Great Overlay System !!!
It is one of the best I've seen .
What about this project now ?
On the photo I see that you use the fujitsu chip with a TI processor I suppose.
Is it possible to get more information about your project .
Phantastic work, congratulations! I would be interested in the final version.
I just ordered a weatronic telemetric r/c, planning to use the telemetry channel for data downlink and ground based OSD/HUD, looking for a true graphic OSD (if…"
Thank you for your comments. We have worked hard to try to produce a product we could be proud of. This was our prototype version. We are having a production version built now with some additional really cool features. I will post more…"
"Rick, an absolute work of art...the hardware looks beautiful and your software is out of this world...this is DIY at its best. I can only imagine the time and effort you put into this..the onscreen display graphics layout is a work of art as…"
""Have you ever considered the fact that it's mathematically impossible to compute a vector (and thus, establish direction) without at least two points? Given the fact that the GPS "raw" reading could jump 3m (prox) even when…"
"David, I am glad to see you are making progress. Congrats all around. I will order one to see how well it works with my current OSD/HUD and my new OSD/HUD I am waiting for finished boards to arrive now. It will be nice to finally see a GPS keep up…"
"Yes, I have used the drag method a time or two. It was not intentional but used it just the same. And yes, the new one is way cooler. I will put together a complete feature list in the next day or so and get it posted.
"Gr8, yes i have seen almost all your videos :-). Yes duct tape or drag it behind if nothing else works ;-).
looking forward to your ver2. Did you add any new features to the new board or what was lacking in old one?"
is anyone interested in yet another IMU? I ask because I am designing one with 3 axis gyros, 3 axis accel, 3 axis mag, 10Hz GPS, Baro presure sensor and diff pressure sensor, 8 rx inputs, 8 servo outputs, LPC2148 MCU, about 1.5" X 2.5" so far...
Your HDU is incredibly good looking. Did the guys on RC Groups had a look at it ? They could be interested. It is the best I ever saw.
Regarding AP, I'm not a HW/SW specialist, I'm in system control, so more of the maths kind.
There is a lot of competition around AP solutions. Last year I met Bill Premerlani and I helped him develop the DCM algorithm. He designed the UIAVDevBoard with Sparkfun. He is working on a new version, I don't know nothing about it, he keeps the secret :).
I think that he want's to work alone on the HW, it's his baby. You can ask him, he's a nice guy.
I personnaly want to find a more complete AP, that is, the kind you described in your comment. I am still working with Bill because it's fun, I own a UAVDevBoard, and he is my freind.
But unless he adds a magnetometer, airspeed and barometric altitude, my next board will be of the kind you described.
I am having a look around and I found:
Paparazzi (Booz + Tiny 2.11) 500$
Brian Wolfe new version ~400$
These board have about the same fonctionalities as the board you described: 3 magnetos 3 gyros 3 accelerometers, airspeed bormetric alt, GPS
I think that if your board "looks" like your HDU and if it comes up at a reasonable price then I want one and I will try to help you
Thanks for the info on the other IMU/Autopilots. I just took a look and I have to say I am still not too impressed. While they are all complete, they are all expensive and by the time you assemble all the parts they are too big. That is not to say I can make it smaller and cheaper but I think I can. I like Brian's but even his seems a little larger than I wanted.
I have not really put my HUD out there too much yet because the current prototype boards were a little expensive. I designed those to be small but feature rich so I could do whatever I wanted with them. I am currently working on version 2. It will have even more features but will be cost effective enough to sell. I am hoping to have the hardware in limited production in April. The firmware will take a little longer because it will have to be ported from the current system to the new one.
I would like to get an opinion on my IMU/Autopilot intended component list before I complete the design. I wish we could have a few people with some experience with the different gyros and accelerometers weigh in on these before we commit to them.
did you see the post from benjamin1254 here on the Standford University Autonomous Helicopter Project? Here is the Stanford site if you have not seen it and are interested. There are several papers posted on that site, most of which are over my head.
I am pointing this all out because I would like to suggest that if we are going to develop a new IMU/Autopilot we should set our goal on being able to duplicate this ability as much as possible. What do you think?
I don't know if any of the actual details of the project are available anywhere since it seems to have been performed under a Darpa contract but you never know.
I have the Helicopters and can design and build the hardware and can help with writing the software. I am just very weak on the math. We probably lots of genius software gurus that would love to be involved if we are going to do something with this capability.