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New SplineNav 0.3: Smoother Yaw, and Manual Yaw Override

 

After a few months of hard work, SplineNav 0.3 is now ready to fly! This SplineNav release started with the goal of simply reducing the yaw jitter issues of SplineNav 0.2, but in the end it turned into a major rewrite of the code.

 

New Features:

 

  • Smoother Yaw: Updates x and y spline derivative calculations faster, in a separate loop, for a more precise yaw control. Uses a fast…
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Added by David Dewey on October 30, 2013 at 4:30am — 32 Comments

New SplineNav Version 0.2 on a 63 km/h Tour of Chinese Lotus Pond



I've now finished coding up SplineNav version 0.2. It's almost a complete rewrite from version 0.1. Besides flying smoother and using processor resources more efficiently, it now restricts maximum speed to prevent lag. For example, if you're flying fast into a strong headwind, then altitude may…

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Added by David Dewey on July 19, 2013 at 3:52am — 33 Comments

Flying 3D Spline Curves between Waypoints with ArduCopter 3.0

Figure 1: Mission Planner waypoints and telemetry track after 3 spline…
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Added by David Dewey on June 15, 2013 at 5:00am — 62 Comments

ArduPhantom: APM ArduCopter in a DJI Phantom Airframe

Figure 1: ArduPhantom Night…
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Added by David Dewey on April 9, 2013 at 4:00am — 55 Comments

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