Bryan Cuervo
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  • Ooltewah, TN
  • United States

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Bryan Cuervo's Discussions

IR sensors affecting pitch trim.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonas May 29, 2009. 2 Replies

Range issues with "Ardupilot in the loop"

Started this discussion. Last reply by BriFly Sep 15, 2010. 14 Replies

Power input for Ardupilot (revised)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Anderson Mar 14, 2009. 1 Reply


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About Me:
Mechanical Engineer with a life long passion for RC aircraft and aerodynamics. Private glider pilot.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Interested in more of a challenge in my hobby by adding an autopilot.

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Bryan Cuervo's Blog

Pushing the UAV DevBoard to the limits

Posted on November 18, 2009 at 6:06pm 9 Comments

Tailless & Wingletless from Bryan Cuervo on Vimeo.

In one more attempt to test the abilities and push the limits of Bill's UAV DevBoard, I removed the winglets from my tailless design so now there are no horizontal or vertical stabilizers.

The video is in three segments; the first showing manual flight with stabilization disengaged. You can see the… Continue

The UAV DevBoard and latest firmware in action

Posted on November 7, 2009 at 3:44am 10 Comments

Showing off Bill and Ben's excellent firmware in the UAV DevBoard----

The compete story is here.

Complete Waypoint Circuit from Bryan Cuervo on…


Flight tests with the UAV DevBoard

Posted on October 4, 2009 at 4:00pm 116 Comments

After my last UAV project went up in flames (literally!) I’ve shifted gears and designed a dedicated autopilot (AP) test vehicle. She is a tailless plane with removable wings for transportation and has plenty of room in the fuselage with easy access.

For the autopilot, I’m using Bill’s UAV DevBoard with a modified AileronAssist code for handling the elevons. This modification is a work in… Continue

Flight Tests With the EG 2.2

Posted on July 14, 2009 at 4:02am 31 Comments

I’ve started flight tests with the latest Ardupilot code and hardware and will post my findings in this blog post. Info on my plane and set up can be found HERE. I’ve found the EG 2.2 has similar flight characteristics to the original EasyGlider including the same “reverse roll” and “reverse pitch” settings in the code so these results should help anyone flying the stock glider.

A few notes on what I… Continue

Ardupilot Success Stories

Posted on June 30, 2009 at 6:30pm 11 Comments

At this point, the only way to get my plane flying with Ardupilot is to buy a different FTDI cable which may or may not work with my setup(I don’t have the programming skills to bypass the configuration utility and add waypoints directly into the code). I’m running Windows Vista on my laptop and have the latest Ardupilot board with the shield kit as shown below. I’ve also installed the latest code, configuration utility and the newest version of the Arduino IDE.

Before I invest any more… Continue

Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 6:05am on May 13, 2009, Max said…
Hi, nah ive given up for the moment, when I get some time ill throw it up and just see what happens... ill let you know the results :)
At 1:15pm on July 6, 2009, Jerry LeDrew said…
Hi Bryan....
The change work fine for me as well on a HP Desk-Top running XP- Sp3 .....

De Jerry ( VO1ET )
At 8:25pm on August 1, 2009, David Low said…
Hi Bryan,

The official released 2.2.3 doesn't work for me too.
And currently I am using the "I_Can_Fly" version uploaded by Jordi.
I make no changes on the source code except the "easystar.h" to change the gps protocol to EM406 and invert my roll and pitch

At 11:26am on October 9, 2009, Moss said…
just curious which airfoil you used for building your plane. Looks great, and its sound like it flies great too.
At 11:08am on November 10, 2009, Jesse Cho said…
Hi Bryan,

I'm a student doing some research for UAVs at Berkeley and I was wondering what type of material you used and how does your removable wings work... It would be great if you can let me know how.

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