I'm writing a proposal for a $2000 summer stipend from my university, for development on an APM UAV.
For the project, I'm looking at the X8 wing. However, I foresee a couple issues:
Most layouts I see have the (3 or 4s) batteries mounted in front, with
I can't get qgroundcontrol to connect. I built it from the v1.0 branch and it is getting data but it isn't displaying anything.
Does anyone here use it? I'm trying to ditch mission planner because it's a .net application and it doesn't run properly in
I watch posts on this forum go for days with no responses. Is there a forum or email list with more activity?
Especially looking for a developer email list or forum because I'm interested in improving APM but I have the occasional question, for exampl
What's a good strategy to tune these params?
I'm having trouble getting it to hold target airspeed (it seems to stay below it), and I can also hear it changing the throttle quite a bit, even though it's above target_altitude according to the mission p
I'm grepping through the arduplane code, and I don't see anywhere that yaw is used to hold the course on takeoff. It looks like it uses ailerons to try to correct its course on the ground.
Since ailerons apply a yawing force opposite of their intended
I'd like to add a parameter to arduplane that I can change during flight. How do I go about doing that?
I don't understand how the Parameters.h file works at all. I guess I don't have a full understanding of the C constructs used in it. Can someone ex
What would you guys recommend for a high-endurance electric? Airframe, esc, motor, prop, battery?
I currently have an e-flite apprentice, which gets something like 20 minutes on a battery. I'm looking to move to a different airframe and I'm hoping to
I would like to see an FBW mode with the following characteristics:
Throttle stick: changes throttle directly.
Rudder stick: changes rudder directly like FBW-A, but does not wind up turn coordination integrator (kind of a separate issue)
Everyone always seems to be posting these google earth maps with their flight path displayed in 3d.
I managed to get a KMZ file from ardupilot and map it on google earth, but I cannot get it to display in 3d. It just shows a line.
I don't see any docum
I've mostly given up tuning my nav pid... I have no telemetry yet and my ardupilot isn't very easily accessible, so trial and error is very tedious, and I've never seen D explained in a way I could understand it.
My plane flies to waypoints, but it do
I'm trying to get my plane to fly the centerline of my neighbor's 1200ft (400m) runway.
So far, I've done all I can to tweak crosstrack, nav pid, etc., but it still gets way too far off for me to consider attempting an autonomous landing.
I've been rea
I feel like a redesign of the code to be more object-oriented would be a good idea.
I've spent a while looking at it, trying to make changes that would make it follow a track better (mainly estimating wind from the difference between the ground speed/