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…
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
The MAJA Drone built and tested by Jean-Louis Naudin, a true UAV with full autonomous flight capabilities done on May 2011.
- 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,
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:
- Autopilot: Ardupilot (Atmega 328)@16MHZ + ArduIMU flat v2
- ardupilot v2.8 (JLN) + arduimu v1.8.3 (JLN)
Sensors: (arduIMU on…Continue
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…
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…
Successful high altitude (>100m AGL) position hold tests flights with an optical flow sensor on a Tricopter (OFT) UAV.
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…
This is very useful for training…
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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…
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).
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…
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
I have successfully built and tested in flight the Micro Multicopter based on a Minsoo Kim's quadcopter kit.
- 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…
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
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
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
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
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
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