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*1x ground station laptop running OSX or Linux
 
*1x ground station laptop running OSX or Linux
 
**recommend Ubuntu 12.0.4 LTS
 
**recommend Ubuntu 12.0.4 LTS
 
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**A VirtualBox VM can also be used.
==Useful Links==
 
 
 
[[Assembly Manual|Quadshot Assembly Manual]]
 
 
 
[[Software User Guide]]
 
 
 
  
 
==Errata==
 
==Errata==
 
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As shipped, the Lisa/M is set to provide 5V power to the GPS, which is incorrect - it should provide 3.3V power. To correct this:
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|[[File:important.png|50px]] ||  '''As shipped, the Lisa/M is set to provide 5V power to the GPS, which is incorrect - it should provide 3.3V power.'''
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To correct this:
 
*Disconnect all connectors from the Lisa/M after noting their positions. Note especially the polarity of the 3-wire servo connectors running along the left edge of the Lisa/M.
 
*Disconnect all connectors from the Lisa/M after noting their positions. Note especially the polarity of the 3-wire servo connectors running along the left edge of the Lisa/M.
 
*Remove the 4x Phillips-head screws that secure the Lisa/M into the aft section of the electronics bay.
 
*Remove the 4x Phillips-head screws that secure the Lisa/M into the aft section of the electronics bay.
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==Instructions and Notes==
 
==Instructions and Notes==
 
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The Lisa/M has been pre-flashed with the Phase 2 firmware:
As shipped, the Lisa/M is pre-flashed with the Phase 2 firmware:
 
 
*Rotorcraft (eg, non-transitioning)
 
*Rotorcraft (eg, non-transitioning)
  
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===Software installation===
 
===Software installation===
*Follow the instructions linked from the [[Software User Guide]] to install Paparazzi prerequisites. For example, using Linux:
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See also [[Software User Guide]].
**[http://paparazzi.enac.fr/wiki/Installation/Linux#Add_the_repository_to_the_sources Add the repository to the sources]
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**[http://paparazzi.enac.fr/wiki/Installation/Linux#Installing_the_packages Install the packages]
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Follow the instructions linked from the [[Software User Guide]] to install Paparazzi prerequisites. For example, using Linux:
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*[http://paparazzi.enac.fr/wiki/Installation/Linux#Add_the_repository_to_the_sources Add the repository to the sources]
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*[http://paparazzi.enac.fr/wiki/Installation/Linux#Installing_the_packages Install the packages]
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*Follow the [http://paparazzi.enac.fr/wiki/Installation#Getting_the_Source_Code Getting the Source Code] instructions, but instead of cloning the main repository, instead do
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git clone https://github.com/psinha/paparazzi.git
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*Check out the ndrc branch:
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git checkout -b ndrc origin/ndrc
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*Continue following the [http://paparazzi.enac.fr/wiki/Installation#Launching_the_Software Launching the Software] instructions to make and launch the Paparazzi ground station.
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===Hardware instructions===
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See [[Assembly Manual|Quadshot Assembly Manual]] for complete assembly and setup instructions.
  
https://github.com/psinha/paparazzi/
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*The xBee modules must be [Assembly_Manual#xBee_Modules configured] to 57.6kbaud
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*Follow the instructions from section [http://wiki.thequadshot.com/wiki/Assembly_Manual#Lisa.2FM 3.8.3.1] step 4 to install and bind your satellite receivers.
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*Install the [http://wiki.thequadshot.com/wiki/Assembly_Manual#Step_12:_Winglets winglets] and [http://wiki.thequadshot.com/wiki/Assembly_Manual#Step_13:_Lids lids]
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*Read the [http://wiki.thequadshot.com/wiki/Assembly_Manual#Before_you_Fly Before You Fly] section to learn general Quadshot flying tips and for useful information on configuring your transmitter. See also [http://wiki.thequadshot.com/wiki/RC_Radios_and_Receivers RC Radios and Receivers] for more info.

Revision as of 22:25, 17 June 2013

Box Contents

  • 1x Assembled Espresso
  • 2x Winglets
  • 4x Pylons
  • 1x GPS with helical antenna
  • 2x xBee telemetry modules
  • 1x USB xBee carrier board
  • 3x 8045 normal-rotation propellers
  • 3x 8045R reverse-rotation propellers
  • 1x parts bag containing:
    • 1x cyanoacrylate glue
    • 1x small hardware bag containing:
    • 4x propeller saver rubber bands
    • 1x Lisa/M bind plug

Required additional components

See also Compatible Hardware for more info.

Errata

Important.png As shipped, the Lisa/M is set to provide 5V power to the GPS, which is incorrect - it should provide 3.3V power.

To correct this:

  • Disconnect all connectors from the Lisa/M after noting their positions. Note especially the polarity of the 3-wire servo connectors running along the left edge of the Lisa/M.
  • Remove the 4x Phillips-head screws that secure the Lisa/M into the aft section of the electronics bay.
  • On the back side of the Lisa/M, below the main microcontroller chip, note the locations of jumpers JP6 and JP7 as shown in the image at http://paparazzi.enac.fr/wiki/Lisa/M_v20#Jumper_Configuration
  • Verify that JP6 is closed (using an 0-Ohm resistor) and JP7 is open.
  • Using a fine-point soldering iron:
    • Remove the 0-Ohm resistor from JP6 and ensure the pads are not bridged with solder.
    • Bridge the pads of JP7.
  • reinstall the Lisa/M into the airframe and reconnect all connectors.

Instructions and Notes

The Lisa/M has been pre-flashed with the Phase 2 firmware:

  • Rotorcraft (eg, non-transitioning)

Flight Modes

  • Mode 1: Manual (RC direct)
  • Mode 2: Hover Hold
    • Throttle at 50% to maintain altitude; throttle <50% to descend, >50% to ascend.
  • Mode 3: Hover Hold
    • Captures altitude at which Mode 3 is activated. Throttle position sets maximum throttle the autopilot can use to maintain altitude/stabilize.

Software installation

See also Software User Guide.

Follow the instructions linked from the Software User Guide to install Paparazzi prerequisites. For example, using Linux:

git clone https://github.com/psinha/paparazzi.git
  • Check out the ndrc branch:
git checkout -b ndrc origin/ndrc

Hardware instructions

See Quadshot Assembly Manual for complete assembly and setup instructions.

  • The xBee modules must be [Assembly_Manual#xBee_Modules configured] to 57.6kbaud
  • Follow the instructions from section 3.8.3.1 step 4 to install and bind your satellite receivers.
  • Install the winglets and lids
  • Read the Before You Fly section to learn general Quadshot flying tips and for useful information on configuring your transmitter. See also RC Radios and Receivers for more info.