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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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Vulture 2 servo/battery pack test

Testing the Vulture 2 servos and batteries in automatic "wiggle mode". As the aircraft ascends to rocket motor ignition altitude, this will prevent the servo...
7 hours ago
Lester Haines commented on Lester Haines's blog post Two invites available to the Vulture 2 spaceplane New Mexico launch
"Thanks for the offer, we'll let you know. Whatever happens, at least come for a beer in Las Cruces"
yesterday
SkyRover commented on Lester Haines's blog post Two invites available to the Vulture 2 spaceplane New Mexico launch
"If you guys need help with anything while in NM feel free to give me a shout!"
yesterday
Lester Haines commented on Lester Haines's blog post Two invites available to the Vulture 2 spaceplane New Mexico launch
"Yes Gary, we should be streaming live, depending on net availability."
Saturday

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Gary Mortimer commented on Lester Haines's blog post Two invites available to the Vulture 2 spaceplane New Mexico launch
"If only what a joyous trip that would be. Will there be live streaming as well as spacenearus ?? I shall get some English beer in and watch if so."
Saturday
Lester Haines posted a blog post

Two invites available to the Vulture 2 spaceplane New Mexico launch

Thanks to our magnificent US allies at Edge Research Lab, we're able to offer a couple of exclusive ringside seats to the forthcoming launch of our Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) mission,…See More
Friday
Lester Haines commented on Lester Haines's blog post Vulture 2 spaceplane hardware-in-the-loop simulation
"Thanks Gary. It's been an epic struggle, but we're getting there..."
Thursday

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Gary Mortimer commented on Lester Haines's blog post Vulture 2 spaceplane hardware-in-the-loop simulation
"I worry for the control surfaces, this is an amazing project to watch that most folks would chuck to the too hard pile but a pipe and inability to believe in the world of science will push through. Very impressive work all around. As they say in the…"
Thursday
Lester Haines posted a blog post

Vulture 2 spaceplane hardware-in-the-loop simulation

Linus Penzlien has been working on a hardware-in-the-loop simulation for our Vulture 2 spaceplane, using an X-Plane model of the aircraft by…See More
Thursday
Lester Haines commented on Lester Haines's blog post LOHAN spaceplane mission summary video
"Yes Toby, It will propel it higher, although there's some debate among the team as to how much higher. In an ideal world, if the plane holds its near-vertical trajectory, it should be a couple of thousand meters. We shall see."
Thursday
Toby Mills commented on Lester Haines's blog post LOHAN spaceplane mission summary video
"Will the rocket propel the plane higher in altitude than the balloon?If so, have you figured out how much higher?"
Sep 8
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Sep 8
Lester Haines commented on Lester Haines's blog post APM:Plane advanced tree avoidance algorithm
"@Joly: Very good."
Sep 8
Joly commented on Lester Haines's blog post APM:Plane advanced tree avoidance algorithm
"BEEF (Biometrically Enhanced Evasion of Flora) TREE (Total Reactive Evasion Enhancement) CRASH (Coded Reactive Avoidance of Static Hazards) TRIDGE (Totally Reactive Information Decoder for Guided Evasion) PRETZEL (Parametric Reactive Evasion of…"
Sep 8
John Hestness commented on Lester Haines's blog post APM:Plane advanced tree avoidance algorithm
"Using the RGB model, the opposite of green is magenta so either greenphobia or magentaphile.  Or maybe the pollen parameter. I like the other suggestions too! "
Sep 7
Gary McCray commented on Lester Haines's blog post APM:Plane advanced tree avoidance algorithm
""The Larch!" MP sketch was always one of my favorites +1 Bill."
Sep 5

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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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Two invites available to the Vulture 2 spaceplane New Mexico launch

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 12:26pm 4 Comments

Thanks to our magnificent US allies at Edge Research Lab, we're able to offer a couple of exclusive ringside seats to the forthcoming launch of our Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator…

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Vulture 2 spaceplane hardware-in-the-loop simulation

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 7:03am 3 Comments

Linus Penzlien has been working on a hardware-in-the-loop simulation for our Vulture 2 spaceplane, using an X-Plane…

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APM:Plane advanced tree avoidance algorithm

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 6:20am 5 Comments

As we all know, UAVs, High Altitude Ballooning (HAB) payloads, kites and just about anything man-made that flies will be drawn inexorably towards trees by a dark and mysterious force which has so far defied scientific explanation.

As part of the Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (…

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