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UAV project

Post by BillH » Sun Apr 14, 2002 5:55 pm

Hello, I have an oopic micro controller, and a GPS that outputs Nmea code. I wonder if anyone has made a text parser for a microcontroller, so I can interface the GPS to drive the servos to guide the airplane waypoint to waypoint?
Or does soem one make a device that does this?

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Re: UAV project

Post by Externet » Mon Apr 15, 2002 8:59 am

Hi Bill.<p>I suggest you stay very away of such projects.
It's nice as a thought, but not beyond.<p>Miguel
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Re: UAV project

Post by BillH » Wed Apr 17, 2002 1:56 pm

What is a nice thought? Using a Microcontroller for parsing text, or making a UAV?<p>IF you are referring to the UAV, I'd suggest that you never reply to me again. I am a Ham, and I fly R/C airplanes. Such things are very possible and real.<p>Now I'll ask my question again, and this time, some one who knows something, please answer.
HAs anyone made a text parser for a micro controller, to integrate a GPS to a servo?

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Re: UAV project

Post by brettn » Wed Apr 17, 2002 9:40 pm

Jon Williams wrote an article in the March 2002 on exactly what you are looking for. He also gives a lot of resources to check out as well. I have been thinking a lot about a self-guided point-to-point plane too, but I've got so many projects going on now that it'll be at least a year before I can have a serious look at it.<p>Brett

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Re: UAV project

Post by brettn » Thu Apr 18, 2002 10:43 am

Oops! I didn't state what magazine the Jon Williams article is in... Nuts & Volts, of course!<p>Brett

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Re: UAV project

Post by BillH » Thu Apr 18, 2002 3:49 pm

LOL, well, my march nuts and volts didnt come, hmm, you know, I think its time to resubscribe!

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Re: UAV project

Post by Dave Jones » Fri Jan 10, 2003 6:13 pm

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Externet:
Hi Bill.<p>I suggest you stay very away of such projects.
It's nice as a thought, but not beyond.<p>Miguel
<hr></blockquote><p>Migue
Why do you think that it is not a good idea to build a UAV. I have built at least 6 of them please tell me what is wrong with it.
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Re: UAV project

Post by Ron H » Mon Jan 13, 2003 7:04 am

I suspect Miguel didn't know that UAV means "unmanned aerial vehicle". He probably thought you wanted to apply your idea to a full-sized airplane.<p>Ron

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