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Postby Tom » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:22 pm

A todo-list for the gluonpilot firmware:


    Use GPS HDOP
    The HDOP sentence will give us an indication of the precision of our GPS lock. Sometimes a lock with 6 satellites can give more precise readings than a lock with 8 sats! The firmware should be modified to wait for a certain HDOP precision instead of waiting for a GPS lock with more than 5 satellites. See viewtopic.php?f=3&t=568#p2346
    Heartbeat from UAV to GCS
    This would allow a command to return to home when the datalink is lost.
    Rudder input in autopilot
    For better tracking in survey-mode.
    Relative coordinates
    The relative coordinates are changed to absolute ones on GPS lock. This can be annoying if a user burn the navigation commands to flash after a lock. Should be changed.


    Configure a "neutral" pitch parameter
    Useful when the mounted module does not really have a 0 degree pitch angle.
    Different mounting options for the board
    Now you can mount the GP2 at any 90° angle. Very useful for some planes!
    Maximum distance
    A command has been implemented "SetMaximumRange". When this range has been exceeded, the autopilot returns to Standby or another preconfigured line.
    Cruise throttle
    In high winds, the cruise throttle should be set higher than in low winds. A navigation command to increase this cruise throttle on request is desired. See viewtopic.php?f=4&t=578
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