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About Me:

Co-Founder of UAVenture AG and an experienced software engineer. Active core developer of PX4 and passionate UAV pilot.


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

My main interests are hybrid VTOL technology and making the use of drones as simple as possible for the everyday operator.


Hometown:

Aarau


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Andreas Antener commented on Andreas Antener's blog post Full PX4 Support for E-flite Convergence
"@LaVerne, I'm following up in the PX4 forum."
Feb 21, 2017
Andreas Antener commented on Andreas Antener's blog post Full PX4 Support for E-flite Convergence
"@LaVerne: That is indeed the correct location for the code. If you would just like to flash the binary and fly, have a look here: http://px4.io/docs/px4-basic-concepts/. Basically all you need is to download QGroundControl (QGC), flash the latest "D…"
Feb 20, 2017
Andreas Antener commented on Andreas Antener's blog post Full PX4 Support for E-flite Convergence
"Support for the Convergence got merged to master and is now available in the PX4 Developer Build :)"
Feb 19, 2017
Andreas Antener commented on Andreas Antener's blog post Full PX4 Support for E-flite Convergence
"@LaVerne: What you need is the Pixfalcon set with GPS (and an RC receiver of your choice), that's all :)

I've added a thread on the PX4 forum: http://discuss.px4.io/t/full-e-flite-convergence-support/2446 . I'm going to post an update there (and he…"
Feb 14, 2017
Andreas Antener commented on Andreas Antener's blog post Full PX4 Support for E-flite Convergence
"Thanks! Cool, looking forward seeing it fly with ArduPlane.
I've just watched your video with the AddictionX in SITL, very cool idea, I might need to try that as well ;). I am curious how smoothly it will be in real. What I was wondering is if you n…"
Feb 13, 2017
Andreas Antener commented on Andreas Antener's blog post Full PX4 Support for E-flite Convergence
"Glad you like it :)
We used a Pixfalcon as it has enough outputs and fits well with GPS in the front (you'll need to cut out some foam). Have a look here for some pictures of the build: http://px4.io/portfolio/e-flite-convergence/"
Feb 13, 2017
Andreas Antener posted a blog post
After our Christmas experiment of getting the E-flite Convergence flying autonomous missions with PX4 we’ve now gone one step further and implemented a rate controlled acrobatics mode in fixed-wing. This allows you to fly the Convergence in the same…
Feb 12, 2017
Andreas Antener commented on Andreas Antener's blog post E-flite Convergence with PX4
"If you guys have more questions on how to set it up or hack the configs, feel free to ask in the following chat on Gitter: https://gitter.im/PX4/VTOL

Btw, I've just tested a soon to be pushed update for the PX4 Convergence that enables Acro mode. S…"
Feb 12, 2017
Andreas Antener commented on Andreas Antener's blog post E-flite Convergence with PX4
"Hi Jürgen

Can I use the pixracer?


No. Unfortunately the Convergence requires 7 PWM outputs and the Pixracer only provides 6. Because of the way it needs mixing on the tilt mechanism (tilt and yaw actuation) and on the elevons (roll and pitch actu…"
Feb 10, 2017
Andreas Antener commented on Andreas Antener's blog post E-flite Convergence with PX4
"This is true in most cases and I'm pretty sure it will just work.

Some more technical background on this for the other 1%:
MAVLink specifies an API to request certain message streams which is used by some OSDs (such as the MinimOSD) to tell the aut…"
Feb 10, 2017
Andreas Antener commented on Andreas Antener's blog post E-flite Convergence with PX4
"Hi Robert, thanks for mentioning that. I guess it should work when both are reading from the Pixfalcon but only the telemetry radio is sending to it (but I'm not the electronics expert)."
Feb 9, 2017
Andreas Antener commented on Andreas Antener's blog post E-flite Convergence with PX4
"You'll need an OSD that is MAVLink compatible. But there is a catch: the Pixfalcon has only 1 telemetry output. So you can either connect an OSD or a telemetry radio.
If you go for an OSD I would recommend to look into PlayOSD: http://en.playuav.com…"
Feb 9, 2017
Andreas Antener commented on Andreas Antener's blog post E-flite Convergence with PX4
"You would need a GPS that fits the autopilot. There is a set, Pixfalcon with GPS:
https://hobbyking.com/es_es/pixfalcon-micro-px4-autopilot-plus-micr...

Your OSD and GPS that you mentioned seems to be an isolated solution, I wouldn't know how to in…"
Feb 8, 2017
Andreas Antener commented on Andreas Antener's blog post E-flite Convergence with PX4
"Hi Oscar

Yes we used the Pixfalcon from Hobbyking. You'd need a complete set including GPS. And of course an RC receiver of your choice.

HTH
- ada

PS: I'm Swiss-German to be exact :)"
Feb 8, 2017
Andreas Antener commented on Chris Anderson's blog post New RTF VTOL plane from Horizon
"The latest PX4 developer version supports the Convergence configuration out of the box now: http://px4.io/portfolio/e-flite-convergence/"
Jan 4, 2017
Andreas Antener replied to Greg Covey's discussion PX4/Pixhawk Flight Core Controlling FireFLY6 VTOL
"@Paul btw, I think it's a fair question and I understand very well why you would ask ;)
@Greg yes that's us (UAVenture). The updates to PX4 came from the work we did there.

After looking through the posts here I gave the build page for the Firefly…"
Jan 4, 2017
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