Using Paparazzi’s flight plan software to dictate a pattern of waypoints for three of his TeensyFly MAV’s to take off autonomously, hover, fly a rectangular pattern, hover and land. All the flight plan blocks are triggered in unison with a custom papget xml config file. The unison nature of their flight is quite beautiful to behold.
And a behind the scenes clip of a flying robot getting a little help from a friend. 🙂
HooperFly made a great video showing off two of their airframes, flying completely autonomously. These robotic aircraft are based on HooperFly’s own rugged airframe design the TeensyFly and feature Paparazzi UAV powered Lisa/MX autopilots. The multi aircraft support in Paparazzi makes these types of flights possible.
As you know paparazzi is a very modular platform. To show the world how modular we are, we worked hard on implementing paparazzi into the Parrot Bebop. At the Micro Aerial Vehicle Laboratory (MAVLab) of Delft University of Technology faculty Aerospace engineering (TU Delft) we received a pre-production model of the Bebop. We did our best to have paparazzi integrated before the launch of the Bebop. If you want to follow the progress check our (youtube channel).
4 hours after reception of the Bebop
8 hours later after hacking the ESC check-sum we had our First Flight!!!!
4 hours later our first autonomous outdoor flight in paparazzi !!!
Piotr Esden-Tempski of 1Bit Squared is working together with Darren Kitchen of HAK5 on a series about Open Source Drones, explaining what Drones/UAV/UAS are, how to build, operate, program, and calibrate them. This series highlights Paparazzi’s hardware and software systems and their strengths.
Here is the first episode in the series titled, Drones 101- Hak5 episode 1611. In this episode Piotr and Darren build an Open-Source autonomous aerial system.
Drones 101- Hak5 episode 1612. In episode 2, Piotr and Darren discuss drone basics. How they are put together, what are their components, how they operate and what makes them special.
Drones 101- Hak5 episode 1615. In episode 3, Piotr and Darren discuss how flight controllers work. Microcontrollers, sensors, input and actuators are explained. You will also see Paparazzi’s Lisa/S and Lisa/M among other autopilots discussed.
Drones 101- Hak5 episode 1616. In episode 4, Piotr and Darren discuss the initial configuration and set up of the Lisa/M Open-Source Paparazzi autopilot. They also look at the Paparazzi control center software and ground station. Demonstrating how to compile, upload and test your first autopilot firmware.
Drones 101- Hak5 episode 1617. In episode 5, Piotr and Darren assemble the Bumblebee quadcopter frame. With live construction and step by step commentary. And finally test fitting of the Paparazzi Lisa/M autopilot.
Drones 101- Hak5 episode 1618. In episode 6, Piotr and Darren show how to wire a Paparazzi UAV autopilot into a quadcopter, using the Lisa/M and Bumblebee airframe.
Drones 101- Hak5 episode 1619. In episode 7, Piotr and Darren go through a Paparazzi UAS airframe bring-up process. Including the calibration of the IMU sensors, telemetry and ground segment architecture and much more. If you want to learn more about the Paparazzi UAV framework this episode has a lot to offer.