Here's a cool new product from the Maker Shed: Blink RC. It's a wifi-to-RC board, which can let you replace your RC gear with a smartphone or other wifi-enabled computer. From the announcement:
The MAVLink mailing list is currently very actively discussing which route to take to CAN-MAVLink integration. Especially engineers working in their day jobs on ARINC 825 or CANaerospace could bring important feedback to the table, so please share your knowledge.…
Hi Guys I have for some time been developing this flying camera, I say camera as this is a departure from the norm. Whereas most people make a copter that just happens to have a camera mount this is different. The operator fly's the camera and the uav follows the envelope that is required…Continue
I'm still working on my Interception/Injection board for my Spektrum Dx6i, here is the news :
If you have not seen this yet check it out!
It is the Devil Ray 2.4M flying wing made by Chris McNair.
We asked him to make one for us to use in the Australian Outback UAV Challenge. And before you ask we have an ATTO IMU onboard!
The Devil Ray has the option of 3…Continue
The Willow Garage team who are running the Robot Operating System (ROS) project posted today on the MAVLink integration with ROS that you've been reading about here for a while. What it means is that MAVLink-compatible autopilots (including ArduPilotMega now and the UAVDevBoard soon) can serve as ROS nodes,…Continue
Recently I've been reading about the Robot Operating System (ROS) from Willow Garage and thinking about ways that it could interface with a UAV system to take advantage of many of the robot navigation…Continue
I've decided that the compass support on ArduPilotMega needs beefing up. I'm working on this in a few ways:
1. Added MicroMag3 support - this is accomplished, though I still need to refactor to make…Continue
This is a Current (And Airspeed) Sensor for $1.45.
I raised this question a while back, and was reminded again by the Post below which asks how to stuff all of this into a small box. (Beautiful Glider)
Small planes should remains a primal focus because they reduce the real and regulatory risks and allow broader participation in more fields/parks,…Continue
First, Gluonpilot is a single-board, open source IMU-based autopilot created by Tom Pycke in Belgium. Tom is a long-time autopilot designer and one of the best in the business, so this is solid gear. It's available for…Continue
The second Boeing-built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, or OTV, left Cape Canaveral, Fla., at 2:46 p.m. PT, atop an Atlas V rocket, Boeing said.
"History was made in December when the X-37B became the United States' first unmanned vehicle to return from space and land on its own," Craig Cooning, vice president and general manager of Boeing Space and Intelligence…
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Now we come to proposed improvements in Marcy 1. Fired up Her avionics & got the radio to work again. That was a huge step, but there's a long road of depression between this & golf course flight.
Most micro airplanes have a solenoid actuator for the rudder on the fuselage & no aileron actuator. We need the aileron actuator, which begs…
Just stumbled upon this amazing board. Would be really interesting to use it for a quad project. What do you guys think??
This is the Vladimir models Graphite 2e. It is a fairly typical skinny, lightweight, efficient fully moulded motor glider. Despite its 3.1m span there is not much space for anything.
THE CHALLENGE - HOW TO FIT AN AUTOPILOT AND TELEMETRY SYSTEM IN A GRAPHITE…Continue
Yes! Digital wireless video systems is relative high cost and of cause over budget for most people, but the technology is getting closer to what we can reach in our UAV projects. Lets hope these systems will reach prices we all can handle.
Here is a system who fits perfect in a small UAV.
Receiver case is even made with small 7" TFT screen in a nice strong…Continue
Now that the FAA regs are all but written in stone, many have argued that CBO's can provide their own regulations to circumvent the FAA regulations. What is uncertain is if there is any provision in the proposed regulations for CBOs at all.
The AMA has even pushed an…Continue