Jean-Louis Naudin's Blog – November 2010 Archive (5)

The SCORPID-500 a full IMU controlled OAT/VTOL UAV

The SCORPID-500 is now fully stabilised and controlled by a 9 DOF IMU (ArduIMU+ v2, HMC5843, GPS with firmware TriStab v3.3 JLN). The SCORPID-500 VTOL UAV uses an innovative design based on Gary Gress concept from Gress Aero. The Oblique Active Tilting (OAT) at 45° of…

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Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on November 24, 2010 at 2:00am — 59 Comments

TrIMUpter UAV: 1st AUTONOMOUS FLIGHT with AUTOMATIC LANDING

Full autonomous flight of the TrIMUpter UAV with automatic landing

Here the video of the 1st full AUTONOMOUS FLIGHT of the UAV TrIMUpter with AUTOMATIC LANDING controlled with a 9 DOF IMU and a GPS...

Electronic setup used:

- ArduIMU+ V2 flat (a 6DOF IMU)

- HMC 5843 triple axis magnetometer

- GPS EM406 SirfIII

- 3 brushless motors Hextronik 1300 Kv, HXM2730-1300

- 3 ESC Hobbyking SS Series 8-10A

- 1…

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Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on November 17, 2010 at 12:38am — 9 Comments

TrIMUpter: Full stabilisation and GPS position hold with an ArduIMU+ v2

TrIMUpter - GPS Position hold test with ArduIMU + GPS EM406 on Vimeo.

Hello, I have successfully tested the GPS position hold with my TrIMUpter (a VTOL tricopter).

The full stabilisation process is simply done with:

- an ArduIMU+ V2 flat,

- a triple axis magnetometer (HMC5843),

- a GPS EM406,

so this is a very cheap setup.

Below a photo of the setup…

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Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on November 10, 2010 at 11:50am — 32 Comments

The TrIMUpter, a VTOL Tricopter with ArduIMU+ V2 Flat

Today, my TrIMUpter v1.0 has successfully done its first outdoor flight. This is a VTOL Tricopter fully stabilized by the ArduIMU+ V2 flat and (with my…

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Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on November 3, 2010 at 2:05am — 20 Comments

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