Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#10 closed defect (fixed)

uncontrolled behaviour of Orbit

Reported by: Vihang Owned by: Vihang
Priority: critical Milestone:
Component: iOS Version: 1.0
Keywords: Orbit with iPhone Cc: ak@…

Description

The Orbit flies uncontrolled. I see full signal strength from MWM. attention and meditation level are set to 50% level. now some times the orbit takes off at 100% hover level, some times it takes off at 50% and some times it does not take off at all. ( All batteries are fully charged, the headphone volume is set to max ) Even in demo mode many times it does not take off. ( even when the blue light on the IR dongle is glowing steady )

and If I switch off and on again, it instantly takes off.

when it takes off it straight goes up to the ceiling and remains stuck to the ceiling of my room. I just can not get it down. and suddenly it will just stop and drop like a brick.

Also the main rotor moves at a fixed speed, Im not able to control the hover. I mean its either full throttle and goes up to the ceiling or does nothing.

I was told that there are two modes in flying the orbt 1> hover mode 2> fly across room mode

In my orbit it is only hover mode full throttle. and it never moves forward. the small fan on the top which is responsible for forward movement never gets activated. ( not even once, not even in demo mode )

Honestly It is hovering at its best when the batteries are running out and the orbit reaches equilibrium of its lift and weight and it remains steady at one height for a minute or two and then it starts to decent on its own as the battery gets low.

also what is the meaning of flashing blue light. is it simply a flashing light or it means something. is it suppose to be steady once the orbit is binded with IR dongle ???


also how can meditation as well as attention both the signal can be responsible for only going up.

is it so that one is used for going up and one is used for going forward ?

does eye blink do anything ??

my orbit just goes straight up and then crashes down. does nothing else.

Also no instruction came along with the orbit.


Im using iphone 5, with ios 6.1.2 (10B146) all updates are done as on today. My Puzzelbox app version is ios 1.0. puzzelbox and IR dongle batteries are fully charged.

Change History (1)

comment:1 in reply to: ↑ description Changed 7 years ago by sc

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Many thanks for your in-depth ticket.

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Replying to Vihang:

The Orbit flies uncontrolled. I see full signal strength from MWM. attention and meditation level are set to 50% level. now some times the orbit takes off at 100% hover level, some times it takes off at 50% and some times it does not take off at all. ( All batteries are fully charged, the headphone volume is set to max ) Even in demo mode many times it does not take off. ( even when the blue light on the IR dongle is glowing steady )

and If I switch off and on again, it instantly takes off.

This should be fixed in current source code. Please refer to Ticket #9 for details.

when it takes off it straight goes up to the ceiling and remains stuck to the ceiling of my room. I just can not get it down. and suddenly it will just stop and drop like a brick.

Also the main rotor moves at a fixed speed, Im not able to control the hover. I mean its either full throttle and goes up to the ceiling or does nothing.

I was told that there are two modes in flying the orbt 1> hover mode 2> fly across room mode

In my orbit it is only hover mode full throttle. and it never moves forward. the small fan on the top which is responsible for forward movement never gets activated. ( not even once, not even in demo mode )

The ability to control throttle (how high the Orbit flies) as well as yaw (spinning to the right and to the left) and pitch (forward and backward) was added to the Android version of the Puzzlebox Orbit software as of version 1.2.

Please see milestone:"Android 1.2 Release"

For iOS the control signal is still hard-coded to a specific WAV file. The control code to dynamically generate the control signal is an outstanding feature which needs to be implemented by a developer. This has been captured on the product roadmap in milestone:"iOS Flight Control"

If you would like to be among the first to receive this feature once it is implemented, please feel free to join our iOS beta tester program by following the instructions on this wiki here at this link.

also what is the meaning of flashing blue light. is it simply a flashing light or it means something. is it suppose to be steady once the orbit is binded with IR dongle ???

The flashing blue light simply means that the Orbit is on and ready to receive a control signal.

also how can meditation as well as attention both the signal can be responsible for only going up.

is it so that one is used for going up and one is used for going forward ?

Currently the hard-coded control signal will be triggered whenever either Attention or Meditation meets the indicated target.

does eye blink do anything ??

Not currently although this feature could be used by the software to change flight paths or some similar function.

my orbit just goes straight up and then crashes down. does nothing else.

Also no instruction came along with the orbit.

You should have received a single sheet of paper with your Orbit which was a letter of introduction. At the end of the letter was a link to the documentation. For iOS you can read the instructions here on this wiki at this link.

Im using iphone 5, with ios 6.1.2 (10B146) all updates are done as on today. My Puzzelbox app version is ios 1.0. puzzelbox and IR dongle batteries are fully charged.

Thank you, that information is extremely helpful!

As all questions appear to have been answered and specific feature requests are already captured in other tickets, this ticket is going to be closed.

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