Jack Crossfire's Blog – December 2012 Archive (3)

Marcy 1 with the lights on





Finally got her to fly with the lights on. There are a lot of problems with lightbulbs reflecting on reflective surfaces. These problems never happened with IR, but IR should be no different.



Detecting the XYZ of a spinning object with 1 camera in high shutter speed mode is really hard. It would be easier with 2 cameras.



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Added by Jack Crossfire on December 20, 2012 at 1:00am — 6 Comments

Raspberry Pi flies Blade MCX

Just press start & it flies itself.  A self contained autopilot was the goal. 

There were a number of options. Wifi ended up having too many dropouts to be used in any feedback loop, but would have to be used when communicating with a tablet. …

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Added by Jack Crossfire on December 7, 2012 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

Automating the Blade MCX



The Blade MCX is a favorite of indoor micro UAV autopilot designers, even in the age of micro quad copters. The time had come to automate one.…

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Added by Jack Crossfire on December 2, 2012 at 1:30am — 4 Comments

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