All Blog Posts Tagged 'ardupilot' (139)


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ArduCopter with the APM v2: Long duration LOITER test (GPS position Hold) with the firmware v2.2 B4xp1

Here a video of a long duration LOITER (GPS position Hold) with my QRO quadcopter piloted by the ArduMega v2 board and the firmware ArduCopter v2.2 B4xp1 (with JLN mod). The flight is very stable and secure.…

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Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on January 25, 2012 at 1:14pm — 10 Comments


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ArduCopter in Action - Flying an Helicopter in HIL mode

Here a video about the HIL tests of the firmware ArduCopter v2.2 b2xp2 (with JLN updates) with an Helicopter in H1 mode (Raptor 30 type) on the AeroSIM-RC simulator.

The tested features are:

- STABILIZE mode,

- LOITER mode (GPS position Hold),

- RTL (Return To Launch),

- AUTO mode (GPS…

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Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on January 19, 2012 at 1:17am — 12 Comments


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ArduCopter in action: Testing the QuadCopter (HIL mode) on X-Plane v9

ArduCopter in action: Testing the QuadCopter (HIL mode) on X-Plane v9

Here a video a the ArduMega board (2560 or 1280) with the firmware ArduCopter v2.1.1b (JLN update for X-Plane) connected on the X-Plane simulator throught the APM Planner in HIL mode. The QuadCopter QRO has been modelized for X-Plane v9.0 (or greater) so as get a closest replication of a true QuadCopter UAV.

This is a very good method for testing all the features of the ArduCopter…

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Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on December 30, 2011 at 6:34am — 71 Comments


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RiteWing Zephyr II + APM maiden flight



Had a great time maidening Andreas' new RiteWing Zephyr II with the APM.  The Zii flies very nicely, and works well with APM.

We flew in manual, stabilized, fbw-a, and auto modes.  We reduced the default speed from 45 to 35, which gave a nice smooth flight with a comfortable airspeed for our flying site.

There's some onboard video as well.…

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Added by Mark Harrison on December 19, 2011 at 9:30pm — 10 Comments


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ArduCopter v2.1 firmware: Full test flight

In this video you will find a full test of the ArduCopter v2.1 that I have done with my QRO (Quad Rotor Observer) done on december 17, 2011.…

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Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on December 18, 2011 at 4:55am — 5 Comments


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ArduCopter V2 in Action - Full navigation in AUTO mode

Here a video of a full autonomous navigation in AUTO mode of the QRO (Quad Rotor Observer) with the firmware Arducopter v2.0.56a. The waypoints have been recorded in flight with the Switch on Ch7.

Successful tests of modes: ALT_HOLD, LOITER, AUTO, WP_SAVE, STABLE, SIMPLE.

The heading is locked with the help of a 3 axis magnetometer, the altitude is only locked by a barometric pressure (no…

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Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on December 10, 2011 at 1:57pm — 13 Comments


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ArduCopter V2 in Action - Full autonomous flight

Here a video of a new serie of tests of my quadcopter (QRO) during a full autonomous flight in RTL and LOITER mode (GPS position Hold)  with the firmware Arducopter v2.0.54 + stability patch. The altitude is only locked by a barometric pressure (no sonar and no optical flow sensor).

The quadcopter autonomous flight is really stable and safe, the Jason' stability patch on the…

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Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on December 3, 2011 at 3:36am — 7 Comments


3D Robotics
Please welcome ArduPilotMega 2.0!

APM 2.0 is the culmination of almost a year of hard work. We wanted to make it perfect and we…

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Added by Jordi Muñoz on November 30, 2011 at 11:30pm — 1064 Comments


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Successful tests flights of the ArduCopter v2.0.51

 

 

Hello to All,

I have done successful tests flights with the version of the ArduCopter v2.0.51 (original firmware version, not modified). I have used a hands build quadcopter frame (550 mm wide) . In spite of the windy and gusty weather (wind 18 Km/h gusting 22 Km/h), I have been very suprised by the stability of my quadcopter with this new firmware (thanks to Jason and to the DIY Drones team).…

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Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on November 27, 2011 at 9:23am — 16 Comments


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ArduIMU V3 is finally here!

Long time since my last post!

I'm glad to announce the new ArduIMU V3 that will take the place of the very successful ArduIMU v2 (flat version). We called it flat version because ArduIMU V2 was created in a time where 3 axis and even 2 axis gyros were not so common and we had to place some of the…

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Added by Jordi Muñoz on November 2, 2011 at 1:00pm — 66 Comments

More Ardustation MAVLink software

 

I've written my own Ardustation software for talking to the APM using MAVLink. The software is based on my previous version (for APM v1.x), which was in turn based on code written by Michael Smith.

 

It is capable of editing…
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Added by Colin on October 27, 2011 at 2:00pm — 25 Comments


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Full autonomous flights of the MAJA drone with ThermoPilot v5

On october 1st, 2011, my MAJA drone has done successfully a full autonomous flight under flight plan with the ThermoPilot v5, an updated version of the Arduplane v2.23. The video of the flight is recorded with a GO pro HD wide on board. This test flight is a part of my ThermoPilot project (Autonomous Thermal Hunter glider).

The flight of the real…

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Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on October 3, 2011 at 9:51am — 2 Comments

Maiden flight with wooden quad

Today I maiden my wooden hobbyking Quadcopter and it went fine!

 

I have flown rc helicopters quite a bit, but that was a couple of years ago. Then i heard an interview with Chris Anderson on Leo Laportes podcast 'Triangulation' and I was intrigued about the drone part of the hobby.

 

Me and a friend ordererd two ArduPilots and got into it again.

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Added by Anders Rothman on September 18, 2011 at 6:30am — 9 Comments


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Successful 10 Km full autonomous flight of the MAJA drone with the ArduPilotMega.

A 10 Km full autonomous flight of the MAJA drone with an ArduPilotMega

The MAJA drone has successfully done a 10 Km autonomous mission under flight plan on May 28, 2011. The purpose of my mission challenge is to succeed in a full 10 km autonomous navigation under a flight plan (FPL) with only the steering of the ArduPilotMega and its firmware (v2.2f JLN).

- All the 8 waypoints of the MAJA drone has been defined so as to be…

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Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on May 29, 2011 at 8:13am — 29 Comments


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Successful 3.5 Km full autonomous flight of the MAJA drone with an ArduPilotMega

Successful 3.5 Km autonomous flight of the MAJA drone with a GoPro HD

The MAJA drone has done a successful 3.5 Km autonomous mission under flight plan on May 2011.

The FPL is composed of 5 waypoints and the MAJA drone autopilot runs the FPL during 2 loops. The full flight have been recorded with a GoPro HD wide camera. The MAJA drone is fully steered with an ArduPilotMega (APM v1.4) autopilot with a 9D0F IMU and the…

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Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on May 25, 2011 at 1:38pm — 5 Comments


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China copy Ardupilot mega - ½ price!

Made in China!

Don't know what to say.…

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Added by Robert Krogh (hooks) on May 18, 2011 at 1:29pm — 77 Comments


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Successful flight of the MAJA Drone with the ArduPilotMega

Successful flight of the MAJA Drone with the ArduPilotMega

The MAJA Drone built and tested by Jean-Louis Naudin, a true UAV with full autonomous flight capabilities done on May 2011.

 

Avionic setup:

 - Ardupilot Mega (Atmega 1280 @16 MHz), 32 Mips

 - Full 9DOF IMU,

 - Built-in 16 MB Data Logger,

 - Airspeed and absolute pressure sensors (Bosh),

 - triple axis magnetometer HMC5843,

 - 10Hz…

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Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on May 16, 2011 at 1:23am — 19 Comments

Twinstar APM takes to the sky!

 

 

Today I flew my Twinstar with APM in the hotseat. It's the second flight I've had with it wired in, but yesterday I was only using the stabilise mode. It's been a couple of great days from a weather and wind point of view, so ideal for testing.  The Stabilise mode is lovely.  The Twinstar (mine has a stock power system) when it is trimmed up is a super stable platform anyway, so I'm not too surprised that stabilise didn't have a massive impact, but it was…

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Added by Jim on April 20, 2011 at 10:03am — 8 Comments


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Full autonomous Cularis UAV mission with Ardupilot/ArduIMU

Full autonomous Cularis UAV mission under flight plan

Here a video of my Cularis UAV during a full autonomous flight mission under a flight plan with 7 waypoints (

Mission #19 done on april 2011)

The Cularis UAV autopilot setup is:

Hardware:

- Autopilot: Ardupilot (Atmega 328)@16MHZ + ArduIMU flat v2

firmware:

- ardupilot v2.8 (JLN) + arduimu v1.8.3 (JLN)

Sensors: (arduIMU on…

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Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on April 14, 2011 at 9:19pm — 16 Comments

Quadrocopter Electronics Mount

Just received the plates I ordered at Ponoko and mounted my electronics on it. My measures were good but I chosed to put the xBee on the side instead of on top so I missed two holes for it, fortunately tie wraps saved the day! Next version will account for the new placement of the xBee and protect it better. If people are interested I can upload the eps files for Ponoko after I make some adjustments.

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Added by François Ubald Brien on March 23, 2011 at 8:30pm — 12 Comments

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