I´m very interested in the paparazzi uav ans the booz (quadcopter). But I have some questions that I wish that anybody could answer it.
1st- It´s possible to use the modem like a rc systems, for example connecting a gamepad to the laptop?
2nd- Which knods of sensor can be connected to the analog inputs? Are there code prepared for that?
3rd- Is ther a "newbie" guide to start in the paparazzi uav?
4th- It´s possible to control the booz with the laptop?
I don't have the cash right now to buy a plane, ArduIMU, an auto pilot, and associated hardware. So, while I'm saving for the hardware, I want to play with the various algorithms out there in a simulation environment - to gain a deeper understanding and feel for it. I want to be able to code in C, so I can use the code directly in the hardware autopilot when I reach that point.
I want to use a flight dynamics model to generate sensor inputs to the autopilot (3 axis gyro, 3 axis… Continue
Hope this is not a duplicate post (I've seen it before somewhere)
A mere 30 centimeters long, the MAVion combines fixed wings with two counter rotating propellers, allowing it to operate with high aerodynamic efficiency--even in adverse conditions, according to the professor.
Like a few others, I've been working on a UAV Helicopter but I've hit a bit of roadblock and I'm looking for some helpful advice from the community. At the moment, when I try to fly the helicopter (so far as high as 4 inches off the ground), it tries as hard as it can to bank left because it thinks it's leaning at >40%. The problem is vibration and I'm looking for any advice I can get on how to overcome this problem.
Below is some slightly massaged data from… Continue
I just added a pitot to my ezstar (http://bordelon.net/ezstar) and did a flight. Naturally the plots of the airspeed sensor and GPS velocity (projected onto the X axis... straight thru the nose) did not seem to match. But should they? I figured any wind would skew the results, so how do you know you're calibrated?
I first tried to make a "manometer" with a tube of water but that seemed to just make a mess and was off by 50% in the end.
I spent some time on the software for the ground control station lately and did some telemetry flights with my UAV Flying Wing.
Nothing special but I thought I'll post this anyway so people know that I'm still alive. The software is a… Continue
Just a reminder that entries are due at 12:00 midnight PST on Sunday for the current T3 contest. Right now we've got six entries, and it would be great to get a few more in today or tomorrow. I'd hoped to enter an ArduPilot and AttoPilot, but I had three straight bad… Continue
I'm currently trying to connect a Sparkfun logomatic v2 serial datalogger (WIG-08627) to the ardupilot card. I understand how to do it using anolog connections ,but I can't figure out how to do it through a serial connection. Does anyone know how to connect the ardupilot with the datalogger using a serial connection?
This team of 17 years olds designed this RC blimp from scratch, and learned a lesson in weight control and using optimal components, since this seems to be based on heavy Vex parts. Next up: autonomy. If they want a Blimpduino, we'd be happy to send them… Continue
is a long long long drive from the east bay on 25mph roads. Then on weekdays you're greeted with permit parking only, anywhere within 1/2 mile of the lake bed. Fortunately, U can park in the golf course parking & walk 1/2 a mile to get in.
It has scattered tall weeds, making landings tricky.
It's a very large area with spectacular views from 400ft,… Continue