[Canberrauav] QuadPlane code ready to test

SSUAV ssuav at sutherlandshireuav.com
Sun Dec 27 14:23:16 AEDT 2015


Sounds great Tridge,
We would be keen to test drive your code.  
Waz

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> On 27 Dec 2015, at 2:05 PM, Andrew Tridgell <andrew at tridgell.net> wrote:
> 
> Hi Jack, Justin and Peter,
> 
> How are the QuadPlane conversions going? I have the code ready to go
> now, and running nicely in the simulator. It has 3 additional flight
> modes over normal fixed wing ArduPilot code:
> 
> QSTABILIZE - like copter stabilize
> QHOVER - like copter ALT_HOLD
> QLOITER - like copter loiter
> 
> It also does automatic transition between fixed wing and quad modes, and
> you can optionally ask for quad assistance in any flight mode below a
> configurable airspeed. So you can fly about in FBWA mode at very low
> speeds if you want to.
> 
> The setup to aim for is:
> 
> - normal AETR (aileron, elevator, throttle, rudder) on first 4 channels
> 
> - quad motors on channels 5 to 8 (front-right, rear-left, front-left,
>   rear-right)
> 
> It will use a single transmitter like a normal plane with the 3
> quadplane modes just appearing as normal flight modes. You can takeoff
> and land in any of the quad modes or the normal fixed wing modes.
> 
> Cheers, Tridge


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