In our RC world, autopilots are typically some kind of software/hardware combination that is physically located on the craft flying/driving/sailing etc.. This has some disadvantages since autopilots are expensive and singular,…Continue
The requirements for the operation of unmanned aircrafts for commercial and semi-professional purposes have changed fundamentally in the past years in Europe and worldwide.
The regulations will get even more strictly in the future.
Depending on the application, the weight, the…
Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong,…Continue
Thanks to everyone who made DroneCon 2014 such a rich and entertaining experience! Over the coming days we’ll be posting videos of this year’s DroneCon talks, so that those of you who couldn’t make it can still access the material, and those who attended can revisit it. We’ll also soon be rolling out www.dronecon.org, so that these…Continue
It took almost two years of research, development and thorough testing in order to bring the next generation flight control system. Welcome SmartAP 2.0 - multirotor UAV autopilot with the capability of fully autonomous flight including takeoff and landing. The official beta release of the system is launched! More info at…Continue
Earlier this month, 3D Robotics got the chance to attend the 2014 World Autonomous Boat Competition at the California Maritime Academy. Above is a reel of the aerial video we captured: Robots in the air filming robots on the water!
We weren’t competing, of…Continue
Added by Roger Sollenberger on June 18, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Hi everyone! I would like to share with you with my latest progress in flight control system developments. I have designed the next generation of my custom-made SmartAP autopilot, it's called SmartAP v2. It's based on STM32F4 microcontroller. Powerful MCU, new sensors and more complex algorithms helped to improve the accuracy of altitude & position hold. Short demo…Continue
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