Hi, yes joining our efforts would be the best, and all help is realy apriciated.
I am right now playing with the xbee 2.5 modules for the planed remote build, i want to make.since i only have a old 72mhz 4 ch remote for my combatwing,
i want to make my own remote like the guys from draganflyer.com i love the remote they have for the x6.
I have both Sf 6DF & Sf 5DF IMU boards (5DF needs minor repairs, I have 3rd gyro to convert to 6DF) want to adapt Bill Ps DCM algorithms to Arduino 368 but need help with C , I am a FileMaker Pro systems developer, with some scripting but not proficient in C, C+, but I seem understand Jordi's the code when I see it. I have 3 Ardupilots and want to control a T-Rex 600 or Centurry Swift 550, both have several hours flight time, The others are for a large 3M wing, and a 100" Big Birdi glider converted with a Twin 450 brushless motors, I live in Colorado Springs and work in Denver, so a trip to NM is doable. I also was a Test / Project engineer for B2 bomber at Edwards AFB
Since you have assembled and programmed an ArduStation, please comment on what I have found out below:
I was about ready to program the ArduStation through the FTDI connector, but I noticed on the schematic and through a continuity measurement that the third pin from the right on the ArduStation board FTDI connector is hooked to the +5v on the ArduStation board.
What is the intent of providing +5v on the FTDI connector if the FTDI connector is powered by the USB connection?
Is it safe to use either the Sparkfun 3.3v FTDI board or the Ardafruit FTDI cable with +5v on the ArduStation board FTDI power pin (3rd pin from the right)?
I assume that the ArduStation board is powered up using its own power supply during the programming?
I have both the Sparkfun 3.3v FTDI board and the Adafruit FTDI cable. I am very tempted to cut the Vcc pin off of the ArduStation FTDI header since it serves no purpose in relation to the operation of the FTDI board/cable.
I am a student at Georgia Tech working on hooking up the ardupilot to a eflight apprentice airframe. I have no experience whatsoever with rc planes or PID controllers at all. I saw on someone else's page that you wrote a comment about using the ardupilot with one of these airframes. I was wondering if you could assist me with setting the gains on the ardupilot.
We started a discussion a few days ago on the Chat of Diydrones.
I sent you , as we didn't finish it, a Private Message with some questions on the choice of your Tx/Rx RC Radio set.
I apologize if i did it the wrong way.
Please let me know if you prefer that i open a discussion to continue on this subject.
Thanks for your help.
How far did you ever progress with using your 6DOF home Acc and gyrocombination? I read all your post on the ardiuno forum and rcgroups but could not tell if you got a working IMU on the ardupilot board.