Owen McAree's Blog – January 2012 Archive (2)

ArduWot returns to flight, Simulink in control

2011 didn't end too well for the ArduWot, incorrectly fitted undercarriage made for instant nose over on throttle up which broke the prop and fried the ESC. A new ESC arrived Monday which was quickly fitted only to reveal it to be useless at powering the aircraft and APM, luckily we'd also ordered a BEC (for a different project, but ArduWot takes…

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Added by Owen McAree on January 12, 2012 at 2:03am — 7 Comments

X-Plane and APM without Mission Planner

After our flight testing was halted by a blown ESC I decided to start work on Software/Hardware in Loop (SIL/HIL) testing. As I pointed out in previous posts we plan to use APM to control multiple autonomous vehicles, all cooperating to various degrees. Before we can safely test such systems outdoors, especially given our constrained operating area, we need…

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Added by Owen McAree on January 6, 2012 at 3:45am — 5 Comments

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