I read on one of your posts that you control your rc plane using xbee, I’m trying to do the same thing can you help? My plain is to ether update the ardupilots gps co-ordinates while in flight or to be able to take control of it like an rc plane from my laptop. If you can help at all it would be really appreciated
I'm studying at Aberdeen uni in Scotland. I'm not using any hardware at the mo I’m really just starting off. I use to make ROV's but they used Bluetooth. I always thought that a UAV would be too hard to make until about 5 months ago when I discovered this site. I'm building the plane in the pic at the moment because it’s a really stable platform then moving up to faster platforms if all go’s well. Any help that you can give me would be very much appreciated.
sorry about the late reply
"Hi to all,
I'm from Sherbrooke University, team VAMUdeS, and I want to bring some presisions.
Sherbrooke University had 2 teams at the competition. Team VAMUdeS and team Elise.
Team VAMUdeS uses a modified Paparazzi TWOG…"
"I've got an other question about X-Bees compatibility with ArduPilot....
Is the XBee Pro 900 XSC RPSMA at Sparkfun (sku: WRL-09087) works with ArduPilot ? The range can be greater... and consumption current for the transmetter is less (210 vs…"
"WAAS signals are 'in-band' from stational satellites at L1 frequencies (1.5GHz), they model the north american content's atmospherics on a grid based structure (20KM squares IIRC).
DPGS/LAAS uses another transmission and models…"
I'm afraid 2 recievers outputing computed GPS position will not help you, however if you can place one (or both) the units in a mode where they output pseudorange and code measurements then you can do some 'heavy lifting'…"
"Jason, I think your idea is theoreticaly very interesting. I have little idea of how it would work in practice, but a few considerations;
- as I understand it, the 406 GPS has a 1Hz update freq. If the plane is moving 10 m/s there will be somewhere…"
"A starting point would be to put the two GPS units in a clear area a metre apart. Log the two GPS units for a while then compare the results and see what the correlation is.
Everything I have read indicates that using two GPS units as you have…"