"I would echo Kris Nackaerts advice to look into Hugin. It has a capability that sounds like what you looking for. At it's core is a set of very powerful open source image processing tools called Panotools. Unfortunatly it is command line driven and…"
Great stuff! I use a similar arrangement in my autopilot, but found that if I attribute the velocity errors to accelerometer bias and correct for it I get a low level oscillation whereby the velocity errors cause a change in…"
"Thanks Bill. I'm familiar with using the mag vector for attitude estimation other than just yaw, I've just been leary to rely on it because of the fear of local magnetic varience as the airframe moves around (clumps of iron, ground deposits ect..).…"
Nice board! I can spot another design junkie a mile away.
I'm getting ready to re- spin my PICPilot and was wonder why you chose the HMC6042/HMC1041Z combo rather than someof the 3 axis units such as the HMC5843. I'm currently…"
I don't have this exact beast, but one similar. I put a beefier motor on to speed it up and found the gear box couldn't hold up to the load and I stripped several gears before switching back to stock.
There are games to be played by…"
Just wanted to let you know I added ArduPilot compatible TM messages to my PicPilot and things seem to be working pretty well with your GCS for the most part. No trouble installing or running on my XP desktop. Haven't tried my netbook…"
"Nice work James. I'm off work this week and plan on following in your footsteps with my PicPilot. I want to evaluate the PixHawk GCS as well as a couple others including Happies. One of my main objectives is to find/modify or make one that runs well…"
Happy did mention in one of his posts that he got elements of his GCS implementation from Open Pilot and displays from C# Avionic Instrument Controls by Guillaume CHOUTEAU. I'm sure he'll be adding the appropriate GPL licensing boiler…"
If I'm posting a new blog there is an option for upload file. When responding to an existing blog that option is not there. What I ended up doing is starting a new blog to upload the file, saved that blog as a draft (although someone…"