I have just replaced my old kk board with a HobbyKing KK 2.0m board (quad x-mode)The ESC's was already calibrated from the old configuration (no need to do that again right?) - I calibrate the gyros…Continue
You have to decide how, where and when to set it down very quickly!
I've been playing with my homebrew Automatic Landing Finder (ALF)…Continue
Ok - so the critical sub systems for keeping balance, headings etc, are probably best served by a RISC type processor like the ARM and ATMega processors. But on top of that, you could put something that allows an easy access to image processing, communication, logging etc.. In the…Continue
USAV is the Unmanned Social Arial Vehicle - A drone with an android based auto pilot system that communicates through Google talk and Twitter. Due to the weather and the fact that an H-frame is being built for the vehicle, no flying is possible here. But I'm making good use of the wait :)
So snow is still falling here in the north and it's not really flying weather.
So I decided to make good of the waiting and create a telemetry unit for the USAV.
Here's an update on the USAV project I started some months back. This post is mostly about the architecture and features of the current version as well as a video of a static test.
The USAV is a UAV with an integration to some of the social networks like twitter and Google talk. It is also an…Continue