MK FlightCtrl 2.5

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  1. Dan Walker

    Dan Walker Member

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    A couple weeks ago I had my FlightCtl 2.5 on the bench for first time programming. I ran across a setting that changed the default motor start sequence, and stoopidly I chose a setting that seemed "fun" at the time. Now actually using the setting with a transmitter I find it cumbersome and awkward.

    Unfortunately I can no longer find that setting in MK Tool. Does anyone know where that setting lives?
     
  2. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    Maybe in the BL configs? Hold “Control” key when clicking “Settings”.
     
  3. Dan Walker

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    Thanks for the thought Steve - but no, that doesn't seem to be it.
     
  4. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    I think I did this once >"disabled" or "off" on Andy's easy setup screen Can't recall which does which...

    Motor safety switch:
    When a Motor safety switch is used, you don't have to move the Nick/Roll Stick

    Who should be totally unhappy with this change, but does not want to waste a channel with the safety switch, can enter "OFF" instead of "Disabled" ind the safety-switch option. Then it's like in the old versions.
     
  6. Dan Walker

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    No, not the motor safety switch.

    So whatever this setting is called, what it did was change the motor start sequence. Instead of the default Throttle/Yaw to lower right, I now have to place Throttle/Yaw to lower right AND Nick/Roll to lower left. BOTH sticks have to be moved to these positions before the motors will start, currently. I would like to revert to the default configuration for this setting, but can not locate it in Mk Tool.
     
  7. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    That's actually controlled by the Motor Safety Switch, as I understand it.
    See http://www.mikrokopter.de/ucwiki/en/Firmware-2.00#Startup_and_landing and scroll to "Pitch/roll stick must be pushed into the bottom corner to start or stop the motors."

    Just below the diagram it says:

    Exception

    • When a Motor safety switch is used, you don't have to move the Nick/Roll Stick
    • Who should be totally unhappy with this change, but does not want to waste a channel with the safety switch, can enter "OFF" instead of "Disabled" ind the safety-switch option. Then it's like in the old versions.
    Is that of any help?
    Andy.
     
  8. Gary Haynes

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    And yes the default is that you now need to use both sticks unless you turn that feature off as Andy mentions below. Actually it is a rest safety improvement. There have been incidents where in a moment of rapid stick movements folks have inadvertently killed their motors with the old single stick movement.
     
  9. Dan Walker

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    Thank you everyone for your responses! Based on your responses I'll be leaving it in the default (2-stick) configuration.
     

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