AscTec Professional. Line. AscTec Navigator. Manual Two for the current. AscTec Trinity flight controller, and one for the predecessor AscTec Autopilot. J├╝rgen Sturm. Autonomous Navigation for Flying Robots. 9 downloads/manuals/AscTec-Autopilot-Manual-vpdf. Gyroscopes (3x single. Dear Asctec I have a question about flying the Pelican in GPS mode. assets/ Downloads/Manuals/AscTec-Autopilot-Manual-vpdf ( MB).

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It was never intended to be used with the camera mount option 4.

Created by Andre Rylllast modified on Dec 19, You can now load the image into the AutoPilot Control software. In case you exchanged a motor controller you may need to assign the correct ID to it according to its position.

The helicopter would go on height control mode then, which would explain the behavior. If your UAV is new, this is our default connection and you do not need to change anything.

Search everywhere only in this topic. This description referes to Windows and Irfan View You may choose to crop the image to asctdc the window menus and the Google Maps overlays. Google Maps is quite easy.

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This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained. You find it here: Yesterday we flew the Pelican in GPS mode, and after a few minutes of stable flight, all of a sudden it started going in a direction, even when i took my hands off the RC controller.

The same problem also occurred to me when flying in GPS mode and that the Pelican went crazy which resulted in some minor crashes. My question is, what kind of filtering if any is being done by autopilot, to smooth out the GPS signals. Expand all Collapse all. That will include several new features and of course will fix this problem.


For this example we will name it “example. Hi, did you maybe loose GPS signal for some reason?

Do not worry, your camera mount option 4 is not broken, you can control auyopilot by using the AscTec SDK and writing your own code. Creating a Georeferenced Image Creating a georeferenced image with e. Go to Google Maps and go to the area of your interest Click on the lower left to select “Earth” mode Take a screenshot of f10 maps.

Open your favourite image manipulation program e. Skip to end of metadata. We will then inform autkpilot on our homepage about possibilities how to get the update. This will not work. The number is the serial number you were looking for.

I don’t remember exactly what caused it, but it had to do with a GPS indexing issue, and required a firmware upgrade from AscTec. Motor Controller Update It is highly recommended to perform a motor controller update with the Research Upgrade Tool after all IDs have been assigned properly. In the new “System Autoopilot window click on “Update Information”. In reply to this post by kjackson Hi there. Do not use a “final waypoint” with a height of 0m for landing.

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Open your favourite text editor and insert the following: Does Pelican autopilot do any kind of flitering to mitigate this problem? Best, Jos On 26 August Using these services, in some situations the velocity measurements read from the GPS receiver, which are then used for the internal data fusion and position control, can be way off, which results in the vehicle shooting away.

GPS mode behavior Identical behavior has been been observed here on multiple occasions. Connect your flight system as described above and click on “System Info” in the menu bar. Identical behavior has been been observed here on multiple occasions.


Mostly it could be fixed by switching back to “normal” mode and control the UAS manually. Go back to Google Maps and click on the locations where the corners of your cropped image are.

I am trying to see whether the GPS connector might be loose, autopillot it’s difficult to know since I can’t reproduce this behaviour deterministically.

GPS mode behavior

However, after analyzing the problem further we found out that the u-blox GPS receivers used on the AscTec Hummingbird and AscTec Pelican can get in trouble when using SBAS services, which have been cleared for regular operation earlier this year. Saturday, August 27, In the upper left appears a box with information of the vicinity where you clicked and the GPS coordinates e.

So far, these signals were not used by the receivers as they were still labeled experimental. Yes, this is possible. To fix this problem we have built a default firmware for the HL processor which reconfigures the Mankal receiver, so that the problem is solved directly on-board the GPS unit.

From what I atuopilot, GPS location can occasionally jump s of meters. In reply to this post by kjackson. Some of my colleagues had this problem while doing some outdoor flight tests earlier this summer. This device has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission.