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March 2010 Blog Posts (7)

The Millswood Eng. GCS

I've been playing around with the ME GCS and it is working great. For anyone not trying this, it is easy to use and provides a wealth of information. Check out the video that shows the GCS in replay mode (from log file data). The red dots by the indicators are the target values so you can see how the target and actual values are related.

While you are playing a log file, click on the "KML file generation" button and a file will automatically be generated for opening a 3D flight path in… Continue

Added by Bryan Cuervo on March 25, 2010 at 17:00 — 12 Comments

Two ATTOs and one cropcam


A fun day with Nigel and John arrived later. Three UAVs in one place in the UK, how often has that happened!!



Added by Gary Mortimer on March 18, 2010 at 20:55 — 2 Comments

Understanding Atto Telemetry Downlink

I have line $110 set to 2. This is supposed to mean 2 second delay between Atto messages. I've been going through the donwnlink data to work on a custom GCS for my school project, and am not sure how to handle time. I get a time update with each $GPGGA string, and often get 2-3 $ATTO strings between each $GPGGA string. How do I know how much time has passed between $ATTO strings? The reason I need to know is so that my GCS can study rates of change of several $ATTO parameters. Attached is a… Continue

Added by Zachary Hazen on March 16, 2010 at 5:58 — 2 Comments

Setting speed?

Which takes precedence, the speed set in a set file, or the speed set in the waypoint file?

Later;

D.W.

Added by D.W. on March 14, 2010 at 16:07 — 2 Comments

Hergest Ridge

Just playing some music on the most excellent Spotify and I had a light bulb moment. The album cover of Hergest Ridge was perhaps my starting inspiration for all this milarky.


I might just have to visit it and fly from the top. You probably can't see in this image but theres an RC glider behind the dog.


It shall be placed on my MP3 player and when I get a gap it shall be flown!!


Thinking back I can recall…
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Added by Gary Mortimer on March 11, 2010 at 10:27 — No Comments

Thankyou

I will make this a blog post so its easy to spot.


Just wanted to thank all the moderators here for putting up with the pretty intense spamming attack thats going on this week in Ning land. We are getting hundreds of requests to join from pretty young ladies all over the world!!! Obviously I will have to vet them properly for you all, a quality assurance program if you will.


Don't worry I will manage on your behalf dear user, nothing is too…
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Added by Gary Mortimer on March 11, 2010 at 7:04 — 2 Comments

Vista 64 bit USB drivers for the Xtend RF modems

If you have been searching for USB drivers for using an Xtend RF modem with your Vista 64 bit computer, here you go:

http://duane.thecoderblogs.com/2008/06/20/using-maxstream-xbee-pro-usb-with-vista-x64/

I just tried it and after the second time loading the drivers, it works fine. :)

Later;

D.W.

Added by D.W. on March 10, 2010 at 17:30 — No Comments


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