Jean-Louis Naudin's Blog (48)

Successful test of the Cheerson CX-20 (APM + Arducoper firmware inside)

I have successfully tested the Cheerson CX-20 Auto-Pathfinder (also called the Quanum NOVA). This quadcopter uses an APM v2.52 with the ArduCopter v3.1.2 already installed. It fly very well and all the Arducopter features are working very well....

Above, a video during the maiden flight of the CX-20 has been taken with a  GoPro 3 "Black Edition" mounted on the anti-jello mounting…

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Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on May 29, 2014 at 2:13am — 49 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…

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

A Calmato, an electric powered airplane, piloted by the ArduPlane v2.73-xp1



Here a video of a Calmato Alpha 40, an electric powered airplane, fully piloted by the ArduPlane v2.73-xp1 and tested successfully in flight and in HIL (Hardware In the Loop) simulation on the x-Plane v9.70 simulator.…



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Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on November 14, 2013 at 12:53pm — 38 Comments

Autonomous flight mission with the ArduPlaneNG v2.x R5 and AIOP IMU board on Maxi Swift flying wing

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…

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Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on August 15, 2012 at 9:37am — 140 Comments

Full autonomous flight with ArduPlaneNG v2.x with an All In One Pro (AIOP) full IMU board

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…

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Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on August 2, 2012 at 10:48am — No Comments

ArduCopterNG v2.7 tested on All In One Pro (AIOP) with a F450 Quadcopter

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…

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Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on July 29, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

APMRover 2, a fun UGV project for full autonomous recon missions...

[UPDATE: This project is now being ported to a proper Google Code repository and manual. For instructions, start there. You can also join the ArduRover User Group here.]

Hello to ALL, the new…

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Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on May 2, 2012 at 2:30am — 772 Comments

Full autonomous Cross Country Soaring flights with the ThermoPilot v6.x

This is spring time and thus the ThermoPilot project is still…

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Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on April 15, 2012 at 5:34am — 53 Comments

Full AUTO-AUTO LANDING with the ArduCopter v2.4xp with a Quadcopter and an Helicopter.

Here some videos samples of 8 full AUTO-LANDING tests flights that I have done with the firwmare ArduCopter v2.4xp1 (JLN mod). I have updated the official ArduCopter v2.4 firmware with a special Auto-Landing mod that I have developped and tested successfully in the previous…

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Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on February 20, 2012 at 12:30pm — 33 Comments

Full autonomous slope soaring with the ThermoPilot v5.2

Here a video a the latest firmware of the ThermoPilot v5.2 (2012 version) which uses a new algorithm (MLA) tested in HIL mode on Xplane v9.70 during a full autonomous slope soaring flight in high mountains. The ThermoPilot is a full enhancement of the ArduPlane v2.28 which adds the Thermal Hunting capabilitie and some…

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Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on February 12, 2012 at 9:23am — 38 Comments

ArduPlane v2: Full autonomous flight HIL simulation of a Nimbus 4m electro-glider drone

Here a video of the test of a Nimbus 4 meters wingspan electro-glider piloted by the firmware ArduPlane 2.28xp1 (updated version with a JLN mod). Test done in HIL mode with the AeroSIM-RC v3.83 simulator connected through the AP Mission planner v1.1.30 on an ArduPilot Mega board v1.

Test Mission…

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Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on February 5, 2012 at 1:59am — 37 Comments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ThermoPilot project: a Thermal Hunter Glider drone

ThermoPilot, a Thermal Hunter Glider Drone

This project has been started in october 2010 and its purpose is to build a full autonomous Thermal Hunter Glider which is able to fly for a long duration in an area defined by a radius, a ceiling and a minimal altitude. The glider uses thermal soaring and dynamic soaring methods commonly used by full scale gliders during cross country soaring competitions.

During a full…

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Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on September 5, 2011 at 9:58am — 22 Comments

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