Chris Anderson's Blog – March 2009 Archive (23)

ArduPilot 2.0 update

I'm in LA hanging out with Jordi and geeking out over the ArduPilot 2.0 code. You're going to love this--it's got all the capabilities of the FMA Co-pilot built-in, including a "fly by wire" option that just helps you stabilize the airplane when you're flying manually. In autopilot mode, it's now closer to AttoPilot in capability (save datalogging, which we'll save for ArduPilot Pro) and has a similar set-up procedure

it's optimized for the EasyStar but can also fly aircraft as… Continue

Added by Chris Anderson on March 4, 2009 at 9:00am — 12 Comments

An example of EXCELLENT autopilot documentation

If you haven't had a chance to read the documentation for Bill Premerlani 6 DOF UAV development board, you should. It is 35 pages of the best education you'll get on IMU-based autopilots, including theory, code and usage instructions. All written in clear, easy to understand plain English. Bill's done a terrific job on this one, and I hope more people will start to use his… Continue

Added by Chris Anderson on March 1, 2009 at 8:15pm — 1 Comment

A simple program to test your FMA sensor for ArduPilot 2.0

I've updated this post to include a simple test program (at bottom) that you can run to test your FMA sensor and ArduPilot connections.

Added by Chris Anderson on March 1, 2009 at 1:40pm — 3 Comments

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