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I like building and flying planes, tinkering with electronics, and programming. My planes are usually beat up...
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Currently working on an Android-based IMU autopilot.

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Autonomous Thermaling with an Android drone

Posted on February 6, 2014 at 4:00am 6 Comments

Hi folks,

Time for an update on my Android-powered fixed-wing drone project, which I’ve just picked up again after 1.5 years of neglect.  After trying a few different approaches, I’ve come up with a fairly simple auto-thermaling algorithm…


Running an autopilot on Android

Posted on July 15, 2012 at 4:22am 21 Comments

Here's a fun little project I've been working on for ~6 months now.  It started when I looked at my phone and thought this has everything needed for an autopilot - 3-axis gyros, accelerometers, magnetometers, GPS, fast CPU, plus a nice big touch screen and more wireless modems than you can point a stick at.  The only problems are (1) it's a multitasking…


Hardware/software in loop simulation with Microsoft Flight Sim X

Posted on June 12, 2012 at 9:54am 4 Comments

Hi folks,

I've been working on a small C# program to enable hardware in loop simulation with FSX.  It's working nicely now, so I've posted the code up at

I've been using it to test my Android autopilot (subject for another blog post when I get…


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