"I am inclined towards the most appealing option i.e. #3.
I am also working on the same thing. Have my quad up n flying but now i need it to do autonomous stuff.
Reason i belv #3 is most appealing is that, the inner loop of stabilization and quad…"
"yes, since the ardupilot board uses the signals from a receiver which are PWMs sent to servos.
Had there been a 1 wire reading of data(all the channels muxed into 1) from the receiver then PPM or PCM case is to be considered.
Whreas in ardupilot…"
"A thermopile can never give u a reliable tilt or angle readings for pitch or roll as the temp differences between the sky and earth changes , where the thermopile only looks for the absolute difference and the controller tries to minimize that…"
"lemme tell u buddy Autopilots are too expensive to be even though of to be purchased ....atleast here in india...the shipment and customs would leave u stranded...try building ur own airframe but i guarantee ur gonna need off the shelf electronic…"
"I am still waiting for the motors to come in...so lets see how they perform...they are brushless outrunners so i wont use gears but will use propellers in em directly..im bsy tunig the KALMAN which is now DONE but still needs to be transported to…"
"dats where i come in....absolutely no hands on RC flying ever....i guarantee though i can fly ...i have been a really good flight sim pilot...i tried my hands on the draganflyer quad indoors and i guess others were envious who had been given…"
"CHris...dats wht i am onto next...im tryin to transport the matlab code to bascom which i use to program my atmega16....i've shown the pic of the development board already...i'll connect the IMU to it and then lets c wht is next..(am scared of all…"
"20 deg is like due to the drift...the black line is the real estimate.well i have used the EKF as used by rotomotion and jordi(his wii project) for my MATLAB based EKF.if need the code ...i can pass it on...i am still tuning the filter..so lets wait…"
"OOps!! i plan to run only innerloop(the kalman & stabiliser) and the outerloop(navigator) ONboard the Atmega16. YEs only Atmega16 for now...the video.image processing is done on a ground station(PC running matlab)...i hope that Kalman works fine on…"
Yes..thats right. I have eventually developed all the above said techies in a past few months...A very thanks to DIY for the help i've found in posts and digging stuff sround on the site.So, inow finally have a EM-406 based Autopilot.Gps runs in…
"wow...so its at the verge of its debut, the code...im really looking forward to hav a look at the code....i hav written a code in bascom...its prty simple and that my system too uses an EM 406 with a micromag3 for heading....im gambling for i dont…"