I have installed AttoPilot current and voltage sensor. I set capacity in APM Planner settings and checked that battery consumption percentage is shown correctly. However, displayed voltage is always…Continue
Recently I have started to fly my ArduCopter with camera piloting by video goggles. All is fine, but sometimes it might be difficult to estimate altitude and vertical speed (which are very…Continue
Now SmartAP autopilot has Autonomous Waypoint Flight Mode. The demo shown in the video above consisted of 4 waypoints. After the last waypoint quadcopter came back to the initial home position and automatically switched to position hold mode there. Moreover, autopilot has Stabilize,Altitude Hold, Position Hold and Return to Home flight modes. Flight can be controlled…Continue
I would like to share the latest SmartAP autopilot progress. As well as GPS Position Hold mode (introduced ~1 month ago), now it has Return to Launch flight mode. No matter wherever the copter is, just switch to RTL and it will come back to its home position autonomously. You can watch the video of Return to Launch test…Continue
Maybe somebody heard about IMAV - International Micro Air Vehicle Conference and Flight Competition. This year it was held in Braunschweig, Germany, 3-6 July. I was there and presented a paper about my project - SmartAP. Also our team took part in flight competition. Here is a short summary of the trip.
In general, teams…
A week ago we made several successful flights with our own flight control system - SmartAP autopilot. At the moment Manual and Stabilize flight modes are ready. Below you can find a couple of videos. Both flight were made only in Stabilize Mode, no Altitude Hold or Position Hold activated. In the first one we checked hovering, in the second stability while…Continue