YureZzZ's Blog (8)

Trust your autopilot!

This time I've take-off in manual mode and then switched to auto. The plane starts to fly as programmed, but wind slide it few meters away from the point. That time observers starts to panic and I (never do that again) switched to manual to turn plane back to me... That was the biggest mistake! I've should wait a bit more... Luckily, nothing was broken - plane disassembled itself into 3 pieces. 5 minutes to take it together without any glue and back to the sky!

 

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Added by YureZzZ on November 20, 2011 at 2:32pm — 5 Comments

Coding for APM without APM =)

 

Right now I'm far away from home, but I've found some extra time to work on my code for APM. But how am I going to test it without APM? Here is the video which shows a successful run of modified APM code on virtual APM =)

"\n" is not working good on this emulator.

 

Here is what you need:

Arduino IDE  …

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Added by YureZzZ on November 10, 2011 at 11:30pm — 16 Comments

Another contribution: better CLI error messages

Here is another thing that I did - 9) CLI – message when bad command entered - Add a message so users know when they have entered an invalid command.

 

So instead of just swallowing wrong commands it will be something like this:

 

ArduPlane V2.24] blah-blah-blah

Unknown command! Please try again.



Type 'help' to see…

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Added by YureZzZ on October 28, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Fly-By-Wire Low Altitude Limit!

Hi there!

 

I've always wanted to take part in arduplane development, so I finally have chance to do it =)

 

Here you can find info on how to do the same http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/how-to-contribute-to-a-diy-drones-project-start-with-something-sm

 

I have chosen this one -

8) Minimum altitude…

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Added by YureZzZ on October 5, 2011 at 8:00am — 26 Comments

My precious UAV

It is AXN Floater with APM128 board. Waiting for the good weather... Pictures says the rest =)

 

BTW. XBee is under buzzer, just behind the motor. Sometimes it does interfere with receiver. Thinking to move receiver...

 

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Added by YureZzZ on September 11, 2011 at 12:50pm — 2 Comments

My ArduRover setup

I've got broken rc hummer2 from a friend as a gift, when he learned that I do drones. After some time I fixed it and tested =) Hehe, drink and drive - legally! (do not try to repeat! LOL)

But without ardurover for now - APM is in my plane =) Just FPV car. Also it uses plane ESC, so car can move only forward.

 

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Added by YureZzZ on September 9, 2011 at 12:41pm — 1 Comment

My 'Return for reward' stickers

In case my plane get lost in the wild :-D I've made some stickers with contact info, so if found - it can be returned.

As far as I know not all of us have color laserjet printer. And inkjet prints usually get blurred when soaked in water. In my case, my inkjet have black ink as pigment type of ink, which is waterproof. But if you like - feel free to change it.

 

Here is jpg demo and psd template.…

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Added by YureZzZ on September 9, 2011 at 12:00pm — 8 Comments

Automatic Gliding for UAV's

As I can see everyone liked the post of GliderUAV about automatic thermalling. I have tremendous interest in such things.

 

For a few month now I've been developing algorithms which will help our UAV's increase their flight times. And I've started to get some positive results.

 

Right now one algorithm has been already tested on x-plane HIL simulation, and I will say - it is…

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Added by YureZzZ on April 22, 2011 at 3:07pm — 9 Comments

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