We recently got APO quadrotor autopilot support working for HIL and wanted to share this cool video.
Arduino 1.0 release preview… if you want to check it out!
It is almost here I hope. The I2C looks to be working after you…Continue
Since I'm tired of seeing nothing here for the past day (yes some of us for some reason check for new blogs over and over....its a compulsion), I figured I'd share some of the not-so-spammy-spam that has been cluttering my mailbox from Laminar Research!
X-Plane 10 is here!!! Full information here
and here …
The FRAC Centre in Orléans, France will for the first time host an exhibition to be built entirely by flying robots. Titled "Flight Assembled Architecture," the six meter-high tower will be made up of 1,500 prefabricated polystyrene foam modules. The exhibition has been developed by Swiss architect Gramazio & Kohler and Italian robot designer Raffaello D'Andrea, to inspire new methods of…Continue
I have converted RC transmitter into joy stick using 10$ game controller and checked it with quad it fly's quad good . problem with original game controller was throttle control . Also added 6 position switch for mode control but the switch modes give some error only stabilize and auto mode don't give error.
OK, here's my first attempt. Times for three…Continue
I made two flight videos, the first was flying with default PIDs, the second I tried to reduce the oscillation after 3 tuning tries.
From your experiences, do you think this is good enough? or I might be trying to elimilate the vibration as much as possible from tweaking these PIDs again, but is it possible to do auto tuning or auto calibration via a smart coding to get a Pitch Roll Yaw balancing without oscillating or sluggish reflections ?…Continue
Hello to All,
I have done successful tests flights with the version of the ArduCopter v2.0.51 (original firmware version, not modified). I have used a hands build quadcopter frame (550 mm wide) . In spite of the windy and gusty weather (wind 18 Km/h gusting 22 Km/h), I have been very suprised by the stability of my quadcopter with this new firmware (thanks to Jason and to the DIY Drones team).…Continue
Many have been asking for this belly protection for the Skywalker platform. Finally we decided to make this in big numbers so it can be available for the people…Continue
Patrick Egan has recently made a freedom of information (FOIA) request to the FAA to find out who sat on the last committee that met to make rules for flight in the NAS in the USA.
It makes for interesting reading and should be of some concern if you are planning on commercial flight ops any time soon.
Thank you Jason and everyone else in the ardu team for the great job done in this project!!
I've finally got Hexa to work, the setup is as follows (v2.0.49):Jdrone frame Hexa, Jdrone engine 880, jdrone 30 amp esc, 10x3, 8 prop, 2x4s lipo main batteri(6000 to 10,000 ma), Spektrum DX8 with telemetri, 2xcastlec becs connected to two blocking diodes one of the becs have his own 2s lipo to keeping the voltage stable if the main battery is overloaded. I have worked extensively with…Continue
I've just built our arducopter named "Mugen" and so I can share a little timelapse video showing the building process...
Next step will be in fact to learn how to flight properly the arducopter and use the different modes...
Then, later, it'll get some FPV upgrade!
Here's my quad copter flying with my 1.7 kg 3/4" plywood bench testing jig designed to prevent it from flying.
I was in the backyard yesterday testing my failsafe settings and decided to give it some throttle, much to my surprise it actually lifted off. I'll have to try lifting something in the near future... and I'll have to clamp the test jig down from now on.
(Yes, I am concerned about prop safety and the motors are not powered up most of the time. The test jig is for…Continue
Hi guys after some extensive testing trying to see which way is the best to reduce vibration reaching the APM I am left to be lieve corrected in saying all efforts are useless ! below is a view views on raw sensors reporting back with different mounting methods of the APM.
First image is the control to compare everything to this was just with APM mounted to the copter with nylon nuts and bolts in the standard 3 holes provided…Continue
This week I did testing on my scratch built clark y airfoil to compare it to the Easy Star's wing.
The new wing:
-Generated more lift, and consequently more drag.
-Required an increase in rudder size and throw to get the proper control
-Could carry more weight while maintaining good flight characteristics
-Flew slower and more stable
-Was less prone to tip stall
-Was more active in correcting when…Continue
Catagory: Fixed Wing- 125cm Flying Wing
Total Time: 1:40.
This is the 3rd or 4th time I've flown my wing with the APM. (And my first experience flying with the APM.) Tuning is still in progress, but I've been very impressed with the system thus far. The stock PID gains have worked…Continue
my name is Piotr. I live in Poland. I was born 36 years ago... Since 21 years I'm…Continue