looks that with the spread of processing methods and technology,
we can make things that were available only to national security agencies, once upon a time.
Take a look at the maps of the flight made May 18th:
one day to fly, one day to upload, one day for processing, (one day for grill party), one day to download.…Continue
The FAA has postopned the sUAS NPRM to the end of the year. I am betting this will raise the hackles of both sides of Congress to come down heavy on the FAA in the FAA Reauthorization Act that is currently in conference committee.
I recently received my Ardupilot mega, but I could not find instructions on how to get it working on airframes like Twinstar, which have separate servos for each aileron. One related blog post here in diydrones mentioned, that feature is being implemented (although I did not find an open issue about it) but I was too…Continue
Since my last post here, I've been patiently waiting for HobbyKing to get more Turingy 9x radio systems in stock. Alas, they sold out of Mode 2 before I could get an order together with a friend at work, so I went for a mode 1 when he placed his order and laid plans to break out the tools and change things over.…
Added by James on May 20, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments
We love our beta testers. They help us find bugs, fix them and test all those variations of hardware and configuration that no single dev team could test themselves. Much of the sucess of APM, ArduCopter and all the other DIY Drones projects is due to a large and incredibly supportive group of beta testers.
The AMA insurance liason, Ilona Maine, has identified model aircraft used in manufacturer demos and sponsored pilots to be commercial uses and not covered by AMA insurance.
"You asked if a noon-time flight demo for the purposes of promoting the future sales of a RC product constitutes a "commercial…Continue
Don't do this at home with other planes! ;-)
In the first episode motor, rudder and tail servos are not yet installed.
Plane is home made, there is no ready kit available.
- Wingspan 150 cm
- Length 120 cm
- Empty weight without batteries 1.3 kg
- Maximum load with batteries is about 1.2 kg
- Maximum takeoff weight is…
Mode switch setup for Turnigy 9x
First thanks to tiger in the ardupirates thread at RC Groups who not only supplied me the files to reflash my radio back to standard, but included a model in the eeprom file with the mixes already setup. I just had to tweak the numbers a little and write a…Continue
Once in a while a need a new copter, this time it had to be a very small Y6 copter. It is meant for FPV flying, and that really works very good! It fits through really small holes, and it flies very precisely. It is my first Y6, and I am pretty much convinced by this concept. Ok, well, flight time is an issue.. I get 6:30 min with 1000mAh,…
Just letting you all know that a new version is up. You must use the new version of Michael's Tool to do the setup. The older tool won't work with this version. CLI usage through the Arduino serial window will always work.
Many bugs are squashed. PID reports correctly now for D terms.
The new rate based nav is on by default, but please be careful with it. Keep that hand on the Mode switch!
Frames are a compile time option in the AP_Config.h file. (or use the…Continue
Made in China!
Don't know what to say.…Continue
One area of multi-rotor UAV research that has been barely scratched is ground locomotion. The definition of ground locomotion is the use of systems built into the flight vehicle to move on the ground, likely without using the flight propulsive systems. Basically, this is what you get when you combine a…Continue
1/ Software Update on the integration of Remzibi OSD and APM
I do not know how to make a…Continue
I have updated the:
ArdupilotMegaPlanner was written in .net which is a Microsoft language that they opened up the standards to. An opensource mutiplatform version of .net's CLR came out called mono. Ubuntu comes with mono installed so you can run ArdupilotMegaPlanner.exe without installing anything. All you have to do is open…Continue