This is to let you know that AC2 beta has been updated based on everyone's feedback. I think we're getting closer to a full release.
Things to concentrate on:
Logging - Logs are the most helpful thing you can post. If you have an issue, please post the log and let me know where to look.
Altitude hold: The Dterm was a bit too aggressive preventing the copter from changing altitudes. It's been lowered by default to 0.03. If you have trouble…Continue
I had the brilliant idea of building a device that will send GPS location over SMS text messages.
this, after i lost my prototype quad Arducopter last week. it felt not too far, i could hear it, but a few days of searching in the forest gave nothing....
R.I.P. dear copter.
here is the last successful flight, in memory..
OpenLRS is a radio control system designed by Flytron in Turkey. For most of us, the name will make clear that this is an open source product. Source code is available for download, you can make improvements or change the code and share these with others.
The OpenLRS M1 is an open source transmitter module that is configurable for any channel (420-450mhz) or any…Continue
Now camera has pitch and roll stabilizer. In some shots camera looks plane. Camera can tilt 90 degrees to one direction and 45 to other, you can see the limits in sharp turns. It was windy day, 4 - 8 m/s or 14 - 29 km/h or 8 - 16 knots.
Program codes are in…Continue
Flew something for the 1st time since the PCS order. She didn't
oscillate, but didn't have enough power. That design had no coning
angle. Back to wing designs.
TaigaCam and Ardupilot tries to look home position all the time. Camera can turn about 100 degrees. In Ardupilot there is no compass, and therefore it calculates flight direction once per second according to gps. That's why camera turns slowly.
This pan-system needs only one line of code to Ardupilot. In plane…
Here is a quick vid of my final project I'm building in electrical engineering. It's a tricopter UAV with thrust vectoring. As of now I have implemented roll, pitch stabilization, yaw and height are controlled by the aircraft. I just control the x and y movement.
All the control algorithms use fuzzy logic. Why? To be different... and to overcome…
How to setup the mode switch for APM/AC2
This tutorial was created using the Futaba 12fg, but keep reading and it may give you some ideas on your radio. If you already have your particular radio figured out, write a tute like this and maybe we can get a collection of them added to the APM/AC2 wiki's.
You will need two spare switches, a 2 position and a 3 position to be able to get all six flight modes for the APM/AC2. We are aiming to get pulse widths of 1165,…Continue
As part of my plane to create a simple, solid Arducopter frame, I have had a number of parts laser cut in 2mm 6082 aluminium from the original Arducopter frame design by the DIYD team.
The parts have come back a little more "bashed up" than I expected, but apparently that's normal, they just…Continue
A Swiss airplane, powered by solar energy has left the Swiss village Payerne for it's first international flight to Brussels in Belgium. The trip will take around 12 hours. You can follow flight control here.
The Solar Impulse combines the…Continue
Those with a Futaba 6EX will know the toggle don't always feel right when you are flying a plane well as I use both my extra channels for mode switching I figured enough was enough and put them together. I took off the back and traced the wires back to a PCB point.…Continue
Mike Strasser, West Point…Continue
The Red River Valley Research Corridor is holding its 5th
Annual Unmanned Aviation Systems Action Summit at the
Alerus Center, Grand Forks, North Dakota, on June 2-3, 2011.
It will focus on developing and strengthening the Nation’s
burgeoning unmanned systems industry and advancing
the call to develop responses to some of the…
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