Topic: Just updated to latest freeflight and firmware

So far so good inside, headed outside now to test:

AR Freeflight 2.1
Freeflight version 2.1.6
Drone hardware 2.1
Software 2.2.3
Inertial hardware 2.3
Software 5.34

Update soon, got three batteries!

Re: Just updated to latest freeflight and firmware

All good here in Budapest! Flew fine, although seemed to drop altitude sometimes when moving fast one direction and releasing controls. But it is breezy/windy out... So may be a factor. Otherwise seemed smoother etc... Here is a clip of first flight, didn't want to go too high because of the breeze...

I can't seem to access the altitude readout/speed etc... Am I missing something!?!?


For those who care that is river Danube, Budapest...

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DnL36VVa3uU

Thanks
Logan

Re: Just updated to latest freeflight and firmware

Video tutorial on data overlay... only available in academy after flight is done

http://ardrone2.parrot.com/ar-drone-academy/

1.4mile (2.25kilometer) World Record AR.Drone 2.0 long range flight
December 16th 2012.................YouTube Link here

Re: Just updated to latest freeflight and firmware

b00mb00mchuck wrote:

Video tutorial on data overlay... only available in academy after flight is done

http://ardrone2.parrot.com/ar-drone-academy/


I go to ar.drone academy and it doesn't allow me to click on "my flights". It would be in there correct?

Thanks

Re: Just updated to latest freeflight and firmware

Posted same problem under data sync

Re: Just updated to latest freeflight and firmware

Figures... we weren't assuming all this stuff was gonna work... were we?

Sounds just like everything else in this forum

1.4mile (2.25kilometer) World Record AR.Drone 2.0 long range flight
December 16th 2012.................YouTube Link here

7 (edited by Lillefredrik 07-31-2012 17:57:24)

Re: Just updated to latest freeflight and firmware

i gott the new freeflight app for iphone and when i press update buttom the update only goes litle more than half and then the app closes.?

Re: Just updated to latest freeflight and firmware

b00mb00mchuck wrote:

Figures... we weren't assuming all this stuff was gonna work... were we?

Sounds just like everything else in this forum

But one thing that surprisingly does now work is Absolute Control on the iPod Touch 4G. About time!

Re: Just updated to latest freeflight and firmware

Lillefredrik wrote:

i gott the new freeflight app for iphone and when i press update buttom the update only goes litle more than half and then the app closes.?


Worked fine for me literally took less than 5 minutes... Don't know what to tell you...

Re: Just updated to latest freeflight and firmware

Geezer wrote:
b00mb00mchuck wrote:

Figures... we weren't assuming all this stuff was gonna work... were we?

Sounds just like everything else in this forum

But one thing that surprisingly does now work is Absolute Control on the iPod Touch 4G. About time!

I don't use absolute control... Prefer joysticks... Front being front rear being rear etc... Got really good and used to it! To each their own!

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I LOVE absolute mode!

mine just updated flawlessly - took about 4 minutes to complete the installing phase and get green LEDs smile

Re: Just updated to latest freeflight and firmware

Logan399 wrote:

...although seemed to drop altitude sometimes when moving fast one direction and releasing controls. But it is breezy/windy...
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DnL36VVa3uU

At 0:58; 1:55; 2:41:
Did you do that on purpose or are we looking at some examples for the altitude drops you mentioned? Looks very much like the altidude drops I am experiencing with FW 2.1.18 outdoors
Great footage, by the way.

AR.Drone Hardware 2.1 Software 2.1.18 | Inertial Hardware 2.3 Software 5.32 | Motor Typ 1.1 Hardware 5.0 Software 1.41
Samsung Galaxy Note | Android 2.3.6 | FreeFlight Version 2.0.5 | Joypad Mode, Relative Control

Re: Just updated to latest freeflight and firmware

but_AR_fly wrote:
Logan399 wrote:

...although seemed to drop altitude sometimes when moving fast one direction and releasing controls. But it is breezy/windy...
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DnL36VVa3uU

At 0:58; 1:55; 2:41:
Did you do that on purpose or are we looking at some examples for the altitude drops you mentioned? Looks very much like the altidude drops I am experiencing with FW 2.1.18 outdoors
Great footage, by the way.


Not on purpose, just low altitude fast moves and let go of controls it would altitude drop suddenly. Not a big issue, just need to stay a little higher and not be as aggressive, for me.

Re: Just updated to latest freeflight and firmware

The new update has been great for me, now I feel in full control of my drone, unlike before!

Before it would sway all over the place, but now if I let go of the controls it pretty much just hovers there!

Still get some altitude drops, but like the above person says, they aren't too bad.

Re: Just updated to latest freeflight and firmware

Major improvements here as well.  Two thumbs up Parrot!

Re: Just updated to latest freeflight and firmware

Yeah, Today. I flew it to 250 meters away. And the stability is noticable improved.  big_smile

Go watch AR Drone Router Mod Type crossing a harbour for Xmas without using GPS Flight Recorder
AR Drone Flight Record #0009 - AR Voyager 1630 meter / 5347 feet http://youtu.be/yAt_UJ6_z5Q

Re: Just updated to latest freeflight and firmware

Logan399 wrote:
b00mb00mchuck wrote:

Video tutorial on data overlay... only available in academy after flight is done

http://ardrone2.parrot.com/ar-drone-academy/


I go to ar.drone academy and it doesn't allow me to click on "my flights". It would be in there correct?

Thanks

In Drone Academy "My Flights" wasn't selectable until I uploaded a video to youtube then all of my flights that day were visable.

iPhone 4 IOS 6
Firmware 2.1.12 and never going to change...EVER

Re: Just updated to latest freeflight and firmware

drone ace works fine here, no probs with anything now

Re: Just updated to latest freeflight and firmware

solaris8x86 wrote:

Yeah, Today. I flew it to 250 meters away. And the stability is noticable improved.  big_smile

Great! I saw your name in the Drone Statistics spreadsheet, but no data. Do you want to add your experience with new FW?
Everybody else is invited, too, with his/her combination of firmware/software/hardware. I added the items "battery", "Rec mode", "Rec quality".

See https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc … kFMaWdYR2c
(many columns, so don't forget to scroll to the right!)
Parrot will review your feedback to improve the product as they confirmed in this forum.

AR.Drone Hardware 2.1 Software 2.1.18 | Inertial Hardware 2.3 Software 5.32 | Motor Typ 1.1 Hardware 5.0 Software 1.41
Samsung Galaxy Note | Android 2.3.6 | FreeFlight Version 2.0.5 | Joypad Mode, Relative Control

Re: Just updated to latest freeflight and firmware

Bit the bullet and updated firmware to 2.2.3.
Only have been able to try it indoors since it's raining hard here. Flies similar to 2.1.16, maybe a bit more snappy and stable. No altitude drops as expected using indoor hull.

Video seems to be sharper but maybe because I also re-focused the lens.

No change in battery consumption - roughly 8.5 minutes till auto land (indoor hull, orig batt and recording to iDevice the whole time)

Will try outdoor flight when the rains stop.

DJI Phantom | DJI F330 | NAZA M V1 | NAZA M Lite

Re: Just updated to latest freeflight and firmware

but_AR_fly wrote:
solaris8x86 wrote:

Yeah, Today. I flew it to 250 meters away. And the stability is noticable improved.  big_smile

Great! I saw your name in the Drone Statistics spreadsheet, but no data. Do you want to add your experience with new FW?
Everybody else is invited, too, with his/her combination of firmware/software/hardware. I added the items "battery", "Rec mode", "Rec quality".

See https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc … kFMaWdYR2c
(many columns, so don't forget to scroll to the right!)
Parrot will review your feedback to improve the product as they confirmed in this forum.


thanks, I got it fixed. neutral

Go watch AR Drone Router Mod Type crossing a harbour for Xmas without using GPS Flight Recorder
AR Drone Flight Record #0009 - AR Voyager 1630 meter / 5347 feet http://youtu.be/yAt_UJ6_z5Q

Re: Just updated to latest freeflight and firmware

Firmware upgrade has trashed motor 2 on my drone so I still don't know what the new free flight is like! I'm on holiday too so getting this fixed is going to be an issue.

Re: Just updated to latest freeflight and firmware

Deka29 wrote:

Firmware upgrade has trashed motor 2 on my drone so I still don't know what the new free flight is like! I'm on holiday too so getting this fixed is going to be an issue.

like me  sad  see: http://forum.parrot.com/ardrone/en/view … hp?id=5262

Re: Just updated to latest freeflight and firmware

Oh.... that is unlucky..... But it works for me. I hope your re-upgrade will fix it soon... neutral

Go watch AR Drone Router Mod Type crossing a harbour for Xmas without using GPS Flight Recorder
AR Drone Flight Record #0009 - AR Voyager 1630 meter / 5347 feet http://youtu.be/yAt_UJ6_z5Q

Re: Just updated to latest freeflight and firmware

Problem is I'm away from home for another week and don't have access to my pc. Is there anyway you can force a re upgrade with iPad and free flight ?