Ardupilot Loiter Mode

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I’m slowly starting to get more comfortable with the automated modes on my ardupilot. The first step to success is loiter mode. In this mode, it uses GPS and the altimeter (or barometer) to stay in one location. You can see my first result. The PIDs do need tuning, but its not a bad firstContinue Reading

UAV telemetry + FPV

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As part of my ongoing UAV development, I wanted to be able to use telemetry and have it stream video back. I’m using a 5.8 GHz immersionrc transmitter with fatshark goggles to watch the action. For the telemetry I’m using xbee pro 900 MHz transceivers. This allows me to not only get realtime feedback butContinue Reading

UAV enclosure

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I decided that the the electronics enclosure vs 3 for my quad was bit crude looking. It functionally worked, but needed to be more refined. I modeled a new one with channels for the electronics. Then I lasercut a cap so that I had visibility into the case. You can see the results below. ThisContinue Reading

UAV beginnings

UAV Beginnings

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For my birthday, my wife is getting me parts to build a UAV.  The first said parts are in and I’m going to begin constructing the frame this weekend.  Below you can see the processing and sensor units on top of the four propellers.   Its much smaller than I expected!