Now 3DR has cornered the manufacturing market for the majority of open source autopilots, I was wondering when it get its act together and actually build some. Might be a smart move to build stuff…Continue
Just spent a frustrating half day of novelty crashes before finding that the hexa firmware was loaded instead of quad. Please add a clear indicator showing which frame firmware is loaded.CLI debug…Continue
I am attempting to build the mavlink library in a scilab block to run SITL.When scilab compiles, it only finds the mavlnk headers if I name the absolute directory. Changing the working directory…Continue
I have had several long flights when the Xbee 2.4GHz S2 communication stopped around 30minutes after power up. This may be something to do with ubunutu/netbook settings instead of the Xbees. I…Continue
Being able to see what the autopilot is thinking in real time is a valuable tool for tuning autopilot behaviour. FPV is normally used for this but I can't use it on my aircraft. A good solution is to use minimOSD on the ground driving a video monitor. I have had a few flights with this and it works very…Continue
I would like to introduce the community to a mixer method used to fly complex aircraft in manual, fly-by-wire and autonomous modes.
The main challenges of mixing are:
Airspeed control is critical when flying sailplanes. You want to fly close to stall but never beyond it, since that will normally cause a tip stall and great loss of energy. How do you teach an autopilot to fly on the edge of stall?…
This is the Vladimir models Graphite 2e. It is a fairly typical skinny, lightweight, efficient fully moulded motor glider. Despite its 3.1m span there is not much space for anything.
THE CHALLENGE - HOW TO FIT AN AUTOPILOT AND TELEMETRY SYSTEM IN A GRAPHITE…Continue