ILS and runway land assist in PitLab FPV kit: OSD+AP

Hello and happy new year for all of you.

I would like to present new functionality of assisting pilot for landing in hard conditions like fog or night recorded last night by Jwalentek, our test pilot using OSD+AP kit,

On screen are 2 new components. One in the centre of view is envelope of runway with approaches lines, second below is ILS with 2 crossed lines showing relation plane to ideal landing path.

At this moment it is experimental firmware. Final functionality should be available soon.

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Comment by Sam Tabor on December 31, 2014 at 6:28am

Really cool, well done.

Comment by Hugues on December 31, 2014 at 6:59am

I do not know how good your firmware is but I can recommend your services for excellent CF tubes and other multirotor accesories. Was shipped fast too within Europe.

By the way I wanted to know if you could make 0,5mm thick CF tubes ? (currently you have 1mm thick ones and I would like to reduce weught by a factor of two...)

Comment by Pitlab on December 31, 2014 at 7:09am

Hugues, thank you for recommendation.

I am not manufacturer of that tubes, so can't do 0,5mm thin tube. My manufacturer also doesn't do it. Look for local composite companies, but it could be very costly.

Comment by Simon Wunderlin on December 31, 2014 at 7:46am

@Hugues:, they have a french site too (i guess you are from the french speaking part?)

Comment by Hugues on December 31, 2014 at 8:56am

@Simon, thx, yes from the FR part...

Comment by Doug Walmsley on December 31, 2014 at 11:41am

Very nice demo! I really like the idea of ILS approach and runway visualization and orientation markings. How are you transmitting ILS data to the aircraft?  Is everything contained within the flight controller and OSD or are you using a ground station to send information up to the flight controller?

Comment by Pitlab on January 1, 2015 at 6:07am

Doug: Coordination of up to 8 runeways are stored in OSD, so it doesn't need to receive external data. Ground station is not necessary. It receive and store information about plane positon from OSD important for documentation purposes and in case of plane lost etc

Comment by Pitlab on January 1, 2015 at 12:40pm

One more flight by laciaty:

Comment by turdsurfer on January 2, 2015 at 8:09am

Very nice! I'd like to see more OSDs like this evolve in the future for Arducopter / Mavlink too. Currently the only OSD for Arducopter that's been around is MinimOSD, and it's a poor hardware design imho that hasn't been updated. Hopefully some telemetry communication protocols (such as Mavlink) will become standard so that APs and OSDs of various brands can work modularly and be mixed.

Comment by Pitlab on January 2, 2015 at 8:30am

turdsurfer: Our OSD can work with other systems, only requirement is access to the code and possibility to implement few commands to send data to OSD. It has published API so if you have free UART port and can implement above protocol, the OSD will display data from your Arducopter etc.


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