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The Joystick Control

As a proof of concept, we developed a system that uses a video game joystick to control the Human Drone during flight. One of the joystick buttons is being used to capture control (overriding the radio) and the other is used to "return" the control back to the radio (the system's fall-safe also returns control to the radio). The transition will only be performed with the positions of the roll, pitch, and yaw sticks in the center, both on the radio and on the joystick (which is simple to place, as the springs guarantee their central position in both systems).

Although the position of the radio's throttle stick does not necessarily always coincide with the joystick's throttle stick at the time of transition, the algorithm guarantees a smooth transition, that is, without an abrupt change in power. This way the pilot has time to match the power set over the radio before the transition.

The advantage of this system is that someone on the ground will be able to control the vehicle in the event of a joystick system failure. Don't worry, we'll test this a lot before actually flying.




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Aaron Bains
Aaron Bains
2022年8月29日

Does the joystick system communicate with the flight controller wirelessly or directly?

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Aaron Bains
Aaron Bains
2022年9月08日
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Awesome! That's great stuff, thank you.

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Aaron Bains
Aaron Bains
2022年8月24日

Hi Marcelo, I just started following your project. I love seeing the updates. In most of the videos I see the drone moving, but is it able to stay in one place (loiter), or does it end up drifting?

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Aaron Bains
Aaron Bains
2022年8月24日
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Excellent, can't wait to see that! :)

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Trev Drury
Trev Drury
2022年8月11日

I love this idea, do you have any plans to share your design, I am very keen to own one

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Marcelo Lavrador
Marcelo Lavrador
2022年8月11日
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Hi Trev, glad to hear you like Human Drone. Although I take every precaution and dedicate 80% of my time to having as much safety as possible during flights, we must not forget that it is a home-made project, with few resources and hobby components. The videos I post give a greater sense of safety than what actually exists (note that my flights are short!). So I have no plans to share this design, as it would be irresponsible for me to do so.

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