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Looking to implement ardupilot mega

Started this discussion. Last reply by sbs Jan 23, 2011. 17 Replies

Hi everyone,just joined the forum today, as I am set on installing ardupilot mega into my aircraft but just want to try and clarify a few things before hand. As I live the UK I want to order…Continue

 

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sbs replied to Michael Gibbs's discussion Looking to implement ardupilot mega
"Sorry, I forgot to tell you that I am not interested in connecting radio transmitter to xbee on the plane, only the arduino ground station or PC."
Jan 23, 2011
sbs replied to Michael Gibbs's discussion Looking to implement ardupilot mega
"OK, thank you.   Can you recommend me any 433 Mhz xbee module so I can link ground station to the arduino module which is in the plane? I have been searching for any 433Mhz device, but all i have seen seems to be limited to few…"
Jan 23, 2011
Johann Van Niekerk replied to Michael Gibbs's discussion Looking to implement ardupilot mega
"yes you are  "
Jan 22, 2011
sbs replied to Michael Gibbs's discussion Looking to implement ardupilot mega
"OK, thank you for your answer. Another question: with 900, I would be working in 10km range, isn't it?   I would need to work with 20 km, at least. Do you know if I can add a xtend 900 to xbee 900 and work sucessfully with…"
Jan 22, 2011
Johann Van Niekerk replied to Michael Gibbs's discussion Looking to implement ardupilot mega
"Darren you not aloud to use 900s in UK or any other country in world."
Jan 22, 2011
sbs replied to Michael Gibbs's discussion Looking to implement ardupilot mega
"Thank for your answer, Johann,   OK, but with 2,4 I would work with no long range, wouldn't I? The main problem is that I need to send and receive data from xbee ground station to xbee air working in 20km range, more or less.   So,…"
Jan 22, 2011
Darren replied to Michael Gibbs's discussion Looking to implement ardupilot mega
"I would recommend staying with 900 for xbees (telemetry) and going 5.8 on video FPV. I just got two 5.8 transmitters and two receivers, both are good quality but have yet to fly (snow ya know :)"
Jan 22, 2011
Johann Van Niekerk replied to Michael Gibbs's discussion Looking to implement ardupilot mega
"Sbs To be frank but honest the 868s is dead! Unless you nought a pair before lastyear June you will have no luck iv been doing research with Martin and been in contact with digi , the duty cycle has been changed and is no longer a code block but…"
Jan 22, 2011
Darren replied to Michael Gibbs's discussion Looking to implement ardupilot mega
"FYI, The  MPXV5004DP airspeed sensor works fine with APM/Oilpan."
Jan 22, 2011
sbs replied to Michael Gibbs's discussion Looking to implement ardupilot mega
"Hi,   I have read some posts about xbee 868 and xsc, but I am not sure about disadvantages which each one.   I have read about 868 duty cycle problem, cooling, etc. As far as i am concerned, it seems duty cycle is solved with 9600 limit…"
Jan 22, 2011
Larry replied to Michael Gibbs's discussion Looking to implement ardupilot mega
"Gentlemen, I too ordered the APM (arduPilot Mega) and IMU shield "oilpan" and a ardupilot shield v2, (MPXV5004DP)'. I have been searching for "days" it seems to find out how I was going to cable up my shield v2 airspeed…"
Jan 6, 2011
Michael Gibbs replied to Michael Gibbs's discussion Looking to implement ardupilot mega
"Hi Martin,   Have been reading your posts with james regarding the Xbee 868's. If you have not already ordered them, then I would put my name down for one"
Jan 2, 2011

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Martint BuildYourOwnDrone.co.uk replied to Michael Gibbs's discussion Looking to implement ardupilot mega
"I have seen mixed reports about using 2.4 ghz radios with 2.4 ghz telemetry, I would not but the choice is yours, just don't like the idea of any issues meaning I lost control of my plane. At this point you will find it hard to get an Xbee to…"
Jan 2, 2011
Michael Gibbs replied to Michael Gibbs's discussion Looking to implement ardupilot mega
"Hi Chris, Thanks for your info its been very helpful. I found the list I made in my original post from the same link that you sent me. I only posted it in order to clarify what I was planning to order, as I thought I needed items that, as…"
Jan 2, 2011

3D Robotics
Chris Anderson replied to Michael Gibbs's discussion Looking to implement ardupilot mega
"1) you don't need a magnetometer for an airplane or the FTDI cable at all. Also, you're confusing ArduPilotMega with the original ArduPilot (which uses that shield you mention; you don't need that with APM). If you want airspeed, get…"
Jan 2, 2011
Michael Gibbs replied to Michael Gibbs's discussion Looking to implement ardupilot mega
"Its for a Gas aeroplane - basically looking to do aerial photohgraphy with it"
Jan 2, 2011

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I'm an apprentice aircraft engineer, and have a huge interest in UAVs
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I have a gas powered aircraft, kitted out with eagletrees V3 datalogger and OSD pro. I'm now looking to impliment ardupilot to carry out aerial photography
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