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A.T.V. Autonomous Thermalling Vehicle

Started this discussion. Last reply by GliderUAV Oct 2, 2015. 67 Replies

"Cruise control" for an e-glider. I am building an e-glider that is controlled normally until you release the sticks. Then the autopilot kicks in and keeps the model around and starts looking for…Continue

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GliderUAV commented on GliderUAV's blog post I built a thermalling drone.
"Hi Phillip, Thanks and Thanks. Kees"
2 hours ago
Phillip Kocmoud commented on GliderUAV's blog post I built a thermalling drone.
"Kees, Nice work! Hi Chris, Now that AUAV is part of mRobotics, we have plans to make more AUAV3 boards and a new micro version of the AUAV3 that is almost ready."
2 hours ago

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Chris Anderson commented on GliderUAV's blog post I built a thermalling drone.
"The AUAV3 site is no longer selling anything -- they're redirecting all sales to MRo, which does not sell the UDB5. Is there any other board still sold that your code can work on? "
21 hours ago
GliderUAV commented on GliderUAV's blog post I built a thermalling drone.
"Andy, That link was wrong. My LOGO script is here. Kees"
yesterday
GliderUAV commented on GliderUAV's blog post I built a thermalling drone.
"Hi Chris, The UAV Dev Board from Spark Fun has been retired. The UDB5 is an open source hardware design, and some members of the group are fabricating new boards using MicroFab. You can still buy an AUAV3 Dev Board from Nick Arsov: International…"
yesterday

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Chris Anderson commented on GliderUAV's blog post I built a thermalling drone.
"It is still possible to buy compatible boards? All the links provided at your wiki have now stopped selling UAVDevboards"
yesterday
GliderUAV commented on GliderUAV's blog post I built a thermalling drone.
"Hi Andy, Thank you for your interest. Best start with my Wiki. My LOGO script is here. Let me know if you have any questions. Regards, Kees"
yesterday
Andy Joyce commented on GliderUAV's blog post I built a thermalling drone.
"Can you share details of your autopilot code please."
yesterday
GliderUAV posted a video

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Yesterday morning i did a flight to measure the polar of my glider. For this purpose, i wrote a Logo routine to do 200m glides at different speeds on a "race...
May 18
GliderUAV commented on Pete Hollands's blog post Flight Demo of Matrix Pilot 5.0
"Peter and Bill, Congrats. A nice milestone for a nice autopilot. Kees"
Oct 31, 2016
GliderUAV commented on Andrew Rabbitt's blog post Climb-Glide: Improving the range of fixed-wing, electric UAVs
"Hi Andrew, I agree, there will be for efficiency gained for reasonable e-gliders. I've attempted to calculate this with MotoCalc, which can calculate motor at any throttle setting, as well as aircraft size and profile. Also, i tried…"
Sep 19, 2016
GliderUAV commented on Riccardo Kuebler's blog post Autopilot assisted thermalling exploitation
"Hi Riccardo, Very nice flight. Free airmiles all over the place! Kees"
Feb 9, 2016
GliderUAV posted a blog post

Matrixpilot Glider add-on: brakes and auto land demo

Hi,MatrixPilot got upgraded with the helical turn method. I changed my code to follow this development.To add the auto land function, i needed better brake control. After that i created the auto landing script.The codebase has moved to Git. My code is here: https://github.com/KeesGuijt/MatrixPilotFor more info and comments please go to…See More
Oct 2, 2015
GliderUAV replied to GliderUAV's discussion A.T.V. Autonomous Thermalling Vehicle
"Hi. I had a nice flight I want to share with you. First of all, my compliments to Bill for making helical turns a reality in MatrixPilot. Control is much smoother now.When in auto mode, i can use fly by wire to guide the glider to a new thermal if i…"
Oct 2, 2015
GliderUAV posted a video

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Hi. I had a nice flight I want to share with you. First of all, my compliments to Bill for making helical turns a reality in MatrixPilot. Control is much smo...
Oct 1, 2015

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William Premerlani replied to GliderUAV's discussion A.T.V. Autonomous Thermalling Vehicle
"Kees, I think that MatrixPilot LOGO has unlimited range, but it has never been tested beyond 32 kilometers. However, it should be easy enough to test the LOGO range using HILSIM, so if anyone is interested in using LOGO for long range missions, let…"
Aug 26, 2015

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I am married, two kids, an application administrator and rc-pilot. I use C and JAL to write code for Microchip devices.
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Thermals, simple setups.
http://www.diydrones.com/forum/topics/atv-autonomous-thermalling
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I built a thermalling drone.

Posted on September 23, 2017 at 2:08am 8 Comments

Hi,

I hope you like my narrated tour of my recent flight. It is based on MatrixPilot.

Many thanks to the UavDevBoard development team.

Regards,

Kees 

Matrixpilot Glider add-on: brakes and auto land demo

Posted on October 2, 2015 at 10:28am 0 Comments

Hi,

MatrixPilot got upgraded with the helical turn method. I changed my code to follow this development.

To add the auto land function, i needed better brake control. After that i created the auto landing script.

The codebase has moved to Git. My code is here:…

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Thermalling method for Model Glider Autopilots

Posted on September 13, 2013 at 2:30pm 2 Comments

Hi,

Finally, an update about my project:

I have converted the telemetry log into subtitles, so you can see what's going on. This video explains a "Thermalling method for Model Glider Autopilots" in more detail. Best viewed in HD)

To view the pictures in higher resolution, go to:…

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