All Blog Posts Tagged 'autopilot' (79)

Aerial Vista Challenge Team Update

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!!!  Hopefully we have the luck of the Irish as we get moving on our competition plane.  The Aerial Vista Challenge Team has been moving full steam ahead.  We have been working with sponsors and assembling the pieces to make our design…


Added by Toby Lankford on March 17, 2014 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Arduino-Controlled Autopiloted Sailboat

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on January 8, 2014 at 8:51am — 4 Comments

Turnigy T1000FC Fixed-wing Auto Pilot System With GPS and Return To Home


This little gem is great for unexperienced fixed-wing pilots and people who fly fpv. The T1000FC auto pilot system with GPS is an in-line flight stabilizing system that offers auto level, tilt angle limits and return to home functionality for conventional aircraft (fixed wing, delta, etc... excluding multicopters and heli's).



Added by CrashingDutchman on January 6, 2014 at 11:30am — 21 Comments

Low altitude autonomous mission with the MaxiSwift piloted by the ArduPlane v2.73-xp1

The MaxiSwift flying wing has donne successfully a low altitude flight autonomous mission (< 30m AGL) under flight plan piloted by the ArduPlane v2.73-xp1. A color camera onboard with an OSD display in real time the video of the flight and the data on the ground station screen. (Wind 7 km/h, gusting 15 km/h)

- Avionic setup:

- ArduFlyer v2.5.2…


Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on December 9, 2013 at 12:45am — 23 Comments

Updates from NavStik: World's smallest/lightest micro navigation and control module!


NavStik users are now using NavStik to build a variety of autonomous systems. Its extremely small size and light weight (4 grams), coupled with a powerful Cortex M4…


Added by Nitin Gupta on November 27, 2013 at 1:30am — 6 Comments

Arduino Autopilot for Boeing 737

Well, for a simulated 737 at least.  via Hackaday:

[Andrea] didn’t want to dig around with the clunky point-and-click interface in FSX, so he created a virtual autopilot with a 2×16 LCD display and an Arduino to interact and set the most common…


Added by Mark Harrison on July 10, 2013 at 9:03pm — 4 Comments

PX4FLOW Position Hold Beta and Source Code Release

Our new video shows position hold (the position can be moved on the fly, so its actually full position control) using the PX4FMU autopilot plus …


Added by PX4 on June 18, 2013 at 7:30am — 6 Comments

First Autonomous Flight Results on PX4 / Waypoints

Just some very early results, but here we go with our first autonomous onboard video. This is the PX4 native stack flying a stock Bormatec Camflyer Q (estimation and…


Added by PX4 on June 10, 2013 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

Data Bus mbed baseboards: Tindie Fundraiser

Data Bus mbed baseboards are now available on Tindie as a fundraiser! I figured maybe some folks wanted to experiment with their own algorithms and want a head start on their 2014 AVC ground vehicle entry.…


Added by Bot Thoughts on May 21, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Firmware update: now it's flying!

Hi everyone!

First I would like to thanks to all the people that commented, see, and shared my work. I'm really happy you enjoyed it.

Now the important part. I've been very busy on the firmware and the flight software. The board is still the same :D. T he system is doing very well and the attitude autopilot is working great. Here is a video of the last…


Added by Alan Kharsansky on May 3, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Update on Eva Autopilot

Earlier post:…


Added by Hex Air Robot on April 15, 2013 at 5:30am — 6 Comments

DIY vario and head tracker


I build a couple of DIY electronic devices from open source projects.


I thought those could be useful to someone here on DIYDrones and they deserve a little visibility here too.

They are based on Arduino Nano and very cheap to build.

In this video I'm using both for the first time, with my…


Added by Riccardo Kuebler on April 2, 2013 at 12:31pm — 2 Comments

APM 2.5 Sea Air and Land Vehicle Concept Part 1

Concept Overview

Concept Drawing/Rough Draft Sketch…


Added by Joshua Johnson on March 28, 2013 at 3:05pm — 11 Comments

Eva: A new open source autopilot!


                Arduino is awesome, and the autopilots based on them are great. Not only do they support an incredible number of external devices, but also don’t scare away the novice developers. Easy programming and versatility are nice but the cost at which they come at is somewhat of a letdown.…


Added by Hex Air Robot on March 9, 2013 at 12:30am — 28 Comments

Proposal to merge XFLR5 and PX4

(copied from my blog at

Hey everyone!

I have not found a place where the fixed-wing control for the PX4 is being done so I started this blog.

Above is a Screen shot from XFLR5. I use it to mathematically model the physical form of an airplane. I can then take this description of said plane and then start modeling the flow of air over the surfaces described is the model. You can then send…


Added by wayne garris on February 22, 2013 at 5:00pm — 21 Comments

New firmware and software version 2.09 is available for Pitlab FPV System

PitLab ground station PCB The out test team together with users every day suggests new functionality for PitLab FPV System including OSD and Autopilot. Now we have pleasure to announce version 2.09 with many new features and correction. Full description can be found in the …


Added by Pitlab on February 19, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

Processing power for Drones!

Ok - so the critical sub systems for keeping balance, headings etc, are probably best served by a RISC type processor like the ARM and ATMega processors. But on top of that, you could put something that allows an easy access to image processing, communication, logging etc.. In the…


Added by Jesper Andersen on February 15, 2013 at 1:30am — 7 Comments

USAV - Telemetry system

USAV is the Unmanned Social Arial Vehicle - A drone with an android based auto pilot system that communicates through Google talk and Twitter. Due to the weather and the fact that an H-frame is being built for the vehicle, no flying is possible here. But I'm making good use of the wait :)

So snow is still falling here in the north and it's not really flying weather.

So I decided to make good of the waiting and create a telemetry unit for the USAV.



Added by Jesper Andersen on February 10, 2013 at 1:20am — No Comments

DroneCafe - Episode 7 - UAS - Telemetry

This is Episode 7 - UAS - Telemetry

DroneCafe - The…


Added by Joshua Johnson on January 31, 2013 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Newbies Guide to

DroneCafe - The Daily Cup

I hope you enjoy Episode 4 Newbies Guide…


Added by Joshua Johnson on January 25, 2013 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

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