Just sharing that the Aeromapper UAV is now ready to order with the new parachute recovery system.
Will very briefly describe a typical mission sequence so the basic setup of parachute + APM2.5 is explained (at the end). We think simplicity is king:
1. Assuming flight mission…Continue
Being involved in UAV research, I've been a member and a great admirer of this community for a number of years. An article I wrote (Fundamentals of Small Unmanned Aircraft Flight) has recently been…Continue
I’ve started designing and 3D Printing UAV fuselages for a friend that’s starting out in the hobby. He uses the “Bixler” type frames with some horizon sensors to get started. As we all know, there seems to be a greater number of tall obstacles as we start flying and it’s been no different for him.
Team Echelon- Flying the X-8 wing, Skywalker, Penguin and more!
Interesting roundtable discussion among UAV 'experts' and opinion leaders
From The Engineer: 'The role of the pilot, or commander, or whatever the person overseeing the aircraft is called, is already covered by the existing regulations…Continue
A couple months ago we announced the Aeromapper UAV: a versatile all-composite, low cost UAV mainly aimed for mapping applications, but also being used as a multipurpose UAV platform for its great versatility, performance and great internal volume for different payloads.
It is offered in 3 different options: as a kit, as a RTF with all the…
The UAV is a combination of a plane and helicopter. Therefore it is capable of hovering and vertical take off/landing, just like a helicopter but it can also tilt forward to achieve horizontal flight the same as an airplane. This is done in order to maximize the distance and the speed of such an aircraft.…Continue
Here a video of an autonomous flight with a Maxi Swift flying wing fully piloted by the firmware ArduPlaneNG v2.x R5 with an All In One Pro (AIOP) full IMU board.This is a porting of the ArduPlane v2 (v2.4+v2.5) firmware and special addons and improvements for the AIOP board that I have added.
The wind was 15 km/h gusting 22 km/h. The flight…
The test hop was short due to having spit balled the throttle and pitch curves to come out with a head speed of ~1300rpm and a motor speed of ~1-,500rpm
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
Added by Bill Landers on August 10, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
At the AUVSI conference, Silent Falcon UAV of Alburquerque, New Mexico unveiled a solar powered UAV. The UAV has up to 14 hours of flight endurance. Detailed report from Denver…Continue
There was an ESRI (ArcGIS) conference in San Diego a couple weeks ago - videos of the plenary sessions have just come available.
Notable is the UAV section of the mid-morning session - fast forward to minute 78:…
The Mjolnir UAV platform is a great test platform in scale version.
It's made as a test plane with very large fuselage:…Continue
Here a video of a full autonomous test flight of my Easyglider e-Glider piloted by the firmware ArduPlaneNG v2.x R4 and an AIOP (All In One Pro) full IMU board.This is a porting of the official ArduPlane v2 firmware with special addons and improvements for the AIOP board that I have…Continue
Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on August 2, 2012 at 10:48am — No Comments
Here a video of a test flight of the ArduCopterNG v2.7 with the All In One Pro IMU board (AIOP). The official release of the ArduCopter v2.7 firmware for APM has been ported and tested successfully in flight on a quadcopter with an All In One Pro (AIOP) v1.0 full IMU on board by Jean-Louis…Continue
Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on July 29, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments