The ITG3200 started its blog on good terms. Turns out there's no deadband, but you get a level of 8 bit quantization when reading the analog results in I2C burst mode.
You have to read the analog results…Continue
The main reason for software GPS is a cheap base station, generating RTCM messages to correct altitude measurements. The aircraft would use a standard hardware module.
#1 the MAX2769 front end is just an analog to digital converter. It outputs a 1 - 3 bits per sample, digitized form of whatever is on the carrier frequency.
There's no schematic or source code…
Well, to work in a spin stabilized mode, Marcy 2 would have to spin a
lot faster than a 3 channel coaxial copter can. Without spin
stabilization, a $40 Syma S107 or a $25 Sky Invader didn't matter
because either way, we needed another gyro to know heading. A 150
second flight time doesn't demand a very accurate gyro.
Mass produced Marcy 2's would use…
Got some high speed photographs of Marcy 1 spinning at flight speed, to see if the actuator & the wing did anything. A slow motion video cam would be nice.
For the 2nd time, we plugged the genderless micro Dean connectors in the wrong way & got an explosion followed by fire.
Without any gender, many a modeler has plugged 2 batteries into each other with these connectors, but why would anyone except a complete idiot say anything bad about a connector they spent $5 on? Well, let us be the 1st…Continue