Jack Crossfire's Blog – November 2009 Archive (5)

THIS WEEK IN AEROSPACE

BATTLE OF THE C328







So fabricated this board to see if the wrapping wire & radio interference was making the C328 unreliable. It writes all the control codes for the C328 to make it output continuous JPEGs.







Sadly, it's no more reliable than the previous methods. The… Continue

Added by Jack Crossfire on November 27, 2009 at 7:00pm — 8 Comments

FLYING REALLY HIGH & MORE DISHES

FLYING REALLY HIGH



For the first time since Mike Fouche documented it on Goo Tube.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6j--ja_okg



An autonomous copter has flown at a certain very high altitude in a certain country. The exact altitude & country is a secret to protect the innocent of course. It was also at midnight, like all our most extreme test flights.



Since the radio seems to work… Continue

Added by Jack Crossfire on November 20, 2009 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

THIS WEEK IN AEROSPACE

THE DISH FARM





The main flying event of the year was the dish farm flight. The dish farm is being torn down in 2011 & replaced by flea startups.



Don't think it emits radio waves anymore & VicaCopter is invisible when she's stationary. Nevertheless, got serious radio dropouts after a certain amount of time. Seems the XBee wire antennas are extremely directional, end-on antenna pointing even at 300ft kills the… Continue

Added by Jack Crossfire on November 13, 2009 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

This week in aerospace



THE C328 LIVES



After 3 weeks of hacking, the C328 started producing decent results. Your main problem if you intend to control it from a computer on the ground, using Xbees, is getting the UART to work reliably. It needs a real clean signal & short cables to work at 115200. Initializing it still takes several power cycles & 20 second delays. Decided 320x240 is the best compromise between resolution & frame… Continue

Added by Jack Crossfire on November 6, 2009 at 11:00pm — 8 Comments

The flight previously known as roof crash

Reverted back to 2.4Ghz & got the footage which previously ended in a roof crash. Right click & you'll find a menu option called "View Image". Click on View Image to get a full 8 megapixel view.





Pointing towards San Francisco.





Pointing towards NASA.





Pointing towards Fremont. VicaCopter is itching to crash… Continue

Added by Jack Crossfire on November 2, 2009 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

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