Synopsis: Recently a couple of FrSky Taranis were donated to our Ardupilot projects. As we always document all of our builds on video, I will try to include them…Continue
Added by noeL on October 8, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments
Time to start build next version of antenna trackers. As antennas are getting bigger and bigger we planned to make one heavyduty antenna tracker that can turn 2kg antenna clusters.
Updating the PPM encoder firmware on APM1 with an Arduino Mega 2560
In order to perform this firmware update there are two programmer options given on the…Continue
Added by Ken on May 12, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
Our ArduStation MEGA boards arrived today and I am truly excited to see how they work. Now starts small assembly job for them and then we can start doing testing for those.
Big thanks for Colin for his original ASM work, it's great to see…Continue
Testing my fully charged HaiYin 5000mAh 4S 30-40c battery. Almost 17 minutes of mostly Loiter mode flying and a bit of manual flying towards the end.
I managed to test the Altitude Hold and Loiter functions of my ArduPilot Mega2 controlled Hexacopter and was pretty impressed with it. There was strong winds initially but when it died down to a breeze I turned on the altitude hold and it seemed to hover with a deviation of around 2m. Then when I turned on the Loiter mode, my hexacopter stayed within a 5m radius…Continue
This is what I've done to my Dagu Rover 5!
As it comes out of the box.
I live out here in the "boonies", so I get to talk to guys that use and maintain earth moving equipment.
There is even a guy that restores old tractors, stationary engines and such.
Talking with them was great, they all said powering…Continue
There have been multiple discussions in the threads of various ArduStation posts in the last few weeks about…Continue
Hi guys, I just wanted to share some photos of my minimalist ArduCopter 3DR. The APM is using Jason Short's power hack, a Spektrum adapter, and a DSM2 remote Rx. the OilPan is standard except for the compass, which is one of the first ten or so HMC5883L prototype boards from a while ago. The rest of the frame is mostly stock (arms, ESCs, motors), but the stack-up is a little shorter than usual, and…Continue
These instructions explain how to set up a Spektrum DX7 transmitter for 6 different flight modes, using just the 3 position Flaps switch (in combination with the Rudder switch). This way you'll use just one channel for the flight modes and leave the Gear and Aux2 channel open ...
(note that you have to use…Continue
This is how it worked for my DX7,
I use various switch combinations of the FLAPS and the GEAR switch which will give you 6 modes;
(note that you have to use the DX7 in "airplane mode", not in "heli mode" to fly a…Continue
The aim this evening was to prove the new flybarless head with the ACM, and whether it would make a good deal of difference to the flight characteristics. We flew a full 5 min flight which is pretty good as the Heli is quite heavy now with all the extras fitted to it. Also i use a separate flight and main Power battery. a 2700mah 2cell and a 5000mah…Continue
Today, Bask Aerospace would like to announce the introduction of a new product, AeroCase.
This ABS Plastic bulkhead case has been designed to work perfectly with the ArduPilot Mega System (including MediaTek GPS Module and 900MHz Xbee Telemetry). It features; CNC Machined Servo Pin and USB Holes, pre-mounted…Continue
We are making quick progress on design, feature, and purpose ideas for our new autonomous concept aircraft. After sketching 4 possible models of planes that we could build, we have decided on one design that we are currently building out of insulation foam. After testing this much simplified version of our plane, we will propose changes that should be made to the design which should improve our final product.
The design we selected for our concept plane (picture of the sketch…Continue
We are a group of 5 students attending the New Jersey Governor's School of Engineering and Technology. The Governor's School is a prestigious program at Rutgers University offered to students the summer before their senior year exposing them to many different applications and varieties of engineering. Students are nominated by their schools to apply for the competitive program, which is provided at no cost to them due to funding from multiple companies, Rutgers University, and the NJ State…Continue
I have done a few test flights with ArduPilot Mega at the recent weekend. Everything was perfect and I decided to make a video about operating with APM at the field. I hope it will be interesting for newbies and useful for those, who wonder how APM works in real conditions.