The Modular Testing Platform 2 flies! It flies really well!
I had a great hand toss takeoff, a rough start as I figured out the control sensitivities and trim, some good cruise around time, and a perfect landing.
Any improvements you think I should make? Here is my planned list for the next episode:…Continue
Added by Michael Vincent on July 22, 2011 at 4:01pm — No Comments
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Here are some screenshots from program:
My plane made strange curves during flight. All curves are in the same places. After a very careful check I found an error in APM navigation code. It is now corrected in version 2.21 (In downloads section…Continue
Sorry, but I should have made clear that my autopilot design experience relates to fixed wing aircraft so I won't be able to help with rotary airframes.
I should also emphasise that the databse I have relates to PID control only. After a lot of hard work, I have established which stability derivatives the PID gains depend on so that the job for the user becomes one of estimating certain stability derivatives (for which formulae are also available). The PID gains then drop out as…Continue
Another one from Hack-a-day. It's just a concept so far, but the team that's behind it may be competent enough to pull it off. They're using a Kickstarter-like model to raise…
From Hack-a-day. This ducted-fan beast uses the Sparkfun 6DoF IMU that Jordi wrote the software for. No, it hasn't flown yet.
fpvmanuals posted a review on the prototype of the upcoming Cinemizer OLED video goggles by Carl Zeiss. These goggles support full 1080p input sources via HDMI, 3D source display, are super comfortable, and display true black levels and vivid colors. They offer a dramatic…Continue
The 'Ugly Man' is my mongrel, 660mm, 1.5kg, APV/FPV Quad, so named because a good friend gazed upon it and said 'damn, that thing is ugly'. This triggered an appropriate old song in my easily programmed mind (Ugly Man), and the die was cast. But, beauty really is in the eye of the beholder, right?
The 'Ugly Man' is…Continue
I am an ex-USAF Avionics Sensors guy, and I have always wanted a gyro stabilized laser targeting system. Now that I am all grown up, I'll settle for a gyro stabilized camera.
A little looking, and I found some nice UAV equipment.It's a little out of my price range at $10,000 for the day system and $20,000 for the FLIR system. http://store.micropilot.com/category-s/21.htm
The X-Gyro 500 is a simple single axis head tracking system that can be used to track head movement to for controlling an on board camera in an FPV system. Since today it is available from Hobbyking for US$ 37.44
Range: +/- 90degree
public a little video…
FINAL RUNS BEING WEBCAST THIS AFTERNOON
AUVSI Foundation and ONR's 14th International RoboSub Competition
July 12-17, 2011
SSC Pacific TRANSDEC, San Diego, CA
Co-sponsored by the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR), the goal of this competition is to advance the development of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) by challenging a…Continue
Added by Angela Carr on July 17, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments
This week I completed the MTP or Modular Testing Platform II.
For electronics, I added the elevator and aileron servos and mounted the motor, esc, and receiver to the airplane without any trouble. (see links below for which one's I used)
I also completed my Clark Y airfoil, which was much more difficult and time consuming than my prior K2 airfoil, however I anticipate an improvement in performance. As I used Bluecore (aka Fan…Continue
has anyone seen this?... http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__17141__HobbyKing_G_OSD_On_Screen_Display_with_GPS.html
a very small osd at $36 with the gps module included... it was on backorder since some time but i managed to grab…Continue
Hi everyone !!
Here is my Y6 (90 degree branch) !!! can fly in the wind with default parameters !!!
I can put photos of build details ! Thanks
flight in paris at 2 PM, cité…Continue