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…Continue
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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).
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…
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…Continue
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…
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.…Continue
Added by Bot Thoughts on May 21, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Alan Kharsansky on May 3, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Concept Drawing/Rough Draft Sketch…Continue
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.…Continue
(copied from my blog at hobbyuav.com)
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…Continue
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 …Continue
Added by Pitlab on February 19, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
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
This is Episode 7 - UAS - Telemetry
DroneCafe - The…Continue