Andrew Tridgell's Blog – July 2011 Archive (3)

A Senior Telemaster as an APM test platform

The CanberraUAV team has submitted its deliverable 1 report for the outback…

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Added by Andrew Tridgell on July 31, 2011 at 12:19am — 3 Comments

Getting the most out of your APM1280

Do you have an APM1280 board? Are you worried that you won't be able to use it with the latest bleeding edge APM code? Read on for some tips on how to get some life from that old board.

The current generation APM board is based on the APM2560, which has 256k of flash instead of the 128k of flash of the APM1280. As…

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Added by Andrew Tridgell on July 12, 2011 at 3:49pm — 44 Comments

The importance of vibration isolation

Just how important vibration isolation is with an APM become clear to CanberraUAV this week. We were testing flying Jacks SkyRaider (a low wing sports plane with a 0.5ci engine) on Sunday, and found that we got severe gyro drift. The first minute or so of flight was OK, but the plane quickly developed severe roll and pitch drift when it…

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Added by Andrew Tridgell on July 1, 2011 at 4:39am — 6 Comments

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