Getting pcb yesterday, I have assembled it ASAP, and link it with REAL ICE. This board comes with a dsPIC30F6015 CPU and just for control servo ,receive redio-in and RF datalink. It can provide the RF moden power directly and driving 4 futaba 3003 servos in the same time.
The sensors and gps will be integrated as one board and connect with this via connector for using new components in the future.
I spent the better part of the night working on a way to send GPS data and flight control information over to the Remzibi OSD and have finally found a near complete working solution that doesn't involve enabling NMEA. Of course I could have taken the easy way out of enabling NMEA messages but I wanted to have something that would work with ANY GPS module as long as ArduPilot could set the correct variables in the current_loc struct.
The only pieces left to complete are numSV doesn't… Continue
MARCY 2 CONTINUES AS A TRI ROTOR, RETURN OF STILL PHOTO TIMELAPSES
MARCY 1 ATTITUDE HOLD 4 U
Attitude hold on Marcy 1 seems to be a disaster. In the wind, She seemed to actually stabilize with the attitude hold on. When She got near the trees, that must have confused the thermopiles & caused her to bank away from the trees, leading to a seemingly stable position in the middle of the fairway.
In 1 short break between storms, the attitude hold was a… Continue
The time came, when i left the idea with the bodyboard and turned to something more „ship-like“. A colleage of mine got the RC-model of a fire-brigade-ship on ebay. This monokeel-hull, was the new platform for the further testings. I kept the…
Dear DIY community, just wanted to share first pictures of a new project - integrating Ardupilot into the new Arcus Sport glider (a product of robbe here in Germany). The Arcus is an electric glider with a wing span of 2.6 meters, completely made out of "Arcel" - a similar foam like Multiplex's "Elapor". It comes as an RTF kit, complete with six servos (rudder, elevator, 2 x ailerons, 2 x flaps, ESC, and a brushless outrunner for about 260 Euros (350 $).
From I Heart Robotics:
"While it may be obvious to some, as a practical matter, steel doors should be considered a serious navigational hazard to indoor autonomous micro air vehicles due to the effects of the magnetic fields. This problem is especially…Continue
I think I've debugged one of the issues I was having with my OpenLog connecting to Ardupilot. This will probably be blatantly obvious to you veteran Arduino Programmers, but it got me, so I figured I'd post in case it helps anyone else.
After a few flights with only the open log and the ArduIMU, I decided to integrate the ArduPilot board and move the logger to the Ardupilot board. My ArduIMU was now talking to the…