Did you remember to calibrate your sticks after flashing your Devo?

Denovich said:

Did you remember to calibrate the sticks after you flashed your Devo?

Every time you flash you need to repeat that.

2) Transmitter Menu
1) Transmitter Config
Select Calibrate, hit ENT
Follow directions on screen.

Use Devo.

Adafruit ftw!

Documentation and Tutorials
1 Watt Cool White LED – Heatsink Mounted
 Tutorials: [[http://www.adafruit.com/products/518#tutorials]]
Adafruit LED Sequins – Royal Blue – Pack of 5
 Tutorials: [[http://www.adafruit.com/products/1757#tutorials]]
Adafruit LED Sequins – Ruby Red – Pack of 5
 Tutorials: [[http://www.adafruit.com/products/1755#tutorials]]
Adafruit LED Sequins – Emerald Green – Pack of 5
 Tutorials: [[http://www.adafruit.com/products/1756#tutorials]]
SMT Cool White 5050 LED – 10 pack
 Tutorials: [[http://www.adafruit.com/products/682#tutorials]]
Adafruit LED Sequins – Warm White – Pack of 5
 Tutorials: [[http://www.adafruit.com/products/1758#tutorials]]

Getting over arming issues

Joshua Bardwell suggested min_check=1005 to another person, not sure if that’s an absolute value to all.

Easiest way to flash silverxxx acro firmware to H8 Mini boards

Forget building from source, just use the STM32 ST-LINK Utility.

Download bin files from:https://github.com/silver13/H8mini_blue_board/tree/master/bin

Select “Target > Erase Chip”.

Select “Program…”, Browse and choose the .bin file for the “File path”, then “Start”. Confirm disabling the “Read out protection” if asked.


Binding is between your receiver, not your FCB, and your transmitter!

I was struggling with getting my quad bound to my new Devo 7e (flashed with Deviation), and it’s because I had thought I was trying to bind via DSMX from my F3_EVO_Brush board. Duh, the FCB didn’t even have its own receiver! I had soldered a Das Mikro Rx, but hidden it under the camera’s foam case.

Looking at the Das Mikro, it only did DSM2, so setting spektrum_sat_bind=9 wasn’t ever going to work; I had to set spektrum_sat_bind=7!

Also, the Das Mikro only did PPM, so setting the Receiver tab of CleanFlight to RX_Serial wasn’t ever going to work either!

Learning the hard way, that’s my lot in life. Got it down, though, and things are progressing!

Installing/building Deviation from OSX

Use this: https://www.deviationtx.com/downloads-new/category/161-dfu-usb-tool

Download the firmware for your model Devo (here), then run the Deviation-uploader as a Java app.

All the rest of this was from my trials before finding the solution above.

If you _must_ find Dfuse, look here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B6SupsT8-3_BYXNQM1dOUlRYcGM

From this: http://www.deviationtx.com/wiki/development/building_on_osx

Towards the bottom, there are several commands to be done individually:



sudo make install

…as opposed to being on a single line.

Use this as reference for the entire flashing process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cj36KytnsQo

Well, I ended up using this as the recipe for building the firmware to flash, as using the above steps ended up with the transmitter stuck in “Program Update” mode: http://www.deviationtx.com/wiki/development/docker

Installing Docker for Mac.

Upgrading VirtualBox from virtualbox.org (required an uninstall and a reinstall).

Docker has a conflict with Bluestacks, esp if run _after_ Bluestacks has been run.

Docker has a utility called Kitematic which can be used to manage Docker containers. Running Kitematic allowed me to search for “deviation”, and install a predefined Docker image.

After loading the “deviation-docker” container, I opened a command line (from Kitematic) and jumped to “docker start -i deviation_build”. I selected options to build for the 7e, then selected “build”, which began the compilation.

…and… same result, stuck in “Program update” mode. According to this, the dfu-util for Mac is way out-of-date: https://www.deviationtx.com/forum/3-feedback-questions/1987-devo10-stuck-in-update-mode

Trying on Windows now.

Installed DFU USBDrv Installer 1.1, and chose Install Deviation USB drive (for Deviation-Uploader)

Scratch all that. Look up top.

Decimals in your PIDs, or not?!?

I saw a bunch of screenshots of PIDs with decimal values. Today, in CleanFlight, I can’t enter decimals. I asked about this in a chat room, and learned that…:

the decimals were not really supposed to be there. Use the same numbers with no decimal, it will be fine….It just means they finally fixed the configurator