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
Here's an update on the USAV project I started some months back. This post is mostly about the architecture and features of the current version as well as a video of a static test.
The USAV is a UAV with an integration to some of the social networks like twitter and Google talk. It is also an…Continue
The YS-X4 is the latest multi-rotor autopilot from ZeroUAV, and their entry into the…Continue
Lets have a look closer to the YS series multicopter system from Zero UAV.
W:63mm L:93,5mm H:19mm (Pretty large for a FC)…Continue
I would like to share the latest SmartAP autopilot progress. As well as GPS Position Hold mode (introduced ~1 month ago), now it has Return to Launch flight mode. No matter wherever the copter is, just switch to RTL and it will come back to its home position autonomously. You can watch the video of Return to Launch test…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…
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
A week ago we made several successful flights with our own flight control system - SmartAP autopilot. At the moment Manual and Stabilize flight modes are ready. Below you can find a couple of videos. Both flight were made only in Stabilize Mode, no Altitude Hold or Position Hold activated. In the first one we checked hovering, in the second stability while…Continue
FOX AHRS demo system by Federico Lolli. Open source software demo that integrate data incoming from the DAISY-7 gyroscope, accelerometer and magnetometer using a Kalman filter and provide a stream of orientation/position data on USB gadget port, serial port, UDP…Continue