Wanted to give you guys a heads up on this RX I have been waiting for for quite some time. The FrSky TFR4 - w/ normal servo connections it is a 4ch RX, but when set up as a PPM out RX you get 8ch out via PPM along w/ RSSI, and it is very small. Perfect for use wherever a PPM RX is needed.
The New FPV APM Kopter
In the foreground, the bumblebee
in the background the Kamkop with the GoPro 3D system
This project has been started in october 2010 and its purpose is to build a full autonomous Thermal Hunter Glider which is able to fly for a long duration in an area defined by a radius, a ceiling and a minimal altitude. The glider uses thermal soaring and dynamic soaring methods commonly used by full scale gliders during cross country soaring competitions.
During a full…Continue
Today, my nine-year-old daughter and I upgraded our little mini quad (7" across), which we hadn't flown in a while.
Here's what we did:
1. Soldered the headers onto a new ArduPilot Mega 2560 board and installed it into the quad. (Replacing the 1280 that was there).
2. In the past we…Continue
Improved alt hold: Look for about twice the accuracy for altitude hold than the previous 2.0.40 preview. It's really good and the motors don't pulse as hard as they did before.
Loiter looks great and has the wind…Continue
A new teaser video featuring the about to be released Pro Tricopter Delrin Kit. More info available at http://www.fpvmanuals.com/tricopter
Today I'm test sonar my Arducopter in ALT Hold Mode. I use USB HUD cable (Have Shield) connect to Pitot port IMU and receive signal from AN (pin 3) the Sonar. It perfect not noise in test.
Now, I use code ArduCopter2.0.39b
Wiring shield to ground at Sonar.
So this is the first flight on my second DIY frame. this one is entirely made from acrylic. It worked fine right off the bat. I did notice at about 28 seconds in it did a little seesaw and then stabilized fine. It worked really well until the second forth flight i was about 2 feet off the ground, just in a hover and it decided to flip upside down…Continue
Firstly thanks to Jason for his New Alpha code. 2.0.40. Randy for all the help and Martin who keeps supplying tea
The new control laws that he has implemented work really well. The oscillations have virtually disappeared in stabilise, and Loiter held for over 8 mins with only very slow drift, had to bring the heli back to the start point…Continue
In this video, I am using a UMI, a sonar for altitude, and a wii-remote camera. The wii-remote camera is a very small camera that is included in the wii-remote.
The wii-remote camera gives directly the 2D coordinates of the IR spots in the image. It's interface is I2C. This is really a great sensor!
On my UAV, the wii-remote camera looks under.
I put IR LEDs on the floor.…Continue
Hi all, first post after mulling around reading everything on the site and then some. I have 2 Hobbyking Bixlers (well, 1 bixler, and 1 Sky Surfer from http://readymaderc.com/, they are the same and sold also on other sites). After reading into it, getting it, flying it a bit, and…Continue
I spend a gorgeous morning at the field with Jason Short testing code and tuning PIDs. He was focusing on ArduCopter 2.0.40 and I was just dialing in the PIDs for the HobbyKing Bixler, which is our current…Continue
In rural Wales, a runway and a 500-square mile airspace for unmanned craft is opening. The British Army's Watchkeeper WK450, pictured above, will use the runway for test flights.
The Welsh government wants to attract aviation firms to test experimental drones to fight fires and count whales.…
Turnigy 9X IN STOCK at the US Warehouse!! for $64.75!!!
thought I would pass this along
I've been away on vacation for the last week and a half, but I was able to port Arducopter to Flash and do some simulations. This has helped me rewrite the navigation control laws, simple mode, and Loiter to all use a streamlined set of control loops. This not only has saved code space, but the end result is a quad that flies…Continue
Today we're making the first shipment of ArduCopter 3DR quads. When you receive your quad, check the product page for build instructions - I'll be adding it today. And don't be confused that you have a few too many…Continue