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PX4 Research Log [3] – Connect to Pixhawk via Serial in Ubuntu

Being able to connect to PX4 via Serial is essential for development. It allows you to run individual apps in PX4 and it provides a straight forward interface for debugging. I have successfully connected to a HK Pilot 32 using a FTDI breakout adapter in Ubuntu, and here is how I did it. A quick

By |2017-05-22T05:52:57+00:00July 29th, 2016|Categories: Flight Control, PX4|11 Comments

PX4 Research Log [2] – Set up PX4 development environment on Ubuntu

The best development environment for PX4 is using Eclipse as IDE in Ubuntu. There are also many other ways to do it. I have included in this log what is working for me and how to do it. A quick summary: Install PX4 toolchain Install ninja build system (optional) Clone PX4 source code from Github

By |2017-05-22T05:52:57+00:00July 28th, 2016|Categories: Flight Control, PX4|2 Comments

PX4 Research Log [1] – Set up a multicopter with PX4 autopilot

The first thing to do before more in-depth research is to actually use PX4 autopilot to fly something. This is a relatively straight forward process once you have a multicopter that is healthy and ready for the sky. Here is a step by step guide on how to flash px4 firmware onto your autopilot hardware

By |2017-05-22T05:52:58+00:00July 27th, 2016|Categories: Flight Control, PX4|3 Comments