The air data computer Asgard is out. It is a unit designed for DIYers, size and weight are compatible (fixation tabs have the same dimensions of standards servo tabs) with low-cost RC applications.  Some aspects will be changed as per users feedback. Be sure to checkout the project website for detailed information on how you can build your own.

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Comment by Hugues on November 12, 2017 at 4:05am

Hello, what is the functionality and objective of "Asgard data computer"? visited the project web site but aprt from a total assembly cost of 160 dollars and lots of  technical schèmes,  could not find an overview explanation of what this does.

Comment by robert bouwens on November 12, 2017 at 9:30am

a surprise box :)

Comment by Jose.L.Jr on November 12, 2017 at 11:02am

@Hugues, @robert bouwens 

Mystery box unveiled :-)
Speaking of Do-It-Yourself, overall ADC cost can be a useful information. On the same page where you found "overall cost," at the section "Ratings/Temperature measurement" you have some precise indication of what is measured. Some links on the same page should provide further information on ADCs.

On the project website, there are some pages on the topic, however, maybe they are not straightforward as desirable. That aspect can be enhanced.

I know that Basic Air Data Team is setting up right now a forums section. If you need more information, I suggest to "shout out" your questions on the forums. I guess it will take more than two lines to reply to you in a satisfactory manner :-)

Comment by Chris on November 12, 2017 at 6:42pm

@Jose, I agree with @robert and @hugues, I suggest you go back and review the website.  Its not clear, it seems to have technical info but that wont get people wanting to use the item.  You need to clearly articulate what the device does and how it can be a benefit to someone.....

Comment by Marc Dornan on November 12, 2017 at 10:51pm
Well I educated myself! https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calibrated_airspeed

The question is would Arduplane benefit from having calibrated airspeed available?
Comment by Jose.L.Jr on November 13, 2017 at 1:41am

@Chris,@all Tech info is essential for DIYers. In fact, we posted natives files for customization.

Don't get me wrong, you are right the article is for the builders ("Be sure to checkout the project website for detailed information on how you can build your own"). There is no intention to sell anything nor convince to use a device nor expose theoretical aspects: ADC is a well-established device/tech. Basic Air Data site + Google can come handy for some conceptual issues.

A decade ago a simple need generated Asgard: to what I connect my Pitot (here you find the BAD Pitot)? 

Thank you for your feedback, we will incorporate it as soon as practically possible.

P.S. I followed the first link the ADC page and ended up on this page
https://www.basicairdata.eu/projects/air-data-systems/

If you want to dig deeper I advise getting in touch with other BAD participants on the forum

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