About 12 Hours, 50 Minutes ago.
So you want to create a remote controlled device using an Arduino? To put an Arduino between your RC receiver and servos, you’re going to need to know how to read PWM signals. Getting your Arduino to read signals from an RC receiver is an easy task if you don’t mind doing it badly. If you want to do it elegantly, it’s slightly more challenging.
About 1 Week, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 28 Minutes ago.
I've been doing a lot of documenting, writing manuals and so on, for the new Diamond AP. It's very unexciting work. A lot of stuff that I'm trying to write about would be much easier to demonstrate, so I've decided to start doing screen casts. Here's the first one. It's on how to set up FiretailGCS to (semi-)automatically upload magnetic declination to the autopilot.
About 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 18 Hours, 49 Minutes ago.
Things have been a little quiet around here lately, but I can assure you things have been busy behind the scenes here! I think now is a good time to explain what has been happening.
About 4 Months, 1 Week, 6 Hours, 43 Minutes ago.
This website will probably be offline for a few days while I transfer it to a different server.
About 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 22 Hours, 50 Minutes ago.
I noticed in my website analytics that some people have arrived here by using search phrases like 'firetail uav compile' and 'how to compile firetail uav' . . .
About 8 Months, 6 Days, 5 Hours, 56 Minutes ago.
They've passed the torture tests and are available in the store now. Plugs into the Firetail autopilot for current and voltage display on the ground.
About 8 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 7 Hours, 18 Minutes ago.
FLStation 0.8.92 + new autopilot firmware. Exciting new stuff included!
About 9 Months, 6 Days, 1 Hour, 30 Minutes ago.
After testing the first batch of power modules to destruction, it's back to the drawing board.
About 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 15 Minutes ago.
After the 12km flight, we've found some ways to improve the smoothness of the aircraft in flight. I think the results are pretty good!
About 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 20 Hours, 4 Minutes ago.
Power module PCBs have arrived. They are getting torture tested to make sure they are as good as I have promised.
About 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 7 Hours, 44 Minutes ago.
ADC-Probe is a small, digital air data probe with no external plumbing.
About 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 14 Minutes ago.
The next release will include autolaunch! Not to be confused with auto takeoff.
About 11 Months, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 37 Minutes ago.
FLStation v0.7.0 is available for download now.
About 11 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 50 Minutes ago.
We flew to the radio tower and back - and filmed it. Warning: contains 12mins of engine noise and shaky video.
About 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 21 Minutes ago.
There's a new page in the documentation section on how to connect an Arduino to the autopilot. Potentially very useful!
About 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 43 Minutes ago.
The FireLink API license has been changed from GPL to MIT. This makes it possible for closed source commercial autopilots to use FireLink and the FLStation GCS.
About 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 18 Hours, 6 Minutes ago.
Today we did a 7.6km flight. This is the longest flight by our flying crew so far.
About 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 33 Minutes ago.
A quick video showing the autothrottle working using pitch and selected altitude.
About 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 40 Minutes ago.
FLStation-0.6.98 is out! The Firetail firmware has some very important bug fixes and everyone should upgrade immediately.
About 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 6 Minutes ago.
Launching flying wings can be a challenge. Here's how we made a bungee slingshot launcher for our Phantom FX-61.
About 1 Year, 2 Days, 17 Hours, 21 Minutes ago.
Demonstrating the effects of temperature on MEMs gyros.
About 1 Year, 3 Days, 11 Hours, 50 Minutes ago.
Lots of documentation has been added today!
About 1 Year, 6 Days, 7 Hours, 58 Minutes ago.
This is the first post on the new blog!!