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Monday, May 30, 2011

Linear Algebra applied to flight control Fwd: Re: [london-hack-space] Quad Copter Guys! Your Razor Gyro

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From: Andy Smith <>
Date: Mon, May 30, 2011 at 5:29 PM
Subject: RE: Re: [london-hack-space] Quad Copter Guys! Your Razor Gyro

FYI, I've found this paper really useful for understanding some IMU theory...




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From: Ben Blundell <>
Sent: Mon 30-05-2011 22:14
Subject: Re: [london-hack-space] Quad Copter Guys! Your Razor Gyro

Yes, the drift would be more of an issue with the UAV I'd say
I found this:
I'm looking at using it at the moment. Its not Kalman but I think it could work?


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