After my last UAV project went up in flames (literally!) I’ve shifted gears and designed a dedicated autopilot (AP) test vehicle. She is a tailless plane with removable wings for transportation and has plenty of room in the fuselage with easy access.
For the autopilot, I’m using Bill’s UAV DevBoard with a modified AileronAssist code for handling the elevons. This modification is a work in progress by Ben Levitt and he is including a lot of great features. You can check out the latest versions of the code here
. The tailless had her first autonomous flights this weekend and I’ll be posting all of the flight logs on this blog. So far, I’m really pleased with the AP’s performance. Not only does the DevBoard and software perform well, but Bill also provides a wealth of information on the theory of his methods as well as the “how to” to get the hardware and software installed and running. I know this is beginning to sound like a commercial for Bill’s stuff but if you do a search on this website, you’ll find nothing but praise for Bill and his accomplishments. And to top it all off, he’s always willing to immediately chime in and help whoever asks for assistance.