Cory's Blog – October 2008 Archive (2)

Getting Started With Paparazzi

I think for the hobbyist, the only real choice is an open source autopilot. Unfortunately with a closed source solution, you are stuck with the feature set that the developer wants you to have. Another major advantage of open source autopilots is that reading the source code is a valuable learning, and troubleshooting tool. Even if you never intend to modify the code, just being able to look at it can be enough to resolve a problem.

In my… Continue

Added by Cory on October 31, 2008 at 11:30am — 16 Comments

List of suggested skills for someone who wants to DIY a DRONE

I made this non exhaustive list of skills which are nice to have if you want to build your own UAV.



I think a basic handle on all of these skills will greatly help anyone who wants to build a UAV. If you want to build a UAV, and lack a lot of these skills, don't take this to mean you cannot do it, just understand the magnitude of the difficulty, and be prepared to press on in the face of adversity and to teach yourself a lot. When I decided to build a UAV, I had never even flown an… Continue

Added by Cory on October 29, 2008 at 7:46pm — 7 Comments

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