[UPDATE: the team leaders should all now be inviting team members as friends and once the invitations are accepted, they'll be invited to the workspaces. If you're on the team, you'll get an alert telling you that you've been added. It will say nonsense about needing to click on unclickable words, but ignore those bugs. Just go to your workspace by clicking on the Workspaces tab and you should see it.
I'll be swinging by in each Workspace as I'm added to upload necessary files and…Continue
Hi there, well I'm happy to announce the new ArduPilot 2.4 firmware, i still have many things to add, but i will leave them for 2.5 .
-Improved ADC conversion, now uses interrupts to free some CPU.
-uBlox parser bug fix, now i can navigate better.
-Added a new header option called "ALT_HOLD_HOME". Let you select what altitude you want to hold for home, 0 will hold the altitude you are when you switch to RTL, 1 = will hold the altitude… Continue
A couple of people at the University I attend and I had our first flight the other day, and we wanted to tell all of you about it.
I will start with the goals of our "team". Our goal is to create a network of UAVs that allow for mulitple users and/or multiple ground stations attempting to control multiple vehicles. We felt that the ArduPilot platform was perfect because we have access to source code, it is inexpensive and a vibrant community which could, hopefully, provide… Continue
Can anybody shed some light on the accuracy of the airflow around the fuselage on the attached image? The wing is based on the GM15 foil. Rest of the details is in the picture. The modeling was done with XFLR5.
Please note that I've added Huddle Workspaces to the site, which I hope will prove useful for the volunteer teams working on various ArduPilot projects. I'll be PMing those who responded to our call for volunteers and giving directions and… Continue
I am currently a Soldier in the U.S. Army at AIT to be an Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operator/Payload Operator. I am National Guard, so once i am done here in JAN i will be able to search for a civilian job. I will be certified to fly and control payload on the Shadow 200/300 systems and 100% capable of emplacing/displacing all required equipment.
I am curious if there are opportunities to fly the Shadow with a civilian company overseas. I want to find a job with some sort of DoD… Continue
Added by Brian Delaney on September 29, 2009 at 12:41pm —
Lots of drama in the Australian Outback Challenge this year. Once again, it appears that nobody finished the challenge (spot a dummy--Outback Joe--and drop a water bottle near him), but they're getting closer. In the meantime, loads of… Continue
Brian and I are almost ready to get our autopilot project "off the ground".
We received a free airplane from a friend of mine who now lives in Japan. (A lot cheaper to buy a new one than ship the old one.) The plane came with a glow engine but we converted it to electric. (Sorry for the crummy iPhone pictures!)
Many of you have asked how you can help with the ArduPilot project. Now we have an answer! We're looking for people with various skills: software, hardware, documentation or project management.
Here are some things on our to-do list that we could use some help on (Jordi's focusing on core ArduPilot Mega development himself). Please look through and see if something sounds like fun. The reward is that you get to work closely with us and you're helping create a little bit of the… Continue
Some of you might remember the bigger version of this, the Voyager is 1.2m in wingspan, autopilot, RC receiver esc and motor all stay in the centre section attached to the wing and battery and whatever you want in the nose.
There is 2lt of space in there.
Its early days, only 6 ot so flights but it flew and we took it home in one piece!!
I have some video but I'm out the door real flying now.
[Update: My mistake--I forgot that I made the deadline four days later to allow for a slightly late start in announcing this contest earlier this month. So you have two weekends to go, not just one. Still, get cracking!] For those of you who have day jobs, just a reminder that this is the last weekend you've only got two more weekends to enter this month's T3 Contest. If the weather isn't…Continue
Ateryx 2.3 has been in different levels of development over the past year or so but I finally got some motivation to clean up some code and pull it all together.
Cloud layer has been at 800ft for the past three days so I have been weather canceled with my Navy schedule. Considering the UAV development is all low altitude stuff this was the perfect time to get some flights out on the… Continue
But is is ever? I define finished as in it works every time I go fly now. I go to the field, turn on my plane and it takes off, flies to waypoints, and lands with no user intervention. It's done this now for the last 4 times I've been to the field! So it feels more "finished" than ever.
I didn't use any kits or open source stuff, and built everything from scratch. Except the EZ-Star of course! I also use my own sensor fusion algorithm, which is to be featured in Circuit Cellar… Continue