"I must add that the Picopilot is what hooked me to hobby UAVs in the first place so I still have a few in my UAV museum :). They work fine if used with electric motor glider type airframes, for which I think they were intended.
Nowadays I prefer…"
"OK, thanks Chris for the insight of the MPU6000/6050 - I guess we'll have to ask Tom about his preference in using the 6000 with I2C interface...
I guess I need to get check out the APM2 now also... :)"
"Scott - you may get a used GP1 which has the same funcionality for half the price (e.g. $100) which is not bad for a full featured autopilot.
Mohammed -the only difference between the 6000 and 6050 that I can see is the logic supply voltage of the…"
Yesterday I received one of the first updated Gluonpilot 2's from Tom Pycke in Belgium,The Gluonpilot is an open source project created by Tom and the new GP2 is a completely new hardware design but firmware will run on both new and old…
"Thanks Gary! I don't think any more laps are necessary for my setup as it is probably as fast as it gets with the SUperMiss. I was actually surprised that it cruised around @ 45-50 kph in spite of the short legs.
"Chris - thanks - and you are right, I accidently took away too much of the pattern - here is a corrected example and flying time more exact too - 88 secs. I also agree that the SuperMiss helps here to make smooth turns Kboskak - ah my mistake, didnt…"
"TEST 2 SUCCESSFUL!
And so the wind calmed down and I did 2 consecutive tests. Have only analyzed one and it came out at 82 secs. Not bad for a high wing polyhedral trainer :).
Here is the tracking - much better than in high winds and the video looks…"
"Thanks Chris! I understand your question, but I have found that is the way the Picopilot waypoint sequencer works. When you fly very slowly the WP's are "hit" before they are reached so you actually have the plane turning before the WP. Under more…"
"What a great contest Chris and Gary!
Didn't see it until now but I hope to be able to play and participate!
Silly question - is this open for all autopilots? I am unfortunately not an owner of the Ardu yet...