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New Flight Mode

Started Apr 26, 2012 0 Replies

How difficult would it be for a user to modify the ArduPlane software and create an additional mode similar to FBW-A--basically the autopilot would hold the roll and pitch commanded by the sticks and…Continue

 

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Jason Beach replied to Adam Kimberlin's discussion Magnetometer Shielding
"Where did you get the MuMetal from?"
Aug 22, 2013
Adam Erickson replied to Jason Beach's discussion Autopilot Comparison in the group ArduPlane User Group
"Hello DIY Drones community! I am also interested in hearing experiences with APM 2.5, PX4 and the Paparazzi system. Has anyone tried multiple systems? Did one work better than the other for small fixed-wing UAVs? Cheers, Adam"
Nov 28, 2012
Jason Beach replied to Serge Gonzales's discussion APM 2.5 Boot Up Throttle Problem in the group ArduPlane User Group
"We have a Bixler 2 with a DX7 transmitter with an AR7000 receiver (no satellite) and have the same issue.  Setting the throttle trim to minimum seems to prevent the constant spinning on startup, however every now and then it still spins briefly…"
Nov 7, 2012
Jason Beach replied to William Premerlani's discussion Wind estimation without an airspeed sensor
"Hi - this is pretty cool.  In your wind estimation file, you mention that implementation will be described in a different report.  Is that report posted somewhere?"
Oct 24, 2012
Jason Beach commented on Chris Anderson's blog post How to contribute to the ArduPilot/ArduCopter project
"I'm in a flight dynamics course now and as a class we're trying to see if there's a way to contribute to the APM code - we're going through the code now to see how it works, etc. Is there by chance already sort of a map to the…"
Oct 3, 2012
Jason Beach commented on Chris Anderson's blog post New Orleans cancels plans for Super Bowl drone after press inquiries
"So what's the difference in being under surveillance by a manned aircraft vs. an unmanned aircraft?  Seems to me like you're being watched either way...  As far as worrying about if a motor fails, could you imagine if the Wright…"
Sep 29, 2012
Jason Beach commented on Chris Anderson's group ArduPlane User Group
"@Lorenz - I think there are bigger issues with using HIL simulation for gain tuning such as imperfections in the physics / aerodynamics models employed by X-plane and imperfections in the model of your airplane in X-plane.  They are probably…"
Sep 17, 2012
Jason Beach commented on Felix Meissner's blog post setting up 6 different flight modes on a Spektrum DX7 using just one channel
"I've never used a DX7 before, but I followed the instructions and it works great.  I'd like to use the elevator D/R switch instead of the rudder switch since the elevator D/R switch and the flap switch are right next to each other.…"
Sep 8, 2012
Jason Beach commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Important note for APM 2.5 users: if you're not using an enclosure, cover your baro sensor!
"Good info--I just ordered and received 2 APM 2.5s. So if I understand correctly, I can get 2 enclosures free of charge (ones designed for the 2.5)?"
Sep 4, 2012
Jason Beach commented on Jordi Muñoz's blog post How to hack the PPM signal from any receiver (Futaba) with Arduino
"You don't by chance know if there's a similar hack for Spektrum (or Spektrum compatible) receivers do you?"
Aug 17, 2012
Andrew Beckett replied to Jason Beach's discussion Autopilot Comparison in the group ArduPlane User Group
"Howdy Jason, The best place to look for system configuration information is in the APM source code. The configuration register settings for the MPU6000 are in the AP_InertialSensor_MPU6000 class; if you cross-reference the register settings with the…"
Aug 7, 2012
Jason Beach commented on PX4's blog post Introducing the PX4 autopilot system
"Hi - I'm trying to evaluate different autopilot platforms (APM 2.5 vs PX4 vs Paparazzi and maybe APM 3?).  Couple questions: The PX4 Autopilot platform overview view just says "video is private" when I try to view it. I'm…"
Aug 2, 2012
Manu replied to Jason Beach's discussion Autopilot Comparison in the group ArduPlane User Group
"Hi, it would also be interesting to have some comparison also with the UAV Devboard, as it seems like a potential candidate as well... I'd be curious to have opinions on these boards as well. cheers"
Jul 31, 2012
Jason Beach added a discussion to the group ArduPlane User Group
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Autopilot Comparison

I'm interested in comparing different open source autopilots such as the APM 2.5, the PX4 or any of the Paparazzis. Has anyone already done a similar comparison?  Where's the best place for hardware technical information for APM 2.5 or PX4? (for example the actual gyro or accel sensitivities as configured on the APM--I see from the MPU-6000 datasheet it has several user selectable sensitivies, but which one is the APM 2.5 configured to use or can we still select it?)Thanks,JasonSee More
Jul 31, 2012
Jason Beach commented on Gordon's blog post Mode Switch Setup for Turnigy 9x with ER9x Firmware
"This is awesome! Thanks! I noticed as well that er9x no longer has a MAX source on the mixer, but it looks like HALF does the same thing. Once I got the radio set up the way instructed here, I made the following modifications-- - Changed the switch…"
Jul 30, 2012
Jason Beach posted a discussion

New Flight Mode

How difficult would it be for a user to modify the ArduPlane software and create an additional mode similar to FBW-A--basically the autopilot would hold the roll and pitch commanded by the sticks and also maintain airspeed (but not altitude).  The idea is that if the aircraft is maintaining a fairly constant attitude and airspeed and then suddenly starts to increase in altitude it is probably in a thermal and a good place to loiter.I want to become more familiar with arduplane/APM (I have the…See More
Apr 26, 2012

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About Me:
Have 10 yrs USAF mechanic experience and am now a grad student at BYU. Not a whole lot of experience with UAVs but really want to learn
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I'd like to focus my master's study in controls - Right now I'm just learning everything I can about UAVs to get myself up to speed as much as possible.
Hometown:
Provo, UT

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