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Pixhawk Zener diode - a stiff brandy and assistance required

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lester Haines Jun 1. 2 Replies

A quick call for assistance regarding connecting a Zener diode to condition power on the Pixhawk servo rail.…Continue

 

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Lester Haines commented on Lester Haines's blog post Vulture 2 spaceplane hits 100km/h - strapped to a van roof
"Don't fret, you'll get plenty of warning."
Wednesday

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Gary Mortimer commented on Lester Haines's blog post Vulture 2 spaceplane hits 100km/h - strapped to a van roof
"I think I will keep half an eye on http://spacenear.us/tracker/ as well"
Wednesday
Lester Haines commented on Lester Haines's blog post Vulture 2 spaceplane hits 100km/h - strapped to a van roof
"The launch date is imminent. We'll have some big news regarding that later in the week. Watch this space..."
Wednesday

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Gary Mortimer commented on Lester Haines's blog post Vulture 2 spaceplane hits 100km/h - strapped to a van roof
"Ah good show I think pitch is going to have to be tracked at a heck of a rate against best speed to fly. So much learning going on in the falling process. Refresh my mind, when is the target launch date again?"
Wednesday
Lester Haines commented on Lester Haines's blog post Vulture 2 spaceplane hits 100km/h - strapped to a van roof
"Gary - we don't test gliders! You'll have to wait and see at just what heck of a speed it arrives. I believe there is some serious autotune skulduggery afoot... "
Wednesday

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Gary Mortimer commented on Lester Haines's blog post Vulture 2 spaceplane hits 100km/h - strapped to a van roof
"Has there been a balsa or foam test glider?? Is the landing area huge and very soft??? I have a hunch it will arrive at a heck of a speed. Oh another question will it be running auto trim routines as it descends? Its all just too exciting get flying…"
Wednesday
Lester Haines commented on Lester Haines's blog post Vulture 2 spaceplane hits 100km/h - strapped to a van roof
"@Philippe: Presuure sensor don't work well at these altitudes. We've got the Pixhawk sensor on board but will be mixing towards 100 per GPS as the plane goes up, and then reversing that process as it comes down. As far as I'm aware…"
Wednesday

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Thomas J Coyle III commented on Lester Haines's blog post Vulture 2 spaceplane hits 100km/h - strapped to a van roof
"@Linus, Looking good:-) Regards, TCIII Autonomous Vehicle Developer"
Tuesday
Philippe Petit commented on Lester Haines's blog post Vulture 2 spaceplane hits 100km/h - strapped to a van roof
"Hey guys, first things first: I absolutely love your project it seems to be really fun and also very well made!However I have a couple of questions: Which differential pressure sensor are you using?  Also how is the mission planned to be? From…"
Tuesday
Lester Haines posted a blog post

Vulture 2 spaceplane hits 100km/h - strapped to a van roof

We're obliged to Linus Penzlien (seen above in boffin pipe mode) and Andrew Tridgell for all their hard work last week working on the custom APM:Plane parameters/commands for our Vulture 2 spaceplane.We were finally able to…See More
Tuesday
Lester Haines commented on Lester Haines's blog post Vulture 2 spaceplane Pixhawk brain surgery
"We did indeed. Top work Linus."
Monday

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Thomas J Coyle III commented on Lester Haines's blog post Vulture 2 spaceplane Pixhawk brain surgery
"Looking good, Linus:-) Regards, TCIII ArduRover2 Developer"
Aug 13
Lester Haines posted a blog post

Vulture 2 spaceplane Pixhawk brain surgery

Linus Penzlien (above) is in Spain this week working with Andrew Tridgell on our Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) Vulture 2 spaceplane's custom…See More
Aug 13
Lester Haines posted a blog post

LOHAN spaceplane mission patch unveiled

Every proper mission needs a patch, so here you have the design for our Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) spaceplane project. The motto translates as "To The Stars And The Pub", as chosen by an…See More
Aug 8
Atiwat commented on Lester Haines's blog post Vulture 2 spaceplane unceremoniously strapped to van roof
"Wow, I really want to see when it's flying on sky."
Aug 7
Euan Ramsay commented on Lester Haines's blog post Vulture 2 spaceplane unceremoniously strapped to van roof
"Well the American managed to get to the Moon and they drive on the wrong side of the road...should be a piece of cake for us Brits driving on the correct side."
Aug 7

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Head of Special Projects Bureau at The Register
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Currently working on the Pixhawk-controlled Vulture 2 spaceplane, as part of the Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) project (http://reg.cx/1Uyg).

Plenty of photos on our Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/registerparis/
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LOHAN team with the Vulture 2. From left: Dave Akerman, Rob Eastwood, Paul Shackleton and Claire Edwards

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Vulture 2 spaceplane hits 100km/h - strapped to a van roof

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 7:18am 10 Comments

We're obliged to Linus Penzlien (seen above in boffin pipe mode) and Andrew Tridgell for all their hard work last week working on the custom APM:Plane parameters/commands for our Vulture 2…

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Vulture 2 spaceplane Pixhawk brain surgery

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 5:13am 3 Comments

Linus Penzlien (above) is in Spain this week working with Andrew Tridgell on our Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) Vulture 2…

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LOHAN spaceplane mission patch unveiled

Posted on August 8, 2014 at 4:11am 1 Comment

Every proper mission needs a patch, so here you have the design for our Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) spaceplane project. The motto translates as "To The Stars And The Pub", as chosen by an…

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Vulture 2 spaceplane unceremoniously strapped to van roof

Posted on August 7, 2014 at 3:06am 7 Comments

The Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) team is awaiting the arrival on Sunday of Pixhawk wrangler Linus Penzlien, and ahead of…

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