I'm trying to find a way to do a controlled slow, smooth yaw (though if it can't be smooth, I can live with it) while in auto mode hovering at a waypoint. I've tried using "wait for heading" (mav_cmd_condition_yaw) but nothing seems to happen. Am I m
Growing tired of the various protocols and techniques to assure motors shutdown on landing without bouncing, tilting, falls and other damaging disturbances, I assumed that code already exists to permit the attachment of a landing sensor (e.g. microsw
Fairly recently, my Pixhawk based system (running 3.3 series AC) has started flying off wildly in one direction (then often flipping) in stabilize mode. However, loiter seems to be essentially fine. Stumped. Any ideas? Thanks!
Oh goodie. The FAA has announced its ultra-rushed plan for a drone registry -- they desperately wanted to get this on the books before Christmas. It's worse than even the most vocal critics had anticipated:
I'm unclear on how sonar and LIDAR are used for reference altitude readings as opposed to barometer-based altitude readings. I assume that sonar or LIDAR (when available) are used for altitude references below a certain altitude as determined from th
Apologies if I missed an obvious discussion of this. I'd like to use LIDAR Lite to maintain a precision fixed relatively low altitude based on a reference altitude, irrespective of ground objects it passes over. So, for example, if the reference star
Hi. On my last two flights, I experienced forced landings that I don't understand. In the first case, I launched in Loiter, and had a nice, solid loiter for a short period, when the flyer suddenly landed (cleanly) and disarmed. I could not arm it aga
Has any work been done relating to the use of small radio beacons for APM-based systems tracking and RTL, as an alternative or adjunct to GPS, especially in situations where GPS accuracy is limited or relatively small areas are available for RTL or o
I have a Nova here that has never been flown that has one motor that isn't spinning. Given a voltmeter, etc. what is the best technique to determine if the motor/esc/or intermediate connections are at fault? Thanks!