"yeah, the video shows a socket connection to another pc or maybe a local service on port 777. But most likely another PC like that notebook probably doing the xbee commincations and video streaming. An expensive joystick...."
"I'm using the standard Servo.h library. The control packets use 1 byte for each channel to represent the servo position in degrees. The workable range is 180 degrees but I'm only using 120 as per most RC systems. It is hard to physically connect the…"
"Regarding the channel change protocol, it works well even when rapidly moving the sticks for a few seconds, no latency results. Channel changes are sent at 50hz, the same rate as the analogReads are done on the stick potentiometers. To duplicate a…"
I've been toying with this design for a few weeks and thought I'd post it. I'm using a Palm Vx, Arduino Mega, and XBee Pro for a ground control station. It's pretty rough at the moment. The airborne portion is made up of a ArduPilot Mega beta and a…
"Take a look at your xbee buffer settings. I'm not in my lab right now but remember needing to adjust them. Contrary to what most people report, I'm on my 10th or so powered flight using only Xbee Pro's and arduino's for control and telemetry. My…"
"I wrote a PocketPC interface for a cheap chinese radio but most find the PocketPC's are too hard to see in direct sunlight, someone also wrote a Palm version and it is easier to read but with lower resolution. I'm finishing up a ground station for…"
"Is binary mode 'faster' than NMEA , or is it more efficient to parse binary vs strings? I don't see how it is 'faster' since the NMEA messages provide the same data and even at 9600bps it can transmit messages at 10hz."
"I used a Ardupilot on a small scratch-built foamie of similar size to the Firebird and it flew great. You'll need to adjust some the airframe settings to get it dialed in, the manual covers this. Does yours have the Anti-Crash Technology?
"Not sure if this is related but I think you can use the HobbyKing 6 and 8 channel receivers with the Turnigy if you use the right module. I just finished a sketch the uses the satellite receivers for these directly with Arduino, completely bypassing…"