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<h3>Name: David Conger</h3>
 
<h3>Name: David Conger</h3>
 
'''''Location:''''' USA (California)<br>
 
'''''Location:''''' USA (California)<br>
'''''Reason for starting:''''' I was looking online for something to open source to stabilize a model aircraft (goal was Helicopter). I found the ENAC Wiki and wanted to build one. At the time even the PCB were not available online (just the designs). As an avid Linux user I wanted to see Paparazzi use grow and be a part of that growth.
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'''''Reason for starting:''''' I was looking online for something to open source to stabilize a model aircraft (goal was Helicopter). I found the ENAC Wiki and wanted to build one. At the time even the PCB were not available online (just the designs). As an avid Linux user I wanted to see Paparazzi use grow and be a part of that growth. I was addicted and can't stop now.  
  
  
'''''Current Project:''''' < 400g jet with Tiny1.3 autopilot
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Projects:
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'''''First Project:''''' FunJet POC vehicle
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I started building my own FunJet aircraft in mid-2008. I wanted to start with a proven design. I have 3 test flights to date with it. As soon as I have my elevon reversed issue resolved I hope to fly in AUTO1/AUTO2 to finish the POC stage and move onto my next build. Flew in AUTO2 in December 2008.
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'''''MicroJet DF45 Project:''''' < 400g jet with Tiny1.3 autopilot
 
I have always wanted to take an COTS kit and fit it with a Paparazzi autopilot. I found the Kyosho DF45 delta wing to be a great looking, well built kit. The kit is very complete. The motor and fan unit are pre-assembled along with most of the airframe. Balsa with a covering film. The fuselage is a very well done fiberglass. It takes only a few hours to finish the airframe.
 
I have always wanted to take an COTS kit and fit it with a Paparazzi autopilot. I found the Kyosho DF45 delta wing to be a great looking, well built kit. The kit is very complete. The motor and fan unit are pre-assembled along with most of the airframe. Balsa with a covering film. The fuselage is a very well done fiberglass. It takes only a few hours to finish the airframe.
  
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'''''Micro UAV with IMU Project:''''' Multiplex Merlin with Tiny1.3 autopilot and ArduIMU
Everything is together and I am doing the airframe XML file now. I have all working except the servos. I suspect a timing issue. They are small 9g digital servos people commonly use as a tail servo on a micro RC helicopter. As soon as I get the correct servos file I will do some test flights. 
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What a great little UAV. I have a micro video camera and 2.4gHz RF Video, 72mHz RC, ArduIMU and Tiny1.1 autopilot. It flies fantastic. I will also mount a micro video recorder on it so I can have ground based video from the RF and higher quality onboard recorded video. The Merlin is a great plane if your flying site is small.  
 
 
'''''First Project:''''' FunJet POC vehicle
 
I started building my own FunJet aircraft in mid-2008. I wanted to start with a proven design. I have 3 test flights to date with it. As soon as I have my elevon reversed issue resolved I hope to fly in AUTO1/AUTO2 to finish the POC stage and move onto my next build. Flew in AUTO2 in December 2008.  
 
  
'''''Summary:''''' Paparazzi has been very inspirational for me. I have learned so much over the years about electronics and autopilots. My weakness now is the code so I am going to learn OCAML, Ivy and Python now. I am completely self-taught so it's often slow progress. However it's very satisfying.
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'''''Summary:''''' Paparazzi has been very inspirational for me. I have learned so much over the years about electronics and autopilots. I really enjoy building these tiny UAV and keep trying to get them smaller and smaller. The smallest so far is the Merlin. Next will be a micro flying wing even smaller.

Revision as of 11:57, 27 March 2011

Name: David Conger

Location: USA (California)
Reason for starting: I was looking online for something to open source to stabilize a model aircraft (goal was Helicopter). I found the ENAC Wiki and wanted to build one. At the time even the PCB were not available online (just the designs). As an avid Linux user I wanted to see Paparazzi use grow and be a part of that growth. I was addicted and can't stop now.


Projects: First Project: FunJet POC vehicle I started building my own FunJet aircraft in mid-2008. I wanted to start with a proven design. I have 3 test flights to date with it. As soon as I have my elevon reversed issue resolved I hope to fly in AUTO1/AUTO2 to finish the POC stage and move onto my next build. Flew in AUTO2 in December 2008.

MicroJet DF45 Project: < 400g jet with Tiny1.3 autopilot I have always wanted to take an COTS kit and fit it with a Paparazzi autopilot. I found the Kyosho DF45 delta wing to be a great looking, well built kit. The kit is very complete. The motor and fan unit are pre-assembled along with most of the airframe. Balsa with a covering film. The fuselage is a very well done fiberglass. It takes only a few hours to finish the airframe.

Micro UAV with IMU Project: Multiplex Merlin with Tiny1.3 autopilot and ArduIMU What a great little UAV. I have a micro video camera and 2.4gHz RF Video, 72mHz RC, ArduIMU and Tiny1.1 autopilot. It flies fantastic. I will also mount a micro video recorder on it so I can have ground based video from the RF and higher quality onboard recorded video. The Merlin is a great plane if your flying site is small.

Summary: Paparazzi has been very inspirational for me. I have learned so much over the years about electronics and autopilots. I really enjoy building these tiny UAV and keep trying to get them smaller and smaller. The smallest so far is the Merlin. Next will be a micro flying wing even smaller.