I just wanted to make a post to specifically address the issue of vibrations on helicopters, as I am seeing quite a few logs which exhibit excessive vibrations. This not only affects Loiter, but can…Continue
I've posted about this before, but I feel I must reinforce this:You MUST use a completely independent power supply for your APM or Pixhawk than you use for the Servos. DO NOT use one BEC to supply…Continue
Just wanted to put out a warning to everybody, that you should not be testing any of the 3.2 Release Candidates for Tradheli until I say so.At this time, I have not flight tested 3.2rc1 or rc2. I…Continue
I am attempting to fix the flybar acro code, wanted to get it out with the upcoming 3.1.3 release, but I'm in a bit of a pickle. It compiles in Arduino, but won't compile in Make for PX4. I assume…Continue
Well, the moment we have all been waiting for in Canada is finally here. Transport Canada has published the new UAV regulations. It is important to understand that these regulations effectively come in 2 parts. Basically, you have one set of regulations for UAV's less…Continue
Another recent accomplishment with the Helicopter version of Arducopter was this full auto speed run which achieved a top speed of 30 m/s or 108 km/h. This was done using 3.2 which features improvements to the helicopter flight dynamics code, as well as Spline Waypoints which is a general…Continue
Now we're cooking with gas!
I have just completed a project to build a helicopter with a gasoline engine, controlled by Arducopter (of course!) This helicopter serves as a test bed for future gas heli development work for a client of mine. The goal was to prove out that it could be…Continue