OK, I still don't know which mod I have (miru or macgyver), but with assistance from the seller I got my mod from (who has been helpful but really doesn't say much... incredibly short email replies only telling me what to do to solve the issue I have but not telling me ANYTHING other than "do this"... trade secrets I guess
) I upgraded both the ar.drone and the arduino pro mini to the latest software and everything seems to work, except...
... for 2 weird problems I didn't have before:
1. With a relatively good battery (or so I think at least - it's not new, but charges to 12.6 volts and balances well) my ar.drone 1.0 starts blinking the 4 motor lights red and lands - which, as far as I know, should be due to low battery - as soon as about 30-40 seconds after takeoff. My LiPo checker/balancer shows the battery at 84% (well over 11 volts) after this happens. The battery is a 1000mAH 10C Parrot one, I only used it on about a few dozen flights.
Any idea what may be causing this? A bad battery that seems OK but actually isn't? If that's a possibility, how do I check to see if the battery is the problem? A hardware or software problem (incorrectly measured battery voltage)? Before I installed the upgrades, the arduino sketch was probably 3-4 years old and the drone was on the 1.5.1 firmware - now everything is the latest and I'm having this problem since I upgraded. Maybe just a time coincidence, but this was not happening before the upgrade and started happening right after.
2. Being the trigger-happy early adaptor I am, I also upgraded my iPhone to the iOS 9 beta (BIG mistake - DON'T do it) and the ar.free flight app no longer works on iOS 9, and there is no newer version for the ar.drone 1.0 one and I highly doubt Parrot gives a hoot about the ar.drone 1.0 owners who are still flying this thing, so I'm not expecting an update after the official iOS 9 release either. So I can't check anything in the iPhone app like I used to - I no longer see settings, error messages, etc.. Now the only thing I can use to control the drone is my Flysky TX but that's a one-way street. Does anyone know if there is a drone control app that works under iOS 9?
Plus a bonus question
What do the 2 rotary switches (pots) do on the Flysky remote that came with the mod? There is absolutely nothing about this in the short manual I got with the mod, only that the left one should be turned all the way CCW and the right one all the way CW. OK... but what are they hooked up to do?