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Which MAVLink messages to use to get the most accurate position and attitude data

Started Aug 14 0 Replies

A project I'm working needs to get the most accurate values of aircraft position and attitude. We're looking to obtain updated values at 50 to 100Hz from the APM IMU. Which MAVLink message or…Continue

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Philip Giacalone replied to Serge Gonzales's discussion X-8 Catapult (credits to bretbb of rcgroups for the original design) in the group Catapult & Bungee Launchers
"FYI. Here are a few links to videos showing another implementation of bretbb's catapult design, with several design…"
Monday
Philip Giacalone commented on Chris Anderson's blog post New Canadian UAV rules look like a great step forward
"@Acorn - Someone trying to learn how to swim might jump off the Golden Gate Bridge. "
Dec 11
Philip Giacalone commented on Jared Reabow's blog post Airbus in near miss with craft that ghosted into Britain’s biggest airport undetected by air traffic control
"Many modelers/hobbyist believe that the FAA is either out to get them, ignorant about small drones, or overly concerned about safety. All of these belief's are false.  Read any one of the FAA exemption documents granted to commercial…"
Dec 11
Philip Giacalone commented on Chris Anderson's blog post New Canadian UAV rules look like a great step forward
"You're right, of course. The FAA has already proposed that FPV goggles will not be allowed for the UAV pilot. The pilot's eyes will be required to be directly viewing the aircraft. Line of sight range limits will apply.  The Canadian…"
Dec 11
Philip Giacalone commented on Dan Murray's blog post Five Additional FAA Exemptions Issued Today, House Hearing on UAS Integration
"Read any one of those exemption documents I you'd like to understand just how much the FAA puts safety ahead of all other concerns. It's quite an enlightening read. "
Dec 11
Philip Giacalone commented on Chris Anderson's blog post New Canadian UAV rules look like a great step forward
"Note that the Canadian rules say that you cannot fly FPV beyond line of sight. Very sensible.  "Always keep your aircraft in sight, where you can see it with your own eyes – not only through an on-board camera, monitor or…"
Dec 11
Philip Giacalone commented on Jared Reabow's blog post Airbus in near miss with craft that ghosted into Britain’s biggest airport undetected by air traffic control
"As many here already know, the FAA will be proposing new UAS rules early next year.  There was a 2 hour senate hearing today on the topic of 'Integrating drones into the U.S. airspace'. I'd advise those interested to watch the…"
Dec 11
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Which MAVLink messages to use to get the most accurate position and attitude data

A project I'm working needs to get the most accurate values of aircraft position and attitude. We're looking to obtain updated values at 50 to 100Hz from the APM IMU. Which MAVLink message or messages are best to use for this? See More
Aug 14
Philip Giacalone commented on Timothy Clemans's blog post Drone seized by police at Los Angeles park
"Regulations are coming. The growing number of idiots like this guy make it inevitable. "
Aug 12
Philip Giacalone commented on Thomas J Coyle III's blog post First UAV Near Miss with Ag Aircraft Reported in Pacific Northwest
"I agree with everyone here that puts the blame on the UAV operator. Real aircraft and human lives will always take precedence over UAV operations. And rightfully so.  Seems to me that this hobby is headed for big trouble. And for more…"
Jul 25
Philip Giacalone replied to Elios's discussion Elevation Graph for more than 70KM
"Ok, good luck. Interested in hearing how it all works out. "
Jul 2
Philip Giacalone replied to Elios's discussion Elevation Graph for more than 70KM
"Carefully check the flight regulations in your area. Likely your proposed flight is illegal. If so, do not do it. Follow the rules and regulations.  Fly safely. "
Jul 2
Philip Giacalone replied to Elios's discussion Elevation Graph for more than 70KM
"Elie - What you are proposing is a dangerous (and likely illegal) flight. Do NOT do it. Keep your aircraft within visual line of sight. "
Jul 2
Philip Giacalone commented on Alex Wong's blog post DJI Phantom flies through fireworks and over crowd. Brave or Foolish?
"@Alex - I agree that the removal of that video from youtube was a very good thing. Your proactive post here, and the negative responses of this community, are to be congratulated.  Regarding public perception of drones, we've got a long…"
Jun 30
Philip Giacalone commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Wall Street Journal: "Drone Dogfight: Big Defense Firms vs The Techies"
"@Aaron -- Right now, the FAA is being distracted by the growing air safety risks from hobby aircraft. They are being forced to react and are in the process of making #3 happen, imo. Crazy hobby pilots are providing the hard evidence they'll…"
Jun 30
Philip Giacalone commented on Alex Wong's blog post DJI Phantom flies through fireworks and over crowd. Brave or Foolish?
"Commercial users will continue to look out for themselves and will distance themselves from the hobbyists. To do otherwise would be self-defeating.  Commercial users will be trained and licensed and will have strong financial incentives to fly…"
Jun 30

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Washington Post investigation - When drones fall from the sky

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 2:30pm 9 Comments

An interesting investigation into 400 crashes by military drones:

More than 400 large U.S. military drones have crashed in major…

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Introduction and UDB mode switching question

Posted on March 18, 2010 at 2:28am 14 Comments

Hello,



I've been silently following the progress of the UAV Dev Board team for a while now, and want to congratulate Bill Premerlani and his great team for their amazing accomplishments.



This is my first posting, so please let me introduce myself. I'm relatively new to RC flying, and have very little experience with micro programming, but do have some background in aerospace and software engineering. Anyway, after crashing a few planes, it's exciting to see that such a… Continue

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