"I never ended up doing this without the compass and mag. I ended up getting the whole kit.
However in STAB mode it does not use the GPS and mag, only the IMU, and it is fine. I maintains it's yaw, pitch, and roll very well. Maintaining altitude…"
"In theory, yes. I don't know what the resolution of the Taranis and EzUHF is exactly, but we are probably losing the equivalent of 1 bit of resolution by doing this. I think other things going on i the flight controller are going to mask this…"
"The problem you have is with EZUHF. Regardless of what you send it from the transmitter, the receiver will not output PWM or sbus anything less than 1000uS. The head developer there is sort of arrogant and believes this is correct even though any…"
I had some crazy mag readings until I discovered my mag was plugged into the wrong port on the pixhawk. Once I got it plugged in it was actually reading it and I was able to do the calibration dance with good numbers.
I see in your pic that…"
"In real helis there is something called dynamic rollover, where the side load of the cable or landing skid gets too far out, and the aircraft gets too far of an angle, and can't recover. Probably easy to test without humans on board..."
"That's actually a really interesting idea. The battery could be very small, so saves on plenty of weight for the onboard switcher, if it even is needed. And since you're tethered, you can bring down the video on a cable, and remove the video Tx and…"
"This is a two part question and it looks like most people are focusing only on the second part.
1) You are correct about the FLIR being expensive, but I saw they had some models at about $2,500 now, so it may not be that bad.
As far as the aircraft,…"
Question 1: I would like to consider the Pixhawk for flying a small quad, but without compass or GPS. I know they are offering it for sale without those modules, and I understand I don't get any nav features. What I want is IMU stabilization mode,…
"There is some 4th amendment case history on this but in my reading it seems this is related more about what public police agencies can do with observation from the air, and less about what private citizens (both commercial and hobbyists) can observe…"