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Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Help me contribute

From: Samuel Comeau
Subject: Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Help me contribute
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:20:03 -0400
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Hello Chris,

Yes, TuDelft is paparazzi powered, and they are the people that required the 
Lisa S in the first place. They are one of our sources for the whole project. 
However, their code is not available and probably never will be. I have tried 
contacting them, but they would be interested in a partnership, which we 
couldn't be, since we don't have much to give them. We're a bachelor level 
team, while they're all PhDs, and we are not doing fundamental research, only 
trying to apply existing concepts.

I assume one of the reasons why their code isn't available to the public was 
because of problems of structure integration into the existing code base. We 
have managed to make a bird flap its wings, but it involved a lot of disrespect 
to the existing code, and breakage in various places. Most importantly, 
however, it assumes the bird is a rotorcraft in some parts of the code, and 
the failed implementation of a flapping_wings firmware takes care of the rest.

Samuel Comeau

On September 11, 2014 08:53:33 AM Chris Gough wrote:
> Is the DelFly paparazzi powered? Have you seen these guy's
> Chris Gough
> On 11/09/2014, at 7:34 AM, Garrosh <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Hello everyone,
> > 
> > As part of my cursus for my bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering,
> > we
> > are required to design and validate a prototype, which is in our case a
> > mechanical hummingbird. We are nearing completion, and our scheduled date
> > for the thing to fly is in December. Of course, we are using paparazzi as
> > an autopilot (at my request), and we (I) would like to contribute
> > something back to the community.
> > 
> > I figure that since hummingbirds and other flapping wing type drones may
> > become increasingly popular in years to come, that it would be greatly
> > beneficial for our future if we could incorporate a "flappingwing"
> > airframe
> > configuration, in addition to the existing "fixedwing" and "rotorcraft". I
> > have tried fairly extensively to create this new structure, and was
> > reminded that the main objective of our project did not include
> > contributing to the community, after spending a few weeks on that
> > project.
> > 
> > So my request is simple: is there anyone out there that I could
> > communicate
> > with and get this problem sorted out? I do have about 15 hours each week,
> > for 3 months, to spend on the code to get our bird in the air, and I would
> > really appreciate it if someone else could benefit from that.
> > 
> > 
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