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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…

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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…

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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 http://code.google.com/p/fsxio/

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

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