As with all
projects, this is a result of many people's effort and contributions.
In roughly the order of appearance:
- Trammell Hudson
Trammell started the project in August of 2001 after crashing yet again.
Wrote the initial code base and moved the project to
- Lee Ward
Lee has helped out with crashing the prototypes and provides
space for testing.
- Ben Adams
Ben wrote the
safety pilot pal
that allows the human pilot to take control away from the computer.
- Mick Lee
the PDF schematic
Rev 1.0 PCB.
He has also provided electrical engineering aid on the PCB design.
- James Holbrook
James' company builds UAV's for the Border Patrol, so he has lots of
experience in operating RPV rotorcraft. He's provided innumerable
advice on helicopter setup and operation.
- Shawn Everson
details on thermocouples
as well as other general EE advice.
- Martin Spott
Martin is pushing for us to have better graphics in the ground station
Flight Gear /
- Marc Ramsey
Marc has been very helpful with pointing out analog signal problems
and interfacing with different rate sensors.
- Aaron Kahn
Aaron was a contestant at the
aerial robotics competition and provided all of the details on
Without his help the attitude estimates would be way off.
He also contributed the core code for the
- Bram Stolk
Bram provided the OpenGL framebuffer dumping code,
as well as donated some
in exchange for some help with shipping.
- Brett Burnett
Brett is responsible for almost the entire
control board. He's also tracked down most of the components and
- Dennis B. D'Annunzio
Dennis is building one of the
Rev 1.0 PCB
units to log attitude data and pilot controls so that we can better
determine the control rate responses for different models. He's
also wrote the
guide to engine tuning.
And his old XCell Pro1 will soon be outfitted with sensors for testing.
The Rotomotion Corporation has helped support the project through
donations of hardware and developer time.
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mugs, shirts, hats, etc
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