This is the first working version of turn rate limiter starting beta testing now!

For those not familiar, this is a project aimed at providing a cheap, easy to use shield for beginners. It only requires this board and the ArduPilot main board to fly the plane, very simple!

I got only a mild version of Jordi fever, only the pressure sensor was affected :D

That gyro is so small!!!

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Comment by Jordi Muñoz on January 21, 2010 at 3:12pm
You are fashion man!

Comment by Gary Mortimer on January 21, 2010 at 3:31pm
Cool, good plan!
Comment by Magnus Persson on January 21, 2010 at 3:34pm
it looks good.
when will it be released.
and what will it cost?

thanks in advance

3D Robotics
Comment by Chris Anderson on January 21, 2010 at 3:49pm
Sweet! BTW, this is one of the first DIY Drones devteam efforts to work with a team of volunteers via the Huddle workspace. Jeff led that effort and did a great job navigating tricky stuff like the GPS groundplane size and configuration...

Comment by Mark Colwell on January 21, 2010 at 3:56pm
Maybe hand solder the pressure sensor?
Comment by Benjamin on January 21, 2010 at 3:56pm

The term "shield" is not in the glossary. I guess it means the same as "turn rate limiter". And again i guess the purpose of such a device is to limit the maximum variation speed of any command (gas, pitch, roll, or yaw).

Am I even close ?
Comment by Patrick Mccabe on January 21, 2010 at 3:58pm
a shield is a board that simply plugs into another board mainly a processor board. So it can have other sensors and things on it.
Comment by Jeff Taylor on January 21, 2010 at 4:08pm
Thanks Jordi & Chris!

The release date and cost are still a bit up in the air. Once it starts flying it will be easier to tell.

Mark, the pressure sensor actually melted while I was using an infrared rework station. Since then I've used a reflow oven successfully without any melting parts.

I'm not sure why it's called a turn rate limiter but it's an older type of autopilot that performs no stabilization, only navigation using the rudder to control the direction. It will be a nice, light and simple system you can drop into an Easy Star and get off the ground right away!
Comment by imran paruk on January 22, 2010 at 7:42am
what did you use to design that ? eagle ?
Comment by Joel Ryan on January 22, 2010 at 8:04pm
any idea of when it will be released? I'm very anxious to try it out!


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