This community is the home of ArduPilot, 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:
Encouraged by the success of my previous custom board (Version 2), which happily carries my quad in the air (maiden flight) with some advanced features like self-stabilization, course lock, control loop operating at 400 Hz, etc., I decided to jump on a more ambitious project - the board with more sensors, more ports, etc.
In summary, the new board (Version 3) has the following…Continue
Hi everyone! My name is Jonathan Parrott, and I’m with Stephen Dade and James Pattison. We are all members of the CanberraUAV non for profit organisation from Australia and between us have been involved with “drones” for over 13 years between us.
We love multirotors, and have bought and/or built A LOT of them between us, only to be let down by one thing or another. Lazy and unsafe design compromises, poor build quality,…Continue
With so many unemployed programmers, it was only a matter of time before someone would try to free the bits & upload some videos. We'll see how long this lasts until the indy movie studios crush the rebellion. These videos covered what currently are the 3 mane copters, in a rare appearance without any editing.
Collinn was a lot more down to Earth than…
In the interests of sharing .... RPAS Logger Lite for Android – Another logbook for your UAV’s
RPAS Logger Lite is built to support all companies and pilots flying a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) as a hobby or for commercial activities to establish a safety culture and also record the…Continue
We would like to invite anyone interested in participating in NH-RATs Summer Mapping Challenge to attend our first meetup scheduled from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday August 1st, 2014 at Kingman Farm located in Madbury, NH.
A tentative agenda is included below:…Continue
Superficial conversations on the challenges and opportunities of using UAVs in humanitarian settings reveal just how many misconceptions remain on the topic. This is admittedly due to the fact that humanitarian UAVs are a relatively recent innovation. There are of course legitimate and serious concerns around the use of UAVs…Continue
I am very excited to present ObliX to you! ObliX is my multirotor-blimp-drone idea, which will hopefully combine the flight time endurance of a blimp with the agile dynamics of a quadcopter.
The largest dimension of this hybrid-blimp would measure about 3 m and the lifting force of the helium volume would be close to 3 kg.
Starting to build ObliX, I decided to make a development blog about it. To be able to present and discuss…