My APM 2.5+ won't connect on the 3DR radios or USB. For the past few days, I've noticed the HUD starting to twitch (+/-3 degrees) when the plane is sitting still. Today at the field, I had trouble…Continue
I crashed my quad today, and I was wondering if what happened was normal. I was flying my quad in stabilize, and I was flying it pretty fast. As I pulled back on the stick to stop it, I found that it…Continue
By MARY SHINN Cronkite News
WASHINGTON – Stephen Rayleigh and Matt Lyon thought they were done with careers in drones after they left the Army in 2010 and enrolled at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott.
Until they met Professor Ray Bedard.
Rayleigh wanted to…Continue
I'm the captain for Team Awesome, the UAS team from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Arizona Campus. We're headed to the Small UAS competition in Pax River, MD in five days, and we're using an ArduPilot 2.0 equipped airplane. This will be our first year at the competition. We're using…Continue
Hi, I'm starting a team at Embry-Riddle in Arizona to go to the UAS competition in Maryland this year. We're using APM on a custom built airframe, but we're still learning the ins and outs of Ardupilot and Mission Planner. I've got a few questions:
We're tuning the PID's, and the aircraft pitches down in stabilize and FBW A&B. Should I fix this with RC trim, one of the gains, or initialize the aircraft in a slightly pitch-up attitude?
We're building a…Continue