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This community is the home of ArduPilot (now known as APM), the world's first universal autopilot platform (planes, multicopters of all sorts and ground rovers). Today the Pixhawk and APM 2.6 autopilots run a variety of powerful free and open UAV software systems, including:
Hello all, sorry my english, I'm using google translator ..
I am building my first drone one tricopter
the controller board is an APM 2.5 + 3dr power module
the version of arducopter is V3.2.1 (36b405 fb)
the engines are Turning 5017 620 Kv + ESC Turning Multistar 45 AMP + APC propeller 13x8
Link ESC Turning >>> …
Regardless of your views on Middle East conflict, everyone in this community should feel very proud after watching this video, showing APM-powered planes used for humanitarian aid. Mark Jacobsen at the Syria Airlift Project is inspiring, and I personally will be backing his work.
The power to…Continue
To make center of gravity (COG) 's tuning easier when attaching your battery on its ship, here is a quick and simple 3D printed…Continue
All the craze is with multirotors these days but fixed wing aircraft have capabilities that rotorcraft do not. There aren't many videos of the 3DR Aero in action so we put this video introduction together. Hope you enjoy it.
It’s the perfect platform for regularly acquiring highly detailed and actionable data for large-scale operations such as…Continue
In a nutshell, the Vertex is a tilt-rotor UAV that combines the flight time, range and speed of an airplane with the hovering, vertical takeoff and landing capabilities of a multicopter. The Vertex is designed to be a versatile platform that can be adapted to various performance levels by using interchangeable wing sections and flying with one or two batteries…Continue
Interesting idea, small deliveries adding up where large ones would be shot down. These are Pixhawk-powered fixed-wing UAVs.
From the BBC:
How do you deliver food and medicine to people in an area where a cargo plane would be shot down? It was a question that kept US Air Force pilot Mark Jacobsen awake at night after he met Syrian…
I would like to share this design made by a group of undergraduate students in the course called "Aerospace Systems Design Project".
Tilt rotor aircraft - The Flying Battenberg
The iMechE set out a competition…Continue
Last time I looked at a set of 18650 batteries that had some nice specs, but in the end proved to give me less flying time than my half capacity LI-PO.
I got a lot of…Continue