation:

  • Simplified servo settings for tracking antenna
  • Bug fix in SD log file date&time

FPV_manager:

  • All new navigation modes (Take, Land, Route) shown In log window
  • Minor fixes in layout designer (field sizes)

All files in ZIP format are available in Download section (see left menu).

Beta3 available

Firmware 2.50 beta3 is available

In this release:

– Beginning of runway is visualized 10 meters before touchdown point (extra margin for GPS inaccuracy) on OSD screen as well as in FPV_manager.

– Changes in layout designer in FPV_manager. Now designer is initially empty, and when layout is loaded  it is remembered when pages are changed. Additionally name of layout is shown in right upper corner of designer.

– New functionality in AUTO HOLD mode. When aileron/elevator stick is moved more than 30% it  will change (trim)   course and altitude   (up to 1deg/s and 1m/s respectively)

– New option in layout designer  in  Distance field . first option [x] LOS (2s/6s)  enables periodical  indication of LOS  (line of sight from airplane to base) instead of current navigation point distance. When LOS is shown field changes icon to \

– In FPV_manager  approach path visualization is set to 600m before touchdown point (previously was only 300m)

– Bug fix: In Auto Route when route altitude was changed to “current altitude” (from OSD menu) AP still uses default altitude from route definition.

v.2.50 Beta 2 available!

New BETA 2 firmware is available.

In this release:

OSD and AP: Improved altitude keeping algorithm, especially when flying steep glideslope.

GroundStation: Added option for setting UART telemetry baud rate

Manuals:  new version of “Navigation modes” manual

Note: There is no bug fixes in BETA 2  version.