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Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Problems getting an overview of Paparazzi

From: Christian Merfels
Subject: Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Problems getting an overview of Paparazzi
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 18:08:18 +0100
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Hi Gareth,

you are probably right. I will discuss this option tomorrow in detail
with the others.

We got a stadium here at the university, which should serve nicely as
place to fly. Getting a pilot is something we are currently working on,
but I'm sure we'll find someone.

Thanks for your help,

> Hi Christian,
> I personally would recommend purchasing a pre-made set of everything if
> your tutor will allow it.  Getting everything integrated and working
> will be challenge enough if you've never worked with UAV's before.
> It's good you've got this far.  It sounds like the previous group did
> the typical undergrad thing of "autopilots are easy, we'll write our
> own".  7 months later, with nothing but a poorly written NMEA parser and
> a servo that wiggles, autopilots suddenly don't seem so easy.
> The tx/rx pair you have will possibly work.  The PIC is worth pence (or
> cents, in your case).  The gyro is nice, and a later project could
> integrate it into paparazzi - but for now, just worry about getting the
> thing flying.
> You also need to organize somewhere to fly, and someone to fly it.
> --G
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