Getting Started

General information to get started with the Flyby F-11 drone.

Drone Hardware Stack

The F-11 brings the power of Nvidia GPUs to the sky, enabling a full machine learning stack in flight. The onboard Jetson is capable of lightning fast computation for large workloads, paving the way for large-scale machine learning aerial applications.

The main hardware components that are packaged with the drone are the onboard computer, the flight controller, the radio, and the drone controller. In the F-11, these components are as follows:

  • An Nvidia Orin NX onboard computer (F-11 D/E)

  • A CubePilot Cube Orange+ flight controller (F-11 D/E)

  • Herelink Airunit radio (F-11 E)

  • Herelink radio controller (F-11 E)

  • Doodlelabs radio (F-11 D)

  • UXV SRoC (F-11 D)

Booting Up

The drone batteries should be between 39.6V and 50.4V, and should be monitored periodically during use. The drone may take some time to boot up all of its components, which occur at various times depending on the payload. When booting up, the flight controller is likely to boot up first, and should be reflected in the drone controller showing a connected status. The FPV camera should boot up relatively quickly after, and should start displaying its feed on the drone controller, all within the first minute from turning on. If there are other cameras connected, they should display their stream on the controller as soon as they finish loading.

When developing on the drone and/or accessing the drone, be sure to kill the propellers if they are attached.

Accessing the Onboard Jetson

The onboard computer can be accessed via SSH. The default IP is with a default user flyby and password flyby. Refer to Network for more information. The access point for this conection is the ethernet port at the top of the drone, as shown in the top drone diagram.

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