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Hello,

we have a new Beta-Version.

This is new:

Flyzone:

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A flight zone can be defined.
Outside the Flyzone an error is reported and the MK flies back.
If the MK would fly further away from the zone, it would land automatically.

How to set the Flyzone-Points: Hold ALT and right click into the Map

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Update 15.2.2017:
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Integration of GNSS Galileo Navigation System

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(Galileo satellites are displayed in blue color and have an Europe flag sign)

Note: GNSS Receivers with Galileo support will be available in our shop in march -> MKGNSS V4


HotShoe Photo counter in the HoTT Text-Telemetry display

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Press (SET) in this menu to change between
1. GPS Speed
2. Magnetic field
3. Photo Counter on the HotShoe connector (Text: "No HotShoe" if no connector attached to the FC)



Better Status text in Text-Telemetry

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In the last line of the Text-Telemetry you can now see the same information that you see would see in the extra Telemetry display of HoTT-Transmitters like MC-32 or MC-20.
You can now see Waypoint data etc.

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- Type of Satfix
- Active Boat-Mode
- HotShoe adapter connected

Other Changes:

- Bugfix: EEPROM Data was reset if downgrading the firmware
- Beeping if Parachute is active
- Show "CalibrationError" Message if the copter is moved during calibration or one value is not correct
- accept slightly higher tolerances during calibration
- Bugfix: JetiMenu: ACC-Calibration during flight didn't work
- Reinit of the GNSS receiver in case of initialisation failure

Regards,
Holger
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Thanks Holger, very useful for application safe in industrial inspection.
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A flight zone can be defined.
Outside the Flyzone an error is reported and the MK flies back.
If the MK would fly further away from the zone, it would land automatically.

Great update! To have a polygon as fence rather than just a max flight range (circle), this will be very useful.

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How to set the Flyzone-Points: Hold ALT and right click into the Map

If you right-click an existing point it does the normal Windows UI method and opens a context menu. That is fine.

If you right-click somewhere in the map you add way-points. You add fence-points by Alt-right-click. This is not a good choice because it breaks the Windows UI that right-click should always give a context-menu of options. It is confusing to new user and people who do not remember what to do.

As a better solution that follows Windows UI, I would suggest:
- Use Shift-left-click in map to add way-point.
- Use Alt-left-click in map to add fence-point.
- right-click in map opens context-menu with "Add way-point", "Add fence-point", "Add POI", "Add Landing" and "Add Failsafe".
- right-click on existing point opens context menu for changing point (as currently).


In Settings Misc page, the new menu option is complicated to read because double negation, and that becomes triple negation when you un-tick the field (my head spins). Remember many people use the English version even if they are not native English speaker. It is always best to make menu options positively worded. I suggest:

"not start without defined FlyZone"
better change to
-> "Require defined FlyZone to start"
or
-> "Only start when FlyZone defined"
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It would be very usefull if it was posible to upload a predefined polygon like a Shape file from CAD, GIS or GE software, that could be used for both defining flyzone and area of interest/survey/scanning.

in advance thank you.

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Davs Søren Rolin

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It would be very usefull if it was posible to upload a predefined polygon like a Shape file from CAD, GIS or GE software, that could be used for both defining flyzone and area of interest/survey/scanning.

The polygon fence markings are in WPL files (like waypoint files) which are text files. It should be reasonable easy to convert from other text formats or documented file formats.

Do you have some examples of GIS files?

You can email me if you need need assistance.

Posted from København ;)
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Davs :-)

normally to avoid misunderstandings in orders/jobs from customers we ask the customer to define the area that needs to be surveyed/scanned, and they do that by sending us a polygon, that can be a KML file from GE or normally SHP file from a GIS progam like Qgis.

so it is not so much a safety flyzone as it is a precise definition of what needs to be surveyed.

we have tried to build a new map tool for the MK-tool so that we can import the polugons directly, but we are having big problems with the way koptertool use georeference from the images needed.

Foersom i will email you with some more info, i am having problems uploading images here to show what i mean.

Thank you
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What is your To-Do list for this release ( v2.18 ) ? Could you share with us?
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@srolin: If you need a shapefileimport you can also use uaveditor.com. It is already implemented.
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Dear @Holger

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What is your To-Do list for this release ( v2.18 ) ? Could you share with us?



What do you think about obstacle avoidance development kits (only for example) and optic flow/ultrasonic sensor development kit (only for example) . Do you think it's time to make MK flight architecture smarter.

One more question; Why do not you add common communication multirotor/UAV communication protocol ( like MAVLink) to the MK system (For V3.0 Hardware) . The reason I told you this many new HD video transmission units use this protocol for OSD telemetry ( like CONNEX / Argus Insight HD )

And also about this issue ; http://forum.mikrokopter.de/topic-post558510.html#post558510
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I know this is not the right topic, but What do you think about the future of the Mikrokopter, I think that you should share it with the MK forum family.

Holger&Ingo will kick me out of the forum :D


Thanks for your time.

Regards
Mehmet
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Dear @HolgerB and @IngoB

Is there any idea about #9 ?

Regards
Mehmet
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Dear @HolgerB and @IngoB

Ok , thanks for answer and your time :? .

Also , Could you add HotShoe Statues (Internal ('I') or External ('E') one letter maybe) and Counter number ( it is important to know if the hotshoe(Trigger connect) is working) into the text telemetry(2 or 3 ) ) menu pls for new firmware v2.18?
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Update Betaversion 2.17d --> See first post
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;) Thanks
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Hi Holger thanks,

What is the GNSS receiver of the MKGNSS V4 ?

Best Regards,

João Marcelo
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Very good accuracy in FIX-3D, better than 1m.
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More Information in Map-Display

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- Type of Satfix
- Active Boat-Mode
- HotShoe adapter connected
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HolgerB, when you plan to release 2.17?
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@Zond: You can find the Betaversion here:
Beta-Version

We will release it as 2.18 in some days
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- accept slightly higher tolerances during calibration

Is this the correction for 3-tone error of FlightCtrl 2.16b software?

Please make sure to also list the FlightCtrl 2.16b here.

I hope my suggested updates for KopterTool in message #3 will also make it into 2.18.
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More Information in Map-Display

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- Type of Satfix
- Active Boat-Mode
- HotShoe adapter connected


Is this the NaviCtrl 2_17e in the beta folder?
Shown in MK-Tool is 2_17d.
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Thanks,
I just updated the KopterTool in the Beta-Folder
« Bearbeitet von HolgerB am 03.03.2017 12:49. »
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This Version is now released as 2.18

Galileo-GPS-Module (MKGNSS V4)

The Galileo-GPS-Module (MKGNSS V4) are available in our Shop now.

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They support
* GPS (USA)
* Galileo (EU)
* Glonass (Russland)
* Beidou (China)
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Should we format the SD card for new firmware?
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@HolgerB
Should we format the SD card for new firmware?

You could delete the settings.ini to make sure that these NC-Settings are default.

But actually it is not a problem to keep the old settings.ini - the NC would use default values if the settings entry is not in the old file.

Regards,
Holger

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