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!

 

March 12, 2018

CLICK HERE to download Vector + MicroVector  RELEASE Version 12.67 + Firmware Version 2.70

(see revision history for beta 12.67+ below)
 

March 1, 2018

CLICK HERE to download MicroVector + Vector BETA software version 12.67 + Firmware Version 2.70

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

ALL AIRFRAMES:

* GUI Update to add stick menu setting to GUI

February 26, 2018

CLICK HERE to download MicroVector + Vector BETA software version 12.65 + Firmware Version 2.70

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

ALL AIRFRAMES:

* MICROVECTOR:  Add "Disable Current Sensor Detection" option due to incompatibility with Matek PDB

When the uV is used with a Matek PDB, the Matek current sensor is not detected under certain conditions, resulting in inacurate current readings.   This change adds a "Disable Current Sensor Detection" checkbox on the "Compass and Sensor Setup" tab in the GUI, as well as a setting in the "Calibration, GPS, and Sensors/Electrical Calibration" OSD stick menu, which forces the current sensor to be detected as present.

* Address RTH issue with Crossfire SBUS "Cut" failsafe mode when using "RTH Test" trigger mode

The Crossfire sends SBUS failsafe packets with zeros for all servo positions when in "Cut" failsafe mode, which corresponds to full negative deflection.   When using "RTH Test" trigger mode, RTH will never fully trigger in this condition, due to the requirement that inputs be centered when this mode is used.   This workaround treats these packets as invalid when they are detected, which causes RTH to trigger due to lack of valid servo signals.

* Revert the change to “Min Amps for Altitude Hold” when used with closed loop speed control, which was introduced in beta vesion 12.61.   

The behavior is now restored to honor the min amps setting even when closed loop mode is active.

* Address an issue with battery icon display when using alarm triggers to switch display pages

* Increase current sensor factor adjustment range, for wider compatibility

December 6, 2017

CLICK HERE to download MicroVector + Vector BETA software version 12.61 + Firmware Version 2.66

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

Note that this beta version includes several advanced/experimental RTH and Closed Loop settings that have been requested by users.  At this time, these settings are available only through the OSD stick menus (not the app).

ALL AIRFRAMES:
Option to disable center stick check when RTH is triggered by mode/submode switch

Stick Menu setting: (Under the “Safety/RTH/Nav Configuration, Advanced Setup….” menu): “Disable RTH Centerstick Chek?”

When set to “Yes” and when “RTH Test” is triggered by the mode or submode switch, moving the control stick will no longer disengage RTH. 

Use this option if you want the “RTH Test” behavior to be similar to other RTH modes, rather than allowing you to disengage RTH by moving the control stick during RTH testing. Note that the only way to disengage RTH and return control to the pilot when this option is enabled is to move the mode/submode switch to a non-RTH position!

• Option to delay RTH exit when RTH triggered via non-mode/submode switch method

Stick Menu setting: (Under the “Safety/RTH/Nav Configuration, Advanced Setup….” menu): “Delay Exiting RTH Mode for ___ Seconds”

Set this option to a non-zero value if you believe your receiver may rapidly drop in and out of failsafe during an RTH event, and you wish to delay RTH exit briefly to avoid switching in and out of RTH mode rapidly. You can program a delay of up to 9 seconds after RTH triggers, before RTH disengages. 

The time countdown begins the moment RTH triggers, rather than beginning when the receiver comes out of failsafe. For example, with a setting of 5, if a failsafe occurs and lasts 2 seconds before clearing, RTH should remain engaged for an additional 3 seconds after the failsafe clears.

Note that when set to nonzero, RTH may not immediately disengage when failsafe ends, including if you turn off and on your transmitter! 

Note also that this delay does not affect RTH triggered by the mode/submode switch. 

• Change to prioritize “SBUS” RTH behavior over “RTH Test” mode/submode switch RTH behavior, when both modes are triggered during a failsafe

FIXED WING:
• Change to disable the “Min Amps for Altitude Hold” feature when in Closed Loop speed control modes

Previously this setting would be honored in all altitude hold flight modes including closed loop (Autonavigation/RTH when a nonzero Auto Navigation Speed is specified, or 2DH+Speed). 

With this change, the feature is not honored when a closed loop mode is active.

• Option to set minimum throttle position for Closed Loop speed control modes

Stick Menu setting: (Under the “Safety/RTH/Nav Configuration, Closed Loop Speed Cntrl Setup” menu): “Minimum Closed Loop Throttle”

When in closed loop speed control modes (Autonavigation/RTH when a nonzero Auto Navigation Speed is specified, or 2DX+Speed flight modes), during normal operation the throttle is managed by the Vector, and is adjusted to try to attain the specified speed. 

Normally, a throttle position as low as the “throttle off” position (learned during the setup wizard) can be used by the Vector, depending on the closed loop gain settings and the amount of speed error. If you wish to force a higher minimum throttle setting to be used, you can adjust the above new setting. 

Note that the setting is defaulted to the “throttle off” position learned during the new model wizard, and any changes you make to this setting will be overwritten when the wizard is run again.

 

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!
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