I'm trying to compile a (very) subtly modified version of Arduplane 2.74b using the IDE downloaded from the Arduplane website (1.0.3) but it hangs when I try to compile. Actually, it doesn't hang…Continue
Does anyone know any way of mapping the servo mid and end points that APM uses?I have modified elevons on my Skyfun which, unfortunately, have a limited down travel. If the elevon servo forces it…Continue
I'm trying to get an APM 1.4 board running and am having difficulty seeing the radio signals.I have successfully reloaded the PPM firmware and it appears to be running correctly, with the blue LED…Continue
I saw a feature about Mercedes-Benz collision avoidance vision systems research on the Telly here in Germany where I am at the moment.
This particular project uses two cameras to create stereo vision. Comparing the two images is used to detect pixels that represent motion that could be hazardous to the vehicles current path.
Since the topic of CNC mills has raised its head here, I thought I'd share this with the DIYDrones community.
One of the things those who are considering this need to be aware of is that the toolpathing of complex shapes isn't a trivial exercise. I would be interested to know if anyone has experience with any open-source surfacing toolpathing packages - please comment below!
I am fortunate to have access to MasterCAM V9 - old-fashioned as it is - but…Continue
Some who have followed my blog posts will know that I have been working on my HDwing design series for a return-to-launch glider concept using ArduPilot Mega. Everything I have revealed so far has been based on relatively conventional flying wing ideas. Till now...
This forward-swept flying wing concept was inspired by the work of Justin Ammon (EdgeRC / birdofprey) that I spotted on…Continue
One of the features of extreme high altitude flight is the high true airspeeds that are needed to generate the dynamic pressure required for airborne flight. To minimise these extreme speeds for my high altitude glider project, I wanted to increase the flyable operation envelope closer to the airframe's stall speed, helping the reign-in the stratospheric true airspeeds!
As I was playing…Continue