Andrew Fernie's Blog (4)

Extracting data from tlog files for plotting in Excel

I wanted to analyze some data from a tlog file and figured that Excel would be the most flexible  way so I created a little utility to extract the data I was interested in and save it as a comma separated value (CSV) file. Each selected parameter is in a separate column, and Excel can open  the csv directly.

Note that it can't open the tlog file directly. You must use the Mission Planner to convert it to txt format. so:

1. From the APM Mission Planner…


Added by Andrew Fernie on May 11, 2012 at 6:00pm — 53 Comments

Ardupilot control using OSD menus

I would like to fly with live video and goggles, but this makes it tough to make any changes on the mission 

planner. To avoid any need to take off the goggles I integrated a series of menus in the OSD.

My setup, as reported here, uses a second APM on the…


Added by Andrew Fernie on January 4, 2012 at 3:06pm — 4 Comments

Ardustation as a terminal

While the progress on the APM Mission Planner makes it more and more attractive to bring the laptop out to the field for each flight, sometimes the simplicity and sunlight readability of the Ardustation is what I really need. The problem was that I kept adding more pages and busted the memory limit of the Ardustation. However, after upgrading to the APM2560 I had a…


Added by Andrew Fernie on August 12, 2011 at 10:00am — 14 Comments

Integration of Remizibi OSD with Ardupilot Ground Station

I am just starting out in FPV, putting together a HK airplane with video, Ardupilot Mega (APM) and a ground station. My end goal is to overlay computer generated symbology with camera video and/or a synthetic representation of the terrain - not quite there yet,…


Added by Andrew Fernie on March 2, 2011 at 5:30pm — 13 Comments

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