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Old Nov 08, 2010, 05:42 PM
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Nice work! That certainly makes the ARDrone a bit more interesting to me...
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+1 I'm very interested to see how this pans out. Especially in UAV form.
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 06:00 PM
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Hi,

Symon here from www.ardrone-flyers.com this is a great modification.

Will the Sketch be released for carrying out such mod.

I would also love to know if your sending the setup and flat trim instructions to the Drone before take off.

We on ARDF's are watching you on this one.

Symon.
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 06:04 PM
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The weight of the Assan Rx, Arduino Uno and Wishield totals to 68g. The Arduino can be powered by the existing onboard battery.

We can save more weight if we could use an Arduino with Wi-Fi shield like http://asynclabs.com/store?page=shop...category_id=11

Unfortunately it's out of stock , so I could not try.


The YellowJacket is back in stock.

It's an Arduino with Wifi built in on board. This is perfect to put on the drone. It should save us a lot of weight and space. If it works, we will only need to spend $55 to make Ar.Drone RC enabled
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 06:16 PM
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Hi,

Symon here from www.ardrone-flyers.com this is a great modification.

Will the Sketch be released for carrying out such mod.

I would also love to know if your sending the setup and flat trim instructions to the Drone before take off.

We on ARDF's are watching you on this one.

Symon.


Most definiatly, I will post everything. After all, I got most of the ideas and bits of code from various sources like

- diydrones.com. Really like this site, so very open and helpful
- "MAPGPS" over the Ardrone API forum
- The Air Drone forum at http://www.air-drone.de/
- Ar Drone Flyers at www.ardrone-flyers.com
- And of course, the one and only, RC Groups

However, I'm too embarassed to post the code right now. It's very ugly

Let me clean it up a bit.
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 06:25 PM
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Yes, that's the Arduino I'm using.

But, the YellowJack is now back in stock. http://asynclabs.com/store?page=shop...id=11&vmcchk=1

If it works, this will be better. I'm putting in an order for one.
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 06:50 PM
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Yes, that's the Arduino I'm using.

But, the YellowJack is now back in stock. http://asynclabs.com/store?page=shop...id=11&vmcchk=1

If it works, this will be better. I'm putting in an order for one.
I see that they will shipping the yellowjacket out to the retailers also. The Robot Shop here in Canada stocks them. I'll put an order in when they get them back in stock. Do you use 5 channels on the assan or just 4?
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 06:56 PM
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I see that they will shipping the yellowjacket out to the retailers also. The Robot Shop here in Canada stocks them. I'll put an order in when they get them back in stock. Do you use 5 channels on the assan or just 4?
We need 5 channels. 4 for the normal movement and 1 for take off and landing. I checked the specification of the YellowJacket. It has enough digital inputs.

But it's possible to use only 4ch RX, just need some creative stick movement combination to take off and land.
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 07:00 PM
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What is the position hold altitude limit on the ARDrone? About 10ft?? Will it hold over all surfaces?
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Great mod.

I would also like to know the height limit of this thing. Does it get all shaky 100 ft up or will it stay stable? If it needs that camera for stability I'm guessing there is a limit?
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 07:02 PM
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We need 5 channels. 4 for the normal movement and 1 for take off and landing. I checked the specification of the YellowJacket. It has enough digital inputs.

But it's possible to use only 4ch RX, just need some creative stick movement combination to take off and land.
A 4 ch rx would be even smaller and lighter. Will a 2.4 rx work or will a conflict arise?
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 07:05 PM
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A 4 ch rx would be even smaller and lighter. Will a 2.4 rx work or will a conflict arise?
I'm using the Assan 2.4GHz module from HobbyCity

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=8286

I did not see any radio interference.

I also have Spektrum Radio. Will try it out when I have a chance.
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 07:08 PM
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I'm using the Assan 2.4GHz module from HobbyCity

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=8286

I did not see any radio interference.

I also have Spektrum Radio. Will try it out when I have a chance.
Doh!! Should of realized it was 2.4 I see your 2.4 tx antenna now.
I have 2.4 FPV gear and this will really work out. A small camera(10-20g's) out front, above the stock camera, a 2.4 100mw vtx mounted on the tail. The yellowjacket and rx(72mhz) in the middle, above the battery. You can really have some fun. If you wanted to try a gopro, this may work also. A bit heavier though.
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Old Nov 09, 2010, 09:14 AM
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Arduino Sketch posted.
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Old Nov 09, 2010, 03:16 PM
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Hi Mheeli,

Thank you ever so much for adding more details to your original post and uploading the sketch.

This is absolutely amazing that you have managed this.
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Old Nov 09, 2010, 03:35 PM
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I can not wait until we see the YellowJack working.

This is very cool. I have we have people what will run with it.
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Old Nov 10, 2010, 02:23 AM
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was just a matter of time. the extra weight is nothing to me, since one of mine will be reset on a carbon frame anyways to get rid of the hauls. nice work!
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