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Guided mode Speed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stuart Brookes Jun 18, 2014. 3 Replies

Is guided mode speed dictated by WPNAV_SPEED or WPNAV_LOIT_SPEED?Thanks,DanielContinue

MavLink Protocol for on board Computer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephan Feldker Aug 18, 2015. 8 Replies

Hi,I am looking into hosting an external computer/microcontroller on board a copter with an APM. The goal is to provide vision assistance for the sparkfun AVC competition. I have looked into the…Continue

Tags: AVC, Computer, External, Arduino, MavLink

ArduIMU V3 Magnetometer Calibration???

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charlie Harrison Oct 27, 2015. 2 Replies

Hi,So I know that the APM has Magnetometer Calibration(finding the offsets) built into the code but the ArduIMU v3 does not. Does anyone have the link to that snippet of code that calibrates the…Continue

ArduIMU V3 output Error

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian Oct 19, 2013. 21 Replies

Hi,I just ordered the ArduIMU and when I try to view it from the arduino serial window it only works for 9 loop refreshes then it displays a line of random characters and then repeats. I believe it…Continue


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Daniel Nugent commented on Charles Blouin's blog post The Otus Tracker by RCbenchmark: a more affordable motion-capture system for drone development.
"Cool idea, but the price is too high for this community. You're selling like $50 dollars of components for $1000."
Sep 10
Marvelmind Robotics commented on Daniel Nugent's blog post Precision Land ArduCopter
"The key benefit of solution by http://marvelmind.com/ is that even if the visual target for landing is lost from the camera view, the system still knows where the copter is. Thus, the system can provide data to guide the copter back to the landing…"
Jul 27, 2016
Marvelmind Robotics commented on Daniel Nugent's blog post Precision Land ArduCopter
"You can use a precise (+-2cm) Indoor "GPS": http://marvelmind.com/. Here a couple of demos:"
Jul 9, 2016
Daniel Nugent commented on Thomas Stone's blog post Recharge your drone at my place
"Nice job!"
Feb 4, 2016
Tiziano Fiorenzani commented on Daniel Nugent's blog post Precision Land ArduCopter
"@Daniel thanks for your reply. Yes, Randy was very helpful and now the altitude control looks perfect, very reactive!"
Feb 3, 2016
Daniel Nugent commented on Daniel Nugent's blog post Precision Land ArduCopter
"@Tiziano sorry for the late response but it looks like you got help from Randy on your cross-post. Good luck! "
Feb 2, 2016
Tiziano Fiorenzani commented on Daniel Nugent's blog post Precision Land ArduCopter
"@Daniel: I am doing something similar, AC 3.3.2, dronekit not updated, is the release of August 2015. As soon as I send velocity commands through set_position_target_local_ned_encode, the horizontal flight is perfect, while the vertical control…"
Jan 26, 2016
Daniel Nugent commented on Simon D. Levy's blog post TinyEKF: Lightweight C/C++ Extended Kalman Filter for microcontrollers
"Very cool Simon. I've been meaning to learn more about ekfs. I am sure this will be good reference material."
Nov 21, 2015
Diamond K. commented on Daniel Nugent's blog post Precision Land ArduCopter
"Great work Daniel.  Did you use any kind of vibration dampening (or gimbal) to help keep the c920 from producing "jello-like" video or was it able to focus on the concentric circles with the camera just hard mounted to the frame?…"
Nov 10, 2015
Charlie Harrison replied to Daniel Nugent's discussion ArduIMU V3 Magnetometer Calibration???
"Daniel,        I just went through this whole pain to figure out the magnetometer this weekend.  You basically should rotate the device in a circle and plot the values coming off on the X and Y axis.  They will look…"
Oct 27, 2015
Daniel Nugent commented on lianpinkoh's blog post ArduBoat MK4
"Nice! I wish I had a yacht for you. I'd love to see ardupilot put on a full size boat."
Oct 22, 2015
Daniel Nugent commented on Chris Anderson's blog post MIT vision-based navigation with IRIS+
"Nice job Seb! Could you explain what is going on here? Is this an optical flow flight?"
Oct 12, 2015
Daniel Nugent commented on Bart Theys's blog post VertiKUL 2: our second generation of transitioning VTOL UAV for automated aerial transport
"A cool test would be to plot throttle out vs airspeed with and without the plane fuselage( just a quadrotor frame). Would be a great way to visualize performance increase. "
Sep 25, 2015
Daniel Nugent commented on Ramon Roche's blog post Official Development Guides for 3DR Solo
"@Kelly You can use ethernet or use a second wifi adapter/card"
Sep 11, 2015
Daniel Nugent commented on Thomas Stone's blog post SOLO Smart Drone lands smartly :)
"Nice job guys! Is this with the velocity controller? Why did you use the spark/photon instead of a regular arduino? Daniel"
Sep 8, 2015
Daniel Nugent commented on dronebohne's blog post 3DR X8+ | DroneKit | Vision System | Part 2
"@bill I like that. I am going to use that from now on! @Bim Guided mode requires GPS, even when using velocity commands. There may be a feature in the future which will allow the copter to be controller using tilt angles. That will not require GPS.…"
Aug 25, 2015

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I like programming the UAV more than actually flying it.

Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 6:21pm on September 8, 2014, Yan Ma said…

Hi Daniel, yeah I don't actually have a camera running at 100Hz :) But I profiled the processing time for each frame and it was less than 10ms.

At 8:49pm on March 31, 2015, Advoloastra said…

Hi Daniel, I am very interested in your project. I am planning a school project based on visual autolanding using an Intel Edison and would like to talk to you a little more about it. I have been working with your code on github. Will you be updating it soon? Thank you, Sir!

At 6:30am on April 8, 2015, Advoloastra said…

Thanks Daniel, I do have an ODroid and will take your advice. I am using the code you have on Github in the SITL simulator but I think with Mavproxy and DroneKit updates, it is not working well. I had to resolve some attribute issues, then when I go into guided mode, the x and y axis is all over the place. Almost like the quad is oscillating even though the target started out being locked. I understand about school. This project I am working on is for a special projects class. It takes a lot of my time. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Precision Land ArduCopter

Posted on March 1, 2015 at 9:09pm 20 Comments

Did some test flights this weekend for my precision landing program(A detailed explanation of this project can be found here.). They were short due to the cold conditions and battery life but beneficial. I was able to attempt the landing four times. All…


Precision Land ArduCopter Demo

Posted on January 9, 2015 at 7:30pm 27 Comments


For the last few months I've been working on vision assisted landing for ArduCopter. The hope is to provide a means of landing a multirotor in a precise matter which is currently not attainable with GPS based landing supported by ArduCopter.

The development of this software was stimulated…


ArduIMU V3 code is out of date -- team up to improve it?

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 7:00pm 11 Comments


I've seen huge improvements in terms of sensor fusion algorithms implementations into the APM 2.5, but none of those changes have been made to the ArduIMU v3. As a result the arduIMU is EXTREMELY sensitive to vibration and drift. I have taken…


NugePilot: Communication Timing Issue

Posted on April 3, 2013 at 9:00pm 5 Comments


For the past year I have been engineering my own autopilot shield for the Arduino Mega(and unintentionally the Due). I hope to be finished by the time AVC rolls around, but I have run into an issue. I currently an using 3 separate Arduinos(Mega: autopilot, ArduIMU, and Atmega328: fail…


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