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Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Paparazzi Stand Alone GPS also known as GPS13 not

From: David Conger
Subject: Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Paparazzi Stand Alone GPS also known as GPS13 not working
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:48:11 -0500


I see, well, yes, I am still away on a long overdue break. Honestly if
someone really needed some boards made I could work with a supplier to
get them assembled. It would just mean they add their markup to the
whole lot but I would be glad to help someone get what they needed
even while I'm away.

Yes, the old designs are still relevant and there is no reason that
board should just stop working other than I have seen them revert to
9600bps and the standard settings before. Charging the cap won't reset
the paparazzi settings back into it which is why I suggested using the
module in your airframe file. Even with no cap or a depleted cap it
should power up and work.

Have you used the tunnel before? Which autopilot do you have? I'lll
walk you through it if you like or call me I'll send you my phone
number and I can walk you through  it. I just am not sure if you've
done it before so I don't want to assume your level of experience with
these things.  The "Tunnel" is invaluable to me. That's still what I
do after all these years to test GPS after assembly.

If the instructions online are unclear let me know I've done it a
million times. I just don't have the computer I used in front of me

On 1/14/15, Joseph Muhlhausen <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi David,
> Yes I believe you made that board and since you are on leave no one is
> making it anymore ...
> I have left the GPS aside for a couple of months and it may well be, as you
> mentioned, an empty capacitor.
> I will power the GPS for half a day and see if it helps. I will also try
> the module. So far I have had no luck with u-center via FTDI.
> Best,
> Joseph
> On Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 4:34 PM, onefastdaddy <address@hidden>
> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I probably made that board. :)
>> First thing that comes to mind is the small cap drained completely. A
>> very
>> good Engineer friend told me that cap takes a long time to charge. Hours
>> (FWIW).
>> Possibly the module reset to the factory defaults (9600bps). Have you
>> tried
>> Loading the "tunnel" program into the autopilot and using u-center?
>> Quick test could be just set the bps to 9600 for the gps in the airframe
>> file or set the u_center module up. Let me dig in the Wiki for that...I
>> think this is the page:
>> and
>> and
>> <-- look for GPS
>> in
>> the page
>> The gps module will let you setup the GPS again from the autopilot.
>> Granted
>> I'm not completely sure the exact way it works but what I do is in GCS
>> after
>> launching it go into settings and find the gps module and check the box
>> and
>> upload (green checkbox)...this enables the module which seems to do the
>> magic required. The module is really for GPS boards without a .2F cap
>> that
>> lose their minds after power down. But in this case give it a go.
>> The good news is likely all is fine. One thing I've learned after all
>> these
>> years (8 now) of assembling Paparazzi things, and using them myself, they
>> are durable and actually quite hard to kill. Non Paparazzi designed
>> things
>> from 3rd parties are not so durable IMHO and experience.
>> Let me know if that sorts it out...
>> David
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