I know this setup is not all DIY, but I thought I would share what the University of North Dakota, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Engineering (UASE) team has been working hard on to compete in the 2010 UAV Outback Challenge. Hope you… Continue
Hi all, my Name is Mike, living in Berlin Germany. Rc flying now 2 Years. Some Koax Helis and Jan 2010 to now Quadrocopter. The Conrad Quadrocopter 450. A good cheap Device to start . What you all programmed here and can handle its amazing. But most ready Quadrocopters ARF have Gyros already integrated and fly good. But there is now the wish to have Position & Altitude Hold Device for my CoCo. I have no expirence to programming and so. But you Folks can made it happen. All these… Continue
Very sad news: our friend and community member Howard Gordon died of a sudden heart attack on July 20th, at age 57. He was an inspiration and a mentor to me, and was best known to this community as the creator of the… Continue
I've been getting the RoBoard up and running because I'd like to have a lot more compute power than the Arduino platform has. My plan is to interface RoBoard to APM, use APM for most of the I/O and eventually do some higher level vision processing on the RoBoard.
Now have Windows XP running on RoBoard, can write programs on my main workstation using Visual Studio which is great because it's what I've been using for the last 15…
This is always a cross your finger moment. Chris offered to flight test the new auto-launch code which has never been flown before outside of Xplane. I think I heard him say something like 'well this is an old plane and I've landed it in the bay a few times so I guess we should…
I use my WildHawk for testing UAV code as well as just for fun flights when I am out and about (where I don't mind a crash here and there). I am now working on finding a battery system that will give me huge flight time and I was in need of expanding the fuselage to hold these new batteries as I test. This is a simple mod with function over design in mind - but I figured I would post this since the WildHawk is a popular platform and this is a easy modification. The added weight ended up being… Continue
Added by Matt Fisher on August 15, 2010 at 5:46pm —
The day started with an hour working on the airframe. Doubled the mounting tape to try to stabilize the round rods.
But this time, GPS dropped from 9 to 7 satellites in a roll, causing her to fly into the sun. This module dates from when patch antennas were the gold standard & no-one knew omnidirectional antennas were required. Also note we didn't have the standby power… Continue
Some guys have put together a radio contol airplane that can detect Wifi networks. I am posting this here since in there 'How do I put this together'-section, they mention diydrones because they use an ArduPilot: http://rabbit-hole.org/howto.html
I was messing around with my simulator some time ago, and found that the ground course, returned from the binary GPS decoder, in GPS_EM406.pde returned false heading between 300 and 360 degrees. This is also mentioned in the comment.
The problem is that the number returned from the GPS module is returned times 100, as the comment suggest, this means values between 0 and 36000.…