Vector and MicroVector Software Revision History

Vector and MicroVector Software Revision History

Click on the software version to download it.   Note that the most recent entries in the revision history below refer to the beta/experimental version of our software, which is generally at a higher revision number than the release version of our software.  

Note for those who have both a MicroVector and a Vector: starting with version 12.46, our software supports both the Vector and MicroVector.  

Reminder: BETA software has had only limited testing, and may be unstable!  Please proceed with caution!

 

August 4, 2017

CLICK HERE to download Vector + MicroVector  RELEASE Version 12.60 + Firmware Version 2.65

(see revision history for beta 12.60 below)
 

April 14, 2017

CLICK HERE to download MicroVector + Vector BETA software version 12.60 + Firmware Version 2.65

Reminder: BETA software has had only limited testing, and may be unstable!  Please proceed with caution!

ALL:

* Address issue when using "Display Off" mode switch feature

VECTOR ALL:

* Improve termperature sensor accuracy

April 10, 2017

CLICK HERE to download MicroVector + Vector BETA software version 12.59 + Firmware Version 2.64

Reminder: BETA software has had only limited testing, and may be unstable!  Please proceed with caution!

MULTIROTOR

* improves speed accuracy of multirotors in waypoint mode

 

March 31, 2017

CLICK HERE to download MicroVector + Vector BETA software version 12.58 + Firmware Version 2.63

Reminder: BETA software has had only limited testing, and may be unstable!  Please proceed with caution!

FIXED WING

* Adds "closed loop" speed control, for RTH, loiter and waypoints
* Adds two new "cruise control" flight modes using closed loop speed control

Refer to the following document for information on the new closed loop support:

http://www.eagletreesystems.com/Manuals/closed-loop.pdf

MULTIROTOR

* Adds "Change Speed" waypoint command.  Refer to closed loop document above for more information

ALL

* Reduce Google Earth Live Mode update rate to 2Hz to mitigate GE sluggishness issue

February 27, 2017

CLICK HERE to download Vector + MicroVector  RELEASE Version 12.54 + Firmware Version 2.59

(see revision history for beta 12.54 below)
 
 

January 24, 2017

CLICK HERE to download MicroVector + Vector BETA software version 12.54 + Firmware 2.59

Multirotor:

* address slow yaw issue when yawing is enabled during RTH or waypoints

 

January 18, 2017

CLICK HERE to download MicroVector + Vector BETA software version 12.53 + uV Firmware 2.58

MicroVector All

* detect when current sensor is not present

MicroVector Multirotor

* address issue with "Center Stick" flight mode

 

January 12, 2017

CLICK HERE to download MicroVector + Vector BETA software version 12.51 + Firmware Version 2.56

All

* Change to RTH logged messsages
* Workaround for out of spec FPV camera

MicroVector Fixed Wing:

* address issue with 3D Heading Hold flight mode

All Fixed Wing

* Inhibit rudder retrim when "Incorporate Trims" stick menu function is invoked, if rudder signal invalid

MicroVector All

* minor improvement in 2D flight modes

December 29, 2016

CLICK HERE to download MicroVector + Vector BETA software version 12.48 + Firmware Version 2.53

ALL:

For Mountain Mode RTH, require RTH to be disengaged least 5 seconds before climbing to an additional altitude delta when RTH is reengaged.

December 26, 2016

CLICK HERE to download MicroVector + Vector BETA software version 12.47 + Firmware Version 2.52

FIXED WING:

Increase 2DH yaw control unlock stick position threshold to prior levels.

December 19, 2016

Note: The MicroVector and Vector installation links below point to the same software..

CLICK HERE to download MicroVector software version 12.46 + MicroVector Firmware Version 2.51

CLICK HERE to download Vector BETA software version 12.46 + Vector Firmware Version 2.51

FIXED WING:

* Mountain Mode RTH.  This is enabled by selecting “Mountain” in the Home RTH Altitude Mode dropdown in the Safety GUI tab.  See the diagram on the Safety tab for more information on how this works.
* Climb throttle numeric adjustment, in the Advanced Safety stick menu

MULTIROTOR:

* Added Pitch/Roll and Yaw expo settings.  These are adjustable from the advanced multirotor stick menu, or in graph form on the Advanced FC GUI tab.
* Change to make the 3D direct rate settings more accurate.  Note that for most configurations, the Vector will now rotate considerably more quickly now for a given rate setting, so the 3D rates have been reset to a lower default.   If you fly 3D, please update your settings if you have changed them from defaults previously.

ALL:

* Waypoints
     - Expanded waypoint altitude and distance ranges (1600 meters, 100kM respectively).    These are enabled by checking the “Expanded Alt and Distance” button on the waypoints setup GUI tab.   Note that this button replaces the “manual waypoints” button, so you’ll need to check this button to continue flying manual waypoints beyond the prior range.
     - New “Center on GPS” button that centers the waypoint map on your current GPS position.
     - Search bar on the waypoints map
* Reboot on USB disconnect: this checkbox on the Advanced FC tab (or advanced RC stick menu) tells the Vector to automatically reboot after USB is disconnected.   

August 11, 2016

CLICK HERE to download Vector RELEASE Version 12.07 + Vector Firmware Version 2.13

(see revision history for beta 12.07 below)
 

April 29, 2016

Vector Software BETA Version 12.07 + Vector Firmware Version 2.13

* ALL: Address some waypoint issues
* ALL: Address issue with ambient temperature in very cold conditions
* ALL: reduce RTH trigger latency slightly under some conditions
 

March 25, 2016

Vector Software BETA Version 12.04 + Vector Firmware Version 2.10

* ALL: Support for 5 mode and submode switch positions.  Note that positions 1, 2 and 3 are now 1, 3 and 5.  
Hover mouse over the mode settings on the overview tab in the GUI to see the new PWM ranges. Please double-check your existing setup to confirm your switches still work correctly (they should)
* ALL: now graphical waypoints will appear only when waypoint mode is selected, if they are enabled ONLY from the waypoints page. If they are  also enabled in the per-screen OSD setup, they will display all the time.  
See updated waypoints manual here.
* ALL: add "Manual waypoints only" checkbox to waypoint GUI.  This allows graphical waypoints to extend past the present range limitations.  See updated waypoints manual here.
* ALL: address issue with Taranis telemetry
* MULTIROTOR: add "Landing velocity" setting.   This is presently only available under the "Advanced" "Safety" stick menu, but will be added to the Safety/Nav tab in the GUI soon
* MULTIROTOR: address minor issues with takeoff waypoint command
* ALL: add inner yaw derivative PID setting.

* ALL: address compatibility issue with geofence and RTH

March 18, 2016

* ALL: Waypoint support. Read waypoints manual  before use!  See manual here.  See video here.
* ALL:Improved compass calibration.  Please recalibrate your compass after installing this version.
* MULTIROTOR: home position is reset on first arm after bootup.  
* MULTIROTOR: navigation update, which can improve loiter performance under certain conditions
* ALL: put up warning notification if home position appears to have drifted significantly before takeoff
* FIXED WING: address issue with RPM configuration when Aux2 output is used

January 19, 2016

* ALL: add Vector "Open Telemetry" and DragonLink Advanced telemetry support.   Details here.

* ALL: Improvements to Waypoints setup GUI
   1) Waypoints are NOT yet supported in this firmware version
   2) In this version, graphical waypoints are not displayed (will be addressed in an upcoming release)

December 14, 2015

Vector Software BETA Version 11.94 + Vector Firmware Version 1.99

* ALL: Beta version of Waypoints setup GUI
   1) Waypoints are NOT yet supported in this firmware version
   2) In this version, graphical waypoints are not displayed (will be addressed in an upcoming release)

* ALL: SkyGates Virtual Racing
  See documentation here

* ALL: Various performance improvements

* FIXED WING: Improve handling of RTH when "Minimum Ground Speed" setting is used, and cruise speed is constantly below this setting.

* ALL: Support for connection to Crossfire LRS.   Information here.


September 9, 2015

 
• MULTIROTOR: add support for Oneshot125, and several other racing/high performance tuning parameters
Click here for details on these new settings.
 
NOTE: Oneshot125 is a relatively new technology, and our support for it is in beta as of this writing.  Make sure that your ESCs are running the correct firmware version for Oneshot125!  Also, since this support is in beta, we recommend not using Oneshot125 on multirotors larger than "mini" size!
 
• ALL: "Declutter" GUI Flight Controller tab, by moving advanced flight controller features to the new "Advanced Flight Controller" tab
 

August 21, 2015

(see revision history for beta 11.78 below)

July 14, 2015

• ALL: Address potential configuration issue after factory reset, introduced in beta version 11.74
 
• MULTIROTOR: Low Battery Autoland improvements, to better estimate the no-load voltage of your pack when the pack is under load.   These improvements will result in longer flight times in most cases, but can also reduce the amount of time after Autoland triggers before your pack is depleted.   You may want to increase your Low Battery Autoland cell voltage setting (ESPECIALLY if you have lowered it) until you've verified correct operation with your pack.  Please see the manual for more information about Low Battery Autoland.
 
• MULTIROTOR: Prompt during software setup to change to fast arming if desired.
 

• ALL: other minor improvements

May 15, 2015

• MULTIROTOR: You can now fine tune your “Loiter Braking Aggressiveness”  or “Position Hold Gain” settings via a knob on your radio.   To enable this feature, navigate to the Flight Controller tab in the software, and select “Yes” for “Use Knob”  next to the setting you wish to adjust via the knob.   These options are also available on the “Advanced” menu page from the "Multirotor Settings" OSD stick menu. 
 

• ALL: Loading of configuration file categories.   Clicking on the “Load Categories” button (next to the “Load Config” button) in the software lets you load only the category of settings you want to update from a Configuration file.    This feature is useful for moving OSD settings across different types of models, sharing controller settings with other users without affecting RC setup, sharing a tracker across planes, etc.

Configuration categories are:

1. RC settings
2. Flight controller settings
3. OSD settings
4. EagleEyes settings

• ALL: If you set up the Vector using the software, you’ll now be prompted to confirm the airframe in the software, rather than needing to do it with the mode switch.

• MULTIROTOR:  Additional checks to help prevent arming in unsafe conditions

• ALL: other minor improvements

May 4, 2015

Vector Software RELEASE Version 11.73 + Vector Firmware Version 1.76

(see revision history for beta 11.73 below)

April 6, 2015

Vector Software BETA Version 11.73 + Vector Firmware Version 1.76

  • FIXED WING: Add pitot speed calibration factor (on "Calibration and Sensor Setup" page in stick menus, and on "Compass and Sensor" tab in the software)
  • ALL: Increase default GPS post fix delay to 10 seconds, to increase home position accuracy
  • ALL: Fix app hang during startup on some systems, due to Google Maps API change.
  • ALL: add 10 toggle mode switch gesture to reset home position (not during flight)
  • ALL: Improve chart flight notification display
  • ALL: reset mAH to 0 for each chart session
  • ALL: fix issue with advanced telemetry FDR playback
  • ALL: Fix for VPN internet access
  • ALL: Fix issue with throttle graphing when throttle is reversed
  • ALL: Add software setup UI for Alerter
  • ALL: Minor improvement to stabilizer precision
  • ALL: Compass calibration robustness checks

March 17, 2015

Vector Software RELEASE Version 11.70 + Vector Firmware Version 1.73

IMPORTANT: The compass calibration method has changed in this version – please carefully read the "Calibrating the Compass” section in the Vector manual here for calibration instructions!

(see revision history below)

March 3, 2015

Vector Software BETA Version 11.70 + Vector Firmware Version 1.73

* Phase 1 of loiter improvements for multirotors.  This version primarily improves compass accuracy across varied installations, which can greatly reduce “toilet bowling” (TBE) and improve all aspects of loiter behavior.   The compass calibration method has changed – please refer to the “Compass and Sensor Setup” tab in the software for details.    Fixed wing users who enable the compass will also benefit.

Note that Phase 2 loiter improvements, with a variety of other enhancements, are coming soon!

March 3, 2015

Vector Software RELEASE Version 11.69 + Vector Firmware Version 1.72

(see revision history below)

February 20, 2015

Vector Software BETA Version 11.69 + Vector Firmware Version 1.72

Note: this version does NOT contain multirotor loiter enhancements.   Those will be coming soon!

See information on Firmware Version 1.72 changes below.

* ALL: software support for visualizing flight in the Google Flight Map tab when playing back FDR file in the Advanced Telemetry Viewer 
* ALL: address issue with software "script error" message, introduced by changes to Google Maps cloud API.
* ALL: changes to support .FDR files that have been changed by other text editors

February 12, 2015

Vector Software BETA Version 11.68 + Vector Firmware Version 1.72

Note: this version does NOT contain multirotor loiter enhancements.   Those will be coming soon!

* ALL: telemetry from the Vector can now be displayed on your Taranis radio, when using X8R or other “Smart Port” capable receivers.    Click here for info.
MULTIROTOR: Changes to handle hexacopter single motor failures more robustly.  
MULTIROTOR: Addresses an issue that can cause brief motor shutdown on hexacopters with certain ESCs.
* MULTIROTOR: Changes to reduce ground bounce on landing with multirotors
ALL: Flight notifications are now displayed in timeline form on the chart, in the Vector software.  To enable this, click “Flight Notifications” at the  top of the chart
* ALL: Chart color picker – you can now easily select the colors of the chart lines, in the Vector software.   Just click the “Change Colors” button at the bottom of the chart page.
* FIXED WING: Support for “Disable Altitude Hold when Amps are lower than X”, available on the “Flight Controller Setup” tab of the software.   When set to a nonzero value, and when the Vector detects amp draw below the chosen value, altitude hold is turned off when a “+Hold” flight mode is selected during normal flight, and during RTH.  Setting this to 0 disables the feature.
* ALL: Reverse the AHI roll display in the software
* ALL: new menu items for upcoming Alerter and InfoPanel products (more info soon)

* ALL: other improvements

October 27, 2014

Vector Software RELEASE Version 11.48 + Vector Firmware Version 1.56

(see revision history below)

October 11, 2014

Vector Software BETA Version 11.48 + Vector Firmware Version 1.56

* ALL: fix issue with notification messages
* ALL:  address issue with app relevel under some conditions

October 3, 2014

Vector Software BETA Version 11.46 + Vector Firmware Version 1.54

* MULTIROTOR: add support for Y6 airframes (experimental!)
* FIXED WING: detect and eliminate potential issue of uncommanded prop spin under rare conditions  
ALL: Address issue with EagleEyes settings changed via software

September 9, 2014

Vector Software BETA Version 11.42 + Vector Firmware Version 1.50

* Eliminate occassional "Timer Overrun" status notification

September 3, 2014

Vector Software RELEASE Version 11.39 + Vector Firmware Version 1.47

(see revision history below)

September 3, 2014

Vector Software BETA Version 11.41 + Vector Firmware Version 1.49

* MULTIROTOR: address an incompatibily with the M5 output and a particular ESC brand, which was causing the ESC not to arm
* FIXED WING: don't enable alt hold during RTH if below minimum altitude or speed

August 14, 2014

Vector Software BETA Version 11.39 + Vector Firmware Version 1.47

* ALL: addresses an issue with large fonts from 11.38 below.  If you are running 11.38, please upgrade to this version!
* MULTIROTOR: expand direct rate pitch and roll maximums to 4Hz
* MULTIROTOR: add graphics for Y6/IY6 (open a web ticket with us if you'd like to try this version with your Y6)
* ALL: Add additional logging notifications

July 30, 2014

Vector Software BETA Version 11.38 + Vector Firmware Version 1.46

IMPORTANT: make sure you read the FIXED WING note below if you use "gyro mode" with fixed wing!!

* ALL: Large OSD font support is enabled
INSTRUCTIONS:
       1) Enable large fonts either in the PC software by checking the "Use large text for numeric readouts" near the top of either the Advanced or Basic OSD Screen Setup tabs.   Or, set "
Use Large Font for Readouts?" to "Yes" in the “OSD Settings” stick menu.
       2) For PC software setup, everything works the same in terms of setting up the readouts.    For the stick menu setup, the "Numeric Readouts Setup" menu now lets you set up the readout you want for each of the 3 colums x 2 rows (6 readouts) available per OSD screen.
       3) f you need more than 6 readouts, use the adavanced stick menu or PC software setup to configure multiple screens.

* ALL: add S.BUS2 support.  Note: with the Futaba RX R7008SB receiver, be sure you select FASTTtest 18 channel or 14 channel modes and link to the receiver from the transmitter’s menu.
* MULTIROTOR: changes to eliminate slight “bump” when transitioning into loiter, and to smooth out transitions between no-hold and hold flight modes
MULTIROTOR: resolve an issue causing the “not level enough to arm” message to appear instead of “sticks not centered” when arming with the elevator stick uncentered.
FIXED WING: “Gyro Mode” internal gain is doubled, to better match 2D gains.   Make sure you turn down your overall gain initially if you use gyro mode!
*ALL: changes to address Windows GUI issues, including startup issues on some PCs

July 16, 2014

Vector Software RELEASE Version 11.34 + Vector Firmware Version 1.42

(see revision history below)

July 9, 2014

Vector Software Beta Version 11.34 + Vector Firmware Version 1.42

* ALL: add PAL no-camera support, and address issue with NTSC no-camera support with some displays
* ALL: address issue when using serial rx channel 14 with Vector
ALL: various UI improvements

July 2, 2014

Vector Software Beta Version 11.28 + Vector Firmware Version 1.38

* MULTIROTOR: address 'motor pulsing' issue when hovering with high altitude gain settings
* ALL: address UI text entry issue

June 30, 2014

Vector Software Beta Version 11.27 + Vector Firmware Version 1.37

* ALL: address display issue with some PAL cameras
* ALL: eliminate "Starting Motor" message display

June 28, 2014

Vector Software Beta Version 11.26 + Vector Firmware Version 1.36

* MULTIROTOR: Change to arming behavior.   Now, the Vector will ‘kick’ the motors twice before the props are fully started, when the stick is held in the arm corner.  Also, after arming, but before the throttle is moved, the Vector’s stabilizer will be disabled.   When the throttle is increased past the center point for altitude hold modes, and increased at all for non-altitude hold modes, Vector stabilization will be enabled.
* MULTIROTOR: change to make takeoffs in altitude hold modes more smooth, under certain conditions
* MULTIROTOR: changes for excessive vibration.  Now, warning messages will be displayed if excessive vibration is detected, and the altitude hold logic is more tolerant of excessive vibration.
* FIXED WING: rename “3D Mode” to “Gyro Mode” to avoid confusion.  3D + Heading Hold mode remains the same.
* ALL: fix for issue with PPM RSSI/Link Quality, that resulted in the PPM channels for these being cleared when the Rx wizard + serial wizard is run.
* ALL: fix for setting call sign using stick menus
* ALL: fix for adding “Flight Mode” parameter to screens 2 or above, in the Advanced OSD Setup menus
* ALL: allow negative current sensor offset calibration
* ALL: support switching to online mode from offline mode when the Vector is connected to USB
* ALL: improvements to data logging
* ALL: add “Support” tab to PC UI

June 14, 2014:

  • Software Version 11.22 - Windows software UI bug fixes
  • Firmware Version 1.33 -  Add 'ESC Saturated' warning message for multirotors

June 10, 2014:
Software Version 11.19 - Initial release!

 

 

December 29, 2016

CLICK HERE to download MicroVector + Vector BETA software version 12.48 + Firmware Version 2.53

ALL:

For Mountain Mode RTH, require RTH to be disengaged least 5 seconds before climbing to an additional altitude delta when RTH is reengaged.

 

April 10, 2017

CLICK HERE to download MicroVector + Vector BETA software version 12.59 + Firmware Version 2.64

Reminder: BETA software has had only limited testing, and may be unstable!  Please proceed with caution!

MULTIROTOR

* improves speed accuracy of multirotors in waypoint mode