Flight testing of "AileronAssist" is complete. This is the firmware that I had in mind when I started out. It controls ailerons and elevator to stabilize neutrally stable aircraft and performs return to launch. I was able to use it to fly a Goldberg Endurance with some confidence and ease. This is an aircraft that I crashed 5 times last summer. I have finally soloed with it, though most of the credit goes to "AileronAssist", to Paul Bizard, and to everyone else who has helped me so far.
Above is a picture of my Endurance, with the electronics mounted on top with velcro, just like I tell everyone else not to do
The firmware and documenation is available on the main page for UAV DevBoard
. For those of you who have the board and have tried MatrixNav, the next step is to try AileronAssist in a neutrally stable aircraft. I think you are going to like it. Its smoother and more precise than I ever imagined it could be.
The weather is good today, I am going to get out of here and go do some flying.
Best regards to everybody,
PS For those of you waiting for restocking of the UAV DevBoard, the first board off the production line is on its way to me. When it arrives, I am going to do thorough flight testing with it before releasing it. I will make an announcement.