Anyhow once I felt fairly comfortable flying it I ordered this FPV setup. Without doing much research I set it up and tried it out. I should have read this first.
But I was so anxious and...
FPV was on but I was not using it to fly when this happened. I believe the video Tx caused radio interference with RC and I went from intermittent communication to complete loss of control. Would I get this kind of radio interference even though my video Tx is 900Mhz and my RC is 2.4Ghz?
I don't know much about shielding for this and how to isolate the video and RC. Is it necessary to shield the wires or just space the Video Tx and RC Rx substantially? Also the video stream seemed pickup interference from the motors. Is there a way to avoid this?
I'm using the Turnigy 9x RC with HK receiver (no particular reason I mixed them, the HK receiver was already connected) and FPV setup linked above.
Originally Posted by wooden
Configurator uses serial communication to send/receive data over a computers USB port. Both xbees and apc220s are serial devices and work well for telemetry. Unfortunately, I haven't gotten my apcs to work with AQ at a baud higher than 19200 (default with xbees is 115200). You'll have to either live with the sort of slow default 9600 baud on the apc220s or reconfigure them to 19200 (pretty easy).
Definitely don't skip telemetry - you can change settings using telemetry without having to plug in a USB cable or touch the copter in any way. Just change numbers in Configurator and press "upload to AeroQuad" and voila!
I chose the cheaper route here and got some apc220s. After some toying around I finally got a connection but have to successfully upload using it. I forgot the specific error I got but it said something along the lines of "failed to upload, expected response ________ ... received _______" I googled this problem and found something about the number of decimal points being wrong but this seems to be a different problem. Rather than expected value 70.000 vs 70.0 received my error would show expected value 70.000 vs 0.0001000 received. Sorry if this doesn't make any sense. I'll provide correct quotes of my issue when I'm back at the shop.