Linux-based Multirotors


Linux-based Multirotors

This group is for those who are interested in the challenges and benefits of pure [1] Linux-based Multirotors.

[1] "pure" means: the whole control loop required for flight stabilization is carried out in a high-priority Linux user space task.

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Multicore FCU based on Parallela

Started by robomotic May 7, 2015. 0 Replies

Hello guys,I am new in this forum but I have been flying multi copters for 2 years now and I was wondering if anybody had looked into using this wonderful board called the…Continue

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Comment by robert bouwens on July 1, 2014 at 9:03am

linux is not designed to handle realtime constraints.

i think the freescale vybrid is the future.

the realtime constraints are handled by the m4 and the rest is done in the linux user space.

i am also eager to get the new pelican in my hands :)

Comment by Tobias Simon on July 1, 2014 at 8:24am

That's also my opinion, Antonie. From what I saw in the APM tree, the goal is to create a HAL for Linux. I think this can only be a first step. One needs to go further for actually using the convenient things like memory protection and the whole ecosystem of GNU/Linux software...

Comment by Tobias Simon on July 1, 2014 at 8:23am

I hope that this will become reality:

Comment by Antonie Kruger on July 1, 2014 at 8:09am

My personal opinion is that this is where the open architecture flight controllers are heading. I'm keen to see this realise into workable, reliable branch on the APM tree. 


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