Is there an easy way in apm planner 2 to display the totally used mAh when using the current sensor? Or anywhere in the data flash log for that matter?
We only get a % from the autopilot. I agree a mAh value would be much more, especially since if you have flown a pack for 5 mins and you have 10min flight time it would be easier to calculate when you hit zero
I notice the minimosd-extra code has consumed man. Are they just calculating with current and time?
AFAIK, you can directly see the mah used in the dataflash logs, not only percentage.
I am using Arducopter 3.1.5, in both the missionplanner versions, when you check the dataflash logs, you can see a tab CURR. Inside the CURR tab you will find CurrTot, which is the total current used.
Maybe already too late, but better late than never
MinimOSD is calculating the mAh based on current and time. Since it’s connected on device on a serial link, they can be more accurate. The problem with the wireless link is that if you lose connectivity, you also end of with a incorrect calculation.
The dataflash log contains data that is not sent over MAVLink.