TUTORIAL: ST-10+ SD Card - How & Why

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  1. Nettle Creek UAV

    Nettle Creek UAV Moderator

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    Here is a video I put together on how to add an SD card to your
    controller and why you should do it. Please post any comments
    or questions below. Thanks!!! :)

     
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  2. wherry

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    I just watched your video. Thanks. I didn't know the ST10+ and PC could connect directly. I tried once just for grins and got an error message and just assumed it couldn't be done. Later on, when I discover there was a place for an SD card in the ST10+ but there was nothing there to read, because there was no card. I understand a bit more now. After that, I tried the infamous update of death and haven't flown since. Kind of interested to see all of that information.

    You have to admit, they have gone to a lot of trouble to record all of that.
     
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    You're welcome!!! :)

    It helps them a lot when trying to diagnose problems and it's also a lot of fun to
    use with software like "Dashware", which overlays instrumentation over your
    video. The best thing is that the software is FREE.

    http://www.dashware.net

    Here's an example of what you can do with the data. (Not my video)
     
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  4. Robert Gunter

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    Great video. Do you know when this will be available for Mac users? Thanks
     
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    You should be able to access the files with a Mac.
    There's no software involved.
     
  6. Robert Gunter

    Robert Gunter Member

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    I see nothing when I connect the USB to my Mac. I feel certain sd card is inserted properly and I make sure I wait until ST10+ is completely on and functioning. I have no data on the card, so that may be an issue, but I thought I would see something to indicate the ST10+ was working with my Mac. Suggestions much appreciated.
     
  7. Arbutus

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    A Mac does not see the Android as a mounted file system. You need an app to transfer files. I posted elsewhere on this forum the details. Google 'Mac Android File Transfer' and take it from there.
     
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    Thanks, @Arbutus. I wish I knew more about Macs. I assumed it would just
    read it like a card reader the same way Windows does.
     
  9. Robert Gunter

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    Thanks! I downloaded the free Android app and it recognized my ST10+. Dashware is for PCs only, so I will have to find similar software for a Mac. Thanks again.
     
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  11. Richard Wilabee

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    Have you tried these on the data files that are written to the SD Card. Just checking to see if they are compatible. If they work any tricks we need to know when importing the files.

    Thanks
     
  12. Arbutus

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    Yes both ExMaps and GPS Visualiser work with the files on the ST10 card. The file to upload is in the telemetry folder - these are named Telemetry_0000x.csv for example.

    In ExMaps create an account, create an aircraft in your hangar, then add the telemetry file to generate a flight log. If you use Chrome or Firefox, the resulting flight path is shown in 3D. On Safari it is a 2D path. https://exmaps.com/uploads/30147?show2D=true for example. It can take a few minutes to process if the server is busy.

    If you use GPS Visualizer, it processes the .csv file for you and returns a .kmz formatted file that is used by Google Earth/Maps to draw the flight path. With Google Earth installed, double click the .kmz to launch the app and see where you were flying.

    There is also FlyTrex, which is a logger that uses a cellular connection to display a live flight independently of the Yuneec/ST10. i.e. other people can see where you are flying in real time (maybe not wanted, but that can be turned off!) but the real advantage is that the data is preserved in the event of a system failure, and gives a fighting chance of recovering the bird.
     
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    Arbutus@ Well explained to those that wish to view their telemetry files.
     
  14. Richard Wilabee

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    Thanks I'll give it a try. Sounds pretty neat.
     
  15. rapterman#1

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    can i use a 32 mb card? tried but usb driver would not load
     
  16. Arbutus

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    No idea really. My St10+ uses a class 10 16Mb card formatted FAT32. It reads on my MAC correctly.

    Other than seating the transmitter SD card correctly in the silly clip thing, there should not be a problem. Perhaps check that the card is formatted (full format, not quick format) and that the PC/MAC can use it normally.
     
  17. rapterman#1

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    ok thanks ill try to format it
     
  18. rapterman#1

    rapterman#1 Member

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    yep format quick format in no good. but the long way it works great thanks a bunch.
     
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  20. droner

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    #20 droner, Jan 29, 2016
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    I had to full format my SanDisk 32GB in Windows for it to work. Apple does FAT or ExFAT. There must be some differences.

    Happy Flying!
     
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