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AutoPilot

Postby kamikaze » Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:21 am

This is a huge project w/o any guarantee to be completed. But it's a very cool idea that consists of:

1) Make autopilot controller from PyBoard
2) Test it with FlightGear
3) Test it with real EDF jets (say hello to electronics, wirings etc)

Right now I'm able to poll FG for my jet position and send it via USB_VCP to PyBoard. PyBoard thinks that it is a real GPS data coming from GPS module (UART object is just replaced with USB_VCP). That way I can use simulated jet to work on AutoPilot logics without crashing real jets ))

Current status: VIDEO
There is a real IMU sensor attached for "N" value, while LAT/LON are fake from FlightGear

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Re: AutoPilot

Postby kamikaze » Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:30 pm

Added datetime on the screen, adjusting RTC from GPS data. Video
Code is available HERE

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Re: AutoPilot

Postby kamikaze » Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:44 am

First PoC manual throttle control for both engines by pressing a USR button on PyBoard: VIDEO

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Re: AutoPilot

Postby kamikaze » Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:19 am

Added stupid version of a PID controller for speed/throttle. HERE it tries to maintain 600 kts speed.


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