Jean-Louis Naudin's Blog (48)

Successful 10 Km full autonomous flight of the MAJA drone with the ArduPilotMega.

A 10 Km full autonomous flight of the MAJA drone with an ArduPilotMega

The MAJA drone has successfully done a 10 Km autonomous mission under flight plan on May 28, 2011. The purpose of my mission challenge is to succeed in a full 10 km autonomous navigation under a flight plan (FPL) with only the steering of the ArduPilotMega and its firmware (v2.2f JLN).

- All the 8 waypoints of the MAJA drone has been defined so as to be…

Continue

Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on May 29, 2011 at 8:13am — 29 Comments

Successful 3.5 Km full autonomous flight of the MAJA drone with an ArduPilotMega

Successful 3.5 Km autonomous flight of the MAJA drone with a GoPro HD

The MAJA drone has done a successful 3.5 Km autonomous mission under flight plan on May 2011.

The FPL is composed of 5 waypoints and the MAJA drone autopilot runs the FPL during 2 loops. The full flight have been recorded with a GoPro HD wide camera. The MAJA drone is fully steered with an ArduPilotMega (APM v1.4) autopilot with a 9D0F IMU and the…

Continue

Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on May 25, 2011 at 1:38pm — 5 Comments

Successful flight of the MAJA Drone with the ArduPilotMega

Successful flight of the MAJA Drone with the ArduPilotMega

The MAJA Drone built and tested by Jean-Louis Naudin, a true UAV with full autonomous flight capabilities done on May 2011.

 

Avionic setup:

 - Ardupilot Mega (Atmega 1280 @16 MHz), 32 Mips

 - Full 9DOF IMU,

 - Built-in 16 MB Data Logger,

 - Airspeed and absolute pressure sensors (Bosh),

 - triple axis magnetometer HMC5843,

 - 10Hz…

Continue

Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on May 16, 2011 at 1:23am — 19 Comments

Full autonomous Cularis UAV mission with Ardupilot/ArduIMU

Full autonomous Cularis UAV mission under flight plan

Here a video of my Cularis UAV during a full autonomous flight mission under a flight plan with 7 waypoints (

Mission #19 done on april 2011)

The Cularis UAV autopilot setup is:

Hardware:

- Autopilot: Ardupilot (Atmega 328)@16MHZ + ArduIMU flat v2

firmware:

- ardupilot v2.8 (JLN) + arduimu v1.8.3 (JLN)

Sensors: (arduIMU on…

Continue

Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on April 14, 2011 at 9:19pm — 15 Comments

Quadcopter flight with the FCWii board and the Wii Motion Plus and Nunchuk MEMS sensors.

 

Here a video of a test flight of my Quad Rotor Observer (QRO) v8 with the FCWii board and the Wii Motion Plus (gyroscopes) + Nunchuk (accelerometers) MEMS sensors.



There was a strong wind during the tests flights (30 Km/h NW, gusting 40 Km/h, rainy...)

The tests flights have been successful, the model was very stable in spite of the bad weather conditions.

Normal flight mode and…

Continue

Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on February 26, 2011 at 11:20pm — 9 Comments

Fun Quadcopter flights with a Wii Motion Plus and a KKmulticontroller type board



Here a video of the maiden flight of my Quad Rotor Observer (QRO) v7 with a Wii Motion Plus and a "home made" KKmulticontroller type board.



Flight controller hardware:

- Home made KKmulticontroller board with an ATMEGA168 and based on the board of Rolf R Bakke

- Wii Motion Plus (genuine Nitendo version) with the IDG-600 and the XR3500 MEMS sensors



Flight controller firmware:

- XXcontroller_KR_v1_5b based on assembly code by…

Continue

Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on February 21, 2011 at 12:08am — 5 Comments

Position Hold flights at High Altitude with the OptiFlow Tricopter (OFT)

Position Hold flights at High Altitude with the OptiFlow Tricopter (OFT) v1

Successful high altitude (>100m AGL) position hold tests flights with an optical flow sensor on a Tricopter (OFT) UAV.

Tests flights:

1) Fast climb rate to about 100 m AGL in hold position mode with only the throttle command.

2) At 100 m AGL, a 360° turn has been done (wind 14 km/h from SE) with only the yaw command.

3) Fast descend…

Continue

Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on February 17, 2011 at 6:18am — 21 Comments

Quadcopter QRO v5 simulation for AeroFly Professional Deluxe



Quadcopter simulation on AeroFly Professional Deluxe

Here, you will find the model of my Quad Rotor Observer (QRO) v5 for the AeroFly Professional Deluxe simulator

(AFPD).

This is very useful for training…

Continue

Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on February 4, 2011 at 11:27pm — 17 Comments

The New Quad Rotor Observer (QRO) v6 with a GoPro HD Wide

The Quad Rotor Observer (QRO) v6 with a GoPro HD Wide

Here a video of the new Quad Rotor Observer (QRO) v6 with a GoProHD Wide on board.

Flight controller hardware:

KKmulticontroller "BlueBoard" from Minsoo Kim's

( http://kkmulticopter.kr ) and based on the board of Rolf R Bakke…

Continue

Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on January 23, 2011 at 4:52am — 11 Comments

Onboard video with a GoPro HD wide on my quadcopter

QRO v5: Maiden flight with a GoPro HD wide

Hello,

You will find below my maiden flight successfully done with my quadcopter (QRO v5) with a GoPro HD Wide camera. This video has been done on january 16, 2011, early in the morning.



My setup is:

A hands made Quadcopter (QRO v5) with a Minsoo Kim's KKmulticopter (Blue board version).

Firmware:…

Continue

Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on January 17, 2011 at 3:53am — 7 Comments

Quad Rotor Observer v5 flights with the new KKmulticopter blue board by JL Naudin

Quad Rotor Observer v5 tests flights with the KKmulticopter blue board

I have just tested the latest flight controller board from Minsoo Kim (the Blue board version).

This new board uses an ATMEGA 168 and a new firmware with lot of new features.

Here a video of the first tests flights of the Quad Rotor Observer (QRO) v5 with this new KKmulticopter BLUE board from Minsoo Kim.

As you will observe in the video, the…

Continue

Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on January 10, 2011 at 9:05am — 10 Comments

The Quad Rotor Observer flight by Jean-Louis Naudin

Hello to All,

I have done successfully the first test flight of the Quad Rotor Observer (QRO) v4 with a new costless flight controller board V7 which uses a Atmega 168 and 3 piezo gyroscopes (NEC CG-L43). This is a personnal variant of on the KKmulticopter board widely spread on the web. I am really surprised by the stability and the flight enveloppe of this…

Continue

Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on January 4, 2011 at 2:31am — 18 Comments

Flight of the Micro Multicopter by Jean-Louis Naudin

 

I have successfully built and tested in flight the Micro Multicopter based on a Minsoo Kim's quadcopter kit.

Tested setup:

- hardware: KKmulticopter flight controller v0.2

- firmware: Quadcontroller v4.5 (asm code version can be downloaded here) by Rolf R Bakke.

- 4 brushless motors 925 KV FlyCam 925

- 4 ESC turnigy PLUSH-6

- 2 propellers…

Continue

Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on December 28, 2010 at 11:31am — 11 Comments

Flight of the SCORPID-450 OAT/VTOL bicopter FULL IMU stabilized from Matthieu Bourdarias

Hello to all,

A new VTOL OAT Bicopter fully stabilized by a 9DOF IMU (arduIMU v2 + HMC5843) has successfully done its fist series of flights. This is the SCORPID-450 build by Matthieu Bourdarias from the french VTOL-UAV Team. The Scorpid-450 UAV uses an innovative design based on Gary Gress concept. The Oblique Active Tilting…

Continue

Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on December 12, 2010 at 1:49pm — 25 Comments

Coanda Effect Saucer (CES) UAV with an ArduIMU+ V2

Here a project of a Coanda Effect Saucer (CES) stabilized with a 9D0F IMU. The CES UAV, propelled by an electric engine, uses the Coanda effect to take off vertically, fly, hover and land vertically (VTOL). There is no big rotor like on an helicopter and the flight is very stable and safe for the…

Continue

Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on December 4, 2010 at 7:20am — 78 Comments

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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

© 2019   Created by Chris Anderson.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service