I have just bought the ArduPilot Mega 2560 Full Kit... plus the Triple Axis Magnetometer HMC5883L. I should have it built over the weekend.. then i'm off to a my mates machine shop, and i'll make the splitter plate for the lower frame onto which i am going to fit the Ardupilot. the magnetometer i'll put on the tail as suggested. I am going to use my X-cell Razor 600E. For those that dont know its around the 50 size nitro heli.
Do i need to buy any other sensors i.e. the Sonar... i can fly a helicopter all day long but this is my first time flying one with stabilisation so any tips would be gratefully appreciated.
If this works well then i am going to try and use it on my x-cell gasser. i can get up to 20 minute flights with this. But i think for the time being a battery 600 is the way to go.
i'll post some pictures when i have it all together.
I have finished the build manual, i have checked it over, but there may be some things i need to add, delete or change. Hopefully it might help others.
There is a lot of Invaluable info on other discussions, blogs and forums on DIY Drones. Read as much as you can. I did and spoke to other members here.
Build Manual and small video some of the formatting has gone array, i'll clean it up soon
Thank you Malcolm. I have requested permission to view the document and I am looking forward to seeing it. By the way, I reread your response from the other day and I hope I did not give you the impression I was stating that your information was all over the place. On the contrary. Your information has been very helpful and I am grateful that you have taken the time to share it with us.
That's good news. The link works now. I was getting some kind of permissions error, but I can access it now, so I off to read your material. I'll be in touch. Thanks.