Posts filed under: Auto Pilot

Episode 150 – Emergency Auto Landing

Mayday! Mayday! I tested the FPV system on the Raptor140B, with nearly disastrous results. Luckily, the APM was onboard to save the day! I added the 400mw 1.3Ghz FPV transmitter...
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Episode 149 – Auto Pilot Follow Me

ArduPlane, APM2.6 and Mission Planner come together to make an awesome feature called “Follow Me” where the ground station sends the airplane it’s GPS location and the airplane will go...
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Episode 125 – Failsafe and Telemetry Control

After flying 15 missions and traveling over 150km to establish the APM’s reliability, I completed this final test of key failsafe and telemetry control functionality. Specifically, I proved the APM...
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Episode 123 – Successful 10k of Waypoints Flight

Flew the Raptor for 10k, 9k of it was fully autonomous! It completed three 3k circuits flawlessly… Longer and faster flights coming up next....
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Episode 122 – Flying Wing Autonomous 10km Flight

Successfully tested the APM and telemetry with the Raptor, it flew great! The APM and mission planner and telemetry make an awesome combination....
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Episode 118 – Raptor Flying Wing plus APM equals Awesome

I added the APM to my Raptor Flying wing and tested it’s stabilization and RTL feature. I had a motor mount issue that ended the flight early, but after a...
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Episode 77 – We Lost the Shrike!

We lost the Shrike!!! See you Saturday, -Trent & Nick –Shrike– FPV Tx: 400mw 5.8 gHz from FoxTech – http://www.foxtechfpv.com/58g-400mw-8ch-transmitter-p-544.html FPV Rx: http://www.foxtechfpv.com/new-8ch-digit-display-58g-video-receiver-p-296.html FPV Camera: http://www.securitycamera2000.com/products/600TVL-SONY-SUPER-HAD-CCD-D%252dWD… Autopilot: APM2 from http://www.DIYDrones.com...
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Episode 75 – 5 km of Autonomous Flight

Now that we have FPV going we felt confident enough to let the APM go on a 5 km mission through 12 waypoints without any input from the ground. It...
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